So of the reasons that misinformed people oppose gay marriage....

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    Aug 06, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    The idea that the children of gay parents, natural, surrogate, and adopted, are more likely to be homosexual is different from the other reasons to me.

    We know that our marriages will not impact heterosexual marriages. We know that gay parents are just as good as straight parents. We know that children of gay parents are just as likely to be gay/straight as the children of straight parents.

    But to that last reason I can't help but think so what?

    To me it feels that if I have to demand you [ a heterosexual ] know that my children are not any more likely to be gay than yours I am admitting that an increased possibility of other-sexuality in my offspring is unfavorable. Wouldn't I then be embracing the notion, that dates back to the old testament, that my existence is less favorable? While it is a moot point, well to me all the reasons are moot points, having to defend this truth seems counterintuitive towards obtaining real integration into American life.

    Perhaps it is a widely accepted fact that if parents could choose the orientation of their child, they would choose heterosexual, but must I also accept that as my own belief to prove I deserve the right to enjoy marriage and have a family?
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    Aug 06, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    I see where you're going.

    Think of it this way, though. That child is not going to be influenced to be gay OR straight by their parents. Sexual orientation is genetic, or at least the predisposition same-sex attraction is.

    I would ask them if they'd be worried about opposite-sex parents who bicker and fight in front of their children turning them off of the idea of the family unit.
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    Aug 06, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    When you have been married for 20 years then let's talk about the value of mimicking heterosexual behavior.
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidWhen you have been married for 20 years then let's talk about the value of mimicking heterosexual behavior.


    Being in a 20 year relationship, I can relate to that. We still after all that time have no want of the heterosexual institution of "marrage" Nor do wee seek benefits for our long term relationship, and down here in Oz if we declared ourselves in a de facto relationships, we would get good tax breaks too. That will never happen as our relationship has never been about receiving benefits; where is the love in that?