Here's an 'idea' . . .
Over in in California there has been movement to legalize same sex marriages. And with it a move to place (once again) legalizing it (or not) on this November's ballot. Here are a few thoughts from MY mind and beliefs -
While I personally am not against same sex 'marriages, we already have that, it is called 'Domestic Partnerships. All the same tax breaks and divorce rights without the title 'Married', but let us say this does pass, after all the main argument I have heard/read is that since the parties are consenting adults, what is the harm? I agree, if it isn't hurting me or isn't directly effecting ME, why should I care? I won't, for the purposes of this 'argument' bring religion into it, just stick with the laws of the land and the opinions I have heard/read.
So, as consenting adults, two people of the same sex SHOULD be allowed to marry! After all, it is between adults, right? So, while we are at it, if someone has three or FORTY women that are all adults and all want to marry one man, that should also be allowed as well. It isn't hurting anyone else, right? What about two closely (brother and sister) decide they are really in love with each other, once they reach 18, they too should be allowed to marry, right? What about if the parents child, once that age of consent is reached, decides to marry their parent, it is between adults, right, no harm no foul, as the saying goes.
Now, let's take that a little further, since this country 'loves' to allow foreign cultures to 'dictate' what is right and not in this country, since some cultures allow the very young to marry, why not here? Pretty sure I saw a documentary about a young woman in Afghanistan that was married off at the ripe old age of 11 to a man old enough to be her great grand father, and she was just one of MANY wives! Should we start that practice here as well?
Where do we draw the line? I read somewhere that some of the Great Apes (Chimps, Baboons, Gorilla's etc) have the same capacity of love that humans do, what if someone fell in love with a Chimpanzee? Would they be allowed marriage rights if they could 'prove' the love went both ways? Where do we draw the line, and do we even have the right to DRAW that line?
As I said before, I won't bring religion into my argument, because, as you can read, I don't think I needed to. However, feel free to fire that first shot, just remember; I did not! I could have, perhaps I should have, but I did not.
What are YOUR thoughts?