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View Poll Results: Would you legalize gay marriage??
Yes 80 62.02%
No 49 37.98%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Bottom line is that I believe it's immoral and I refuse to vote for such a thing.
I think abortion is immoral, but I'm not about to vote to take away a woman's right to make that decision.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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I can just never understand why anyone would be interested in WHO I marry. If I marry someone of the same sex, people wouldn't even KNOW about it, unless they know me personally.

I've struggled with that question for a long time, and I've never gotten a good answer. Why would anyone care, when it doesn't even enter their personal world?
I hear ya. It's really hard to wrap your mind around it when you're attracted to people rather than sexes, and if you happen to fall in love and decide to marry someone of the opposite sex, that's fine--even merits celebration, yet if you wind up falling in love with someone of the same sex and decide to get married, that's a threat to the traditional family. It has always seemed arbitrary to me.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Originally Posted by Momof1FL View Post
Actually read these before you respond....

A friend in Canada sent to me....her gay son sent to her!!



> Top reasons why Gay marriage is wrong:
>
> 1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural
> things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
>
> 2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that
> hanging around tall people will make you tall.
>
> 3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never
> adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the
> service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
>
> 4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at
> all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and
> divorce is still illegal.
>
> 5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were
> allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage
> would be destroyed.
>
> 6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay
> couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry
> because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
>
> 7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents
> only raise straight children.
>
> 8) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at
> home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to
> raise children.
>
> 9) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy
> behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has
> legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
>
> (one of the saddest parts about our society is that these arguments,
> before the humorous common sense, are the real reasons why people can't
> accept gay marriages.)



>
> REPOST THIS IF YOU BELIEVE THAT GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LEGAL! EITHER
> EVERYONE HAS EQUAL RIGHTS OR NO ONE DOES! THAT'S WHY IT SAYS "ONE
> NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL"

ROFLMAO!
Everyone should be "allowed" to live their own lives, even if different from me!!! I sure hope this country grows up after a while!
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I am still waiting for a good explanation for why government should be involved AT ALL with ANY marriage, regardless of participants. If guy wants 3 wives, or a lady wants 4 husbands, it shouldn't need "approval" from big daddy government. And don't even get me started on the tax ties to marriage, RIDICULOUS.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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And Iowa may be the next shoe to drop...

"Iowa Justices Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/us/10iowa.html
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Winter Park, FL
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Seriously, who gives a crap. I know I don't and it doesn't affect me. The politicians spent WAY too much time and energy talking about this stupid issue. There are far more important matters like the war in Iraq, Iran's nuclear program, the threat of a suitcase bomb going off in our country, our national debt and overall lousy economic picture, lack of energy independence, corrupt congress, etc.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The politicians talk about it to get the pro and against interest groups to vote for them. Just like everything else.

Any reasonable, rational human being knows there's no reason not to let gay people marry.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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Any reasonable, rational human being knows there's no reason not to let gay people marry.
That definitely cuts out some vocal posters on this forum.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Do you know why gay marriage gets legalized? Morals opinions aside...If the politicians support the gay marriages, all gays will return the favor by voting for those supportive politicians during reelection. A politicians job only job is to get themselves reelected, not to make their "peasants" happy
Indeed, because we all know that the 5% of the nation's population that comprises the gay community will make or break any campaign....
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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While the issue of gay marriage does not affect me personally, I almost hope it continues because of all the personal enjoyment I derive out of hearing opponents' (never quite getting to the) explanation of how gay marriage has any affect on them at all. They sputter. They mumble. They finally say it is just...wrong, and that is all. I love the sound of their mental gears grinding.
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