We are being told that it does not matter how we feel about marriage, but that it is wrong to take away someone else's rights--equality for all is more important. Is this really what is happening if Prop. 8 passes?
What right is being taken away and what do we mean by equality?
That every citizen should be able to marry who they love?
That sounds fair, but is it just and is it right? Should there be absolutely no limits to marriage, so long as you love the other person?
It is NOT a fundamental right to marry who you love.
It IS a fundamental right to marry who you choose IF your choice conforms to the legal limits placed on marriage.
These limits on marriage protect children and are for the good of society. The limit to opposite-sex couples is only one of those limits. Consider, for example,
the age limit -- you have to be 18 to get married
the limit to 2 persons--you can only marry one other person
the prohibition of incestuous relationships--you cannot marry a close relative
WHY are these limits in place? Are they unfairly discriminatory?
If you really believe in equality for all NO MATTER WHAT your personal beliefs about marriage are, then why should we not remove ALL the limits on marriage? Think about it.
Limiting marriage has nothing to do with equality, but it has EVERYTHING to do with what is considered right, moral, and permissible in society. That is why we have legal limits on marriage. It matters very much what your beliefs on marriage are.
This is NOT about equality, it’s about what is right.
What do YOU think is right? Please vote according to your conscience and your moral beliefs regarding marriage. It’s the right thing to do.
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