Sunday, 3 February 2013
I'm sorry if this seems preachy but I had to say something.
Are people aware of this petition? http://c4m.org.uk/
Personally, I find it quite ridiculous, with small-minded, bigoted arguments. One of their hilariously bizarre reasonings is that legalising same-sex marriage is only one step away from legalising polygamy. They refer to non-same-sex couple as 'the rest of us', just furthering this horrendous divide based purely on a difference between sexuality.
They also argue that 'Marriage reflects the complementary natures of men and women', but why on earth should relationships be defined only by gender? Surely divorce statistics already prove this wrong. A relationship is a joining of two people whose personalities complement each other, along with their preferences, opinions, and so much more, not because they're a man and a woman.
'The evidence shows that children do best with a married mother and a father.' - What evidence is this? This argument not only debases families with same-sex parents as is their aim, but single parent families, divorced families, widowed families - are they really attempting to say that in contemporary society, children will only do well if their mother and father are married? Because to me that seems very outdated and pretty backwards by all accounts.
'It's not discriminatory to support traditional marriage.' - Yes, actually. It pretty much is. I don't understand how, in this day and age, a movement towards equal rights is still being protested against.
I apologise if you find my comments offensive, and as they point out 'People should not feel pressurised to go along with same-sex marriage just because of political correctness. They should be free to express their views.' But surely the arguments for same-sex marriage are rooted in much more that 'political correctness'.
I aware this is a very long post and quite ranty, but I hope you appreciate that something has to be said against these old-fashioned and frankly offensive arguments.