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

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    Oppression oppression oppression, that's what your position is all about.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The gay lobby is forcing people to be gay?
    Are you trying to be funny? Leave it to a liberal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Okay, look, you cannot base a defense for a law on "I don't know what might happen but because I and others personally believe that this behavior is bad/wrong/sinful/distasteful/whatever negative word you care to use, it should remain that way because something bad might happen if we legalize it". This could easily be used as an excuse to legitimize almost any law. You have to have a legitimate reason to deny people equal protection. The behavior/action has to have some state interest to be denied equal protection.
    I believe homosexual behavior to be wrong and I believe our society shouldn't be forced to change a longstanding, and sincere, tradition to accommodate it. There are quite a few laws on the books for that or similar reasons.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

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    Are you trying to be funny? Leave it to a liberal.
    I thought it was funny.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

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    I didn't dodge it, I ignored it. I've given up giving a crap about CT's questions and statements.
    I have a thought about that but I guess I'll have to express it in a form other than a question or statement.


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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 believe homosexual behavior to be wrong and I believe our society shouldn't be forced to change a longstanding, and sincere, tradition to accommodate it. There are quite a few laws on the books for that or similar reasons.
    This is you in 1864.

    I believe ending slavery to be wrong and I believe our society shouldn't be forced to change a longstanding, and sincere, tradition to accommodate it. There are quite a few laws on the books for that or similar reasons.

    It's all about tradition, after all.

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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 believe homosexual behavior to be wrong and I believe our society shouldn't be forced to change a longstanding, and sincere, tradition to accommodate it. There are quite a few laws on the books for that or similar reasons.
    And most of those laws are continually being challenged and overturned when those laws cannot be defended with a legitimate state interest in keeping them active. Especially when those laws discriminate on the basis of something like sex, which is what all anti-same sex marriage laws do.
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    That depends.

    What, would you actually see that LGBT people are decent people who just want to be treated the same as everyone else? Would you finally see that if it were legal?
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

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    Nay, that ain't it either.
    Your entire position is about oppression, atleast sack up, and admit it.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And most of those laws are continually being challenged and overturned when those laws cannot be defended with a legitimate state interest in keeping them active. Especially when those laws discriminate on the basis of something like sex, which is what all anti-same sex marriage laws do.
    No, everything from noise ordinances to jaywalking laws are there for the personal preference of the community. If things that simple deserve to be codified, then something this serious does as well.
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