To knightcap: Did you ever stop to think that possibly you are not normal in their eyes!
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Any journey starts with one step at a time. Many steps have now been taken. There is nothing sacred nor off limits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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