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Argentina legalizes same-sex marriages | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Argentina legalizes same-sex marriages | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage yesterday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexuals.

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Guest

Inman, SC

#1 Jul 16, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS ARGENTINA.

As more and more countries realized that this is a human rights/equality issue they are making sure that everyone is treated with equal rights.

The USA continues to discriminate against its' own citizens. The USA is no longer the leader in equality and freedoms as many countries have moved passed the USA in treating people equally. The once former beacon of light for freedom and equality is fading.

America FAILS!
Unnatural

Canal Winchester, OH

#2 Jul 16, 2010
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio --

"This is no mere legislative bill, it is a move by the father of lies to confuse and deceive the children of God."

"This is not private matter or a matter of religious choice, this is a reality rooted in the very nature of humanity, which is male and female."
Bienvenido

Irving, TX

#3 Jul 16, 2010
Guest wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS ARGENTINA.

The USA continues to discriminate against its' own citizens. The USA is no longer the leader in equality and freedoms as many countries have moved passed the USA in treating people equally. The once former beacon of light for freedom and equality is fading.
It will take time. The racists and bigots are dying off.
tip

Canal Winchester, OH

#4 Jul 16, 2010
Our U.S. Constitution does not designate marriage as a civil right. Therefore, if marriage is not a civil right, it logically follows that the same is true of homosexual marriage.

If the definition of monogamous and heterosexual marriage is broadened and bastardized, then there is no force fixed into place that prevents other activist groups from fighting for similar inclusions. Imagine the cultural uproar if siblings or polygamists began to fight for the right to marriage? Could they not use the same arguments and philosophical justifications that homosexual advocates currently use in their attempt to justify their viewpoints? Would homosexual activists defend these groups with the assertion that "the continued devaluation and marginalization" of incestuous and polygamous people has got to stop? I think not.

Proponents of same-sex marriage enjoy framing the debate on homosexuality so that if you oppose it, you are by default a bigot, homophobe, gay-basher, etc. By demonizing the opposing viewpoint, they demonstrate a perfect example of true bigotry.
Harry Ballzak

Grove City, OH

#5 Jul 16, 2010
Guest wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS ARGENTINA.
As more and more countries realized that this is a human rights/equality issue they are making sure that everyone is treated with equal rights.
The USA continues to discriminate against its' own citizens. The USA is no longer the leader in equality and freedoms as many countries have moved passed the USA in treating people equally. The once former beacon of light for freedom and equality is fading.
America FAILS!
Leave then.

Seventy percent of voters shot down marriage for sexual deviants.Marriage is between a man and woman.Com e up with a new name for the sodomites that want to get married.

I say call it a homosexual union and let them have the same rights as normal people.
AmericanMade

Dallas, TX

#6 Jul 16, 2010
tip wrote:
Our U.S. Constitution does not designate marriage as a civil right.
then why did the US allow inter
racial marriage?
tip

Canal Winchester, OH

#7 Jul 16, 2010
AmericanMade wrote:
<quoted text>then why did the US allow inter
racial marriage?
There is no comparison. The court decisions overturning these odious laws made clear that the institution of marriage shouldn't be hijacked to advance other objectives -- in this case, the rightly discredited idea that one race was superior to others. Marriage was only one tool.

Marriage clearly has nothing to do with race -- it is mostly about children and the social benefits that flow from encouraging men and women to take on the critical roles of mother and father that children need to thrive. Certainly, we should treat all people with respect, but must not sacrifice the critical social institution of marriage to do this.

President Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed champion of civil rights, said in 2004: "...I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs, say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

The "civil rights" argument is nothing more than a slogan without substance. It is, in fact, deeply disrespectful of those who have been denied their true civil rights, like the right to vote or to practice their religious faith.
TeamAlli

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 23, 2010
Harry Ballzak wrote:
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I say call it a homosexual union and let them have the same rights as normal people.
So it would be seperate... but equal? Hmm...

I say you leave, no one is forcing you to marry a person of the same gender.
tip wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no comparison. The court decisions overturning these odious laws made clear that the institution of marriage shouldn't be hijacked to advance other objectives -- in this case, the rightly discredited idea that one race was superior to others. Marriage was only one tool.
Marriage clearly has nothing to do with race -- it is mostly about children and the social benefits that flow from encouraging men and women to take on the critical roles of mother and father that children need to thrive. Certainly, we should treat all people with respect, but must not sacrifice the critical social institution of marriage to do this.
President Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed champion of civil rights, said in 2004: "...I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs, say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."
The "civil rights" argument is nothing more than a slogan without substance. It is, in fact, deeply disrespectful of those who have been denied their true civil rights, like the right to vote or to practice their religious faith.
Last time I checked we don't test straight couples who are marrying to see if they are fertile, or deny marriage to straight couples who don't want children. There's also piles of evidence that gay couples are equal or better at raising children than straight couples.

I don't give two shits about your religious faith dickweed. Let me marry who I want. It's none of your damn business.
Craig

Loughton, UK

#9 Jul 24, 2010
Well thats good.
Tolerance

Canal Winchester, OH

#10 Jul 24, 2010
TeamAlli wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't give two shits about your religious faith dickweed. Let me marry who I want. It's none of your damn business.
On display.
Tolerance

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Jul 24, 2010
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/1007...

Rhode Island - 7/21/2010 - Unhampered by police, a peaceful pro-life rally devolved into chaos Sunday after an army of homosexualist activists shouted down presenters, screamed insults, and even targeted for harrassment small children of families who had come in support of marriage between a man and a woman.
JustBCause

United States

#12 Jul 24, 2010
I guess I was misled. It was my understanding this country was built because people were pleading for religious freedom. But I guess if you quote a few passages from the Bible you are the rule maker. Please do not quote religious beliefs to support laws. At some point there was a seperation of church and state.
Chelmsford Kid

Boston, MA

#13 Jul 24, 2010
The private religious clubs that some people choose to join have rules for those belonging to those clubs. Those club rules have no place in the real world. If you choose to join a God club or an Allah club that is fine. Simply don't shout out your club rules as if everyone should abide by them. It's YOUR choice to join a religious club so keep your religious rules within your home and within your clubhouse (church, synagogue etc.)

God, Allah, Buddha....whatever are mythological figures and have absolutely no bearing on the lives of non club members.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#14 Jul 24, 2010
Very fitting perhaps. Argentina is literally at the world's bottoms.
Mazel Tov

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 24, 2010
Nothing sillier looking than two dudes doing the tango.
tip

Canal Winchester, OH

#16 Jul 24, 2010
"Separation of church and state" is not embodied within our Constitution. Our Constitution merely prohibits our government from establishing a state religion.

Our nation's founding documents appeal to the natural law as the cornerstone of our political order ("nature and nature's God," "We hold these truths to be self-evident...."). There exists much diversity in the USA, but a fundamental unity on the principles of the natural law. "In God We Trust" is not forcing religion on anyone, but rather reminding us that God has given us natures and the natural law for their flourishing. All good civil laws are based on the natural law. Bad laws are based on a different moral system, like relativism or utilitarianism. Either way, we legislate morality --- the only question is which morality ought to be legislated.

Quotes from our nation's founders:

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- John Adams

"The evidence of [the] natural right [of expatriation], like that of our right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man. We do not claim these under the charters of kings or legislators, but under the King of Kings." -- Thomas Jefferson to John Manners, 1817
Mazel Tov

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 24, 2010
What business is it of anyone's who anyone else marries?

Oh, I know, it's NOT!

Stop being pr-icks against gay people!!!

They have a right to get into crappy, loveless entanglements just like everybody else!

To you goofballs who presume to believe you're 'protecting the 'sanctity'(HAHA) of marriage', I say, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, and you're 'protecting' nothing!
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#18 Jul 24, 2010
tip wrote:
Our U.S. Constitution does not designate marriage as a civil right. Therefore, if marriage is not a civil right, it logically follows that the same is true of homosexual marriage.
What is at issue here is what is the appropriate criteria for issuance of a license, in this case a marriage license. All licenses are privileges, not rights and the state can impose whatever reasonable criteria it wants in deciding whether and to whom a license has to be issued.

The key word here is REASONABLE. Is it reasonable that state criteria for issuing marriage licenses mandates that they are issued to a heterosexual couple? The answer is going to be yes.

This is so simple, only liberal judges could be so stupid to screw these things up. But they are just trying to cram more liberal indoctrination down our throats.

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