Gay Marriage Debate - Boca Raton, FL

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Renee

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Aug 6, 2010
Marriage is a union between a man and a woman - period.

“2014 TDF”

Since: Mar 09

Boca Raton, FL.

#2 Aug 6, 2010
Sexual orientation is not a requirement for marriage in heterosexual couples. Those of us who are straight are no more, or less citizens than are gays and lesbians. And the argument about procreation is a farce. Heterosexual elderly people, incapable of reproducing, notwithstanding heterosexual sterile couples, are allowed to marry; why can't gays and lesbians? Lesbian couples could submit to IVF, and gay couples can adopt. Procreation from within the marital union is NOT a requirement for parenting. If it was, cohabitating heterosexual couples would not be allowed to reproduce and divorced would be outlawed.

“2014 TDF”

Since: Mar 09

Boca Raton, FL.

#3 Aug 6, 2010
Renee wrote:
Marriage is a union between a man and a woman - period.
Baloney. In 1967 people believed that marriage was the union of one white man and one white woman, or one black man and one black woman. Loving v. Virginia changed all that.

7 states disagree with you. And Perry v. Schwarzenegger is very likely not to be overturned. There was no abuse of discretion and the decision is highly documented in support of the holding. I doubt SCOTUS will even grant cert, and if it does, again it will be upheld, then it will become law, as did Loving v. Virginia.

Even Scalia's dissent in Lawrence v. Texas stated: "what justification could there possibly be for denying the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples exercising ‘the liberty protected by
the Constitution’? Surely not the encouragement of procreation, since the sterile and the elderly are allowed to marry."

Your statement is discriminatory and a perfect example of bigotry, notwithstanding an obvious display of fear.

BTW, I'm a straight man, who is marrying a wonderful woman in two months.
guy

Dexter, NY

#5 Aug 9, 2010
I think its a bunch of bull... why is it so wrong?
Amy

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Aug 28, 2010
It is time to delete any and all religous based laws from the books...one step at a time. There is not a single rational arguement in opposition of gay marriage that you cannot trace back to a religious arguement.

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Since: Mar 09

Boca Raton, FL.

#7 Aug 30, 2010
Amy wrote:
It is time to delete any and all religous based laws from the books...one step at a time. There is not a single rational arguement in opposition of gay marriage that you cannot trace back to a religious arguement.
Agreed!
Gina

Hollywood, FL

#8 Dec 7, 2010
If two people love one another and want to commit to a relationship I don't understand why anyone has the right to say they can't legally do it. They should be able to protect their partner and share the good and bad like the rest of us.
Steve

Lake Worth, FL

#9 Jul 29, 2011
Why would anyone not support another persons right to be happy and marry the person who is there soul mate .
Tracey

Cary, NC

#10 Jul 30, 2011
Marriage is between one man and one woman - simple as that - nothing more, nothing less.
lonestar

Irving, TX

#11 Jul 30, 2011
Steve wrote:
Why would anyone not support another persons right to be happy and marry the person who is there soul mate .
Because they are not secure with their own sexual identity. Most people don't care.
Langston

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Aug 1, 2011
It's not marriage. Marriage is the natural act of a man and a woman. If gays can call their thing marriage, why can't we call red blue or up down?
Professor

Chandler, AZ

#13 Aug 1, 2011
Renee wrote:
Marriage is a union between a man and a woman - period.
You're right! Even more, it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with nature and sanity.

In nature, the male mates with the female. In human society, this natural event is celebrated with marriage vows.

Anything other than this natural method is unnatural and contrary to nature. When people cannot tell the difference between right (nature's way) and wrong (antinature), then they are legally looney and insane! The gays are therefore legally looney and insane because they are trying to violate Nature.
Aitana

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Jan 17, 2012
It's not a government decision. Really, it's not. It's a human right. Men, and women should have the simple right to marry whoever he pleases. It's only right.
Jenna

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Jan 17, 2012
The banning of gay marriage is homophobic and wrong; marriage should be between two individuals who love each other, regardless of sexualities or genders of the two individuals.
Gina

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Jan 17, 2012
This is supposed to be a free country. You can't take love away from anyone. Same-sex marriages won't do anything to you. I don't see why people are against it. Homosexuality is found in over 542 species in nature. Homophobia is only found in one.
Aria

Boca Raton, FL

#18 Jan 17, 2012
All those who say marriage is supposed to be only between a man and women and say gay marriage is wrong, fucking disgusts me. I am a supporter of HUMAN rights and that includes marriage for all humans. Marriage is a bond between two people who love each other. Open your eyes you vile pieces of shit.
Danny

Boca Raton, FL

#19 Jan 17, 2012
I want the same rights, because like everyone else, I enjoy love
Geanna

Boca Raton, FL

#20 Jan 17, 2012
I believe that everyone deserves equal rights, despite what gender it might be.
Geanna

Boca Raton, FL

#21 Jan 17, 2012
Professor wrote:
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You're right! Even more, it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with nature and sanity.
In nature, the male mates with the female. In human society, this natural event is celebrated with marriage vows.
Anything other than this natural method is unnatural and contrary to nature. When people cannot tell the difference between right (nature's way) and wrong (antinature), then they are legally looney and insane! The gays are therefore legally looney and insane because they are trying to violate Nature.
Ok now this is just stupid.
It is not 'nature' that is solely straight.
There are several species of animals that have same-sex unions.
Bottle nosed dolphins for one have these same-sex relationships.
So the whole religion and nature argument is a bunch of bull.
eat my ass

Boca Raton, FL

#22 Jan 17, 2012
Opposition of gay marriage is not an OPINION. Just like racism, or anti-Semitic thoughts aren't "opinions." It's hate, and it's a strike against justice and human rights.

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