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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    we both have the same right. gays as to people that want more then one wife want a special right.
    Also, after same sex marriage is legalized, everyone will have the same rights still, only they will have more. A person of either sex can marry a person of either sex. This means that you will have the same right as gays to marry a person of the same sex if you want to. No special rights, since you will be able to do it to legally.
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    It's about damn time.
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    To Marry

    Start a referendum in your state and you can vote on it.
    You have a right to marry how on earth is this a "special" right?

    You would also be granted the right to marry someone of the same sex, you know, so it's not a "special" right, you would have that right too. You just don't want to exercise it. Guess what? They don't want to marry someone of the opposite gender either. You would both have one right you choose to exercise and one right you choose not to exercise. Hooray equality!
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You have a right to marry how on earth is this a "special" right?

    You would also be granted the right to marry someone of the same sex, you know, so it's not a "special" right, you would have that right too. You just don't want to exercise it. Guess what? They don't want to marry someone of the opposite gender either. You would both have one right you choose to exercise and one right you choose not to exercise. Hooray equality!
    Gays have exactly the same right I do when it comes to marriage. They can marry someone of the opposite sex. They want to change the definition of marriage and marry someone of the same sex. That is a special right.
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Tell that to everyone else out there that thinks differently. I'm always hearing about how blacks are an "underclass". Along with browns. And how whites are considered the "priviledged class".

    You don't believe white is a race of people?

    You heard none of that from me. In fact I am married to and Asian and have about 100 Asian relatives.........try again.
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    We are not a democracy. We are a representative republic.

    This means that we elect representatives to represent us and vote for us but the laws they put in place must adhere to the Constitution. This limits our government from becoming a tyranny of the majority. It helps to prevent the majority from removing rights from minorities by popular vote.

    Are you haveing a reading problem today? ........If that was not the case, why have a republic,


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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Gays have exactly the same right I do when it comes to marriage. They can marry someone of the opposite sex. They want to change the definition of marriage and marry someone of the same sex. That is a special right.
    Expand, not change. In either case, the laws regarding marriage in most states has a gender-based requirement. By definition, that is sex discrimination. If Bill and Sally both want to marry Bob, only Sally has the right to, and there's no basis for denying that right to Bill. I mean, no basis other than that it offends the tender sensibilities of some rednecks, but they don't have the right to not be offended, so tough luck. It's none of their business.

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    You don't believe white is a race of people?
    It's not, but that's a whole different discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Does being white make you into one class of people?
    No it makes me part of a race of people.
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by BooRadley View Post
    Expand, not change. In either case, the laws regarding marriage in most states has a gender-based requirement. By definition, that is sex discrimination. If Bill and Sally both want to marry Bob, only Sally has the right to, and there's no basis for denying that right to Bill. I mean, no basis other than that it offends the tender sensibilities of some rednecks, but they don't have the right to not be offended, so tough luck. It's none of their business.




    It's not, but that's a whole different discussion.

    For the 1,000 times there is nothing in the constitution about marriage and don't give me the 14th amendment because when the originators signed it the fartherst thing from their mind was gay marriage.
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    Re: Washington state approves gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    For the 1,000 times there is nothing in the constitution about marriage and don't give me the 14th amendment because when the originators signed it the fartherst thing from their mind was gay marriage.
    It doesn't matter if they thought of the specific issue of gay marriage, which I'm sure they didn't. They thought of the overall concept of equal protection of the law, and so far, one court after the next has found that this applies to discriminatory laws on marriage. The fact that you don't like it doesn't change the fact that it's a 14th amendment issues, as has been found in several state's courts, appeals courts and supreme courts.

    To think you know more about the laws than all those judges do is your right, of course, but that doesn't make it a rational assumption.

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