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Old 09-16-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: St. John's County
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I don't believe the government should ever be permitted to govern my morals.

To me, marriage is about love and commitment. Never should race, gender or sexual orientation enter into the equation. Marriage is also seen as an expression of love between two people. It is a celebration of two people finding love and happiness in each other. This should not be of the government's concern.

When I married my husband (10 years ago in Oct!) we had a small private ceremony in the judge's chambers. A year later we had a huge wedding. We were already married but we wanted to share our love and celebrate it with family and friends. Why should anyone be denied that because of their sexual orientation?

Why should anyone be denied access to a loved one when they are in the hospital because of their sexual orientation? Why should anyone be denied anything based on their sexual orientation?

Discrimination is discrimination regardless of how you spin it. Hate is hate. Most educated people realize that being gay or black or Iraqi is not a choice but just who you are. Gay people are not trying to take anything away from anyone. I just fail to see why this is even an issue.

The government has approved and continued to allow discrimination against gays and call it "protecting the sanctity of marriage".



*gently steps off soapbox*
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Your Mom's House
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I agree. The "protecting the sanctity of marriage" argument is a load of crap. If that really were the case, we wouldn't have all these stupid reality shows where people marry each other for cash & prizes on a whim without even knowing each other then get a quickie divorce. We'll allow that mockery to take place, but two gays who love each other wanna marry? Oh, heavens no. That would just be wrong.

When you sift through all the BS & come right down to it, it just makes people uncomfortable. And plus, since there's no REAL separation from church & state (even though they pretend there is), it goes against what many people's religion teaches them, which is homosexuality is a "sin". So, cant have that...DENIED!

People use that argument all the time & you're right, its basically just a mask for bigotry.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Correct.



Blah, blah, blah, "bigots", blah, blah, blah...



The reason that Amendment 2 is a constitutional amendment-to-be is so that a court CANNOT find it "unconstitutional"! I mean, if it's part of the constitution, then by definition, it can't be found to be unconstitutional, now can it? That's why various states amended their constitutions over the years: to prevent activist courts from overturning their laws. Laws can be found to be unconstitutional, but a constitution cannot be unconstitutional. Got it?
Apparently sir you are not aware of the fourteenth amendment to the united states constitution which allows the federal government to strike down state laws and constitutions that bar equal protection of all citizens.


"The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."[1] The Equal Protection Clause can be seen as an attempt to secure the promise of the United States' professed commitment to the proposition that "all men are created equal"[2] by empowering the judiciary to enforce that principle against the states.[3] The Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause applies only to state governments, but the requirement of equal protection has been read to apply to the federal government as a component of Fifth Amendment due process."
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