“About time” to deny basic human rights to a group of Americans?
Before I talk about the marriage of homosexuals, I want to make this point completely clear. The morality of homosexuality is not up for debate in this post. The argument is a moot point. I will be talking only about marriage between homosexuals.
I am totally against gay “marriage.” I use marriage in quotations because marriage is between a man and a woman, not two members of the same sex. If a homosexual couple wants to make a life long commitment to each other then I have no problem with that as long as it follows certain guidelines.
First, counties would no longer issue marriage certificates to any couple. Instead, they would issue certificates of civil union. This would afford the same basic rights to a couple, heterosexual or homosexual. The couple could then elect to have a religious ceremony according to their beliefs. If the couple does decide to have a ceremony according to their faith and receive a marriage certificate issued to them by the authority that performed the ceremony.
This would be the only method of union I would agree with for homosexuals. Marriage is a holy sacrament and it should remain that way. Anything else I would be completely opposed to.