After the Supreme Court handed down their decisions regarding same-sex marriage, it opened the floodgates and resulted in an outpouring of overjoyed positivity as well as homophobic hatred and other forms of vitriol masked in the name of religion (June 27, "Court ruling called historic"). The logic behind many of the objections associated with these decisions confuses me to say the least.
I'm consumed in the act of wondering why so many people worry about something that does not affect them. They devote considerable amounts of time, money, and passionate, persuasive speeches to a cause that involves a lifestyle they have never made an effort to know. Perhaps these efforts could be focused on more productive causes rather than the oppression of civil rights.
We can't speculate on the effects of same-sex marriage on our society until it's applied on a nationwide scale. The same goes for the idea of same-sex couples raising children together. Same-sex couples have been raising children for a long time and the results have been no different than what heterosexual couples encounter. We all must admit that the heterosexual model of parenting is not exactly flawless either.
I've heard that if same-sex marriage is legalized on a national scale, the country is going to go "downhill in a hurry" or "incur God's wrath" at any moment. The last time I checked, God is loving figure regardless of the religion that's being practiced. I have a hard time believing that he would approve of people speaking for him and calling the bond between two loving adults "an abomination."
I saw clips of the Celebration of Marriage rally that took place in Salt Lake City a couple days ago. It made me sick to see so many people in the same room supporting what could best be described as an outdated idea. The definition of marriage is changing with the times and it will be a sad day when so many people realize they are on the wrong side of history.
I am just at a loss for words when it comes to people wanting to prevent other people from being happy.