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no homo

Worcester, MA

#1 Mar 26, 2013
I am not homophobic at all and I have many gay friends (both male and female). I do not support gay marriage though. I believe that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman. What are your thoughts?
Erin

Leominster, MA

#5 Mar 26, 2013
no homo wrote:
I am not homophobic at all and I have many gay friends (both male and female). I do not support gay marriage though. I believe that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman. What are your thoughts?
I think you're full of crap. And that someone who actually had gay friends wouldn't have a screen name "no homo". Get lost troll. No one cares about your garbage opinion.
American Women

Syracuse, NY

#6 Mar 26, 2013
Part of marriage is benefits, weather it's health ins, death benefits, social security etc... If we extend this option, everyone will loose!!! Married couples are entitled to certain benefits, tax deductions, spousal benefits!!! If we open this to up soon there will be no benefits for anyone!!! It will become more expensive and too costly!!! Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman who in most cases can reproduce and keep the world going... Two guys and/ or two women can not reproduce!!!! Also if we accept homosexuality, why should we not accept sex with animals, or what about multiple spouses??? Where do we draw the line and who should decide??? Every one should be happy!!! Come on people wake up, where will the line be drawn???
Erin

Leominster, MA

#8 Mar 26, 2013
American Women wrote:
Part of marriage is benefits, weather it's health ins, death benefits, social security etc... If we extend this option, everyone will loose!!! Married couples are entitled to certain benefits, tax deductions, spousal benefits!!! If we open this to up soon there will be no benefits for anyone!!! It will become more expensive and too costly!!! Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman who in most cases can reproduce and keep the world going... Two guys and/ or two women can not reproduce!!!! Also if we accept homosexuality, why should we not accept sex with animals, or what about multiple spouses??? Where do we draw the line and who should decide??? Every one should be happy!!! Come on people wake up, where will the line be drawn???
I cannot believe that people like you still exist. You're a dinosaur and your time is up. Take a Leo into this millennium and some reality. We should repress people because equality will be expensive? Are you serious? Guess what else was expensive- allowing human rights to apply to all humans- women, children, people of color. ALL PEOPLE. But equality outweighs dollars in importance. Sometimes the right thing is the harder thing to do. That doesn't make it less right. Get with the program or do the thinking
Population a favor, move to Iran. They have a theocracy and they hate anyone who doesn't think and act according to the mythical rules written out in their magic book. You'll fit right in.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

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#9 Mar 26, 2013
If the gays want something,they can settle for civil unions.If they want to fit in so bad,marry the opposite sex,then they will be miserable like the rest of us.
Bveld

Utica, NY

#10 Mar 26, 2013
KY WELLER wrote:
If the gays want something,they can settle for civil unions.If they want to fit in so bad,marry the opposite sex,then they will be miserable like the rest of us.
Yup, The queers have rights just like anybody else. They can do WHATEVER they want. Just don't expect everyone else to accept it as Marriage. Once we change the definition of the word then anything should go.
Republican

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Obama is going to make it so we all have to get gay marriages!
huh

Utica, NY

#13 Mar 26, 2013
Where does it say that marriage is between a male and a female?

Live and let live. Who cares!
For it

Danielson, CT

#15 Mar 26, 2013
American Women wrote:
Part of marriage is benefits, weather it's health ins, death benefits, social security etc... If we extend this option, everyone will loose!!! Married couples are entitled to certain benefits, tax deductions, spousal benefits!!! If we open this to up soon there will be no benefits for anyone!!! It will become more expensive and too costly!!! Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman who in most cases can reproduce and keep the world going... Two guys and/ or two women can not reproduce!!!! Also if we accept homosexuality, why should we not accept sex with animals, or what about multiple spouses??? Where do we draw the line and who should decide??? Every one should be happy!!! Come on people wake up, where will the line be drawn???
Ok, lets start with benefits. Many health ins companies already have plus one provisions. I doubt people are marrying for a measly $225 death benefit. And I personally would rather see my tax money go to someone after their hard working, tax paying spouse has passed away instead of paying for half of nys to sit home on welfare! That (welfare) is something too expensive and costly we can cut down on. The population is booming, we don't need to reproduce more. And why not let a stable gay family adopt the unwanted children many kids today are having? I draw the line at your sex with animals comment. I can already hear you screaming.
you bigot

New York, NY

#17 Mar 27, 2013
mom wrote:
My younger son calls them Burt and Ernie and I already think his perception of the family dynamic is forever changed.
Look around. The family dynamic has changed and evolved quite a bit. Stop pretending it is the 1950's. We can only hope your kids don't grow up with your bigoted views of the world.
Barney Frank

Sutton, MA

#18 Mar 27, 2013
For it wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, lets start with benefits. Many health ins companies already have plus one provisions. I doubt people are marrying for a measly $225 death benefit. And I personally would rather see my tax money go to someone after their hard working, tax paying spouse has passed away instead of paying for half of nys to sit home on welfare! That (welfare) is something too expensive and costly we can cut down on. The population is booming, we don't need to reproduce more. And why not let a stable gay family adopt the unwanted children many kids today are having? I draw the line at your sex with animals comment. I can already hear you screaming.
the "single" plan as offered by the city of Utica costs $6-7k and the family plan costs $16k. That will be the new cost to the city if one of its male employees decides to marry some boi off the street. If his boi has healthcare, More than likely his boi will opt for the city plan bc it is more generous.
WKTV

Sutton, MA

#19 Mar 27, 2013
mom wrote:
Since gay marriage became legal in New York state a married male gay couple moved in next door to us. They have a rainbow flag over their front door and they kiss each other in the driveway every morning in front of our kids who are waiting for the school bus. Our kids are starting to ask questions like "why do those two men live together?" My younger son calls them Burt and Ernie and I already think his perception of the family dynamic is forever changed. My husband and I don't like it, but what can we do? We just have to grin and bear it and try to raise our kids according to our beliefs and values. Am I offended by the gay couple next door? Absolutely. Do I think gay marriage should be legal? Absolutely not. But the times are changing and sometimes you just have to accept the changes and keep living your life.
is it don shipman?
For it

Danielson, CT

#20 Mar 27, 2013
Barney Frank wrote:
<quoted text> the "single" plan as offered by the city of Utica costs $6-7k and the family plan costs $16k. That will be the new cost to the city if one of its male employees decides to marry some boi off the street. If his boi has healthcare, More than likely his boi will opt for the city plan bc it is more generous.
If you are going to start talking about the problems this city has with overpaying it's employees in salary and benefits then that is a whole other can of worms. If a company happens to have a huge amount of people deciding to get married just to save ten grand a year than employees might all have to pay a bit more. Don't think it will bankrupt you.
no homo

Worcester, MA

#21 Mar 27, 2013
Erin wrote:
<quoted text>I think you're full of crap. And that someone who actually had gay friends wouldn't have a screen name "no homo". Get lost troll. No one cares about your garbage opinion.
I'm sure someone cares about my opinion, as I'm sure someone cares about yours as well. I just thin marriage is between a man and a woman. That's all. B
Becky

Rome, NY

#22 Mar 27, 2013
no homo wrote:
I am not homophobic at all and I have many gay friends (both male and female). I do not support gay marriage though. I believe that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman. What are your thoughts?
I agree.
American Women

Syracuse, NY

#23 Mar 27, 2013
I am sure you think I am a dinasour however, yes the marriage equality act is based on people's happiness and rights, but regulated by whom? If marriage is opened to one group it will have to be opened to every group... Right now marriage is regulated to one man and one woman ( the definition in Websters dictionary). We have laws as to what we can do and what we can not do in a marriage, who can marry and at what age... If we allow one group (any group) we better allow all groups... After all poligimists deserve to be happy, parents who want to marry children deserve to be happy... Brothers, sisters and cousins who fall in love deserve to be happy... And yes pal, even animals... People leave estates to animals why not marry one... I'm sure someone in today's society will try to do it!!! I agree with you on welfare but that is a separate issue!!! So my question is when we change marriage and I believe we will, who regulates it, who decides what's right and what's wrong!!! Take god and laws out of everything and watch us self destruct!!!
Fish Taco

Utica, NY

#24 Mar 27, 2013
Who is the female upd cop that got married to her girlfriend at the casino last weekend?
Nooooooo

Rome, NY

#25 Mar 27, 2013
Opinions are no longer acceptable. If you disagree with a certain lifestyle you are immediately labeled a hater or a bigot. To be acceptable in society you have to be a little sheep who is following the rest. I don't support gay marriage, as I do think that marriage is between a man and a woman. They can have a civil union if they want, but are in no way entitled to be married to someone of the same sex. Is a man having a sexual encounter with another man deviant behavior? Or a woman having a sexual encounter with another woman deviant behavior? Not in the society we live in now. And yes there will come a time when anything goes as we are getting closer and closer to that. They have shown much disrespect in Washington, by marring the American flag with rainbow stripes. But the masses will be given what they want.

A gay male is not a man to me, nor is a lesbian a woman. Call me a dinosaur, but a lot of people who are so supportive of this grew up with a dislike for gays, and then a relative wound up gay and they were forced to accept it. Hypocrites!
My 2cents

United States

#26 Mar 27, 2013
Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. Come up with another name that is defined as a union between 2 men or 2 women, and i believe this issue will go away.
American Women

Syracuse, NY

#27 Mar 27, 2013
The issue will not go away as they want to be entitled to the benefits associated with marriage! This is a big case in the California court, a married lesbian was not entitled to a rather large payout for the death of her spouse because it was a civil union... No matter how small or large the payout for what ever reason until they get equal rights with no discrimination this issue will not go away!!! Unfortunitaly more people do not speak up against this insanity!!!

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