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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 01-06-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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It counts for a lot. In California! The California Supreme court is just that - California's court. They don't speak for all of the US, and evidently don't speak for 52% of the California voting constituency.

Your attempt at obfuscation aside, and again, back on topic, there is nothing in the Constitution that limits rights based on sexuality.

And please keep your incredibly naive generalization that same-sex couples marrying offends me to yourself. You have no idea what offends me, nor do you have any basis to make that determination. Kindly refrain.
In the Supreme Court Case of Loving V Virginia, marriage was indeed declared a basic civil right of man.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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hehehe... Looks like the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has succeeded, and gays have taken the bait hook, line, and sinker. We must be pretty good at it; making bondage appear as liberty. Have fun in the states that have legalized gay marriage.

Here's your wedding ring.



;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
You are not funny. Straight people are into bondage too. Why make a generalization that does not fit? I wear a gold wedding ring and so does my partner, neither one of us is into bondage.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I do think it is wrong, and that is my opinion. I am have a right to that. Gay people have the same rights as I do.
Not when they do not have the right to marry the one they love, or inherit their spouses property, adopt children, get federal benefits and rights or be able to make decisions for their partner in a medical emergency. Gay people do not have any where near the same rights as straight people. Gays are the last group of people in the US to be denied their full civil rights.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: THE USA
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Please explain to me which rights heterosexauls enjoy that homosexuals do not. Please be specific.
You are NOT that dim.

Obviously they are talking about the right to MARRY someone they love.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Official announcement: For now on, anyone who says that gays are equal because they have the same right to marry someone of the opposite sex, just as a heterosexual does, is a HOMOPHOBIC JACKASS.

If you're really in favor of restricting marriage to being between a man and woman, then fine, but if you're going to use that (now tired) argument about gays having the right to marry someone of the opposite sex, then you are truly a mean-spirited jerk.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: My ranch
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you should have put in your poll "other".

i would have answered other. because marriage is within the realm of the church and not the goverment, civil unions are in the pervue of the goverment.

if you can get your marriage ok'ed by a church, then there should be not a damn thing any goverment can say about it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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There is nothing in this definition of "marriage" that excludes polygamy, marriage to/of children, or any of the other odd permutations that have peppered our society from time to time, aside from the same legal restrictions to gay "marriage" which its supporters lament. Do you really want Joseph Smith and his bonnet-clad handmaidens, or Warren Jeffs and his clan, sitting up there in the front of the bus with you?
Yeah, why not? I work with Mormons who have some wacky beliefs, so what difference does it make if they have 4 wives instead of 1. The only thing that matters is that the people being married are all of consenting age (18 should be a nationwide age of majority for everything from alcohol to marriage to marijuana to tobacco to porn to military service) are not cousins and are all in the marriage by choice. Why do YOU care that gay people miles away from you can get married?
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Downey CA
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you should have put in your poll "other".

i would have answered other. because marriage is within the realm of the church and not the goverment, civil unions are in the pervue of the goverment.

if you can get your marriage ok'ed by a church, then there should be not a damn thing any goverment can say about it.
I completely agree with this post civil unions are goverment weddings are religion.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You are not funny. Straight people are into bondage too. Why make a generalization that does not fit? I wear a gold wedding ring and so does my partner, neither one of us is into bondage.
You do know that I wasn't referring to a sexual term right. Sheesh, everything has a double meaning these days. Perhaps if I had changed bondage to "slavery" or "servitude" or something like that, you would have understood. Either way, I've seen enough marriage to know that it's no better than a prison. I think, therefore, I'm single. Gay people have fallen into our trap.

Now, wait till you get a mother-in-law.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Yeah really, homosexuals living in the West have it easy compared to homosexuals who live in the Islamic world. If you and your boyfriend moved to Iran or Palestine for example and you 2 started making out in public in front of everybody you 2 would basically be signing your own death wish.
Lets all just base our civil rights to those in muslim countries. Yah, that is a recipe for success.
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