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Gay Marriage and the Definition of Words

du2 Wrote: May 15, 2012 11:17 AM
con't: How utterly cruel to engage gay people in all the responsibilities of citizenship and even parenthood, with none of the NECESSARY legal protections and rights that go with them. The vows of marriage...to have and to hold, in sickness and health, have relevance to gay people because they are just as human with the longings of the heart as anyone else. Marriage, has called to THEM and there is no reason to exclude them from it's benefits. It's not about who is fit to marry, but making marriage available to all who choose it to enable their responsibility to each other. Why punish them for doing what is important and responsible to do by refusing to acknowledge this reality? Well? There has yet to be any reasoned and rational reason to.

Gay marriage is an issue most Americans simply don’t care about. We have opinions on it, but it simply doesn’t register, especially at a time of high unemployment. But President Obama shoehorned it into the forefront this week because he can’t talk about the economy, jobs, his record, the massive debt he racked up or anything he’s done since assuming office except ordering the raid against bin Laden. And that party was last week, so a new distraction from reality was needed.

To be clear, what the president said means nothing. It won’t change any law anywhere. And the...