although you didn't use the word strictly the intent was there, here you can reread your post<quoted text>
One can't change another's words and then call them wrong.
I didn't say 'strictly'; you did.
"you were equally not allowed to marry because marriage was a religious rite of which you did not qualify for;"
please don't try and back pedal now that I have proven your statement inaccuracy.
Not sure exactly what you are trying to say here????? marriage is incorporated into the laws of the land and it is a binding contract. same sex couple just want the same rights and privileges that heterosexuals have<quoted text>
Secondly, if the governing entities can incorporate marriage into the laws of the land, they can also incorporate other binding contracts, like committed same sex couples.
again some religions accept homosexuals and same sex marriage. so again I have to ask you why are you against the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and the right of every American to practice his religion??<quoted text>
There is no need to try to ride on a religious rite, when one is not religious.
Thirdly, you can discuss all the ways people bend things; but all those ways are still bent to that individuals liking. Its not the standard.
sorry but you don't get to set the standard and not all standards are legal. some examples for you
jim crow laws used to be the standard in the south,
separate but equal was also a standard
there were laws making interracial marriages illegal
contraceptives were illegal for single people
and if they make unconstitutional laws, those laws will be struck down.<quoted text>
Fourthly, religious people make up a large segment of our society; their voices count in this democratic society as much as everyone else's. And if they're a majority, then they're voices will also be a majority.
case in point, up until 1968 interracial marriage was illegal in some states.
might doesn't necessarily make right
Dude you are obviously not a doctor or have any medical training. Last time I checked AIDS doesn't discriminate. Its an equal opportunity disease. many heterosexuals have contracted AIDS too.<quoted text>
Those who've practiced homosexuality have hurt their own health very severely. In case you haven't noticed, many names have been placed on the AIDS quilt, not a few. And every one of them was a person who mattered. Many of them gay. So stop the lying about this behavior not hurting anyone!
but besides from that, many heterosexuals get STD's, or didn't you know that.
ever hear of
A PFC in my platoon got gonorrhea so many times, the last time he contracted it, the strand was immune to penicillin...
again heterosexuals get AIDS too....<quoted text>
What say you to all those who pay in the $$thousands per month for their meds? If they need meds, they are physically hurt! And they do suffer pain, very real physical pain.
Dude we get it. You're homophobic and your religion is based on hatred and fear. Great, you are free to practice and believe whatever floats your boat.
But please keep your religion to yourself and out of our secular gov't, and our laws and nobody gets hurt