Gay Marriage Debate - Bellingham, WA

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Bellingham, WA.

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Hannah

Bellingham, WA

#43 Jan 18, 2012
Why do people think it's ok for them to impose their beliefs on those who do not have the same ones? They're not affecting your life in any way, so don't affect theirs.
c.v.

Portland, OR

#44 Jan 18, 2012
All citizens of this country deserve to be treated equally in the eyes of the law, in all matters.
Sean

Bellingham, WA

#45 Jan 18, 2012
Actually, no. You wouldn't have to allow all kinds of marriage. For example, marriage between an adult and a child would not be valid because the child would not be legally eligible for it still because they are under a minor, and the child is unable to fully comprehend the legal and emotional repercussions of marriage. Marriage between an adult and a pet being valid is stupid. A paw print does not count as a marriage license. And go talk to Mormons about polygamous marriage. kthxbai sanctity of marriage.
Sean

Bellingham, WA

#46 Jan 18, 2012
Bruce Deile wrote:
Obama favors equal rights through Civil Unions for gays, not marriage. I agree with that. The two are not the same, they are different--one involves procreation and self sacrifice through child rearing, the other not necessarily so. Besides, gay community celebrates diversity, and civil union is different than heterosexual marriage. Why try to be considered same as heteros when celebrating diversity?
Actually no, marriage does not involve procreation because people who are incapable of procreation (ex: sterile individuals, elderly women past menopause) are incapable of procreation, and have the exact same child rearing skills via adoption that same sex couples do.
Catie

Bellingham, WA

#47 Jan 18, 2012
Love is love.
eeh13

Bellingham, WA

#48 Jan 18, 2012
there is NO reason anyone should feel or be treated like they are less than another person. and NOBODY should be told who they can or can't love by the government or people so ignorant and cowardly that they use religion or the bible to justify such discriminatory behavior. to those people, remember this verse: "as i have loved you, love one another" ...hate and homophobia is not natural, it is not what we are born into this world believing, it is taught. what we are all born into and born with, is love- the most beautiful and basic of all HUMAN RIGHTS, it is NOT a privilege. "allowing" someone to love someone else openly and freely is not something that should EVER be on a ballot. quite frankly, i look forward to the day gay marriage is allowed across america and those bigots future generations will look at them with the same disgust at they project unto others today. please watch this video on the gay rights movement and pass it along!:)

Catie

Bellingham, WA

#49 Jan 18, 2012
Never have I ever read so much ignorance on one page before. Of course that's an exaggeration. Personally, yes I am atheist and I do believe in gay rights. But honestly if you are hating on Christians or any other religion because they are against something, you are doing the exact same thing they are. One can only try to educate people and if they don't want to listen, try harder. There are limits to attempts though. You're only making yourself sound dumb when you go against something that you have the right to do while others don't. So a woman likes a woman. So what? Oh no are they going to convert your children and create a whole army of rainbows? The chances are as high as the Doctor swooping down to snatch such an ignorant companion off with him to see the galaxy. And atheists, there are such things as people who are catholic that do agree with legalizing same-sex marriage so don't be prejudice against all.
T

Bellingham, WA

#50 Jan 18, 2012
Marriage equality is a human rights issue. And while I do not feel marriage is for everyone, it should not be denied to anyone.
Courtney

Bellingham, WA

#51 Jan 19, 2012
Being a lesbian, I do not see how marriage between two women or two men affects anyone around them.
Stacey

Portland, OR

#52 Jan 19, 2012
Everyone deserves the same rights, period.
Crystal

Bellingham, WA

#53 Jan 19, 2012
Love is love!:)
Kellyn W.

Bellingham, WA

#54 Jan 19, 2012
Our country was built upon equality; that includes marriage between two women and two men. The opposition of gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Cassandra

Bellingham, WA

#55 Jan 19, 2012
Everyone has the right to love.
asc

Bellingham, WA

#56 Jan 19, 2012
Denying equal rights is unacceptable in a free society.
Lauren Hutchinson

Woodinville, WA

#57 Jan 19, 2012
Love is love.
Sara P

Bellingham, WA

#58 Jan 19, 2012
Why is it that Republicans want less regulation, until they're in your pants? Maybe folks should just focus on the goings on of their own private parts and not try to force their beliefs on others.
Julia

Bellingham, WA

#59 Jan 19, 2012
We're all human.
Jonathan

Kent, WA

#60 Jan 19, 2012
Humans have rights
Jess

Bellingham, WA

#61 Jan 20, 2012
LOVE IS LOVE, simple as that.
Mee-ha

Portland, OR

#62 Jan 22, 2012
Love is love, enough said.

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