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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh, that is quite normal with sociological topics of complex interactions, many leads and lags of varying lengths and large populations involved. I am surprised you wouldn't know that. Such processes are never straight forward or mostly even vaguely fortellable. It is quite naive to demand predictions, especially without research. If you pay me, however, I will put together a proposal of how to structure the studies.
    No one is demanding studies to determine the long term impact of letting heterosexuals marry and, not to be overly snide here, nobody's interested in commissioning you to conduct long term studies of gay marriage before approving its legality.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have any idea... any idea at all about what this will do to society!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    Nothing at all...
    I know. Liberty and Justice for all... equal protection... what silly concepts.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Good. Now is everybody happy? Do you think we can get back to issues that affect the other 98% of the population?
    Nope.. not happy. Still no Liberty and Justice for all... Still no equal protection... Better, but not done. And... civil liberties issues affect 100% of the population.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    hide your children!! the gays are coming !!
    Hide yo kids
    Hide yo wife

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yes, there can be mystery impacts down the road, but in the absence of a concrete working theory as to what negative impacts there may be, there's no reason not to move ahead and give gays the same rights everyone else has.

    Should we have given women in only one state the right to vote and then waited for the long term impacts to be observed in order to better understand the ramifications of giving them that right?
    I am surprised you have not encountered concrete working theories of possible impacts .

    Be that as it may, your question is interesting and after 2 million years of waiting, you are probably right. Running a few field experiments lasting a few decades each would not seem unreasonable. In effect humanity has and is doing this with democratic systems right now. Our society is the largest such experiment.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    No one is demanding studies to determine the long term impact of letting heterosexuals marry and, not to be overly snide here, nobody's interested in commissioning you to conduct long term studies of gay marriage before approving its legality.
    More is the pitty.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Hide yo kids
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    Open the closets!

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I am surprised you have not encountered concrete working theories of possible impacts .

    Be that as it may, your question is interesting and after 2 million years of waiting, you are probably right. Running a few field experiments lasting a few decades each would not seem unreasonable. In effect humanity has and is doing this with democratic systems right now. Our society is the largest such experiment.
    I've encountered all the typical dire predictions, none of which have any reasonable foundation in truth, and none which have come to pass. If you want to observe the long term impacts of gay marriage then by all means you're fee to do so, but there is no good reason to expect gays to wait for these studies to be completed before they have their equal rights.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    More is the pitty.
    I doubt it.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I doubt it.
    That is no surprise. But then, you seem to have a preconceived opinion getting in your way.


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