Gay Marriage Flowchart


Or at least, the arguments for and against gay marriage, displayed in flowchart-ish format by pfarley.

Clearly this wasn’t created by someone who opposes same-sex marriage. Still, it’s interesting to see many of the points for and against laid out like this. The bluntness of the arguments may perhaps be due to the fact that the arguments were “transcribed from many facebook polls”.

I can’t off the top of my head think of arguments against gay marriage that aren’t briefly touched upon in this diagram – and it outlines most of the arguments for that can be used to combat them. So far the only non-countered anti argument that I’ve spotted is “I’m not religious but I still need a category of humans I can look down upon”. Which I think falls down as a logical argument all by itself.

I’m sure there’s more that can be added, and it’s marked as a work in progress. Things like this, that draw attention to how silly the anti-gay-marriage arguments are, are worth promoting, in my opinion. Plus it’s a handy reference guide next time you get bogged down in a debate over the issue.

via Alas, a blog.


3 Responses to “Gay Marriage Flowchart”

  1. 1 Rob F

    Reminds me of this humourous list:

    1.Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

    2.Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

    3.Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

    4.Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

    5.Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears’ [sic] 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

    6.Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

    7.Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

    8.Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in the world.

    9.Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

    10.Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans

  2. 2 Laura

    Hah, yes, I rather like that list – that version adds a couple of points I hadn’t seen on it before.

  1. 1 The same-sex marriage debate, in graphical form « The Words on What…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: