View Poll Results: If you oppose same-sex marriage, are you...

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  • ... ignorant?

    9 19.57%
  • ... bigoted?

    9 19.57%
  • ... homophobic?

    9 19.57%
  • ... stupid (which differs from ignorant)?

    6 13.04%
  • ... unreasonable?

    11 23.91%
  • ... unenlightened?

    7 15.22%
  • ... (all of the above)

    8 17.39%
  • ... (all of the above, as well as [specify])

    1 2.17%
  • ... (none of the above)

    18 39.13%
  • ... (other)

    11 23.91%
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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    I'm gonna go with 'normal' as my response. I'm a traditionalist who believes in the sanctity of marriage and of family. I'm sure to be beaten over the head by the hordes of people who can't possibly understand traditional beliefs, but so be it.
    So you're for banning divorce? The notion that gay marriage poses a bigger threat to the 'sanctity' of marriage more than sham/stunt celebrity marriages, the 50% divorce rate and the increasing number of serial marryiers is pretty ludicrous. Deal with that stuff first before even considering the implications of homosexual marriage on the 'sanctity' of marriage. Traditionally, divorce is a very new concept. If we want to go back to traditional beliefs, we'd get rid of divorce. That would do a lot more for preserving the 'sanctity' of marriage then barring gay marriage.

    Besides, marriage's value is what you make of it. If you consider the value of marriage at an intrinsic level to be defined by others, then there is no inherent intrinsic value. And why can't gays uphold the 'sanctity' of marriage and have families?
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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    I'm gonna go with 'normal' as my response. I'm a traditionalist who believes in the sanctity of marriage and of family. I'm sure to be beaten over the head by the hordes of people who can't possibly understand traditional beliefs, but so be it.
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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Granted you have your beliefs but I do not think the law/state should have beliefs.

    And that is my belief
    If the people are not the "state" who is?


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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    If the people are not the "state" who is?
    Gays are a part of the people as well. Should their beliefs dominate? Oh wait they are not fighting for gay marriage only to be recognized by the State

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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Gays are a part of the people as well. Should their beliefs dominate? Oh wait they are not fighting for gay marriage only to be recognized by the State
    It should not be recognized by the state as the state has no interest in unions that cannot produce offspring.

    If a civil union will give gay couples the same rights benefits etc as a heterosexual married couple, whats the difference?


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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It should not be recognized by the state as the state has no interest in unions that cannot produce offspring.
    Let me know when infertile heterosexual couples are barred from State recognition of their marriages and then you might have something.

    If a civil union will give gay couples the same rights benefits etc as a heterosexual married couple, whats the difference?
    If their is no difference what is your problem?
    Last edited by winston53660; 05-13-09 at 03:50 PM.

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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It should not be recognized by the state as the state has no interest in unions that cannot produce offspring.

    If a civil union will give gay couples the same rights benefits etc as a heterosexual married couple, whats the difference?
    Since when is procreation a requirement for marriage?
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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Let me know when infertile heterosexual couples are barred from State recognition of their marriages and then you might have something.
    First I noticed you ignored the real meat of my post, typical really.

    As for your question, I would have no problem with that.


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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    First I noticed you ignored the real meat of my post, typical really.

    As for your question, I would have no problem with that.
    What meat? You want to play childish semantics?

    BTW I edited my post.

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    Re: If you oppose same-sex marriage, you are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Since when is procreation a requirement for marriage?
    It's not, but it is the only reason the state really has any interest in marriage at all.


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