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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    But progress needs to be made, and this is good progress. Good laws are always worth the effort.
    No good deed (or law) goes unpunished, too.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No, jallman did not imply that. What he implied was that "If there was not mention of 1 man or 1 woman" then one's rights are being taken away.
    LOL - now you're really stretching.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    That's one way to look at it, another way to look at it is that someone who is different in a tiny way isn't being afforded the same benefits that other conjoined couples get because they partake in something a little different than the norm.
    And perfectly legal.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    It would change society, and therefore affect everyone. If marriage were inconsequential, suuporters would see no reason to lobby for it.
    The divorce rate would like a word with you...

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    Taking government out of marriage is a recipe for disaster. But more to the main point - I don't believe I've stated any view for or against gay marriage in this thread. Rather, I've been expressing a view strongly in favor of the debate being decided by voters rather than politicians.
    A disaster??? That's a pretty strong word, care to elaborate?

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    And perfectly legal.
    It is not legal when it is denying homosexual marriages things like the insurance benefits and other 'bonuses' of being married on the basis of how they like to get jiggy.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    The divorce rate would like a word with you...
    What does it want to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    A disaster??? That's a pretty strong word, care to elaborate?
    Well, for one -- without a recognition of marriage, there's no basis for spousal rights.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    The divorce rate would like a word with you...
    Oh come now be fair.

    The national divorce rate covers everyone.

    What's the divorce rate among the religious conservative (typical anti-gm'ers).

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    It is not legal when it is denying homosexual marriages things like the insurance benefits and other 'bonuses' of being married on the basis of how they like to get jiggy.
    Sure it is. We deny those same things to people who choose to be single.

    We also legislate all sorts of inequalities in the tax code.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    What does it want to say?
    Marriage isn't as sacred or important as it used to be, state sanctioned or otherwise. Not in this country at least.

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    Well, for one -- without a recognition of marriage, there's no basis for spousal rights.
    Just like some homosexuals have no basis for them now?

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Sure it is. We deny those same things to people who choose to be single.
    I would hope we don't give spousal benefits and things that make married life easier to single people. That'd be daft!

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    We also legislate all sorts of inequalities in the tax code.
    Which you usually have to earn or qualify for...

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