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    Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Should states have the right the ban straight marriage if they want.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Damn i made a typo in the poll. Does anyone know if i can edit it?
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Sure...so far as state-sanctioned contractual agreements via marriage licenses are concerned, but it's about as logical as banning gay marriage.

    Studies show that marriage promotes societal growth and stability...or at least it used to. These days marriage is largely a joke, rarely taken seriously by those entering into it....which is why it always seemed funny to me that people use the "sanctity of marriage" argument at all.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Should states have the right the ban straight marriage if they want.
    It would never happen, but according to some of the arguments posed by the anti-SSM crowd the answer is yes.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    No.

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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Damn i made a typo in the poll. Does anyone know if i can edit it?
    Done...next time learn how to spell "marriage."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    If the states have the right to ban any type of marriage, then they should have the right to ban straight marriage too.
    I also think that if a state allows marriage, they have to allow any two consenting adults to be married. Denying a person the ability to enter into a legal contract (marriage) based on the sex of the person is unconstitutional.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Should states have the right the ban straight marriage if they want.

    No more than states should be allowed to ban Gay Marriage.

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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Should states have the right the ban straight marriage if they want.
    No. The same reason applies here as it does to SSM. Marriage is a fundemental right and as such should be protected by the Federal Government.
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    Re: Should straight marraige be left to the states?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Done...next time learn how to spell "marriage."
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