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Boys In the Band, Brokeback Mountain, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, any book by Augusten Burroughs, San Francisco, one of the 92,138 California households lead by same-sex couples (as of 2000), any of these can be used as an example of what I'll call "Californication" (Yeah, kind of like the RHCP song). Homosexuals have been bashed ever since they've started coming out of their color cordinaded closets. Once upon a time, "gay" wasn't an explination of someones sexuality. Remember back in the day when even the Flinstones had a "Gay old time"? Things have changed. I believe this change has been influenced heavily by the the media. That's it. I'm taking the side that your grandpa probably takes. "If it weren't for that gosh-darn boob tube rotting you kids' brains..." we've all heard it and as high school kids, we all have at one point refused to believe it, the media influences how we act, think, and what we do. Yes, homosexuality has been present numerous times throughout history; and no, it has never been widely accepted, unless you'd like to refer to Sodom and Gomorrah, or San Francisco. The issue here is not whether "Gay is the way" or if Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar should have left their rocky mountain woes back at the mountain, I'm here to focus on gay marrage, nothing more and nothing less. Honestly, I'm against gay marriage. I see no point in it. And although I'd love to make my point without using religion, I'm going to have to touch on the subject a little, just to get the ball rolling. Marriage is a covenant, a biblical contract. Marriage originates from Biblical ideas, and the bible states that marriage is to be between a man and a woman. If you're not a religious person, marriage really shouldn't be so much of an importance to you. Religion tells us we should marry the one we love. But, religion also tells us the one we love should be someone of the opposite sex. Why pick and choose which rules to follow? You can't learn the rules and then say...

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