Gay Marriage Debate - Holden, MA

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Holden, MA.

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Sasha

Holden, MA

#1 Jan 19, 2012
I don't think I need explain something as basic as the right to be hitched with the one you love.
Jesus

Worcester, MA

#2 Feb 22, 2012
People who are in love should be together. Why would anyone be opposed to another person's pursuit of happiness?
Sam

Worcester, MA

#3 Mar 21, 2013
Why would anyone want to deny a gay man or woman simple basic human rights? Heterosexual marriage has a >50% divorce rate. To say that straight people have some kind of moral advantage is rediculous. I've met some of the most devout, and compassionate, good people who happen to be gay, and I've also been aquainted with some of the most selfish evil hearted "straight" people who know nothing of the bible. They try to use the Bible as a weapon, in their self-righteous zeal. God is perfect, and God creates everything in the way he intended.
Sam

Worcester, MA

#4 Mar 21, 2013
Rush Limbaugh Has chosen to spew hatred, and promote to Republican agenda. He seems to be taking up the slack left bythe death of Jerry Falwell (or "fowel smell", as I call him.) Glen beck is another pawn. Wtag should be ashamed for airing their hate mongre republican propaganda. Whores who sell their mouths for mammon.
Correction Please

Germany

#6 Mar 21, 2013
Sam wrote:
Rush Limbaugh Has chosen to spew hatred
Rush is like Mary Poppins compared to the venomous bile that homosexual activisgts spew.
Sam

Worcester, MA

#7 Mar 21, 2013
Gays have been suppressed for a long time, so I cut them some slack if they speak out. Rush Limbaugh is financially supported by a Republican agenda. He's a moron not unlike Howrd Strn. I'm guessing youre a white woman, about 25 to 35, who became Republican Defacto because your Husband is.
Republicans

Worcester, MA

#8 Mar 21, 2013
Our society has become compassionless. A souless society of selfish, and vile ambitions. There is not a shred of decency, or moral integrity left. Today, you are witnesses to social devolution brought on by this wicked generation.
George W

Worcester, MA

#10 Oct 6, 2013
Correction Please wrote:
<quoted text>
Rush is like Mary Poppins compared to the venomous bile that homosexual activisgts spew.
I don't agree. Most homosexuals are good decent people who want to be left alone. If you consider the truly heinous way gays are oppressed in society, by ignorant self righteous zealots, I would be the first to applaud their efforts to stand up for their human rights and dignity. If you want to label that "activism" then so be it. There are so many gay kids committing suicide today because of apathetic ignorant teachers, that it shows how wicked society has become. But on a positive note, Gay civil right, gay marriage is inevitable. No one can stop it. Gay marriages have a better track record than the straight marriages, which has a divorce rate > 50%. Nothing sacred or special about > 50% straight marriage divorce rate
Eric Osterberg

Holden, MA

#11 Apr 5, 2014
This is a civil issue and people that oppose gay marriage are doing it for religious views which is wrong. Gay people pay taxes, serve their country, work, retire, etc. and deserve equal rights. I should know, I am a gay man who has been with my partner for over 52 years. We have been married 10 years this year in Massachusetts. I am also a Navy Veteran and a retired software engineer. My partner and I live in Holden. A good friend of ours, Leonard Holden, is a descendant of the Holden family by which the town of Holden was named after and Leonard is gay. Wake up Holdenites!
EGO

Holden, MA

#12 Apr 5, 2014
Same-sex marriage is a civil issue, not a religious one. The LGBT community is simply asking for equal rights which they deserve under our constitution. Most people who oppose gay marriage are doing do for religious reasons which do not apply. I am a gay man and I have paid my taxes, I am a Navy Veteran, I am a retired software engineer, I have been with my partner for 52 years. We have been married in Massachusetts for 10 years. We live in Holden and have many friends here. One of our gay friends of the past was Leonard Holden who is a descendant of the family Holden was named after. We live like any other married couple and we celebrated our 50th anniversary in Holden with many gay and straight couples and had a great time. Our society is more compassionate than ever, more generous, and kind. Those who do not think so are still living in the dark ages when people thought the world was flat.:>)
Eric Osterberg

Holden, MA

#13 Jun 4, 2014
This is a civil issue about equality, not a religious one. LGBTs pay their taxes, serve their country, and gay marriage does not affect straight marriage. My partner and I have been together over 52 years and married 10 years. We have lived in Massachusetts for over 51 years and are retired, living the American dream. It is time for all of our citizens to move up to the 21st century from dark ages thinking.
Eric Osterberg

Holden, MA

#14 Sep 3, 2014
I have been with my lifetime partner for over 52 years, married over 10 years, served my country, worked over 45 years, paid my Federal, State, Social Security, Medicare, and town property taxes. Marriage Equality is a civil issue, not a religious one. You don't go to a church to get a marriage license. Marriage Equality does not impose on heterosexual marriages. Equal rights must be given to all U.S. Citizens.
Amen

Worcester, MA

#15 Thursday Sep 25
Sam wrote:
Why would anyone want to deny a gay man or woman simple basic human rights? Heterosexual marriage has a >50% divorce rate. To say that straight people have some kind of moral advantage is rediculous. I've met some of the most devout, and compassionate, good people who happen to be gay, and I've also been aquainted with some of the most selfish evil hearted "straight" people who know nothing of the bible. They try to use the Bible as a weapon, in their self-righteous zeal. God is perfect, and God creates everything in the way he intended.
Amen
Ben Franklin

Worcester, MA

#16 Thursday Sep 25
Only ignorant narrow minded right wing Republican hypocritical self-righteous greedy pigs would want to deny others of their civi and God givenl rights to live free.

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#17 Friday Sep 26
Sasha wrote:
I don't think I need explain something as basic as the right to be hitched with the one you love.
The basic right is life, you need to explain redefining marriage based on sexual orientation. In Moscow, Putins thugs beat and jail gays who march in the streets. In the world under fundamentalist Islamist control, gays are executed. That must stop! Gays are human like any other and punishing consensual sexual behavior is wrong. Tolerance isn't license and basic rights begin with life.

Sex segregated marriage is based on discrimination, prejudice and oppression; same sex marriage is harmful to all especially gays.

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#18 Friday Sep 26
Sam wrote:
Rush Limbaugh Has chosen to spew hatred, and promote to Republican agenda. He seems to be taking up the slack left bythe death of Jerry Falwell (or "fowel smell", as I call him.) Glen beck is another pawn. Wtag should be ashamed for airing their hate mongre republican propaganda. Whores who sell their mouths for mammon.
Free publicity for my heroes Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck!
EGO

Holden, MA

#19 Tuesday Oct 14
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>The basic right is life, you need to explain redefining marriage based on sexual orientation. In Moscow, Putins thugs beat and jail gays who march in the streets. In the world under fundamentalist Islamist control, gays are executed. That must stop! Gays are human like any other and punishing consensual sexual behavior is wrong. Tolerance isn't license and basic rights begin with life.
Sex segregated marriage is based on discrimination, prejudice and oppression; same sex marriage is harmful to all especially gays.
Marriage Equality is growing because people are learning the truth about LGBTs as being people just like everyone regardless of the sexual orientation they are born with.
EGO

Holden, MA

#20 Tuesday Oct 14
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Free publicity for my heroes Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck!
and like some Republicans your location is hidden.
EGO

Holden, MA

#21 Tuesday Oct 14
With Marriage Equality growing as states are joining support for equality, of course.

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Since: Dec 08

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#22 Tuesday Oct 14
Gays are people like everyone not with a special right to rewrite marriage law for everyone without consent. Sex segregated marriage was imposed on Massachusetts by unelected and unaccountable courts, not democratic legislation.

Sex segregation is their view of "marriage equality" just like bisexuals see bigamy as "marriage equality". When your only standard is love, anything goes.

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