Costa Rican Legislature Legalizes Gay...

Costa Rican Legislature Legalizes Gay Marriagea By Accident

There are 15 comments on the Mediaite.com story from Jul 6, 2013, titled Costa Rican Legislature Legalizes Gay Marriagea By Accident. In it, Mediaite.com reports that:

Despite the Supreme Court's recent rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, nationally recognized gay marriage is still a ways away in the United States.

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Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#1 Jul 6, 2013
I'm sure that if the Costa Rican Government does follow through and officially sanction equal marriage in their country, the wrath of that christian heaven thinggy won't rain from the skies, nor will they slide into the sea.
If they embrace equal marriage, they can become a wonderful destination for weddings. It will be nothing but a boon for their economy if they play their cards right.
Instead of calling it an oversight, call it foresight. History is written by the victors, after all.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#2 Jul 6, 2013
Individual freedom seems to be spreading, at least people are talking about it now where in the past it would never even be mentioned.

Anyone who wants to tell other people how to live their peaceful lives with other consenting adults needs to be taken out and shot.

It is too bad our resident Pew Warmers do not believe their Bibles:

1 Peter 4:15 KJV, "But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters."
Fabulous Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Jul 6, 2013
Imagine the glory of a gay wedding at the mist of the waterfall in Jurassic Park!
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This is the stuff rainbows are made of
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Awesomeness to the max! ;o))

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#4 Jul 6, 2013
This was not passed by "accident", those now shrieking in horror at what they voted for, have no one but themselves to blame that they didn't see the bus aimed at them.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Jul 6, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
This was not passed by "accident", those now shrieking in horror at what they voted for, have no one but themselves to blame that they didn't see the bus aimed at them.
I was going to say the same thing.

Simply put: conservatives in the Costa Rican Legislature don't read what they sign.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Jul 6, 2013
This was no "accident"; it was clever politicians versus lazy INCOMPETENT ones.

Guess who won!

LMAO!!!!!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#7 Jul 6, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
Anyone who wants to tell other people how to live their peaceful lives with other consenting adults needs to be taken out and shot.
Irony!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#8 Jul 6, 2013
DNF wrote:
I was going to say the same thing.
Simply put: conservatives in the Costa Rican Legislature don't read what they sign.
What José María Villalta pulled off here, absolutely priceless and totally legit. Caught them not paying attention and boom.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Jul 6, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>What José María Villalta pulled off here, absolutely priceless and totally legit. Caught them not paying attention and boom.
Can't wait for all the law and order types who want to burn Kaitlyn Hunt at the stake for child molesting to come on here and complain!

LMAO!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#11 Jul 6, 2013
Gryph wrote:
<quoted text> Any queer adult who molests a child needs to be sent two the electric chair!!!
Just as any christian who refuses to serve someone because of "religious principles, is breaking the law.

But you're JUST FINE with that.

I notice you don't include ALL child molesters in your "electric chair" bloodlust. Just the "queers", right? Straight ones should be given what?

Hypocrite alert!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#12 Jul 6, 2013
Gryph wrote:
<quoted text> Any queer adult who molests a child needs to be sent two the electric chair!!!
What does your obsession with kiddie sex have to do with this story?
John

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jan 2, 2014
How do you accidentally legalize gay marriage?

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#15 Feb 4, 2014
There is fundamentally no difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals jn regard to their worthiness as human beings. The separation comes in the behavioral choices. Bad behavior from either should not be acceptable, but it is the overt acts where the divide is in great controversy.

Engaging in homosexual acts is a sin. Engaging in heterosexual acts outside of marriage is sin as well. I have no problem in making those statements.

Homosexuals should be granted partnerships that should not be called marriage, but should be granted all of the rights and obligations of marriage. This is not state supported sin; it is merely an aspect of the separation of church and state. The state has a legal obligation to treat all of the citizens under it's jurisdiction the same. Church has a primary duty to outline acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior. There will be clashes between church and state because there is an ongoing battle between good and evil. Some may say this is not fair and discriminatory, but there is no such thing as a perfect world.....is it? These statements are true. If not, I would not have told you so.

Now if you live in a perfect world and are totally free from sin and wrongdoing, give me a holla.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#16 Feb 4, 2014
Mellow Prophet wrote:
There is fundamentally no difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals jn regard to their worthiness as human beings. The separation comes in the behavioral choices. Bad behavior from either should not be acceptable, but it is the overt acts where the divide is in great controversy.
Engaging in homosexual acts is a sin. Engaging in heterosexual acts outside of marriage is sin as well. I have no problem in making those statements.
Homosexuals should be granted partnerships that should not be called marriage, but should be granted all of the rights and obligations of marriage. This is not state supported sin; it is merely an aspect of the separation of church and state. The state has a legal obligation to treat all of the citizens under it's jurisdiction the same. Church has a primary duty to outline acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior. There will be clashes between church and state because there is an ongoing battle between good and evil. Some may say this is not fair and discriminatory, but there is no such thing as a perfect world.....is it? These statements are true. If not, I would not have told you so.
Now if you live in a perfect world and are totally free from sin and wrongdoing, give me a holla.
Well first off I'm not without sin and therfore have no stone to cast.

You said, "The state has a legal obligation to treat all of the citizens under it's jurisdiction the same. Church has a primary duty to outline acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior."

I agree. Which is why to ask anyone, gay or straight, to call their marriage something else is appalling. Churches are free to "marry" anyone they wish and they are ALSO free to NOT marry people they don't want to.

In fact the solution is for people to marry in a church that supports and blesses them. Any church that wants to refuse legal rights of marriage simply doesn't sign the liscense, but I doubt it would hold a ceremony anyway. However this does allow those ministers who disagree with standard church teachings to avoid any prosecution from the Church for presiding over a 'religious" ceremony for your own son.

One last thing.

Since 1997 in the great State of Indiana any member of clergy that even does a religious "wedding" for a gay couple can be fined, and JAILED. Weird the the people who are screaming about religious freedom seem to care about florists and bakers more than they do about Presbyterian minister in Indiana.

The only issue is why change the name of a legal document that already has clearly defined rights, responsibilties and benefits?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#17 Feb 4, 2014
Sorry Mellow:
should read ( missed some editing before I hit post)

Well first off I'm not without sin and therfore have no stone to cast.

The only issue is why change the name of a legal document that already has clearly defined rights, responsibilties and benefits?

You said, "The state has a legal obligation to treat all of the citizens under it's jurisdiction the same. Church has a primary duty to outline acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior."

I agree. Which is why to ask anyone, gay or straight, to call their marriage something else is appalling. Churches are free to "marry" anyone they wish and they are ALSO free to NOT marry people they don't want to.

In fact the solution is for people to marry in a church that supports and blesses them. Any church that wants to refuse legal rights of marriage simply doesn't sign the liscense, but I doubt it would hold a ceremony anyway. However this does allow those ministers who disagree with standard church teachings to avoid any prosecution from the Church for presiding over a 'religious" ceremony for your own son.

One last thing.

Since 1997 in the great State of Indiana any member of clergy that even does a religious "wedding" for a gay couple can be fined, and JAILED. Weird the the people who are screaming about religious freedom seem to care about florists and bakers more than they do about Presbyterian minister in Indiana.

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