When it comes to certain topics in society lately the response tends to be “Don’t like it, don’t get one.”
For example “Don’t like gay marriage? Then you don’t gave to get one.”
“Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one.”
Does anyone want to take a guess as to when else the Don’t Get One motto was used in history?
Don’t approve of slavery? Don’t get one, don’t own one, don’t buy one.
Yep, common response from slave owners back when people in our country started fighting to abolish slavery. Just because some people didn’t think slavery was right simply meant that those people didn’t have to get a slave, in the eyes of the slave owners. It was a foolish reply back then just as it is a foolish reply now.
Used in the context of gay marriage, this motto is utterly ridiculous. Obviously someone who doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage wouldn’t marry someone of the same sex, as most of those people are heterosexual.
What the entire same-sex marriage debate comes down to is simple:
Marriage is a right…or it isn’t.
That is the topic. Lets stick to the topic and drop the rhetoric.