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  1. AuntPeggy

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    When the one you love is dying and the parents want to deny you the right to comfort or even be with that loved one, being married is sometimes the only way.
     
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    Re: from one moderate conservative to another ..

    Farmers are allowed to marry and love one another, too.
     
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    * Believe in freedom, self-determination, and a separation between church and state

    * Oppose gay marriage


    Pick one. There is absolutely no credible reason to ban this beyond "I don't like". Well guess what, you live in a free country. People are free to think and do things you don't like. If you want to live in a country where religious morality dictates law, there are quite a few of them in the middle east I believe... have fun with that.

    You don't have to like homosexuality, but yes you do have to let people live their lives. That's a good thing, it means nobody gets to tell you how to live your life. It's freedom, it's what we at least always say our soldiers fight for... enjoy it.
     
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    I would like to marry a tree and get all the tax benefits of marriage. I would like to take tax exemptions on My tree's saplings that I adopt.
     
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    But there was a giant step towards tyrrany in granting said freedom. There is nothing those ugly broads on the court can't do now.
     
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    Go ahead. As soon as the tree consents, I'm ok with that.
     
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    Corporations can dump all the money they want on congressmen, the government can compel citizens to buy a product, the NSA can spy on us, the president has the power to kill citizens, the police are conducting all sorts of no-knock raids, holding people for long periods without trial........

    but gay marriage is where it's all gone wrong?

    come on... really?

    Btw while y'all were arguing over this and Confederate flags world corporations dumped a bunch of money on congress and they passed a big trade bill that had been kept secret from the public until leaked and probably contains all sorts of stuff that's not good for we the people.

    But yeah gay marriage was important so lets worry about that.
     
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    Wait... is the tree old enough to consent? We can't be enabling twigophiles.
     
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    Re: from one moderate conservative to another ..


    Who would want to marry a farmer? :lol:

    Hey, if people want to stick a corn cob up their butt, it's none of my business is all I was saying.

    It really isn't going to affect me or society much I don't think... it would be a rather un-interesting video on utube nowadays... if it doesn't have tenticles, it's not cutting edge ... ;)
     
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    Pandora's box.
    Polymory of unlimited numbers, demands for benefits from government and employers, demands your ten spouses be allowed into the country, litigation, it's coming.


    Time to get government out of recognizing chosen human relationships.
    People should create legal docs how they want things handled for their life choice wishes.

    I see nothing to celebrate, careful what you wish for, few seem to think farther down the road these days.

    Though I wonder why this is celebrated as a great right of the people when
    I see other rights endlessly assaulted that are actually spelled out clearly in the constitution.
     
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    Like mandating that marriage is only recognized between a man and a woman? :idea:
     
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    You want freedom, get rid of all marriage laws and licenses.
     
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    I do see your point on this but consider that the government already is very involved in human relationships and has been since the beginning. Sure create legal documents but a lot of people don't think of this or can't afford a good lawyer to do it. Marriage also factors into things like offering testimony against a spouse, all kinds of military related benefits, and much more... power of attorney, inheritance, and taxes are just the tip of the iceberg.

    We'd have spent the next 2 or 3 decades rewriting law and another century figuring out new interpretations and precedents.... or we could just add to the definition of legal marriage. This would seem to be the better route for everyone,
     
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    Let us know when you find a tree that is able to form and communicate informed consent.
     
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    Yes.
    Really at this point, why is it's governments business anymore?
    Make your own legal docs how you want things recognized as far
    as money and other decisions.
    Libertarians might just want to start this conversation now because
    again, Pandora's box is opened and that means goverment is going
    to have to deal with that, and we taxpayers sucked in with no choice to pay for every benefit extended to all these new recognized relationships deemed benefit worthy.
     
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    I will make it political so maybe they will move this to the SZ. :D

    Regardless of your view on this particular topic. The reality is the court is now legislating through their rulings, the President is legislating through executive order, the only people not doing much legislating is congress unless of course their corporate overloads are paying them to.
     
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    As if AP didn't do that in post #1. But its OK, its NEVER political if its what the left wants; or if they say so.
     
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    Good grief, I have to read this crap even here?

    Frankly, I come to POA as a respite from the pathetic Ferguson/cross-dressing/flag banning/gay marriage obsessed world of mouth breathers I must deal with every day.

    Please move this to the Spin Zone!
     
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    What I'm hearing is that the individual states have no business deciding who can marry who. So brother/sister , father/daughter, etc marriage prohibitions should also be abolished. And why only two people can marry?
     
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    I'm thinking....according to the supremes....only if they love each other. :goofy:
     
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    Animals are fine.
    Furthermore, we're thinking about adopting our foster kid and then the three of us getting married.
     
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    You are exactly correct. I couldn't care less if 2 guys want to marry and screw each other in the azz until they bleed out but it should be left to the states to determine if the azz screwing can happen under the cover of marriage.
    If you want to discuss if the state should be involved at all...
     
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    Well you'd both have woodies......
     
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    Why should I care?
     
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    Preface: I have friends that are gay and I am not a homophobe. But I'm not going to pretend it's normal either. What people do behind closed doors is generally none of my business.

    But here's my thing, both sides miss the boat on this issue. Marriage isn't about love. Nobody needs a certificate for that. It's all about the protection of children. Period. It's a legal contract with a specific purpose. And by the way I think it's the State's right to get involved with the process to the extent that they are expected to support children that are not financially supported by their parents (fathers in particular.) That includes the right to force common law marriage and corresponding responsibilities to couples that produce children out of wedlock.

    This is an issue that doesn't exist on the gay side. Yes I am aware there are gay couples that do care for children, but a gay union in itself does not create a child, and those that have been allowed to adopt presumably had demonstrated the financial ability to do so.

    Gay people can and always have been able to form civil partnerships that allow the rights of survivorship over money and property. It's called a will. I agree with Climbnsink that the only victory that has been scored here is further erosion of the nuclear family in support of greater governmental control over our individual lives. That might sound contradictory to my first statement regarding the States' involvement in marriage, but it's not really, as it is (was at least) the status quo. This affects all of us, including gay people, equally. This is not a victory for gay people or moderately liberal people. This is a victory for Marxists.
     
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    I am infertile. What is your opinion about my marriage?
     
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    Didn't read any further than your post.

    1) there should be no "club".
    2) I'm not opposed to civil unions on a state by state basis. It's truly NOT the business of the Federal Government to stick their nose in here.
    3) Civil Unions vs marriage ONLY because "marriage" has a religious connotation to it. If the verbiage is "marriage" than what stops to courts from making the Catholic Church from performing gay weddings?
    4) I totally believe in 100% equal rights as far as the priveleges associatied with marriage are concerned.
     
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    Your spouse is legally next of kin. Without kids, excepting the divorce industrial complex, that is what state approved marriage does.
     
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    I think there are societal reasons why you should be married (e.g. it sets a positive example for other couples in a child bearing position.)
     
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    Principled stands all; and ones I agree with. Alas, you've not adequately celebrated the lifestyle choices of those anointed by out cultural Maoist leaders, and therefore you must be pushed like the bigot you are. After all, Tony Kennedy said that opposing the militant homosexual agenda has no legitimate basis besides "animus".
     
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    If he's anything like me, he couldn't give a flying ****. Same goes for hundreds of millions of other people, gay and straight.
     
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    For those of you in favor of leaving it entirely to the states...

    Imagine you were "married" in one state, then ...

    Traveled to a state that didn't recognize your "marriage" ...
    What would happen in the event one of you were to be incapacitated or hospitalized in that non-recognizing state? Would the well spouse have visiting rights or any say in care?

    Established residence in such a state ...
    Would you be able to get a divorce if you so chose?

    These are (or have been) real issues for same-sex couples.
     
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    Serious question then....
    So based on this is my pistol permit now valid in all states? Most states have more lenient laws than mine do the gun laws of my state now revert to the Federal law? Why don't we just get rid of the states then? We could consolidate the corruption that way.
     
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    IANAL
     
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    This is the issue EXACTLY!

    Everyone is focused on the ends justifying the means. We are losing sight of the fact that our entire system of governance, the Constitutional Republic, has been substantially eroded during the past 80 years or so and is is all being done by 9 unelected political appointees that are accountable to no one.

    Regardless of your position on the issue of gay marriage, this decision was another brick that has been removed from the foundation of our republic.

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    I need to reference my dictionary... Not sure if you agree or disagree!! :D:D:D
     
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