Hundreds of Vermonters attended the first day of legislative hearings yesterday addressing a bill that would make Vermont the third state to recognize same-sex "marriage."
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listened to dozens of testimonies in the first of a string of hearings throughout this week concerning S.115, which would redefine marriage as "the legally recognized union of two people."
There are fears that should marriage maintain its meaning as between one man and one woman, there could be violence within the state as happened with California's Proposition 8 referendum. Churches and temples were subjected to violence, vandalism and intimidation by same sex marriage proponents while some supporters of marriage were forced from their jobs and blacklisted.
Former Rep. Tom Little, who passed the civil union law nine years ago as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, argued that the same-sex "marriage" bill should be passed because the civil union law failed to grant "less tangible benefits"
It is narrow minded of these people to just think of themselves and not consider the rest of society. An issue the people of Vermont need to consider is how will a “gay marriage” benefit society? Marriages have special privileges and benefits under the law because they benefit society, but how would a “gay marriage” benefit society?
Another thing Vermonters need to remember is that everyone has the same equal rights with regard to marriage. Everyone is allowed to get married, no one is excluded from marraige. There are a few guidelines which everyone must follow. You can't marry your dog or your cat, someone who is already married, someone underage, your brother or sister, your mother or father, or someone of the same sex.
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