Gay Marriage Debate - New Richmond, WI

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schmitty

Eau Claire, WI

#1 Feb 6, 2012
its just not right. and i have a gay brother
Tammy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 12, 2012
Who are we to say who someone can or cannot love. This is not a choice that they make, it's something they are born with. Let them wed!
Seattle Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 22, 2012
Tammy wrote:
Who are we to say who someone can or cannot love. This is not a choice that they make, it's something they are born with. Let them wed!
The issue is not who they love. The issue is should they be allowed to ruin what marriage means to society. Molesters are born that way too. Let them continue? We need to develop effective therapy to right their wrongs.
Correction Please

Los Alamitos, CA

#5 Mar 22, 2012
Exactly. This isn't the "gay love" debate.
Mom

New Richmond, WI

#6 Mar 28, 2012
I love that everyone gets to have a significant other. Could we just call it something else? Marriage is such an old institution, can we just protect the old word to being a man and a woman? Elton John also feels this way, he's not a better person because he is famous, I am just noting he says this too.:)
Old and married

Comstock, WI

#7 Jul 8, 2012
I am a straight man and I've been married for more than 25 years to a wondeful woman and have no plans for divorce. I am not concerned that having gay couples wed will ruin my marriage - or any other marriage for that matter.

In the time since I married more than half of the couples we know have divorced. What is there left ruin in marriage? Straight people divorce at a rate that is ever increasing. Gay marriage will not change the fact that straight people can't seem to stay married.

People who claim that gay marriage will 'ruin what marriage means to society' are ignorant of what a shambles marriage is now. And to state 'Molesters are born this way' cements the ignorance factor. There is NO scientific evidence to support that homosexuality breeds 'molesters' or pedophiles. Gay marriage will not ruin the institution of marriage. Divorce, adultery, alcoholism, child abuse, ignorance, intolerance, lack of faith, the list goes on, these are things that ruin marriage.

Don't even get me started on the religious hypocrisy.
Norm

Amery, WI

#8 Jul 21, 2012
Old and married wrote:
I am a straight man and I've been married for more than 25 years to a wondeful woman and have no plans for divorce. I am not concerned that having gay couples wed will ruin my marriage - or any other marriage for that matter.
In the time since I married more than half of the couples we know have divorced. What is there left ruin in marriage? Straight people divorce at a rate that is ever increasing. Gay marriage will not change the fact that straight people can't seem to stay married.
People who claim that gay marriage will 'ruin what marriage means to society' are ignorant of what a shambles marriage is now. And to state 'Molesters are born this way' cements the ignorance factor. There is NO scientific evidence to support that homosexuality breeds 'molesters' or pedophiles. Gay marriage will not ruin the institution of marriage. Divorce, adultery, alcoholism, child abuse, ignorance, intolerance, lack of faith, the list goes on, these are things that ruin marriage.
Don't even get me started on the religious hypocrisy.
Nowhere was it stated homosexuality breeds molesters. The statement was made in reference to homosexuals are born this way so we must accept it. Your reference to 1/2 the couples you know are divorced doesn't change what the rest of us feel about marriage. I would much rather focus on the 50% who stay married. Your statement of marriage is a shambles now is only accurate for your 50% figure. 50% of marriages are doing wonderfull. You go ahead and focus on the divorce rate and homosexual marriage. I will continue the fight for what's right. No gay marriage!
no big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#9 Jul 21, 2012
Norm wrote:
<quoted text>Nowhere was it stated homosexuality breeds molesters. The statement was made in reference to homosexuals are born this way so we must accept it. Your reference to 1/2 the couples you know are divorced doesn't change what the rest of us feel about marriage. I would much rather focus on the 50% who stay married. Your statement of marriage is a shambles now is only accurate for your 50% figure. 50% of marriages are doing wonderfull. You go ahead and focus on the divorce rate and homosexual marriage. I will continue the fight for what's right. No gay marriage!
In all your rant above you do not say why no gay marriage....
Exactly how would that effect your marriage... or any others?
Why should a couple together for 15 years who happen to be a ssc, have less rights and legal coverage than a couple married 15 min.
LDR

New Richmond, WI

#10 Jan 17, 2013
Seattle Slew wrote:
<quoted text>The issue is not who they love. The issue is should they be allowed to ruin what marriage means to society. Molesters are born that way too. Let them continue? We need to develop effective therapy to right their wrongs.
Oh, except for that fact molesters MOLEST children. Gay marriage is two CONSENTING ADULTS who want to reap the legal benefits of marriage. Those two things are not related at all and that is an extremely ignorant thing to say. Do you have anymore logical fallacies to justify your bigotry or do you just want to admit you're a bigot?

In addition, "gay correction" therapy is proven to be extremely emotionally damaging and some people can never recover after being placed into such a horrific environment. You truly need to educate yourself before you spout off.
Crassus

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 24, 2013
LDR wrote:
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Oh, except for that fact molesters MOLEST children. Gay marriage is two CONSENTING ADULTS who want to reap the legal benefits of marriage. Those two things are not related at all and that is an extremely ignorant thing to say. Do you have anymore logical fallacies to justify your bigotry or do you just want to admit you're a bigot?
In addition, "gay correction" therapy is proven to be extremely emotionally damaging and some people can never recover after being placed into such a horrific environment. You truly need to educate yourself before you spout off.
You flamers are funny! You throw the bigot word around like it's some dirty word. Ouch! We're SO offended!
come on now

Bolingbrook, IL

#12 Jan 24, 2013
Crassus wrote:
<quoted text>You flamers are funny! You throw the bigot word around like it's some dirty word. Ouch! We're SO offended!
So you are proud of what you are.... good for you
Crassus

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 24, 2013
come on now wrote:
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So you are proud of what you are.... good for you
Yep
come on now

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Jan 24, 2013
come on now wrote:
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So you are proud of what you are.... good for you
So archie bunker... tell me why two u.s. citizens should be denied the same rights as two other citizens...
Archie

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jan 24, 2013
come on now wrote:
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So archie bunker... tell me why two u.s. citizens should be denied the same rights as two other citizens...
They have the same rights.
come on now

Bolingbrook, IL

#16 Jan 24, 2013
Archie wrote:
<quoted text>They have the same rights.
Really, they can enter into the civil contract of marriage with who ever they want... since when
Archie

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 24, 2013
come on now wrote:
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Really, they can enter into the civil contract of marriage with who ever they want... since when
Yep. Man and wife. Check it out. SAME rights.
come on now

Bolingbrook, IL

#18 Jan 24, 2013
Archie wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. Man and wife. Check it out. SAME rights.
No you get to enter into the contract with whom you want... they do not
not the same not even close

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