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    Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Since it appears that some wish to discuss gays getting married (again), I figured I'd start another poll about it. A little different spin on this one than I've seen in at least a while, although the argument is common in gay rights threads.

    (Besides, there doesn't seem to be a single poll about it on the first or second page of the Polls section, so I figure I'll change that.)

    Is same sex marriage a special right or equal protection?

    Please explain all answers so we can have a good debate about this.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Equal protection, why should men be allowed to marry women, but women can't.
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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    To the homosexuals I say this..
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation..
    At the time when marriage was being designed and implemented, a few hundred thousand years back in time, no one in their right mind ever thought about the homosexual thing.
    A civil union is fine with me.

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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Any action that does not impose on the life, freedom, and property of another person is a right by default.

    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    To the homosexuals I say this..
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation..
    At the time when marriage was being designed and implemented, a few hundred thousand years back in time, no one in their right mind ever thought about the homosexual thing.
    A civil union is fine with me.
    Marriage isn't a design. "We" had nothing to do with its formation. Traditions enjoy no constitutional protections.
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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    To the homosexuals I say this..
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation..
    At the time when marriage was being designed and implemented, a few hundred thousand years back in time, no one in their right mind ever thought about the homosexual thing.
    A civil union is fine with me.
    And a few hundred years ago, the definition of freedom excluded blacks, tradition isn't always a good thing, is it.
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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    To the homosexuals I say this..
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation..
    At the time when marriage was being designed and implemented, a few hundred thousand years back in time, no one in their right mind ever thought about the homosexual thing.
    A civil union is fine with me.
    The legal marriage license (which is what we are talking about here) was originally designed to restrict marriage, but not to one man and one woman. They didn't even consider that such a thing would be needed.

    The marriage license was supposed to restrict marriage to men and women who the government/church approved of. For the church, it meant the couple had to meet certain criteria in order to get the license, i.e. no divorce, both of that faith, parents/father approved the marriage, etc. For the US government, it was mostly to prevent men from marrying women of a different race (particularly whites marrying any non-whites) and vice versa.

    Our views of marriage since that time have changed greatly, enough so that it can easily include same sex couples. And according to the Equal Protection clause in the Constitution, since marriage is a legal contract, it should include them.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    To the homosexuals I say this..
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation..
    At the time when marriage was being designed and implemented, a few hundred thousand years back in time, no one in their right mind ever thought about the homosexual thing.
    A civil union is fine with me.
    The fact that you think marriage was designed a few hundred thousand years ago kind of renders the rest of your point moot.
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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Some do not know what marriage is, nor its purpose.
    Such a big leap in assumption don't you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Sorry about your predicament, but we designed marriage for one man and one woman, with the end result being procreation...
    [citation needed]

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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Since it appears that some wish to discuss gays getting married (again), I figured I'd start another poll about it. A little different spin on this one than I've seen in at least a while, although the argument is common in gay rights threads.

    (Besides, there doesn't seem to be a single poll about it on the first or second page of the Polls section, so I figure I'll change that.)

    Is same sex marriage a special right or equal protection?
    Please explain all answers so we can have a good debate about this.
    I tend to view the issue as a political payoff for support of the democratic party and it's use of identity politics. Why didn't you include that as an option?
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    Re: Same sex marriage: what is it really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I tend to view the issue as a political payoff for support of the democratic party and it's use of identity politics. Why didn't you include that as an option?
    What about those of us who are for gay marriage, but don't support the Democrat party?
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