Marriage equality argument

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Marriage equality argument
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:21pm

So the sole argument against marriage equality is that marriage is for procreation? Where exactly does that leave menopausal women? Or men with ED? Or the infertile? 

I can not believe we are STILL having this discussion in 2013. I have noticed that it is generational though--many of boomers I know are against it. Gen Xers like myself and younger are generally in favor...

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:43pm

Don't get me started. This, as you know, is an issue very near and dear to my heart.  

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:52pm
I'm in the older range of people who support marriage equality, e.g. baby boomer. Most of the gay couples I know have children, some biological, some adopted, some foster, some aided by science. The argument is bogus. I think many of the strengths of marriage is about cementing extended family and cross-generational familial relationships, and as a member of a non- traditional family, it is certainly not solely about procreation. I was aided by science for biological procreation, and adoption to round out my family. My partner is male, so I get a pass on the procreation prereq?
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:10pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
I'm in the older range of people who support marriage equality, e.g. baby boomer. Most of the gay couples I know have children, some biological, some adopted, some foster, some aided by science. The argument is bogus. I think many of the strengths of marriage is about cementing extended family and cross-generational familial relationships, and as a member of a non- traditional family, it is certainly not solely about procreation. I was aided by science for biological procreation, and adoption to round out my family. My partner is male, so I get a pass on the procreation prereq?

Ditto. I was also aided by science for biological procreation. So I find their argument particularly offensive.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:13pm

I have one FB friend (a friend of my brother's) who posted something about "I'll be back in 36 hours when this equality FAD has passed." What a ****ing *******. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:40pm
well gay parents like us really confound that argument.. I mean granted I had my daughter during my first marriage to a man, but she's being raised by some kick ass moms right now.. ;-)
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 10:16pm
I haven't heard that as a main point, but merely a side. I am surrounded by nit wits who make arguments that they don't even understand. I am so sick of the "biblical" arguments against equality... I just can't stand it.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 10:25pm

I have yet to hear an argument against equality that makes any sense.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 11:08pm

I'm a boomer who is  for it.  

Marriage is from procreation pretty much fell by the wayside along time ago,  Many choose to have children and not marry and many choose to marry and not have children.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 4:10am
But, but, but theoretically those people could procreate, see? There could be a miracle and old Ed could suddenly get very, uhm, excited.
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 6:03am
It really doesn't matter to me where the government goes here and I agree that the divide is more generational. Just don't tell me and MY church that it should follow suit, I don't think gays will ever have the right to marry in my church.

 

 

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