Do you support gay marriage?
Yes, yes I do. I support it whole-heartedly, I was very proud when Canada passed a law making same-sex marriage legal, I hope our new Prime Minister doesn't try to reverse that decision.
Is your belief moral, social or practical? Would you feel the same way if there were absolutely no religious influence on the matter pro or con?
It's a social and practical belief for me, religion has no bearing on it whatsoever. And if there was no religious influence on the matter, there would be no debates on whether or not it should be legal. In my opinion, religion is why people thing homosexuality is wrong in the first place.
Regardless of your belief, does every adult have a fundimental right to marry anyone of his or her choosing, regardless of gender?
Yes, I think everyone has the right to fall in love and marry the person of their choosing, regardless of their gender. I don't think anyone has the right to tell a person who they can love and who they can't, or who they can marry and who they can't. If I can fall in love with a man and get married, why can't another girl fall in love with a girl and get married?? It's still love, no matter what, and I think it should be a basic human freedom to marry whoever you want to. And if the churches aren't comfortable with performing same-sex marriage, fine, make it legal anyway and hold the marriage ceremonies at city hall. If religion is the problem, keep religion out of it.
And for those of you out there who think same-sex marriage and homosexuality are wrong, put yourself in that situation. Most homophobes and opponents are straight, am I right?? That means that the issue of same-sex marriage doesn't affect them, so banning it doesn't interfere with their lives. If you oppose same-sex marriage, think about how you'd feel if you were in a gay couple's shoes and were forbidden from getting married. How would you feel if you couldn't marry the person that you loved and wanted to spend the rest of your life with?? How would you feel if everyone told you that it was wrong to love and marry that person?? I have gay friends and it breaks my heart to think that someone could tell them that they're not allowed to get married, I was so proud of my country when we passed a law making same-sex marriage legal. Right now, I am a very proud Canadian.
You wouldn't like it very well if someone said that you couldn't get married, so how can you tell another couple that they can't get married, just because they're both of the same gender?? If someone made it illegal for heterosexual couples to get married, there would be public outcry and riots in the streets, and yet we can say that homosexual couples can't get married and expect everyone to be happy with it. The world is full of hypocrites.
If a couple is in love and the two are devoted to each other, let them get married, regardless of their sexual orientation. What happens in their bedroom is nobody's business but their own. And besides, heterosexual marriages aren't working out too well now anyway, the divorce rate is 50%, maybe it's time to let homosexuals try it out, I bet they'll be more successful than us heterosexuals.