Same-sex marriage

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Dr.Jack, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Dr.Jack

    Dr.Jack That's Cap'n to you!

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    Another debate at hand! This time the question is: What is your opinion regarding gay marriage? Let's take U.S. as an example for the questions below. Feel free to refer to other countries in you posts if you wish.

    Just a few question to direct your post: Should gay marriage be allowed? If so, should it be treated exactly like opposite-sex marriage? How about Civil Unions? Should same-sex unions/weddings be international (thus recognized) or can a country over rule them?

    Let's have some constructive comments here! :)
     
  2. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    If straight people are damned with marriage, so, too, should gay people be :)
     
  3. Zakyath

    Zakyath Member

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    You fall in love with a person, no the gender. I see absolutely no reason why they shouldn't.
     
  4. Dr.Jack

    Dr.Jack That's Cap'n to you!

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    Just heating a bit the debate, to keep it interesting. (Note: My opinion has nothing to do with the ones presented).

    > You fall in love with a person, no the gender. I see absolutely no reason why they shouldn't.
    > If straight people are damned with marriage, so, too, should gay people be

    Source (includes more opinions).
     
  5. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    I'm all for it, to each their own. For the people that don't agree with it, I don't see why. It's not like it really effects them.
    Love is love, and as long as both are human ( sorry, no animals kthx ), I don't see any problems with it.
     
  6. Wiseman_2

    Wiseman_2 Missy wants blood!

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    I have no real problem wth it, but only as long as they don't parade it around. That is to say, if they act like every other Average Joe instead of parading the fact then I don't care.
    I only say that because I have known people to think they deserve special treatment because of their sexual orientation.

    Having said that, I believe in personal freedom and privacy so in principal I have to be all for it :rolleyes:
     
  7. Ninja_sheep

    Ninja_sheep Heavy is credit to team!

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    I wonder why there are gay/lesbian people. In fact it is a pretty big disatvantage since you can't have children (or only one part can have the child). So if darwins evolution theory is true they would die off, wouldn't they?

    (this post isn't meant against gays, just a scientific question)
     
  8. sqrage

    sqrage Moderator Staff Member

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    >>So if darwins evolution theory is true they would die off, wouldn't they?

    That's if being homosexual is a genetic trait, which as far as I know isn't known yet.

    And also a lot of homosexual people do have children since they don't "come out" till after they already have kids.
     
  9. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    I feel no problem to it, Really if it offends you, you have to get over it. In Democracy you are going to get offended, that is just how it works people.

    The main disagreement it has that it insults your religious rights, but in the process of making it illegal your infringing on someone else rights.

    and Really its only a select view that actually make a big deal out of it...

    Well homosexual behavior is found in mammals and birds (most of the time, if it occurs, though I have heard frogs doing some weird things to). Its rare, but scientist do point out it could be mentally, or a physical mutation (different level of hormones, etc.) But besides that nothing else is really known Oo
     
  10. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I see no problems with homosexual marriages. People don't have to be the same. People don't all have to be straight and if you don't like it, get over it :p
     
  11. Zakyath

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    Yes, for all you who don't like homosexuals, here's a nice song about sodomy that will hopefully change your minds.
     
  12. Crusher

    Crusher Too bad you won't get away with that.

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    Rofl,IMO this is LOL :)
     
  13. Dr.Jack

    Dr.Jack That's Cap'n to you!

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    Again, just shaking things a bit, what said in this post doesn't reflect my opinions.

    I think that gays shouldn't be allowed to marry. Homosexuals are banned by the church, a gay marriage is an insult to my religion! What's wrong with civil unite? It doesn't offend my religion (by accepting Homosexuals) but still allows them to have equal rights!

    In other words, some say that gay marriage is offensive to Christianity as wedding are a religious thing and Christianity (or at least some streams in it) doesn't accept Homosexuals. They say civil unions should be same as weddings only not religious.

    Thoughts?
     
  14. Zakyath

    Zakyath Member

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    Well, the book those people pray to is written by humans and not by their God. If their God really is so great and good he should be able to love everyone, and if there's still people he doesn't love, they shouldn't even exist, should they? Whoever believes this is obviously offending the Gays for not letting them have the same rights as him/her. In a proper democracy you have to compromise, make changes so it will be the best for everyone. Is their belief really threatened if gays can marry eachother?
     
  15. Uberplayer

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    > Homosexuals are banned by the church
    I've never met this church guy. But I think he's abusing his ban-hammer.

    If some religion is against gay marriage, I am against the religion. Really. How does it affect the religion, if there's a married gay couple?
    Religion is only made by people, but gayism is something more spiritual :).

    I am not against gay marriage.
     
  16. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    I agree. They tell you to accept people as they are, and be forgiving, but they don't' allow homosexuality. I have a problem with them telling you to forgive rapists, murders and the such, but hate gays. It's wrong.
     
  17. trb92

    trb92 Throwing science at the wall to see what sticks

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    This is utter bullshit. I go to a christian church, and we accept gay marriage. Our priests can't currently officiate at a gay marriage, but that is changing.

    I support gay marriage. It's really no different from heterosexual marriage. It's two people coming together to share mutual love and commitment to eachother(At least, that's what it's supposed to be). It makes no difference if the two coming together are a male and a female, two males, or two females.

    And finally, to leave with a quote.
    "If you aren't gay, a gay marriage will never affect you" - Russell Peters

    That is why being opposed to gay marriage is stupid.
     
  18. Oninuva

    Oninuva You can change this now in User CP.

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    Then something is wrong with your church..


    The Bible clearly teaches no same sex marriage.
    Genesis 19; Judges 19:14
    Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13
    Deuteronomy 23:17; 1 Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7

    1. God lists "homosexual offenders" among "the wicked" (1 Corinthians 6:9).

    2. God lists "homosexual offenders" among those who He determines will "not inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9).

    3. Historically, homosexuality has incurred God's destructive wrath upon an entire city (Gen. 19:4-5, 11-13).

    4. God's word defines the men of Sodom as "sinning greatly" because of their men having sex with men (Genesis 13:13; 19:5).

    5. God calls Sodom's sin "sexual perversion" (Jude 1:7). Societies that remain in perversion (Sodom, Rome...) are on the road to destruction.

    6. God's word identifies husband-wife relations as "natural relations" and homosexual relations as "unnatural ones" (Romans 1:26-27) and "perversion" (vs. 27).

    7. God's word also rebukes those who "approve of those who practice" homosexuality (Romans 1:32).

    8. Jesus settled the marriage issue once for all, declaring that God had made them "male and female ... a man ... [and] his wife" (Matthew 19:4-5).


    If they allow gay marriage, soon people will be marrying objects or animals. Sorry but we don't want Spore creatures living here.
     
  19. Uberplayer

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    > If they allow gay marriage, soon people will be marrying objects or animals. Sorry but we don't want Spore creatures living here.
    You went pretty much too far there. We're talking about gay marriage.

    > The Bible clearly teaches no same sex marriage.
    The guy who wrote The Bible story must have hated gays a lot, I say!

    If God really didn't want gay marriages, he could do something about it. Why did he even create gays? No I am not waiting you to answer these questions, because it's pretty off-topic, and I do not want to get this thread closed.
     
  20. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder So many apples

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    I'd don't realy care if a Person is gay or not.
    But they should back-off of people who are not gay...
    Don't realy like the Idea of annother Man touching me *shivers*

    Also, the Church has always been absolute.
    I mean, to believe also means to restrict.
    If there were just some religion that doesn't demand obedience... That would truly be an enlightend Religion, since you are fee to stay yourself and to be free of any kind of Bonds.

    I didn't mean to offend any with my post, but if so, I appologize.
     

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