Yes, we know.<quoted text>
There's no "mandated" function,
Um, no dear, the state isn't interested in any of these things. They are only important to fundies like yourself.<quoted text>
but rather the collective social, legal, historical, cultural, and/or religious understanding of marriage as a union of husband and wife.
No dear. All these comparisons that your ilk like to try and do are your concern. No one else cares about comparing marriages. You know, given that every, single marriage on the planet is different. Also, there is no "function" requirement to marriage. I didn't get married in order to "function". My argument, since you asked, is that as a citizen of this country, I'm deserving of the same rights and privileges as everyone else. And since I'm gay, I have no desire to marry a woman even though that option is open to me, it isn't an acceptable option.<quoted text>
Is your argument that two men/women will function the same way based on that?
No, I didn't get pregnant on my wedding night. I'm a male Pietro. Not sure what type of education they are giving you in your trailer park, but males don't get pregnant.<quoted text>
Interesting...waitaminit! Did you get pregnant on your wedding night?
No dear, males aren't mothers, they are fathers. And I'm not a father to be, I'm already a father.<quoted text>
So that's it! You're a mother to be.
But please, don't let facts get in the way of your stupidity. Please, carry on. So far your "arguments" have been extremely well thought out. Not.
There is no such thing as gay marriage or lesbian marriage. There is only marriage. It's legal foundations for gays rests on equal treatment under the law.<quoted text>
What pray tell, is the legal foundation of gay, and lesbian, marriage?
Did I say it mentioned marriage? Nope, I sure didn't. But it does address equality and rights of all citizens.<quoted text>
I checked my copy, and no mention of marriage at all. Maybe the rainbow edition mentions it.
You are right, I do have that right. But given that I'm gay, I have no emotional relationships with women, thus I would have no desire to commit to one for the rest of my life. Oh, and guess what Pietro? I have the right to marry into a legally recognized union of husband and husband. And I've done so. Not a damned thing all your bleating and whining is going to alter that.<quoted text>
You already have the right to marry, enter into a legally recognized union of husband and wife.
Do have a nice day.
No, I don't want to exercise it as you and other religious bigots seem to think you can mandate. There's a big difference. That's why your side keeps losing.<quoted text>
No, but they do provide the foundation to the right you, ALREADY HAVE. You simply don''t want to exercise it the same way as any other man.
You've given me nothing to grasp. There is no mandate to procreate and historical context of civil institutions is irrelevant.<quoted text>
Sorry you can't seem to grasp that.
You've got nothing, you never have. Hey, why don't you and Rizzo start in on that polygamy routine instead. That one's always a hoot.