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Church Leaders Vow Political Backlash if Gay Marriage Passes

There are 17555 comments on the NBC Chicago story from Jan 7, 2013, titled Church Leaders Vow Political Backlash if Gay Marriage Passes. In it, NBC Chicago reports that:

Leaders of several Chicago-area African American churches on Monday urged state lawmakers to vote against pending legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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#8343 Aug 16, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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The fundamental right to marry is based on marriage as the legally recognized union of husband and wife. Really that that difficult to understand.
Sorry Pietro.......but that's NOT true in ALL states and eventually it won't be that way in ALL 50 states!!!

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#8344 Aug 16, 2013
Marram wrote:
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Everyting you dolt. See the Merriam-Webster defintion below.
There's no need for a re-definition, it's clearly defined already.
It was, nationwide, prior to 2004, clearly defined, solely, as a legally recognized union of husband and wife. Now that sole definition applies in thirty plus states. A few other states have eliminated the "husband AND wife" part. Although, that union is still valid nationwide, ALL fifty states.
Now go roll your fat wife in flour and have a good time and quit trolling for, well we all know what you really want. ;)
Now put down the spiked rainbow punch, it's time for you to return to the asylum now.
(1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law
(2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>
"....like that of a traditional marriage"? In other words, not the same.
b : the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock
c : the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
2: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3: an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>
All that reflects the understanding of marriage as a union of husband and wife. Thanks for playing.

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#8345 Aug 16, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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Sorry Pietro.......but that's NOT true in ALL states and eventually it won't be that way in ALL 50 states!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Sure it is, when the Supreme Court ruled marriage is a fundamental right, it was referring to marriage as it was understood. The union of one man and one woman joined together as husband and wife. Plus it's valid in all fifty states!

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#8346 Aug 16, 2013
lides wrote:
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Pietro, can you indicate a compelling state interest served by preventing a homosexual from marrying someone that they love who happens to be of the same sex that would render your position remotely valid, and hint that you have even an iota of intelligence?
Bravo! Thank you lides. That posting seems sincere and heartfelt on your part. The problem with that reasoning, as I see it, is that it can be applied to other adult relationships. You could have just as written:

"Pietro, can you indicate a compelling state interest served by preventing a bisexual from marrying someone of each sex, that they love that would render your position remotely valid, and hint that you have even an iota of intelligence?"

Or apply it to a polygamous relationship. If there's no state interest in preventing two homosexuals from marrying based on how they define "love" for each other, that same reasoning applies to polygamists, and how they define "love" for each other.

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#8347 Aug 16, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Sure it is, when the Supreme Court ruled marriage is a fundamental right, it was referring to marriage as it was understood. The union of one man and one woman joined together as husband and wife. Plus it's valid in all fifty states!
as will SSM be soon. the federal gov't cannot recognize marriages for only some ss couples and maintian that equal protection mandate. the DOMA ruling opened the door wide for the suit that will make it legal nationwide...

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#8349 Aug 16, 2013
lides wrote:
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You've certainly failed to prove that it is based upon procreation. That notion went out the window the moment the state allowed any infertile heterosexual couple the right to legally marry.
Okay laddie, let's try and break this down. First, it's based in he male female relationship as husband and wife. Second, sex between men and women is potentially procreation all. Third, infertile OPPOSITE SEX couples have always been allowed to marry without anyone thinking, at least in this country, marriage and procreation aren't linked. Lastly, "heterosexual" as with "homosexual", are relatively recent terms. The couple is either of the opposite sex, or same sex.
You've similarly proven incapable of offering a state interest served by denying a homosexual the right to marry someone of the same sex who they love.
They can marry whomever they want, as can polygamists who enter into spiritual marriages without state recognition. Legally, however, they have to marry, just LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE! Quite simple.

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#8350 Aug 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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But right now it's ONLY 13 states NOT 50
but the federal gov't recognizes same sex marriages as totally equal, as it is.

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#8351 Aug 16, 2013
Lides

Look at the dates of those cases. Do you think, maybe, just maybe, the courts were aware that not every married couple could, or would procreate? Yes they did, and the state still allowed infertile couples, or couples past their child bearing years, to marry,. It in no way negated the link between marriage and procreation, nor the state's compelling interest in that regard.

“Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race.”– Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) 316 U.S. 535, 541

“[Marriage] is the foundation of the family and of socity, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.”– Maynard v. Hill (1888) 125 U.S. 190, 211.

“Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”– Loving v. Virginia (1967) 388 U.S. 1, 12 (quoting Skinner v. Oklahoma, supra 316 U.S. At p. 541 and citing Maynard v Hill, supra, 125 U.S. 190)

“All of the cases infer that the right to marry enjoys its fundamental status due to the male-female nature of the relationship and/or the attendant link to fostering procreation of our species… Thus, virtually every Supreme Court case recognizing as fundamental the right to marry indicates as the basis for the conclusion the institution’s inextricable link to procreation, which necessarily and biologically involves participation (in ways either intimate or remote) by a man and a woman.”– Conaway v. Deane, 903 A.2d 416, 620 (Md. 2007)

“Nearly all United States Supreme Court decisions declaring marriage to be a fundamental right expressly link marriage to the fundamental rights of procreation, chidlbirth, abortion, and childrearing.”– Anderson v. King County (Wash. 2006) 138 P.3d 962, 978

“[T]he first purpose of matrimony, by the laws of nature and society, is procreation.”– Baker v. Baker (1859) 13 Cal. 87, 103.

“[T]he procreation of children under the shield and sanction of the law” is one of the “two principle ends of marriage.”– Sharon v. Sharon (1888) 75 Cal. 1,33

“The family is the basic unit of our society, the center of the personal affections that ennoble and enrich human life. It channels biological drives that might otherwise become socially destructive; it ensures the care and education of children in a stable environment; it establishes continuity from one generation to another; it nurtures and develops the individual initiative that distinguishes a free people. Since the family is the core of our society, the law seeks to foster and preserve marriage.– De Burgh v. De Burgh (1952) 39 Cal.2d 858, 863-864.

Procreation is “[o]ne of the prime purposes of matrimony.”– Maslow v. Maslow (1952) 117 Cal.App.2d. 237, 241.

“[P]rocreation of offspring could be considered one of the major purposes of marriage.”– Poe v. Gerstein (5th Cir. 1975) 517 F.2d 787, 796.

“[M]arriage exists as a protected legal institution primarily because of societal values associated with the propagation of the human race.”– Singer v. Hara (Wash. App. 1974) 522 P.2d 1187, 1195.

“The institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis.”– Baker v. Nelson (Minn. 971) 191 N.W.2d 185, 186, appeal dismissed for want of a substantial federal question, 409 U.S. 810 (1972)

“Having children is a primary purpose of marriage.”– Heup v. Heup (Was. 1969) 172 N.W.2d 334, 336

“One of the primary purposes of matrimony is procreation.”– Zoglio v. Zoglio (D.C. App. 1960) 157 A.2d 627, 628

“[P]rocreation of children is one of the important ends of matrimony.”– Stegienko v. Stegienko (Mich. 1940) 295 N.W. 252, 254

“It has been said in many of the cases cited that one of the great purposes of marriage is procreation.”– Gard v. Gard (Mich. 1918 169 N.W.908, 912)

“One of the most important functions of wedlock is the procreation of children.”– Grover v. Zook (Wash. 1906) 87 P.638, 639.

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#8352 Aug 16, 2013
bob lewis wrote:
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Forcing Catholic Hospitals to preform Late Term Abortions and Sex Change Operations as it must under PelosiCare might paint a very different picture than the one you are putting forward.
What's wrong with sex change operations?

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#8353 Aug 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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But right now it's ONLY 13 states NOT 50
Your point? I'm not worried....but you must be!!!

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#8354 Aug 16, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
Lides

“Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race.”– Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) 316 U.S. 535, 541
“[Marriage] is the foundation of the family and of socity, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.”– Maynard v. Hill (1888) 125 U.S. 190, 211.
“Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”– Loving v. Virginia (1967) 388 U.S. 1, 12 (quoting Skinner v. Oklahoma, supra 316 U.S. At p. 541 and citing Maynard v Hill, supra, 125 U.S. 190)
“All of the cases infer that the right to marry enjoys its fundamental status due to the male-female nature of the relationship and/or the attendant link to fostering procreation of our species… Thus, virtually every Supreme Court case recognizing as fundamental the right to marry indicates as the basis for the conclusion the institution’s inextricable link to procreation, which necessarily and biologically involves participation (in ways either intimate or remote) by a man and a woman.”– Conaway v. Deane, 903 A.2d 416, 620 (Md. 2007)
“Nearly all United States Supreme Court decisions declaring marriage to be a fundamental right expressly link marriage to the fundamental rights of procreation, chidlbirth, abortion, and childrearing.”– Anderson v. King County (Wash. 2006) 138 P.3d 962, 978
“[T]he first purpose of matrimony, by the laws of nature and society, is procreation.”– Baker v. Baker (1859) 13 Cal. 87, 103.
“[T]he procreation of children under the shield and sanction of the law” is one of the “two principle ends of marriage.”– Sharon v. Sharon (1888) 75 Cal. 1,33
“The family is the basic unit of our society, the center of the personal affections that ennoble and enrich human life. It channels biological drives that might otherwise become socially destructive; it ensures the care and education of children in a stable environment; it establishes continuity from one generation to another; it nurtures and develops the individual initiative that distinguishes a free people. Since the family is the core of our society, the law seeks to foster and preserve marriage.– De Burgh v. De Burgh (1952) 39 Cal.2d 858, 863-864.
Procreation is “[o]ne of the prime purposes of matrimony.”– Maslow v. Maslow (1952) 117 Cal.App.2d. 237, 241.
“[P]rocreation of offspring could be considered one of the major purposes of marriage.”– Poe v. Gerstein (5th Cir. 1975) 517 F.2d 787, 796.
“[M]arriage exists as a protected legal institution primarily because of societal values associated with the propagation of the human race.”– Singer v. Hara (Wash. App. 1974) 522 P.2d 1187, 1195.
“The institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis.”– Baker v. Nelson (Minn. 971) 191 N.W.2d 185, 186, appeal dismissed for want of a substantial federal question, 409 U.S. 810 (1972)
“Having children is a primary purpose of marriage.”– Heup v. Heup (Was. 1969) 172 N.W.2d 334, 336
“One of the primary purposes of matrimony is procreation.”– Zoglio v. Zoglio (D.C. App. 1960) 157 A.2d 627, 628
“[P]rocreation of children is one of the important ends of matrimony.”– Stegienko v. Stegienko (Mich. 1940) 295 N.W. 252, 254
“It has been said in many of the cases cited that one of the great purposes of marriage is procreation.”– Gard v. Gard (Mich. 1918 169 N.W.908, 912)
“One of the most important functions of wedlock is the procreation of children.”– Grover v. Zook (Wash. 1906) 87 P.638, 639.
Looks like many things have changed in the last sixty years huh Petey?

Hint: People can procreate just fine without marriage.

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#8355 Aug 17, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
Bravo! Thank you lides. That posting seems sincere and heartfelt on your part. The problem with that reasoning, as I see it, is that it can be applied to other adult relationships. You could have just as written:
Or apply it to a polygamous relationship. If there's no state interest in preventing two homosexuals from marrying based on how they define "love" for each other, that same reasoning applies to polygamists, and how they define "love" for each other.
Don't parse my comments, or attempt to speak for me, twit.

Oh, and learn to count. Polygamists seek greater, not equal protection of the law. Were you able to count you would understand this simple fact.

Do you understand what equal means? Apparently not.

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#8356 Aug 17, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
Lides
Look at the dates of those cases. Do you think, maybe, just maybe, the courts were aware that not every married couple could, or would procreate? Yes they did, and the state still allowed infertile couples, or couples past their child bearing years, to marry,. It in no way negated the link between marriage and procreation, nor the state's compelling interest in that regard.
“Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race.”– Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) 316 U.S. 535, 541
“[Marriage] is the foundation of the family and of socity, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.”– Maynard v. Hill (1888) 125 U.S. 190, 211.
“Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”– Loving v. Virginia (1967) 388 U.S. 1, 12 (quoting Skinner v. Oklahoma, supra 316 U.S. At p. 541 and citing Maynard v Hill, supra, 125 U.S. 190)
“All of the cases infer that the right to marry enjoys its fundamental status due to the male-female nature of the relationship and/or the attendant link to fostering procreation of our species… Thus, virtually every Supreme Court case recognizing as fundamental the right to marry indicates as the basis for the conclusion the institution’s inextricable link to procreation, which necessarily and biologically involves participation (in ways either intimate or remote) by a man and a woman.”– Conaway v. Deane, 903 A.2d 416, 620 (Md. 2007)
“Nearly all United States Supreme Court decisions declaring marriage to be a fundamental right expressly link marriage to the fundamental rights of procreation, chidlbirth, abortion, and childrearing.”– Anderson v. King County (Wash. 2006) 138 P.3d 962, 978
“[T]he first purpose of matrimony, by the laws of nature and society, is procreation.”– Baker v. Baker (1859) 13 Cal. 87, 103.
“[T]he procreation of children under the shield and sanction of the law” is one of the “two principle ends of marriage.”– Sharon v. Sharon (1888) 75 Cal. 1,33
“The family is the basic unit of our society, the center of the personal affections that ennoble and enrich human life. It channels biological drives that might otherwise become socially destructive; it ensures the care and education of children in a stable environment; it establishes continuity from one generation to another; it nurtures and develops the individual initiative that distinguishes a free people. Since the family is the core of our society, the law seeks to foster and preserve marriage.– De Burgh v. De Burgh (1952) 39 Cal.2d 858, 863-864.
Procreation is “[o]ne of the prime purposes of matrimony.”– Maslow v. Maslow (1952) 117 Cal.App.2d. 237, 241.
“[P]rocreation of offspring could be considered one of the major purposes of marriage.”– Poe v. Gerstein (5th Cir. 1975) 517 F.2d 787, 796.
“[M]arriage exists as a protected legal institution primarily because of societal values associated with the propagation of the human race.”– Singer v. Hara (Wash. App. 1974) 522 P.2d 1187, 1195.
“The institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis.”– Baker v. Nelson (Minn. 971) 191 N.W.2d 185, 186, appeal dismissed for want of a substantial federal question, 409 U.S. 810 (1972)
“Having children is a primary purpose of marriage.”– Heup v. Heup (Was. 1969) 172 N.W.2d 334, 336
“One of the primary purposes of matrimony is procreation.”– Zoglio v. Zoglio (D.C. App. 1960) 157 A.2d 627, 628
You, of course, can provide a compelling state interest served by denying same sex couples the right to marry that would render such restrictions constitutional, right?

If not, you are simply reaffirming that you are a twit.

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#8357 Aug 17, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Looks like many things have changed in the last sixty years huh Petey?
Hint: People can procreate just fine without marriage.
Wastey mi amico. Why not ask the kids how "just fine" that is? The point is they're linked. Procreation serves as a, if not the, reason, for marriage. Sex between men and women still makes babies.....THAT hasn't changed

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#8358 Aug 17, 2013
lides wrote:
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Don't parse my comments, or attempt to speak for me, twit.
Oh, and learn to count. Polygamists seek greater, not equal protection of the law. Were you able to count you would understand this simple fact.
Do you understand what equal means? Apparently not.
Equal, as in ALL MEN are created equal, or in this case, TREATED EQUALLY in regards to marriage, the legally recognized union of husband and wife valid in all fifty states.

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#8359 Aug 17, 2013
lides wrote:
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You, of course, can provide a compelling state interest served by denying same sex couples the right to marry that would render such restrictions constitutional, right?
If not, you are simply reaffirming that you are a twit.
Can you provide a compelling state interest served by denying a man or woman their fundamental right to marry, enter into a legally recognized union of husband and wife, valid in all fifty states?

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#8360 Aug 17, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
Equal, as in ALL MEN are created equal, or in this case, TREATED EQUALLY in regards to marriage, the legally recognized union of husband and wife valid in all fifty states.
So, women are not equal? Pietro, are you trying to defend your position, or make an argument against marriage in its entirety?
One could infer from your statement that gay marriage is superior, being composed solely of men, who apparently are the only ones who are equals.

Don't be a fool.

What state interest is served by denying same sex couples the right to marry that would both make such a restriction constitutional, and prove that you are not a fool?

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Littleton, NH

#8361 Aug 17, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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It answers the question. What is vile and nasty?
To be clear, I don't care that you do it, I do care that you claim it's normal.
So what other sexual practices seem abnormal to you? Do you also spend your time on kink sites telling couples how vile and nasty they are? Does kinky sex disqualify any other group from marriage?

And most important: why are you even thinking about other people's sex lives? Especially if--as you claim--you find it vile and disgusting? I certainly don't spend even a second of my day imagining your sex life!

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#8362 Aug 17, 2013
lides wrote:
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So, women are not equal? Pietro, are you trying to defend your position, or make an argument against marriage in its entirety?
Just using a line from the Declaration of Independence. Women are equal, and deserve to be equally represented in marriage in regard to thier husbands.
One could infer from your statement that gay marriage is superior, being composed solely of men, who apparently are the only ones who are equals.
Perhaps in Ancient Greece. Maybe you weren't born in the right century.
What state interest is served by denying same sex couples the right to marry that would both make such a restriction constitutional, and prove that you are not a fool?
. What state interest is served by denying individual men and women the right o exercise their constitutional right to marry, enter into a legally recognized union of husband and wife, valid in all fifty states?

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#8363 Aug 17, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>as will SSM be soon. the federal gov't cannot recognize marriages for only some ss couples and maintian that equal protection mandate. the DOMA ruling opened the door wide for the suit that will make it legal nationwide...
So why didn't the Supreme Court impose SSM nationwide, and/or declare SSM to be a constitutional right?

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