Today, British Prime Minister David Camera referred to the legalisation of gay marriage as something that will ‘make our society stronger‘. However, this is untrue. If gay marriage is legalised in the UK, the only difference will be that gay people will get married, and we’d all have one less topic to bicker about.
The problem with aggrandising a concept like this, to make it out to be something that will save the world and make it rain gold on all of its people, is that it can easily be argued with and proved to be false, which it clearly is. Over-selling your argument is detrimental to your cause. By having your exaggerated speculations be dismissed, you are, in essence, having your argument dismissed. If someone says that legalising gay marriage will promote world peace, then someone else will tell them that it won’t; all of a sudden, the spokesman for gay marriage has been dismissed and discredited, and by inflating the significance of his argument, he has harmed its integrity.
I support the legalisation of gay marriage in every respect. It won’t stop wars, or promote universal harmony. It will, however, mean that a gay or lesbian couple who love each other, can make a recognised commitment to one another, that, they presumably believe, will strengthen their relationship.
This skirmish has snowballed into a war; a war between the scrappy underdog liberals, and the cold-hearted, archaic religious institutions that have wrapped their icy tendrils around most of the governing bodies of this world. Two young men in a flat in South London who want nothing more than to be able to use the word ‘husband’ are no longer factored into the debate. It’s a struggle for perceived power, and a struggle for arrogant dominance.
Legalising gay marriage won’t save the world, all it will do is piss off a few people who don’t deserve an opinion on the matter, and delight a million people who do.