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gonovice
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bimmlababex02
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36 Points

Gay Marriage

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/26/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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gonovice

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I believe that Gay marriage is completely okay. It is a way of two people who really love each other to show there commitment for each other. It means something to them. There is no reason for it to not be legal in the whole country. All they want is to be treated as equals not be looked at as outcasts. They did nothing to be treated badly. You don't have to be completely comfortable to allow it. They aren't hurting anyone so why are they being treated like it. Just because its different doesn't mean its wrong. You can have whatever religion that you want and its not illegal.
bimmlababex02

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I am not exactly for gay marriage but for civil union. In our history, marriage has always been between 1 man and 1 woman. I do not think it is a "sin" to be gay and I do not think you will go to hell. My opinion is just for civil unions because if we all of a sudden allow this to happen, I believe it will cause a lot of controversy and that is the last thing we all need right now. With civil unions, it is a gay marriage basically. You get laws and rules and there are some minor differences but gay marriage is a big step not just for the U.S but for everywhere. Do not get me wrong I love the gays, they are people just like you and me. However, I think civil unions is what is best for "right now". The future could change that, and I hope it does, but right now we just have to be patient.
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Posted by DrHaz3 3 years ago
DrHaz3
I was always under the impression that Gay Marriage was a self evident right similar to regular marriage seeing as it has religions backgrounds to the ceremony of union. The fact that it's got religious ceremony and is a personal belief shouldn't this be covered technically under the constitution 2nd 10th and 14th amendment? And wouldn't the refusal to recognize such a right be an infringement upon it?
Posted by JakeBoatman96 5 years ago
JakeBoatman96
"In our history"... We also didn't have computers or cell phones! Things change
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
harlan, what ignorant comments?
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
I meant less ignorant comments than that.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Thats horrible.

Do you mean that?

I have heard middle schoolers with much more ignorant comments than that.
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