Monday, May 14, 2012

NOM's Maggie Gallagher Asked: What Harm Has Same-Sex Marriage Caused?

Last week, Maggie Gallagher was asked why gay marriage is worse than divorce. This time Maggie was asked: In states were same-sex couples have been allowed to marry, what harm has been brought to individuals or society at large?:


Basically, schools teach kids concepts about family and marriage that include gay and lesbian people and people who disagree are seen as bigots. It's not about protecting gay and lesbian couples (or, when they exist, the children of gay and lesbian parents). The concern is that marriage equality requires others outside of the gay marriages to consider that marriage is more than men and women coming together.

In other words, the harm isn't anything that married gays or lesbians have actually wrought on society. It isn't even that married gay or lesbian people have actually brought financial or physical harm upon society. It is all about the feelings of those that disagree with marriage equality. Gay marriage harms then solely because it exists.

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

Yup. So... If same sex marriage is allowed, then it will make it harder for folks who want to single out LGBT for disparate treatment to justify their bigotry.

That's just good logic.