View Poll Results: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage?

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  • Because Iím gay/lesbian

    3 1.76%
  • Because itís an equal rights issue

    93 54.71%
  • Because gays/lesbians love each other too

    8 4.71%
  • Because I despise bigots/haters

    2 1.18%
  • Because I donít want to be labeled a bigot

    1 0.59%
  • Iím opposed to gay marriage

    14 8.24%
  • I donít care, either way

    17 10.00%
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    32 18.82%
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    equating marriage to the right to contract is kind of a silly argument IMHO. Contracts have terms--marriages do not.
    well with this one post you just proved there a whole lot you dont know about contracts or marriage.

    legal marriage is in fact a legal contract.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It is not a contract. It does not have terms. You don't even have to have a ceremony or say vows to be married. It is a legal status, not a contract. There is very little that cannot be done by default in a marriage that could not be done by Wills or Powers of Attorney or beneficiary designations completely outside the marriage. The only difference are the default ruls that come with the legal status over which the parties agreeing to the alleged contract have ZERO control. Calling marriage a contract undermines the argument for SS marriage. It is silly and that is that.
    wrong again actually marriage provides about 1400 different protections and rights, many which can only be achieved through marriage and many which are more legally binding through marriage than the other stuff you offered.
    Sorry, you are simply wrong.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, we're not only talking about contract, we're talking about a legal relationship that is enforced by government fiat against nonparties to the contract.
    Show up in divorce court and tell that to the judge, my friend. He gonna have a good laugh.

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    I support SSM because i believe in equal rights for all, and if they are allowed to marry and be happy nothing bad to society will happen.


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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Are states "celebrating heterosexuality" now? How is allowing for something hte same as "celebrating" it?

    Westboro Baptist Church is "allowed" and legally able to proclaim god caused the death of 20+ kids because he was pissed about Gay Marriage at their funerals. It's "allowed" that a group can meet and demonstrate in the name of, and in honor of, groups who engaged in the wanton killing of minorities due to their minority status. It's "allowed" and legally okay to sit at ones home masturbating to the thoughts of defecating upon a child. Does that mean those things are "Celebrated" simply because they're legal?

    I don't particularly find sexuality something that the state needs to "celebrate" in any fashion.
    Yeah, 'Celebrating' is a bit overboard. It'd be fair to say that most of the 50 States will support homosexuality, don't you think?

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I support SSM because i believe in equal rights for all, and if they are allowed to marry and be happy nothing bad to society will happen.
    Define "bad". Are you saying you don't think mass genocide will hit America if we legalize gay marriage?

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Define "bad". Are you saying you don't think mass genocide will hit America if we legalize gay marriage?
    Whats honestly going to happen? Pissed off christian fundamentalists? Theyll get over it.


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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This could be stated as follows

    Being true to how you think God has created humanity does not mean you - a human - can interpret or even know what your deity did or did not decide.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    I see. So you're saying God is some elusive entity that really has no interest in communicating with us?
    A rather bizarre interpretation of something I thought was quite clear. I was rather specific in stating that YOU may not have the capacity for interpreting the 'words' of your deity. I said nothing about whether or not said deity has any "interest in communicating with us"

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another poster stated "marriage is a religious statement" (or something similar) No one with any knowledge of history would make such a claim but then lots of people don't have much knowledge of history.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Are you suggesting that I should study history, instead of scripture, to learn about God?
    I posted nothing about your beliefs as they regard some deity. You and others are making various claims about said deity that others who hold a belief in the same god do not find valid. Of course when this is noted, the standard response is invariably the No True Scotsman fallacy.

    Are you seriously trying to claim that no other society or civilization in the history of mankind has instituted the custom we know as marriage?

    Yeah, a bit of history and archaeology study might cause a rational person to begin a process of questioning previously held religious beliefs. The data available does cause some serious questions to be raised about the validity of the history laid down in one sacred text.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Define "bad". Are you saying you don't think mass genocide will hit America if we legalize gay marriage?
    ??????
    why would mass genoicide result from equal rights?
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Show up in divorce court and tell that to the judge, my friend. He gonna have a good laugh.
    What are you talking about? My comment obviously went over your head entirely. Maybe you can figure out where you went wrong yourself, I don't care to explain.

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