Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for chil...

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

There are 685 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 29, 2014, titled Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#334 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Sure thing sweetie, why don't you cite the liberal progressive source for your study.
I know personally of several adult children who were adopted by homosexuals and they are completely screwed up.
For every "completely screwed up" kid that was raised by a gay couple, there are 100 that were raised by straight couples.

Oops!! Maybe we should ban straight couples from raising children--they have a HORRIBLE track record, don't they??

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#335 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Are you "tolerant" of Christians and people who support Marriage and do not support Gayness?
Of course. Why wouldn't we be?? They're welcome to harbor whatever intolerance they want to. Everyone is.

The difference is that the "christians" want to force their intolerance into secular law so that everyone is forced to participate in it. Ironically, that's what the "christians" are accusing gay people of doing, but I've yet to see someone forced into a same-sex marriage that doesn't want to be.

Have you?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#336 Aug 8, 2014
kuda wrote:
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Have you, or have you not, decided that it's legal for states to discriminate against their GLBT taxpayers by refusing them the benefits associated with marriage to the person they choose? Or are you just still Wondering?
What's your "nuts and bolts" thinking about this?
If it were a ballot issue, I wouldn't vote either way. I don't really care. In this state it was going to be a ballot issue and then the legislature took it out of the hands of the people they claim to represent. I would have left that question blank. I read a story about a couple of families that had kids in public elementary school. They were being forced to have their kids read gay story books. The school administration used legal gay marriage as a reason. I would have voted against gay marriage all day long because of that but if I separate the incident from the marriage question the answer is I don't care.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#337 Aug 8, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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For every "completely screwed up" kid that was raised by a gay couple, there are 100 that were raised by straight couples.
1.6% to 98.4%, you have the numbers on your side. Post a link that will support your nonsense.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#338 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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She or It demands for tolerance of her homosexual sin. But It does not tolerate the Christian faith.
Even simple minded you should see the irony.
What form does gay anti-christian intolerance take?

Are the gays trying to pass laws banning christians from getting married or adopting children?

Are the gays demanding that children be taught in schools that christians don't exist?

Are the gays trying to get openly christian teachers fired from their jobs with baseless claims that they're likely to molest the children??

Are the gays kicking out and disowning their own children for being or becoming a christian?

What exactly does gay anti-christian intolerance look like and how do christians suffer as a result of it?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#339 Aug 8, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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What form does gay anti-christian intolerance take?
Are the gays trying to pass laws banning christians from getting married or adopting children?
No, they are trying to change religion, mostly through law suits, to suit them. It won't happen. If you're gay, don't look for work with a church. Don't look to be married in a RC church. If you are married, don't look to be buried in a RC cemetery or have a RC funeral.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#340 Aug 8, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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Of course. Why wouldn't we be?? They're welcome to harbor whatever intolerance they want to. Everyone is.
The difference is that the "christians" want to force their intolerance into secular law so that everyone is forced to participate in it. Ironically, that's what the "christians" are accusing gay people of doing, but I've yet to see someone forced into a same-sex marriage that doesn't want to be.
Have you?
Are you really that stupid or are you just playing?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#341 Aug 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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1.6% to 98.4%, you have the numbers on your side. Post a link that will support your nonsense.
I'm a family counselor that specializes in dealing with GLBT issues and divorce issues. Guess who's responsible for screwing up ALL the kids I've seen in counseling??

Here's a hint--I've never had a kid raised by gay couple as a client..... All the seriously troubled kids I've seen over the last nearly 30 years, gay, straight, or otherwise, were raised by straight parents.
Mikey

Los Angeles, CA

#342 Aug 8, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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What form does gay anti-christian intolerance take?
Are the gays trying to pass laws banning christians from getting married or adopting children?
Are the gays demanding that children be taught in schools that christians don't exist?
Are the gays trying to get openly christian teachers fired from their jobs with baseless claims that they're likely to molest the children??
Are the gays kicking out and disowning their own children for being or becoming a christian?
What exactly does gay anti-christian intolerance look like and how do christians suffer as a result of it?
spot on!

“=”

Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#343 Aug 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Gay couples are, everyone knows that.
You plug a TV into an outlet, the plug is the male connector and the outlet is the female connector. You need one of each or you get no TV. Two plugs won't work, two outlets won't work, even though there's nothing physically wrong with them.
I hope your sex ed teacher got paid exactly what they're worth.

What I find more interesting than your crap about plugs and outlets is the fact that you believe you're educating people with it.

I'm guessing your mother told you that you were a bright boy, and bless your heart, you believed her. I mean... who wants to think of their mamma as a liar, huh?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#344 Aug 8, 2014
Sorry for being off-topic, but how cute is this sweet little bro-mance between eJohn and Tre H, Huh? Just adorable. ;-}

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#345 Aug 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Whatever the result, I wish the supreme court would move on this issue.
They will take away the right of states to regulate marriage or they won't.
Get it done.
The states can still regulate marriage, just not in a way which violates the US constitution.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#346 Aug 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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If it were a ballot issue, I wouldn't vote either way. I don't really care. In this state it was going to be a ballot issue and then the legislature took it out of the hands of the people they claim to represent. I would have left that question blank. I read a story about a couple of families that had kids in public elementary school. They were being forced to have their kids read gay story books. The school administration used legal gay marriage as a reason. I would have voted against gay marriage all day long because of that but if I separate the incident from the marriage question the answer is I don't care.
So you don't care that your fellow citizens are being discriminated against.

What a guy...

“From a distance...”

Since: Apr 08

Planet Earth

#348 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
Intolerance comes by suing in the US Court system for marriage, when the homosexual knows good and damn well that marriage is between a man and a woman.
That's not intolerance, you lying POS. Neither you nor Christians own the word "marriage". And it's a constitutional right of ALL citizens to petition government (including via the judicial system) to redress their grievances. If you're so f-ing ignorant that you don't understand our system of government our constitutional rights, then do everyone a favor and just STFU.
SevenTee wrote:
Gays should adopt children if they are carefully screened.
ALL prospective adoptive parents should be carefully screened.
SevenTee wrote:
Most gays would not pass a standard background check so they would be thrown out.
Lie.
SevenTee wrote:
Most gays don't want to adopt they want to party and act like irresponsible idiots.
Stereotyping.
SevenTee wrote:
Gays have literally protested in picket line fashion outside the doors of my Church and passed out hateful lies in pamphlet form about my Church.
What's the matter, cupcake? Don't like it when the tactics you use here against gays are applied to you and your ilk? Payback's a b!tch, huh?
SevenTee wrote:
For the most part gays are ignorant bigots.
Actually, that's a far more accurate description of YOU, pumpkin. Embrace your ignorance and bigotry; they're your defining characteristics.

“Common sense prevails.”

Since: Mar 14

3rd rock from the sun.

#349 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Are you "tolerant" of Christians and people who support Marriage and do not support Gayness?
Yes, they are often just misguided. You are, on the other hand, are wilfully misguided and prefer ignorance to knowledge.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#350 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Intolerance comes by suing in the US Court system for marriage, when the homosexual knows good and damn well that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Gays should adopt children if they are carefully screened. Most gays would not pass a standard background check so they would be thrown out. Most gays don't want to adopt they want to party and act like irresponsible idiots.
Gays have literally protested in picket line fashion outside the doors of my Church and passed out hateful lies in pamphlet form about my Church. For the most part gays are ignorant bigots.
Keep whining lying inbred filth. You are a pathetic joke.
lgbt is silly

Knoxville, TN

#351 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Intolerance comes by suing in the US Court system for marriage, when the homosexual knows good and damn well that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Gays should adopt children if they are carefully screened. Most gays would not pass a standard background check so they would be thrown out. Most gays don't want to adopt they want to party and act like irresponsible idiots.
Gays have literally protested in picket line fashion outside the doors of my Church and passed out hateful lies in pamphlet form about my Church. For the most part gays are ignorant bigots.
A good many of the homosexuals on Topix certainly are ignorant bigots. They give gays a bad name.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#352 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTeeIQ wrote:
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Are you "tolerant" of Christians and people who support Marriage and do not support Gayness?
I'm not going to play your word games.
But, no, they don't deserve tolerance.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#353 Aug 8, 2014
SevenTeeIQ wrote:
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Intolerance comes by suing in the US Court system for marriage, when the homosexual knows good and damn well that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Circular non argument. Like saying we shouldn't legalize pot because there are laws against its use.
SevenTeeIQ wrote:
Gays should adopt children if they are carefully screened. Most gays would not pass a standard background check so they would be thrown out. Most gays don't want to adopt they want to party and act like irresponsible idiots.
You just made that up, but is shows many levels of stupidity.
There is nothing irresponsible about partying, as long as you aren't ignoring your responsibilities.
SevenTeeIQ wrote:
Gays have literally protested in picket line fashion outside the doors of my Church and passed out hateful lies in pamphlet form about my Church. For the most part gays are ignorant bigots.
If the other members of your church are like you, your church deserves to be hated.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#354 Aug 9, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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If it were a ballot issue, I wouldn't vote either way. I don't really care. In this state it was going to be a ballot issue and then the legislature took it out of the hands of the people they claim to represent. I would have left that question blank. I read a story about a couple of families that had kids in public elementary school. They were being forced to have their kids read gay story books. The school administration used legal gay marriage as a reason. I would have voted against gay marriage all day long because of that but if I separate the incident from the marriage question the answer is I don't care.
I appreciate your honest response to my question, but regret that you're no longer Wondering about the issue of equal rights for LGBT people to marry the person they choose. Regardless of whatever your personal beliefs and views about them may be, I believe you should not be indifferent to the reality that they contribute equally, if not sometimes more, to our society as taxpayers, and hence deserving equal treatment under the law in all 50 states. Marriage is a state-sanctioned legal contract that includes certain provisions granting benefits to participants.

By the way, I'm curious what you mean by "gay story books." Might you have been referring to books that destigmatize or normalize same-gender relationships for children's education?

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