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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Homosexual marriages have the same purpose that heterosexual marriages have--a commitment to love, honor and cherish... Your prudish opinions on sexuality do not matter..
    Could you define the difference between a civil union performed at the courthouse, and a marriage?
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Could you define the difference between a civil union performed at the courthouse, and a marriage?
    legally they are factually not equal
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Homosexual marriages have the same purpose that heterosexual marriages have--a commitment to love, honor and cherish... Your prudish opinions on sexuality do not matter..
    So according to you marriage is defined as nothing more that an emotional bond. That anyone who wants to be with the one they love should have that right. Am I understanding that correctly? For if you are going to define marriage as an emotional bond then that means a whole lot more folks who society has shunned for their practices may well indeed qualify for the same rights! After all, who are YOU to be so PRUDISH in your OPINIONS to deny them?


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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    [QUOTE=Ontologuy;1062302405]False, obviously.

    Marriage was created just before the agricultural revolution more than 12,000 years ago and has remained at its foundational requirement "a man and a woman as husband and wife".

    Any location specific additional idiosyncratic criteria in certain cultures about class, or race, or the like only served to restrict the number of marriages, but every marriage created remained between a man and a woman as husband and wife or the union simply was not a marriage.




    From what I have read, the first marriage contracts began 4,000 years ago in Mesopotania.

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Homosexual sex is dirty, deviant behavior

    If it had a purpose, evolution would have found one by now


    I asked this before, but got no response.. What can two men do to each other that you could not do to your wife?

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyLarry View Post
    Why is the term "birth defect" offensive to you?

    Does the person with Down's Syndrome or Turner's Syndrome or Kleinfelter's Syndrome get offended that their condition is termed a "birth defect?" I don't think so. I imagine that they understand it for what it is and the term describing their reality is simply that... A term. Applying emotion to it only confuses the reality.

    This is the same reason that every few years we have to come up with a new word for the "handicapped" err I mean, "disabled" err I mean, "DIFFERENTLY ABLED"

    If it is a "birth defect" then it is what it is and it shouldn't trigger angst. If you believe it is not a "birth defect" and hearing the term used to explain homosexuality causes you to feel that homosexuals are being attacked by the use of the term this would only indicate that you believe the term "birth defect" means someone is less valued than another based on a defect which was out of their control. Since there are conditions that are acceptably termed "defects" as those listed above, one could only conclude you feel they are lower in value than yourself.


    What an amusing "twist" on the issue.....

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Could you define the difference between a civil union performed at the courthouse, and a marriage?


    It is still marriage regardless if you re married by a judge or a minister.. Marriage is marriage.

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    So according to you marriage is defined as nothing more that an emotional bond. That anyone who wants to be with the one they love should have that right. Am I understanding that correctly? For if you are going to define marriage as an emotional bond then that means a whole lot more folks who society has shunned for their practices may well indeed qualify for the same rights! After all, who are YOU to be so PRUDISH in your OPINIONS to deny them?



    OMG--not the slippery slope again? What is it with you and incest? It has absolutely nothing to do with SSM...but you keep trying to detract and divert from the issue... To love honor and cherish is part of traditional marriage contracts....

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    OMG--not the slippery slope again? What is it with you and incest? It has absolutely nothing to do with SSM...but you keep trying to detract and divert from the issue... To love honor and cherish is part of traditional marriage contracts....
    yeah the slipper slope argument for marriage is always a dishonest asinine failed argument
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long [W:29, 210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    OMG--not the slippery slope again? What is it with you and incest? It has absolutely nothing to do with SSM...but you keep trying to detract and divert from the issue... To love honor and cherish is part of traditional marriage contracts....
    Tunnel vision really does keep one from seeing past their own noses. When you make the standard for marriage to be nothing more than an emotional union then you truly do open the door for anything else that can be claimed as a bastardized "civil right". There really is such a thing as slippery slopes. That's reality deal with it.

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