BJ's BLOG 09/26/11 "Gay Marriage"
Last Friday during Listeners on the Loose, Doug called in to talk about why he thinks homosexuals shouldn’t get married.
Earlier in the week we had a caller admit he was in the military, he was gay, and he married a lesbian in order to get extra money and benefits. During this conversation I stated that I don’t understand why gay marriage isn’t legal; it doesn’t affect my life in any way, shape or form so why should I care?
Well, Doug said that I should care and that one of the reasons why homosexuals are not allowed to get married is because of the marriage fraud that some are already committing would increase if they could marry each other.
That’s a stupid reason for why gay people shouldn’t get married; do you have any idea how many fraud marriages are in the military with heterosexual couples?
Doug was basically saying he didn’t want gay people to have the same rights as hetero people because of the small minority who would cheat the system.
The constitution and the founding fathers were never about punishing the majority for the actions of a minority, and by saying that homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to wed because of the few who would commit fraud is going against our constitution.
This is what people like Doug don’t understand. By telling someone they can’t get married to the person they love, regardless of gender, is taking away their constitutional right to peruse their life, liberty and happiness.
Doug was just another fear monger who, like so many people in this country, shoot off their mouth and don’t realize how they screw over other people in this country with their stupid opinions.