A majority of likely voters in New Jersey say that gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry, a poll released yesterday indicated.
To be honest, I’m rather shocked at the results of this survey, but it’s not to say that I am not glad our state is at least more open-minded than the rest of the nation with regards to same-sex marriages.
What’s even more interesting is how 57% of Catholics support same-sex marriages. I found it a bit surprising considering the stance many of the higher ups in the Catholic religion take on homosexuality.
Personally, I really do not know what the hell the big deal is with same-sex marriages and why so many people are against them. If you find someone that you love, you should be allowed to marry them regardless of their gender. Hell, perhaps gay or lesbian couples can teach us heterosexuals a thing or two about marriage anyway. I mean look at the obscene divorce rates we have in this country… Nearly 1 out of every 2 marriages end up in divorce.
1 OUT OF 2?!?!
Some of those who oppose same-sex marriages say it defiles the “sanctity” of marriage. Ummm no, that 50% divorce rate defiles the “sanctity” of marriage, not the fact that 2 people of the same gender want to participate in a union of commitment. Shouldn’t marriage be about 2 people that love each other enough to want to spend the rest of their lives together regardless of their sexes?
I’m glad this state seems to begin to think so.