I think I love this - a new approach to the question of gay marriage

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  1. Details

    Details Former Member

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003323496_gays26.html

    See - this is I think what may be what most can agree on, and what the core issue is. A gay couple in a committed relationship should have the same legal rights as a heterosexual one - the unquestioned right to be there in the hospital at their partner's bedside (when no one but family is allowed); the ability to share health insurance, retirement benefits; some protection in a breakup so they both recieve a fair share of assets mutually earned; the ability, if they adopt a child, for both of them to be legal parents - etc.

    What it's called, how we make sure it's not some second class version of marriage that extremists have fun watering down - those are all questions of how - but this Jersy court just answered the 'what' rather than the 'how'. It didn't say gay marriage must be legal, it just said that gays do deserve the same rights as heterosexual marriages.
     
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  3. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    You know, after many court challenges, a "liberal" government passed legislation "giving all the rights to same sex couples, as hetro couples.

    Do do otherwise, would voiolate our "Charter of Rights" which is the law of the land, in a clause that everyone is equal before the law regardless of their sex and they are "not to be treated differently" due to their sexual orientation.

    Well guess what......

    The "liberal" government was "unelected" out of office, the "current government is "Bush lite" who does not mind getting into bed with him.

    Well, with all of the "die hard" Conseratives, religious, people, think of all of the "gay basher" in the GWB Government they will have a "free vote"(a vote in which they can vote according not to the party, but their own "beliefs".

    The reason....they don't want same sex people to have the same rights are hetrosexual couple. As far as they are concerned, Leave it to Beaver should be the way "everyone in Canada lives".

    Even though the "top court" of our Country has ruled that any "leglisation" to takes away "rights" of same sex couple's will and cannot be upheld.

    Bu the "Bush lite" P< we have, intends to "evoke" a clause that only the PM can to "overturn" the courts decision.

    The religious zealots will be happy, the "Bush Lites" will be happy and it will tear apart and serve as "a deciding point" in Us Vs. Them mentality of the "Bush lite" Government.
     
  4. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Now, what shall we call it? Hmmm... (cue Jeopardy music)

    OH! Hey! I know!

    How about marriage?
     
  5. Details

    Details Former Member

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    I'd tend to agree - but I'd be willing to be, oh, let's say, "committed" by the gov't, and only married by the church (religious only meaning) if it'd help.
     
  6. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    I've been married twice- both times at the courthouse. I wasn't "committed" (though I should have been, but that's a whole 'nother story), I was married.

    I had the respect that the word "married" bestowed, had the fact that I was married recognized in any other state or country I visited, used it on my taxes to get a break...

    I would never say that any church has to marry a gay couple- wouldn't support a law saying that. But getting married at the courthouse is still a marriage.

    And two consenting adults ought to be able to be married. In my strongest opinion.
     
  7. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I'm with you on this, IrishMist. In some situations, compromise is a wise path. For me, this isn't one of those situations.

    Tolerance (a RIDICULOUS word when it's bandied about when discussing basic human rights for all people) isn't acceptance. Of course two consenting adults should be able to marry.
     
  8. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Thanks, SCM. It's an issue that for the life of me, I just can not understand the opposing point of view.
     
  9. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Me neither...my wicked suspicion is that we Americans are highly oversexed and it seems the most prurient among our ranks spend lots of time concerning themselves with what people might be doing in bed...I think there might be some jealousy that "they" are having more fun...LOL...of course, there's nothing new under the sun so we're all doing the same things in bed!;)

    If we'd all just concentrate on our own bedrooms and let people be, everyone would be much happier.
     
  10. Maral

    Maral New Member

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    AMEN!!!
     
  11. Perry

    Perry Inactive

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
    If we'd all just concentrate on our own bedrooms and let people be, everyone would be much happier.[/QUOTE]
     
  12. Opie

    Opie Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I think that our country has so many things to be concerned about such as health care, jobs, education, immigration (illegal), etc. etc. etc. that what someone else does in the way of finding love in this world (as long as they are consenting adults) should be way down the list. Just my 2 cents.
     
  13. Jean

    Jean Former Member

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    I agree with your entire post! Good job. :)

    I think my thoughtful, caring, and loving gay brother would agree with it too! :)
     
  14. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    Along with the bathrooms over the sink, shower, kitchen table, lawn chair, balcony, couch, rug, beach, car, garage, hotel rooms, ladies room, hehe ooops, I went too far.. hehe :blowkiss:
     
  15. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    I appreciate the heart you all express.

    Imagine what it's like to live this life. Inexpressible suffering.
     
  16. Jean

    Jean Former Member

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    Your posts just crack me up!! You are so upfront and in your face--in a very good way, PD. :p I like reading everything you have to say--doesn't matter what the subject is.
     
  17. Details

    Details Former Member

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    I don't get it either - but - it's one of those issues people get nuts about. Myself - I've sold plenty of wedding rings to gay couples in my time, and I don't see any reason why the courthouse shouldn't finish the job - or any church that believes they should.
     
  18. beakiebean

    beakiebean New Member

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    The thing I don't get about the people who claim to be against gay marriage because it's against the bible is that it's the same old tired story that was used to keep interacial marriages. It's just that instead of saying "God doesn't approve of mixing the races" it's "God doesn't approve of men marrying men and women marrying women."

    It's no longer socially acceptable outside of a KKK meeting to say that White people should only marry white people so why is it ok to say that people can only marry the opposite gender?
     
  19. Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach Former Member

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    Hi Jean, I couldn't agree with you more. You rock, PD. :dance:
     
  20. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    LOL I like that! (The part I bolded)
     
  21. Jean

    Jean Former Member

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    I am all for anyone in love having the right to a legal marriage. I forgot to post that in my above post.

    My brother has been with his partner for years!!! I can't even remember how many years and I wish they could legalize it. They love each other as much as my husband and I love each other--and that is a whole lot! :)
     

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