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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I've developped a copromise definition of "Marriage is a lifelong bond between one man and one woman. Any relationship that doesn't fit this bill, such as same sex unions or unions involving one or more divorced persons, will be called a civil union", but it always seem to get rejected by people on both sides of the debate.
    Yeah, I hear lifelong isn't popular with many heterosexuals who value the sanctity of marriage.

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, I hear lifelong isn't popular with many heterosexuals who value the sanctity of marriage.
    But that is the traditional definition of marriage.

    I wonder why they reject tradition when it doesn't suit their purposes? Hmmmmm.....

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I know, but neitehr would most anti-gay marriage people (due to so many of them being divorced themselves), which is why it acts as a perfect compromise.
    It pisses everyone off, nice

    Though it will create a holier than thou group of people who never got divorced, and are straight, that could be extremely annoying.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

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    It pisses everyone off, nice

    Though it will create a holier than thou group of people who never got divorced, and are straight, that could be extremely annoying.
    That would be horrible.

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I know, but neitehr would most anti-gay marriage people (due to so many of them being divorced themselves), which is why it acts as a perfect compromise.
    It would if it were sincere, rather than just a ploy.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    But that is the traditional definition of marriage.

    I wonder why they reject tradition when it doesn't suit their purposes? Hmmmmm.....
    I don't reject it, I kinda like it.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I don't reject it, I kinda like it.
    Then why don't you argue for that traditional definition of marriage instead of leaving out the lifelong part?

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    And defining marriage as between a man and a woman is inherently unconstitutional because it denies people equal protection under the law.
    It's been longer than usual for mac like response time, so I think we should assume he agrees with the above assertion.

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Then why don't you argue for that traditional definition of marriage instead of leaving out the lifelong part?
    When have I argued against it specifically? The problem's I see with it are that most states now are no-fault and divorce basically can't be denied by either party to the marriage. I definitely would like to see divorce restricted more than it is.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It's been longer than usual for mac like response time, so I think we should assume he agrees with the above assertion.
    I was building a robot.

    Anyway, I think that's arguable.
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