This is a guest blog.
"Why we should not allow Gay Marriage..."by: Sarah Reid
Yes... I said it...I think the only reason we should not allow gay marriage is if we don't allow straight marriage either.The ONLY argument against gay marriage is a religious one. So if we follow the logic that religion and government do NOT belong together than we should remove the concept of marriage completely from the governmental and legal arena and ONLY ALLOW CIVIL UNIONS FOR ALL.
Let the religious institutions have marriage... Like baptism and bar mitzvah and all of that and in the realm of laws and government only allow civil unions or domestic partnerships FOR EVERYONE but it has to be the same for ALL long term committed relationships.The religious argument is moot anyway...VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 8!!!
Other false arguments against gay marriage:Marriage is a tool for procreation:If this is the case than there should be a rule against infertile people getting married or people who do not want children getting married and if a Couple DOES NOT have children within a set amount of time their marriage should be considered void legally. SECONDLY all people who procreate outside of
marriage should HAVE to be married by the child's first birthday (or some other arbitrary time limit) by law in order to fulfill the "marriage is procreation" ideal.
If we allow gay marriage then why not allow child molestation:First off, the highest percentage of folks who molest and rape children(roughly 98%) are not only male but self- defined as straight. The rest are dominated by straight females. So if you look at the fact that roughly10% of the population is gay than you would think that 10% of molestation would be by gays but this is simply NOT THE CASE. Less than .08% of child molestation cases are done by gay men or women. (hence why I tell my folks I would rather have a gay man as a boy scout leader or babysitter than an adamantly straight guy.)Secondly, child molestation is a crime. A child CAN NOT CONSENT to sexual acts. On a legal/Money level, someone under the age of 18 CAN NOT SIGN A LEGAL CONTRACT. That is vastly different than two adults making a contractor commitment to one another.