A very interesting take . . . .
I think there are some very valid points raised within the article I have included in this post. But . . .
AS IF the state (the government) legitimizes marriage in some way. The state does not do that. The Catholic Church legitimizes a union through the sacrament of marriage. The covenant is established.
2) The ball is rolling on legalizing same-sex marriage and I do not see it pausing to ponder the points in the article. Perhaps I am a wee bit cynical.
3) I do believe that most gay couples (that I know) are most concerned with health insurance and other benefits. I can't tell you how many people bring this up! Do you get the same feedback?
The gay people I talk to feel they should have the same legal rights to their partner's health benefits and pension and life insurance benefits in the case of a partner's death.
I get the feeling that they are trying to get at those benefits via a legal marriage contract.
4) That is not the reason for marriage! I guess I should let you read the article!
Gay Marriage: Even Liberals Know It's Badby Frank Turek @ Townhall.com
Why not legalize same-sex marriage? Who could it possibly hurt? Children and the rest of society. That’s the conclusion of David Blankenhorn, who is anything but an anti-gay “bigot.” He is a life-long, pro-gay, liberal democrat who disagrees with the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexual behavior. Despite this, Blankenhorn makes a powerful case against Same-Sex marriage in his book, The Future of Marriage.