The meaning of marriage: In pursuit of justice

Huffington Post Gay Voices

Is love the basis for every marriage? Is that why Ireland’s deputy head of government, Eamon Gilmore, in support of marriage equality, publicly announced that he did not think it was the job of the state to “determine who people should fall in love with, or who they should spend their lives with”?

The reality of the matter is that people choose to get married for many different reasons. And these reasons are one’s own, be it for love, legal, financial, spiritual, religious reasons, a combination, or some other reason entirely. To my mind, I believe marriage is about love. But that’s the way I see it. It’s not necessarily the way everybody sees it.

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