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Old 12-20-2009, 10:13 PM
 
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You don't get to choose your gender, your color, or your sexual orientation. Get over it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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The term marriage is a religous term. Marriage is a religous practice belongs to religion.
Please forgive me and pray for me please because I do not won't to be intolerant of anyone, I have no right to be intolerant of others.
I just don't understand why the gay community insist having the term "marriage."
I used to believe what you currently believe: "marriage is a religious term." I do not believe (anymore) that marriage is a religious term, I believe it is a legal term. One can be legally married without any religious ritual whatsoever.

Therefore, following the logic that marriage is a legal term, I can understand why gay couples want the legal protection and rights of marriage.

As far as "gay community", I have come to believe that "community" is all of us who live on this one earth; there is no separate community for gay people or straight people. We are all in this together.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Newark, DE
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Being a lesbian woman, I don't understand why anyone would get married. Marriages are not sacred anymore and most of them don't last. For someone to throw religion into it would just be a cover up. Some people walk down the aisle 3 and 4 times with 16 children and 6 different baby fathers. If a gay person wants to get married, so be it. I don't understand why a gay person's wishes and desires must always bother someone. I'm sure almost everyone wants to experience that "special day" and there are places that allow it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Being a lesbian woman, I don't understand why anyone would get married. Marriages are not sacred anymore and most of them don't last. For someone to throw religion into it would just be a cover up. Some people walk down the aisle 3 and 4 times with 16 children and 6 different baby fathers. If a gay person wants to get married, so be it. I don't understand why a gay person's wishes and desires must always bother someone. I'm sure almost everyone wants to experience that "special day" and there are places that allow it.
i concur.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have no right to be intolerant of others.
You have every right to be intolerant, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.

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You don't get to choose your gender, your color, or your sexual orientation.
Many homosexual men are married to women and have children.

Sounds like a choice to me.

Bisexuality is also a choice, because bisexuals say so.

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I think it's completely wrong to deny two people who love each other the exact same rights as everyone else.
Moderator cut: off topic

Last edited by Miss Blue; 12-28-2010 at 07:15 PM.. Reason: do not derail this thread with sarcasm or changing the topic to pedipholia
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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(I chose you randomly to ask this....)
If gay marriage is passed, do you have a problem with polygamy also being legalized? I mean why not..... who cares, besides the church and the insurance companies perhaps?
This is a non-sequitur. Gays are not asking for polygamous marriages, nor are they asking to marry a relative or an animal.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Sounds like a choice to me.
Bisexuality is also a choice, because bisexuals say so.
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So how old were you when you decided to be straight?
how did you turn off your same sex attraction? Is it all gone?

If its a choice then everyone is bisexual and we all choose our orientation at a certain age.

Doesn't sound like a choice to me. don't listen to Sarah Palin - its not a choice. Just ask the APA
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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This is the op, please read it and reply to the topic if you want this very old thread to remain open.


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The term marriage is a religous term. Marriage is a religous practice belongs to religion.
Please forgive me and pray for me please because I do not won't to be intolerant of anyone, I have no right to be intolerant of others.
I just don't understand why the gay community insist having the term "marriage."
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Many homosexual men are married to women and have children.

Sounds like a choice to me.
And many straight men are married to women and have children.

You obviously don't see the contradiction in your own words. You said they are homosexuals. Just because they marry a woman doesn't change that fact or make it a "choice".

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Bisexuality is also a choice, because bisexuals say so.
Nope, bisexuality is merely the middle of the spectrum which is (inborn) human sexual orientation.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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The term marriage is a religous term. Marriage is a religous practice belongs to religion.
Please forgive me and pray for me please because I do not won't to be intolerant of anyone, I have no right to be intolerant of others.
I just don't understand why the gay community insist having the term "marriage."
The same reason that interracial couples did forty years ago, and why before that, African Americans insisted on having the term "human" and "citizen"

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