Gay marriage

Gay marriage

There are 61384 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Mar 28, 2013, titled Gay marriage. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which since 1996 has defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between a man and a woman.

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#55991 Jul 19, 2014
deutscher Nationalstolz wrote:
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In my experience religious people have their own definition of "proof". We are using the scientific definition but for religious people proofs are always connected with emotional feelings. They observe the beauty of the nature, they are full of emotions and they say "Look open your eyes. Do you see how perfect everthing is? This had to be created by a conscious being"
Indeed the nature is beautiful and amazing but these emotional feelings don't have anything to do with proofs.
I hope you understand what I mean. I am not in practice to talk about these themes in English.
And they ignore all the hideous parts of nature, the disease and suffering.
Hobbs

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#55992 Jul 19, 2014
DebraE wrote:
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I don't give a tinker's damn what other people call you. I'm KrautMickWop myself, big effing deal. When you call others derogatory names, you're the jacka$$.
I knew you were mixed breed gypsy thank you for confirming.

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#55993 Jul 19, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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What about the groom, was he gay?
Yes, but I didn't have the heart to tell his wife.
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#55994 Jul 19, 2014
Dusty Mangina wrote:
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Yes, but I didn't have the heart to tell his wife.
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#55995 Jul 19, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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At some point there will be one state left to legalize gay marriage.
Gay marriage is legal in every state, provide the parties to it are of the opposite sex.
Which state will that be? Which will be the last state to remove the unconstitutional authoritarian, Christian based asinine laws against marriage equality for everyone?
The state that recognizes the wisdom of defending marriage conjugality, it's constitutional validity, and it's relevance to society as a whole, not to mention the exposing the absurdity of the leftist Owellian newspeak concept known as "marriage equality".
I say Mississippi. Any other suggestions about which state will be last?
The state of truth....which is often the first casualty.

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#55996 Jul 19, 2014
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Scorpio:
>"Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right" http://www.cpjustice.org/stories/storyReader%...
Trying to force it to be is Unconstitutional or forcing your immorality on Society and Children is unconstitutional because it is your beliefs. <
Marriage EQUALITY is most certainly a civil right. Get used to it.
"Marriage equality" is leftist Orwellian newspeak....an attempt to equate a same sex relationship to marriage, the legally, socially, culturally, sexually, historically, and/or religiously recognized union of one man and one woman as husband and wife.

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#55997 Jul 19, 2014
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Straw man.
Tin man...your turn to name a Wizard of Oz character....or return to the discussion.

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#55998 Jul 19, 2014
Those pesky lesbians are at it again....first to marry, and more often than gay men, and first to divorce.

http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/1...

First Kiwi lesbian “marriage” over already?

New Zealand’s first same-sex “marriage” is shaping up to become the country’s first same-sex divorce. Less than a year since they became the poster girls for the country’s new legal definition of marriage (last August) the NZ Herald reports that Melissa Ray, a former Ferns football player, and Natasha Vitali, a sales rep, are “believed to have split”.

The main source of the story appears to be Ms Vitali’s Facebook page on which the following poem appeared yesterday:

Drink it down, laugh it off,

Avoid the drama, take chances,

And never have regrets

Because at one point everything you did

Was exactly what you wanted.

When the Herald contacted her Ms Vitali said: "It's not anyone's business, we'll just leave it at that, but thank you for calling.” And,“I'm not talking to you about my private life, we got enough coverage when we got married."

It is well known that female partnerships break up more often than male – twice as much, according to a Scandinavian study cited by Jason Richwine in a recent National Review post:

The best study I’ve seen focused on Scandinavia, where same-sex civil unions — essentially marriages in everything but name — have been legal for about two decades. The authors had access to population-level administrative data that generated a sample size of over 1,500 same-sex unions. After controlling for age, region, country of birth, education, and duration of the partnership, male couples in Sweden were 35 percent more likely to divorce than heterosexual couples, and lesbian partners were over 200 percent more likely to divorce. Whether the couples had children made little difference in the relative rates.

Adding in male couples, Richwine says studies of unmarried cohabiter couples point in the same direction:

In the Netherlands, for example, researchers examined tax and population records to track the relationship status of filers, including 731 same-sex couples. The dissolution rate for unmarried same-sex couples was more than double the rate for unmarried opposite-sex couples.
A small study of British cohabiters found that, compared to married heterosexuals, opposite-sex cohabiters were 2.75 times as likely to break up within five years, whereas same-sex cohabiters were 5.25 times as likely as to end their relationship in that time.

It remains to be seen whether adding “marriage” to the options of same-sex couples improves the chances of lasting relationships. In that respect, the Ray-Vitali breakup is not a good omen.

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#55999 Jul 19, 2014
WHERE IS THE INFAMOUS BRO_H0? BAIL OUT? figures considering the source.

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#56000 Jul 19, 2014
scrolling along

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#56001 Jul 19, 2014
cannot resist clicking on judge its.......... LOL like it matters
insult to other gorillas

home made chicken and dumplings to die for

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#56003 Jul 19, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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You invoked creation....the relevance?
You did so first. I simply responded to your invocation.

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#56005 Jul 19, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Gay marriage is legal in every state, provide the parties to it are of the opposite sex...
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Then it's not gay marriage.
Why play word games, bitch?
When you saw the forum title "gay marriage" you knew it was not about someone getting married to a member of the opposite sex.

“It's a bathroom”

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#56006 Jul 19, 2014
Captain Spalding wrote:
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I suggest you try a positive daily affirmation in your mirror, as opposed to such a negative one. You'll be amazed at what it will do for your self-esteem.

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#56007 Jul 19, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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"Marriage equality" is leftist Orwellian newspeak....an attempt to equate a same sex relationship to marriage, the legally, socially, culturally, sexually, historically, and/or religiously recognized union of one man and one woman as husband and wife.
Stupid, you are making a circular non argument.
And appealing to tradition, a logical fallacy.
And as time is going on, it becomes clearer and clearer, even to asph0les like you, that there isn't a rational argument against gay marriage.

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#56008 Jul 19, 2014
Marengo Jon wrote:
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I suggest you try a positive daily affirmation in your mirror, as opposed to such a negative one. You'll be amazed at what it will do for your self-esteem.
Is that what you do? Stop projecting gaytard.

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#56009 Jul 19, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Tin man...your turn to name a Wizard of Oz character....or return to the discussion.
You are so stupid you don't know what a straw man argument it, well moron, read this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#56010 Jul 19, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
Those pesky lesbians are at it again....first to marry, and more often than gay men, and first to divorce.
MOST straight marriages end in divorce.
So, what's our point?

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#56011 Jul 19, 2014
your point.

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