This issue flared up last year or the year before. Should or shouldn't it be allowed?
I'm inclined to say No, as I personally don't think marriage should be between to people of the same sex. Marriage has certain meanings to me and has meant a certain thing to people for thousands of years and I don't want that tarnished.
Conversely, Gay people are still people. People deserve rights. If my children were gay, I'd hate for them to be pariah's in society, treated with contempt and not afforded basic rights. I think the middle ground is civil unions. It has all of the benefits of the marriage and is just called a different name. I think Civil Unions are fair and equitable thing in todays society.
One thing I do not agree with though are gay couples adopting children or using artificial means to get hold of children. I've heard the argument, "Do all straight couples produce straigh children? So why should all gay couples produce gay children?". I think all children need both a mother and a father figure. Having two fathers would just blur gender roles or stereotypes in their own head. I'm inclined to belive that as this is what they'be been exposed too, they're more likely to be gay.
A peripheral matter is all of the stigma they would be subject to during their child hood. But I guess this would change if Gay Marriages became more common.
This is my reasonably conservative view. Please no attacks or stupid remarks. Let's see if this thread can stay open.