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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Marriage does have terms, which is why the contract can be dissolved. Also....it's a contract. So there's that.
    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.

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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.
    It is contract, it comes with all sorts of legal privilege contained in other contract which is unacceptable through any other contract such as visitation and financial contracts. The legal status is contract which is why you go through the courts to dissolve marriage and not a church or just by saying "we're no longer married". Duh!

    It's only silly for those who wish to pretend marriage is something that its not in order to push their religious indoctrination on the rest of us. As I said, bigots and hatemongers will disagree; but reality is as it is.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    I support S.S.M. because I have a well developed sense of right and wrong based upon upper level Moral reasoning.

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

    It's an equal rights issue. Homosexuals are the only segment of society that can be legally discriminated against. That's unconstitutional, it's immoral, and it's got to stop.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It's an equal rights issue. Homosexuals are the only segment of society that can be legally discriminated against. That's unconstitutional, it's immoral, and it's got to stop.
    Please. Ugly people will always be discriminated against and it is 100% legal.

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    True, is is indeed a civil rights issue (fairness), but I do not support it...Our government could have all "marriages" as civil unions and allow the churches to do their thing without interference.
    Of course, my "support" or lack thereof means nothing.

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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
    Please. Ugly people will always be discriminated against and it is 100% legal.
    Ugly people have always been able to legally marry and serve in the military while openly ugly. Few people are denied the ability to rent an apt or house of their choice because of their ugliness, nor have they been routinely beaten and murdered for being openly ugly.

    Got any other ridiculous analogies you care to share?

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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
    Marriage is a religious term. Same sex contracts is a fine description and marriage should also be labelled the same. CONTRACT! We're talking about a legal contract, not in any way related to love.

    SSM isnt perfect but I feel its as close as we are going to get. Personally I would like to see the term "marriage" removed from government completely and instead have contracts allowed between any agreeing adults and not be limited by number or sex.

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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
    Not sure if a poll like this has already been posted, but these are questions that I've been mulling over for sometime. Would appreciate some honest input.

    I am personally against it, but do not actively oppose it politically.

    On a personal level, I have religious reasons I cannot actively support it or put my stamp of approval on it.

    Politically, however, I can see the arguments about equal access to a legal institution and so on... not to mention that after considerable investigation into it I just don't see it having a lot of impact on society in and of itself.

    So, color me rather indifferent. I think we've got far more important fish to fry.

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