Please God... help me to understand why using such an emotionally charged term persists??? Each time I see or hear the "gay marriage" debate it annoys me to see the polarity among people who are usually loving, caring, tolerant...
In my view there is far more likely-hood of achieving a consensus of support for the legal recognition of same sex couples by the government. As I see it the underlying issue is about spousal rights that already devolve to partners in opposite sex couples but not to partners in same sex couples; like survivor benefits... The issue has taken on a life of it's own and become a grand Theosophical debate, and all because using the word "marriage" gets emotional attention.
The haters will hate regardless, and their flocks will follow if there is a strong emotional hook and an identifiable enemy. Let's all pray that the emotional hook be removed and the haters lose their wider following.
Happy to be a recovering survivor. :-)
Continuing to meet more of my fellows as I "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny". My Story, 1st pass