I agree, marriage is between a man and a woman.... let it be something else, like civil unions, but not marriage.
Love is love...and the world needs more of it...If no one is bothering you and yours, then what business is it of yours. I mean seriously, if someone isn't interfering with the way you and your family live your lives, then what is your problem...is it religous? Are they breaking God's law? Then let them be judged by God, you are not worthy to pass judgement on one for such an offense. Is it finanacial? As long as it's not federally subsidized (which it's not) then what do you care what two adults do with their lives. You guys need to chill out and take care of your own business and stop being so intent on telling other people how to live...It creates a great deal of resentment, even from people who aren't directly involved.. People don't like to see people dictating to others how to live, especially if those people aren't really hurting anyone. It goes against our American instinct of knocking the crap out of bullies. In the end you'll lose this fight. Find some cause that is worthy of your energies, and then fight the good fight.
Wow i see ytown class is still strong and up front . What a town
Equality for all. People like these bigots commenting are the ones who should not be allowed to marry. I am sure they are the low class human beings.
Not recognizing gay marriage nationally denies those people many rights and freedoms. That's just not fair. We are not a country that let's bigotry run things.
Love the comments guys. There is nothing like an adult bully that can set people on fire with action. Take note of Washington state, the recent ruling on Prop 8 and all of the other grassroots-inspired actions that are playing out across the country. First off, we aren't shoving anything down your throat; we prefer to do that to each other. Secondly, no, we will not see marriage between a cat and a human. The cat cannot consent. Now get the cat to sign the documents, and you have a case. Third, if you do know Adam and Steve, let them know I've been dying to meet a real life Adam and Steve couple. Fourth, power of attorney is great, but it still creates a second class citizenship, of which I'm not. I understand you are fighting based on your religious principles, however, the fight is not in your best interest. Once you lobby to have a bill that prohibits divorce, makes women nothing more than cake bakers and baby makers, and legalizes incest (Adam and Eve, right?), then let's talk about making sure gays are stoned to death. Two consenting adults can and WILL be able to marry whoever they love, regardless of gender. We will not stop this fight. We've been bullied enough, we will not tolerate what you and your offspring do to children who identify as LGBTQ, and we are in this fight until all adults have the same and equal rights of every other adult. And yes, I do love my boyfriend's butt, and when I put the ring on his finger and have the marriage license signed, I will call him my husband.
>...we are not a country that lets bigotry run things.
Would that that statement were true. Sadly it isn't. I used to think that gay people were committing a terrible sin and would all go to hell. All I knew about gay people was that they were supposed to all be child molesters and God hated them because they were living in sin.
Then science revealed that most LGBT people are actually born that way and they do not choose to feel as they do. Also, there are no statistics to support the erroneous idea that there is a higher proportion of gay child molesters than heterosexual ones.
I also had the great fortune to work and attend graduate school in an environment that is very open and get to know some people who are LGBT and guess what, folks? They are just like everyone else. I made friends with some gay and transgendered people, enjoyed my relationships with them, and my opinion has completely changed. As long as a person is a law-abiding, contributing member of society who does no harm to anyone, why should I care what that individual does in his or her own private space?
So much of our bigotry is rooted in ignorance. I think we just need to open our minds and hearts to see that people are people and we need to accept them for who they are. Remember what Jesus said about the adulteress - "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
Go ahead, let 'em get married. They too will learn that marriage can be akin to a deck of cards: starts out with two hearts and a diamond, but can end up with the couple wishing for a club and a spade.
Well said, well spoken!
@ paulydel and bearadvisor:
Your comments sound gay.
Final judgement will determine their fate...
With our current liberal ways, they have the right to live as they want, but don't force it upon others.
Just as many of us feel they have rights, many more of us do not want to be bothered with their issues. Their life style is not normal, but I will get by, as long as our rights are not infringed and we are left to our traditional Christian ways and not declared bigots.
Again, Final judgement will determine their fate.
I see one of the tea bag freaks posters tapped this poll to three other gop/tea sites....therein lies the dramatic switch in numbers over a twenty four hour period....gop/tea = can't win, so cheat...i guess they figure the 1% percenters will somehow reward them... yeah, i'm sure that'll happen.
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