Since it's currently a hotbed topic here on Google+, not to mention everywhere else, I may as well give my opinion on the recent #SCOTUS
decision regarding marriage equality.
I have nothing against homosexual people. I have several homosexual relatives, both by blood and by relation. I have interacted with those in the LGBT community, both online and in person. Regardless of my views on this particular topic, I am not
a homophobe and my post should be read as such. With that being said, I must say that I am against the entire "marriage equality" thing.
My reasons are not religious, even though I am a man of faith. I do not hide behind my religion when it comes to clearly political topics such as this. I firmly believe that the separation of church and state does not only apply to governments, but individuals, as well. I tend to look at this issue from a scientific standpoint and how it could forward the human element.
The fact is it can't. Without the reproductive capabilities of the "one man - one woman" relationship, the human race, over the generations, would dwindle to almost extinctive levels. On a psychological level, for the adoptive children of a same-sex marriage, they could have feelings of being an outcast, making them more susceptible to peer pressure from their fellow students which, in turn, would lead to a higher percentage of alcohol and substance abuse in the younger generations.
While my claims are, indeed, based upon scientific study, this post is still just my opinion. By all means, if you are of consenting age and are mature enough to handle the institution of marriage, feel free to do so. Just know that marriage is not a "walk in the park" and should not be taken lightly. It took me 4 marriages to the same woman to learn that.