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Gay Marriage Rights

Obviously this is an extremely significant issue that has become a daily topic in many households. I am pretty young, starting high school next fall, and I have always been curious to listen to people's opinions on the topic of Gay Marriage, because it is an important part of my life.

I am a triplet, with a sister and a brother, and I suppose one could say I have a unique lifestyle. My siblings and I have been raised in two households our entire lives, the reason being that we have four parents. All of them are gay, meaning my mom's live together, and my dad's live together.

Both of my biological parents are in law enforcement, while my other dad and mom are stay-at-home parents. My mom's have been together for 20 years, and my dad's have been together for 19. We live in California, but my parents live 100 miles apart, with one house being located by the beach, and the other in the countryside. My dad's raise all kinds of animals, and they always teach us important values, along with my mom's as well.

My mom's got married a few years back, when gay marriage was okay in California for that short period of time. My dad's have not gotten married, but with the new laws, they are engaged now and hope to be married as soon as possible.

One of my dads is from Mexico, and he has been here for about 25 years. He is not a citizen, and now that he can get married to the person he loves, he will finally be recognized in the country he loves. My parents have always taught me to accept everyone, and I find it easy to get along with many different varieties of people.

I am starting this debate mainly because I am aware of the religious standpoints, and want to hear more about others outlooks and perspectives on gay marriage, and equality. I am open to all opinions and would like to hear all and every reason as to why you feel that way.

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    Jul 8 2013: here is the libertarian point of view:

    any two persons can decide if they want to live together or not, have sex with each other or not, or engage in any kind of activities as long as they don't damage or take other people's property or threat or harm them.

    no couple have the right to have recognition from any 3rd party. they don't have the right to be treated as a married couple by any hotel, church, transport company or any other person or organization. it is because recognition exists in said 3rd parties' minds, and nobody has a claim on other people's minds.

    nowhere in my analysis i used the fact that said couple would be gay or not. it has no relevance whatsoever. any 3rd parties can recognize or not recognize a couple's status based on any arbitrary properties, like age, skin color, religion, details or existence of a ceremony, etc. if a hotel refuses to treat couples of mixed color (like white-black) as married couples, it is its right to do. it is also okay for people to boycott the hotel for being racist.
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      Jul 29 2013: It seems that "the libertarian point of view" is limited to "any two persons" and "couples" in your recitation.

      Surely the right of non-recognition extends to live-in groups of whatever size and composition.
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        Jul 29 2013: your logic is faulty. "any two persons can" does not imply "any three persons can not".
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          Jul 29 2013: Cute, Kris.
          Specifying 2 usually means 2.
          You didn't come clean about what we should conclude. I illogically concluded that when you said 2 you meant 2. Did you mean to include 3, 4, or 20? Help us out.
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        Jul 29 2013: i exactly meant two. i said any two people can do this and that. i did not say anything about 3 or more people. thus you can not deduce my position on what triples can do. modus tollens?
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          Jul 29 2013: I know I can't deduce it, and I didn't deduce it. That's why I asked. Does "the libertarian point of view" include the same rights for married groups of greater than two persons? Like polygamists.

          There's a clear question.
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        Jul 29 2013: where i came from, questions end with a question mark. this is not a question: "It seems".

        if you meant to ask a question: quite logically, the libertarian position is that any number of men and women can form any kind of relationship as they see fit.
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          Jul 30 2013: Good answer, though it took a little while.

          (You're right, of course, that semantic customs vary. Where I come from implied questions are usually understood, while in other places a question mark is needed. Just differences in custom.)

          Cheers.

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