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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

tmurray Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:38 PM
Destroying the bedrock of civilization for the selfish gratification of a very small group is cultural suicide. Civil unions gave them all they had asked for, but that wasn't enough for the hard core activists. Once you 'define' marriage as being a union of people who love each other regardless of gender, then there is no logical objection to incestual marriage (as we see already in Europe). Polygamy and polyamory are also not far behind. Some gay marriage proponents have already said as much. There seems to be no end to the process of 'defining deviancy down'. Also, my black friends are livid that these folks try to link their demands with the civil rights struggles of the 50s and 60s. Seeing Julian Bond do that was especially sad.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:56 AM
Civil unions did NOT do the job of making all committed couples equal. Even gay marriage does not do that unless and until it is recognized by the federal government and those couples qualify as couples under the 1100-plus federal laws that grant status, rights and financial benefits to gay couples. THAT is what makes this a civil rights issue.

As for polygamy, we already have that, except that the laws that confer rights and benefits on married people allow for only one legal spouse. Guys can have as many "spirtual" wives as t hey wish and are never prosecuted unless there is welfare fraud or a child bride. It is not illegal to live with, and bed with, as many adults as you want.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:13 PM
"a union of people who love each other regardless of gender"

The proper term for "same-sex love" is "friendship."

Homosexuality is about sex, not love.

SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.

On Nov. 6, for the first time ever, voters in three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington – redefined marriage by popular vote. In Minnesota, residents said no to a constitutional amendment enshrining the traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There is no denying the significance of these results: Previously the issue had gone to the ballot in 32 states, and in all 32 same-sex marriage was defeated....