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I've been reading about New York passing the same sex marriage bill. What really bothers me is the process. I'm not against gay people. All people have dignity. I don't agree with same sex marriage, but that's not what disturbs me about the states that are passing same sex marriage.
What disturbs me is that it's not the will of the people.
That's one big, fat reason, to oppose the same sex marriage bill. Others could be Genesis 2: 24, and the Catechism Article 7, 1604. But I don't have to quote anything religious. It's just not right for state legislatures to oppose the will of their constituents and vote on redefining traditional marriage. Marriage! The backbone of civilization! The state is changing society. It is trying to redefine traditional families. How do you define social engineering?
Why don't politicians put the question of same-sex marriage on the ballot? It's not put to the people because same-sex marriage would never pass. So why do the state legislatures vote it in?
The Huffington Post states that well-funded gay-rights supporters helped pass the same sex bill.
"The passage of historic legislation legalizing same sex marriage in the state of New York last Friday was owed in large part to a compelling political motivator: money."
Remember this, everyone. Your representatives are not representing you. They vote where the money is.
VOTE THEM OUT.
Laws regarding same-sex partnerships in the United States
Unions granting rights similar to marriage1,2
Legislation granting limited/enumerated rights1
Same-sex marriages performed elsewhere recognized1
No specific prohibition or recognition of same-sex marriages or unions
Statute bans same-sex marriage
Constitution bans same-sex marriage
Constitution bans same-sex marriage and some or all other kinds of same-sex unions
1May include recent laws or court decisions which have created legal recognition of same-sex relationships, but which have not entered into effect yet.
2Same-sex marriage laws in California are complicated;