Why oh why are people so opposed to gay people marrying? The most common arguement comes from the religious right who consistently use biblical verses to fight against Gay Marriage saying that God is opposed to Gay Marriage and then they begin to quote scripture, but I have a question and let me preface this by saying that I am by no means atheist. I do believe in a higher power, but I am not a hyporcrite when it comes to religion like so many are.
Now these same religious right peeps who use the bible as their main tool in fighting gay marriage tend to forget or not pay attention to some of the bible's more controversial verses...
Timothy 2:12 - States do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man and that she must remain silent. Soooo...women arent suppose to be teachers?? and must remain silent?? Im all for that second part when Im watching football...but why arent bible thumpers enforcing that?
Samuel 15:3 says- Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. Im no genius but that sounds a lot like genocide. So the bible advocates genocide too??
Thats just 2 verses, Im far too lazy to look for more verses. So why else should gay marriage be legalized? Well anybody that has been paying attention to the news knows that our state is in a financial mess. So how much is a marriage license? $45-$84 in California depending on the county. Now multiply that by how many would get one. Now add to that all of the rentals, florists, tuxes, dresses, limos etc. that would be bought and rented. All of that is sales tax people!
Let me conclude this by saying I am not Gay and personally could careless about this issue, except for the fact that I'd like to see our state get out of the mess that it's in and this is one way to do it that doesnt raise taxes which is what that asshole Jerry Brown wants to do!!