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View Poll Results: Would you like to see same-sex marriage become legal where you live?
It is already legal where I live 18 6.02%
Yes 184 61.54%
No 92 30.77%
Not sure 5 1.67%
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The outrage is clear: too many RINO neo-con statists are afraid of catching the ghey. Lot of hypocrisy among these closet progressives concerning "the will of the people". The first amendment was supported, just as the second was with the overturning of the Chicago handgun ban.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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Period.

Again:

The goverment exists to protect the people.

That includes minorities.

Which is why there's a system of checks and balances, and courts can overturn something like this.

To be against this, is to be against America as it was meant to be.
Wrong. The gov exist to protect the land and the constitution and peoples rights and freedoms from the constitution. NOTHING more NOTHING less

Since Marriage is NOT a right then there is no right to protect for each citizen. There for the gov has no business in this. It should be up to the citizens of this country. To have their say

Enough of the drama and BS about " to be against this is to be against what America is meant to be" Considering you dont even know the role of the gov
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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There is not one person of legal age that is not able to get married already.
And if gay marriage is legalized, that will still be the case.

Until then, a man cannot marry another man in most states.

Which is absolutely wrong.

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The Citizens of each state needs to vote for their state and all citizens agree to accept the outcome.
I disagree.

Something akin to this should not be left up to the citizens.

It's how mo st minorities got the privileges they have.


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What do you mean this is the tip of the iceberg?
THis ruling is a landmark ruling.

Especially if it does go all the way to the supreme court.

It could easily snowball into the federal government making homosexual marriage legal in all states.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: California
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For now.
Where exactly do you think they would go? Not having gay marriage didn't stop them from existing....
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Marriage isnt a right, its a privlidge..

So is driving. If we told men between the ages of 25 and 40 that they were not allowed to drive, and had no good reason why they shouldn't, would the "it's not a right it's a privilege" REALLY be a good argument?
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Awesome! Now people can marry whoever and whatever they want. Soon, we'll be able to marry our pets and inflatable dolls, too. Hurray for the USA!
Your argument sounds as weak as those of the Prop8 proponents. For some reason, you and others have such a difficult time with the love between two members of the same sex that you can't resist idiotic comparisons. What is it about two gay people loving each other than forces one to think it's LESS than its heterosexual counterpart?

Hooray for the decision. I hope we all get to see a reenactment of the trial so we can clearly see the bigotry and stupidity of the losers.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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ROFL. Name me some books I should read.I would be more than interested to read some good books. Go ahead.
You want a book to read:

-Plato's Republic
-Aristotle's Politics
-Cicero's anything [he was even deemed to be a very important person by the Catholic Church]
-Adam Smith's Wealth of Nation
-Montesquieu's anything [he wrote a lot]

but clinging to the Bible will give you no understanding of the foundation of law and civil rights in this country.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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It should be up to the citizens of this country. To have their say
So you would prefer segregation, blacks not being able to marry whites, women not being able to vote, etc.?

Because the citizens were all against these.

Again: Tyranny of the majority cannot happen here.

The majority cannot discriminate against the minority.

Barring gay marriage is exactly that.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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Where exactly do you think they would go? Not having gay marriage didn't stop them from existing....
Mental Hospitals or as I said why should government being involved in marriage at all then we wouldn't have any of this mess.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: California
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Whether it was civil unions or marriage something had to happen. And whatever it is needs to happen at the federal level, not a state level. That never did make sense to anyone thinking clearly.
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