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noOne
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I am not gay but I do support the legal union of same sex marriage, for financial reasons. No church/mosque/temple/etc. needs to support legal marriage.

US Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage issue

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2012 10:07 pm
speee1dy
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i am all for it. i feel two people who love each other should be able to celebrate that love like heterosexuals. i also think they should have rights as far as medical decisions financial decisions etc etc , the same also

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Posted : December 7, 2012 10:14 pm
beachguyvi
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And it should be called marriage, just like eevryone else.

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Posted : December 7, 2012 10:17 pm
noOne
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And it should be called marriage, just like eevryone else.

Yeah but that rials the fundamentalist. It is a legal union really, where they can collect on things like a spouses retirement, or have the benefits of health insurance, or the tax deductions for having a family.

It really comes down to legal reasons for me.

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2012 10:22 pm
rotorhead
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I think two or more individuals of any sex should be able to enter into a domestic contract. Who cares what it is called. Why is this the government's business? Why is polygamy illegal? As long as all participants are consenting adults why is it anyone's business but theirs?

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Posted : December 7, 2012 10:27 pm
beachguyvi
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Well, I speak from experience and it is more than a legal term to me. To call it anything else is to dimish the relationship and call it something less. Equal is equal in all aspects...including name. A dog is a dog, until it is referred to as a mutt...then it is somehow less than a dog with pedigree, even though it is still a dog and a living creature deserving of all the pedigree has.

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Posted : December 7, 2012 10:28 pm
Linda J
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In some countries the government licenses marriage and then if you want a religious ceremony you do that too. Call them all the same thing. God knows the heteros aren't exactly bringing glory to the covenant of marriage.

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Posted : December 8, 2012 12:19 am
noOne
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I think two or more individuals of any sex should be able to enter into a domestic contract. Who cares what it is called. Why is this the government's business? Why is polygamy illegal? As long as all participants are consenting adults why is it anyone's business but theirs?

Touchy subject, but as you said, consenting adults should be able to do what they want as long as it harms no one else.

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Topic starter Posted : December 8, 2012 12:51 am
noOne
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Here is something semi-related that I found to be funny and somewhat related:

Football Coach's Name Too Scandalous for Auto-Filter

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Topic starter Posted : December 8, 2012 12:59 am
speee1dy
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i also agree with the polygamy issue as long as all are consenting adult. warren jeffs does not fall into that category at all.

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Posted : December 8, 2012 8:14 am
Jamison
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The word marriage just should carry the weight of union.

Marriage gets associated with the love, but the love happens anyway and it's much more of a business lifestyle contract.

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Posted : December 8, 2012 8:54 am
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