I know that some base their opposition to it on their religious beliefs. But in America, we are not supposed to turn one faction's religious beliefs into law, are we? ("Wishful thinking," reply the ghosts of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine)
A more likely scenario is that it is money-based. Insurance companies don't want to pay out to ayone they don't already have to. Blood relatives don't want inheritances to go to anyone they don't approve of, either. And so on. In the story, it notes that:
"[The anti-gay-marriage legislation] voids and restricts registered domestic partner rights and obligations for certain same-sex and heterosexual couples... rights in several areas would be voided, including property ownership and transfer, inheritance, child custody and support and child adoption, medical decisions, and health and death benefits."The story also mentions a group called protectmarriage.com. So I sent the following email to that group:
I am interesting in finding out what traditional marriage needs to be protected from. Gay marriage does not threaten traditional marriage in any way. No group has yet been able to define what traditional marriage needs protection from. Can you please provide this information?I can hardly wait to get their reply! In the meantime, my ongoing challenge stands: Can anyone tell me why traditional marriage is threatened by gay marriage?