Christian marriage + Information age = Error
Cultural norms on sexuality + politics = Error
Parentally passed on ideals of expectations of love = ERROR!!!
And that's the gist of it.
In short i think people need to craft love in their hearts, using benchmarks notched onto the worktable from hard won passions, adventures into other people and the understanding that love is a lesson to be learnt, not a feeling to be had.
the idea of civil partnership is nothing more than a gesture to me, so are legal pre-nupts. Its about decency. If someone wants to steal someone's heart AND their money, we should make sure marriage and divorce prevents that. THATS what we are really denying homosexual relationships. We aren't denying their love by not campaigning their love, we are denying that we are too immature as a culture to stop letting it bother us.
Gay marriage isn't the only issue, a biggie for me is our parents ideas of love.
I wont go into the shit that's been done and said in the name of 'love' but i will tell you i wont repeat those behaviours when i come to father a child. How in gods name can a positive, powerful woman understand love properly when all the other women around them want to find a 'nice guy' to 'settle down with' and 'put bunz in teh ovenz'. How can a man show the love in his heart when his father is unsure of how to express that men are capable of it. How can society provide an example of love for an abandoned generation of children Bourne from broken homes and a divided world? The answer for me is this;
Show them how to build it.
Personally im working very hard and having lots of love for a lot of people, and i've come to the realisation that some people don't reciprocate. Why should i waste my hearts energy generation love for someone who wont notice it? Thats why my social circle is small. Thats why alot of my family fight over my time for them. Its hard, VERY hard to find out who wants it, when to give it and exactly how much is the right amount. My only advice to the intrepid adventurer on the quest for love it to get some hardware with an accomplished blacksmith, and do that before you even set off.
Love is hard to wield, and requires training.
You cannot spill blood where it dwells, the heart is its home.
It is for these reasons fighting is the abhorrent plague of the heart, and those who do it gain nothing more than my pity.