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In Iowa, more support after 4 years of gay marriage

There are 18 comments on the cnnradio.cnn.com story from Mar 11, 2013, titled In Iowa, more support after 4 years of gay marriage. In it, cnnradio.cnn.com reports that:

Gay marriage has been legal in Iowa for four years. The state was the third in the country to allow same-sex couples to wed, after its supreme court ruled the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Since then, legalized gay marriage has had no effect on the lives of most Iowans, except perhaps in altering their views on gay marriage, according to Molly Tafoya, communications director for the gay advocacy group One Iowa:

[:54] “The sky hasn’t fallen and nothing really has changed for the day-to-day. I think we’re seeing a growing acceptance among Iowans, who just see this as the new normal here.”

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 Mar 11, 2013
Wow you mean to say the sky didn't fall? The institution of marriage didn't actually change? I can't believe it.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Mar 11, 2013
Iowa has 947,000 sq. mi. of corn ! CORN FOREVER !

:)
JrEsq

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
Wow you mean to say the sky didn't fall? The institution of marriage didn't actually change? I can't believe it.
Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
JrEsq

United States

#4 Mar 11, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Iowa has 947,000 sq. mi. of corn ! CORN FOREVER !
:)
Gay marriage is the ultimate Iowa joke.

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
Typical of what? There is no such deleterious effects as people will procreate and get married and do exactly as they always have in the same proportions. The same number of heterosexuals will marry and divorce. The same number of homosexuals will decide to have families as before. How would same sex marriage change either statistic.

Let's see you back your assertion with some tangible facts and figures.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#6 Mar 11, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
Wow you mean to say the sky didn't fall? The institution of marriage didn't actually change? I can't believe it.
Oh, no! I've heard that hundreds of thousands of married heterosexual couples in Iowa have put their children up for adoption and have filed for divorce in response to marriage equality in their state. They say that since marriage equality has made their entire lives pointless, why stay married?? Why keep raising the kids??

You just haven't heard about it because the LIB-ruhl MEED-yah refuses to run the story.

I'm sure Fox News will be picking it up any day now....

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#7 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
LOL!!! If you could state some of those potential future horrors that are "at least several generations" away, you might have a point. But since you can't, you don't.

Care you give us some cause-and-effect examples of things that could be a problem in a hundred years or so??

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#8 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
I always marvel at the POWER that your type seems to think that same-sex couples have. At most, we represent roughly 2-1/2 to 3% of the committed couples in the world. In some places, far less than even that.

Yet, you seem to be obsessing over the effect this tiny percentage of same-sex couples will have on humanity, while at the same time COMPLETELY IGNORING the heterosexual world's 50+% divorce rate, the 60-something% of first born children that are being born to unwed parents, the fact that hundreds of thousands of children of straight couples have at LEAST one, if not two, three, or four step-parents as their perfect hetero parents marry and divorce and marry and divorce and marry and divorce.... All in statistically VERY significant numbers.

Yet... it's THE GAYS marrying and forming stable families that's gonna bring down humanity.

LOL!!!! I love it!! You guys are hilarious!!

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
The fatal flaw in your simpleminded argument against gay parenting and same-sex commitments is that IT'S NOT A NEW THING. There have been LGBT parents raising kids for as long as there have been parents raising kids. And same-sex couples have been pairing off and living as married couples for just as long regardless of whether we had any legal recognition or not.

And as the academic world knows already there is ample proof proving that same-sex couples are just as committed and successful at raising kids as heterosexual couples.

Your fearmongering has nothing to back it up but superstition and ignorance.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
How freaking hilarious. I suppose all the potholes that will appear on I-35 in the year 2090 will be gay people's fault. If your great-great-great-grandson's cookie crumbles into his lap, it'll be because of same-sex marriage. When there's only one job per every 500 Americans, because they've all be taken by the Duggars-Bates-Gosselins inbred descendants, it will be all "the gays" fault.

Was there any reality you wanted to participate in, or were you happy in your fantasy world?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#11 Mar 11, 2013
"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies." (American Anthropological Association)
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#12 Mar 11, 2013
Considering the bad example our hetero brothers and sisters have set gays who marry should wait four years ( the average length of heterosexual marriages ) before deciding whether to raise a child or not .. That way there'll be many less children of divorce , abandonment or just plain criminal neglect .. Let them profit by the all too plain failure of " traditional values " as we know them ..

Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#13 Mar 11, 2013
To all you "traditional marriage" supporters who don't want gay marriage ...

Until you can have your own house in order, you have NO RIGHT to tell others how to live.

Maybe you should fix your high divorce rates, your child and spousal abuse rates, single parent rates and all of your other shortcomings (like bigotry and intolerance) before you offer ANY opinions or ultimatums to others.

Facts, history and your own Constitution mean nothing to you hate-filled narrow-minded imbeciles. You are a pretty insecure bunch except when you're hiding behind the anonymity of these "comments" sections, where all of the stuff that supposedly repulses you attracts you like flies to shit.

Have a nice day.
Ralph

Moorpark, CA

#14 Mar 11, 2013
"Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia."

In other words you can show no harm that it has caused.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Mar 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
The only thing lacking in your argument is evidence.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#16 Mar 12, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
Oh, junior, junior, junior. What else can you say when the anti-gay rhetoric crumbles in the face of reality? That nothing actually happens to society? "Oh, we didn't mean it would happen NOW, today. We meant sometime way in the future. Just wait and see." Riiiiight...

It reminds me of the rhetoric of the religious who have been claiming that the return of jeebus is imminent... any day now, any day. And they've been saying that for what, 2000 years now?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#17 Mar 12, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
So like all of your religion's prophecies, it will never happen, gay marriage will have no impact at all on everyone else. Good to know you admit that.

Since: Aug 11

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#18 Mar 12, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical inaccurate, oversimplified, and misleading gay argument, that "the sky didn't fall". The deleterious effects of homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting would take at least several generations to manifest, due to social inertia. The gays are employing the biggest misinformation campaign is human history.
Thanks for repeating the already debunked mythology. You can run along now Skippy.

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