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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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 6:40am

jamblessedthree wrote:
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.

Oh, they probably will, but based on how long it took your church to reinstate those excommunicated for believing the world is round, it likely won't be until 3013.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 7:07am
Nobody was excommunicated for believing the world is round and Churches won't be forced to marry anyone they don't want to marry. Nobody has said that the church must marry divorced folk, for instance , even though divorce and remarriage is legally allowed in all fifty states.
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 7:23am

ufortunately I agree with you.  I am legally married but not in the eyes of our church... and after years of trying to reconcile my love for my faith and the fact that I am not welcome there, I've finally decided I have no church home right now, just my faith and my knowledge that God and Mary love me.. and are with me and hear my prayers, even if our church leaders don't feel i'm welcome there.   But legalizing marriage equality will not force religious institutions to perform marriages that go against the tenets of their faith.   But it will give me and my wife the 1, 138 rights, benefits and protections that straigh married couples have that we do not.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 7:41am

No, Not even 3013 but go ahead and believe that, Nobody gets excommunicated for thinking things will change.. Females disguising themselves as priests and performing full masses, Sure they should.

 


 


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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 7:45am

jamblessedthree wrote:
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.

The government already allows your (and other churches) to decide who can and cannot marry in their churches.  I do not see that changing. 

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 8:01am
Y'all are free to excommunicate whoever you want...the rest of Christendom will carry on just fine, loving God with all their hearts, minds, soul and strength, and loving their neighbors as themselves.
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 8:55am

emptynester2009 wrote:
The government already allows your (and other churches) to decide who can and cannot marry in their churches.  I do not see that changing.  </span></p>

This.  There are no movements or initatives for the government to force churches to change or amend their own rules.

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 9:55am
"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." ---------------------------------- Is someone trying to change the tenents of your faith?
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:07am
"Just don't tell me and MY church that it should follow suit," --------------- How would the government tell your church what to do in this matter?
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:08am
"Nobody has said that the church must marry divorced folk, for instance , even though divorce and remarriage is legally allowed in all fifty states." ----------- Exactly. The church also doesn't have to marry non-Catholics, for example.

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