1: P: Why are you against marriage equality?
2: C: Because marriage is between a man and a woman.
3: P: Why?
4: C: Because that’s what God wants. It says so in the Bible.
5: P: What about people who don’t believe in the Bible?
6: C: Marriage is a religious tradition. I know the state wants to take it over, but it’s originally a religious tradition.
7: P: What if someone is religious, but their religion believes that same-sex marriage is ok?
8: C: But our culture is based on the Judeo-Christian religion.
9: P: Should all of our laws be based on the Bible? Should we stone people who eat the wrong food?
10: C: But marriage is a basic pillar of our culture. We can’t just change it.
11: P: At one time slavery was a basic pillar of our culture. We changed that.
12: C: But slavery was just caused by prejudice. Being gay is unnatural.
13: P: Some animals form life-long same-sex bonds. Almost all animals have same-sex sexual behavior.
14: C: When I say “unnatural”, I mean it can’t produce children.
15: P: Should straight couples who can’t have children be allowed to marry?
16: C: But isn’t anal sex unhealthy?
17: P: Marriage isn’t about sex. Lots of gay people don’t have anal sex. Lots of straight people have anal sex. Sexual behavior isn’t really related to marriage.
18: C: Why do gay people need marriage? Why can’t we just give them rights and stuff?
19: P: The notion of marriage is a big part of our culture. Its meaningful to people.
20: C: But it’s just a word! Why do they need to force us to let them use the word?
21: P: If it’s “just a word”, then why does it bother you for gay people to use it for their own relationships?
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