N.H. Senate votes to allow gay marriage

N.H. Senate votes to allow gay marriage

There are 6 comments on the Seacoast Online story from May 5, 2009, titled N.H. Senate votes to allow gay marriage. In it, Seacoast Online reports that:

The state Senate voted Wednesday to move New Hampshire a step closer to becoming the fifth state to allow gay marriage, but made a distinction between religious and civil ceremonies, bringing back an idea the House rejected in March.

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Carli

Belfast, ME

#1 May 7, 2009
"The marriage of a man and a woman is not based on prejudice but on the fact of human nature," Republican Sen. Robert Letourneau of Derry said. "Only a man and a woman can bear children.... Only through the union of a man and a woman life can begin and a child can have a father and a mother."

So only people who can and are willing to have children should be allowed to get married? Hmmm...

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#2 May 7, 2009
What about mixed-gender couples that are unable to have children for a medical reason ? Should they be not allowed to marry ?

What about transgender people ? Should they not be allowed to marry ?

“Think globally, act locally...”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 May 7, 2009
Carli wrote:
"The marriage of a man and a woman is not based on prejudice but on the fact of human nature," Republican Sen. Robert Letourneau of Derry said. "Only a man and a woman can bear children.... Only through the union of a man and a woman life can begin and a child can have a father and a mother."
So only people who can and are willing to have children should be allowed to get married? Hmmm...
Bob Letourneau, AKA Radio Bob, is now...and always has been....a jerk. He's a biker, hangs out with some seriously unsavory characters. Take it for what it's worth and consider the source. Bob's always good for a controversial quote.

“real news for real people”

Since: Feb 08

bristol

#4 May 13, 2009
if love was bases on people getting married the human race would have not made it. all people should have a chance to be happy. maybe its the bigots we should treat badly not the gays.
Spider

Charleston, SC

#5 May 16, 2009
[QUOTE who="Sen. Robert Letourneau"]"The marriage of a man and a woman is not based on prejudice but on the fact of human nature," Republican Sen. Robert Letourneau of Derry said. "Only a man and a woman can bear children...."[/QUOTE]

...and only the union of man and a woman can create beautiful borngay babies. Thank you, man and woman unions. We now populate 83% of the planet.
http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/image...

[QUOTE who="Sen. Robert Letourneau"]"Only through the union of a man and a woman life can begin and a child can have a father and a mother."[/QUOTE]

Some children grow up with only a father or a mother, or neither. Some children have more than a father and a mother. Jesus had two fathers and his mother wasn't married; and he turned out ok.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#6 May 16, 2009
Those who oppose marriage equality keep dragging out the procreation argument as though it has any bearing on the issue. It reveals that they really don't think about the issue at all, they just try to prop up their prejudice with the first thing that comes to mind.

Many gay couples I know have children, from a variety of means, and many heterosexual couples I know have no children at all. So What?

The desire to nurture children is much more important than the desire or ability to procreate, and the desire to form legally and socially sanctioned pair-bonds is more important than the fear, ignorance, and religious objections to doing so.

If you are not gay, don't marry a gay person. If you are gay, you should be allowed to do so. How difficult is that to understand?

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