View Poll Results: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?

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  • Yes, civil unions are an acceptable compromise.

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  • No, they are not, because:

    55 52.38%
  • The government should not be involved with marriage, at all.

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Thread: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    But, you haven't even came up with a hypothetical situation that would have any effect on your marriage.

    Changing the title on a government form really has no effect on how you refer to your spouse. And they didn't even change the terms on the application, just added "spouse" and you get to check which ever you want.
    I don't HAVE to come with a specific example. I can say that I would be against gay marriage if they wanted to change the concept of something to do with marriage that means something to other people. Just because you guys are demanding a specific example, doesn't mean I have to wrack my brain to come up with one. So no.

    This is just my opinion anyways. I don't know why you guys let yourselves get sooo bent out of shape.

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Only if the government issues Civil Union licenses only (i.e. the Marriage License is done away with it total).
    exactly. then if a church wants to issue a "marriage decree" to certain couples they can.
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You see, now that is TRUE discrimination, so no. Of course some people are going to be upset by some things, and at the same time people can just leave well enough alone and get married and be happy.

    I get the feeling there are going to be some complaints and some conflicts coming along down the road.
    Prohibiting inter-racial marriage or inter-faith marriage is TRUE discrimination, but prohibiting ssm is something less than true discrimination?

    Sounds to me that you aren't really ok with gay marriage per se at all. Is sounds like you are very anti-gay marriage, but don't have a really good reason to give other than bigotry....and you don't want to come across that way, so its easier to engage in acrobats of claiming that are ok with it, as long as they don't change it, but you don't really know what they would change.
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't HAVE to come with a specific example. I can say that I would be against gay marriage if they wanted to change the concept of something to do with marriage that means something to other people. Just because you guys are demanding a specific example, doesn't mean I have to wrack my brain to come up with one. So no.

    This is just my opinion anyways. I don't know why you guys let yourselves get sooo bent out of shape.
    Just admit your bigotry and be done with it.
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    If no one understands, perhaps it's the explanation that is lacking.
    Perhaps. That's okay. I'm under no obligation. I've done my best.

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Prohibiting inter-racial marriage or inter-faith marriage is TRUE discrimination, but prohibiting ssm is something less than true discrimination?

    Sounds to me that you aren't really ok with gay marriage per se at all. Is sounds like you are very anti-gay marriage, but don't have a really good reason to give other than bigotry....and you don't want to come across that way, so its easier to engage in acrobats of claiming that are ok with it, as long as they don't change it, but you don't really know what they would change.
    You are free to think whatever you want of course.

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Just admit your bigotry and be done with it.
    Don't make me put you on ignore.

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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You see, now that is TRUE discrimination, so no. Of course some people are going to be upset by some things, and at the same time people can just leave well enough alone and get married and be happy.

    I get the feeling there are going to be some complaints and some conflicts coming along down the road.
    So we DON'T have to please everyone to have true equality.

    Just like I said, the changing of a govt form may make some people unhappy, but in the big picture it is much ado about nothing.
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps. That's okay. I'm under no obligation. I've done my best.
    If THAT is your best......you need to hone up on your debate skills.
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    Re: Are civil unions an acceptable compromise for SSM?[W:237]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps. That's okay. I'm under no obligation. I've done my best.
    Nicely done.

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