“Folks who claim they support gay marriage but insist that Christianity is absurd are hipocrits. After all, "marriage" is a religious institution. You can't have it both ways. Christian gay couples should ask God to Bless a civil union too!”
wmfor on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:29:56
“Uh, where is the law that says "marriage" is not applicable to atheists?”
Liberal Angel on Nov 10, 2009 at 09:36:56
“Marriage is a citizen-State affair, NOT a Church thing. Those of us with faith canand do ask God to bless us, but those of us without it shouldn't be barred from a secular legal arrangement, which marriage in this country is.”
FearlessFreep on Nov 10, 2009 at 00:45:05
“Pagans got married too.”
jcwtts1 on Nov 10, 2009 at 00:40:44
“Uh, I am not sure marriage is a religious institution. Have you done any research into the origins of marriage? I believe it was a secular event that secured property and inheritance before it was religious. But my question to you is, if you are wrong about the origins of marriage will it change you opinion. If marriage indeed is a secular institution that was made religious does it change anything?
EdMuse on Nov 10, 2009 at 00:39:21
“It is NOT a religious institution.
There is not a state in the union that recognizes a marriage that took place in a church alone, without a state issued license.
It is a civil institution validated by each couple's religious beliefs.”
GayMark on Nov 10, 2009 at 00:30:04
“Then let's get the governemnet OUT of the business of issuing marriage licenses! Are you prepared to settle for a civil union?”
“Get a grip! What's wrong with civil union? Why the insistence on the word "marriage"? If civil unions provide the same rights, what's the difference? The gay marriage movement is not about equality; it is about forcing acceptance by those who are not gay. Get over your insecurity and do what you want but let's have some distinction between heterosexual marriages and gay unions, that's all. We have to have some social mores in all societies. Enough!”
AlaskanWannaB on Nov 13, 2009 at 18:14:25
wmfor on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:34:19
“Suppose that we decided, since some object to inter-racial marriage, we granted inter-racial couples "civil unions" and "marriage" was reserved for same-race unions?
Why use the term "civil union" at all? Why not just have two institutions recognized by law, one called "Sacred Divine Marriage" and one called "Second-Class Partnership Contract for Sodomites". But with all the legal rights of marriage. That would be equality, right?”
aftershock on Nov 10, 2009 at 09:53:09
“"If civil unions provide the same rights, what's the difference?"
1) They don't. 2) They're already banned in nearly half the US.
"We have to have some social mores in all societies."
LMAO!!! Social mores?!?! Would those be like not cheating on your wife? Do you have any idea what social mores are? They're not enforced by the govt.”