Continue Reading. Should they be allowed to marry? Thank you for reducing the love I have for my long-term partner to friendship, incest or bestiality. Some have just not been exposed to the right arguments, and so I will demonstrate here that each anti-gay marriage argument ultimately serves to oppress or imply the lesser status of the minority of which I am a part. The same is said even about domestic partnership laws which would give same-sex partners a few of the same basic rights as married couples. Opposition to equal civil rights for gays comes in many forms.
However, thus far conservatives have failed to explain how or why treating gays like fully equal citizens and human beings is incompatible with anyone's religious liberty.
Since when did the preservation of religious rights require treating minorities like second-class citizens? Where does that leave people who are not quite either male or female - at least according to the definitions ordinarily employed? This means that gay marriage amounts to a form a sacrilege, not to mention an intrusion of the state into a religious matter. The most simplistic argument against gay marriage is to look at a dictionary.
Indeed, if it weren't for the idea that marriage is sacred, it seems unlikely that ongoing debate would be as rancorous as it is.