Comment: Your arguement is based on a fallacy

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Your arguement is based on a fallacy

The bulk of your arguement is based on your claim that marriage equility would mean "the government will enforce the anti-gay people to follow the law". That is a non sequitur:

non sequitur: Latin for "It does not follow." An inference or conclusion that does not follow from established premises or evidence. (e.g., there occured an increase of births during the full moon. Conclusion: full moons cause birth rates to rise.) But does a full moon actually cause more births, or did it occur for other reasons, perhaps from expected statistical variations?)

Anti-gay people would not be effected at all, well, not in a legal or social sense. The only way "anti-gay" people would be effected is if the government forced them to marry the same gender. And that, of course, is absurd. Marriage is a contract, as as such the government (state and federal) should not be involved in who is making a contract, just enforcing it through the court system.

If you are are referring to the equally absurd notion and fear propaganda that the government will force a pastor to marry gay couples, then you are woefully misinformed. A church is a private institution and can refuse to marry anyone they want. It happens all the time, every day. The Catholic Church will not marry non-Catholics, etc... You cannot just walk up to a church and demand to get married. You can, however, be married by a judge on request - which I think makes sense. I even became "ordained" over the internet for $30 and married a couple friends. That doesn't mean I can be forced to marry two people if I refuse.

Now, if your claim that being "forced to accept" gay marriage is merely living in the same society as them, well, I can't help you. By that logic, or lack of logic, I am "forced to accept" Christianity because I live the in the most religious nation on Earth.

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