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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Same-sex Marriage


What are your thoughts?

If there's already a thread I apologize I couldn't find one.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:36 AM   #2

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People should be allowed to marry no matter their sexual preference and should
be allowed all the legal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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Firstly, gays that wish to have Christian marriages confuse me. Just... Why? This institution in its true form opposes you.

Churches should not be forced to marry people.

People should be able to get legally married otherwise, regardless of their gender, and receive the same rights as those in conventional marriages.

Married people should not be treated as superior to those that choose to remain single.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:49 AM   #4

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Sure why not? No reason that gays should be deprived of practicing the art of insincerity.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:54 AM   #5

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I think that same - sex couples should enjoy freedom of marriage. I believe that every man has right to decide who and why he should marry, and if he choose same - sex partner I don't see problem there, if they're both decent members of society, and are contributing equally as we all do. I'm against Pride parades, simply because I think that there is no need in demonstration of sex, and that gays and homosexuals are maybe oppressed, but demonstrating your sexual orientation in front of the whole world is irritating.

In any case. let thm have their marriages and live freely like every human deserves to live.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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Great thoughts so far, I agree. I really don't care what people do with their lives as long as it's not harmful to anyone (which marrying isn't?). I have to say that I don't agree with the church marrying the same-sex couples though, because like tagradh said, it just doesn't make sense. But ultimately what does same-sex marriage matter, they sin differently than I do, but it shouldn't be frowned upon like it is.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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Whether we like it or not, society will need to deal with the growing number of gay couples. Already, many companies are willing to give the same benefits to same sex partners as married couples. Whether you call it marriage, or call it same sex partnerships, governments eventually are going to have deal with the new reality.

The only thing is that same sex marriage should not be imposed by the courts, but voted in by the legislatures.

(In the US, the federal judges can, if they chose, decide to make same sex marriages legal tomorrow, and there is very little anyone could do about it. The only way the decision of the US Supreme Court can be overturned is with a Constitutional amendment, and they are extremely difficult to get passed.)
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:15 AM   #8

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Great thoughts so far, I agree. I really don't care what people do with their lives as long as it's not harmful to anyone (which marrying isn't?). I have to say that I don't agree with the church marrying the same-sex couples though, because like tagradh said, it just doesn't make sense. But ultimately what does same-sex marriage matter, they sin differently than I do, but it shouldn't be frowned upon like it is.
I also think that churches, mosques, etc.. should not be involved in creating of those marriage. I mean in essence, all abrahamistic religions are prohibiting same - sex relations, and creation of such marriages in church would somehow be offense on faith of every believer. State(s) should deal with that, and finally pass legislation.


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Whether we like it or not, society will need to deal with the growing number of gay couples. Already, many companies are willing to give the same benefits to same sex partners as married couples. Whether you call it marriage, or call it same sex partnerships, governments eventually are going to have deal with the new reality.

This is growing problem, I agree. And all we do is closing our eyes in fornt of it. By negating it, we can't make it dissapear. We talk about human rights, protection, equality and we are continuously failing on simplest test. It's like in case of prostitution, we see it, we know it's there, and still we(government) don't do anything, except rehabilitation of prostitutes, which is IMHO, nothing more than clearing of dirty collective consience.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:20 AM   #9

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Same sex marriage should be allowed.
After all...... why should heterosexual couples be the only ones to suffer


ps: Joking aside, I have not the slightest objection to same sex marriage, if any of my loved ones was homosexual I would approve of them being in a stable relationship sanctified by the ritual of marriage.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:23 AM   #10

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I find it quite bizarre, but it seems to be becoming fashionable nowadays. But I don't think churches should be forced to marry homosexual couples if they don't want to.
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