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  • Only the religious and the homophobic

    Are against same-sex marriage, because they want to hate and be justified in their hatred and religion gives them that right.
    People want to be happy and in love, what is wrong with you that you don't want that for them too. Christian should spread the love not the hate.

  • Equality For All.

    The first step to achieving a society that accepts all people equally [i.E what a democracy should be from the get-go] is allowing the most basic human rights to people in the nation. By socially elevating mistreated minorities, you are putting them on the same level as their majority counterparts. If you give the rights of gays a boost, you are thereby elevating them with the populace of heterosexuals in terms of social status.

    A huge issue with the gay marriage debate is which perspective you speak from. Most of the anti-gay marriage debaters feel that it contradicts the teachings of their faiths. The reason I, in particular, find this to be bullsh*t is that America was founded on the principles of secular democracy. The forefathers intended that no legislation may be passed that follows/pertains to a specific religion. So any justification of being against the legalization of gay marriage that utilizes religion is nullified from the beginning by the sole fact that the United States should not function on religion; but rather an impartiality.

    Speaking from the standpoint of an atheist homosexual who believes themselves to have common sense, I can also argue that gay marriage [despite the slippery slope argument] has no impact whatsoever on the private lives of people who are not homosexual. Legalizing gay marriage does not "force" priests to marry gays, for marriages can occur outside of the premise of religious establishments.

    The slippery slope argument is also moronic because a majority of the industrialized world - many of which are socially democratic countries [like the country I live in, Canada] - are perfectly tolerant of homosexual marriage and thrive. You cannot simply tell me that you think Sweden, for instance, just has a mass of legal pedophile couples walking around. This connection between all of these "social atrocities" and homosexuality have no historical context to prove their connection, which makes the argument stupid and invalid.

  • Homosexuals should be allowed to.

    They may not be able to reproduce, but they are consenting individuals that know who they love and who they are attracted to. Marriage isn't a heterosexual privilege, it is a human right. The meaning it held long before is no longer valid, as it now applies to not just opposite sex couples, bust same-sex couples as well.

    Religion should not play a part when it comes to such issues. If you feel it is wrong, then don't hook up with someone of the same sex and get married.

  • It doesn't harm anyone.

    Gay marriage is consensual making any comparisons of it to pedophilia and bestiality illogical. People also say that it is untraditional, but lets face it, so is modern marriage. Interracial marriage used to be illegal, and marital rape was completely legal. Things change and marriage back in the day was far different from what we would consider civilized today.

  • YES for these reasons....

    I would like to refute every "no" argument thus far.

    The first poster believes that "we don't need gays in our country". I would like to make clear that sexual preference IS NOT A CHOICE. The same feeling that makes heterosexual men and women attracted to the opposite gender makes homosexual men and women attracted to the same gender, so saying "we don't need gays" is derogatory and strange.

    The second poster says that "they don't need marriage" because the purpose of marriage is to support a family, and psychological differences between men and women prevent same sex couples from raising a good family. The point of marriage has nothing to do with children. It's a legal binding between two people who (hopefully) love each other. Also, they don't source any evidence to back up the supposed psychological differences between men and women that prevents same-sex couples from being successful. Some actually argue the opposite. There was a study done that showed that CHILDREN RAISED BY HETEROSEXUAL PARENTS WERE NO DIFFERENT THAN CHILDREN RAISED BY HOMOSEXUAL PARENTS. (http://www.Medicaldaily.Com/study-finds-same-sex-couples-make-better-parents-it-because-theyre-more-prepared-291628)

    The third poster cites the Bible, where it states that marriage is between a man and a woman. I'm not going to go into the whole "our Holy Father" thing, but I'd like to remind everyone that god doesn't necessarily exist. Even devout christians don't follow the bible to the letter, unless they sacrifice animals all the time. Lastly, the argument that Christianity should influence our laws is unconstitutional. The first amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion", which means god does not influence law.

    The fourth poster says that gay people have the same rights because they can be married to someone of the opposite gender just like everyone else. Imagine the reverse situation for a moment. Imagine that heterosexual marriage was illegal. You, being a straight man, don't love men. You love women. You meet this great girl and want to marry her, but you can't because it's legal. Well, you can just marry a man then! You see the injustice here? Also, they say that gay marriage will lead to bestiality, polygamy, pedophilia, etc. being ok. Aside from being incredibly offensive (and comparing same sex couples to those of humans and goats) there is no way to prove that this is true. They also say that "marriage is a religious thing". If that were true, atheists couldn't be married either. Darn. They close by wondering "why can't gays just get a legal union and live together as a couple". That is literally what marriage is. To use their closing statement, "the US is supposed to represent everyone".

    The fifth poster says that homosexuality is unnatural. Here's a link proving that false.
    Http://www.Yalescientific.Org/2012/03/do-animals-exhibit-homosexuality/

    I'm not sure what the seventh poster's argument is...

    The last poster defines marriage as relationships that have potential of birthing children. MARRIAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAKING A FAMILY.

    For those reasons, SAME SEX MARRIAGE SHOULD EXIST.

  • Homosexuals should be entitled to the same rights

    Marriage is not the same as a civil union. Marriage grants so many rights to people entering into one. I see no reason why there shouldn't be same sex marriage, it has absolutely no affect on the heterosexual population and it reinforces the fact there is equality for all. Furthermore, marriage is often no longer a religious practise, non-religious people still get married, so there is no reason why same sex marriage should be prohibited on those grounds. Furthermore, they do contribute to society in a plethora of ways, not only do they contribute to the economy as everyone does, same sex marriage will increase the rate of adoption as many agencies only release children to "married couples". This does help society even if it isn't procreation, the mere fact there is adoption shows that procreation happens enough and to the extent where couples, perhaps even married, don't take on the burden of children themselves.

  • Marriage - a human right not a heterosexual privilege.

    I feel that if someone's opinion on this matter is anything other than 'yes', then quite frankly, you have never experienced love with no limits or truly felt any love past a physical relationship.

    We could simmer this down to "would you want to have the option of marriage, if you had a strong connection and relationship with someone of the same sex?"

    Of course you would. If your answer is similar to "that's not my situation" ... Then you are not answering the question.

  • Yes for sure

    I would like to refute every "no" argument thus far.

    The first poster believes that "we don't need gays in our country". I would like to make clear that sexual preference IS NOT A CHOICE. The same feeling that makes heterosexual men and women attracted to the opposite gender makes homosexual men and women attracted to the same gender, so saying "we don't need gays" is derogatory and strange.

    The second poster says that "they don't need marriage" because the purpose of marriage is to support a family, and psychological differences between men and women prevent same sex couples from raising a good family. The point of marriage has nothing to do with children. It's a legal binding between two people who (hopefully) love each other. Also, they don't source any evidence to back up the supposed psychological differences between men and women that prevents same-sex couples from being successful. Some actually argue the opposite. There was a study done that showed that CHILDREN RAISED BY HETEROSEXUAL PARENTS WERE NO DIFFERENT THAN CHILDREN RAISED BY HOMOSEXUAL PARENTS. (http://www.Medicaldaily.Com/study-finds-same-sex-couples-make-better-parents-it-because-theyre-more-prepared-291628)

    The third poster cites the Bible, where it states that marriage is between a man and a woman. I'm not going to go into the whole "our Holy Father" thing, but I'd like to remind everyone that god doesn't necessarily exist. Even devout christians don't follow the bible to the letter, unless they sacrifice animals all the time. Lastly, the argument that Christianity should influence our laws is unconstitutional. The first amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion", which means god does not influence law.

    The fourth poster says that gay people have the same rights because they can be married to someone of the opposite gender just like everyone else. Imagine the reverse situation for a moment. Imagine that heterosexual marriage was illegal. You, being a straight man, don't love men. You love women. You meet this great girl and want to marry her, but you can't because it's legal. Well, you can just marry a man then! You see the injustice here? Also, they say that gay marriage will lead to bestiality, polygamy, pedophilia, etc. being ok. Aside from being incredibly offensive (and comparing same sex couples to those of humans and goats) there is no way to prove that this is true. They also say that "marriage is a religious thing". If that were true, atheists couldn't be married either. Darn. They close by wondering "why can't gays just get a legal union and live together as a couple". That is literally what marriage is. To use their closing statement, "the US is supposed to represent everyone".

    The fifth poster says that homosexuality is unnatural. Here's a link proving that false.
    Http://www.Yalescientific.Org/2012/03/do-animals-exhibit-homosexuality/

    I'm not sure what the seventh poster's argument is...

    The last poster defines marriage as relationships that have potential of birthing children. MARRIAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAKING A FAMILY.

    For those reasons, SAME SEX MARRIAGE SHOULD EXIST.

  • Does it affect me? No? Legalize it

    You cannot use your bible to take people's freedom away that's what separation of chruch and state is for. Also we have a huge problem of children who need a loving family to be adopted into. And studies have shown that children in gay families perform better in school so don't even try the think about the children argument. And lastly the bible says no divorce ps allowed does that mean we should take your freedom away to divorce your husband or wife? I think not.

  • Love is love, no matter the gender.

    I think homosexuals should be entitled to the right to marry if they choose. It's unfair, not to mention unconstitutional, to ban them from doing so because you do not agree with it. It's sort of like banning everyone from eating cake because you are on a diet. This is why separation of church and state exists. Why should someone's gender matter if there is solid love and dedication in a healthy relationship? Maybe gays can't have kids together, but I don't see why that is a problem. There are plenty of kids in the adoption system who need homes and gay couples can adopt them. Also, plenty of things in the Bible would be considered outdated today. For example, the Bible prohibits wearing two fabrics at the same time (Leviticus 19:19). Christians are supposed to accept others and banning gay marriage isn't exactly in line with that message.

  • They don't need marriage.

    Homosexuals can live together without being married. The purpose of marriage is to support a family, but the psychological differences between men and women do not allow them to raise children as well as heterosexual couples can. They can live together and pretend to be married all that they want, but they shouldn't have marriage.

  • No is my opinion

    I believe it should be between a man and a woman it think we should not have gays but that's my option but it's up to of what to vote for I think we don't need gays in our country what's your opinion I say there should be no gays period

  • Marriage is between a man and a woman

    As stated in the Bible, marriage is to be enjoyed between a man and a woman (Matt. 19:4-6). God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve or Eve and Sally. In addition to this, it becomes clear when we read verses in the Bible such as 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Leviticus 20:13 that God condemns homosexuality. If our Holy Father condemns homosexuality, would it be right for us to support and condone a union which would validate and promote such acts? I don't think so.

  • Will lead to worse things

    First of all I would like to point out that the Gay Marriage argument is misleading. Gay people have EXACTLY the same rights as everyone else. If a gay person wanted to marry someone of the opposite gender they could. If I wanted to marry a man I couldn't. Also legalization of gay marriage will lead to people wanting things like polygamy, pedophilic marriages, and bestiality. You may think "that will never happen" but nobody would have believed that gay marriage would be legal in the 1960's. ALSO marriage is a religious thing. You can't be a Christian or Muslim or Jew and be in a gay marriage because it isn't recognized by any of those religions. Why can't gays just get a legal union and live together as a couple. Gay marriage is a disgrace to many religions and the US is supposed to represent everyone.

  • No by definition

    The Supreme Court displayed a tremendous abuse of power when it redefined marriage. I also find it ironic that many naturalists support homosexuality, even though it is clearly not natural. As a Christian, I do not believe there should be same sex-marriage.

    However, I also do NOT feel those that practice it should be condemned. It is clearly a sin, but it is NOT fundamental to being a Christian or not. Believing in Jesus Christ and accepting him as savior is all that is required. Therefore Christians that shame homosexuals are not acting in accordance with biblical principles. This doesn't mean it should be condoned, but to say homosexuals cannot be Christian is a false teaching.

    On the contrary, homosexuals should be welcomed to Christianity first, accept Jesus as savior, and THEN repent of their actions...Just like any other Christian.

  • What about kids?

    When you marry someone the opposite sex, you have different cells altogether. If you make babies, you need the boy girl differences. An egg, a sperm cell. If you homosexually marry, how will you have kids? Humans can just die out after a few years. If it's gay marriage, who will store the baby? Men don't have wombs like women. And if it's women, the baby will be double-egg cells without a sperm. It seems like nothing, but the cell differences make life!

  • Of course not - it is not the same as a hetero relationship

    Because it is not marriage. Marriage is the relationships that gives society the best potential to create and grow society. Homo marriage can never be that. If you want your homo relationships formalised, just call them something else.

    Society should not be lying to our kids that a homo relationship is the same as a hetero one. Kids should not be lied to that homo relationships are normal, natural, and healthy. Gay kids should be taught that even though they are attracted to the same sex, it is possible to live a more fulfilling life by choosing a sexual partner of the opposite sex to grow society with.

  • We should not choose our high goal

    People should not be encouraged to be homosexual or choose what their highest goal in life should be. Homosexuals must take it in turns to achieve a high goal thus creating evil. People should be encouraged to marry someone who they love and who will help them to achieve their highest goal in life for the rest of their life.

  • According to the constitution, no it shouldn't

    THe constitution offers no definition of marriage, it only says this:
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." - The Tenth Ammendment.

    The issue of gay marriage, according to the constitution, should beleft to the states to whom it properly belongs.

  • A lot of people say there would be a lack of children.

    We already have starving, homeless, and kids in adoption agency. There is no lack of children. If a gay couple wants a kid than they can adopt any one of the thousands of children in the foster system. They would actually be helping society because instead of making more children in our over populated world they can help those that are in need of a family. Having a same sex family is not in any way bad for the child.


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ZSummerFoxZ says2016-10-22T21:12:54.103
No it is against Gods rules he meant for a man and woman to only be married