Discussion: Gay Rights

Discussion in 'Politics' started by The Sperminator, Feb 5, 2004.

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Should same-sex marriage be legalized?

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  1. The Sperminator

    The Sperminator Well-Known Member

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    From a Yahoo news article:


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist vowed on Thursday that the Senate would block any effort to legalize same-sex marriage, a day after Massachusetts' top court ruled the state must allow homosexuals to wed.


    "I want to be very clear. We reject intolerance, we reject hatred. We must treat all our fellow citizens with civility and kindness," Frist, a Tennessee Republican, said in speech on the Senate floor. "But marriage should not be redefined by the courts and we in this body can't let it, we won't let it."


    Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court, which last year struck down a state ban on same-sex marriages, on Wednesday said lawmakers must allow marriage for gay couples because anything less would make them "second-class" citizens.


    That apparently closed the door on civil unions -- a parallel form of legal partnership for gays and lesbians -- that some states have tried to use to bridge deep political, religious and social divides over the hotly-contested issue.


    "We must protect, preserve and strengthen the institution of marriage against activist judges," Frist said. "If that means we must amend the constitution, as seems increasingly likely, then we will do just that."


    Congress in 1996 passed a law, the Defense of Marriage Act, denying federal recognition of same-sex marriages and giving U.S. states the right to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states.


    But opponents of same-sex marriage are now also pressing for a constitutional amendment declaring that marriage is an institution reserved for one man and one woman.


    President Bush (news - web sites) has never quite committed himself to supporting such an amendment, but White House officials said he was actively considering throwing his full support behind the idea in light of the Massachusetts decision.


    Surveys have shown a majority of U.S. voters oppose same-sex marriage and the issue could feature prominently in November's presidential election.


    Sad, gay people cant even impale rectums with the sanctity of marriage. Why dosent the Right just leave these people alone? :confused:
     
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  2. Victor Von Doom

    Victor Von Doom Well-Known Member

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    Eh what r u gonna do
     
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  3. Morg

    Morg Super Moderator

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    all hail the dictator! :mad:
     
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  4. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    I sure do hope same-sex marriage is legalized.



    Then I'll be one step closer to being able to legally marry my pet Llama. :)
     
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  5. DocStrange516

    DocStrange516 Undercover Ferret

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    Yeah, llamas are sexy. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :batman: :rolleyes:
     
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  6. vegeta21

    vegeta21 Well-Known Member

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    I support same sex marriages... but only for medicinal purposes.
     
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  7. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    don't judge me! :mad:
     
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  8. Dew k. Mosi

    Dew k. Mosi Hype Award Winner

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    This is ridiculous. ONE man and ONE woman. What's next? Making divorce illegal? How the hell can you justify not allowing two CONSENTING adults the rights of any other CONSENTING adults?

    Oh, this government pisses me off so much
     
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  9. Erik Magnus Lehnsherr

    Erik Magnus Lehnsherr Well-Known Member

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  10. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Iron Mod

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    I say no.
     
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  11. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    then me and Toven will finally be able to get married. :)
     
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  12. Erik Magnus Lehnsherr

    Erik Magnus Lehnsherr Well-Known Member

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    Here Here!
     
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  13. Morg

    Morg Super Moderator

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    Yes, doesn't bother me.
     
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    I don't believe in it, it's just not right, not at all.
     
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  15. The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk Bad Hombre

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    He wont be in office to see it passed regardless... He probably doesnt even know what he'd have to do to have an amendment passed.
     
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  16. Lackey

    Lackey Well-Known Member

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    there we go, that's the root of the whole problem [​IMG]
     
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  17. DDRSkata

    DDRSkata Wu Tang Killa Bee

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    "Forcing their arbitrary will upon" us? Yeah, the gay people will make everyone marry someone of their own sex. :rolleyes:

    ****in' twit.
     
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    Homosexuals are so gay.
     
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  19. The Sperminator

    The Sperminator Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to think that an administration that has suffered through some of the most egregious gaffs both domestic and foreign would have something more important to concern themselves with than who sticks their dick where. :o Makes you just lose all faith sometimes…
     
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  20. Lackey

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    I wasn't talking about you, I was talking about Toven. :mad:


    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Alf

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    why did you not assume he was calling himself a female?
     
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  22. DDRSkata

    DDRSkata Wu Tang Killa Bee

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    Actually, I think he does. Even an idiot to the caliber of Bush can watch School House Rock. :D
     
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  23. DocStrange516

    DocStrange516 Undercover Ferret

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    Why not? You can't say no to something like this and not give a reason.

    I say Yes, they should be able to get married like heterosexual couples. Homosexuals are people too, they should have the same rights that everyone else does, including the right to marry the ones we love.
     
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    I don't see why gay people can't marry. Doesn't affect me. If a gay couple gets married, I'll still be broke tomorrow. I'll still have a crappy job tomorrow. I'll also continue to post at the Hype tomorrow. Let them get married if they want to.
     
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  25. Lackey

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    actually, no it wasn't


    All people need to ask themselves is why do homosexuals need the government to legalize their marriage?
     
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