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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    How does it cheapen the union of marriage? If two people love each other and want to commit to spending the rest of their lives together--why does it matter whether they are heterosexuals or homosexuals?
    Presumably it matters to conservatives because of its percieved effects on the institution of marriage. Methodological individualism is a poor way to analysis social institutions.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamic View Post
    What about when people thought the world was flat? Turned out everyone was wrong, eh?

    Friend, you're talking scientific discoveries, this is social. Do you think two guys kissing looks different today than 2000 years ago. I knew someone would throw out the flat earth cliche. You're so predictable.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Friend, you're talking scientific discoveries, this is social. Do you think two guys kissing looks different today than 2000 years ago. I knew someone would throw out the flat earth cliche. You're so predictable.
    2000 years ago was the time of the Ancient Roman Empire, Bathhouses and public homosexuality. I'm not understanding the reference here.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    If America is such a free country, why is gay marriage even being questioned in some states? How does loving someone the same sex as you and marrying them render another heterosexual marriage invalid? Thats ridiculous. Love is love, love does not have a gender, and gay marriage is an absolute yes. Who is the government to say you cannot marry the one you love? That is not Democracy, and im outstanded at the fact that gay marriage is a no in California.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Interesting tidbit of history.

    Elagabalus, Roman Emperor from 218 - 222, supposedly married a man publicly according to historical accounts.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    ( 136) You see, Sir, that in this enlightened age I am bold enough to confess that we are generally men of untaught feelings, that, instead of casting away all our old prejudices, we cherish them to a very considerable degree, and, to take more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices; and the longer they have lasted and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages. Many of our men of speculation, instead of exploding general prejudices, employ their sagacity to discover the latent wisdom which prevails in them. If they find what they seek, and they seldom fail, they think it more wise to continue the prejudice, with the reason involved, than to cast away the coat of prejudice and to leave nothing but the naked reason; because prejudice, with its reason, has a motive to give action to that reason, and an affection which will give it permanence. Prejudice is of ready application in the emergency; it previously engages the mind in a steady course of wisdom and virtue and does not leave the man hesitating in the moment of decision sceptical, puzzled, and unresolved. Prejudice renders a man's virtue his habit, and not a series of unconnected acts. Through just prejudice, his duty becomes a part of his nature.
    Edmund Burke.
    That whole quote said nothing to me. It was a bunch of words. I think possibly it was saying there's wisdom in prejudice, but it failed to show the other side where there's stupidity, and a yearning to hold onto things that are unjust for the sake of tradition. Tradition in and of itself is many times just a bunch of crap that people have done for a very long time for no reason.

    Forgive me if I do not share your confidence in your reason or your wish to rip apart society on your own trivial scheming.
    Every now and then society needs a little shaking up, it keeps things more interesting. I don't see how gay marriage will rip society apart. Please explain.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's not a theory, that's reality.
    given that the word reality has been redefined by current primetime television, your premise is amost but not quite valid.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    given that the word reality has been redefined by current primetime television, your premise is amost but not quite valid.
    I was using that definition: Fake Drama from fake people, but they aren;t actors. Sums up Kayleigh to a T.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie1988
    In this, I then see the question as the exact opposite. "How would gay marriages positively affect my life?" If they won't, give me any reason to support gay marriage?
    I'm not black, yet I support equality for everyone regardless of skin color.

    I'm not female, yet I support equality for everyone regardless of gender.

    I'm not gay, yet I support equality for everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

    Seeing a pattern here? Our founding fathers were intelligent enough, even if the nation hasn't always been, to recognize that *EVERYONE* deserves equality. We have no room in this country for treating people who are different as second class citizens.
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    Re: How will gay marriage affect your marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    If America is such a free country, why is gay marriage even being questioned in some states? How does loving someone the same sex as you and marrying them render another heterosexual marriage invalid? Thats ridiculous. Love is love, love does not have a gender, and gay marriage is an absolute yes. Who is the government to say you cannot marry the one you love? That is not Democracy, and im outstanded at the fact that gay marriage is a no in California.
    The real question is;

    If we live in a free country why is the government interfering in marriage at all?

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