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    93 54.71%
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    8 4.71%
  • Because I despise bigots/haters

    2 1.18%
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    As a SSM supporter that understands the arguments of both sides I can't agree with you. Surely there are some who oppose SSM that are bigots! There are also people opposed to it that are not. In fact there are even some members of the gay community that are opposed to "it" and it is not because they are bigots. IMO just labeling people bigots is part of the problem.
    I disagree... I know women that are anti-equal rights. They are sexists against themselves. That is not a valid argument.

    Those against SSM ARE bigots. It might be subconscious ignorance... but it is bigotry none the less.
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I disagree... I know women that are anti-equal rights. They are sexists against themselves. That is not a valid argument.

    Those against SSM ARE bigots. It might be subconscious ignorance... but it is bigotry none the less.
    OK. Then I'd have to say what is your definition of bigotry? How does it fit the members of the gay community who are also opposed to SSM also? They say it is based upon a principal. Just curious and of course knowing some folks who are opposed to SSM but are all for "civil unions" or some similar means to the same end (and knowing they are not bigots and don't fit the definition) makes it hard to lend much credence to that claim.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    As a SSM supporter that understands the arguments of both sides I can't agree with you. Surely there are some who oppose SSM that are bigots! There are also people opposed to it that are not. In fact there are even some members of the gay community that are opposed to "it" and it is not because they are bigots. IMO just labeling people bigots is part of the problem.
    But that's exactly what they are, they are advocates of using government force to limit the rights of a certain group. If I said "I don't think black people should marry because I've defined marriage as a union between two white people.", would it really matter what my reason was for saying that?

    No, I'd be a racist POS for saying that, just as all anti-SSM supporters are bigots.
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    OK. Then I'd have to say what is your definition of bigotry? How does it fit the members of the gay community who are also opposed to SSM also? They say it is based upon a principal. Just curious and of course knowing some folks who are opposed to SSM but are all for "civil unions" or some similar means to the same end (and knowing they are not bigots and don't fit the definition) makes it hard to lend much credence to that claim.
    My definition is the commonly used one...

    Definition of BIGOT
    : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance


    Bigot - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Principle?? Principle...

    If you can show why gays can't be bigots against their own or why women can't be sexist against their own I would think that you would be a world leading psychologist. Are 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 RabidAlpaca View Post
    But that's exactly what they are, they are advocates of using government force to limit the rights of a certain group. If I said "I don't think black people should marry because I've defined marriage as a union between two white people.", would it really matter what my reason was for saying that?

    No, I'd be a racist POS for saying that, just as all anti-SSM supporters are bigots.
    The members of the gay community that are opposed to SSM marriage, based as they say on a principal, they are bigots?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    But that's exactly what they are, they are advocates of using government force to limit the rights of a certain group. If I said "I don't think black people should marry because I've defined marriage as a union between two white people.", would it really matter what my reason was for saying that?

    No, I'd be a racist POS for saying that, just as all anti-SSM supporters are bigots.
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    The members of the gay community that are opposed to SSM marriage, based as they say on a principal, they are bigots?
    Of course they are...
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    My definition is the commonly used one...

    Definition of BIGOT
    : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance


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    Principle?? Principle...

    If you can show why gays can't be bigots against their own or why women can't be sexist against their own I would think that you would be a world leading psychologist. Are you?
    Sorry you don't need to be a world leading psychologist to know that people who are opposed to SSM but are all for an alternate form of achieving the same means are hardly "obstinate or intolerant" much less bigots. Just 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 Gie View Post
    Sorry you don't need to be a world leading psychologist to know that people who are opposed to SSM but are all for an alternate form of achieving the same means are hardly "obstinately or intolerant" much less bigots. Just saying.
    Nope. What you are describing is denial. Pretty simple.

    If it is not the same then it is NOT EQUAL. This was already VERY CLEARY DEFINED in Brown v Board 1954.

    Anything else that has NOTHING to do with the facts?
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    Re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    The members of the gay community that are opposed to SSM marriage, based as they say on a principal, they are bigots?
    Yes. I'm reminded of this from Chappelle's Show:
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