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Originally posted by davespanners
Originally posted by Helious
Your not Jews, you have haven't struggled for 5 thousand years under endless oppression.
So would you like to point out a society or time where homosexuals have had equal rights as heterosexual partners? I would suggest that the fact it is so difficult to do so is pretty good evidence that they indeed HAVE been oppressed for endless numbers of years, unless of course you think that gay people have just decided to be treated worse then their straight counter parts throughout history.
Jewish people weren't the only ones put into camps in the 1940's you know
Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
Originally posted by Helious
Originally posted by chancemusky
Is it me, or has the OP never met a gay person?
I have been a bartender for 14 years, I have met hundreds, some that you would NEVER know where gay and others that pitch there voice 10 decibels below there natural voice and skip from one table to the next.
Ive met all kinds and I'm even friends with those I have found to be to my liking and posts like this just make them laugh. I guess because the ones that I call friends couldn't care less about the majority I'm talking about because it has never been there "agenda" to gain rights that a sexual preferences should not grant.
Im sorry maybe I misunderstood, are you claiming that the "majority" of gay people are not seeking rights, and are looking for attention?
Originally posted by DantesPeak
Umm, I'm pretty sure 99% of the threads about homosexuality here are from wingnuts screaming about how it's unnatural and "the bible says you're an abomination!" etc.
So how about the heterosexual people hush up about homosexuals since it's none of their business?
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
There is no such thing as an "inequality of rights". All people have the same rights. If it is a right, it is universally so, and is inherently so, not some legal fabrication, but a natural phenomenon.
This is part of the problem with the whole "gay" issue. "Gay rights", much like "minority rights" is about civil rights, not natural unalienable rights, and more and more people are waking up to the difference and are getting a little tired of having civil rights shoved down their throats as if it some sacred cow. Beyond the inappropriate locker room talk that tends to come with "gay pride" - which seems to be the point the O.P. is making, there is the nonsense of "inequality of rights", but more to the point, you in your assertions pretty much lay out the contradiction of the whole gay marriage issue, and how that only serves to distract from the real question.
The real question is not why can't gays get married - they can and just simply have to hold their own sacred ceremony to do so and need no permission from the state to do so - the real question is why does any person, gay or straight need a license to get married? The legal definition of license is the grant of permission to do something that would otherwise be illegal to do. Is getting married illegal, and is this why people are expected to obtain a license in order to do so?
The gay marriage issue is not about gays getting married, it is about filing on tax returns, and "benefits", nothing more. To equate filing on tax returns with equal rights is so odious it stinks to high heaven, and every person has the right to contract. Every person should exert their unalienable right to contract to secure the best possible deal they can get, and none of this has anything to do with sexual proclivities. It has everything to do with victimology.
Originally posted by darrylss
I am gay.. never once have I ever had a parade... NOR forced my sexuality on anyone... careful how you word your self, you are skirting a cyber hate thread here.
I contribute to society both my partner and I both do.. we teach your kids, and social work your hertro sexual, we watch heterosexual preform public displays of affection.. why cant we?.... we help families who cant seem to keep it tgother.. I mean I can go on and on... we are everywhere.. we will continue to have our parades, and have our spikes dog colars... you will just have to learn to live with it... hell next time you get your hair cut or sit down at a restaraunt.. were serving you...
I dont know what kind of GOD you may have but mine is perferct never hating or casting his children away but loving eachone equally...my god makes no mistakes like yours does.
love from CANADA
If you think the only benefit of a government recognized marriage that gay people want is filing their taxes then I understand a little better why you're confused on this issue. Gays do have their own marriages in Christian churches (as well as others), except the government won't recognize them. (Why is the government allowed to recognize some religious marriages, but not others?) There is principal, and there are more legal benefits than just taxes as well.