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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    As far as the federal government is concerned:
    1) Marriage is a 1 man 1 women arrangement
    2) No state must recognize homosexual marriages from other states
    As far as the Federal Government was concerned:
    -Slavery was legal
    -Separate but Equal was legal
    -Production and Sale of Alcohol was illegal
    -Marriage was between consenting adults of the same skin color
    -Women and Minorities used to not be allowed to vote.

    Shall I go on? Or can you see that nothing is really set in stone, especially cultural and societal issues.

    Anyone have any other Federal laws that have been repealed or overturned?
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "The Washington, D.C., City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage in the nation's capital, handing supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats in Maine, New York and New Jersey."

    DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage - Yahoo! News
    Good for them!

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    As far as the Federal Government was concerned:
    -Slavery was legal
    -Separate but Equal was legal
    -Production and Sale of Alcohol was illegal
    -Marriage was between consenting adults of the same skin color

    Shall I go on? Or can you see that nothing is really set in stone, especially cultural and societal issues.
    You forgot that in the early 1900s, it was legal for a man to marry a girl as young as 10, and it was legal for a parent to give heroin to their babies as a sleep aid. And the list continues.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    As far as the Federal Government was concerned:
    -Slavery was legal
    -Separate but Equal was legal
    -Production and Sale of Alcohol was illegal
    -Marriage was between consenting adults of the same skin color

    Shall I go on? Or can you see that nothing is really set in stone, especially cultural and societal issues.
    Funny how that type forgets these things when they start railing about tradition, age old institutions, blah blah blah.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    As far as the Federal Government was concerned:
    -Slavery was legal
    -Separate but Equal was legal
    -Production and Sale of Alcohol was illegal
    -Marriage was between consenting adults of the same skin color
    -Women and Minorities used to not be allowed to vote.

    Shall I go on? Or can you see that nothing is really set in stone, especially cultural and societal issues.

    Anyone have any other Federal laws that have been repealed or overturned?
    Yes, everyone here understands that we're allowed to change the law.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Yes, everyone here understands that we're allowed to change the law.
    Funny because you certainly did a good job of convincing us you were ignorant of that fact.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Traditional Marriage According to the Bible:

    When a girl, usually underage, was sold by her father as part of a trade or to pay off a debt. Brings a whole new meaning to "Giving the Bride Away." (for a mule and 3 chickens and 2 slaves) Wealthy men could own as many slaves, sex slaves, and wives as they could afford.

    ah, Tradition!

    Marriage Laws during the Middle Ages

    Marriage laws began to evolve during the Middle Ages. The Council of Westminster decreed in 1076 that no man should give his daughter or female relative to anyone without priestly blessing. Later councils would decree that marriage should not be secret but held in the open. But it wasn't until the 16th century Council of Trent that decreed a priest was required to perform the betrothal ceremony. Separation of couples was tolerated, but there was no legal divorce, though marriages between those too closely related could be annulled.

    Wedding customs meant agreements or contracts were drawn up describing the rights of both the bride and groom. Medieval marriage ceremonies and celebrations depended largely on the social class of the bride and groom. Inheritance and property were usually two reasons why arranged marriages were contracted.
    Traditional Marriage in the United States (Pre 1967)

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    In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws (also known as miscegenation laws) were state laws passed by individual states to prohibit miscegenation, nowadays more commonly referred to as interracial marriage and interracial sex. Typically defining miscegenation as a felony, these laws prohibited the solemnization of weddings between persons of different races and prohibited the officiating of such ceremonies. Sometimes, the individuals attempting to marry would not be held guilty of miscegenation itself, but felony charges of adultery or fornication would be brought against them instead. All anti-miscegenation laws banned the marriage of whites and non-white groups, primarily blacks, but often also Native Americans and Asians.[3] In many states, anti-miscegenation laws also criminalized cohabitation and sex between whites and non-whites. In addition, the state of Oklahoma in 1908 banned marriage "between a person of African descent" and "any person not of African descent", and Kentucky and Louisiana in 1932 banned marriage between Native Americans and African Americans.[4] While anti-miscegenation laws are often regarded as a Southern phenomenon, many northern states had anti-miscegenation laws as well.

    Although anti-miscegenation amendments were proposed in United States Congress in 1871, 1912-1913 and 1928,[5][6] a nation-wide law against racially mixed marriages was never enacted. From the 19th century into the 1950s, most US states enforced anti-miscegenation laws. From 1913 to 1948, 30 out of the then 48 states did so.[citation needed] In 1967, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Loving v. Virginia that anti-miscegenation laws are unconstitutional. With this ruling, these laws were no longer in effect in the remaining 16 states that at the time still enforced them.
    Tradition!

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Traditional Marriage According to the Bible:

    When a girl, usually underage, was sold by her father as part of a trade or to pay off a debt. Brings a whole new meaning to "Giving the Bride Away." (for a mule and 3 chickens and 2 slaves) Wealthy men could own as many slaves, sex slaves, and wives as they could afford.

    ah, Tradition!

    Marriage Laws during the Middle Ages



    Traditional Marriage in the United States (Pre 1967)



    Tradition!
    Since when do Christians read the Bible? Here's another doozy:

    (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    "So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan."

    Traditional family values folks!

    Also it's somewhat ironic that Solomon (who God considered "the wisest man who ever lived") had 700 hos. Wait, maybe that means he really was the wisest guy who ever lived. 700 hos? I don't even know of many rappers who'll say they have that many bitches.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Some areas of the nation will never see gay marriage. Others will. America is not a one size fits all country. The states can decide if they want it or not. As for the Federal government, it's none of their damn business.
    I think the full faith and credit clause should apply.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think the full faith and credit clause should apply.
    Extend that to firearms (conceal and carry) permits and I'm in.

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