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Gay Marriage Still Unpopular in U.S.

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posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Most Americans still are against legalizing homosexual marriage according to a Gallup Poll.



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53 percent oppose same-sex marriage and 44 percent favour allowing it. When it first surveyed Americans about gay marriage in 2007, 68 percent were opposed and 27 percent in favour.

In the survey, respondents were asked about their political affiliations. Of the Democrats questioned, a majority favoured legal gay marriage.

70 percent identifying themselves as liberals expressed strong support. Those surveyed who claimed to be ”religious” opposed legal same-sex marriage by 70 percent to 27 percent


Foremost, I didn't write the article, I'm just the messenger. None the less, I will share my view on the subject. I say let'em get married
For those that think it's a sin, it's not for you to judge IMO.

Curious it didn't mention the other party affiliations from the Gallop Poll though.




posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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I find it sad, when gay couples cannot get married and then get the same benefits as a heterosexual couple.

Love is love.

To deny anybody their rights in this regard, in this day and age, is very sad.

Nothing like keeping the closet door open.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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All people are to be treated equal before the law. PERIOD.

It's part of American history and once we understand we are a nation that does not democratically choose peoples rights and they are guaranteed to us by the constitution, then we will finally be happy.

I, myself, am a strong proponent of Gay Marriage.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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I'm not surprised.

The world is moving towards a more religious extremist viewpoint anyway.

I'm a strong proponent of Gay Marriage for obvious reasons.

Luckily in Canada it's a non issue.

~Keeper



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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I can't understand why people oppose gay marriage.

Why should gays be given preferential treatment. They should be allowed to experience the misery and suffering us heteros have to endure in marriage.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
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I can't understand why people oppose gay marriage.

Why should gays be given preferential treatment. They should be allowed to experience the misery and suffering us heteros have to endure in marriage.


You know it's funny, people say that if you allow gays to marry your giving them special rights, when in fact it's the other way around.

The special right is that they ARE NOT allowed to marry at the moment.

Fair rights and equal rights would mean we can marry however we want, with consent of course..

~Keeper



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Societies seem to bounce between tolerance and intolerance, gay marriage way the top of the bounce, now we seem to be heading back to homophobia, racism, religious zealotary, ignorance and just plain hatred.

Its sad really we just go up and down and round and round on the roundabout of history as opposed to actually going somewhere.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Gay people should have every right to marry. If you love someone and want to make that commitment you should be allowed to. I don't understand what the big deal is. It truly hurts no one when gays marry.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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Precisely, gay people should have the right to ugly, messy, divorces too; with the accompanying acrimony, lawyers, courts, settlements, drunkenness, and the pleasure of being on the street with nothing but a bicycle, a shopping bag full of clothes and an Airedale that hates your guts.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Well, it is strange times we live in indeed.

The liberal,socialists defend both the rights of the gay populace and the Islamic zealots.

One faction would kill the other.

It kind of reminds me of those who argue that there is no proof that Jesus lived.

Where exactly do you suppose that all governments of the world come up with the present year date?

It is determined to be measured from the year of His birth.

I don't care if they marry or not.

There is no rational reason they should not.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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Heheee, did you run into my husband this morning?

My apologies to all for bad behavior here on Saturday. I threw the creep out when he told me he instructed his granddaughter to put sugar in a gas tank! He let that one slip............I have great ears! Erm, I was typing in here at the time.

Anyway, you are right, it should be equal opportunity misery for everyone!



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Think about the issue this way.

If we are to conclude that marriage is a religious sanctity between one man and one woman, then government is forbidden from respecting, authorizing or permitting it to be in government period. That would be due to the fact we have separation of church and state and since marriage is supposedly a religious thing then it has no business in government.

OR, we could say that marriage is a government and/or personal sanctity of commitment between two people since government is legally binding to treat all people equal before the law. Which would permit gay marriage and remove it from being an issue.

It's really quite simple.


[edit on 5/25/10 by Misoir]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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If we are to conclude that marriage is a religious sanctity between one man and one woman, then government is forbidden from respecting, authorizing or permitting it to be in government period.


Funny how they make you get a license in order to do so isn't it? So you have to obtain a license from the Government in order to be allowed the sanctity of marriage. Seems a tad like they're undermining, to all intents and purposes, the religious attributes of what marriage is supposed to be.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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I'm in love with three different women, anyone have issues with me marrying all three?



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:06 PM
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Nope

wouldn't recomend it mind, but your not hurting anyone so go for it.

as long as they know the score

[edit on 25-5-2010 by monkofmimir]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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It's funny. "For" "Against"...how can a society be truly free if they can't really do what they want. I know there are a million finite details between that statement and the "nitty gritty" of the arguments. But..

Do whatever you want.

Some people are just uncomfortable with gays. It is alright to be uncomfortable with it. Just as it is ok to do whatever you want.

Labels are the stupid thing though. Labels cause wars, encourage hate etc..

I would take just as much offense to being called homophobic, as I would if I were gay, and being called down.

Don't knock on my door explaining how what you do is better than what I do. In this statement I refer to LABELS.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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I have absolutely no problem with individuals of the homosexual persuasion getting married.

I find it amazing that so many people do, I can't help but wonder whats wrong with the people who object so strongly to everybody being granted the same rights as everybody else in society.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by Xtrozero
I'm in love with three different women, anyone have issues with me marrying all three?


Good point, and I think that is a valid reason why this is such a debate. From the KJV:


(Hebrews 13:4) 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.


We as a race have determined what is "sexually immoral".

No one knows what God deems as immoral. You having 3 wives might be immoral to most people. However, they are speaking for God IMO.

Before it get's posted as a rebuttal:


(Matthew 19:4-6) 4 He answered, "“Haven’t you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?’ 6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”"


Sure it says "male and female" in the beginning of that verse, but the end contradicts the first part. Who is to say that God didn't join, whatever the relationship, together. Maybe God changed his/her/it's mind now. Probably going to cause an uproar with that, but sometimes opinions do that.


[edit on 5/25/2010 by UberL33t]



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by Xtrozero
I'm in love with three different women, anyone have issues with me marrying all three?


Nope.

Monogamy is a farce.

You should be able to marry 20 women and 10 men if you want, so long as they are consenting adults, who am I to tell you your wrong?

~Keeper



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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What is marriage? Can someone explain this to me so i can understand why anyone wants this in the first place?

Who's idea was it?

What is going on....



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