yes,-- everybody should be treated equal
No--some people should recieve preferential treatment
The physical differences between races are historically and biologically transient, and superficial. The physical differences between the genders are profound and persistent.
Further, while the racial differences are a continuum, the gender differences represent a polarity. This means that in many ways, they are incomparable.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
There's no reason why same sex couples can't get married. Marriage is a government contract which comes with benefits and abilities not easily obtained via other contract, including end of life decisions, hospital visitation, etc. Same sex couples should be allowed to marry. The problem is that this is a terrific talking point for the parties; so they'll both do their best to not widely pass same sex marriage in order to keep it on the list of things to bitch about.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I had to vote no because marraige is between a woman and a man - but I agree gay couples should have all the rights and priveledges of a heterosexual couple, just not as a "marraige". A civil union, or whatever else you want to call it is fine - but it's not a "marraige".
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I'm having cable trouble--hope this gets through
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