Knotty Veneer wrote:
False comparison. There is clear evidence for the damage that drugs do. There is no evidence for societal damage caused by gay families.
Of course you would say that. Conservatives (not just in the west, Russia too) have their evidence that they would put forward, but understandably you would probably deny whatever they had to say on the matter and outright reject it.
It is possible that the type of society that includes gay marriage/families is not to your liking but you have shown nothing that says its worse than the societal format you prefer.
I have pointed to the fact gay marriage sets a legal precedent that other groups will use for their own claims, which have to be addressed sooner or later.
If denying gay marriage = human rights infringement, then denying some groups the right to child marriages can also be claimed as a human rights infringement. You can argue this doesn't apply because children can't give consent, but their parents can in fact do so on their behalf, and in any case the trends of increasingly liberalized societies in the west suggest eventually multiculturalism will have to accommodate such alien practices. To do otherwise would be to discriminate against a culture, people and/or religion, and that would be a violation of fundamental human rights, or so it could be legitimately argued.
More straw men. In which liberalized societies can parents provide consent for minors to marry? If anything child marriage is an issue only in religious conservative societies.