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Should same-sex marriage be allowed throughout the United States?

Yes 42%
No 57%
49065 total votes


1 Knightcap (681 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Those kind of people aren't normal and they need help to correct their abnormal behavior.

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2 Adnil (24 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

To knightcap: Did you ever stop to think that possibly you are not normal in their eyes!

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3 Knightcap (681 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

To Adnil: I think it's irrelevant what they think. If it wasn't for a man and a woman they would not be alive today.

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4 Attis (860 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

No culture in all of human history (that's millions of cultures) has ever regarded homosexual unions as marriages. Nor will American culture, despite what activist judges try to force down our throats.

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5 OKthen (22 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Abnormal behavior should not be rewarded. Marriage over the centuries has been between a man and a woman for good reason. This is the source of life for mankind. Abnormal sexual release for mankind has crossed over into the animal kingdom. Next they would demand their rights. With expanded rights it would be but a matter of time that we would have man-animal hybrids with cloning, invitro and DNA engineering. Sorry but the rights of the majority trump the abnormal minority.

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6 GoPens (397 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

"Sorry but the rights of the majority trump the abnormal minority."

Sorry to inform you and the others living in the Middle Ages posting here, but that majority that you speak of---favors gay marriage.

Man-animal cloning. You people crack me up with your fear tactics--or is it just ignorance? Let me guess, you supported laws in the South preventing whites and blacks from marrying back in the day too.

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7 FrancisArouet (9 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

As I opened my local newspaper this morning and headed, as I usually do, straight to the Letters to the Editor section to see what kind of stupid and ridiculous nonsense the Letters Editor decided was worthy of publishing in today’s newspaper, a question that has been with me for a very long time reoccurred to me, namely: Do the thoughts and ruminations of the mentally impaired deserve any recognition whatsoever beyond that of a mental health worker assigned to help him work through his mental illness?

This may seem like a bizarre question to ask but I implore the reader to consider whether or not it is acceptable for a newspaper to print a letter from one of its readers that advances these kinds of stupid, ridiculous and egregious notions: White people are superior to non-white people. Jews are the scourge of the Earth and should all be exterminated as quickly as possible. Those who reject the doctrine of the Trinity should be burned alive at the stake. Those who even question virgin births, transubstantiation or “heavenly resurrections” must be laid on a rack, stretched until their joints crack apart and then have their tongues cut out – all done, of course, while they’re still alive. Take your pick or ask one of your own. There are literally hundreds of questions like these that one could ask in pursuit of an answer to the basic question of whether or not the ideas of mentally impaired deserve to be uncritically shared.

Carrying this consideration one step further, if an individual’s mental condition is such that viewpoints like these are freely expressed, does it necessarily follow that a newspaper Letter’s Editor is obligated to print them for a wider audience to read?

If one answered this question in the affirmative, then it will come as a surprise to no one that letters from the lunatic segment of a newspaper’s readership would regularly find their way into the newspaper’s Letters section as was the letter from an obviously mentally impaired individual from Mineral Ridge who wrote a letter entitled, “Young are Being Brainwashed” (3/24/13) that advanced the notion that only those who subscribe to so-called “pure heterosexuality” are worthy of full inclusion is our democracy and legal system and furthermore, that if you believe otherwise you are either an “atheist, agnostic or a leftist subversive” hell-bent on destroying “.. what’s left of the traditional values”of our country.”

One can only speculate what would possess a seemingly rational and thoughtful newspaper Letters editor to publish such lunacy. From my perspective, I’m inclined to believe that it’s possible because the Editor’s mindset is (a) on the same plane as the letter writer himself or (b) because the Editor believes that such a viewpoint is legitimate because it is representative of the newspaper’s audience at large.

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8 GoPens (397 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Excellent post Francis and I encourage you to actually submit your post as a Letter to the Editor for the Vindy to publish in the paper for all to see, not just the crazies who post on here.

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9 FrancisArouet (9 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Nice idea, GoPens, but I think we both know were such a direct letter would go - straight into the Editor's circular file.

The Editor is obviously deranged as well and there's plenty of evidence to support my position. This dolt elects to publish these kinds of lunatic letters on a weekly basis. There's nothing new about Mr. Mineral Ridge's letter. This letter is just part of a long stream of lunacy letters that he salivates over every day as he contemplates its positioning in the letters section.

In my opinion, the entire Vindy crew is brain dead and shameless. Why do you think they freely publish the weekly lunacy from Lionis and the others who are capable of little more than blathering on and on about the minutia of the new pope's garments and the color of his shoes.

They're hopeless.

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10 PJR (20 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

We are in an era where new frontiers have been discovered and the inhabitants there want to become established. Once they become establishment there can be no control on expressing themselves. Mythology from the past gave us a portrayal of Centaurs. Were they alive at one time or will they be coming to light? Same sex marriage is already occurring and gaining momentum. Total acceptance by the mainstream may be the mythology of today.

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11 uselesseater (229 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Same sex marriage takes the bridge into bestiality? Gay must be a gateway drug. Quite the stretch. I understand the downhill slide and momentum in the wrong direction some folks are pointing to with said argument. But the two "negative" sexual preferences aren't directly related.

Should same sex marriage be allowed throughout the United States? No. We are 50 states united to form a country. That means states by their lonesome should be able to decide if they want to be for this gay marriage thing or not. All 50 states will not and probably never should uniformly agree to rubberstamp anything.

Since when is government in the marriage business? They are not. They conduct "civil" ceremonies/civil unions. One can and should argue those are not marriages One should encourage government to stop mock marrying folks and stop civil union of all people.

But that just muddies the marriage waters.

If you go back as long as humans have existed, marriage was a common law agreement (verbal typically) between two parties. It didn't require the church to validate it or the government to officiate it. What it did do though, is require observation of the community and acceptance by the neighbors. The community not liking the arrangement likely created many problems for the couple and some couples surely moved elsewhere.

Gay marriage folks will repeat the same bad ideas of gaining acceptance, being shun, etc. They'll end their marriage experiments in divorce just the same.

Funny pattern that seems to always emerge:
Citizen rights ---> Taken and monopolized by the church ---> Who gets their stolen power siphoned off by corrupt governments. The individual citizens are always who loses.

We need to get back to where a "marriage" is a personal contract between two people and everyone else can simply but out.

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12 OKthen (22 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Any journey starts with one step at a time. Many steps have now been taken. There is nothing sacred nor off limits.

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13 GoPens (397 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Someone with too much free time has been hitting the "no" button alot this afternoon. Still doesn't change the fact that a majority of American's favor gay marriage.

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14 DAWABBIT (30 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

The problem as I see it with this gay marriage bit is in figuring out which is the bride and which is the groom. If gay marriage is legalized in Ohio I intend to cash in by opening up a gay wedding chapel and photography studio in downtown Youngstown.

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15 makesyathink (39 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

So what is it with the government that they must issue a "license" in order for the general heterosexual public to be "married"? It's about the MONEY, not about human rights, not about who we share a bedroom with, it's about getting health insurance and other benefits for non-live-in family members. I'd sure love to be "legally" allowed to marry my sister so she can be put on my health insurance plan. My parents too, they live with me, would be great to have them also put on my health insurance plan, since "the government" has picked away at their hard-earned pensions, while setting up the cost of living out of their reach. All comes down to MONEY.

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16 papa1 (637 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

gay and lesbian people did not ask to be born this way. it is not a choice, who in their right mind would make a choice like this. I believe in live and let live, to each his own. if they don't bother you then you shouldn't have a problem with it.

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17 XL (18 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

This a good study on where we came from and in which direction we are going. We are hard wired but can and do make choices. For instance thieves are hunter gatherers but can overcome that instinct. Homosexuality may be nothing more than the urge to procreate running amuck.


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18 LtMacGowan (633 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Thank god for the Judiciary striking down these bigoted and discriminatory anti gay marriage laws.

Discrimination and Hate is NOT a power reserved to the states by the 10th Amendment.

Also I wonder how many people on both sides clicked "yes" or "no" 200 times..

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