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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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 6:32am

What issues do you have bringing family into debate?  I have no shame taking MIL to debate here, Amazingly her ways are sometimes applicable here, Lol.  Why do some family snitches get a pass but others don't?  The posts must be convenientally missed I guess, I really don't know but it's often why I don't debate some here b/c you're not impartial debaters.  Having said that, I'm sorry if you don't like that some old debates haven't been forgotten either, Mothers and all.  If you don't want to drag that in again then don't, Just don't shoot the one sided reminders then too.   Thanks, Ta ta. 

 


 


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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 6:01am
Oh nevermind mops, The state is already too much involved in personal lives. Come to think of it we should have enacted equal marriage way back when roe v wade got passed, The freedom to chose is what this is all about.

 


 


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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 5:54am
So if you are OK with gay marriage, why all the talk about thinking differently from Katie, two sides to the issue, etc? What exactly is your position on marriage equality, Jambles?
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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 5:52am
The sexual orientation of priests has little or nothing to do with theology.
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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 5:50am
But marriage has never equalled"love" in the eyes of the state. The state does not care if you are in love. In the eyes of the state, marriage is simply a means of holding and transmitting property and a means of determining legal paternity.
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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 5:50am

Thanks for clearing that up, I'd hate to think that what is said and snorted on a message board is an indication of real lessons in theology.

 

 

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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 5:30am

There are many people who are civilly married who are not considered married in the eyes of the Church. Why can't gay marriages be like that -- recognized by the state, but not by the church?

I have nowhere said that gay marriage should NOT be recognzied by the state, but another alternative is removing the rights you and I so freely get altogether b/c we're married to men too.  There's no place in the constitution that says b/c I'm married I'm entitled to these and those rights.  Why shouldn't next of kin be up to an individual to decide?  Treat applying for marriage like applying for a drivers license, Meet the state age requirements, prove citizenship, Pass a test then go on your marry way and do your thing.  If you want this significant other to be your next of kin in the event of an emergency then check it off like you would organ donation.  Love is not a legal contract and that's the distinction here. 

 

 

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Sat, 03-30-2013 - 3:43am
"Why is it a marriage should be a separate right than those who live single/solitary lives? Remove it all together is my thought on the subject," --------------- Ok, that is a radical thought. Do you mean that we should simply do away with marriage as a legal, secular institution. IOW, the state does not care if you are married and has nothing to do with it one way or the other?
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 10:02pm
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 7:05pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Ok, I'll take that this is a glimpse of real life and we're all judgemental, bigoted folks b/c it seriously does take one to know one... That's what MIL says anyway and she's always right.

Really all it takes is a quick read of someone's comments, to see their actions...if walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....it might just be a duck.

Given the comments you have made about your mil on this board, you might want to go back and address why bring family into the debate.  Really.

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