Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gay Marriage Opponents Have Lost
by Brig Bagley
14 October 2014
In a recent debate, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council went against SSM advocate Ted Olson. Perkins stated that the two primary arguments against SSM are (1) Marriage is about children, for which gays cannot naturally produce, and (2) SSM is a slippery slope to polygamy or other alternative unions. Olson argued that marriage has been ruled in court to be a fundamental right between two people. In response, Perkins insisted that it can't be because it isn't "normal".
It appears that because anti-gay people don't think it's "normal" to be gay or in a homosexual relationship, that such should be illegal. But since a religious belief or a personal belief (for that is where this idea originates), it cannot be legislated.
There is no concrete evidence that homosexual relationships affect heterosexual ones. Nor are there studies that state that gay parents are less capable of raising children. Finally, legalizing or condoning homosexuality does not encourage or create any more frequently than homosexuals than the current rate.
Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/10/13/why-gay-marriage-opponents-have-lost/