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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I live in Europe and we have freedom and property rights.
    Ha! Good one.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    Well now........I guess we can look forward to legalized polygamy now......
    Yes, and no doubt all sorts of bestiality and .... what? No connection? Really? Oh, never mind.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    You tried to be clever but this post is pretty stupid.

    First of all, states have powers, not rights. And second, supporting the concept of federalism does not mean that I agree with every action that state governments take.
    Do you oppose all public accommodation laws or just the ones that protect gays? Can I put up a "NO CHRISTIANS ALLOWED" sign on my airplane? I don't want any passengers who think they're going somewhere better if we crash.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Yes, inevitable is correct. It has been in place in Canada nationally for 15 years now and it ain't going anywhere. It has been in place in many places in Europe a lot longer that.

    The SCOTUS should save Americans a decade now and also look at transgendered weddings as that's next.

    No where are churches forced to perform weddings and I know of no gays who want that. Occasionally some spoiled brats go ape**** because someone refuses to decorate their cake the way they want it, but fewer and fewer people give a ****.

    As the man says, you have ISIS at your back door, Al Qaeda at the side door and Putin huffing and puffing. You still have far too many people without medical coverage, a terrible economy, and the highest incarceration rate in the industrialized world along with a corrupt educational system that doesn't allow you to fire coke addled teachers.

    You have a president consistently telling lies and now running a war in a highly questionable manner, a stalled congress and declining trust in government as a whole.


    I would humbly suggest the gay marriage issue needs to be buried for good.
    Once same sex couples can marry alongside opposite sex couples, then transgendered couples won't matter when it comes to marriage because they will be married legally no matter what their sex is before, after, or during the marriage, unlike it does now.
    "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: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It just shows how powerful public opinion can sway justice and legal outcomes.
    Justice, in many ways, is based on public opinion. If the public, as a whole, does not agree something should be a law or that someone broke the law, then they are likely to make that sentiment known, particularly if it is a huge majority of the public.
    "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: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    The bakery people seem a good example, though I am sure we could find many more, if we gave it some thought.
    Nope. The bakery was not forced to bake any cakes for or participate in any same sex weddings or other homosexual activities of any kind. They are facing consequences, socially, financially, and legally for expressing their beliefs, just as many others do all the time.
    "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: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
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    OK, now that the issue of gay marriage has been settled, maybe the country can move ahead on less pressing issues, like ISIS, income inequality, unemployment, health care, illegal immigration, you know, all of those minor issues we're facing.
    Amen to that.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    Well now........I guess we can look forward to legalized polygamy now......
    Why not? What's wrong with it?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    .... They are facing consequences, socially, financially, and legally for expressing their beliefs, just as many others do all the time.
    Which boils down to practically the same thing and is in the end even worse. Actually, it is revolting that Americans could think it in any way acceptable that a citizen may not say his/her mind and that the government should be allowed to punish one for expressing religious or political beliefs.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Which boils down to practically the same thing and is in the end even worse. Actually, it is revolting that Americans could think it in any way acceptable that a citizen may not say his/her mind and that the government should be allowed to punish one for expressing religious or political beliefs.
    Nope. That is part of society. There is a reason so many people loath WBC, because of their deeply held religious beliefs. They face at least social and financial consequences for those beliefs. People are punished for their beliefs all the time. There are people who have killed others because they believed that certain sins should be punished by death or that they have a right to maintain their family name/honor through killing a family member who "tainted" it. People are held accountable for their beliefs in many situations, even legally.
    "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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