Gay Marriage Debate - Longmont, CO

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GSXR

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Jul 30, 2010
 
Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a women. To add gays into it would be a sacrilege and defile human decency.
doceuss

Longmont, CO

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Let them suffer like everyone else
docseuss

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Aug 5, 2010
 
It's only sacred in the Catholic church where it is a "sacrement." And not everyone is Catholic.
This will not force the Catholic church to "marry" anyone they choose not to. They've done that forever anyway and no one has ever forced them to change their practices.

Tell me how sacred is when you folks can't stay married anyway.
GSXR

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Aug 5, 2010
 
docseuss wrote:
It's only sacred in the Catholic church where it is a "sacrement." And not everyone is Catholic.
This will not force the Catholic church to "marry" anyone they choose not to. They've done that forever anyway and no one has ever forced them to change their practices.
Tell me how sacred is when you folks can't stay married anyway.
I don't know who you are talking to I have been married to the same woman for almost 12 years and plan to stay married to her as long as we live. It may not be sacred to you but it is to all Christian religions I know of and I believe it to be among other religions also. The sacraments you speak of are only in the Catholic church but there are things outside the sacraments that are still sacred.
JustSayinEP

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Aug 16, 2010
 
GSXR wrote:
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It may not be sacred to you but it is to all Christian religions I know of and I believe it to be among other religions also.
EXACTLY!! It (marriage) is a religious institution, and it should NOT be something that is recognized as 'special' by our civil institutions. No special privileges, no special tax breaks, etc. You want kids and want to breed prodigiously? Great, have at it! Just don't expect the rest of us to subsidize you with tax breaks. Pay your fair share.

Have a pension or insurance plan, and want your spouse to get the survivor's benefit (if the plan has one)? Well, fill out the paperwork - it shouldn't happen 'automatically' because you are 'married'.

I'm a happily married hetero, but I am so sick and tired of all this haranguing over gay marriage and I feel the issue has been high-jacked by the religious right. Keep your gods to yourself, people, and let's get on with the important issues facing this nation!
GSXR

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Aug 16, 2010
 
JustSayinEP wrote:
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EXACTLY!! It (marriage) is a religious institution, and it should NOT be something that is recognized as 'special' by our civil institutions. No special privileges, no special tax breaks, etc. You want kids and want to breed prodigiously? Great, have at it! Just don't expect the rest of us to subsidize you with tax breaks. Pay your fair share.
Have a pension or insurance plan, and want your spouse to get the survivor's benefit (if the plan has one)? Well, fill out the paperwork - it shouldn't happen 'automatically' because you are 'married'.
I'm a happily married hetero, but I am so sick and tired of all this haranguing over gay marriage and I feel the issue has been high-jacked by the religious right. Keep your gods to yourself, people, and let's get on with the important issues facing this nation!
Just a question I keep reading people say that married fold get special treatment from our civil institutions like tax breaks, etc. I know that the tax break thing is not always true but really wonder what the other special treatments are.

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Aug 17, 2010
 
as long as folks are willing to pay the extra $$ for same sex couples in the benefits area ... costing large companies extra expenses ... I don't see that it matters much ... as long as they don't bother folks ...
GSXR

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Aug 17, 2010
 
rbonilla wrote:
as long as folks are willing to pay the extra $$ for same sex couples in the benefits area ... costing large companies extra expenses ... I don't see that it matters much ... as long as they don't bother folks ...
Large companies and small companies were not forced to pay the extra money for married heterosexual couples they did it on their own as a benefit.
Not many are against gays having the same rights through a civil union must most are against gay being married. Many feel that gays will ruin marriage by perverting it. Or perhaps they are afraid that they will ruin marriage in the same way they ruined the word gay? After all it used to be a word one could use to describe so many nice things but tell someone now that you had a gay old time and they will look at you strange.

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Aug 19, 2010
 
Marriage is a religious institution and always has been. It is supposed to be between a man and a woman and not two members of the same sex. This is to all of the homosexuals out there, leave marriage alone and try to get your agendas accomplished through some other means. Some questions that I have are: If two gay men are allowed to marry and eventually adopt a child, who gets the child and who pays support when the marriage ends and the same for two gay women?
Mike

Denver, CO

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Aug 21, 2010
 
The only reason gay marriage isn't legal is because some (many?) religious people want to impose their values on people who don't believe what they believe.
GSXR

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Aug 22, 2010
 
Mike wrote:
The only reason gay marriage isn't legal is because some (many?) religious people want to impose their values on people who don't believe what they believe.
Since marriage was a religious first don't you think it is the gays who are trying to impose their values by changing what marriage stands for?
BILL

Longmont, CO

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Jan 15, 2012
 
MARRIAGE IS MAN AND WOMAN
Lindsay Wood

Longmont, CO

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Jan 17, 2012
 
It really sickens me to see that I live in the same city as blatant hate and fear mongering homophobes.
Matthew

Denver, CO

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Jan 17, 2012
 
Everyone deserves the right to marry
Alex

Broomfield, CO

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Jan 18, 2012
 
it's a basic human right. if you don't like gay marriage, here's a crazy idea: DON't GET ONE. It's that simple
Alex

Broomfield, CO

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Jan 18, 2012
 
GSXR wrote:
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Since marriage was a religious first don't you think it is the gays who are trying to impose their values by changing what marriage stands for?
Marriage may have started out religious, but to so many people nowadays, religion has nothing to do with it. There are straight couples getting married who aren't religious. So basically by this argument, you're saying that any couple that doesn't practice religion PERIOD shouldn't have the right to marry. Interesting.
Hannah

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Jan 18, 2012
 
GSXR wrote:
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Since marriage was a religious first don't you think it is the gays who are trying to impose their values by changing what marriage stands for?
Wrong.
Marriage existed before Christianity. That's like trying to say religion invented music. Certain religions have their own versions of it, but as a whole they do not own nor created marriage.
Alex

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Jan 18, 2012
 
Meads Messenger wrote:
Marriage is a religious institution and always has been. It is supposed to be between a man and a woman and not two members of the same sex. This is to all of the homosexuals out there, leave marriage alone and try to get your agendas accomplished through some other means. Some questions that I have are: If two gay men are allowed to marry and eventually adopt a child, who gets the child and who pays support when the marriage ends and the same for two gay women?
Are you kidding me?
One: Marriage is NOT ONLY FOR RELIGIOUS PEOPLE. Like I said, hundreds of thousands of couples get married who do not associate with any religion whatsoever. To say that marriage is a religious institution is to say that only religious people should marry.
Two: You're really using that question as an argument against gay marriage? Straight couples divorce ALL THE TIME. How ever would a gay couple who happened to get a divorce figure all this stuff out? Oh I don't know; Maybe the same way a straight couple who get a divorce would.
Derrick

Longmont, CO

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Jan 18, 2012
 
JustSayinEP wrote:
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EXACTLY!! It (marriage) is a religious institution, and it should NOT be something that is recognized as 'special' by our civil institutions. No special privileges, no special tax breaks, etc. You want kids and want to breed prodigiously? Great, have at it! Just don't expect the rest of us to subsidize you with tax breaks. Pay your fair share.
Have a pension or insurance plan, and want your spouse to get the survivor's benefit (if the plan has one)? Well, fill out the paperwork - it shouldn't happen 'automatically' because you are 'married'.
I'm a happily married hetero, but I am so sick and tired of all this haranguing over gay marriage and I feel the issue has been high-jacked by the religious right. Keep your gods to yourself, people, and let's get on with the important issues facing this nation!
So small government (which means small government control in our daily lives) isn't an important issue to you?
Or how about freedom of religion, if there is one religious institution out there that believes gay marriage is ok, then you walking all over their rights. Gay marriage has nothing to do with Gay marriage, it has everything to do freedom from government control.
Jennifer Ryan

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Jan 18, 2012
 
Everyone should have the basic right to marry the person of their choice. It is up to religions as to whether they will sanction or perform marriages of whatever sort, but when it comes to the state, everyone should be treated equally.

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