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Same-sex marriage - Jaya Franklin

I'm sure everyone is talking about it.

It's all over the news. Same-sex marriages are taking place, left and right, in California, after the state's supreme court overturned the ban on such unions.

According to news reports, the first couple to be married, legally, were in their 80's. Now, the controversial topic is sparking a raging debate, and causing havoc in places around the world.

A lot of people are upset, because they feel two people of the same sex being married is wrong, biblically.

But who are we to judge these people, when we all sin?

Who's to say that a homosexual is any worse off than another person who goes against God's will in a different way?

What about all the people who get married and then commit adultery? Isn't that in the Bible?

I refuse to judge these people.

If they want to get married, let them. Some people think that homosexuals are bad people and they just want to go against God's will. But some of these people want the regular, everyday things that we want for our families, including insurance.

I've heard homosexuals say they would like to marry their lovers because they want them to be able to handle their personal business, to be covered on their insurance and inherit from them if they were to die.

These are all legit things that most people want, so why should that right be taken from a certain group of people. I really don't understand that. This is another form of discrimination.

On the other hand, who appointed these hypocrites to judge these people? So I don't understand why everyone feels that they need to protest or stand on a soap box and speak negatively about the same-sex marriage issue.

I think this situation should be put in God's hands. If you are a person who is not in favor of it, fine, that is your prerogative.

But you should stay away from putting another person down, because you don't agree with their choices.

In all actuality, they may not agree with yours -- either.

Jaya Franklin covers government for the Henry Daily Herald. She can be reached via e-mail at jfranklin@henryherald.com.