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Even If Your Child Is Gay...

wadams Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:09 PM
I know of no one who would deny two men, or women, who wish to bond themselves together the right to do so; to be considered next of kin, joint owners of property or accounts, co-equal partners in all things. There surely is a way in the law to accomplish this. It is a reasonable request. But, to demand that society change a universal, miilinial old institution that is rightfully considered the foundation of any nation, is not reasonable. It is petulant. Many things change over time, some things never change, and never will. The 'Nuclear Family'; man, woman and child is the surest way to perpetuate a civilization. In that setting a child learns by observation how the two sexes live and relate to their fellow beings. It works pretty well.
nawlins72 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:23 PM
Only simpletons (which seems to be a major demographic) believe that "marriage" or "family" is going anywhere because of gay marriage licensing. All of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over "civilization" demonstrates the utter lack of knowledge concerning man and history. The State licensed "marriage" we have today is a relatively new practice, most marriages being historically private, yet no Armageddon.
RosefromNoHo Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:14 PM
You think tradition trumps the Constitution?

Last week, Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced that he had reversed his position on same-sex marriage. The reason was that his son had come out to him and his wife as gay.

This is not the first such instance. Periodically, we hear about Republican politicians whose child announces that he or she is gay, prompting the parent to change his mind about the man-woman definition of marriage.

As a parent, I understand these parents. We love our children, and we want them to love us.

Nevertheless I differ with their decisions to support the redefinition...