People of this forum seem to like a little controversy...it's fun, right, Flo?
Here's the topic:
As of yesterday, the BC Supreme Court has declared that laws preventing same-sex couples from being legally wed are unconstitutional. It has been ruled that marriage should simply be defined as the committed relationship between two people, whether or not they can produce children should be irrelevant. Similar rulings have been made in Quebec and Ontario.
It is unlikely that the marriage laws will be rewritten anytime soon to accomodate same-sex marriages, as the federal government has already gone to Ontario's Court of Appeal to try and overturn its ruling, in order to protect the laws preventing same-sex marriages.
Man, this is such a huge topic!!! We are an opinionated bunch, so don't let me down! Here are my questions, for you.
So, how do we all feel about this, and why?
What impact will this have on society, if any?
What role has the Catholic church played in these rulings, which govern a society that supposedly allows freedom of (or freedom from) religion?
If the laws are revised to allow same-sex marriages, should they then be allowed to adopt children as well? Are children any worse off with two mothers or two fathers than they are with a parent of each gender?
Is marriage truly a declaration of love (commitment of the heart), or is it just a paper contract? In North America, what is the purpose of marriage? How does religion influence this?
AND, very importantly....
If marriage really is a declaration of love, WHAT is love?
PLEASE PLAY NICE, KIDS!!!
I am going to stay out of this one...otherwise, I'd go on a never-ending rant. It would be pretty horrific.
P.S. - My signature does not exactly represent what my definition of love is.