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originally posted by: intrepid
Dude, that's the Angry Whopper.
a reply to: rustyclutch
Marriage always had something to do with religion.
Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal.
Its does, actually.
Just because you are an agnostic minister now doesnt change the fact it began as a religious ceremony
3% of the population should not be excluded, either, because a few fundies have an issue. Again, your religion doesn't get to dictate how another person lives.
Furthermore its not just Christians who marry through their religion and its not just Christians who believe it to be a sin. 3% of the population shouldnt be dictating what is now acceptable to the rest and trying to change their religious norms.
Got a source for this? Naw, you're just letting your true feelings show.
Being gay isnt cool, its not trendy and from a scientific standpoint it could be considered a minor disability
How do you account for the fact that homosexuality shows up in all corners of nature, throughout all pages of history, then?
If we had evolved as a species to be gay we would have died out a long time ago.
You still fail to answer the question though: What rights are being stripped from anyone?
However I feel they are being used as a tool to strip us of certain rights.