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    Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were different?

    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?
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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?
    I would support a constitutional amendment for the government to get out of the marriage business all together, it's just another source of unconstitutional income for the government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    I would support a constitutional amendment for the government to get out of the marriage business all together, it's just another source of unconstitutional income for the government.
    I agree with you 100%, but before government gets out of the marriage business, government would have to get out of the redistribution of wealth business with our progressive tax system that creates a marriage penalty.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    I would support it only if the federal government removed all incentivizations for marriage. At that point, I would like it if civil unions were available to all, and that marriage was privatized to the church, at which point any given church can decide whether they want to participate in a marriage or not, regardless of the gender of either party.

    For a nation supposedly void of a union between church and state, we sure do try to force people down the aisle to the altar by making it in their best interests on many fronts.

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

    Indeed, the government should not grant incentives for marriage at all:
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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?
    It is highly unlikely a court would rule that way. All the rulings so far indicate otherwise.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is highly unlikely a court would rule that way. All the rulings so far indicate otherwise.
    That might be true, but while most courts have overturned gay marriage bans, when the people are given the chance to vote it has always gone in favor of traditional marriage, even in California. So the court victories in favor of gay marriage may be more indicative of where it has been tried, not of complete consensus among all courts in the United States in favor of gay marriage.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Marriage should be a free reign. A pastor or preist or any religious figurehead should not be forced to marry two women or two men because it conflicts with their religious beliefs or even be forced to let them be married in their church, synagogue, etc. That being said, they should be allowed to be married in any other way. The government has no business in the bedroom.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Marriage should be a free reign. A pastor or preist or any religious figurehead should not be forced to marry two women or two men because it conflicts with their religious beliefs or even be forced to let them be married in their church, synagogue, etc. That being said, they should be allowed to be married in any other way. The government has no business in the bedroom.

    I don't think their business really is in bedroom well except to say a man can not rape his wife. Their business is more like in things such as hospital visitation rights.
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    Re: Would you support a constitutional marriage amendment if circumstance were differ

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    That might be true, but while most courts have overturned gay marriage bans, when the people are given the chance to vote it has always gone in favor of traditional marriage, even in California. So the court victories in favor of gay marriage may be more indicative of where it has been tried, not of complete consensus among all courts in the United States in favor of gay marriage.
    Not in NY. 60% of our state supports gay marriage. Marriage should be decided at the state level only. DOMA needs to go out the window and states need to decide on marriage issues. If texas wants to discriminate against its citizens and say only a man and a woman can marry, then so be it.

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