infinitemaybe asked: How do you feel about Chick Fil - A and their recent admittance that they do not agree with homosexuality or legalizing gay marriage?
I think that it’s a private business, and it’s their prerogative to take any stance they want. It may or may not be a wise business practice, but that’s for them to calculate. I don’t know why people are surprised, though — has no one noticed that they’re closed on Sundays? These should not be difficult dots to connect.
Personally, of course, I think that the government shouldn’t tell anyone if they can or cannot get married — because it’s the business of the people getting married, their families, and their faith community (if they have one). It’s not the business of Washington, DC.
Marriage should be a private matter not subject to political debate; and just as those who oppose gay marriage shouldn’t be able to impose their will on those who support it by rule of law, so those who support gay marriage should not be able to legally force their opponents to agree. We should all be able to marry (or not) and recognize the marriages of others (or not) as our consciences dictate.
As far as Chik-Fil-A specifically, I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat fast food. So I really don’t care XD
The government has a say in marriage because marriage has a hand in how your taxes are handled. Close-minded individuals in the government who don’t view same-sex marriages as “legitimate” don’t want same-sex couples to get the same tax benefits.
Yes, I’m aware. It’s not just tax law, though that is certainly one of the implications of marriage.
I would like everyone to share the benefit of lower taxes, regardless of marital status. By the way, being married doesn’t give many couples a better deal on taxes — only those with very different incomes. Because my husband and I have similar incomes, we’ll actually have to pay more this year than we would have if we weren’t married. And, if what is commonly known as the Bush Tax Cuts are not renewed, the marriage penalty will get even worse.