Men can’t breastfeed and some priests of (seemingly unidentified sexuality) abuse children. Obviously gays and lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to marry.
This level of debate is a joke (though I’m worried about a JUDGE coming out with stuff like this). Gay marriage supporters should surely be able to see off this sort of thing. Not that that’s proof against politically contaminated judgements. Fingers crossed.
Ignoring for the moment that straight men have a higher likelihood of being pedophiles than gay men, it would seem that comparing gays to catholic priests (another group prohibited from marrying) would lead to an obvious conclusion.
Whild children are nice and all, they are NOT the purpose of marriage – there’s no vow to have kids – and many couples – straight or gay – do not have kids.
The State has no control over who has children – straight couples are not tested, licensed or otherwise have to prove to be capable and fit, unless they are adopting.
Children are a sideshow issue that takes away from the real issue of civil liberty and equality.
Catholic preists are not legally barred from marriage, but rather it’s an employment requirement, intended to insure loyalty to the employer over family.
marriage, as far as the state should be concerned, is simply a binding contract between two consenting adults on the sharing of property, profit, and power of attorney. nothing more and certainly nothing less. the gender or sex of the two involved is irrelevant.
In an attempt to be better “adjusted” I tried desperately to get my parents to turn gay. Mum had a go, but lesbianism left a funny taste in her mouth, and dad would have nothing to do with it even though my mate Simon M. offered a “balls deep bl*w job”. And they now wonder why I have issues…
@nina – 100% agree with you – very nicely put. The Fundamentalists,Roman Catholics, the ignorant and the uneducated are using the word children to tug at the heart strings of weak minded people and manipulate them. Gays and priests are not the same. Gays are not pedophiles they make good parents and look after their children well.