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Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches

There are 9653 comments on the The Skanner story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches. In it, The Skanner reports that:

With Maryland poised to legalize gay marriage, some conservative opponents and religious leaders are counting on members of their congregations, especially in black churches, to upend the legislation at the polls this fall.

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#8795 Dec 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
Keeping marriage male/female is good economic stewardship because it stops new entitlements for same sex dependent beneficiaries and new intrusive government regulation of marriage.
Sorry Brian, either ALL legally married couples should be treated equally by the federal government with regards to rights, benefits, privileges and recognition from state to state OR no legally married couples should be entitled to those rights, benefits, privileges......this would save the federal government lots of money, right?

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#8796 Dec 12, 2012
Every gay and lesbian was born of heterosexual union; that's why marriage is male/female.

When same sex couples can provide the same benefits as gender diverse couples; get back to us.

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#8797 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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Only heterosexual married couples should be entitled to those "SPECIAL" rights.......sorry, but all legally married couples should be treated equally with regards to federal rights, benefits, privileges and recognition!!!
Sorry, but you are incorrect. Sexuality is irrelevant. One man/one woman marriage is what the federal government regards as a marriage. Het or hom-o is neither here nor there.

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#8798 Dec 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
Keeping marriage male/female is good economic stewardship because it stops new entitlements for same sex dependent beneficiaries and new intrusive government regulation of marriage.
Not to mention it provides any children of the union with a mother AND a father....

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#8799 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Sorry, but you are incorrect. Sexuality is irrelevant. One man/one woman marriage is what the federal government regards as a marriage. Het or hom-o is neither here nor there.
Though that may be how DOMA defines marriage at the moment........it really isn't that simple.

So, are ya ready for the inaugural ball for Romney? or did ya have a change of plans?

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#8800 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Not to mention it provides any children of the union with a mother AND a father....
Sorry, but regardless of what you think.......children being raised by Gay or Lesbian parents have a mother and a father and they more than likely see both!!!!

It's no different that a divorced couple who have children!!!

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#8801 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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Though that may be how DOMA defines marriage at the moment........it really isn't that simple.
So, are ya ready for the inaugural ball for Romney? or did ya have a change of plans?
Actually, it really 'is' that simple....

The election is over....I'm 'so' over it...

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#8802 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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Sorry, but regardless of what you think.......children being raised by Gay or Lesbian parents have a mother and a father and they more than likely see both!!!!
It's no different that a divorced couple who have children!!!
Actually, it's quite different, but I know you don't like to admit that...

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#8803 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Actually, it really 'is' that simple....
The election is over....I'm 'so' over it...
So, not going to the ball after all.......sorry to hear that, I'm certain the President would have invited you had he known you believed Romney was going to win.......lol!!!

And no, it isn't simple......because parents divorce and children may not have the same relationship with their parents as they did when the couple was married.......on top of that, Gay and Lesbian parents can provide all the things a mom and dad can provide......even positive role models for the son or daughter!!!

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#8804 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Actually, it's quite different, but I know you don't like to admit that...
That's just it......it's not truly as different as you make it out to be!!!

Not every mom and dad environment is good for raising children......that's why we have a foster care system and orphanages that are over crowded!!!

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#8805 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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So, not going to the ball after all.......sorry to hear that, I'm certain the President would have invited you had he known you believed Romney was going to win.......lol!!!
And no, it isn't simple......because parents divorce and children may not have the same relationship with their parents as they did when the couple was married.......on top of that, Gay and Lesbian parents can provide all the things a mom and dad can provide......even positive role models for the son or daughter!!!
Actually, even if parents divorce and relationships change...the children still only have one mother or one father....regardless...

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#8806 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Actually, even if parents divorce and relationships change...the children still only have one mother or one father....regardless...
As they still do regardless if the parents are Gay or Lesbian or straight......we only have a biological father and mother.......but we have lots of folks we call mom and dad!!!

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#8807 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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As they still do regardless if the parents are Gay or Lesbian or straight......we only have a biological father and mother.......but we have lots of folks we call mom and dad!!!
Not the same. That's why marriage between a man and a woman is so important....biological connection is the strongest...

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#8808 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Not the same. That's why marriage between a man and a woman is so important....biological connection is the strongest...
No, it's not.......frankly, you are clueless about what's most important to raising a child!!!!

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#8809 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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No, it's not.......frankly, you are clueless about what's most important to raising a child!!!!
I'm not clueless on how that child got here....as 'you' seem to be....

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#8810 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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I'm not clueless on how that child got here....as 'you' seem to be....
I'm not clueless on how a child is conceived either dumbazz.......but that doesn't erase the fact that not all couples who have children are fit to raise them!!!!

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#8811 Dec 12, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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I'm not clueless on how a child is conceived either dumbazz.......but that doesn't erase the fact that not all couples who have children are fit to raise them!!!!
It also doesn't erase the fact that they can and do have children together, while two same-sexed couples do not.....
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#8812 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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That's why marriage between a man and a woman is so important....biological connection is the strongest...
Do you somehow think that stops being true if gay couples are permitted to marry? It will not affect you or your marriage. You are free to spawn as many little copies of yourself as you see fit.
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Hoboken, NJ

#8813 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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It also doesn't erase the fact that they can and do have children together, while two same-sexed couples do not.....
Do we have to re-invent the wheel with you every time you show up? Reproduction is not a requirement for marriage.

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#8814 Dec 12, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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It also doesn't erase the fact that they can and do have children together, while two same-sexed couples do not.....
Again, as you posted to me in another thread....fertility and procreation are not mandated in order to marry......so, then why does it matter if a Same-Sex Couple can't procreate between themselves? It would be an IRRELEVANT issue, right?

And with Stem Cell research.....whose to say that 2 Lesbians can't conceive between themselves in the immediate future?

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