Same-sex marriage: an issue of rights?

Same-sex marriage: an issue of rights?

There are 372 comments on the HeraldNet story from Oct 7, 2012, titled Same-sex marriage: an issue of rights?. In it, HeraldNet reports that:

In a voice freighted with emotion, Gov. Chris Gregoire embraced gay marriage in January saying it is a civil right and denying it to same-sex couples is a vestige of discrimination that needs to be eliminated in the state and nation.

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Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#151 Oct 10, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>It was you who did not agree with me about hate speech. Now you are back peddling. As far the laws in this country the saw cut both ways. Some people defy the laws because they disagree with them.
WTF do you mean? How am I back peddling? Hate speech is perfectly legal, never claimed other wise. I know nothing is more important to fundies than spreading hate, so they get worried when they hear there are going to be laws against hate speech. But there won't be. They would violate the 1st Amendment.
Junior E

United States

#152 Oct 10, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
You're actually claiming gay people don't have the ability to reason? Oh, well...
Yup. Even using simple toilet analogies doesn't seem to help.

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#153 Oct 10, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF do you mean? How am I back peddling? Hate speech is perfectly legal, never claimed other wise. I know nothing is more important to fundies than spreading hate, so they get worried when they hear there are going to be laws against hate speech. But there won't be. They would violate the 1st Amendment.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN ???!!!

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Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#154 Oct 10, 2012
TucksunJack wrote:
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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN ???!!!
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:)

“sly as a fox”

Since: Mar 11

Over the Rhine

#155 Oct 10, 2012
gays want the"right" to marry? you can marry I give you gays permission just have a civil ceremony but forget the white wedding gown.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#156 Oct 10, 2012
Denying gays equal rights is the same as telling women they can't vote or enslaving black people. Look you can't just say some people should have right while denying other people equal rights. You are either for freedom and individual rights or you want a dictatorship.

Since: Mar 09

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#157 Oct 10, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>When people enter into relationship they know it not accepted and they do it anyway who do they blame.
Consider the points raised in this scene.

&fe ature=related
the light has come

Danville, IL

#160 Oct 11, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Consider the points raised in this scene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =EBnk2aKsIQAXX&feature=rel ated
I look at the clip but that do not change a reality of making a personal choice.

Since: Mar 07

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#162 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>I look at the clip but that do not change a reality of making a personal choice.
Of course marriage is a personal choice, but is also covered by law.

And, unless there is a valid and rational reason to prevent a group of Americans from being protected equally under those laws, then any laws banning that equal protection must change.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#163 Oct 11, 2012
Quest wrote:
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Of course marriage is a personal choice, but is also covered by law.
And, unless there is a valid and rational reason to prevent a group of Americans from being protected equally under those laws, then any laws banning that equal protection must change.
Yes the law say in most states and countries no SSM. Wanting the law to change to support ones opinion do not mean it will be overthrown.

Since: Mar 09

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#165 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>I look at the clip but that do not change a reality of making a personal choice.
Orientation is not a choice.

Since: Mar 07

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#168 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>Yes the law say in most states and countries no SSM. Wanting the law to change to support ones opinion do not mean it will be overthrown.
Actually, a great many countries DO support same sex marriage, with that number growing every day. And the number of states that do is growing as well.

No one said anything about changing laws to support one's opinion. One changes laws that harm Americans without any rational basis.

That's one of the things the Courts are for, and that protects us all.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#169 Oct 11, 2012
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Orientation is not a choice.
The jury is still out on that.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#170 Oct 11, 2012
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, a great many countries DO support same sex marriage, with that number growing every day. And the number of states that do is growing as well.
No one said anything about changing laws to support one's opinion. One changes laws that harm Americans without any rational basis.
That's one of the things the Courts are for, and that protects us all.
That do not change the fact many countries do not support SSM. This year NC voted against SSM. Over half America still have laws against SSM. The laws that are already against SSM, the Gay community are out to try to change them to match their opinion or understanding what the law say.

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#171 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>That do not change the fact many countries do not support SSM. This year NC voted against SSM. Over half America still have laws against SSM. The laws that are already against SSM, the Gay community are out to try to change them to match their opinion or understanding what the law say.
They don't have schools apparently anymore in Illinois, I see.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#172 Oct 11, 2012
TucksunJack wrote:
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They don't have schools apparently anymore in Illinois, I see.
I fail to understand what Schools in Illinois have to do with this thread.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#173 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>The jury is still out on that.
Really? Choose to be gay and settle the matter.

Since: Mar 09

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#174 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>The jury is still out on that.
Not the one that counts.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#175 Oct 11, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? Choose to be gay and settle the matter.
Maybe you are not aware that science is still researching this issue where a person is born gay or is it a choice. If science thought people are born gay, they would not be researching this issue. One group say one thing and another group say the opposite. So the jury is still out on this issue.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#176 Oct 11, 2012
the light has come wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you are not aware that science is still researching this issue where a person is born gay or is it a choice. If science thought people are born gay, they would not be researching this issue. One group say one thing and another group say the opposite. So the jury is still out on this issue.
We can settle the issue here and now. Choose to be gay.
Why won't you?

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