Should gays be allowed to marry?

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Should gays be allowed to wed?

  1. Yes

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  2. No, but I support civil unions

    16.7%
  3. No way

    20.0%
  1. Geronimo

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    Not to go off on a tanget but there is a distinct line between the old and new test. So a lot of the items should not brought into todays discussions on various matters.


     
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    im guilty, i was not a virgin when i married :roll: .. but the hubby already knew that .. he preferred a more experienced broad :blulsh2:

    old and new test .. the truth doesnt change .. does it? .. floatin truths? :scratch: ... that's another story :p
     
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  4. voodoocat

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    I think that was Orie's point when posting it. Steve mentioned Matt 5 which says Christ didn't come to abolish the law but to fulfill the law.
     
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    The truth does not change but other things did. If you studied the bible there are a lot of things that do change between the two Test. IE the type of sacrifices to god. Where as one was physical (goats and various animals) and mental/emotional.
     
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    i have studied the bible ... and there are floatin truths .. so the truth does change :wink:
     
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    Yo,
    Okay, I totally only read the first two pages of this thread so sorry if I am repeating some of the things already mentioned! (don’t beat me for it!)
    I think gay marriages should be allowed partially because all of the reasons provided against them don't really seem all that logical to me (personally).
    I am atheist, so the whole shebang about homosexual relationships of any kind being fundamentally wrong isn’t really of consequence - from where I stand at least. Also, I don’t really believe that marriage is this holy, sacred union that can never ever be compromised for alternatives outside of the way it was originally meant to be practiced. I mean, here in the U.S. – we are taught that marriage other than for reasons of love is to degrading whereas a great deal of Eastern cultures marry principally for status and financial reasons (and their divorce rates are significantly lower – though that the reason for that could be confounded by various factors so . . . yeah).
    So yesss, marriage is just this term that happens to be accompanied by certain tax breaks and rights to the other person’s assets and such should they die. Why shouldn’t this be extended to people who happen to love people who are not their opposite of sex? It IS flat-out discrimination in my opinion.
    As for some arguments against gay marriages . . . okay well this weekend I attended my friend’s son’s birthday party. Her husband is uh, how do say nicely . . . a bigot. But that’s not what I’m getting at. He was ranting and raving about the moral outrage he felt when he saw a newscast with a child holding a sign fashioned by his lesbian parents that read – “Let my mommies marry so we can be a family!” The irony of it all, he was exclaiming how it was morally wrong to impart such horrible values upon a child, to let them believe that homosexuality is okay, even URGE their children to be homosexual . . . all while smoking a bong with his mother (the birthday’s boy’s grandmother) and finishing a 6 pack of beer for breakfast earlier in the day. Ha ha okay yeah I just had to share that story.
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    Hey Steve, get well soon man. I look forward to your responce. :)
     

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