One of the essays we had to read and discussed in class was a review on a book about gay marriage entitled Why Gay Marriage is Good for Gays, Good for Straights and Good for America.
I can now say that this is the most emotionally charged topic since abortion.
I, of course and another girl in my class (who I believe is straight) came out strongly on the pro side. 2 women and a man in my class came out strongly on the con side. Everybody else kept their mouths shut on the subject. My instructor came out as saying she couldn't care less about the issue either way, as she honestly doesn't feel it affects her.
And I heard almost every argument against it I've heard in the past: marriage is sacred, the Bible defines marriage as a man and a woman, homosexuality is unnatural, marriage is about having kids, which gays and lesbians cannot do, it's a moral issue, you're opening the door for polygamy and insectuous marriages...blah blah blah
Edie (i think that's how you spell her name)and I, as well as my instructor, managed to poke holes in every arguement.
It's funny that these people can say they have nothing against gays, but would deny them the same rights and privileges that they have.