Friday, February 10, 2012
If marriage is a religious act, shouldn't we leave it up to the religions to decide if homosexuals can marry or not? Answer: Yes!
I think we should let religions define what marriage is so long as we include all religions in the discussion equally. As freedom of religion requires, we can't allow the most popular religions mandate the rules for the lesser popular religions. Thus, if laws are to be written, they must respect all religions. If a homosexual person is a member of a religion that allows him to get married, the law should allow him to do so. If the catholic church is against homosexuals getting married, it's their right to refuse to marry them. However, it's not their right to step on the toes of the homosexual person's religion by making laws prohibiting them from exercising their religious right to get married.