26 Feb 07
Yes, why not? To me the basis of the marriage is love. If two persons love themselves and want to marry, why not to marry them? I'm Italian and here in my country in this period there is a mess because some politicians have proposed to create a sort of marriage (not a real marriage) something like the "pacs" in France (but pacs is better than the Italian union called "Dico"), but the pope, the bishops and the Church are doing a terrible mess because they don't want this kind of legalization. Why? They answer that God doesn't want. Can you understand? God doesn't want and we don't marry gays. That's incredible! And when God told this to the pope? Maybe He called him a pair of days ago.... who knows.... what a sad country, my country.... genuflected to Vatican's orders....
24 Feb 07
It was legalized in Canada in 2005 and the sky hasn't fallen yet. Of course it should be legalized. I think it's funny, as long as people are willing to call them "civil unions", it's fine. But use the word "marriage" and everybody's up in arms. What it comes down to is ownership of the word marriage. Straight people don't want to share that word because they might have to suddenly admit that gay people are just like them. Who is going to be hurt by gay people getting married? Gay couples should be afforded the same rights, protections and responsibilities as straight people. Gay people should be allowed in emergency rooms and treated as family when their partner falls sick. Gay people should receive survivor benefits when their loved one passes away. I can't believe we've come this far as a human race and this is still an issue. I tend to wonder if the only reason why people have turned to homosexuality as the great big boogy man is because it's no longer politically correct to bash black people.