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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So gays need rights but a man that wants multiple wives that hurts no one has no rights.
    I asked you a simple question...are you intellectually incapable of answering it? How does the number of marriage licenses a person is allowed to hold change as a result of allowing people of the same sex to marry?

    If you can't answer that simple question then you are talking out of your ass by trying to compare the two. A state has a legitimate interest in limiting the number of marriage licenses any person can hold to one since it would by incredibly complicated, senseless, and completely unfair to allow people to hold more than one. Furthermore, it would serve no state interest to allow people to hold more than one license.
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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Just FYI, this thread is a hoax. The pentagon just did a huge survey and found that the majority wanted gay people to serve openly in the military. Duh. How could anybody really believe that 95% of our soldiers were bigots? That's ridiculous.
    thats not what i saw out of that poll; where are you getting that

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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    95% of Marines are not 'comfortable' when serving in 155 degree heat either.......

    What exactly is the point?

    They don't get paid to be comfortable, they get paid to fight wars, support war fighters, and generally maintain the security of our nation.
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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    How exactly can he use a legal contract of marriage to assert that his wife has final say in certain legal decisions if he has multiple wives from multiple legal contracts pretty much asserting the same thing? I say if a guy wants to live with several women and call them all "wife", fine. But the legal document of marriage essentially says that the other person in that contract with you has legal say on important matters affecting your life, say that is legally more important than anyone else in your life, including blood relatives. Therefore, if we were to have legal multi-marriages, there would have to be different rules established for settling such issues. Also, how do you settle the case if a man marries a woman who helps him get rich, then marries a second woman to father children for him, but the first woman wants to be able to marry another man as well, eventhough the man doesn't approve? If they decide to divorce over the issue, would she get half his money or a third? What if she was the one to make most of the money during the marriage, then he got married to another woman without her knowing? Would he still be entitled to half of her money or should he be considered committing adultery? What about states that still condemn adultery? Could being married to that other woman without the knowledge of a current wife be grounds for divorce or larger divorce settlement or in some cases criminal charges?

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    so some discrimination in your eyes is ok? Nice spin to show your bias

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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I asked you a simple question...are you intellectually incapable of answering it? How does the number of marriage licenses a person is allowed to hold change as a result of allowing people of the same sex to marry?

    If you can't answer that simple question then you are talking out of your ass by trying to compare the two. A state has a legitimate interest in limiting the number of marriage licenses any person can hold to one since it would by incredibly complicated, senseless, and completely unfair to allow people to hold more than one. Furthermore, it would serve no state interest to allow people to hold more than one license.
    Driscrimination. What is the state interest for gay marriage?

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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Driscrimination. What is the state interest for gay marriage?

    Stability.

    Now what is the State interest in banning gay marriage?

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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Driscrimination. What is the state interest for gay marriage?
    Same as the state interest for straight marriage....

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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    so some discrimination in your eyes is ok? Nice spin to show your bias
    The only spin is coming from you. Discrimination is allowable if the government has a legitimate reason to do so. You need to show the legitimate reason for discriminating against gays, whether it is the military or same sex marriage. I have given you a legitimate reason why the government can discriminate against people entering into multiple marriage contracts, so what is your legitimate reason for not allowing same sex couples to enter into marriage contracts? I, and others, have given you plenty of legitimate reasons for the military to discriminate against certain people when it comes to either not allowing them to serve or preventing them from serving in certain areas, so you need to provide legitimate reasons why gays shouldn't be allowed to serve or serve in certain areas.
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    Re: 95% of Marines uncomfortable serving with openly gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative_ View Post
    I just don't understand why someone's sexuality deems them as unworthy of being a soldier. I've always wanted to join the military to serve my country but have been hesitant to because of the anti-gay sentiment in the military and I was afraid if the truth about my homosexuality ever came out I'd be harrassed and kicked out. If DADT gets repealed I'm going to join and serve my country as an openly gay man.
    i may not see eye to eye with 'conservative', but this is sad, impersonating someone like this.

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