Why Gay Marriage Matters

Oct 4, 2012 Full story: EDGE 196

On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are.

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“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#1 Oct 4, 2012
I don't think this article really explained why gay marriage matters.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#3 Oct 5, 2012
DENG wrote:
Why Gay Marriage Matters
Full story: EDGE
On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are.
IT'S A DISEASE OF THE MIND
Marriage is a mental disease?

You must have had a tough life, my friend, and I pity your poor spouse.

Since: Oct 12

Ludhiana, India

#4 Oct 5, 2012
Nice discussion..
sieu lieu huon

Central District, Hong Kong

#5 Oct 5, 2012
A-marry/Ca?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7 Oct 5, 2012
This issue is nonsense. When you make it important, then you define the nation as stupid. Then you sound like Eor. It is insignificant and should be on the back burners because Gay people want jobs before they get married just like the rest of us. Without jobs, this subject is moot.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#8 Oct 5, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
This issue is nonsense. When you make it important, then you define the nation as stupid. Then you sound like Eor. It is insignificant and should be on the back burners because Gay people want jobs before they get married just like the rest of us. Without jobs, this subject is moot.
If it's not sigfnificant, let it become law. No big whoop, right?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Oct 5, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
This issue is nonsense. When you make it important, then you define the nation as stupid. Then you sound like Eor. It is insignificant and should be on the back burners because Gay people want jobs before they get married just like the rest of us. Without jobs, this subject is moot.
And without equal rights, all the jobs in the world don't do us a whole lot of good.

So since I don't need a job, can I get marriage equality instead??

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#11 Oct 5, 2012
DENG wrote:
Why Gay Marriage Matters
Full story: EDGE
On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are.
IT'S A DISEASE OF THE MIND
“At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only 1 species of animal ever, so far as we know… has exhibited homophobic behaviour… And that’s the human being. So ask yourself which is really natural.”

Now go buy some eyeglasses.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#12 Oct 5, 2012
Leftatalbuquerque wrote:
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“At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only 1 species of animal ever, so far as we know… has exhibited homophobic behaviour… And that’s the human being. So ask yourself which is really natural.”
Now go buy some eyeglasses.
we also only see one species crapping inside...
or using computers ..or having governments and planes...

so WHAT....

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13 Oct 5, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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we also only see one species crapping inside...
or using computers ..or having governments and planes...
so WHAT....
1. Your side, the homophobic people, say that homosexuality is not natural.

2. We, the pro-equality side, present factual proof that it is indeed natural, for it exists in nature with animals.

3. You say we aren't animals.

Do you not see the idiocy of your comments? Animals are in nature, nature is more in animals than in us. When you say something is or isn't natural, you're talking about nature. Nature is more in animals and the wild than in buildings with computers.

So first you say it isn't natural, then you complain that it is natural, but it's not industrial?
Go back under your rock.

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#14 Oct 5, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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we also only see one species crapping inside...
or using computers ..or having governments and planes...
so WHAT....
You really are a sh!thead - no knowledge of ANYTHING. Go into any wolf or bear den - guess where the poo is. At the back. Any other species other than cats and pigs poos where they eat. Look at any cattle pasture, or open range.

Lots of animals use tools. You can find out on your own who they are - they range from chimps to birds.

You really are a piece of work. Your parents should be spanked for not providing any upbringing to you. How you see yourself as being superior than gays or worthy of having children is beyond any rational mind.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#15 Oct 9, 2012
...oh really...??..straight is Okay...(+)..
nuts

Independence, KS

#17 Oct 9, 2012
Leftatalbuquerque wrote:
<quoted text>
“At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only 1 species of animal ever, so far as we know… has exhibited homophobic behaviour… And that’s the human being. So ask yourself which is really natural.”
Now go buy some eyeglasses.
You have a male dog try to have sex with a female human leg, and then it tries to have sex with a piece of furniture, and then it tries to have sex with another male dog. The researchers want to show homosexuality is natural, so they remove from the study everything but the dog trying to have sex with another male dog. Now instead of the dog having a strong desire to have sex, it fits their desired outcome. Gotta wonder if the people that volunteer to do homosexual research have had homosexual experiences.
A young child entering sexual maturity gets a strong urge for sex, so he masturbates. I know you think that person should be allowed to marry his self, since you are using animal actions for justification. However, I have not found any proof of any animals besides humans that get married.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#18 Oct 9, 2012
nuts wrote:
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You have a male dog try to have sex with a female human leg, and then it tries to have sex with a piece of furniture, and then it tries to have sex with another male dog. The researchers want to show homosexuality is natural, so they remove from the study everything but the dog trying to have sex with another male dog. Now instead of the dog having a strong desire to have sex, it fits their desired outcome. Gotta wonder if the people that volunteer to do homosexual research have had homosexual experiences.
A young child entering sexual maturity gets a strong urge for sex, so he masturbates. I know you think that person should be allowed to marry his self, since you are using animal actions for justification. However, I have not found any proof of any animals besides humans that get married.
must suck being ignorant like you...sad

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#19 Oct 9, 2012
nuts wrote:
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You have a male dog try to have sex with a female human leg, and then it tries to have sex with a piece of furniture, and then it tries to have sex with another male dog. The researchers want to show homosexuality is natural, so they remove from the study everything but the dog trying to have sex with another male dog. Now instead of the dog having a strong desire to have sex, it fits their desired outcome. Gotta wonder if the people that volunteer to do homosexual research have had homosexual experiences.
A young child entering sexual maturity gets a strong urge for sex, so he masturbates. I know you think that person should be allowed to marry his self, since you are using animal actions for justification. However, I have not found any proof of any animals besides humans that get married.
"justification" is a religious obsession with some sects, and not an issue of science.

The term "natural" means "occurs in nature", not "it occurs in my imagined view of how nature should act".

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/2...

You propose an imagined situation, then assign another supposed condition, then opinionate about the meaning all so you can refute it. This is a fallacy known as the "Straw Man Fallacy".

Samesex pairings also appear among non-human animals that pairbond for life.

What can be deduced from this is that orientation arises in nature from brain structures that are not uniquely human.
nuts

Independence, KS

#20 Oct 9, 2012
Back to the subject, I have seen the same male dog try to have sex with a female leg, a piece of furniture, and another male dog. Is that evidence that the dog homosexual?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#21 Oct 9, 2012
nuts wrote:
Back to the subject, I have seen the same male dog try to have sex with a female leg, a piece of furniture, and another male dog. Is that evidence that the dog homosexual?
Actually, that's not back on subject. Read the tile of the thread you're posting in.
You are just ignorant of facts.

For example, there are/were two male penguins who adopted a baby penguin at a zoo. If you have any comprehension of how penguin mating habits happen, then you'd know that once a penguin picks a partner, they are partners for life. One penguin will never mate with any other penguin, ever, when they've already chosen their mate, even after the death of their mate.

Homosexuality isn't only about sex, it's about love. If you were to argue that homosexuality is only about sex, then that means heterosexuality is all about sex. If you were to say that isn't true, then would that mean that one is only gay at the moment that they are having sexual relations with a man?
Ravianna

Lincoln City, OR

#22 Oct 9, 2012
Anyone who thinks gay marriage has anything to do with rights is a tool. Gays can marry. They just can't marry who they want to.

“laugh until your belly hurts”

Since: Dec 06

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#23 Oct 9, 2012
Leftatalbuquerque wrote:
<quoted text>
“At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only 1 species of animal ever, so far as we know… has exhibited homophobic behaviour… And that’s the human being. So ask yourself which is really natural.”
Now go buy some eyeglasses.
actually, your numbers are askew. in reality, over 1500 species of animal including the human exhibit same sex orientation in about 10% of males and 8% of females.

does he need glasses already? wow... how about his palms?

“laugh until your belly hurts”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#24 Oct 9, 2012
nuts wrote:
Back to the subject, I have seen the same male dog try to have sex with a female leg, a piece of furniture, and another male dog. Is that evidence that the dog homosexual?
that's just masturbation. i've seen women hump a out of balance washing machine, too. so what?

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