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I'm glad to see the majority of votes here are for 'right'. We have family friends who have been together for 35+ years and could never receive some of the benefits of being married, such as health insurance and taxes.<br><br>
The only marriage people have the right to meddle in is their own. So, let gay people marry. I know a lot of people were brought up to believe it is wrong and they are perfectly within their rights to believe so, but it really doesn't hurt anyone, so I don't see why it should not be legal. Also, people object on religious grounds, but non-religious marriage has been legal in many countries for years, and nobody complains about that.<br><br>I believe Las Vegas quickie marriages and game shows like "The Bachelor" are a bigger insult to the institution of marriage than admitting gay people.<br><br>But hey, that's just me.<br><br>Wow, that's a heavy topic for MM.<br><br>
#138478 - 02/12/0408:04 PMRe: Gay marriage
How about people marrying animals? Why not? Becuase it's preposterous, right? One hundred years ago, the thought of same-sex marriages was preposterous. Will inter-species marriages be acceptable 100 years from now? What else do we find inconceivable today will be commonplace in the future? Will people in 2104 wonder how us primitives could think the way we do about human/animal love? Think about it.<br><br>Not drawing any conclusion, just asking questions. (And no, I don't like animals that way.) <br><br>
When we discover/are discovered by another species that has the characteristics that define human, I don't doubt that there'll be interspecies marriage. However, legally speaking non-human species don't have the legal rights that humans do. It doesn't therefore follow that enabling same-sex marriages, in which both partners have the same legal rights as humans, will lead to different-species marriages, in which one of the partners does not have the same legal rights as the other. I'm ashamed to say that the junior senator from our state, Sen. Santorum (aka Sen. Sanctimonius) raised precisely that argument at some point to oppose same-sex marriages. And what makes it worse is that the gentleman is a lawyer and ought to know better.<br><br>
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interesting article here. The city of San Francisco in an act of civil disobedience officially married (meaning: issued marriage licenses) many gay couples today. The first ever official same sex marriage in the country took place at 11:06 this morning.<br><br>Ryan
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I believe Las Vegas quickie marriages and game shows like "The Bachelor" are a bigger insult to the institution of marriage than admitting gay people.<p><hr></blockquote><p>My wife and I were married in Las Vegas on a whim in a $25 chapel. The flowers were painted on the walls and in between vows an Elvis impersonator sang love songs (no joke). We had a great time, I wouldn't change it for anything. Plus, then we had a bunch of money left for what actually matters - the honeymoon! <br>Here's some real pictures.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Oh, BTW, the place burned down a month later, and the resort we went to for our honeymoon went out of business due to embezzlement, I think. (also no joke) <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Trog on 02/12/04 11:45 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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