Gay Marriage Debate - Richmond, VA

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Richmond, VA.

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Jewell

Midlothian, VA

#1 Jul 27, 2010
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don't depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge He will direct your paths...
Waiter Earl

Graham, TX

#2 Jul 27, 2010
I have no problems with gays marrying, i actually think the state should only recognize civil unions in everyone, since people want to use their own personal religious beliefs to with hold civil rights to a group of people, seperation of church and state
VaGirl

Richmond, VA

#3 Jul 27, 2010
My vote won't go through. I don't want to post a reason. I just want to vote.
JoJo

Greensboro, NC

#4 Jul 29, 2010
I believe the Bible instructs us not to be joined together with the same sex. I don't hate gays (my brother-in-law is gay and I love him so much), even though I believe it (the act) is a sin. But we all have sinned and they are no worse than us. I don't believe in what they are doing anymore than a man and woman sleeping together outside of marriage. But they should be allowed to have a civil ceremony if they choose, but not marriage as ordained by God.
Shellz

Richmond, VA

#5 Jul 30, 2010
If it were meant to be gay relationship, then every same sex will be attracted to the same sex. What happened to are our morals? If we keep supporting wrong, wrong will follow us. This country has become Sodom and Gomorrah! Watch out!
ASH

United States

#6 Aug 3, 2010
JoJo wrote:
I believe the Bible instructs us not to be joined together with the same sex. I don't hate gays (my brother-in-law is gay and I love him so much), even though I believe it (the act) is a sin. But we all have sinned and they are no worse than us. I don't believe in what they are doing anymore than a man and woman sleeping together outside of marriage. But they should be allowed to have a civil ceremony if they choose, but not marriage as ordained by God.
Another close minded idiot.:: I don't hate gays (my brother-in-law is gay and I love him so much), even though I believe it (the act) is a sin.:: Please spare us.
ASH

United States

#7 Aug 3, 2010
Shellz wrote:
If it were meant to be gay relationship, then every same sex will be attracted to the same sex. What happened to are our morals? If we keep supporting wrong, wrong will follow us. This country has become Sodom and Gomorrah! Watch out!
Did you read what an idiotic post you just wrote? If it were meant to be? Please, what about the couple that divorce? they were supposed to be "meant to be as well" or blacks and whites together? hispanics and blacks? a 20 year old and 40 year old? was that meant to be? We all love different- thats what was meant to be, that there is someone for everyone... who are you to judge?? Oh thats right, you think you have the right to judge someone else because you are perfect.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#8 Aug 3, 2010
I support marriage for same-sex couples, because all legal citizens deserve a piece of the American equality pie. Luckily a majority of people on topix and voters in this city so far agree! It's the decent and human thing to do. The fact that a majority of voters here support it from all across the country is a really big step in the right direction. Equality for all, or no-one is equal.
Mother of Kings

Richmond, VA

#9 Aug 3, 2010
I don't agree with homosexuality, but the fact of the matter is that everyone deserves equal opportunity to be happy. Forty, fifty years ago people made the same comments about interracial marriage, being the product of one Im selfishly very happy that that mindset changed. Bottom line: you don't have to like something to respect it, gays should be given the right to marry if they chose. You can't decide for others how they should live, you can only determine what you do.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#10 Aug 3, 2010
Shellz wrote:
If it were meant to be gay relationship, then every same sex will be attracted to the same sex. What happened to are our morals? If we keep supporting wrong, wrong will follow us. This country has become Sodom and Gomorrah! Watch out!
What type of argument is that? If we were "meant" to be gay? I'm pretty sure it isn't a decision. Everyone would be gay if it were right? Wouldn't that be similar to saying everyone would be straight if that were right? Our morals? Well, my morals tell me hate is wrong. So does the Bible. You know, the thing you justify your hate with. I guess the majority of topix citizens agree with me also. Maybe you should recognize that your morals are yours alone, and not everyone follows them. If you choose to be anti-gay, whatever. Stop making excuses for it.

P.S. Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality.
VaGirl

Richmond, VA

#11 Aug 3, 2010
Flyboy-Please give me proof that Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#12 Aug 3, 2010
VaGirl wrote:
Flyboy-Please give me proof that Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality.
Ezekiel 16:49-50.
crazy indian

Richmond, VA

#14 Aug 3, 2010
flyboy wrote:
<quoted text>What type of argument is that? If we were "meant" to be gay? I'm pretty sure it isn't a decision. Everyone would be gay if it were right? Wouldn't that be similar to saying everyone would be straight if that were right? Our morals? Well, my morals tell me hate is wrong. So does the Bible. You know, the thing you justify your hate with. I guess the majority of topix citizens agree with me also. Maybe you should recognize that your morals are yours alone, and not everyone follows them. If you choose to be anti-gay, whatever. Stop making excuses for it.
P.S. Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality.
fly boy" you are one unread dumb ass. sodom and gomorrah was all about homosexuality. take some time to read, befor you write.
flyboy

Richmond, VA

#15 Aug 3, 2010
crazy indian wrote:
<quoted text> fly boy" you are one unread dumb ass. sodom and gomorrah was all about homosexuality. take some time to read, befor you write.
Ezekiel 16:49-50.
carrie

San Francisco, CA

#16 Aug 7, 2010
I am married in the eyes of God, now I want the government to recognize it.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#17 Aug 7, 2010
carrie wrote:
I am married in the eyes of God, now I want the government to recognize it.
Says who? Which government?
Beau Williams

Richmond, VA

#18 Aug 8, 2010
I want nothing less for everyone, than I want for myself. Happiness.
Glen Allen

Richmond, VA

#19 Aug 8, 2010
VaGirl wrote:
Flyboy-Please give me proof that Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality.
__________
VaGirl-Please give us proof that Sodom and Gomorrah had something to do with homosexuality. Lots of things are written in books that are not true. Besides, a marriage License is issued by the government, not a church. You do not even have to believe in God to be married.
Personally, I have more of an issue with divorce then with marriage.{For the record, I am not an atheist.}
Glen Allen

Richmond, VA

#20 Aug 8, 2010
I do not see the point. If it is for tax/medical benefits/legal wills, etc, I believe a legal union should suffice. I really do not see what the big deal is here in Virginia about gay marriage, gays in Virginia are not protected under equal rights laws period. You can be fired, denied, and yes, even hated. You should be spending your efforts on getting your rights before even thinking about getting married.
Glen Allen

Richmond, VA

#21 Aug 8, 2010
Hmmm, tried to vote, but it didn't do anything when I clicked "send" - I voted No, and here is why:

I do not see the point. If it is for tax/medical benefits/legal wills, etc, I believe a legal union should suffice. I really do not see what the big deal is here in Virginia about gay marriage, gays in Virginia are not protected under equal rights laws period. You can be fired, denied, and yes, even hated (crimes against gays are not considered "hate" crimes in VA). You should be spending your efforts on getting your rights before even thinking about getting married.

I have been married twice, you can have'm both!

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