One of the biggest problems I have with Gay Marriage is that it is being forced down our throats. If anyone has objections to it, they are immediately labelled as Homophobic. The Gay community do not want to discuss the issues. Do they really believe that if there was a referendum held in the morning, they would have a 66% winning majority. Even on P.ie they have one of the highest readership threads but most of the comments are one liners. Try to discuss an issue and you usually end up being labelled, so why bother. If I were to meet a heterosexual who tried to force their opinion on me, I would soon tell him where to go, even if I agreed with the basis of his argument.
The main difficulty the gay community have here is that legally, of course you are entitled to your 'human rights' but morally you are on very shaky ground but yet ye do nothing to dispel those fears. I know loads of people who would agree that you are entitled to get married but they would not vote for it in a million years, in fact most would vote against it. Think about it, you force your opinion down someone's throat and most people are just going to agree with you for the sake of an easier life. One of the most common objections I get, esp in the area of children, is that while you are fighting for YOUR rights, you are ignoring the rights of children. I think it is preferable that children are reared by, ideally, a man and woman, not by one or the other but by both. Children pick up on their parents behaviour and if there natural instinct is towards heterosexuality what is to say that the mixed messages might not affect them.
Until the majority answer Yes to this question, then Gay marriage will not happen in this country. ????Would you want your children to be gay????
Personally, I do not have a problem with Gay people. I have a couple of friends who are Gay and see no difference between them and my other friends. Another negative consequence of your actions is the amount of gay kids being bullied because they are gay. It is easy to blame others but could you not divert your energies into protecting these people instead of alienating the masses.
Another thread goes on about Gay Penguins. Stop making yourselves the butt of evryones jokes. You have more dignity than that.
A point of clarification: if gay marriage were being "forced down your throat" you would be forced to marry someone of the same sex.
Nobody is planning on attempting that, I assure you.