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Originally posted by xxpigxx
I would like to know what RIGHTS are taken away from a couple in a civil union as opposed to a marriage.
All I read is rights are taken away. No one gives any examples.
The Constitution of the USA gives no rights regarding either. It states that any rights not specifically enumerated are delegated to the states.
Therefore, marriage is defined by the state, and more specifically, the people of the state.
There is no RIGHTS issue involved. To compare it to the Civil Rights movements (black equality, women's equality, etc) is fallacy, and a disgrace to those movements.
If you do not live as mainstream society lives, why do expect to have the same BENEFITS of mainstream society?
[edit on 26/5/2009 by xxpigxx]
I agree that religion has a lot to do with it, but seriously, aren't you living in a country who's pledge of allegiance has the words `under god'..... so please explain to me, you want to live in a christian based country.... and you want the right to go against that pledge.....
Originally posted by CherryDuck
Maybe they should think of moving. You say, shame on those who don't think homosexuals deserve the same happiness as everyone else? They do deserve happiness, but what you need to understand that many christians, like myself, would see that passing this law would be like giving them a ticket to hell, and throwing in a free drink. I'm not a bible basher, and no, i don't go to church every sunday, but the reason we think these things, or at least christians who are preaching through love, not hate, is because we LOVE these people, and in no way would we try to HELP them sin, we want to help them so that hopefully someday they will stand at the pearly gates.
[edit on 27/5/09 by CherryDuck]
Originally posted by Decoy
Oh SO, what's gay rights to do with this site's fundamentals?