What is marriage? Dictionary.com defines it in two relevant ways: 1. The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. 2. A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage: a same-sex marriage.
Now, according to those two definitions, marriage is just two people being legally bound together. I was always under the impression that marriage was something more than a piece a paper, a lavish ceremony, and government bennefits... Marriage to me is about two people who care so deeply about one another that they only wish to be with that one person for the rest of their lives. Yet why is it "death do us part?" Since marriage is technically a religious tradition, and most religions believe in an after life, why stop loving someone at death? To me marriage doesn't end at death, it is something that lasts forever.
Based on how I feel about marriage, I also have concluded that marriage is pointless... If two people really care about eachother enough to say they wish to be together forever, why does there need to be a piece of paper? Just so the rest of the world can know?... That doesn't seem to have anything to do with love, just self satisfaction. While some feel marriage is the highest point a couple can reach (relationship-wise), marriage is not necessary. You can easily love someone without having to be in a legal arrangement with them.
So bottom line, there is no reason why two people should feel they need a ceremony and a piece of paper to show that they are in love. Yes, this in a way does relate to the whole gay marriage thing... I could care less if the ban gay marriage, no one should need ceremony to prove their love to eachother, true love doesn't need proof.
Sorry, got really bored, so I made a random post. Flame away/pick it apart to exploit it's "wrongness"...