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Old 11-15-2008, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oh yay, another political thread! (Prop 8, gay marriage stuff)

So I needed to get this off my chest as its been bugging me. I do not understand what argument any people or persons of religious faith can form for the banning of gay marriage. As per the first amendment the state is forced to look at marriage as either being a religious right or a civic right. If it is indeed a religious right than the state can not be involved nor make laws pertaining to who can and can't wed. Its simply unconstitutional. On the other hand if it is a civic right than the state can not recognize the religiousity of it and has to let everyone do it, strictly prohibit it, or claim no involvement with it anyway. How then is it legally possible to ban *** marriage?

Furthermore, unbanning gay marriage would result in a booming market for tuxedos, cakes, dresses, and all that other good stuff. It would be economically beneficial to stop prop 8. Even if you don't want gays to get married you should be against prop 8 for your own good.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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great explanation.
Conservatives are afraid of change basically.
HAven't they already passed proposition 8?
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It really pissed me off how all the ads promoting prop 8 tried to frame the issue as something other than the stripping away of gay rights.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HAven't they already passed proposition 8?
Yes, but people are still trying to fight it, as they should. In fact, there is a nation wide rally today.For info.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Exactly. There is no real argument for the pro-8 people. It's based totally on religious ideals, and ignores the Constitution in favor of the Bible. The rest of their argument is based on fear and lies.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's absurd. Anyone who voted for Prop 8 should be ashamed of themselves.

You summed it up perfect Unfan, it's completely unconstitutional and un-American.

It's a lot like the 60's when public segregation was finally discontinued.

In 20 years (hopefully less) we'll all look back at this and think...really...we voted to stop gays from marrying.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well said, Unfan.
It's completely ridiculous. While I was picketing last week all the "Yes" people were holding signs that said "Yes on 8 = Less Government," "Yes on 8 = Better Education," and "Yes on 8 = Freedom of Speech."
Seriously? That doesn't even make sense.
I can't wrap my head around the ignorance and discrimination people display. It's sickening. It's... wrong.
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Bleh. Its understandable that homosexuals would want in on marriage, but seems sorta pointless to me. Marriage (the Western world concept of it anyway) is rooted in a religion that doesn't look kindly upon same-sex coupling to begin with, so...yeah.

We'd all be better off just steering clear of this Prop 8 **** in any case. = /
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Well said, Unfan.
It's completely ridiculous. While I was picketing last week all the "Yes" people were holding signs that said "Yes on 8 = Less Government," "Yes on 8 = Better Education," and "Yes on 8 = Freedom of Speech."
Seriously? That doesn't even make sense.
I can't wrap my head around the ignorance and discrimination people display. It's sickening. It's... wrong.
"Yes on 8 = Less Government"? Those people are crazy. How does adding a new amendment to the state constitution, effectively creating a new law, equal less government? Frigging bigots can't even form a coherent thought.
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I know, right?
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