Friday, November 6, 2009

Why Gay Marriage Shouldn't Be Illegal

31 states have now put up ballot initiatives or propositions to explicitly ban same-sex marriage. In all 31 cases, those measures have passed, disallowing rights to some individuals that are granted to others. Maine was perhaps particularly surprising, due to it being solidly democratic and the 3rd least religious state in the country.

If you haven't read it already, check out my post from January of this year entitled "Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal."

Re-reading it, it might have been better called "Why Gay Marriage Shoult Not be Illegal", as my focus is more on dismantling the various claims made by bigots and fundamentalists...

I'd love to hear any comments on that post, too. Have you heard any other arguments, particularly any that are -- at least on the surface -- not based on religion?

Read it here:
Why Gay Marriage Should be Legal

1 comment:

Delirium said...

I was extremely surprised to hear about Maine. I honestly never hear any arguments other than religious reasons. And it is frustrating. But even more frustrating is that these churches are somehow resonating with people who are undecided. They have so much money backing them, and circulating lies about what would happend if gays were allowed to be married. I'm sure you know all of this. But they are definitely playing on people's discomfort and fears.