The 6 Most Ridiculous Arguments Against Gay Marriage

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We count down the most irrational statements made by same-sex marriage opponents.

4. "It not only is a complete undermining of the principles of family and marriage and the hope of future generations, but it completely begins to see our society break down to the extent that that foundational unit of the family that is the hope of survival of this country is diminished to the extent that it literally is a threat to the nation's survival in the long run."
Representative Trent Franks (R. - Ariz.) voiced his concern that the United States will essentially crumble if happy, loving families are able to legally join together. Poverty, the economy, sexism, racism, gun violence, unemployment, domestic abuse, environmental concerns and all the other actual serious problems facing our country aside, maybe he has a point! No, wait, even then he still sounds ridiculous.

5. "[G]ays and lesbians are one of the most influential, best-connected, best-funded, and best organized interest groups in modern politics and have attained more legislative victories, political power and popular favor in less time than virtually any other group in American history."
This quote is from a brief filed by BLAH (the House's Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group made up of mostly Republicans) just last week. Basically, their argument is that gays are so powerful because people support their rights that they don't need people to defend their rights. So giving them those rights that they seek would be bad, because they’re already too powerful. What the what?

6. "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."
Arnold Schwarzenegger said this gem on The Sean Hannity Show prior to running for governator of California in 2003.

What's the most absurd argument you've heard against gay marriage? Tell us in the comments below.

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