Gay Marriages

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by steve45058, Mar 2, 2004.

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Support Gay Marriages?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    43.5%
  1. belle

    belle New Member

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    Can i say how impressed i was with the level of debate on this thread?

    I most definately agree with Zelriptha's views.
  2. mayashai

    mayashai New Member

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    Its still a relationship, I wish people would leave them alone about it.
  3. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    I think I remember seeing that somewhere too... :shifty:...

    ....:laugh:
  4. darioadolfo

    darioadolfo New Member

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    EVERYONE has the right of doing what they want and how they want to do it
  5. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Ever not the conservative though I am, that last is stated a lit-tle broadly. :)
  6. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    I think if they want to get married then fine...live and let live. But, when they start trying to adopt kids...that's when i personally have a problem with it
  7. BarryC

    BarryC New Member

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    They need to make up a new word for it then, because marriage is literally defined as being used within a man and woman, it can't be otherwise.
  8. eagleeye0200

    eagleeye0200 New Member

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    Just my personal opinion but gay marraige is defiling a sacred instition. It's not just about rights, it's about the sanctity of marraige. The purpose of marraige is to have babies and raise families. I know adoption is an option but still in the basics, it's just wrong. This isn't public opinion talking either. Maybe I was just raised in a conservative family but as I said, gay marraige is a mockery of the sacred institution of marraige.
  9. hockeyman200

    hockeyman200 New Member

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    It shouldnt be called marriage. it should have another name.
  10. Komplex

    Komplex New Member

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    I have no problem with it, why deny them the same rights that heterosexuals have? I think thats the main beef gay couples have with the current state of things...
  11. legendcasey

    legendcasey New Member

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    Its no big deal really, marriage is after all only words and a piece of paper.

    Same sex couples adopting a child......(A far better argument)
    Im not so sure about that one myself...would'nt be a big proponent of that idea
  12. KingXII

    KingXII S MOD

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    Art I couldn't agree more but if a “Civil Union” offered all the same inherent legal protections, benefits and privileges as a “Marriage” then everyone would be happy. Congress is thinking of the opposite where they can be joined in a "civil union" but do not have the protections of "marriage" and that's the reason for the push for homosexual marriages to level the playing field. Once we start categorizing people into groups it's bound to cause a stir where there will not be equality, the keyword is equality. That's where the civil rights and women rights movements came about.
  13. Betty_Boop

    Betty_Boop New Member

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    Well, I am in a catch 22 situation. I have a gay brother. I'm not sure how I feel. I love him dearly and whatever he chooses to do with his life is entirely up to him, but don't impose the issue on me. I respect him as a human being as well as anyone else, but marriage is stated to be between man and woman. Regardless of the fact homosexuality has been around for years, it still don't make it right. Then who am I to say whether it is right or not. Unfortunately, with the changes that are being made in society now, nothing surprises me. If gays are allowed to marry then the next thing you know brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons will marry. What kind of mess will society be then? I don't know, I just accept life and live each day to the fullest and I'm happy with whatever comes with it. I choose to be straight and live with the man that I love and so be it with the gay commuity.
  14. objober

    objober New Member

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    In responce to steve45058, I can't say I agree with what you said.

    Let us pretend for just a moment that you give 95% of the world food (it is their choice to eat or not), and another 5% of the world is simply not allowed to eat, as much as they'd like to or not, soley because of a trait that is (arguably) part of the way they were born. Now I'm comparing food to love her, but Maslow would agree, the two are not far off.

    Then, we give one of these few starving individuals food. It's fair to assume that, while that food is avaliable, all those starving individuals should rush for their share. (because as easy as the forces that be can give it, they can take it away.)

    And, theARTISAN, although you address the topic with much more civility than most, I have to disagree with you. Though I agree this may be an argument thats brought up all to often: Who thinks they can decide what is right and wrong for others, whether two gay man can get married will not stop them from holding hands in public, or is does allowing it take a shot at the dignities of all us heterosexuals who dare to call ourselves 'married' as well.

    I don't know really, I'm only playing devil's advocate.
  15. yoda365

    yoda365 New Member

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    I am not against it. If two people want to commit to each other I think that's great in todays times. Why on earth they would want to do it in a church is beyaond me. But if they would like to have a service to share their love for each other with the world then I say more power to them.
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    Jim Colyer New Member

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    No such thing!
  17. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Well, I meant to say last Tuesday, Texans voted on a (state) constitutional amendment that prohibits gay marriage (actually redundant since it's already not legal here), by something like 75% to 25%. Not sure exactly what that says about Texans... :rolleyes:

    :)
  18. MDniteStryKR

    MDniteStryKR I'll come back to you when I'm dead! Staff Member Super Mod

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    it's sad that many people nowadays have lost respect for marriage..many take marriage for granted and even make fun of it..Britney being the best example with her less than 24 hour marriage..as for me i think marriage involves commitment between a couple who truly love each other and their marriage vow is not simply a bunch of uttered words to impress the partner but a pledge to share joy and pain through thick and thin..i certainly do not believe in divorce..it's disappointing to see so many couples giving up so soon..and also so many rush into marriage without carefully considering their future..

    and those who say marriage is just some words printed on paper..i feel it's actually a sacred union and should be respected and honored no matter what..i dont see any good in simply living in with someone, and when they realise u're not compatible with each other they just break off like nothing happened..where's the meaning of the relationship then?

    i know many people dont see things how i do but this is how i feel..i think marriage was created for a reason and couples should know each other well and put great thought before jumping to the altar

    and as for gay marriages..i dont quite agree..I feel God created only 2 genders for the reason that man should marry woman..no other genders in between..even in animals we see the males chasing after the females..that's nature and how things are meant to be..but i have met gays and it's not their fault they're what they are..still i dont think it should go up to marriage level..i'd prefer not to judge on this issue as i think they also have the rights to have a partner..call me conservative but i'm still voting for a 'no' on this one
  19. Gabs

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    Gay marriages don't bother me. And I say that for those it does bother, they better find a way to deal with them (atleast in public) I think they will be more and more common.
  20. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    I don't understand, to my satisfaction, why there are homosexuals. I have nothing against them and I do believe they should have the right to get married. But I've always wanted to be in their mindset for a day and see if and how my perception of the same sex changed. It's not nature's way of things, obviously. It's almost a mutation, but that seems too harsh a word o_O...

    Psychology and genetics totally rock my socks.

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