Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-S...

Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

There are 52086 comments on the CBS2 story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions. In it, CBS2 reports that:

The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

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mother superior

Waterloo, IL

#37623 Feb 14, 2013
What..ever!
Not Yet Equal wrote:
While procreation has never been a requirement for marriage, even that irrational excuse ignores the fact that gay people can and do reproduce, and are raising children either biologically related or adopted. Denial of equal treatment under the law provides nothing to opposite sex couple families. It only harms same sex couple families needlessly.
Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual. The only eligibility requirement is being human. Reasonable restrictions include age, ability to demonstrate informed consent, and not being closely related or currently married. Gay people qualify.
Gay people are asking to be treated equally under the laws in the remaining states that do not yet recognize their marriages, and by the federal government.
The desire to discriminate on the bases of gender provides no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of this fundamental right.
LOCAL

Harrisburg, IL

#37624 Feb 14, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
While procreation has never been a requirement for marriage, even that irrational excuse ignores the fact that gay people can and do reproduce, and are raising children either biologically related or adopted. Denial of equal treatment under the law provides nothing to opposite sex couple families. It only harms same sex couple families needlessly.
Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual. The only eligibility requirement is being human. Reasonable restrictions include age, ability to demonstrate informed consent, and not being closely related or currently married. Gay people qualify.
Gay people are asking to be treated equally under the laws in the remaining states that do not yet recognize their marriages, and by the federal government.
The desire to discriminate on the bases of gender provides no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of this fundamental right.
Very weak argument
hey hey

Davenport, IA

#37626 Feb 14, 2013
Wow
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#37627 Feb 14, 2013
LOCAL wrote:
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Very weak argument
Sez who? Fred Phelps? Paul Cameron? LOLAY!
The Troll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#37628 Feb 14, 2013
mother superior wrote:
What..ever!
<quoted text>
IOW, you have no way to counter his arguments. Good for you to raise the white flag. LOLAY!
mother superior

Waterloo, IL

#37629 Feb 14, 2013
In the nicest possible way.
I would like to say, "GO F YOURSELF"
Bless you my dear.
The Troll Stopper wrote:
<quoted text>
IOW, you have no way to counter his arguments. Good for you to raise the white flag. LOLAY!
Born Again Gay

Alpharetta, GA

#37630 Feb 14, 2013
The Illinois Senate passed a measure Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, voting 34-21!!!!!
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Its another Miracle!
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Thank you GOD; for protecting and watching over us; in this Land of Homophobic Rednecks and Snarling Evangelical Fundies
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Amen; and Amen

“Free to buy cake”

Since: Jul 07

wherever I like.

#37631 Feb 14, 2013
Don't tell Kimare (the queen of fruits and nuts), but Marriage equality just got very real in Illinois.
farmboy

Carol Stream, IL

#37632 Feb 14, 2013
Not all rednecks are homophobic. Im on your side.
mother superior

Waterloo, IL

#37633 Feb 14, 2013
Bless you jon jon
Marengo Jon wrote:
Don't tell Kimare (the queen of fruits and nuts), but Marriage equality just got very real in Illinois.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37634 Feb 14, 2013
Rageoholic wrote:
<quoted text>
It's already flawed for trying to combine homosexual marriage and having children as a single issue when it is not. If you cannot even understand why these are separate issues why would I waste my time trying to pick apart your stupid analogy, which is just you repeating the same points again and again only using different words this time and fails to make any points whatsoever.
You have TWO mistakes! There is no such thing as a gay 'marriage', and of course it is impossible for them to have children.

Only a heterosexual couple can, and the best setting for that is marriage.

Who gives you the right to eliminate children from the equation, just because your relationship is desolate and barren of them?

The analogy is perfect, because it takes a simple example from nature. You understand it perfectly, you just don't like it, do you.

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37635 Feb 14, 2013
The IL Senate is known for the wisdom or lack thereof of it's votes...

Smirk.

“Free to buy cake”

Since: Jul 07

wherever I like.

#37637 Feb 14, 2013
KiMare wrote:
The IL Senate is known for the wisdom or lack thereof of it's votes...
Smirk.
Well, here's where your opinion is, yet again, irrelevant.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37639 Feb 15, 2013
Marengo Jon wrote:
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Well, here's where your opinion is, yet again, irrelevant.
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples are the picture of defective failure. Mating behavior gone abusive with NOTHING to show for it.

This is not an opinion, it is simple reality. No vote changed that. Or ever will.

Smile.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37640 Feb 15, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay couples are the picture of defective failure. Mating behavior gone abusive with NOTHING to show for it.
This is not an opinion, it is simple reality. No vote changed that. Or ever will.
Smile.
Given your opinion, we still have marriage equality. What will you be doing about that?

“Free to buy cake”

Since: Jul 07

wherever I like.

#37641 Feb 15, 2013
I'm with Dusty on this one. In spite of all of your verbal ejaculations, what effect does your opinion have on my marriage?

Not unlike Westboro Baptist, you're actually helping our cause.

Is that your grand plan?
Spanky

Manhattan, IL

#37642 Feb 15, 2013
sic wrote:
Fox News is not liberal, it's conservative. It's the only news channel where you get the truth. Unlike the Obama news channel's (nbc,cbs,abc,cnn,msnbc,hln.)
Truth according to Fox News and what they believe. They use half truths and then make up wild stories to cause mass hysteria in all the freaks who watch it in an effort to keep them watching.
I love how Fox News watchers always say the other news networks are biased. I hope someday you people wake up and realize that they are the only people reporting those things because they are not true!
shameful

Marion, IL

#37643 Feb 15, 2013
Yum have you ever heard of eternal life? Dont know about you but HELL is some where i want to stay away from it is FOREVER.Read the bible people.
Virgin First Fruit

Alpharetta, GA

#37644 Feb 15, 2013
shameful wrote:
Yum have you ever heard of eternal life? Dont know about you but HELL is some where i want to stay away from it is FOREVER.Read the bible people.
Sorry
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We're not into unacceptable adult behavior

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37645 Feb 15, 2013
Marengo Jon wrote:
I'm with Dusty on this one. In spite of all of your verbal ejaculations, what effect does your opinion have on my marriage?
Not unlike Westboro Baptist, you're actually helping our cause.
Is that your grand plan?
Did you hear that even rabidly anti-gay WBC, submitted a brief to the Supreme Court which documents that marriage took place under the written law before the time of Noah?

From their brief: "Another Midrash says that males just didn't sodomize other males, but that they signed ketobot (marriage contracts) legalizing these re-lationships."

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