Should Gay "Marriage" be renamed something else?

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Should Gay "Marriage" be renamed something else?

darkkitty darkkitty
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Originally posted by Lif3sambiguity
There has been much controversy with gay "marriage" and rights associated with it. Health care for partners, beneficiary rights for partners, ability to adopt children as a couple, etc..the list can go on and on. What are your opinions and ...
Remain the same!
12/20/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Yes Gay marriage should be renamed. They should simply call it Marriage. Marriage is marriage no matter who you are marrying. The rules don't change because people are gay so I think it is stupid to add that onto the title.
12/20/2010
closed account closed account
marriage is marriage. I am a proponent for EQUAL RIGHTS, not special or different rights. However not many places that there is such a right provided.

This is a civil rights movement, and the issue is at least out there now where the general public is aware its even an issue.

there are people that would be supportive, yet they just never thought about it. I've encountered many people years ago that thought same sex marriage was legal everywhere. When at the time it existed nowhere within the united states.
12/20/2010
lemony lemony
Marriage works perfectly fine.
12/21/2010
vanillaSpice vanillaSpice
Gay marriage is still a marriage, and calling it anything else is just another excuse to make it "other".
02/03/2011
Woman China Woman China
You know... I do not go to many weddings where they speak in English... but the very few I have gone to, usually the big cheese performing the ceremony says this one phrase that has always stuck with me... "If anyone has any reason why these two souls should not be bound.."that is the part that sticks with me.. and they usually go on to say something like, "speak now or shut the heck up tomorrow".

Marriage is about two souls fusing together.

If you want to fuse your soul with another's and get married??? All the power to you. Good luck and have a great wedding!!! Just do not forget to send me an invite!!! LOL!!!

However; when it comes to gay marriages and when I lecture about it in the classroom, I basically bring it down too this...

Me: "Do you think your parents should decide who you marry?"
Students: "In old China yes. Modern China no."
Me: "Ok. So should gay people be allowed to explore their sexuality just like straight people?"
Students: "Of course. They are humans too."
Me: "Good answer. What about this? Should gay people be allowed to get married?"
Students: "NO!!!!!"
Me: "Why not?"
Students: "Our parents would not approve of it!"
Me: "So you are saying you would allow your parents to choose who you get married too?"
Students: "No."
Me: "So should gay people have the same rights as straight people?"
Students: "Yes, they are just like us."
Me: "Should gay people be allowed to express their love for their partner openly like you would with your lover?"
Students: "Yes. (Many students usually add in this comment; yes they should but it would make me feel uncomfortable... which we would then discuss about that for a little while)"
Me: "Should gay people be allowed to be married?"
Students: "China is not ready for that. But cities like Beijing and Shanghai yes."

It takes a long time to get them to admit that one statement. That MOST of China is just not ready for people to come out and be who they are. Heck straight people have a hard enough time holding hands, kissing in public; be they married or not.

I feel terrible saying this, but it took years for black people to stop being treated like slaves from all the literature I have read after the civil war, and in many parts of the US black people are still treated like second class citizens. Then the whole woman revolution movement where it took how long for women to be allowed to vote, and we still at times struggle to be taken seriously at work. I beleive one day in the future the world will be ready to treat all people no matter their race, gender, orientation as.... dare I actually say it? People.

People coming out to their friends and families still fear the repercussions, and the negativity that they may or not face. I strongly support my friends, my family members and my students who openly feel comfortable speaking about sex, their orientation and their gender. I want to say that the world is ready for gay marriages, not just with the government, but with the various religions as well, and still be called marriage.

But I fear that the world is just not ready for it. And as much as I hate to admit this anyone let alone myself... what happens in the States... usually happens sooner rather than later throughout the rest of the world.

Blah. This turned into a ramble. Working on this lesson plan actually at the moment.
02/26/2011
ninaspinkturtle ninaspinkturtle
Quote:
Originally posted by Lif3sambiguity
There has been much controversy with gay "marriage" and rights associated with it. Health care for partners, beneficiary rights for partners, ability to adopt children as a couple, etc..the list can go on and on. What are your opinions and ...
i say marriage just because it is...but at the same time i think you cant really define marriage so if you dont want a traditional marriage (gay or straight) i wouldnt call it a marraige just a major commitment forever....
03/02/2011
PinkPedal PinkPedal
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
To be honest I'd love to see a time where marriage or union can include as many individuals as the participants feel comfortable with. Why can't a man have more than one wife, as long as all the women are well cared for and are happy? Why ...
I agree with this 100%
05/11/2011
C-Rae C-Rae
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Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I would think it should remain marriage. Why should it be any different than a straight couple? If its the same thing?
I hate how ppl actually sit here and say "Union" and what not. It's a MARRIAGE! Forget what the Dictionary defines it as... Love is Love. We deserve to be able to say this is my Wife or Husband...
06/10/2011
ichigostrawberry ichigostrawberry
Just keep it marriage. Love by a homosexual couple is still love, and the same should go for marriage, in my opinion.
06/10/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Marriage is marriage, no matter whom is joining one another. Man woman, Woman man, Man Man, Woman woman. Although, using another world would be a cool way to stand out from the crowd
06/10/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I don't know. I don't understand why it matters or why anyone would care to change it? I mean, "gay marriage" is exactly as it says "gay marriage" I don't care what they call it. To me, there are MUCH bigger issues than what people call something. I think it's perfectly fine the way it is. I think it shouldn't be that huge of a deal, not when people all over the world are in dire need of things. I'd think something like starving kids, disaster victims, etc. would be what the world would be more focused on putting their time and energy into.
06/10/2011
Inwitari Inwitari
Remain the same, but maybe take out "gay" in the term-just call it marriage.
06/10/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
As a Christian, I'm offended by other Christians who spew the "one man and one woman" garbage. Straight couples have destroyed marriage already.
its even more horrible when those christians are publicly known for affairs and being divorced multiple times.

It should stay marriage.
06/10/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Lif3sambiguity
There has been much controversy with gay "marriage" and rights associated with it. Health care for partners, beneficiary rights for partners, ability to adopt children as a couple, etc..the list can go on and on. What are your opinions and ...
marriage is marriage no matter what gender
06/12/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
It should remain "marriage"
06/13/2011
gingernicole gingernicole
Quote:
Originally posted by Lif3sambiguity
There has been much controversy with gay "marriage" and rights associated with it. Health care for partners, beneficiary rights for partners, ability to adopt children as a couple, etc..the list can go on and on. What are your opinions and ...
Marriage is marriage. I really don't like that there is "gay marriage" vs. "marriage".
06/28/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
Marriage is marriage, why prefix it with something else?
06/28/2011
Nipplopulous Nipplopulous
maybe we should get ahead of the curve and call it "hell"? j/k
06/28/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
As a Christian, I'm offended by other Christians who spew the "one man and one woman" garbage. Straight couples have destroyed marriage already.
This a thousand times!

And it would still be marriage. There's absolutely no reason to name it anything different.
06/29/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
06/29/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
It should stay the same
06/29/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
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06/29/2011
Amber5885 Amber5885
I think it should just be called marriage. Its retarded that we label it as gay when its not its just a show of love that everyone should ave the right to
06/30/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
remain marriage
07/20/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
As a Christian, I'm offended by other Christians who spew the "one man and one woman" garbage. Straight couples have destroyed marriage already.
Yep!!! And there are soooo many things we should be worrying about--child abuse, domestic/spouse abuse, poverty, etc-gay marriage shouldn't even be on the radar. Separation of church and state!
07/20/2011
lanky lanky
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Originally posted by Lady Neshamah
amen to that!!!!
amen to the amen
07/20/2011
NothingPerfect NothingPerfect
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
As a Christian, I'm offended by other Christians who spew the "one man and one woman" garbage. Straight couples have destroyed marriage already.
This just made my day. I know you posted this a long time ago. But reading this really made me happy- so thank you.
07/22/2011
systematicweasel systematicweasel
It should be called marriage, to say something else would mean, in my opinion, that it is less than marriage.
07/27/2011
Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
If two human beings want a civil union, let them have a civil union. If they want a domestic partnership, let them have a domestic partnership. But for christ sake, if they want a marriage, let them have a damn marriage!
07/31/2011
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