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“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?

“Marriage equality for all”

Since: Jul 07

Illinois

#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."

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37646 Feb 15, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
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."
I had not heard that and thank you for sharing.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37647 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.
Your version of reality is not reflected in any US law. Therefore it is just your personal opinion. Procreation intent or ability has never been a requirement.

No matter how you choose to conceptualize marriage for yourself, legally it is a fundamental right of the individual. While churches may place any restrictions on their own ceremonies they choose, the government can only restrict fundamental rights when a compelling and legitimate justification can be demonstrated.

While procreation has never been a requirement for marriage, 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 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.

Neither tradition nor gender provides a legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of this fundamental right.
Virgin First Fruit

Alpharetta, GA

#37649 Feb 15, 2013
zander714 wrote:
It will be interesting to see what the divorce rate will be. That will be another right that they will get to enjoy too!
Gays have been marrying legally for the last 8 years
http://makeitequal.org/
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Divorce is extremely rare
Mother Superior

Waterloo, IL

#37650 Feb 15, 2013
Here's what's funny:
I've said the same before.
And you had the same response.
We both look a little foolish now.
Go get'em troll stopper.
The Troll Stopper wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, I'll bet that reaponse must surely have taxed your intellectual capacity to its very limit!

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37651 Feb 15, 2013
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
Given your opinion, we still have marriage equality. What will you be doing about that?
'Marriage equity'?

Two people. Anything else?

All I see is an imposter relationship masquerading as a marriage when it is nothing more than a friendship.

Smirk.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37652 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?
You don't have a marriage.

Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

That hardly sounds like Westboro...

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37653 Feb 15, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
Your version of reality is not reflected in any US law. Therefore it is just your personal opinion. Procreation intent or ability has never been a requirement.
No matter how you choose to conceptualize marriage for yourself, legally it is a fundamental right of the individual. While churches may place any restrictions on their own ceremonies they choose, the government can only restrict fundamental rights when a compelling and legitimate justification can be demonstrated.
While procreation has never been a requirement for marriage, 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 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.
Neither tradition nor gender provides a legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of this fundamental right.
I have no need to equate a scientific statement with law. It is however reflected in many of the partial quotes you use of SCOTUS.

You are in denial. I make you embarrassed by exposing it

Smile.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37654 Feb 15, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no need to equate a scientific statement with law. It is however reflected in many of the partial quotes you use of SCOTUS.
You are in denial. I make you embarrassed by exposing it
Smile.
I feel no embarrassment in demonstrating your attempts to justify harming others needlessly through denial of equal treatment under the law, is irrational and based on your personal prejudice.

Nor do I delight in exposing your irrational prejudice. I only bother because the prejudice and discrimination you promote results in real harm to real people.

You still fail to demonstrate any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of the fundamental right of marriage to same gender couples. Clearly, it is you who remains in denial.
mother superior

Waterloo, IL

#37655 Feb 15, 2013
You strengthen the beast by feeding it responses.
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
I feel no embarrassment in demonstrating your attempts to justify harming others needlessly through denial of equal treatment under the law, is irrational and based on your personal prejudice.
Nor do I delight in exposing your irrational prejudice. I only bother because the prejudice and discrimination you promote results in real harm to real people.
You still fail to demonstrate any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of the fundamental right of marriage to same gender couples. Clearly, it is you who remains in denial.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37657 Feb 15, 2013
mother superior wrote:
You strengthen the beast by feeding it responses.
<quoted text>
My bad.
The sad thing is, I know better, and usually resist.

My fear is that someone who doesn't know better might drop by and think there is merit to the excuses. So every now and then, I feel the need to respond.

I'll also claim the excuse others are feeding it as well, but I know that is a poor one. Even abuse is reinforcement, though I promise my motives were pure. I'll try to do better.
Mojo

Chicago, IL

#37658 Feb 15, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have a marriage.
Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
That hardly sounds like Westboro...
Smile.
The Marraige Man has spoke.

Everyone return to your homes.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37659 Feb 15, 2013
mother superior wrote:
You strengthen the beast by feeding it responses.
<quoted text>
One of the strongest weapons we have is the enemy itself
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When visitors stop by our chat room and read all the horrible things the snarling GOD people say to us; the visitors quickly become sympathetic to our crusade for better treatment
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Our approval ratings are approaching an amazing 60% nationwide
.
This message is currently being read by 122 in the Gay Lesbian chat room combined with 269 from the US Politics chat room; so we have a substantial current reader base total of 391 people at this very moment
George

Columbia, IL

#37660 Feb 15, 2013
Why not

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