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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    You have the right to have your marriage to a person you are genetically programmed to be attracted to recognized by other states. You have the right to expect the benefits of that marriage to be respected in every state.
    Genetics? Please don’t boor me with this tired and unproven argument again. If I'm genetically designed to marry children or dogs is that a human right?

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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Genetics? Please donít boor me with this tired and unproven argument again. If I'm genetically designed to marry children or dogs is that a human right?
    Children are under the age of consent and animals cannot give consent to marry, so there is a solid legal argument against both.

    Try again.

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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

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    Genetics? Please don’t boor me with this tired and unproven argument again. If I'm genetically designed to marry children or dogs is that a human right?
    You may not be able to spell it, but bore is a good word. This debate topic has been worked over so many times it's ridiculous. In the thousands of posts on the topic, no one has managed to come up with valid arguments against SSM. It's a pretty sad, one-sided, debate anymore. Mostly folks like you come up new ways to argue the same tired stuff. Thing is, no one with any analytic skills and a modicum of wit is going to be swayed against the right to SSM. Mostly it comes down to the same thing as so many debates. People already convinced of their view point sit and argue with no chance of convincing the other and rehash the same material until someone gets too bored to reply.
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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    1. Don't like Coffee and starbucks hot chocolate sucks

    2. The only reason I would've even THOUGHT about attending the Chick-Fil-A protest purposefully was due to the only potential (and arguably actual) infringement of the first amendment on the part of the idiot mayors

    3. Even then, I didn't have any desire to attend such a protest because its ****ing fast food. I go to my resturants and coffee joints to eat/drink, not make some stupid political statement

    4. If this was anything more than a political stunt, or wasn't just reactionary BS rather than some honest desire to raise SSM awareness, Starbucks would've done this without the extra urge from Chick-Fil-A. This is them trying to cash in on the whole thing imho.

    So yeah...the chances of me purposefully attending this "protest" is just a smidgen less than the "ridiculously doubtful to an extreme" chance that I would've purposefully attended the Chick-Fil-A one.

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    Anyone who supports SSM probably already goes to Starbucks every day of the week, so I doubt they will get much traction with this reverse boycott.

    It's interesting to me how thoroughly consumerized we are as a society when we support pet causes by organizing buy-ins at businesses that SAY they support the cause. Are we tacitly saying we prefer retail stores to express our political wills rather than the state houses and Capitol Hill? No need to bother with elected representatives when we have the voice of some big business publicly aligning itself with our stances.

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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    It is real simple: This is a states’ rights issue until SCOTUS says it is a US constitutional issue.
    End of story.

    I have no more rights than any gay man does so it has nothing to do with “equality”. It has everything to do with changing the current definition of marriage, which is ok by me, but not upon the basis of ‘human rights” or “constitutional rights”.
    There is no disparity in rights as the law stands unless you consider any and all limits on marriage an infringement upon the rights of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Children are under the age of consent and animals cannot give consent to marry, so there is a solid legal argument against both.

    Try again.
    Men can't marry men in most states so try again with your legal argument. You quote law but you are trying to change the law. Get a clue dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
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    re: The anti-Chick-fil-A protest - Starbucks [W:39]

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Men can't marry men in most states so try again with your legal argument. You quote law but you are trying to change the law. Get a clue dude.
    You asked what rights gay couples don't get that straight couples do.

    I gave you them.

    You just contradicted yourself; first you said there were no rights gay couples don't get, now you're admitting there are rights they don't get per states not letting them allowed to marry.

    YOU get a clue.

    Dude.

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