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I strongly support allowing same-sex couples to get married.
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I somewhat support allowing same-sex couples to get married.
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I somewhat oppose allowing same-sex couples to get married
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What is your position on: gay marriage?

Old 06-18-08, 03:04 PM
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What is your position on: gay marriage?

Now that California has legalized same-sex marriages, I was curious to see how the forum really felt on the issue.

I, for one, have been pleasantly surprised by most of the news accounts describing these ceremonies. Rather than making it seem like a bizarre novelty or a freak show act, they've been presenting stories about long-time couples who are finally getting a chance to formally declare their union. There have been protests -- most of these seem to fall under the Fred Phelps, "God Hates F-gs" category -- but most of the stories have focused on the positives.

So, you can easily guess where I stand on the issue. But what do you feel about gay marriage?
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Old 06-18-08, 03:06 PM
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My position on gay marriage is the same as my position on marriage. NAY!
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Old 06-18-08, 03:10 PM
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It doesn't bother me. Love is love. However, I anxiously await media coverage of the growing trend of gay couples divorcing in CA. As if couples in general NEVER get tired of each other and split.
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I voted "undecided" but that really isn't correct. I don't oppose or support. I wouldn't try to stop it, but I wouldn't go out with a march to support it, either. I am fairly apathetic on the issue.

That may qualify as "somewhat support."
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Yeah, Dave... you're probably in the "somewhat support" category. I think the key word is "allow" -- you don't want to stop gay people from getting married. You just don't care.
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And I do want to watch the lesbian couples, so there's that.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:24 PM
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Everyone is equal to me...and I will fully support anyone who doesn't have the exact same rights I do.
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i'm close to dave except i dont want to watch rosie and her woman together.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
And I do want to watch the lesbian couples, so there's that.
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Old 06-18-08, 03:29 PM
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I'm all for it. Here's a few reasons why:


Two people that love each other should be allowed access to the benefits of any other couple. Equal protection and all that. Just because the plumbing may be different does not mean that they are incapable of love.

Oh, and you can apply whatever biblical principles you want in your life. Don't assume you can apply them to others.


Marriage vs Civil Unions

It has to be called marriage since so many laws and benefits are tied to that word. Civil unions aren't equivilent. And history shows that separate but equal does not work.


Getting legally married means they can get legally divorced

Anyone who has witnessed a long-standing gay relationship breaking down will understand the need for gay marriage. Divorce structures the separation and provides a pathway to resolution. If gay people can't marry but mingle property and belongings as if they were, it can become really hairy when they try to separate. Imagine a really nasty divorce without the moderating benefit of the judge. It can get ugly.
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I support it. I'm not campaigning in the streets for it, but I can't see any legitimate reason not to allow it, so have at it.
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I strongly support allowing same-sex couples to get married.
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Of all the things that I'm not concerned with is anything that two consenting adults want to do together, and marriage certainly falls within that category (gay or otherwise).

And it's great to hear some people with multiple divorces under their belts argue about the "sanctity of marriage" when they give a reason to oppose this.
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Lesbians are hot. Those hags are not hot. Ergo, they do not qualify as lesbians.
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Originally Posted by LiquidSky
I strongly support allowing same-sex couples to get married.
How come you haven't spoken up on this topic sooner?
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<-- for it.
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I'd rather the gov't just get out of the marriage business and let it be a private and/or religious thing. Barring that, I don't believe the gov't should deny gay people rights it affords to straight people, so I'd probably fall under strongly support, but only for pragmatic reasons.
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Lesbians are hot. Those hags are not hot. Ergo, they do not qualify as lesbians.
Those "hags" were also instrumental in the gay rights movement for over 50 years.
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I said I "somewhat support". To clarify, I do think gay marriage should be legal and I have nothing against same-sex couples tying the knot. But I don't want courts deciding it for us. I think it should be placed on a ballot and the public should either vote for it or against it.
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Originally Posted by Burgundy LaRue
It doesn't bother me. Love is love. However, I anxiously await media coverage of the growing trend of gay couples divorcing in CA. As if couples in general NEVER get tired of each other and split.
Those article have already surfaced about Massachussets.

I don't see why the government gets to make decisions about marriages.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Those "hags" were also instrumental in the gay rights movement for over 50 years.
Way to go, hags. Now get with the real lesbians.
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
I'd rather the gov't just get out of the marriage business and let it be a private and/or religious thing.
That's probably the best way to go and will shut up every side in this issue. Regardless of your sexual orientation, you have your religious ceremony for "marriage" and the government issues you the legal paperwork for your "civil union."

Then whether or not you can get married can be determined by whatever religious group you seek out.
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How come you haven't spoken up on this topic sooner?
I got tired of getting pissed off at certain people's posts. Life is too short to become angry arguing with strangers on the internet.
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I'm against it. Marriage is not a happy occasion, not for the men anyway. Why should we be forced to be gay on the worst day of our life?
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I don't understand why people are so strongly against it. Allowing two members of the opposite sex to get married has just as much impact on my life as allowing two members of the same sex to get married.
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