Debunking the argument against gay marriage (Carolinian)
I want to start with this quote by Representative Rich Anderson (R) of the Iowa House of Representatives. This quote is in regards to his support for the repeal of gay marriage in Iowa. "[Heterosexual couples] can create children accidentally. That's the issue. It's not about love. It's not about romance. It's about driving state policy toward responsible procreation."
Let me break this illogic down in to several points.
Gays and Lesbians cannot accidently create children, so they should not marry. So children must be a product of a sexual union for said union to be called marriage with all the state and federal perks included. Well, what about infertile couples? They obviously cannot conceive naturally let alone accidently. Should we let them marry knowing full well they cannot responsibly procreate? What about straight couples who conceived with fertility treatments that can also be used by gay and lesbian couples? Those children are not accidents either. What about adoption? Where do we draw the line for how someone can be a parent, and thus who can marry?
Complete article at Carolinian : http://bit.ly/fFP7Xe