Right, so marriage has been a hot topic in the UK the last few days, due to the House of Commons voting on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on Tuesday. Essentially it is a bill that allows anyone getting “married” (currently called a Civil Partnership if you are a gay couple in the UK) to another person to call it a Marriage, it’s slightly more complicated than that, but it shouldn’t really be.
One of the most common arguments I have heard is that Marriage should only be between a man and a women because they are the only two people who can have children.
A. No. Some men and women can’t have children regardless of marriage.
B. Some couples, married or not, have children and then don’t want them.
C. Some same sex couples are a million times better at looking after those unwanted children than heterosexual couples who have had children.
Simply put, if you have to fight for something, like looking after a child, you will respect it and appreciate it a lot more when you have it - this is the same with Marriage.
Love is love, and if you are willing to say to everyone (God(s) included or not - that’s up to you) that you want to love someone exclusively forever, then I say let that person call it what they like; for love, eternal mutual love, is a beautiful thing and no one can argue with that. People who do, don’t know what love is. The image above is a comment to all those who don’t understand that.
You can watch the debate here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-21340781