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should it be legal for homosexuals to get married? why?

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i find it hard to believe that an all loving all knowing all powerful god would send 1/3 of himself down to earth to explain the principles of living peacefully with other people only to fail to mention that it was wrong to be gay. 'how can you shout about the peice of sawdust in another's eye and ignore the plank in your own?' and if we're getting into against the bible 1:the whole adam and steve argument is a slippery slope, 2: jesus also said to give away everything that you don't need away to the poor with apparent emphasis on selling it so that the money would benefit as pertains to needs. and if anyone wants to mention the whole 'i am not here to refute the laws of the old laws' thing, he was referring to the ten commandments, not the old testament as a whole.

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no, it's against god.

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are you saying it should be legal because it's against God, or yes it shouldn't be legal because it's against God?
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lol
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2nd one.
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oh, i get it, crap!!!!!!!!
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haha ok just had to make sure
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i didn't pay attention lol!!!!
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I totally agree with you, M4S!!!! Green!
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Thank you. Somebody gets it!!!
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your welcome
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You are so right! Right on!
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Are they not a human being? Do they not have the same rights as we do? Who are we to tell someone who they can and can not love? Of course it should be legal.

Do you like having your rights? Because at one point in time, woman had no rights. Just think about that.

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Wow you are on a ROLL today xD
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People and these questions.
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so I'm not sure if you know this, but you know who sinned first? take a wild guess
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Well said cj!!!!!
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EVERYONE sins! And I don't think loving someone is a sin. Sorry. Please don't throw the bible up at me. Unless you want me to throw some other man written book back up at you. thanks.
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Thanks Coughdropp1 :)
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man written book? the bible is the book that has been around since the dawn of time! and the answer is Eve. yes a woman sinned first, they are easily deceived, as we can see here.
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god created adam and eve. not adam and steve!!!!!!!
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haha I agree with sherman
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well said!
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thanks
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Thank you lovemelikeyoudo :)
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Dummies, the bible has not been around since the dawn of time. It was written by various men through many years well after the death of Christ. It has also been edited, re-edited, translated, re-translated, had parts of it tossed out
As a definitive answer on anything, it's not that reliable.
Homosexuality has been around longer than the bible
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yes it was written by various men, but God wrote the book through these people. It may have been edited, re-edited, translated, retranslated, and has had parts of it tossed out, but that is how we have Mormonism, Judaism, Islam, and Jehovah's witness. Out of all these religions, Christians are the only people that have kept the Book the same.
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The book still, was written by man. I can claim to be writting another chapter of it, "thru God" can't I? And people lie. Don't they? Doesn't it say that right in the bible? What kind of God would have a man, whom he supposably stated himself, lies, write a book, that is supposed to be in his words? Come on.
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what year is it?
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@dummied123 really since the start of time that when the bible was witten the im gonna blow your mind because my religous teachings come from before it existed
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I'm not even gonna get into this again. there's gonna be so much hate from christians, atheists and other religions.

and if they wanna get married, they should go to Canada. problem solved.

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HaHa, green
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Maybe instead all of the haters should join their brethren in the Taliban.
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doesn't even make sense but ok
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So instead of changing societal laws, we should just move if we don't agree with them?
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Yes. All of the semirational arguments against it are based on religion. People shouldn't be subjected to the vagaries of other people's religions.

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science doens't help either, it just gives false hope to a bunch of tree hugging yuppies
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What does science have to do with anything?
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oh you haven't heard "homosexuality is genetic."
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you haven't heard "homosexuality is genetic?"
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YES :) love is love and people have the RIGHT to marry whoever they want!

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nope, its not a happy marriage, it could last a while but then again it will fail

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There are gay couples who have been together for half a century or more. Many are only parted by death.
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50% of all straight marriages end in divorce. So that is a horrible argument and by the way there is a little thing called separation of church and state.
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Actaully I have known a higher percentage of committed gay relationships to last. I don't know where you got that idea, but it is so very wrong.
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You guys said what I was going to say... Well done :-)
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hah dang chill im jux saying my opinion not trying to argue here, bt I still thnk its jux not right, im not religious by the way
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Not true if they are in love and stay true for their entire lives.
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no... I am not Christian but I still think its wrong

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No, because if man and man were meant to be together we would have "girl parts" and "guy parts".

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^^^. Yup -^^^^
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tats wat im saying!!
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Yes. Our government is based on equality. All men are created equal. That should go for gays and marriage as well. So the government should allow them to marry. If some church thinks they should not marry for some religious belief, than the church shouldn't marry them.

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you know the Constitution was first based off of the Bibles laws?
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Yes I do. It was also designed to change with the times.
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No, the constitution was NOT based off the bible- people who say that are called Revisionists
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Thanks trish, where do some of these ideas come from? Geez
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It was influenced by Christian beliefs.
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And where did the Christian beliefs come from?
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Tell me where in the constitution it refers to Jesus or the bible
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it should be legal, why is it up to anyone else to decide who someone can marry. the whole "god made man and women to marry" doesn't make sense to me because god also made the people who want same sex marriage? im not very religious and i think people should
choose who they want to marry. i dont get why people are so against it, if a guy marries a guy or a girl marries a girl, is it really affecting your life in anyway unless youre the one getting married? No so i think people should just get over it and accept people for who they are

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okay it doesn't even matter! no one should be arguing about it in the first place because if someone is in love they should have the right to marry them and do whatever else they want with their partner! think about it.. if you feel inlove with someone wouldn't you want to marry them and not be discriminated against? it may be against some peoples religion but others are just born that way and that's absolutely fine (:

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No - no - no. -
Adam n eve
Not
Adam n Steve -" not that I believe
In the bible - ". But - it sounds good,and explains it easily ,
If u want to marry - its for man - women -
Man +women =child
Man+man =gay
Women +women =gay
Be gay all u want
I'm ok with all that - "don't agree "
But don't care - but marriage
Is family - what if your parents were gay- u wouldn't be here !

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GREEN GREEN GREEN!!!! 8)
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Huh ?
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wow notice how no one comments against this one, I agree on this
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Wrong for many reasons
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Not sure where to start with all that is wrong
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god doesn't exist
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Flip - I know god Doesent exist
Was making a point
Besides - what's that got to do with the question or my answer ?
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im sorry i misread your answer i thought you were against it because of god and all.
also my mom is gay, so I'm for it!
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What of your mom was always gay
U wouldn't be here !
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It doesn't matter, you can love anyone you want to.

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so if I love a dog, and wanna marry it and do dirty things to it, should that be legal too?
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so if i wanna marry my dog, should that be legal too?
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Anyone not anything
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^ what he said.
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so why can't i marry my dog? it doesn't say anything about that in the Bible or in the laws of the us, why can't that be legal too?
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We are talking about consenting adults. The animal argument has no place in this discussion.
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You're going to compare a dog to a human being?? WOW. Get a life.
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What if we are gonna talk about marriage being legal for homo's then why can't I marry my dog?
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Because grown adults can give consent. Dogs cannot. If you really have trouble with this concept, maybe you shouldn't marry anyone.
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you know what the divorce rate is in america?
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More so than you, I am sure.
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Let him marry his dog.
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I cannot in good conscience do that to a dog!
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50% and rising, and I cannot in good conscience let man marry man or woman marry woman.
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Actually the divorvce rate as you are quoting has dropped to nearly 40% over the last few years. And that is not a true statistic. For the number of people who apply for marriage in the US there are, I believe the last statistic I read was, 43% people applied for divorce. That does not account for all the people who have been married for over a year. I think we can agree that there are more people who have been married for over a year than those applying in any particular year.

And again you are bringing up something that has to do with this issue.
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It does have to do with this issue, thanks for agreeing with me on something. still, 43 percent, that's a lot. and the percentage gets higher for second and third marriages. do you really think gay people are going to be happy with their husband/wife-person when they're married. It's going to fail just as often
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So because they fail just as much as straight people, that means we just shouldn't let them try? Do you realize a lot of the gay couples out there, have been together for years, and not married, because it wasn't legal, and are just waiting for the day it becomes legal so they can marry? It is not YOUR place to say they don't have that right.
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So if they fail just as often it stays the same statistically. And the discussion is about someone's right to marry, regardless of their sexual oreintation.

If you want to do something to change the divorce rate, raise the minimum age for people to get married to age 25.
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That's a great idea gator.
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It's just as much as my place to have a say in this as it is yours. And you want the divorce rate to go down? how about no one gets married! That'll make the divorce rate disappear, and that'll solve this dumb problem.
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Well then you sir are forever alone,
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So If I love the raccoon in my back alley I can marry it?
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hahahha I guess if you can marry a gay, you can marry your raccoon. have fun. AMERICA!
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As soon as the raccon turns 18 and can give consent.
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"Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself"- Thomas Paine
If you use your right to love someone, be with someone, and potentially marry that someone then you must allow others to do the same, no matter what their sexual orientation is. It's only fair. You don't have to like it but, if you want happiness for others, you have to allow it. Life is tough enough without other people telling you what you can and can't do to make yourself happy.

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I have answered this question more times than I care to remember and it's obvious to me neither side is going to budge so why don't we just leave it at that?

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Because without discussion and the trading of ideas we become stagnant. It is thru discussion and education that we move forward as a society.
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guns are so useful in discussions like this
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Wow. Discussions are done so with intelligent conversation. Guns have no place in them. If bringing a gun into it is the way you feel, you are lacking some serious social skills.
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UNPATRIOTIC! i bet you voted for obama
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I am very patriotic. I believe in the right to own a gun and protect yourself. That has nothing to do with this issue. As for your bet, you'd lose.
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i'd lose what?
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You wrote you bet I voted for Obama. You lose that bet.
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well romney isn't any better, or any of the other candidates.
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If being gay is so horrible and wrong, blame us straight people for giving birth to gays. I think a gay couple should be allowed to get married also... Its only a matter of time it will happen :-)

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Most Likley -
However - is straight folk didn't make
Gay - .... Gay ,,, made gay .....
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Us
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I will forever believe that people are born that way. Just my opinion
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I agree coughdropp1
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no one gave birth to gay people, they made a choice based on their lust for the same sex
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Dummied--- your name is very appropriate based on your commentary
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Green trish!
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uhhh, your just saying that because you have nothing else to say
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gay people are freaks of nature..you don't see gay dogs... only humans can be gay because people have allowed people to think being gay is perfectly fine now 1/10 people are apparently gay
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I agree with dummied
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Are you sure there aren't gay dogs? The notion seems perfectly plausible.
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Ryan, did you know it's a sociological fact that those opposed to homosexuality are usually less intelligent and less educated than those who are more accepting.
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So because I don't want homosexuality in my nation, makes me less intelligent? Please tell me more.
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I say that study too! The avenrage iq of people against homosexuality is lower then someone who supports it.
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really^ cuz I am pretty sure there was never a test conducted to see if people who support gay marriage are less intelligent then those who do.
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ryan.campbell, thank you.
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Animals can be gay too :-) and no gays are not freaks of nature.
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@ryan: of course there was! Tests are constantly being conducted to see if there is a correlation between political party, or political views and other factors. A fun fact; liberal Christians tend to read the bible more and go to church less then christian conservatives
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And dogs go to heaven!! And here's a fun fact, your going to hell.
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Now now. Dummied123, we don't need to resort to childish insults Can't we be civil?.
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^ saying that someone should go to hell is not a childish insult.
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I feel that they should be able to love whoever they want to love. Who is anyone to take that away from someone? there are no rules in love. I think its terrible that if someones partner was dying they wouldnt let the other one in because they arent family or whatever, at least where its illegal. Im catholic but I dont like how the church treats them, it hurts them and I dont think God would want anyone to feel hurt or hate themselves. But I also don't think if a religion feels its wrong they shouldnt have to have gay marriage within the church but we should at least have it be legal.You don't have to like it but at least accept it. Everyone is a sinner and no one is better than anyone else

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Yes, it's not my choice but who's to decide who u genuinely love...live to make yourself happy :)

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So If I love the raccoon in my back alley that is ok?
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Hey if that's what you like...
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But it not like gay marriage is two different animals
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I think if 2 people love each other, homosexual or not they should be allowed to be married. In the eyes of 'god' it's a sin, but I don't think a belief should stand between love and marriage.

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This Q has been beaten to a pulp. Why don't we find another topic to opine about?

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Yes just leave it alone! Freedom to make your own choices? Human beings rights? I mean, cant you at LEAST be able to be with the person you love?

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Ok I love the raccoon living in the back alley, can I marry it?
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I said PERSON
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Gays should be able to marry

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What do you know about gays. Maybe they don't won't to get married . They might have a lazy partner.
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I like what I have heard others say.... Gays deserve to get married and be just as miserable as heteros. I have to admit when I got sober, dumped my fiance- it took me some time to get over the discomfort of women dancing together, kissing etc-
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I'm straight, but I do feel that gay marriage is okay. As for those who use religion to argue against it, you should realize that everybody isn't your religion, so why should they conform to your rules?

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Being gay is fine. As a matter of fact, many people I know are gay. GO FOR IT!!!!

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yes i should be as trans woman now married to my beautiful wife i i think should be legal love is love

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yes. if it is against the bible, we already work on sundays, and that is against the bible. plus if someone is religious they dont have to, if someone isnt religious it shouldn't go by the bible

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Yes! why would god create something he is against? we are all equals, no different to anyone else- all the same!

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