William Blent challenged readers in yesterday’s Camera letters to the editor to “give a rational and factual argument against same-sex marriage that is not based on religious beliefs and can’t be equally applied to some opposite-sex marriages.”
Let me give you a hint. He won’t take arguments that marriage is for having children, that children do better with heterosexual parents, and that religions would be forced to accept behavior they consider immoral.
Blent attempted to shoots those down. Likewise, he ignored the fact that centuries of history uphold heterosexual marriage and the resulting family as the most basic building block of strong societies and nations.
I have a counter-challenge for same-sex marriage proponents. Give me rational and factual argument as to why same-sex marriage should be legalized. Also, since it would be the newcomer in history, society deserves an explanation as to its potential effects positive or negative.
Acceptable arguments face constraints, too. Though I believe marriage should be defined as a union between only one man and one woman, I won’t take any arguments that don’t apply equally to polygamous marriage. If you cannot do this, take the next course. Explain why government should recognize same-sex marriage without recognizing polygamous marriage.