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

    Because it is a civil rights issue and because for me personally it will likely mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of my lifetime.
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    You can bet its close to non existent.

    Men are horney and will screw almost anything they find appealing and even some they dont. Now you get two or men together who find men attractive and what do you think happens? Theres a reason every nation in history until recently has frowned on homosexuality in general. Theres also a reason most encouraged marriage and love had nothing to do with it.
    Well I read it wrong, but it is more than possible for it to happen. There are plenty of men who can control themselves.

    And what constitutes "remaining chaste" anyway? According to research between 30% and 40% of homosexual men do not have anal sex. So is masturbation sex? What about mutual masturbation? Oral? What would it take to remain "chaste"?
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Because it is a civil rights issue and because for me personally it will likely mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of my lifetime.
    How is it a civil rights issue? No one has the right to marry the one they love. Its a privilege given by the state not a right. Just like a drivers license. You want a civil union to get benefits be my guest. Actually id rather you didnt and the same for anyone who is married.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    How is it a civil rights issue? No one has the right to marry the one they love. Its a privilege given by the state not a right. Just like a drivers license. You want a civil union to get benefits be my guest. Actually id rather you didnt and the same for anyone who is married.
    Everyone has the right to equal protection so long as marriage is recognized by the government. This has been confirmed several times by the SCOTUS. Loving v VA, Turner v Safley, Zablocki v Redhail. All of these struck down laws that prevented people from getting married for various reasons. And all said that marriage was a right.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    You can bet its close to non existent.

    Men are horney and will screw almost anything they find appealing and even some they dont. Now you get two or men together who find men attractive and what do you think happens? Theres a reason every nation in history until recently has frowned on homosexuality in general. Theres also a reason most encouraged marriage and love had nothing to do with it.
    Ahhh hum Ancient Greece

    Homosexuality in ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by winston53660; 01-03-13 at 05:06 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    How is it a civil rights issue? No one has the right to marry the one they love. Its a privilege given by the state not a right. Just like a drivers license. You want a civil union to get benefits be my guest. Actually id rather you didnt and the same for anyone who is married.
    SCOTUS loving vs Virginia affirmed marriage as a right

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    You can bet its close to non existent.

    Men are horney and will screw almost anything they find appealing and even some they dont. Now you get two or men together who find men attractive and what do you think happens? Theres a reason every nation in history until recently has frowned on homosexuality in general. Theres also a reason most encouraged marriage and love had nothing to do with it.
    I would say you have a very low opinion of men. Using your logic then heterosexual men in relationships suffer the same problem and in fact the only people who can be truly monogamous are lesbians right?

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

    I see anything other than allowing my fellow humans the same rights I enjoy...as a form of hatred.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    How is it a civil rights issue? No one has the right to marry the one they love. Its a privilege given by the state not a right. Just like a drivers license. You want a civil union to get benefits be my guest. Actually id rather you didnt and the same for anyone who is married.
    The argument is that the state should not be giving privileges to certain groups and not others. If the state is to offer privileges, they should be offered equally. I would prefer no marriage licenses, but that isn't going to happen any time soon.
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Using Wiki as a source isnt very good. Do you know what the punishment was for being gay in ancient greece? If you came out of the closet you merely lost most of your rights. if you didnt they would execute you.

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