Gay Marriage Debate - Everett, WA

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Carmen Littleton

San Gabriel, CA

#122 Jan 18, 2012
Its time for equality
Vriska

Everett, WA

#123 Jan 18, 2012
Lalala wrote:
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Each person needs to make its replacement in a society, if everyone does not have a replacement or the society gets smaller.
The degree it shrinks is called a reproduction rate. Since 1992 the reproduction rate has been 1.4 per couple. Homosexuals do not create new life.
The only benefit you can come up with is they can be part of a loving family, thats because they can produce their own family.
You say a disease is a disease, how Ironic, of course it is. Well when Homosexuals started coming out in this society, seems to be when AIDS surfaced then hit epidemic proportions.
Is there any other way Gay Marriage would benefit the longevity of the American society? Besides they can be loving people, anyone can be loving.
We don't need new life. Our country is over-populated as it is! They can raise children that have been orphaned, and give them a new hope to rise and succeed in life! And are you saying that only homosexuals can contract AIDS and HIV? Because that is a widely disproved myth, many people of all other sexual orientations have this awful disease as well. How horrible of you people to try and blame a group of people for a disease.
Gamzee

Victoria, Canada

#124 Jan 18, 2012
Lalala wrote:
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Each person needs to make its replacement in a society, if everyone does not have a replacement or the society gets smaller.
The degree it shrinks is called a reproduction rate. Since 1992 the reproduction rate has been 1.4 per couple. Homosexuals do not create new life.
The only benefit you can come up with is they can be part of a loving family, thats because they can produce their own family.
You say a disease is a disease, how Ironic, of course it is. Well when Homosexuals started coming out in this society, seems to be when AIDS surfaced then hit epidemic proportions.
Is there any other way Gay Marriage would benefit the longevity of the American society? Besides they can be loving people, anyone can be loving.
But our world is currently facing overpopulation and their are millions of children without homes who could potentially be adopted by homosexual couples. Not to mention there are plenty of straight couples who have no intention of creating children. There senior citizens who choose to marry long after they have children simply because they are in love, should we prevent them from getting married as well?

As far as the AIDs epidemic, it was not strictly within the homosexual community. AIDs was actually just as common among heterosexuals, but because of the anti-gay beliefs of the time the spread of AIDs was pinned on homosexuals (and still is, clearly). Considering the ratio of people who are straight and people who are gay, there are probably way more straight people spreading AIDs. The reason AIDs came out around the time more homosexuals started coming out was because of the sexual revolution and greater acceptance of sex in general within the American culture.

Know you're history, you're statistics, you're facts.
Rosanne

Everett, WA

#125 Jan 18, 2012
The sanctity of marriage is compromised by bigots and hetero divorces, not the fact two people ant to marry who love each other. I think they should have the right to get married and the opportunity to divorced like anyone else. Love is love. I can marry the person I love and they should be able too. Their marriage won't have any impact on my marriage.
Phoebe

Everett, WA

#126 Jan 18, 2012
While I don't believe that gay marriage would destroy the sanctity of marriage, if it did, the sanctity of marriage would just have to be destroyed. You can't give a right such as marriage to one group of people and deny it to another. It's unconstitutional.
Alia

Everett, WA

#127 Jan 18, 2012
I support gay marriage because in my future I want my children to grow up and be comfortable with the way they choose to be: straight, gay, lesbian, whatever. This shouldn't be an issue and I hope the best for every couple considering marriage.
Tammy

Everett, WA

#128 Jan 19, 2012
I'm bisexual.
Beatrice

Everett, WA

#129 Jan 19, 2012
who are you to tell someone who they can and can't love?
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Hobbs, NM

#130 Jun 8, 2012
Lalala wrote:
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I see you are here attacking and making assuptions about others life styles too. Geez try telling us what benefit Gay marriages would have for the good of the American Society.
All I have seen is a lot wasted tax payer money, New STDs come about, the selfishness of not supporting the future of their own society or their own family heritage.
To me Marriage is between to persons of the opposite sex to raise a family.
Spot on!
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Hobbs, NM

#131 Jun 8, 2012
Lalala wrote:
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So your basic point is like hermaphrodties, gays are freaks of nature. I agree.
LOL
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Hobbs, NM

#132 Jun 8, 2012
just saying wrote:
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psst dont worry none of the other bigots have answered this
morons with no argument scream "bigot"
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Hobbs, NM

#133 Jun 8, 2012
Just saying wrote:
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so let me get this straight...
That would be a first.

LOL
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Hobbs, NM

#134 Jun 8, 2012
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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You have no evidence that choosing your sexual orientation is a choice
You have no evidence that it isn't.

:)
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Hobbs, NM

#135 Jun 8, 2012
God Loves all wrote:
all I half to say is when did you choose to be straight? Come on really.......Really....Your on a losing battle with it being a choice. Here is my proof..6/12/95 SCIENCE: Search for a gay gene
A DNA transplant made these male fruit flies turn away from females. What does that say about the origins of homosexuality?
BY LARRY THOMPSON/BETHESDA Fruit flies are among the most sexually proficient creatures on earth. Their ability to produce a new generation in two weeks has made them the darlings of genetics researchers for nearly a century. Put a male fruit fly into a bottle with a female, and he doesn't waste any time before getting down to business.So it's a bit bewildering to watch the behavior of certain fruit flies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. There, in the laboratories of biologists Ward Odenwald and Shang-Ding Zhang, strange things are happening inside the gallon-size culture jars. In some experiments, the female flies are cowering in groups at the top and bottom of the jars. The males, meanwhile, are having a party--no, an orgy -- among themselves.With a frenzy usually reserved for chasing females, the males link up end-to-end in big circles or in long, winding rows that look like winged conga lines. As the buzz of the characteristic fruit fly "love song" fills the air, the males repeatedly lurch forward and rub genitals with the next ones in line.What's going on?Without a wink or a chuckle, Odenwald claims that these male fruit flies are gay -- and that he and Zhang made them that way. The scientists say they transplanted a single gene into the flies that caused them to display homosexual behavior. And that's very interesting, they assert, because a related gene exists in human beings, although there is no evidence yet that the human gene has an effect on sexual preference
A report of Odenwald and Zhang's findings, to be published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, adds to the mounting evidence that homosexuality has genetic origins, and is sure to produce new fireworks in the contentious debate over what it means to be gay. The two scientists are not foolhardy enough to claim that a single gene can make a person homosexual. But they think their studies may yield important new insights into how genetic makeup, through a complex series of biochemical reactions, influences sexual orientation.
Such work stirs mixed emotions in the gay community. To some extent, gays and lesbians welcome the research because it supports what most of them have long felt: that homosexuality is an innate characteristic, like skin color, rather than a perverse life-style choice, as conservative moralists contend. And if that is true, then gays deserve legal protection similar to the laws that prohibit racial discrimination. "On a political level, genetic research does seem to move the debate along a certain path," says Denny Lee of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a gay advocacy group in New York City. "When people understand that being gay or lesbian is an integral characteristic, they are more open-minded about equality for gay Americans."
You're drawing an analogy between homosexuality in humans to genetically altered fruit flies ?

And you expect to be taken seriously ??

Of course, you completely ignore the fact that the human research has been unable to identify a queer gene.
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Hobbs, NM

#136 Jun 8, 2012
Just saying wrote:
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So post menopausal women should not get marraied correct?
What about those who are infertile
There is no reason for couples to marry if they aren't planning children.
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Hobbs, NM

#137 Jun 8, 2012
Lalala wrote:
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A lot wishful thinking there genetic (hamners research, the twins study, brain studies, hormonal influences, etc...) ties to sexual orientation all lack substantial, consistent eveidence disproving them:
Correct!
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Hobbs, NM

#138 Jun 8, 2012
Martha Kent wrote:
Just gonna leave this here for all you hate spewing Bible thumpers.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/drlau...
How dare you only listen to the parts of the bible that are convenient for your prejudices.
LOL, another idiot that has no understanding of the Bible.

Try to wrap your little mind around this. The OLD Testament was Jewish. Thousands of years before Christ. The Hebrew customs regarding grooming, dress, and diet have nothing to do with Christians. Things like pork and shellfish are not "Kosher". Observant Jews do not consume them.

You really should have a glimmer of an idea of what you are talking about, instead of just parroting nonsense that was written on some random homoblog LOL
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Hobbs, NM

#139 Jun 8, 2012
Molly wrote:
Marriage is a right
NO, marriage is not a right.
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Hobbs, NM

#140 Jun 8, 2012
Alisha Alderson wrote:
Love is love
Queer is queer.
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Hobbs, NM

#141 Jun 8, 2012
AEN wrote:
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Okay, so basically you are saying people can control their feelings about one another? Obviously you are wrong. NO ONE can control who they like and who they don't like. They don't CHOOSE to be gay just like you don't CHOOSE to like a certain person.
One may not be able to control one's impulses, but you certainly can control whether or not you submit to them.

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