Should same-sex marriage become legal?

There are 15314 comments on the MLive.com story from Sep 25, 2011, titled Should same-sex marriage become legal?. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Between 2000 and 2005, the number of same-sex couples in the United States increased by more than 20 percent, according to the Williams Institute, a think tank concerned with laws and public policy related to sexual orientation.

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Since: Sep 11

Norrköping, Sweden

#21 Sep 25, 2011
wiser_dude wrote:
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You can't even spell or use the correct noun - verb conjugation. The sentence above in its proper form should be:
So, what you are saying is that two people who are in love with one another can't get married just because someone said it was wrong?
If you are still in school, please try to bring your English grade up to at least a B and if you're no longer in school, well you are just another example of our tax dollars educating the next generation of ditch diggers and prostitutes.
It still takes a man and a woman to procreate; just as it has from the beginning of time. Even your pathetic example of the human race was created the exact same way.
I'll bet you voted for Obama too!
no i didn't vote for anyone, sense i dont live in US....and i dont give a F**k of how my spelling is, you all understanded it, didn't you? so ef of now you homofobic grammar nazi!

“Les = 'Les'bian = Gay = Me ^.^”

Since: Sep 11

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#22 Sep 25, 2011
Mickaela15 wrote:
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no i didn't vote for anyone, sense i dont live in US....and i dont give a F**k of how my spelling is, you all understanded it, didn't you? so ef of now you homofobic grammar nazi!
lol! grammar nazi haha

you tell him! show him whos booss >=D

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Since: Jul 11

Brady, Texas

#23 Sep 25, 2011
cookielove1992 wrote:
whether people agree with same sex marriage or not it still should be legal
i dont care what some BS book says
not allowing is just being something called "selfish" keeping marriage only to males n females
marriage is a special thing linking one person to another which should be allowed for ALL couples
Sodom and Gomorrah were full of people just like who were obiterated due to their sinful selfishness.

Since: Jun 11

Woodsfield, OH

#24 Sep 25, 2011
cookielove1992 wrote:
why shouldn't gays be able to marry
equal rights its only fair
Isay if a sate should want to alow same sex mirrage then let them the Fed needs to stay out of it you know that thang clled the tenth amendment. I am not for it but like I said if that is what the state want to do ok

“Les = 'Les'bian = Gay = Me ^.^”

Since: Sep 11

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#25 Sep 25, 2011
sinful selfishness? weres the sin in this lol

Since: Jun 11

Woodsfield, OH

#26 Sep 25, 2011
wiser_dude wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't even spell or use the correct noun - verb conjugation. The sentence above in its proper form should be:
So, what you are saying is that two people who are in love with one another can't get married just because someone said it was wrong?
If you are still in school, please try to bring your English grade up to at least a B and if you're no longer in school, well you are just another example of our tax dollars educating the next generation of ditch diggers and prostitutes.
It still takes a man and a woman to procreate; just as it has from the beginning of time. Even your pathetic example of the human race was created the exact same way.
I'll bet you voted for Obama too!
When you correct someones english you should not be wrong yourself (was should be is )

“Les = 'Les'bian = Gay = Me ^.^”

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#27 Sep 25, 2011
peterbuilt_1 wrote:
<quoted text>Isay if a sate should want to alow same sex mirrage then let them the Fed needs to stay out of it you know that thang clled the tenth amendment. I am not for it but like I said if that is what the state want to do ok
the point is to make same sex marriage legal n not to be able to choose some that everyone is able to marry

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Since: Jul 11

Brady, Texas

#28 Sep 25, 2011
peterbuilt_1 wrote:
<quoted text>When you correct someones english you should not be wrong yourself (was should be is )
Is = present tense
Was = past tense

Since she is already alive, "was" is the correct tense.
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#29 Sep 25, 2011
wiser_dude wrote:
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Is = present tense
Was = past tense
Since she is already alive, "was" is the correct tense.
my god forget about spelling Jesus Christ...
go to an english lesson if you wanna teach english

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Since: Jul 11

Brady, Texas

#30 Sep 25, 2011
cookielove1992 wrote:
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my god forget about spelling Jesus Christ...
go to an english lesson if you wanna teach english
Well, at least you acknowledge Jesus Christ even though you used the name as a swear word.

Maybe you should address the person who corrected me. If he hadn't posted, I wouldn't have responded to him.
ABW

Gloucester, VA

#31 Sep 25, 2011
Marriage by definition known to every faith is the union of a man and a woman as ordained by God. The State merely binds this union in the form of a "Civil Contract" today. But no religion no matter how obscure has ever stated that a marriage is between any two people.

I am sorry folks but that is the definition as it has always existed. Marriage is a religious ceremony. Anything other than that is simply a civil union sanctioned by a government.

You are asking to change the definition of a religious term and only a religious faith, by permission of some God or Creator or whatever you choose to call him can do that. Its just that simple.
Tracy

London, UK

#32 Sep 26, 2011
cookielove1992 wrote:
whether people agree with same sex marriage or not it still should be legal
i dont care what some BS book says
not allowing is just being something called "selfish" keeping marriage only to males n females
marriage is a special thing linking one person to another which should be allowed for ALL couples
Why do you refer to the BIBLE as"BS"? If you don't agree or follow the BIBLE, then that's your decision. But you need to have some respect. That is just disrespectful!!!!! Some of you homosexual people like to go on about, how you are disrespected and not treated fairly. When. Some of you don't know what respect is. It's a two way thing; whether peope want to accept homosexuality or not is up to them, you cannot force it on people.

Since: Sep 11

Norrköping, Sweden

#33 Sep 26, 2011
Tracy wrote:
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Why do you refer to the BIBLE as"BS"? If you don't agree or follow the BIBLE, then that's your decision. But you need to have some respect. That is just disrespectful!!!!! Some of you homosexual people like to go on about, how you are disrespected and not treated fairly. When. Some of you don't know what respect is. It's a two way thing; whether peope want to accept homosexuality or not is up to them, you cannot force it on people.
oohh come on! every religon is total BS...we only have them to make it from day to day...i dont blame ppl for having faith but please accept that ppl are differnt and stuff...

“Les = 'Les'bian = Gay = Me ^.^”

Since: Sep 11

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#34 Sep 26, 2011
wiser_dude wrote:
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Well, at least you acknowledge Jesus Christ even though you used the name as a swear word.
Maybe you should address the person who corrected me. If he hadn't posted, I wouldn't have responded to him.
lol i believe in god n every other thing
i just dont accept it =P

“Les = 'Les'bian = Gay = Me ^.^”

Since: Sep 11

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#35 Sep 26, 2011
Tracy wrote:
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Why do you refer to the BIBLE as"BS"? If you don't agree or follow the BIBLE, then that's your decision. But you need to have some respect. That is just disrespectful!!!!! Some of you homosexual people like to go on about, how you are disrespected and not treated fairly. When. Some of you don't know what respect is. It's a two way thing; whether peope want to accept homosexuality or not is up to them, you cannot force it on people.
sorry lol but if the bible says two people of the same sex cant marry then its BS to me

Since: Sep 11

Norrköping, Sweden

#36 Sep 26, 2011
cookielove1992 wrote:
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sorry lol but if the bible says two people of the same sex cant marry then its BS to me
everything the bible says is BS to me lol and speicly that part---

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#37 Sep 26, 2011
wiser_dude wrote:
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Sodom and Gomorrah were full of people just like who were obiterated due to their sinful selfishness.
Fck, if you people actually read the bible you would know that homosexuality had nothing to do with those cities supposedly being destroyed. Read Ezekiel 16:49-50.

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#38 Sep 26, 2011
ABW wrote:
Marriage by definition known to every faith is the union of a man and a woman as ordained by God. The State merely binds this union in the form of a "Civil Contract" today. But no religion no matter how obscure has ever stated that a marriage is between any two people.
I am sorry folks but that is the definition as it has always existed. Marriage is a religious ceremony. Anything other than that is simply a civil union sanctioned by a government.
You are asking to change the definition of a religious term and only a religious faith, by permission of some God or Creator or whatever you choose to call him can do that. Its just that simple.
If you do a search with the internet, you will see that what you state isn't true. Long ago, ssm was a christian right. I won't do your homework for you, but just do a search. However, I will give you ONE link. It's up to you to do more research. http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/147925/chris...

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Since: Jul 10

Ventura

#40 Sep 26, 2011
ABW wrote:
Marriage is a religious covenant between a man and a woman blessed by a religious faith. There is no form of religious faith that sanctions marriage by definition in any other form. Its that simple Gay Marriage is therefore impossible.
A civil union on the other hand is a form on contractual agreement between two people. That's the best you can do there. To call it marriage is to pervert the term. Why not then let me marry my sister or a father his daughter, or multiple wives?
Sorry marriage exists in only one form...the joining of a man and a woman.
The Lutheran Church in California conducts gay marriage ceremonies. And couples who marry outside the church through a Justice of the Peace are technically and legally married.

"Marriage" is merely a term, the same as "Civil Union" is. The only thing that differentiates them in today's society is geography, where one locale authorizes recognition by law, the other by church, some both.

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Since: Sep 08

Long Island

#41 Sep 26, 2011
ABW wrote:
Marriage is a religious covenant between a man and a woman blessed by a religious faith. There is no form of religious faith that sanctions marriage by definition in any other form. Its that simple Gay Marriage is therefore impossible.
A civil union on the other hand is a form on contractual agreement between two people. That's the best you can do there. To call it marriage is to pervert the term. Why not then let me marry my sister or a father his daughter, or multiple wives?
Sorry marriage exists in only one form...the joining of a man and a woman.
This is the same kind of religious dribble I have heard forever. "Only the joining of a man and a woman." What a bunch of crap. What is so terrible about two men or two women being in love and wanting to spend their lives together? Nothing. In the United States they deserve the same benefits of marriage as any straight couple does. You religious zealots make me sick. I am all for you having beliefs and faith but do the world a favor and keep them to yourselves!

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