Gay Marriage Debate - Las Cruces, NM

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Las Cruces, NM.

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gjm

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jul 27, 2010
I support gay marriage we are adults we can make our own decision,,
Singer

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jul 28, 2010
Despite the fact that I know many people in the gay and lesbian community, and despite the fact that I am close friends with some gays and lesbians, I am opposed to same-sex marriage. When asked why, I have to say that homosexual relationships are wrong. There is no rhyme or reason to homosexual relationships, and it is wrong-plain and simple. I feel for your frustration and anger, I truly do. I am a romantic to the center of my being, but I have to draw a line somewhere. Homosexuality is wrong.

Since: Jun 10

Las Cruces

#3 Jul 28, 2010
Marriage is civil process. The people of state after state after state after state after state have rejected gay marriage. For a host of reasons.

Gays and lesbians are perfectly comfortable with setting aside constitutions, law, the rule of law, or the will of the people if it supports their parochial cause. Any group that extols this -- and there are many -- are a greater danger to society than is their issue itself.
Quoted

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Aug 2, 2010
Love has no color, no sex, no race!
espe

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 5, 2010
adam & eve not adam and steve one man one woman our world is portrayed as gray it is black or white heaven or hell liberal minds will never understand all heads will bow and all knees will bend at
leonardo

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Aug 8, 2010
You people are sick !!!!
Sunshine Girl

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Aug 12, 2010
It's not a big deal, I love my husband very much. It this is their choice then let it be!
teacher

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Aug 18, 2010
I do support gay marriage because I feel everyone in this world deserves to be happy and be able to love whoever they please.
Occams Chainsaw

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Aug 19, 2010
Anyone complaining about the sanctity of marriage is a hypocrite.
Solomon Grundy

Farmington, NM

#12 Aug 20, 2010
Singer wrote:
Despite the fact that I know many people in the gay and lesbian community, and despite the fact that I am close friends with some gays and lesbians, I am opposed to same-sex marriage. When asked why, I have to say that homosexual relationships are wrong. There is no rhyme or reason to homosexual relationships, and it is wrong-plain and simple. I feel for your frustration and anger, I truly do. I am a romantic to the center of my being, but I have to draw a line somewhere. Homosexuality is wrong.
Who are you to judge what is right and wrong for other people? If you believe it's wrong then don't do it, but don't stand in the way of someone else's happiness just because you were brain-washed as a child. Personally, I don't care what other people do as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.
Groucho M

Kansas City, KS

#13 Aug 21, 2010
I support it. Me and my boyfriend should have a right to be married
wallyworld

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Aug 21, 2010
I support it ..they deserve the right to be as miserable as the rest of us are...............
wallyworld

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Aug 21, 2010
We don't want the government to take our rights away or influence the rights we have,,,but it is ok for them to get involved here...
lisa4774

Grimsby, UK

#16 Aug 21, 2010
Yes more 2 worry about
Beach Mommy

United States

#17 Aug 22, 2010
100% SUPPORT! "THE GOVERNMENT" should not have the right to impose itself on a person's life partner. And for those of you using the 'Adam & Steve' argument, guess what? That's YOUR bible-not everyone's.

I love my husband & my family very much. We have a beautiful, successful life. We are not 'surrounded by gay people', but we do have homosexual friends. When our 4 yr old son asks me why Cody has 2 Daddies, I reply, "because some people have 2!" And he says, "Oh!" And that's it! There is no difference explaining this to a child than there is the subject of divorce, death, adoption or racially-integrated families.

Are people REALLY this arrogant? Do they REALLY believe they have some ENTITLEMENT that their fellow man does NOT, simply because they love someone with a specific body organ? It's absolutely ridiculous that we are still debating this issue in 2010!
W. Lewis

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Aug 25, 2010
Marriage = man and woman. Not man and man or woman and woman.
Beach Mommy

United States

#19 Aug 26, 2010
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[72] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
Beach Mommy

United States

#20 Aug 26, 2010
"all men are created equal"

" they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"

" that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

" it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government"

" Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes"

“"Education costs money, but ”

Since: Feb 08

then so does ignorance."

#22 Aug 28, 2010
It does NOT effect MY marriage. It does NOT effect my life. Who are we to say who anyone can love?

“"Education costs money, but ”

Since: Feb 08

then so does ignorance."

#23 Aug 28, 2010
heres some food for thought......
I am straight and I am married. Does that effect anyone? does anyone give a damn? probably not.

Is my being married effecting YOUR marriage? probably not.

I have health insurance that I pay for out of my paycheck. Is this in anyway,shape or form, affecting your health care? nope, nada

Do I have a right to my own religious beliefs? yep

Soo... If I was gay...why would any of those answers change?

Why is being gay and wanting to be with someone and taking them as your legal mate such a threat to anyone? If you say, because it damages the sanctity of marriage..how? how does someone else's marriage effect yours? unless you or your spouse are cheating with another, or you or your spouse abuse each other,THAT damages the sanctity of marriage.

If you say..god is against it. Well isnt that up to the person and their god? Would you like someone telling you what you could and couldnt believe in?

If you say,,well, my taxes will go up to pay for their health care. really? Did you know, there are more STRAIGHT people on welfare that get medicare then there are gays? mostly single women and children.

If you say..well, I think its disgusting. now no one said you had to watch or participate. Do you want people to judge YOU on what goes on behind YOUR bedroom door?
ok..heres one ... you say gays shouldnt be allowed to adopt children, because they would confuse the child and make them gay. Really? then how come most gays come from two parents that are straight?

AND you say being gay is a choice? Did YOU choose to be straight? and why would anyone choose a lifestyle that is so feared, hated, people have been killed over?

I am straight. I am married. I am the mom of 6 kids. one of which is gay.

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