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Old 06-26-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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I wonder if there's any way to tie this into federal charges not being filed for marijuana legality in the states that have made it legal?

If the state legalizes then the Feds shouldn't charge those in that state for something considered legal.

 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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With the rate of 'straight' marriages at a historical low in the USA, and divorce rates at a historical high ... we might just learn that same-sex couples have stronger, better and longer-lasting relationships. Wouldn't that be something.
The divorce rate in the United States is NOT at a historical high -- at least make some attempt to get your facts right before mouthing off.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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You arent subsidizing their existsance either.. Allowing people to keep their own money isnt a subsidy
Where do you think the tax money they dont pay comes from?

Hint: From other taxpayers.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NC
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You know, I'm watching all this unfold on TV and it leaves me with a feeling of revulsion and sadness.
Not because I disapprove of same-sex marriage, but because it's such a big deal down there. Such commotion. Such brouhaha. So much anger.
Why is the US such a bastion of backwards thinking in this day and age? Why do you have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century?
Someone at work has one of the primary Christian radio news stations on and they are acting like this country is over, and they must pray to keep the rest of their religious freedoms.

Yeah, people really believe their world is ending because of this. Welcome to America.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I understand completely and share your happiness. I have a lot of friends who will be positively affected.

Congratulations all around!
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The ruling had nothing to do with who you can marry, and who can't marry, and everything to do with opening the federal money taps to people who live in gay marriage.
So, you're saying that straight couples should be allowed the tax breaks and federal benefits afforded to married couples but when gay couples try to claim the *same* tax breaks that is wrong? It sounds like the tax money of gay couples is subsidizing straight marriage in states where gay marriage is illegal. You got it backwards.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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If I am forced to support gay unions financially while I believe them to be immoral, then my religion is being violated by the government. They are forcing me to support immorality. The government does not use tax-money to support abortion for the very same reason, but I suspect that will soon change too.
When churches start paying taxes, then you can whine about tax payer dollars supporting things you don't like.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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What are you talking about?
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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When churches start paying taxes, then you can whine about tax payer dollars supporting things you don't like.
Churches have absolutely NOTHING to do with where MY tax money is used.
 
Old 06-26-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Very likely the repeal of parts of DOMA ~ Mayhaps?
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