View Poll Results: Should churches be made to wed same sex couples?

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    Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    There have been accusations that if same sex couples are allowed to wed that gays will then insist and eventually win the right to be wed by religious leaders and in churches that wouldn't approve.

    Now most people realize that this is obviously a ridiculous argument and against freedom of religion, but let's see how many might actually support this.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    A church is a private organization and can choose to wed or not wed anyone they like. The state, on the other hand, is public and does not have that choice.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    A church is a private organization and can choose to wed or not wed anyone they like. The state, on the other hand, is public and does not have that choice.
    Yup, that's pretty much it. The individual churches would not have to marry any couple they do not want to. But the government would have to recognize the Marriage Contract between same sex couples.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    I also want to say that I will only be counting those votes that actually have a name associated with them as an accepted vote for or against. I figure I will post results every so often so people can know how many registered users actually want or are against this, vice someone who may just be messing with the poll.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Any liberal would have to be a complete idiot to vote yes. They're the ones usually clamoring the loudest for a separation of church and state. A vote yes here would make them completely hypocritical.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    I actively oppose the idea of forcing churches to do things against their beliefs (provided noone is being harmed of course)

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    The government should have no authority to force a private religious institution to recognize or perform same-sex marriages. However, should a religious instituion decide to extend the sacrament of marriage to same-sex couples, there is no reason the government should treat it differently than any other union.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    I would oppose forcing churches to marry SSM couples.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Maybe this is something liberals and conservatives can agree on?

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Maybe this is something liberals and conservatives can agree on?
    One of a few things that most everyone can agree on. I'm sure there might be a couple of people somewhere who would truly believe in a "yes" vote, but I don't think I know any of them personally and certainly don't think there are any on this board.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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