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Old 09-03-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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As a socially-liberal gay Democrat, it may come as some surprise to you all that I'm still "on the fence" regarding the gay marriage issue. I feel as if in order to eventually gain acceptance, my peers in the LGBT community need to take baby steps instead of beating their chests and thrusting full force into the political spectrum by demanding the legal recognition of their relationships through marriage.

I'm 100% supportive of same-sex civil unions, but I'll only support same-sex marriage if and when the majority of the nation finally becomes well-educated and literate enough to realize we're not "mutants." Until that point my peers in the LGBT community are just adding fuel for Republicans to use in order to distract the American public away from how they fumbled the quagmire in Iraq.

What do others think?
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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As a socially-liberal gay Democrat, it may come as some surprise to you all that I'm still "on the fence" regarding the gay marriage issue. I feel as if in order to eventually gain acceptance, my peers in the LGBT community need to take baby steps instead of beating their chests and thrusting full force into the political spectrum by demanding the legal recognition of their relationships through marriage.

I'm 100% supportive of same-sex civil unions, but I'll only support same-sex marriage if and when the majority of the nation finally becomes well-educated and literate enough to realize we're not "mutants." Until that point my peers in the LGBT community are just adding fuel for Republicans to use in order to distract the American public away from how they fumbled the quagmire in Iraq.

What do others think?

I would actually have to agree with you. I am not against civil unions. I am a conservative Christian, and one thing that I have been taught in my Religious upbringing is to Hate the sin, not the sinner.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: here
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I'm in favor of it. I don't really care if it is called civil union or marriage. The point is to have the same rights as straight couples.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I think the state should perform civil unions, regardless of the couples and the churches should be free to marry whom they please.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I think the best thing we could do is to get government out of it. why the hell do we need the state to perform a religious ceremony? if the license wasn't required at the end, anyone could perform it, and anyone could participate. the second government gets involved, we all start losing our rights.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I think the best thing we could do is to get government out of it. why the hell do we need the state to perform a religious ceremony? if the license wasn't required at the end, anyone could perform it, and anyone could participate. the second government gets involved, we all start losing our rights.
Where've ya been J, did you get slapped on the hand again?
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I support 'Civil Unions' for gays, not gays 'Marriage'. Only because marriage has religious connotations. Was this nation not founded by christians?!
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I support 'Civil Unions' for gays, not gays 'Marriage'. Only because marriage has religious connotations. Was this nation not founded by christians?!
Yes, they happened to be, but the nation was formed by those that wanted freedom to worship the religion they chose. Not the rules of the Church of England. Freedom of religious practice, they just happened to be Christians. BTW so was the Church of England.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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Yes, they happened to be, but the nation was formed by those that wanted freedom to worship the religion they chose. Not the rules of the Church of England. Freedom of religious practice, they just happened to be Christians. BTW so was the Church of England.
One nation under God? God supposedly said that he burnt a town of gay people signaling that he thought being was bad. I don't think this, but thats what the nation was founded upon.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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NO because now all the dictionaries have to be reprinted...damn it, thats going to be expensive..lol
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