Gay Marriage Debate - Schenectady, NY

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Schenectady, NY.

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Andrew not the Man

Albany, NY

#1 Jul 27, 2010
Forget religon. There is no gay gene, so the rules that the gay community tries to imply are invalid. The same penalties as far as tax and medical apply to the single as well. It's all an agenda. The DOMA is the DOMA which the SCOTUS is never going to overturn. Look at Prop 8, The repeal in Maine, and NY's reaction to gay marriage. Beyond popular belief and media hype Americans over whelmingly do NOT want gay marriage for a variety of reasons. You will never get past the slippery slope, the what if, and social acceptance. All of those reasons including religon do not make one a homophobe, bigot or close minded. Iowa is on the verge to repeal their law and Washington DC will be next. We live by mob rule. We elect our president that way, the will of the people, and the people don't want gay marriage
God Fearing American

Schenectady, NY

#2 Jul 28, 2010
I just forgot the part in any religious text that says that we as humans have the right to judge one another. That is the true blasphemy going on in this country. How dare we presume or question the creator, to decide that we are right in the judgement of others. This is why the church, government, and economy are failing we have nothing to truly believe in anymore, we are our own deities.

Since: Jan 10

Queensbury, NY

#3 Jul 29, 2010
I cannot support Gay Marriage. I CAN support Civil Unions for ALL couples witnessed by civil employees. Get the church out of the business of making lawfully recognized couples. If a couple wants to have a religious marriage ceremony which has NO legal recognition that's up to them and their clergy.

“Strike NY, STRIKE!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Rotterdam NY

#4 Aug 10, 2010
Make choices based on religion in your own house. Leave people alone in their own.
Pass It On

Pisa, Italy

#5 Jul 23, 2011
Friday, June 24th 2011 will go down in infamy in the State of New York as the day that four trusted Republican legislators sold their souls and their votes to the Sodomites and *** VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ***

We have it in our power as voters to ensure that this never happens again with these false Republicans. These are their names...

(1) JAMES S. ALESI - Monroe County New York

*** VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ***

(2) MARK GRISANTI - Western New York

*** VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ***

(3) ROY J. MCDONALD - Rensselaer, Saratoga Counties New York

*** VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ***

(4) STEVEN M. SALAND - Columbia and Dutchess Counties New York

*** VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ***

NEVER FORGET THOSE FOUR NAMES.

If any of these these creatures ever dares to run for public office in this State again...

VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!
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VOTE THEM OUT !!!!!!

(copy and past this post if you like, or make your own)

SPREAD THE WORD !!!!!!!!!!
bill

Albany, NY

#6 Jul 25, 2011
god made adam and steve not adam and adam or steve and steve
Marissa_Carly

Schenectady, NY

#8 Jan 17, 2012
I am pansexual, meaning I honestly don't care about gender. Love is love and if anyone who wants to stop love just because they don't agree with it has serious issues. There is nothing wrong with two people who love each other vowing to spend the rest of their lives together.
Person

Schenectady, NY

#9 Jan 17, 2012
capable consenting adults need be the only requirement
nash noor

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#10 Jan 17, 2012
if gays want play !! why need marriage!!!!!!!!!!
Celeste

Albany, NY

#11 Jan 17, 2012
How can we say one type of love is better or more legitimate than another? No one questions freedom in life. Isn't loving one of the most important parts of life, so how can equality in love be opposed? I fail to see how someone's sexual orientation infringes on anyone else's life in any way. Some of the most inspiring and caring couples I know happen to be same-sex, and they make me believe in love every day. I hope everyone can find it in their hearts to let go of intolerance and give love for all the chance it deserves.
Bailey

Worcester, MA

#12 Jan 17, 2012
I don't need to explain myself. If a homosexual has the right to fight for my freedom and pay taxes to keep our country running smoothly they deserve the basic rights as any straight person out there doing the same thing.
Bailey

Worcester, MA

#13 Jan 17, 2012
bill wrote:
god made adam and steve not adam and adam or steve and steve
Adam and Steve? Yeah. Nice try to be witty and cute and failing horribly. You're a fucking moron if your reasoning behind voting no is because an outdated text that also says we can cut off our wives ankles and drag them through the street, and stone our children is a viable source of information into why gay marriage shouldn't exist.
Katt

Schenectady, NY

#14 Jan 18, 2012
Because everyone deserves the right to marry. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to rethink their choices. Human rights are being withheld in our country, and I want to stop that.
Katt

Schenectady, NY

#15 Jan 18, 2012
Andrew not the Man wrote:
Forget religon. There is no gay gene, so the rules that the gay community tries to imply are invalid. The same penalties as far as tax and medical apply to the single as well. It's all an agenda. The DOMA is the DOMA which the SCOTUS is never going to overturn. Look at Prop 8, The repeal in Maine, and NY's reaction to gay marriage. Beyond popular belief and media hype Americans over whelmingly do NOT want gay marriage for a variety of reasons. You will never get past the slippery slope, the what if, and social acceptance. All of those reasons including religon do not make one a homophobe, bigot or close minded. Iowa is on the verge to repeal their law and Washington DC will be next. We live by mob rule. We elect our president that way, the will of the people, and the people don't want gay marriage
Oh, and I suppose you speak for the entire country then? The point of having a "free country" is that we give rights to the minorities that deserve them. They are minorities because they are outnumbered, but that doesn't make them any less human than you or me. All they're asking for is the right to be married. People like you act like they're asking for the nuclear missile codes so they can bomb everyone. Getting married is a right.
Christine

Schenectady, NY

#16 Jan 18, 2012
I can't tell you what color to paint your house. You can't tell me who to marry.

How can you sit back and say that God is loving and kind, then openly discriminate against a group of fellow humans? No suffering can come from being nice. Even I, as a complete and utter atheist, live by that principle and I know that those who are religious can, too.
Erin

Schenectady, NY

#17 Jan 18, 2012
Everyone deserves to be happy and love whoever the they want.
Jenna

Schenectady, NY

#18 Jan 19, 2012
There is no need for an explanation if love is involved.
Rachel Refkin

Schenectady, NY

#19 Jan 19, 2012
All men are created equal.
Bri

Aurora, NY

#20 Jan 19, 2012
Andrew not the Man wrote:
Forget religon. There is no gay gene, so the rules that the gay community tries to imply are invalid. The same penalties as far as tax and medical apply to the single as well. It's all an agenda. The DOMA is the DOMA which the SCOTUS is never going to overturn. Look at Prop 8, The repeal in Maine, and NY's reaction to gay marriage. Beyond popular belief and media hype Americans over whelmingly do NOT want gay marriage for a variety of reasons. You will never get past the slippery slope, the what if, and social acceptance. All of those reasons including religon do not make one a homophobe, bigot or close minded. Iowa is on the verge to repeal their law and Washington DC will be next. We live by mob rule. We elect our president that way, the will of the people, and the people don't want gay marriage
Andrew, if you had done your research you would have found that there is, in fact, research being done that supports the presence of a "gay gene." This can be seen in the following papers: http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/Research/HNat... and http://www.pnas.org/content/105/27/9403.full . Notice, these are CREDIBLE sources. So next time you want to write something like this, please make sure you do your research first.
Nicolette

Clifton Park, NY

#21 Jan 19, 2012
It's nobody's business who marries who. Its America! Let people have the FREEDOM to do what they want. Hypocrites.

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