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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post

    One kind of amendment falls in line with what our constitution represents, one is so vilely against its very purpose that it disgusts me to be on the same side ideologically as the people trying to push it.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, I wouldn't support a Constitutional marriage amendment that forced gay marriage to be legal. States issue marriage licenses. The federal government should tell the states how they need to issue out licenses or who can qualify for one. It's a states rights issue, not a federal one. I support the rights of states to define marriage according to the morality of the populace who votes. That right should not be denied.
    If this theory had been applied to the civil rights movement, there would still be states enforcing laws against interracial marriage, supporting forced segregation of the races, and denying the vote to certain races.

    This isn't a states' rights issue. It's a civil rights issue and a constitutional issue. Is marriage a right? If the answer is yes, and most judges have thus far agreed that it is, then it is a right that the federal government must assure is applied equally to all citizens, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual. The federal government has already decreed that it is against federal civil rights laws to discriminate against people based upon sexual orientation. When homosexuals are denied the same rights as others based solely upon their sexual orientation, that is an violation of federal civil rights laws and is illegal.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    True, but with the liberal agenda the way it is, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they didn't try to force it on them. Of course there are ministers who refuse to perform a second wedding ceremony after ther first marriage ended in divorce as well. Oddly enough, in Kentucky (unless they have changed the law since I moved from there) interracial marriage is still illegal.
    No it isn't illegal in Kentucky, not since 1969 and the Loving v VA decision. Although there were laws on the books even up to 2003 (including a state amendment in Alabama banning interracial marriages), it has been illegal for any state to refuse to allow or recognize an interracial marriage for about 40 years.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    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?
    Your question, after a few hypothetical contortions, ends up asking if we are for or against and amendment allowing SSM.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    The state handles contractual disputes. God has nothing to do with it.
    God has to do with everything. But you missed the point by a mile.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    God has to do with everything. But you missed the point by a mile.
    The God I believe in doesn't care who gets married, as long as no is hurt by the marriage and each person in the marriage can legally consent. I believe God wants any couple who is happy and truly in love to be able to express that publicly and to be able to be protected legally.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    No. As a supporter of same-sex marriage in a state (Minnesota) where this issue will be on the ballot next year, I think it is inappropriate to use the constitution to advance policy issues. I believe this even if I happen to agree with the policy.

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