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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

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    Make some think it's OK to lead a life of sin.

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    You have not shown how the sin itself is harmful.

    And the sin isnt 'contagious.' Either they are born to 'lead that life' or they are not.

    And apparently, God made them that way.
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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Make some think it's OK to lead a life of sin.

    Harmful
    Should divorce be legal? Should it be legal to marry someone I don't love? Should it be legal for pagans to marry each other?
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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

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    Pedophilia already has come up.
    Actually, no pedophilia has not legitimately come up. Having some fringe loonies say they want the right to molest children (because in reality they don't really want the right to marry those children since those children would grow up and take away the very thing they are "attracted" to, their age), does not mean that there is any legitimate legal argument to allow a change in the age limitations of marriage or sexual consent. Age is almost always recognized as a valid restrictions for many rights.

    It all comes down to what legitimate state interest is furthered by a restriction. No legitimate state interest is furthered by a restriction in marriage on gender/sex, but there certainly are a number furthered by a restriction in marriage on age.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

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    NO what you don't understand is that I DO NOT support people or actions that I consider sinful. That's it.
    There is a seriously flaw with this line of reasoning when we are talking about laws of the US. On a personal level, you are free to do this. But on a legal level, it simply is not constitutional.

    Plus, if you respect/believe in freedom of religion in the US, then it is an impossible claim to live up to because Christians believe it is a sin to worship another above God (Jesus/God of the Bible). So in order to not support sin (as many claim), they would need to not support freedom of religion in our laws as well. Your reasoning (along with some other people that I know who are Christian and do not support same sex marriage being legal is that if it is legal, then they are supporting sin. So that means that you see it as if something is legal, then you are supporting sin. Since it is legal to worship another god/religion (or none at all), and such a thing is viewed as a sin according to Christianity (it in fact breaks the First Commandment), then that would mean that you are supporting sin simply by supporting freedom of religion.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Apologies for the thread rez. This was too good to miss:

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