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Old 04-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Why Is Gay Marriage Wrong?

I have spent a reasonable amount of time considering why a binding contract between two lovers of the same chromosomal hand is wrong and I don't see it as an issue. I feel that they are just as entitled as any heterosexual couple in enshrining their relationships and having the guarantees of legality bestowed upon them.

I would like to know why homosexuals should be denied access to the marriage contract. As most FYM'ers live in secular states I would really like to see a legitimate non-religious argument.

Seriously, this is an issue of individual liberty that is quashed by the homophobia of politicians and the electorate (an issue where I feel democracy trumps liberty). I just want to see some justification for opposition to gay marraige that isn't rooted in religious belief (because if the argument is rooted in religious belief it has no role in a secular state).
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wtf is Gay Marrigage & gay marraige ?
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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The usual non-religious argument raised here, though I don't tend to agree with it, is that children raised by gay parents could be more likely to be bullied.
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that depends on where you live, maybe a non-issue in larger cities but in the "bible belt" and especially small town America its still going to happen, sadly.
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wtf is Gay Marrigage & gay marraige ?
Well obviously it is a thread posted after half a bottle of Chivas.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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Well obviously it is a thread posted after half a bottle of Chivas.
well your'e doing better than me then, i wouldn't be able to even spell my own name after that much booze. Cheers
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The usual non-religious argument raised here, though I don't tend to agree with it, is that children raised by gay parents could be more likely to be bullied.

Varitek would be someone to ask about that.

I don't agree with that argument either, I think it's stupid. Kids are gonna get bullied no matter what. It's almost like saying people shouldn't have children with disabilities because they are more likely to be bullied. Kids look for any excuse to bully others these days.
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The usual non-religious argument raised here, though I don't tend to agree with it, is that children raised by gay parents could be more likely to be bullied.
It's the old story of blaming the victim for those that think this is a real reason for denying rights to people.
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I don't have an argument against it.. but would prefer to open that kind of contract to all, beyond just a perceived romantic relationship.

I say, any kind of partnership.
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I don't have an argument against it.. but would prefer to open that kind of contract to all, beyond just a perceived romantic relationship.

I say, any kind of partnership.
I guess you mean if any two adults wanted enter into a "civil union" for the advantages of inheritance, benefits, hospital visits, and other "rights of survivorship"?


such as: siblings, uncle and niece, grandparent and grandchild, parent and child, etc.?
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I guess you mean if any two adults wanted enter into a "civil union" for the advantages of inheritance, benefits, hospital visits, and other "rights of survivorship"?


such as: siblings, uncle and niece, grandparent and grandchild, parent and child, etc.?
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Take the word marriage out of the argument, and this issue goes away.

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Take the word marriage out of the argument, and this issue goes away.
You didn't give a reason.
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I guess you mean if any two adults wanted enter into a "civil union" for the advantages of inheritance, benefits, hospital visits, and other "rights of survivorship"?


such as: siblings, uncle and niece, grandparent and grandchild, parent and child, etc.?
Tax breaks for everybody!!
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I say, any kind of partnership.
Is that what you mean?
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