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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2004, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Should homosexuals be banned from marrying each other?

Just wondering, I'm sure there are a lot of gays on the board, but the general consensus is that they should not be allowed to be married. So I would like to hear what you say. Considering most of the posters are hippie youngsters and many of them gays, I presume it should be an overwhelming approval.

If you couldnt care less, than dont vote.
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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2004, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and give reason if possible...like..."Bible says it's a sin."....
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I sometimes ask myself why gay people would want to get married, especially when I witness what the straights have done to degrade the institution.
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Yes

It's just not right for the moment IMO
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No, they should marry whoever they want.

See how much outrage you have if you banned heterosexuals from getting married. They can't even keep a 50% marriage survival rate going.

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No, they should marry whoever they want.

See how much outrage you have if you banned heterosexuals from getting married. They can't even keep a 50% marriage survival rate going.
Well, the definition was the union of a man and a woman, you cant possibly ban heterosexuals because the term arose from them.
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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2004, 09:27 PM
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Marriage is a matter of contract law. It involves and covers many things, like community property and power of attourney. As long as it has a civil aspect, same sex couples should be allowed to marry. However, I personally think the government should get out of the marriage business. From the perspective of the govenment, all they should do is issue civil unions. Let the religions worry about the marriage.

If two 90 year old people, long past sexual activity or child-bearing want to marry, there never an uproar as long as they're of opposite genders. But why not? Such a marriage isn't for procreation. It isn't there as a bedrock for child-rearing.

Ultimately, none of the reasons for opposing gay marriage are based on reason. Well, avoiding civil war. But besides that. The ultrimate bedrock of the opposition is, 'somebody else told me it was wrong, and I don't want to challenge them'. Not good enough in my book.

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For me, I think practically (although I am ingnoring the principle business) conservatives should support gay marriage. The union of a same sex couple represents perhaps a more acceptable version of homosexuality for the American right. Not giving people marriage rights doesn't prevent gays from participating in gay activities, but government sanctioned marriages encourages gays to live a more settled lifestyle.

I find this all extremely interesting as a gay man and fan of gay histroy myself. Over 30 years ago, the gay movement would have nothing to do with marriages. Instead, it was more heavily involved in the free love type thing, where communities of people--friends--would often reject not only hetrosexuality but also monogamy and many other "freedom restricting" activities. However, over time gay culture started to assimilate more to str8 culture. In addition, I think the AIDS epedemic dramatically changed they gay perspective, and really encouraged people to settle down.

I like free love and everything, but for me this new focus of equal rights and marriage is encouraging. Not that there is anything wrong with sex, but it is nice to see the gay community really ban together to fight for something beyond the right to sleep with eachother. Being gay is more than sex, it is about the special types of connections we have for eachother. For me, even if you are against what gays do, marriages allow gays to be in more valuable and moral relationships with one another. I guess some people see gay marriages as destroying an institution, but for a population that is known for is sexual promescuity, how can anyone reject something the encourages a deeper connection?

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If you love someone, and want to pledge your love to that person...why not? You can't choose who you fall in love with. You can't choose what you are attracted too.
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I'm from Belgium, so obviously I voted "No".

I can't believe some people are actually voting for a ban
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Marriage is so overrated.
The bible is so so overrated (in the W's US obviously)

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I am gay but personally do not have a need to marry my partner but do think my relationship should be treated as equal as a relationship between a man and a woman.

There is also other implications that if my partner was to die tommorow everything he owned would go to his family. If for example he owned the house we lived in for 4 years, I would have no claim to it.

I think the gay marriage thing is just more than gay people wanting a 'white wedding' but also to be seen as equal and be afforded the same rights as straight people.
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I think they should have civil unions. The minute you call it "marriage," the sleazy lawyers of the world will start suing churches for not marrying gay couples, and that isn't right. But I am of the belief that the government has a moral obligation to limit sexual promiscuity. Marriage is the only way to do this, in either the gay or straight community. Particularly, however, in the former, as it is a proven fact that diseases spread more easily through anal sex than vaginal.

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