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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%
  • Other

    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 Somerville View Post
    More correctly would be the statement: You can attempt to sue just about anybody if you are willing to suffer the consequences
    you can file a suit for any or no reason, (so you are correct about "attempt to sue" ) and in the vast majority of cases the worst that will happen is that the court refuses to hear 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
    More correctly would be the statement: You can attempt to sue just about anybody if you are willing to suffer the consequences
    Sometimes I can't tell if people don't say things correctly because they don't want to take the time to say what they mean carefully, or because they simply aren't capable of thinking that deeply about what they are saying.

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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
    A gay couple cannot sue a religious institution for refusing to marry them - HOWEVER, if the institution owns some property for which they have received tax exemptions and said property has been leased or rented to non-church groups for private functions not related to the church (temple, mosque or synagogue) and they refuse to rent or lease under the same terms to a group that would be holding a gay marriage ceremony - THEN the religious institution could be sued for discrimination against a specific group.
    which was the point I was making...just too lazy to spell it out in such detail.

    ie, my church has allowed the girl scouts to use our facility for meetings. if we refused to allow a gay couple to use our facility for a wedding...we could be sued.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    which was the point I was making...just too lazy to spell it out in such detail.

    ie, my church has allowed the girl scouts to use our facility for meetings. if we refused to allow a gay couple to use our facility for a wedding...we could be sued.

    So a religious group has to make a choice: Property owned by the group may not be rented, leased or provided to any non-related group or individual OR if they want the tax exemption and they want to gain income from the property, then they may not discriminate.

    No religious group should be provided a tax exemption for property that is used to provide income for the group.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It isn't defining rights on the basis of sexual orientation, it's demanding that they not be limited on that basis.
    Which is why I can't support the SSM issue as an "equal rights" issue or that sexuality has any play at all when it comes to issuing 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 digsbe View Post
    Which is why I can't support the SSM issue as an "equal rights" issue or that sexuality has any play at all when it comes to issuing rights.
    That's ridiculous. It is an equal rights issue, LGBT people deserve to be treated equally under the law, period.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    That's ridiculous. It is an equal rights issue, LGBT people deserve to be treated equally under the law, period.
    They are, any woman can marry a man and any man can marry a woman. LGBT people have equal rights under the law just like anyone else since the majority of marriage laws do not recognize sexuality but define marriage as one man one woman. They just cannot marry in most states to satisfy their sexuality in a marriage contract. I'm all for allowing SSM, but I don't believe it's an equal rights issue nor should sexuality be something that is protected Constitutionally.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    They are, any woman can marry a man and any man can marry a woman. LGBT people have equal rights under the law just like anyone else since the majority of marriage laws do not recognize sexuality but define marriage as one man one woman. They just cannot marry in most states to satisfy their sexuality in a marriage contract. I'm all for allowing SSM, but I don't believe it's an equal rights issue nor should sexuality be something that is protected Constitutionally.
    No, I do not have equal rights in this nation currently, neither do millions of LGBT people living in this country, and if you believe otherwise, well I can't say what I really believe without violating the rules so I'll let your imagination do the work for you.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, I do not have equal rights in this nation currently, neither do millions of LGBT people living in this country, and if you believe otherwise, well I can't say what I really believe without violating the rules so I'll let your imagination do the work for you.
    Sexuality is not considered when determining rights in most states, this it is a non-factor. Legally speaking LGBT people have equal rights since in most states the definition is one man one woman. I don't think sexuality should be lumped in the same status as race, religion, and gender.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Sexuality is not considered when determining rights in most states, this it is a non-factor. Legally speaking LGBT people have equal rights since in most states the definition is one man one woman. I don't think sexuality should be lumped in the same status as race, religion, and gender.
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