Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Nov 30, 2010 Full story: CBS2 49,841

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

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I will get you

Marion, IL

#37884 Feb 22, 2013
Ash and fe are a sweet couple. They are perfect together so happy for them.
Quest

Drakes Branch, VA

#37885 Feb 22, 2013
observation wrote:
I keep seeing "the government must treat all people equally"..........that statement is both untrue and
unrealistic.
There is NOTHING fair about life.
Actually, equal protection under the law IS guaranteed to all Americans, unless there is a valid state interest to do otherwise.
Dr Pepper

Marion, IL

#37886 Feb 22, 2013
Amen!

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37887 Feb 23, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
The law trumps personal beliefs about what marriage is, has been, or should be.
Legally, marriage it is a fundamental right of all persons.
The only eligibility requirement for fundamental rights is being human.
Reasonable restrictions may be made only when a compelling and legitimate governmental interest can withstand judicial scrutiny. Most can agree with the courts that reasonable restrictions include age, ability to demonstrate informed consent, and not being closely related or currently married. Within those limits, gay people qualify. Gender restrictions have been shown to be irrational and harmful.
Procreation ability has never been a requirement for marriage, and therefore fails as a legitimate excuse for denial of equal treatment under the law. Yet even that irrational excuse for discrimination 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 no benefit to opposite sex couple families. It only harms same sex couple families needlessly.
To equate rights, you have to establish identity.

At the most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples are clearly a defective contradiction to mating.

If you want to dumb down marriage to a friendship, you leave the distinction of mating behavior with no term, and redundantly equate marriage with friendship.

Simply silly stupid.

Smirk.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37888 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
Gay couples are clearly a defective contradiction to mating.
Only straight people bear the curse of childbirth because they ate the forbidden fruit
.
++++++++++
Genesis 3:16> Unto the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorowe and thy conception. In sorow thou shalt bring forth children: and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and hee shall rule ouer thee."
.
Gays are exempt

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37889 Feb 23, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Only straight people bear the curse of childbirth because they ate the forbidden fruit
.
++++++++++
Genesis 3:16> Unto the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorowe and thy conception. In sorow thou shalt bring forth children: and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and hee shall rule ouer thee."
.
Gays are exempt
You are attempting (poorly) to use the Bible for a defense of evolution? Really.

According to the Bible, procreation was the original design. The consequence of eating the forbidden fruit was death.

The assertion that childbirth is a curse is silly stupid. Procreation is the sole source of human fruit. The species would disappear if it were dependent on gay couples...

Snicker.
regularguy

Urbana, IL

#37890 Feb 23, 2013
cool..now we can work on marrying our pet...

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#37891 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
... The species would disappear if it were dependent on gay couples...
Snicker.
But it's not, of course, and never would be. Any more than the survival of the species rests on those who are infertile, past childbearing age, or choose not to have children.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#37892 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
To equate rights, you have to establish identity.
A......
Identity as human and American has already been established.

Next.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#37893 Feb 23, 2013
regularguy wrote:
cool..now we can work on marrying our pet...
When your pet can understand and sign a legal contract, you can marry it.

However, normal folks don't have your problem understanding the difference between humans and animals.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37894 Feb 23, 2013
regularguy wrote:
cool..now we can work on marrying our pet...
Marriage establishes legal kinship
.
What species is your pet?

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37895 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
The species would disappear if it were dependent on gay couples...
Snicker.
Gays would disappear if it weren't for str8 couples.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37896 Feb 23, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
But it's not, of course, and never would be. Any more than the survival of the species rests on those who are infertile, past childbearing age, or choose not to have children.
More specifically, here is the difference between non-childbearing heterosexual couples and gay couples;

The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too is simply silly.

Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples do not just fail in the primary essence of marriage, out of all relationships, they are the oxymoron of marriage.

Moreover, if you remove the element of procreation, you dumb down marriage to just a friendship.

No offense, just being clear about what we are talking about.

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37897 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
To equate rights, you have to establish identity.
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
Identity as human and American has already been established.
Next.
On that qualification, any person, or persons, of any age would be married.

Kind of makes the word meaningless, don't you think?

Moreover, since the natural and healthiest place for child bearing has traditionally been within the bonds of marriage, and you want to now disqualify children from consideration so gays can qualify, what term would you use to distinguish marriages where the intent is to procreate?

According to numerous SCOTUS rulings, that setting deserves and demands special consideration.

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37898 Feb 23, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
When your pet can understand and sign a legal contract, you can marry it.
However, normal folks don't have your problem understanding the difference between humans and animals.
So the handicapped and illiterate don't qualify for marriage?

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37899 Feb 23, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage establishes legal kinship
.
What species is your pet?
Racial discrimination was already addressed.

You claim children are not an issue.

What harm can you prove?

Smile.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37900 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
More specifically, here is the difference between non-childbearing heterosexual couples and gay couples;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too is simply silly.
Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay couples do not just fail in the primary essence of marriage, out of all relationships, they are the oxymoron of marriage.
Moreover, if you remove the element of procreation, you dumb down marriage to just a friendship.
No offense, just being clear about what we are talking about.
Smile.
Oh hunty, absolutely every one of your opinions has been debunked previously. For instance, your assertion that removing procreation dumbs down a relationship to being just a friendship is pure BS. Further, it's insulting to millions of people who can't, or won't, have children.

Why do you continue to humiliate inner lesbian with this whole nutz and berries and twigs argument? It's tedious and ill-conceived. Do you think that SCOTUS would consider the use of this argument in a court?

Still out of Massingil douche. Can you ask the missus to pick up some more.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37901 Feb 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
So the handicapped and illiterate don't qualify for marriage?
Smile.
So the handicapped and illiterate can't give informed consent?

You'll troll any old argument, just for troll's sake.
My My

United States

#37902 Feb 23, 2013
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh hunty, absolutely every one of your opinions has been debunked previously. For instance, your assertion that removing procreation dumbs down a relationship to being just a friendship is pure BS. Further, it's insulting to millions of people who can't, or won't, have children.
Why do you continue to humiliate inner lesbian with this whole nutz and berries and twigs argument? It's tedious and ill-conceived. Do you think that SCOTUS would consider the use of this argument in a court?
Still out of Massingil douche. Can you ask the missus to pick up some more.
. Some little turd rolled out of the wrong side of bed this morning!

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37903 Feb 23, 2013
My My wrote:
<quoted text>. Some little turd rolled out of the wrong side of bed this morning!
Go back to bed and try again! ;-)

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