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SC ruling for Homosexuals
I've had this notion for a while and im seeing that its a trend among liberal (in the truest sense of the word) minded people. in light of the current supreme court ruling over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, i think that it is a good time to discuss such matters.
This is my notion: the government should have nothing to do with marriage. First off, i will start by saying that I am a firm believer in the Lord and I love Christ with everything I got. the most consistent political stance i can take on marriage in light of my faith is that the government should not hold any sort of authority over this union between two people. Republican christian conservatives love to toot the "traditional marriage" card. but that is malarky. the government issuing marriage licenses to be recognized by the state has NOTHING to do with traditional marriage.
the gov't should neither outlaw nor legalize gay marriage. it should neither outlaw nor legalize heterosexual marriage. This whole fight that most homosexual rights groups are battling against is absurd. they want to be recognized the same as heterosexual couples right? well what does that mean? it means simply that they want the same benefits FROM THE GOV'T that heterosexual partners have. they want the tax benefit, legal, medical all that stuff. It has NOTHING to do with the actual relationship between two people. Think about it. what are they really fighting for? they want to cohabitate? they can. they want to adopt? they can. they want to have sex? they can. They want to break up? they can. they can physically do everything a heterosexual couple can do only difference is, they aren't getting the same gov't benefits.
I just wanted to clear that up. All that talk about homosexual marriage being linked to interracial marriage is garbage. nothing about being homosexual is illegal like interracial marriages were.
now that we have the context clear, we can discuss how the govt is the problem between all this, as is most often the case.
Marriage is a covenant before God between two people. That's all it is. a covenant, a promise. it does not need to be certified by the gov't in order for it to be "official."
Obviously, a lot of people will not agree that marriage is a covenant before God and that's fine, i can understand that. but to all those who want to get married, just do it. atheists can set up their own methods of marrying two people, so can Jews, Muslims, Mormons ect. If you don't want to do it in a church, figure out some other method and do it yourself in whatever group you belong to.
regarding divorce and all that messy stuff with financial assets and kids, the courts are still a viable option for all that, just without all this messy red tape and legal restrictions that occur presently. sign prenups if you want or just dont get divorced. we do not need the government to say who is legitimately married or who isn't. We give way too much power to the gov't and we need to take it back. Individual rights are the anthem of classical liberals and this is what i propose.
Now, i do not approve or vote for any other type of marriage that does not occur before God, but you don't need my approval. just because i dont agree with you does not mean i am going to try to intimidate you through any means in order to impose my will upon you.
Govt is force. when you resist the gov't, violence occurs. Laws are the justification for future violence against those who dissent. if you vouch for any law, bear in mind that you are enacting force against all others to comply (this is why Rule of Law is necessary). This is not traditional marriage and this most certainly is not the Will of God.
Last edited by gveliopoulos; 06-26-2013 at 02:29 PM.