In the context that this thread isn't going anywhere, yes, that's a pet peeve of mine. Heterosexuals don't have a 'right' to get married. It can't be a right when any woman in the world can deny it to me. I don't normally bring it up, because obviously what they really mean is that 'heterosexual couples have a right to get married (although that is not an unrestricted right either in secular law or the Church) and homosexual couples don't'.Marc1152 said:I know it sounds too sassy, but that is pretty much what I say to my Gay friends especially when they start working the angle that they deserve the same "rights" as the rest of us. I reply:
" You are free to marry any Woman who will have you"
I knew a candidate for the priesthood who kept putting off his ordination for 8 years because he wanted to get married--except he didn't have any prospects. He was a very nice guy; but, although it's mean to say, there were reasons (most of them shallow physical one, but real nevertheless) that I was not surprised that he could never find a woman who would take him (especially given that a priestly prospect has an much narrower field of prospects than the average person). He had a desire to get married, and a theoretical potential that a gay man wouldn't have--but I'm honestly not sure it wasn't crueler for him to keep holding onto that hope than to have just embraced the reality.