Popular debate across the country comes to the forefront – again- when GOP candidate, Rick Santorum, gets booed off stage by some college students in Concord, New Hampshire:
I never really understood what the beef is when it comes to legalizing gay marriage. Maybe it is because I am not gay and I have no idea what it would feel like if others did not legally accept who I want to marry ….but to tell you truth, even if I was confronted with the fact that others around me would not accept my hetrosexual partner for various reasons that I did not agree with – that wouldn’t stop me from marrying him.
I’m not really getting what the paper from the Justice of the Peace does to validate someone’s love for another. And – as far as legalizing gay marriage, isn’t Santorum’s argument a legitimately good one? If you allow any other type of union to legally be considered a traditional marriage – besides a traditional marriage, then where does the buck stop.
Can’t the argument that everyone has a right to be LEGALLY married to whom they want to be married to extend to ridiculous directions? Let’s not kid ourselves. We have seen and heard about crazy things that people say and do and if there is an available argument to use to justify behavior that may seem crazy to the general public, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be used. And – furthermore, if the argument is considered a valid one and laws are accordingly changed …..we all know that all it takes in this country is a good lawyer and 12 people who believe in equality for all to validate something like polygamy – and who knows what else is in the minds of people.
I just want to make it clear that I don’t care who marries who or what marries what. That is not my business. I will do what I think is right for me and I have no opinion as to what is right for someone else….but, as far as forcing it down the throats of everyone and creating a legal ruckus – that in my opinion, is the same as someone butting into someone else’s business and telling them who they should and shouldn’t marry. If you make something public – then the public is involved. Cause and effect. Action and consequence.