Monday, July 17, 2006

Arguments against Gay Marriage

I received the following list of sarcastic reasons why gay marriage should be banned from a good friend in Chapel Hill. I wish I knew who wrote this list...if anyone can claim authorship, please tell me. The list arrived unattributed to anyone. However, despite the lack of recognition for the original author, this list is too well stated to go without distribution. Perhaps it will make people think a bit more about the "real" arguments for and against gay marriage.


  • Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

  • Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

  • Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

  • Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

  • Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

  • Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

  • Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

  • Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

  • Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

  • Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...(or the internet and blogs...)


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1 Comments:

Blogger Paul Decelles said...

What a hoot! Unfortunately uncomfortaly close to the arguments we hear all the time.

7/17/2006 05:40:00 PM  

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