Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A ...

Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

There are 8 comments on the New Hampshire Public Radio - story from May 20, 2013, titled Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll. In it, New Hampshire Public Radio - reports that:

Opponents of same-sex marriage participate in the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., on March 26, as the Supreme Court hears arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 May 20, 2013
Society created the effect, but watch as society ignores or denies this effect that it created. Society cannot take responsibility for it's mistakes, this is why we have courts to correct these mistakes.
Raphael

Romania

#2 May 20, 2013
Psychological toll on who? The queers? They're already mentally unstable. Allowing then to get "married" only serves to reinforce the lie that they're normal.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#3 May 20, 2013
Raphael wrote:
Psychological toll on who? The queers? They're already mentally unstable. Allowing then to get "married" only serves to reinforce the lie that they're normal.
And I suspect that down the road, they have undefined marriage, they will do some more studies and find out they are still just as depressed. They a re depressed because of society. They are depressed because of what they are.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#4 May 20, 2013
There's no surprise here, and our two idiot trolls have already proven the point.

Bans on equal rights are ALWAYS put into place with the specific purpose of harming a targeting group of people for the benefit or perceived benefit of others.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 May 20, 2013
eJohn wrote:
There's no surprise here, and our two idiot trolls have already proven the point.
Bans on equal rights are ALWAYS put into place with the specific purpose of harming a targeting group of people for the benefit or perceived benefit of others.
Technically, almost all bans are. ;) Though I cannot think of one that is not, honestly.
Twillight

Mobile, AL

#6 May 20, 2013
Raphael wrote:
Psychological toll on who? The queers? They're already mentally unstable. Allowing then to get "married" only serves to reinforce the lie that they're normal.
Your the only mentaly unstable queer here.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#7 May 20, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Technically, almost all bans are. ;) Though I cannot think of one that is not, honestly.
Oddly enough, the only ban I can think of that had good intentions behind it ended up being one of the biggest disasters this country has ever known--Prohibition.

The intent wasn't to punish people that drink alcohol (although for some supporters it was). The people at that time knew so very little about addiction, that they naively believed that making alcohol illegal would solve the problem of alcoholism. Of course, it changed absolutely nothing where alcoholism was concerned and threw the door wide open for organized crime to take over supplying alcohol to everyone. Murder rates soared and organized crime syndicates became both wealthy and powerful overnight.

The intent of bans on equal rights, especially bans on marriage equality, are absolutely done with the intent of harming people, but I don't think most people that support those bans actually think of it that way.

I believe that they somehow believe that if same-sex marriage is banned, gay people will go away and no longer exist. Or gay families won't come to be. Or that gay people will "choose" to be straight and enter into heterosexual marriages instead. They believe that, somehow, by banning legal recognition of gay couples, they believe that people won't be gay anymore.

Which is, of course, just as naive and foolish as believing that banning the sale of alcohol will cure alcoholism. The cure for alcoholism is education and awareness. And there's no "cure" for being a gay couple because there's nothing wrong with being a gay couple.

(Now watch, everyone, while all the trolls show up and post about how I said being gay is the same as being an alcoholic!! This oughta be fun!!!)
banned

Hazleton, PA

#8 Jun 7, 2013
They totally got to ban guns and rednecks. They are more prevalent than queers and AIDS.

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