One of the common slogans that are being proclaimed in today’s society from the proponents of homosexual marriage is: “We are fighting for marriage equality.” Based on this slogan, all who have stances against homosexual marriage are said to be against marriage equality and equal rights.
There are many problems with this slogan that proponents of homosexuality use. I will mention a few:
- They are not for marriage equality. No matter how many times they may say they are for equality in marriage, they are not. You cannot consistently hold this view. Everyone, including proponents of homosexual marriage, DO NOT want marriage equality. Why is this? Everyone will draw the line somewhere. Everyone will say about a certain group of people, “They should not be allowed to get married.” Everyone excludes someone. You may say, “no I don’t. Everyone should be able to marry anyone that they love.” If you say this, you really haven’t thought it through. If you want marriage equality, do you want equality for those who desire bisexual marriage (the ability to marry a man and a woman)? Do you approve of polygamous marriages? Do you approve of a man marrying a five year old child? Do you approve of a woman marrying her dog? If you would say no to any of these, why? Why do you make an arbitrary disctinction and lift up your relationship desire above others? It is because you do NOT really believe in marriage equality. You just want justification for the relationship that you are currently in. That’s it. You have no logical reason to exclude these other relationships I have mentioned if you are for marriage equality.
- We already have marriage equality. Everyone is already able to get married to someone of the opposite sex. We all have this same, equal right. Instead, what proponents for homosexual marriage are fighting for is MORE rights than everyone else.
- Marriage “redefinition” does not equal marriage “equality.” What proponents are really fighting for is the redefinition of marriage, not marriage equality. The word “marriage” has always been defined as ‘a committed relationship between a man and his wife that is sanctioned by God.’ Their desire to redefine what ”marriage” is shows that they don’t want equality. They don’t want marriage as every other person is able to have it. They want something different; rights beyond what we all currently have.