You can marry according to whatever house of worship wishes to sanction your relationship as marriage. Legally, those you are subject to the same restrictions as any one else.<quoted text>
1.) We are barred from marrying the person of our choice.
Interesting....I had raised that very same aspect a few times. So you want Mr. Right to make an "honest man" out of you? Uhhhhhh....oh....you're not pregnant are you?:). You seem to have no problem with us shacking up out of wedlock. Many of us have long-term partners; much longer than straight people.
Therein lies the conflict, or the solution. You want "marriage for our own needs"? Or do you want legal status? As an individual u have the same access as I to legal marriage. If you want to same sex couple, that's a different animal.We want the rights and protections of marriage for our own needs. We are in no way attempting to redefine marriage. We only want legal status.
Soooooooo.....that means what? As long as the law, any law doesn't impact me personally, it should be changed? You do realize that argument can also be used to argue for polygamy, or even sibling marriage. "Hey, why not, according to VeeVee, and Big D, as long as it doesn't impact me personally".Your marriage would in no way be impacted.
Not quite, you're still subject to the same laws as everybody else. Besides, said amendments, also bar polygamy.2.) States have, by way of DOMA and other individual state constitutional amendment, have made it impossible for us to marry. So, yes, orientation is definitely a part of the marriage process.
Yet you piss and moan because, plural marriage practitioners, want a piece of the action too.3.) You guys are the ones who came up with marriage licenses. You guys are the ones who put together a whole set of protections and rights ONLY provided to legally married couples. And now you piss and moan because other couples want those rights and protections.
Right back at ya big guy.How petty! How childish!
How much longer do you think you can keep the polys from jumping on the rainbow bandwagon? It's only a matter of time for them too. Before ya know it, there will be no need to license marriage at all. That's seems to be the unsaid goal of the SSM movement.One day, this issue will be over and done with. The only reason people like you are on here now is because we're breathing down your necks. You know that there is NOTHING that you can do to stop same-sex marriage from happening in this country. All you can do is flock to sites like this and spit into the wind.
Mainstream Christians have lightened up their attitudes toward homosexuality and gay rights. So have republicans.
How much longer do you think this can drag out?
C'mon, all together now:"We're poly, we're jolly, the gay rights crowds ignores us at their own folly". Actually that right already exists, you simply don't wish to exercise that right the same as any other American. In some states 18 yr olds cannot consume alcoholic beverages, yet, we all them to vote, marry, and serve their country in the armed services. I wonder if there are states that have a higher drinking minimum age than that required to be a police officers, or correction officer. I'll get back to you on that.We're in the military; openly fighting for the country. Do you honestly think that Americans are going to deny a basic right to people who are willing to lay their lives on the line?
It's not a matter of "if", but a matter of "when".
Bank on it...