I don't always stick to health and science topics. One area of my interest lately has been the gay marriage debate.
Maine is the 5th state to legalize gay marriage. Hopefully New Hampshire will follow shortly. Although our governor may hold out. The letters written to the editor of the local newspapers have been savage. The hostility "people of faith" have towards homosexuals is astonishing. What happened to the love? You know, the basis of christianity. The "christian" attitudes of the anti-marriage activists are not what I was taught in church and it is not the christianity my mother or in-laws practice (different forms of protestantism represented). It's hypocrisy shining through.
I think it's an invasion of privacy and discrimination to not allow gays to form legal relationships with the person of their choice. To hold a word (marriage) hostage for a select group is bias to one's own personal choices and lifestyle. Noone is forcing churches to marry people, it's allowing them the full civil rights of any other couple (including being able to call it a marriage). The majority is suppressing a minority, and it's wrong.
I'll continue to argue for the right of gays to marry the same as I fight for my right to not marry. Marriage is what exists between two people, regardless of government or church decree. The anti-marriage groups don't realize that they aren't preventing those unions, they're simply showing their discriminating colors.