I see no reason to dismiss the views of those who feel that (1) marriage is an institution that should be reserved to a man and a woman or (2) that have reasons to oppose homosexuality on religious or other grounds. I disagree with both views but who am I/who are we to impose our beliefs and moral judgements on them?
I think the question is who are they to impose their views on marriage on others - they are telling other people what they can do ebven though we may not follow their religion. We are simply saying you cannot do this.
why does that mean that they have to accept our views? That's double standards.
Fairly obviously when one say yes and one say no and you pick you pick one side - that is not double standards - they seem to want the freedom to do as they please and then not give others the same choice ...that is what I call double standards
it is also worth noting that the religious have exemption form anti discrimination law and can legally still discriminate on the grounds of sexuality...would they let us legally discriminate on the grounds of religions ...again whose double standards?
Oh and lets not turn it into a religion thread please
Odd, I thought marriage was very much a concern of religions?
well they would certainly like to claim it as their but it pre-dates religion by some distance. Religious involvement in the ceremony is a relatively recent phenomena- marriage exists and it has little to do with religion IMHO. you may as well claim birth [ baptism or death[ funeral] is a religious issue but they would still exist with or without it