Last Wednesday, April 15th, some Student Liberty Front members went out to Rutger’s University (New Brunswick, NJ) to see an event hosted by the Rutger’s Libertarians.
They were hosting Republican candidate for governor, Stephen Lonegan.
All was going great, until the Q & A, when Lonegan was asked about gay marriage. This is what stops us liberty-minded people from voting Republican. He flat out rejected gay marriage. No discussion on fairness of government incentives, just pure disregard of the subject as a whole. However, after checking out his website, I could see that he pretty much ignored the topic and it is hard to find on his site — which I suppose is better then publicizing his views for his campaign.
Now, I can see why some would be against gay marriage. If the religion that they follow is completely against gay marriage, so be it. They don’t have to get a gay marriage! Simple. Now, if another religion allows and supports gay marriage, so be it! Homosexuals can get married!
Now, the problem. Those who do not believe gay marriage is right need to realize that not everyone is like them/thinks the same way/believes the same things! They need to be open to the fact that equality is in order, and every marriage needs to have the same government incentives as the next. Gay married couple = Straight married couple = Lesbian married couple, and so on.
This is not a big deal, it just involves people opening their eyes to a bit of change (because not everyone believes in the same religion). It’s this pig headed “there’s only one truth” that brings society down, and it’s not fair.
On top of it all, what does separation of church and state even mean anymore? I feel like it should mean that churches have the right to marry who they want, and in turn, since the government recognizes marriage as a way to give out incentives, they should only track marriages, not regulate churches from giving them out! That’s not separation at all!
Speaking of gay marriage, there’s a great event coming up on May 3rd, sponsored by the Equality Forum, check it out. The rally at Independence Hall is going to be monumental.