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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Avatar for BeaArthurisMyReligion
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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 - 7:07am
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 - 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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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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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