Gay Marriage Debate - Mansfield, OH

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Mansfield, OH.

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hoodathunkit

Mount Gilead, OH

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Marriage is a civil contract licensed by the state. There are NO religious requirements to obtain a marriage license.
Jack Mehoff

Doylestown, PA

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Aug 2, 2010
 
Aren't you the morons who fought over a plastic Jesus?
brent

Eastlake, OH

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#3
Aug 8, 2010
 
Duh, striaght people have the right to get married why can gays..ohio is to backwoods neways
Tank

Galena, OH

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Aug 10, 2010
 
Marriage is a gift from God, and is ment for Man and Women Unions. If Gay Folks want to live as Life Partners---fine. They can even have Life Partner Certificates to take care of the Legal issues. Marriage has religious overtones, and Homosexuality is NOT condoned in the Bible. So why should Gays want this Religious Union, when they are NOT supported by the same book. Seems contridictive to me.
Tank

Galena, OH

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Aug 10, 2010
 
hoodathunkit wrote:
Marriage is a civil contract licensed by the state. There are NO religious requirements to obtain a marriage license.
Ohio Revised Code DOES NOT allow same sex marriages. And thank GOD this is so, as Marriage is for the union of man and women. Marriages DO have a strong religious start, and weddings were started in the churches. Even before the Churches, the Elder in a small town would administor the rights of marriage.The Elder also usually was considered the town's religious person or Elder, giving sermons and other religious rights. The Marriage Certificate came, as nothing more than a tax, on a blessed event. BUT THE TWO MEAN THE SAME----MARRIAGE!! Why would gays want a Marriage Certificate---when Marriage itself has Religious origins and these same origins condemn homosexuality. I would think they would want to seperate themselves from this idealism, and maybe go after a Life Partner Certificate. It may Legally mean about the same, but different in what it states. Marriage is for a Man and Women Union with Religious back ground. And Life Partners for same sex Folks.
jim

Abilene, TX

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Oct 2, 2010
 
Tank wrote:
Marriage is a gift from God, and is ment for Man and Women Unions. If Gay Folks want to live as Life Partners---fine. They can even have Life Partner Certificates to take care of the Legal issues. Marriage has religious overtones, and Homosexuality is NOT condoned in the Bible. So why should Gays want this Religious Union, when they are NOT supported by the same book. Seems contridictive to me.
God did not interfere with man making laws. God revealed His character. God said He is no respecter of persons, that He doesn't judge by outward appearance as man does but judges the heart, that He does not have a law against love, that He commands us to love one another,and that there is neither male or female: for we are all one in Christ Jesus. God reveals that nothing can separate us from the love of God. God says you shall know them by their fruit. Love is a fruit of the Spirit and a gift from God. In light of this if two adults love each other God pours out His blessings just and unjust. Since God's Character is to bless all; would you not desire to be a blessing to those who find happiness in equality including gay marriage? Even if you have not found happiness it is wrong for you to have ill will toward your fellow man. When you pledge liberty and justice for all you should not be lying about that. You should appreciate those who died for your freedom including the gay people who died for your freedom. If you don't support freedom toward those with love you are a traitor to freedom and a hypocrite. Even if you don't consent to homosexuality being right you don't deseve to play God in matters of free will which God gave each person. Gay marriage can not harm any heterosexuals love for their mate if their love is true.
IAW94

Canton, OH

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Oct 2, 2010
 
Do whatever you want!
nbradley

Mentor, OH

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#9
Oct 5, 2010
 
saying "You should not" is not the same as saying "You may not". I don't just want the gov't out of my personal life, but out of the personal lives of others too.

Since: Sep 08

Salt Lake City, UT

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Nov 13, 2010
 
Basic Human Rights
Boo!

Portsmouth, OH

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#11
Nov 15, 2010
 
Gays are people too! And they have as much right to marry as any one else!
so what

Warren, OH

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Nov 23, 2010
 
So, they like peckers in their butt, or rubbing beavers? Some gay people have been awesome, some real buttholes. Same with straights. WHO are we to stand in the way of love?
Rev Roy

Battle Creek, MI

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Nov 23, 2010
 
Bible
Chris Titus

Poplar Bluff, MO

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Nov 23, 2010
 
Rev Roy wrote:
Bible
Is a book written by men.

Since: Dec 10

mansfield, ohio

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#15
Dec 30, 2010
 
I am personally hedrosexal and happily married for 20years.But who am i to judge when it comes to love as long as you are truly happy with your partner and want to be with them for the rest of thier life.They should be able to marry no matter the sex.
Mis

Ravenna, OH

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#16
Jan 3, 2011
 
Love of others is none of my business. Get a life and stop worrying about others bedrooms!! Hell half the folks bitching about it probably aint gettin none anyways.......
Mis

Ravenna, OH

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#17
Jan 3, 2011
 
I am married and not religious......there are more religions in the world besides ONE, suck it up and accept it. If its soooo wrong, why hasnt god struck those evil ones down???? What? He will judge them in the end???? Well, why the hell are you judging and even caring, its not your job, let your God do it his way and stay the hell out of it!!
Rotten to the core

Mansfield, PA

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Nov 21, 2011
 
Iam pretty Amazed that Mansfield is doing good on this topix..... It should be about equal rights. Plain and simple.
Scoreman

Mansfield, OH

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#19
Nov 22, 2011
 
This is how I look at it...

By definition... Marriage is the union of a "man and a woman" recognized by law by which they become husband/man and wife/woman.

If gays want to be united then call it something else. They can pretend all they want but they are not by definition "married".

jo

Bellefontaine, OH

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Jan 1, 2012
 
love is love.
Breanna

Raymond, OH

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#21
Jan 19, 2012
 
Tank wrote:
Marriage is a gift from God, and is ment for Man and Women Unions. If Gay Folks want to live as Life Partners---fine. They can even have Life Partner Certificates to take care of the Legal issues. Marriage has religious overtones, and Homosexuality is NOT condoned in the Bible. So why should Gays want this Religious Union, when they are NOT supported by the same book. Seems contridictive to me.
Too bad in the US we have freedom of religion, so the bible has nothing to do with it.

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