Same-sex couples wed in Washington state for first time

Dec 9, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

As midnight chimed, public school elementary teachers Sarah and Emily Cofer tied the knot at a joyful mass wedding to mark the first day that same-sex couples can marry in Washington state.

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Jane Dough wrote:
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sounds like a "quota" argument to me....
Then what is the number of individual Americans that are allowed to exercise the fundamental right of marriage?
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Then what is the number of individual Americans that are allowed to exercise the fundamental right of marriage?
your quota is per marriage...which you claimed could not be the basis to limit a right...
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You aren't making sense. If same sex couples can legally marry, this is just as wonderful for Bisexual people. Now any one of them will be able marry the unrelated adult person of their choice, in the same way that any straight person already can, regardless of gender.

Why would they need to change orientation?
Because by choosing the person of their choice they are being forced by big brother government to commit to either a normal lifestyle or to a queer one. Obviously they should be allowed to marry one of each if you really believe in the rights of sexual minorities.

Why are the rights of homosexuals to be catered to while the rights of the much larger bisexual community are rithlessly suppressed?
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Again, heterosexual people as well as gay people can be attracted to more than one person at a time. Just as they must choose only one, bisexual people must make the same choice. Marriage equality does not require changing any of the requirements beyond the gender of the two parties involved.

Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual. It does not matter how many people might exercise that right. There are no quotas on fundamental rights. They are the rights of "all persons".
You would squeal like Ned Beatty if someone suggested forcing you into a heterosexual lifestyle (newsflash... there is no such thing... not a lifestyle choice) yet you wish to force bisexuals to suppress a part of their inborn sexual identity (whatever a sexual identity is)?

Such moral inconsistancy. Once gay marriage is ok then...

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bigot.
Sometimes it is a 5 way intersection with people trying to beat the yellow.

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You would squeal like Ned Beatty if someone suggested forcing you into a heterosexual lifestyle (newsflash... there is no such thing... not a lifestyle choice) yet you wish to force bisexuals to suppress a part of their inborn sexual identity (whatever a sexual identity is)?
Such moral inconsistancy. Once gay marriage is ok then...
It is the same choice everyone else must make. Marriage equality does not require changing any of the other rules, while changing the numbers would. These are two separate arguments. You are simply looking for an excuse to justify your denial of equality. Your fear of the unknown future is no excuse for denial of the fundamental right of marriage.

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