Personally, I do have a problem with gays being married. Civil unions, I am ok with. But marriage should be between a male and female.
1. It's morally wrong, reflecting the erosion of society's morals
2. Same sex marriages can't produce children without artificial means
3. It will lead to polygamy, beastiality, and legal pedophilia
Note that none of these are rational arguments. (1) relies upon morality, not logic, and morality almost certainly derived from religion; (2) is not a condition for opposite sex marriages and, therefore, cannot be made for same sex ones; (3) is the slippery slope fallacy that represents opinion, not fact.
Of course traditional marriage as it has become today has enough problems on its own that question its "sanctity", but that needn't affect the current debate.
Now, how about the other side. If civil unions offer the exact same benefits and legal protections as marriage, then how is the desire to have your union sanctified as a "marriage" anything more than an emotional need for acceptance or affirmation of "normalcy"?
Two of your bullet points are aimed at me.
#1. I actually think the way this is going morals will decline, this is not emotional but practical. Todays youth do not display the respect of my youths youth ;) . I dont know about you, but if when I was in school(government school) and they made us read and study books like the Prince and the Prince, like they are doing now, I would have grown up stupid! And quite possibley thinking that it was the right thing to try being gay. My era new better.
#2. I stand behind this one, it is proven that a man and a man or a woman and woman cannot procreate, so it follows that gay marriages will not further humanity. But it will lead to anarchy.
#3. When you open the door a crack for the liibs , they will advocate anything. Think NAMBLA, and I dont know the acronym for the beast lovers.
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