Gay Marriage

freshbananas freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason to deny marriage to anyone"
That is just IMO.
How you do feel about that statement?
How do you feel about gay marriage?
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Mwar Mwar
Two consenting adults should be able to marry. If it weren't for organized religion, we would not be having this issue.
06/08/2013
Pierced Blaqk Skies Pierced Blaqk Skies
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Two consenting adults should be able to marry. If it weren't for organized religion, we would not be having this issue.
Exactly this!
06/08/2013
alliegator alliegator
I'm really hoping the Supreme Court DOMA case comes out with a verdict that will lead towards national marriage equality. It's about time!
06/08/2013
Ningyo Ningyo
I think any and all adult people who want to should be able to get married. As to that person's 'reasons', of course I'm not going to ask because I don't care. It just sounds like they want an excuse to spout off their narrow-minded opinions.
06/09/2013
SoloJoe SoloJoe
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason ... More
I have no problem with it
07/23/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason ... More
I have no interest in why someone would not support the inalienable right for adults to choose how and with whom they choose to live. There is no believable argument against freedom of choice. Anyone seeking to deny another human the right to choose their own path in the world IS a terrible person.
07/23/2013
Billie Bones Billie Bones
I have a problem with gay marriage being the main focus of the 'gay rights movement'. There are much more important things for queer people to be focused on (like equal employment rights, trans* rights, etc). I also think its pretty telling that a whole bunch of people put up HRC signs to 'support gay marriage' when the HRC has a long history of throwing trans* people under the bus to make their 'activism' more palatable.

I see the fight to get married as an assimilation tactic and have no interest in that. So I don't completely not support gay marriage, but all the hype around it makes me so angry. Its definitely not something I'm going to fight for.
10/11/2013
Sonny Sonny
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Two consenting adults should be able to marry. If it weren't for organized religion, we would not be having this issue.
I agree with this. What two people over the age of consent do with one another is really no one else's business.
10/20/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I do not have a problem with Gay Marriage. Interesting that heterosexuals who can marry do not want to and homosexuals are fighting for it. I have gay family members and friends who have gotten married or had commitment ceremonies. I think they should be able to make legal decisions for their partner if they get sick and should have parental rights.

However, I think that it is very narrow minded to put someone down if they do not support Gay Marriage. I know several people who do not support it, but have well thought out reasons or beliefs. I may not agree with them but that doesn't make them bad people and does not give me the right to insult them. Just like they have no right to insult or dismiss me for believing what I believe.

You need to remember that you will never change someone's opinion by dismissing them or insulting them. It sounds like the writer of the original statement who did not support Gay Marriage felt insulted and dismissed.
10/20/2013
friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
honestly, if at this point you can't admit that people having the right to marry another consenting person of age should be a given, regardless of gender, then yeah, i don't honestly care about any argument you could give; i'm sure i've heard it.

the only acceptable continuation from such a statement would be towards the nature of how it should perhaps not be the face of the lgbt movement, OR about how marriage itself and how entwined it is with the legal system should be abolished.
however, this does not excuse you from supporting gay marriage, as it is still an important issue for many people, and for lots of reasons beside "PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO LOVE WHO THEY WANT!!"
11/15/2013
CinnamonNights CinnamonNights
There's no real reason to deny people a right to something everyone else is allowed to have.
11/16/2013
ashxxx ashxxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Two consenting adults should be able to marry. If it weren't for organized religion, we would not be having this issue.
I don't know that I'd blame it *all* on organized religion... I've surprisingly met some atheist or just non-religious people who were pretty homophobic.
Jan 12, 3:40 pm
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by CinnamonNights
There's no real reason to deny people a right to something everyone else is allowed to have.
That is exactly it. I do not care why someone would not support my right to marry. Indeed I don't care if they support it at all, as long as they do NOT deny or oppose me having that right.
Jan 12, 8:39 pm
Irish Fyre Queen Irish Fyre Queen
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason ... More
I feel like anyone that stands in the way of two people that love each other *IS* a bad person! I support gay marriage whole heartedly! My best friend deserves love too!
Jan 13, 8:29 pm
JinxPinx JinxPinx
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Two consenting adults should be able to marry. If it weren't for organized religion, we would not be having this issue.
Pretty true.. it's always some religious / conservative person who either is picking n choosing from the bible what to follow and/or they just think it's gross.
Because I really don't believe there is a good reason why two consenting adults can't commit to each other, not just for love but to have all the legal benefits and rights that heterosexual couples get (which not many seem to think of)...
Jan 24, 11:48 pm
TheKinks TheKinks
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason ... More
You're completely correct---there's no reason or excuse for not wanting two people to be happy with their own legal validity as a couple/wanting to make a sanctuary promise to each other.
That statement just seems like a big whine from someone who believes they deserve sympathy for not being tolerated as an unreasonable person.
Feb 14, 4:24 pm
Hoshigetsu Hoshigetsu
Quote:
Originally posted by freshbananas
The other day I read an online confession of someone thaat said
"I don't support gay marriage, but no one asks me why, they just think I am terrible person."

My first thought was "That is because there is no good reason ... More
I think two people who are happy together should be able to get married, simple as that. I see no reason to stand between them. Churches are against gay marriage, and it's a mixing of church and state, but that happened when pre-nuptials and any fiances and property owning was involved, so it's already mixed. It shouldn't matter at this point.
Feb 14, 4:56 pm
MaeGal MaeGal
I agree with your response to such a statement.

If you don't agree with the "being gay", I don't understand your view necessarily, but that's your choice.

However, if you want to prevent gay marriages because it bothers YOU, you need to back off and realize that it doesn't affect you in the least and is none of your damn business.
Mar 3, 11:54 am
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
What two (or more) consenting adults want do is their business. I for one never want someone regulating what I can and can't do in matters of love and sex with a consenting partner(s).

The martial status of my co-workers, friends, and strangers have absolutely no affect on me. So why should it have any affect on others. The religious right is so concerned with "protecting" their religious freedoms and ideals that tramp all over those of others. To them their point and only their point is correct and therefore should be followed by all. They are the first to scream "religious freedom" but only when it comes to their own, all others be damned.

My biggest issue with their arguments is that I have heard it before in another setting. Yes the message is the same even if one group is pointing to the bible for backing while these other groups I speak of hide behind white robes or neo-nazi bullshit.

Hate is hate, regardless of how it is wrapped up.
Mar 3, 12:51 pm
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