The financial aspect is a large part of it.
But another large part of it is the further destruction of traditional American and Judeo-Christian morality.
The statists hate religion and especially Christianity.
In this, many of the homosexuals are the pawns of the hardcore statists that are using the homosexual ‘cause’ to further the destruction of America. Some are aware, some are not.
Regardless, the issue is another bullet in the chest of America.
If this passes, polygamists will have a case. So will males who want to marry male cousins and brothers, and females who want to female cousins and sisters.
Remember that their argument is flawed. Before same-sex marriage, we ALL lived with the same restrictions when it came to marriage. Heterosexuals could only marry people of the opposite sex and who were legally able and consented.
Homosexuals have not been barred from marriage and they were under the same ‘rights’ and ‘restrictions’ as everyone else.
Now they are asking for EXTRA rights. In addition to being able to marry members of the opposite sex, they want to be able to marry people of the same sex.
They claim this will not cause a slippery slope.
But if there are no restrictions on marriage, then there are NO restrictions on marriage.
The homosexuals want the finances, yes, but they approach homosexual ‘rights’ the same way Obammie the Commie approaches the economy: they both want to punish the living hell out of their opponents. Winning is not enough. They want to bash our heads into the sidewalk like the drug-dealing gang-baning punk Trayvon did to Zimmerman.
And they want US to apologize to THEM for ever having opposed them.
There are many arguments that can be made about this issue, but for me the biggest one is that it impinges upon the First Amendment rights of free exercise of religion. If gay marriage is found constitutional that how can any pastor of any church refuse to marry gays or hold gay marriages in their churches? The same would be true of any religious person who has a bakery or a photography business, etc. They will be accused of discrimination and this will open the door to all kinds of lawsuits. The right to object to being forced to do something based on the exercise of individual conscience will be gone. And even if it survives, the amount of money it will take these people to defend themselves will put them out of business. Can you imagine how the Moslems will react to this kind of thing?
As a Christian, I believe homosexuality is wrong. I also believe that those who claim they were born that way, probably were, but are suffering from a neurological condition like seizures, etc. for which science should find a cure/treatment. That is not to say that homosexuality is not a lifestyle choice, it absolutely is. One makes a conscious choice to engage in homosexual acts just like one chooses to engage in heterosexual acts.
I also believe that an individual has an inherent right to decide:
- whom they want to make medical decisions for them
- to whom they want to leave their earthly belongings
and that the courts should enforce such decisions provided a legal instrument exists documenting said decisions. Parents and siblings should not be able to interfere.
However, I do not believe homosexuals should be able to adopt children or that private business should be required to insure a gay employee’s designated “life partner.” Let capitalism work as intended - homosexual “couples” should be able to purchase health/life insurance if an insurance company is willing to insure them.
Then I'm gonna sue to marry my cat and claim him as a dependent as he can't find a job and help support us. Also will demand disability payments because he doesn't have a normal IQ.