Gay marriage bill "an attack on marriage", says Coalition MP

May 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Blaze

Parliamentary debate on same-sex marriage resumed on Monday with Coalition MP Dennis Jensen claiming that marriage equality already exists.

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Just like interracial marriages destroyed same-race marriages.

Oh wait, that didn't happen either....

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People valuing marriage and marrying is an "attack" on marriage.

Same old irrational silliness.

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Just like marriage equality already existed in the 50s -- Blacks could marry the same-race opposite-gender partner of their choice just like Whites could.

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Oh no ! SO heterosexual couples are going to leave their spouses and and go into gay relationships ! Oh no !

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Umninimuzi wrote:
Just like marriage equality already existed in the 50s -- Blacks could marry the same-race opposite-gender partner of their choice just like Whites could.
If you think about it: The driving logic behind Loving is that couples have a right to make their own choice to marry. It is more about that choice than it is about race.

One could hardly argue that anyone is born to love only someone of a different race. Had the Lovings ended their relationship--as the state of Virginia wanted--they undoubtedly could have each found suitable partners elsewhere. Neither was incapable of loving a person from the same race.

So the Loving decision was really not about immutable characteristics as the "sexuality is a choice but race isn't" crowd likes to pretend. It is about personal choice. Race enters only because of the long-held prejudices that society tried to impose upon the Lovings, who obviously did not share those prejudices.

If we want to frame the debate in terms of immutable characteristics, gays have a stronger claim to protection than do interracial couples. After all, individuals in an interracial couple are capable of loving someone else of the same race. Gay and lesbian couples are not necessarily capable of forming that same life-long commitment with someone of the opposite sex.(Just ask Larry Craig.)

As a society, we respect the choices of all sorts who marry--those who marry on a lark, forced by a shot-gun, for the third, fourth, or even fifth time, for mutual convenience, etc. But for some reason, we feel compelled to deny that choice to people who fall in love and commit themselves to someone of the same sex.

If we were all bisexual, perhaps a case could be made. But that case would negate the logic behind the Loving decision as well.

We have got to start recognizing Loving for what it is: A case about personal choice, not about race.
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Yeah, bi-racial marriage gave us Barack Obama. Reason enough to say it shouldn't have been allowed.

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Dennis Jensen wrote:
Gay marriage is a social experiment. Social experiments have poor results when viewed historically.
Here are a few other social experiments with which Mr. Jensen might be unfamiliar:

Constitutional democracy

Free public education

Free press

Monogamy

Alimony

Child support

Old age pension

Universal health care

Worker's disability insurance

Unemployment benefits

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Juanpaul wrote:
Oh no ! SO heterosexual couples are going to leave their spouses and and go into gay relationships ! Oh no !
It appears that somebody just can't get his mind off your beautiful face and body. Like a girl in junior high, he has to pretend to hate the boy he has a crush on. So sad for "Bruce".
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nhjeff wrote:
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It appears that somebody just can't get his mind off your beautiful face and body. Like a girl in junior high, he has to pretend to hate the boy he has a crush on. So sad for "Bruce".
That anyone could think they're giving a boy that looks like that (wow) self image problems. Lol

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Pay no attention to unregistered Trolls, JuanPaul -- for all intents and purposes they do not exist. I think that's a very unique and handsome photo of you; please don't even dream of changing it!
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Juanpaul wrote:
Oh no ! SO heterosexual couples are going to leave their spouses and and go into gay relationships ! Oh no !
Yes, if gay marriage is passed everyone must find a same sex partner.
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Pepper wrote:
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WOW, SCARY
Have you decided who you will pick yet?
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Pepper wrote:
Trust me Queer, if I had to pick one, you wouldn't want to be my choice.
Are you looking to marry a gay person?
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Pepper wrote:
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No, only mentally ill men marry other men. They're really sick.
Homophobia won't do the trick
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You have to be born gay or your marriage to a same sex person won't last through the night; sugar

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