The Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of the right of same sex couples to marry. You have got to be kidding me. Let’s be realistic here, marriage was formed by religion to protect the family unit.
Wikipedia describes the etymology of the word marriage coming from Middle English, then French and finally Latin, MATER, meaning mother and MONIUM meaning state, condition or action. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage) What could the state of a mother be? What about the children of this couple? What don’t you get? Scientifically, same sex couples CAN NOT procreate within the union. Should the person that gave them the sperm or the egg also be a part of the union?
Several gay men that I know argue the reasoning for acknowledgement of their marriage to a same sex partner is that they can not inherit from their spouse the same way that a husband and wife can transfer property at death. Yes, the mother has raised children and worked in the home as an unpaid worker for years. So what these men are saying is that they want to have their marriage recognized for the self-serving reason of paying less in income and inheritance taxes.
Laws regarding marriage were formed to protect a family of husband, wife and children. The husband worked and the wife stayed home and took care of children. Even in today’s world with the need for a second income, the woman working outside the home will make less money than the man, and contributes equally or more (in hours) to the man. So is it not fair that the woman owns equally the household estate?
The suggestion that same sex couples should be able to equally own the household estate is ridiculous. If the couple has an equal earning potential, and equally divides the work, they have a half ownership in the estate. Do a brother and sister who have never married but maintained their family home equally with income and time have the same income tax advantages of a family? How about two people that have moved in together to save on expenses, but have no romantic interest in each other? Will our country then grant the “marriage” status and deductions to these classes as well?
My final thoughts? Take a close look at the Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, all three panels of the triptych. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights. If SCOTUS legalizes same sex marriage they are pushing us one step closer to the end.