Today is my 14th birthday and it would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote NO on gay marriage.
To quote one of the greats... You can't always get what you want,
I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender.
The fact that you "feel bad" for them is completely, totally, and wholly IRRELEVENT! What matters is how those kids feel about having two parents of the same gender, not what you have been told to feel about it or what you have been coached to regurgitate.
Even though some kids think it's fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.
And just what might that be? What "wonderful experiences" are these children going to miss out on by virtue of the fact that they were raised by two loving parents?
I don't want more kids to get confused about what's right and okay.
Who decides what is "right and okay"? It was not all that long ago when this very same arguement was used by bigots who opposed and sought to outlaw interacial marriage, what makes it any more valid now than it was then?
I really don't want to grow up in a world where marriage isn't such a special thing anymore.
And same sex marriage does that how? How does allowing two people of the same gender to marry have any effect whatsoever on the status of anyone else's marriage?
It's rather scary to think that when I grow up the legislature or the court can change the definition of any word they want. If they could change the definition of marriage then they could change the definition of any word.
Same sex marriage is not now, nor has it ever been, an issue of word definition. It is an issue of extending a basic right to all citizens regardless of sexual orientation or religious opinions of the same.
People have the choice to be gay
Do they? If sexual orientation is just a "choice" then you should have no problem pointing out the moment you "chose" to be heterosexual. Moreover, being that sexual orientation is a choice then you should, as an exercise in choice, be able to choose to be attracted to a member of the same sex, however briefly.
but I don't want to be affected by their choice.
Then don't get married to someone of your own gender, because short of entering into a same sex marriage or a homosexual relationship yourself, you are totally 100% uneffected by it. Bob and Steve getting married to one another has no effect whatsoever on your life unless you are Bob or Steve. Period.