Of course this argument fails on several levels. He borrows heavily from notion that gay marriage somehow affects the dynamics straight marriage, stating: Secondly it presumes that heterosexual and homosexual couples do not engage in similar sexual acts. Every argument against same-sex marriage that you see is bullshit, because the only real affect that these laws have is on people who are in same-sex relationships. Pressure for same sex marriage to pass so we can all get on with our lives. Most of these sorts of discussions end very productively. That monstrosity was published by the Australian Marriage Forum AMF , one of the organisations planning to bomb our television sets with advertisements opposing same-sex marriage. Lastly, Ben Carson, who just announced his bid for the Presidency in , warned in his book that marriage equality will bring down America in a manner similar to the Roman Empire. You know, like the Howard Government did in Or perhaps opponents are scared that they will no longer be able to voice their bigoted views, and that their children will see same-sex relationships as equal and healthy, and part of normal life. Despite the fact that gay and lesbian folks are having kids these days, the overwhelming majority of children are born to straight people, quite simply because the vast majority of people are straight. B-b-but kids deserve a mother AND a father! Stupid Argument The Sixth: You mean the same book that also tells us we should stone disobedient children, adulterers and not eat pork or wear garments of mixed fibres? This makes no sense whatsoever, and anybody who tells you otherwise is a liar. There are more important things to worry about! In short, forcing states to convert the traditional gendered marriage institution into a genderless institution will very likely reduce man-woman marriages by undermining some of the norms that encourage heterosexual couples to marry, which will in turn increase the number of unmarried women and, hence, the number of children aborted.