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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    The Right has gotten some flack for wanting a constitutional marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. But the GLBT community definitely has a dogmatic definition of marriage in mind as well. It is a social contract between two consenting adults. Even the mention of Polygamy just angers the pro-gay marriage crowd.

    So its time for some perspective. If your state legalized gay marriage, and the courts then overturned the ruling and said marriage is only a covenant between one man and one woman, would you support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a social contract between two consenting adults?

    You might want to rephrase your proposition here because there already is a federal ban on polygamous marriage. Polygamy has been illegal in the U.S. since the Supreme Court decided the Reynolds v. United States case in 1879.

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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    No constitutional amendment required here in California, the state supreme court has already ruled that discriminating against gay couples is unconstitutional.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    I disagree. The point of this poll is that you have a definition of marriage that you hold to just as dogmatically as I hold to mine. You prove that by not even considering debate on any other form of non-traditional marriage, because in your mind the definition of marriage that you are willing to fight for is a social contract between two consenting adults. It has nothing to do with civil rights, constitutionality, or any other noble cause. It is simply an us versus them for SSM supporters. Am I wrong?
    You are making assumptions on my support of SSM. They are false.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You might want to rephrase your proposition here because there already is a federal ban on polygamous marriage. Polygamy has been illegal in the U.S. since the Supreme Court decided the Reynolds v. United States case in 1879.
    I'm not sure I get your point.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are making assumptions on my support of SSM. They are false.

    Perhaps you should clarify.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    I'm not sure I get your point.

    Maybe you should be asking if people support a repeal on the federal ban of polygamous marriage.

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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Government should have zero to do with marriage. It is strictly a religious ceremony and all laws and regulations regarding marriage should be struck down.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Maybe you should be asking if people support a repeal on the federal ban of polygamous marriage.
    Well, I figured that would be a question someone might imply from the debate. You didn't really seem interested in answering that question though.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Government should have zero to do with marriage. It is strictly a religious ceremony and all laws and regulations regarding marriage should be struck down.
    I agree the faster that our government gets back to it's original purpose the better off we will be.

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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    First I want to be real specific about something.

    Polygamy and polyamory are not the same thing.

    Polygamy is basically nothing but a glorified harem. It's on the knife's edge of being something we don't allow in a free country, due to how slavishly it tends to treat women and that there is often a real question as to whether all parties consented.

    Polyamory is a love-based relationship that happens to involve more than 2 people, who can be any combination of genders and sexualities.

    Polyamory? Yeah, I'm down with that. Polygamy? Not so much.

    Anyway, I wouldn't support any constitutional definition of marriage. A constitutional definition of what counts as valid love? Please. That's absurd. And I do think people in polyamorous relationships should be allowed to marry. As long as it involves consenting adults, why does anyone care?

    But count me as another who thinks gov should get out of the marriage business all together.

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