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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Being utterly intolerant of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own?

    Seems that could work both ways here.
    So sick of this argument. As a heterosexual, are you being stopped from marrying someone of the opposite sex?
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Links to these "facts"???


    There are all kinds of "rights" and "privileges" wrapped up in legal marriage. Taxes, property rights, insurance, powers of attorney and medical rights, death benefits and the like and more.

    ....none of which are reasons people actually, you know, GET MARRIED. and a simple civil law could cover all those things you mention.

    and here's the link you asked for.

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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The reason people should care is because the evolution of society has developed to a point where somehow what you do may cost me tax dollars.
    Controlling it has already cost you tax dollars. A trillion dollars to be exact.

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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your right it does serve a purpose and that purpose is to cheapen traditional marriage.
    Then I guess we better start banning those quickie weddings in Las Vegas.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There hasn't been a vote taken on same sex marriage in years. I believe it was 2012. NC voted in their ban, yet two years before that, 3 states voted to legalize same sex marriage and a fourth state voted to not place a ban in effect, paving the way for same sex marriage to become legal in that state.

    It comes down to the fact though that voters do not represent all of America. They don't get to solely decide who gets rights or equal protection and who doesn't.
    So, you think it loses at the polls because people might support it, but don't care enough to go vote for it? That's a possibility. See, I don't care about it that much, but I do care a lot that the federal government has no place telling a State whether or not to change how they handle marriage. And I don't consider it an equal rights issue in the least.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It is written in a book. You happen to believe that book is really inspired by God. Many others don't believe that at all. Your opinion is not fact, nor can you prove that what is "written" is really what God wants, rather than simply some guys who lived a long time ago and other guys who want to believe what those guys wrote.
    Many other religions see it as either a sin, abnormality or unnatural. It's far from being just a personal decision.

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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    So sick of this argument. As a heterosexual, are you being stopped from marrying someone of the opposite sex?
    LOL! Yes because her parents are Gay and always wanted her to be weird.

    I've been happily married to my Wife going on 18 years now.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    LOL! Yes because her parents are Gay and always wanted her to be weird.
    So what? Is she an adult? She can make her own decision if she wants to marry you. Same should go for a gay couple.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Many other religions see it as either a sin, abnormality or unnatural. It's far from being just a personal decision.

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    Which has absolutely nothing to do with how a secular government should pass laws.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Many other religions see it as either a sin, abnormality or unnatural. It's far from being just a personal decision.

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    There are 1 billion people who consider eating pork a sin. There are another 1.4 billion who consider eating cows a sin. All because of religion - and yet... none of it matters to Americans. We eat hot dogs and have steak. Their personal religious decisions are irrelevant and your ad populum argument is a giant fallacy.
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