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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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:36pm
You know Jams, you should just come right out and say that you disapprove b/c your church does. At least that's a point that one can agree to disagree about. Instead you continue to say things that are just unkind and ......
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:47pm
I really don't know, How many gay priests are there.. Is this something you're talking about in graduate school regina? Chilling really! What sites support your research? Thanks..

 


 


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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:49pm
Ummm Jams, she very clearly ASKED a question. "how many gay priests do you think are in the RCC worldwide?"
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:51pm
While you're answering questions....can we go back to the one I asked earlier, the one you still have not answered.... What rights are single people being denied?
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:55pm
No peach, Turn on your critical thinking.. 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 subjct, What's yours? Do you even have one or do you only see this as an equal right vs biblical right issue?

 


 


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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 5:59pm
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.

 


 


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:05pm

Turn on your critical thinking..
Seriously?  That's laughable coming form you, but thanks for the tip.

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 subjct,
So, you are opposed to having any marrital rights?  You are willing to give them all up.....everything that's already been stated in this thread, like next of kinship, insurance, inhertance, etc?

What's yours?
My thoughts on the subject is that ALL people, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation should have the SAME rights when it comes to marriage.

Do you even have one or do you only see this as an equal right vs biblical right issue? 
I am not sure what you are asking.  I do not consider equal rights under the law to be a biblical issue at all.

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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:08pm
"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." --------- You're kidding right?
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:25pm

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.

It isn't judgemental to call a spade a spade. Or in this specific case, calling someone who thinks gays don't deserve the same rights as straights a bigot. I call it like I see it. I'm not the one spewing intolerance, Jam. I'm really not judgemental at all, unless you're a moron. I have very little tolerance for abject stupidity...

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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:25pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No peach, Turn on your critical thinking.. 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 subjct, What's yours? Do you even have one or do you only see this as an equal right vs biblical right issue?

Totally lost here.  People are born single, but some of them get married.  When they get married, they enter into a legal partnership.  Some enter into Holy Matrimony or have their ceremony/union religiously blessed. Single people don't enter into a legal partnership.  Are you saying that since single people don't have a legal partner that no one should?  That, for instance, if there is no husband/wife, the parent remains the "next of kin" for legal purposes for a single person, that a married woman ought not to have her husband as "next of kin?"  It should remain the father?

I understand that you may have religious qualms about homosexual behavior.  You may also have religious qualms about divorce and remarriage. There are prohibitions about both in the Bible.  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?




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