Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex

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Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 10:24am

Now I understand!

Michele Bachmann: Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/01/michele-bachmann-gay-marriage_n_1123784.html

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says gay people do have the right to get married -- so long as they're planning on tying the knot with a member of the opposite sex.

The Minnesota congresswoman was campaigning in Iowa Wednesday addressing a group of high school students when Jane Schmidt, president of Waverly High School's Gay-Straight Alliance, confronted her on same-sex marriage rights.

(Video of the exchange above, via CNN iReporter Anelia Dimitrova)

Bachmann had just finished explaining that the purpose of government was to ensure that the civil rights of all Americans are protected.

"We all have the same civil rights," Bachmann said, according to the Des Moines Register, providing an opportunity for Schmidt to press her.

"Then, why can't same-sex couples get married?" Schmidt asked.

"They can get married," Bachmann responded. "But they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they're a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they're a man."

 


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Registered: 09-30-2011

There are also cases of individuals who have engaged in the

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Registered: 09-30-2011

But marriage is a federally-sanctioned civil right, not a whim of choice.

Marriage is

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Registered: 09-30-2011

What a bunch of hooey.

What a convincing argument.

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Registered: 05-13-2009

Not really. It is recognized in 10 countries and 6 states. The "progressive" definition, the one based on civil rights for all, is gaining traction and much like interracial marriage in the mid-20th century, it will be the law of the land sooner rather than later.

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It's not worth it. Bigots who wrap themselves in religion to justify their bigotry will never change.

Bigotry indeed...like the degredation of religion and the hate spewed at people of faith from the Godless left.

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Many Christian denominations recognize gay relationships as equal to heterosexual relationships and sanction them by marriage, but that really is beside the point. You're dismissing their belief in God

The government sanctions relationships that are good for the nation, socially and economically. No God required.
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Not really. It is recognized in 10 countries and 6 states.

And none of those countries is the United States and none of those 6 states are the Federal Government...

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104-199, 110

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Many Christian denominations recognize gay relationships as equal to heterosexual relationships and sanction them by marriage,

I'm sure there are some "progressive" "Christian" churches out there that will sanction marriage to a cabbage.

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lizzie_B wrote:

It's not worth it. Bigots who wrap themselves in religion to justify their bigotry will never change.

Bigotry indeed...like the degredation of religion and the hate spewed at people of faith from the Godless left.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
lizzie_B wrote:

Many Christian denominations recognize gay relationships as equal to heterosexual relationships and sanction them by marriage,

I'm sure there are some "progressive" "Christian" churches out there that will sanction marriage to a cabbage.

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