DaveJavu wrote:It means that marriage does not need to be legislated by politicians who just want the American people to forget about their failed policies. They're just using marriage as an election issue.
Are you talking about Bush here? That's him only. He wants the Congress to make new admendment, which, will ban gay marriages. He thinks it's immoral and he uses that to get votes from people who are against this such kinda thing. He knows he will go down for the next term so that's his dirty work to get his votes, since, only five states allow gay marriages, the rest don't.
Gay marriages have been an issue for a long time, not only around this election time. Bush uses it because the mayor of San Francisco allowed gay people to get married. It raised a hatred throughout the nation. People in another states even came to San Francisco asking to stop it. They think it's against God's will. He sees that and he thinks it's good to use it. Quoted the CNN news, "The Vatican has launched a global campaign against gay marriages, warning Catholic politicians that support of same-sex unions is "gravely immoral."
Thus, Bush brings it up to remind people who believe in God that if they support it, it means they're against God. For people who don't believe in God but are conservative, it's time for them to end what they think is immoral. An example I can make is my family. Most of them don't think people should allow gays to get married. They think gays are out closet is enough. Now they want to get married, too? This is what my mom said when she was listening to the news,
"This country is getting crazy. People have so much rights, but they still ask for more. This is time to end this madness. Gosh, look at them queers. No wonder others say this country is crazy."
This is what my cousins in Vietnam said when they heard the news,
"America has too much freedom, even which they shouldn't have. They like to do everything although it's immoral and unethical"
They are the conservative ones and the idea of two gay people gives them goosebumps. They're not alone. There are so many people like that out there. (especially Asians)
In overall, Bush uses this to get his votes and it attracts people because that's the long-time issue they've been wanting to end for all--haters, non-haters, conservatives, open-mindeds, anyone...