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Anonymous @ 5 years, 6 months ago

From my perspective, as long as the government gives benefits for marriage (which it does), it has a constitutional duty to equally protect all citizens in those partnerships, regardless of sex.

         
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Kelly Martin @ktmart1n3 5 years, 6 months ago

Government should not be involved in marriage. We derive marriage from religion, and that’s where marriage should stay (in my opinion). But all together, the government should be out of marriage. Marriage shouldn’t be a tax incentive, it should be a bond between two people who love each other. And that is what marriage has been and always should be.

         
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nathalie @nathaliedacosta 5 years, 6 months ago

I found myself in a debate with a friend the other day over how important it should be for gay couples to be able to call their union a legal “marriage” if they still get all the same legal benefits as a straight couple.

I believe that the name is everything, and that by making same sex couples call their union something other than marriage, we are not awarding them equal rights, regardless of whatever tax benefits they may receive. I’m pretty sure we decided in 1954 that “separate but equal” is unconstitutional.

My friend thinks that the definition of marriage should remain between a man and a women, and that it is not discriminatory to give same-sex “marriages” a different name as long as there is no difference in their legal treatment.

What is your opinion?

         
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nina anakar @ninaanakar 5 years, 6 months ago

I mean, if we are supposed to have “Freedom of Religion,” and marriage (for most) stems from religion or personal beliefs and values, I say absolutely NOT.

         
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Joe Perticone @joeperticone 5 years, 6 months ago

i do not support gay marriage, i think it’s wrong… but just because i disagree with something doesnt mean it should be illegal. we need to get the government out of our lives in all aspects.

         
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nina anakar @ninaanakar 5 years, 6 months ago

@KellyMartin couldn’t have said it better. Marriage should not be a tax incentive, it should be a personal bond.

The personal should do its best to stay out of politics. Though I may not fully understand my empathy is with those in love of the same sex who have to feel that they are not accepted by the country that they belong to.

         
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Mohammad Tiba @sirtiba 5 years, 6 months ago

To all those who answered in favor of government staying g out of marriage, would you also pose the same argument for marriage between more than two people?

         
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Joe Perticone @joeperticone 5 years, 6 months ago

@sirtiba yes i would, as long as all parties are consenting adults making their own choices free from force or coercion… why should the govt be telling people how to live their lives?

         
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Chris Watkins @wakesurfr99 5 years, 6 months ago

I dont like the idea of government having a say in it at all. At least at the federal level the biggest thing that is getting overlooked is their children. Not that homosexuals will be bad parents but how will they be treated by other kids other families? Im assuming the ripple affect will be pretty harsh for the kids, I could be wrong thought.

         

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