Gay Marriages

A hot topic of discussion in the media these days is the issue of, should gay men be allowed to marry other gay men.

By Harvey Tobkes

Because of my background and personal code of morality, I was, until recently, firmly against this.

However I am wavering and changing my opinion so now I feel 50% in favor and 50% against, as I am still a bit on the fence.

I cannot tolerate homosexuals who are flaming, feminized flirts with all the characteristics of the opposite sex and sometimes even simulating days of PMS (Pre-Menstrual- Stress) syndrome.

On the other hand, I have known gay people who were conventional in their demeanor yet were disposed to the alternate life-style. They were not in the least offensive to me and I found them to be intelligent, high-earners and people who had much to offer society.

Now it comes down to our Declaration of Independence, which grants to all our people the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness (provided it’s legal, of course).

Gays now cohabitate, have all in common with heterosexuals like bank accounts, mortgages, decorating a home, cooking, laundry, spats and whatever. So, why not allow marriage? Should we be able to restrict that covenant? Do we prohibit racial intermarriage, religious intermarriage, and an age span limitation between partners and do we prevent people who have certain diseases to elect to marry? You get the idea and there must be dozens of other crazy examples.

The one fly in the ointment is that I do not condone Gays adopting children.

What is your opinion?

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