Let us back up and ask a more fundamental question:
Who is supposed to be the primary beneficiary of marriage?
For thousands of years across many cultures, marriages were frequently arranged by the parents of those to be married. How could the parents know what was in the best interest of their children?
Because marriage was never about the people getting married. It was about the CHILDREN that marriage produced. People have known instinctively for thousands of years, and modern studies have confirmed it, that children do best, on average, when raised in a home with a mother and father. Ideally a father and mother who is blood related to them.
Take out the issue of gay marriage, what do researchers find when gay marriage is not in the picture?
Children raised by single parents, on average, do worse than children raised by a married mother and father.
Children raised by divorced heterosexual parents, on average, do worse than children raised by a married mother and father.
Children raised by heterosexual adoptive parents, on average, do worse than children raised by a blood related mother and father. (Adoption is not the same as surrogacy. Adoption seeks to make the most of a bad situation, surrogacy seeks to create that bad situation.)
Children raised by heterosexual parents who got them via egg or sperm donation and is unrelated to one of the parents, on average, do worse than children raised by a blood related mother and father.
Then SUDDENLY, gay marriage comes into the picture and it's "children raised by gay parents turn out just as good as heterosexual parents". That is obviously false, since how else do gay "parents" get their children except by divorce, buying them via surrogacy, or adoption? Thankfully honest research is starting to come out, exposing this lie for what it is.
Note that the media and the gay lobby only ever shows children who are still dependent on their parents for testimony, they NEVER bring in people who are now adults and financially free of their parents. Ever wonder why that is?
Don't take MY word for it, look at the testimony of adults who were raised by gay parents and DARED speak openly about it and how they are against gay marriage. They have been subject to death threats, lost their jobs, put on "watch lists" for doing nothing more than talking truthfully about their childhood.
Let me repeat that, MANY CHILDREN RAISED BY GAY COUPLES ARE AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE!
Here is Robert Oscar-Lopez, a bisexual man raised by his mother and her lesbian partner.
It’s disturbingly classist and elitist for gay men to think they can love their children unreservedly after treating their surrogate mother like an incubator, or for lesbians to think they can love their children unconditionally after treating their sperm-donor father like a tube of toothpaste.
It’s also racist and condescending for same-sex couples to think they can strong-arm adoption centers into giving them orphans by wielding financial or political clout. An orphan in Asia or in an American inner city has been entrusted to adoption authorities to make the best decision for the child’s life, not to meet a market demand for same-sex couples wanting children. Whatever trauma caused them to be orphans shouldn’t be compounded with the stress of being adopted into a same-sex partnership.
Lastly, it’s harmful to everyone if gay men and lesbians in mixed-orientation marriages with children file for divorce so they can enter same-sex couplings and raise their children with a new homosexual partner while kicking aside the other biological parent. Kids generally want their mom and dad to stop fighting, put aside their differences, and stay together, even if one of them is gay.
Go read the briefs submitted, by Mr. Lopez and the other children of gay parents who are critical of gay marriage, to the supreme court.
Even better, why don't you go read Mr. Lopez's blog and see what people raised by gay parents really think (At least those brave enough to speak out about it.) http://englishmanif.blogspot.c...
Also go check out "Ask the Bigot" who was likewise raised by gay parents and who is against gay marriage. http://askthebigot.com/
Suffice to say, your bigoted support for a culture of child sacrifice on the altar of "equality" will not last. You and I will grow old and eventually die. The special interest money will move elsewhere, and the children raised under the system you are creating will grow up and tear down what you have created.
Stop pretending that you are fighting some noble battle against "the man", the LGBT lobby IS "the man" and has been so for quite some time. (Note that the LGBT lobby is not the same thing as LGBT people, in private you will find quite a few gays and lesbians who do not approve of what is being done in their name.)
First it was easy divorce, abortion, and now gay marriage. The interests and rights of children always sacrificed for the selfishness of adults. In some ways, gay marriage is a good thing because it will eventually bring about the end of all three. An entire generation of children bought and sold like cattle via surrogacy, the divorce courts, and adoption. Denied their rights to a mother and father. Denied their right to know their origins because of anonymous sperm and egg donation. Denied their right to not be bought and sold like cattle. You pro-LGBT folk need to remember that children are humans and that they have their own feelings and hold their own views. One day they are going to be independent of you and free to speak their mind, that should terrify you.
The pro-abortion crowd won a decisive battle in 1973 and has been losing the war ever since. The gay marriage crowd has won a great battle in 2015, but is going to lose for the same reason, because the truth is not on their side.
Am I right? Lets stop back in a few decades and find out.