ATM, 8 for, 10 against, 15 neutral.
Funny, I guess the “Its only a name…” one is a neutral. When I first was picking which one to choose I thought that the “it’s only a name” thing was trying to dismiss the religious right’s objection to marriage being applied to same-sex unions. Anybody else have that misconception (because, if Occams made the poll, Occams interpretation of said poll is correct). I wonder if it is actually 13 for, 10 against and 10 neutral, due to others misreading the intent of that option (as a kind of duplicate for “Why not?”).
For me personally? Why the hell not? I started a sh!tstorm on facebook a while ago by asking how gay marriage is harmful to heterosexual marriage. The answers ranged from “just cause” to “I’ll have to teach that gay is good” to “because then people will marry animals” nonsense to “your marriage is a sham”.
I said it there and I’ll say it again: Gay marriage will not in any way harm my (straight) marriage. The only individuals capable of messing up my marriage happen to be heterosexual (i.e. me and my wife). In the absence of any evidence of harm, calls to “tradition” or worry about future, possible, tangentially-related legislation are not reasons to deny a freedom to a group of people.
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