Gay Marriage Debate - Cookeville, TN

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“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

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#352
Jan 19, 2012
 
Just Saying wrote:
There are biological differences that exist between people belonging to different ethnic groups as well.
Those differences are trivial and unimportant while gender differences are great and essential for the survival of our species.

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It only took Americans a couple hundred years to realize that interracial marriage wasn't abhorrent to nature.
Speak for yourself, our Declaration of Independence says otherwise. There's never been a national law against interracial marriage. Loving v Virginia is Supreme Court precedence for husband/wife marriage.

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To suggest that homosexual relationships go against natural order is no different than claiming the same about people who are infertile.
Those are your words, not mine. I've always written, there is nothing wrong with homosexuals or homosexuality. Same sex marriage is the problem, civil unions and domestic partnerships would uphold the nature of same sex unions.

Even an infertile husband and wife can give an adopted child something no same sex couple can, a mom and dad.
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#353
Jan 19, 2012
 
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know? Besides, I've never claimed "solely to facilitate reproduction", I prefer, marriage was created primarily to facilitate reproduction and childminding. Humans don't have instinct to moderate complex social behavior; we rely on culture.
Culture is not concrete. If it were, we'd still be purchasing our 12-year-old brides from their fathers for two chickens and a cow.
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#354
Jan 19, 2012
 
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>civil unions and domestic partnerships would uphold the nature of same sex unions.
Even an infertile husband and wife can give an adopted child something no same sex couple can, a mom and dad.
Most insurance policies do not consider domestic partners to be beneficiaries in the event of the death of the policy holder. A lot of companies do not consider domestic partners to be family members and therefore do not allow gay individuals time off work in the event of a medical emergency. Gay couples have successfully raised straight children who are upstanding members of society. To a child, love is love whether it's coming from two moms, two dads, or one of each.

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#355
Jan 19, 2012
 
There are good changes and bad changes. Radically redefining the husband/wife nature of marriage is a bad change.

We'll work together so insurance companies and employers will understand, domestic partners can be designated beneficiaries of insurance policies and entitled to time off work for a medical emergency of a partner. That's a reason to create state laws for better civil unions, not to change the nature of marriage.
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#356
Jan 20, 2012
 
Who are you to tell ME that I cannot have the same rights as everyone else?

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#357
Jan 20, 2012
 
I'm a citizen, I have as much right as you to elect representatives that share my values. The Congress voted for the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as husband and wife then the President signed it into law.

Who are you to radically redefine a fundamental cultural institution?
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#358
Jan 20, 2012
 
Love for hearts, not parts.

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#359
Jan 21, 2012
 
This debate isn't about love; there is no law stopping you from loving anyone you like. This is about radically redefining a fundamental social institution. I favor protecting husband/wife marriage.
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#360
Jan 21, 2012
 
readthis wrote:
gay's should start their own country like on a island wait one generation and you will disappear goodbye
ya put them all on a island good bye THINK ABOUT IT
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#361
Jan 21, 2012
 
Its gross
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#362
Jan 21, 2012
 
thats all we need is a bunch of queers runnin around.this is a disgrace.
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#363
Jan 22, 2012
 
This is clearly a problem for the "religious"... Of course two consenting adults should be able to legally marry... Theists need to keep their opinions in their churches...
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#364
Jan 22, 2012
 
Hell Awaits Gays wrote:
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I am going to Heaven because I know that homosexual sex is an abomination.
Hell has your number and is hot and ready for all you sinning homosexual tunnel miners and carpet fliers!
Get ready for the lake of fire you homosexuals! Hell awaits ALL OF YOU! and God Hates YOU!
Oh go join the Westboro idiots.. You're mind is just as worthless..
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#366
May 10, 2012
 
You can't help who you love!

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#368
May 10, 2012
 
Or what.
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#370
May 10, 2012
 
OK "RELIGIOUS PEOPLE" STOP WITH THE HATE!
YOU CAN NOT EVER WIN A PERSON OVER WITH HATE!
GOD AND JESUS NEVER EVER SPOKE THE WAY SOME OF YOU HAVE.
GOD LOVES AND I MEAN LOVES EVERYONE.
TELLING A LIE, ADULTERY, MURDER, ABUSE, NEGLECT, HATE, PREMARITAL SEX, ECT. ARE THE EXACT SAME SIN!
THOSE OF YOU THROWING THESE HORRIBLE STONES ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS THE GAYS DOING THE ACT. SAME SIN AND GOD HATES SIN.
HATE IS A HORRIBLE SIN, THINK ABOUT IT!

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#371
May 10, 2012
 
Obama used religious arguments for his marriage case. Don't hate the religious.
rights for everyone

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#372
Jul 18, 2012
 
Hell Awaits Gays wrote:
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I am going to Heaven because I know that homosexual sex is an abomination.
Hell has your number and is hot and ready for all you sinning homosexual tunnel miners and carpet fliers!
Get ready for the lake of fire you homosexuals! Hell awaits ALL OF YOU! and God Hates YOU!
Did you know that God hates oral sex too? Did you know that you aren't suppose to judge anyone? A lot of ppl say that being gay is a choice. So my question to you is when did you choose to be straight?
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#373
Jul 18, 2012
 
All everyone think about when they hear gay or same sex marriage is the stuff that goes on in the bedroom. No one thinks about the work they do to have a good life, or the taxes they pay to be an American citizen, or the love they have for each other. I have many gay friends that are a lot nicer than anyone of my straight friends. Everyone needs to get their head out of the gutter. Love is a feeling and you can't control feelings. It pretty bad when illegal mexicans have more american rights than Americans who have been in this country for their whole lives. Does anyone remember all the protests about black people being treated as equals? This is basically the same arguement.

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#374
Jul 18, 2012
 
If love is the standard, then surely we will see more changes for marriage. There's more to life than love.

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