I have always said I'm against it, but maybe I meant something else.
Fact is, homosexual partners in exclusive relationships have more or less always thought of themselves as 'married'... they actually used that term. Since the 1970's, some have even gone so far as to have 'wedding' ceremonies. Ask Fr. Sirico, he knows. So it has pretty much always existed - at least in the minds of gay people who considered themselves to be married. Even those in open 'marriages'. They celebrated their 'divorces' too - sort of Hollywood style - conjuring up such celebs as Liz Taylor, bouncing from husband to husband. I had a friend whose relationship ended and the partner sued for 'palimony'. Gay people can believe whatever they want to believe. Just as some people think they are Napoleon. It doesn't mean anything except to those who want to believe such things.
If two men or two women privately decide they are married, it doesn't make it real.
What I am against is the legalization of same sex marriage. Now that is a whole different cultural shift. It's no longer an issue of private lives, personal behavior, personal preference.
I'm against it.
This just in:
A long-expected bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota is making its debut at the Capitol.I'm against it.
Sponsors of the gay marriage bill are unveiling it at a Wednesday morning press conference. They aim to repeal Minnesota’s 1997 law that prohibited marriage between couples of the same sex.
Sponsors say the bill will exempt churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.
The drive to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota got a boost last year when voters rejected a constitutional gay marriage ban. Gay marriage opponents say the results of that vote don’t translate to widespread support for allowing same-sex couples to legally marry.
House and Senate committees are expected to take up the proposal soon. Gov. Mark Dayton has signaled that he would sign a bill to legalize gay marriage. - Source