Is Gay Marriage necessary?

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    Aug 01, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    ...well is it?, not sure how I feel about it
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    Necessary or not, I think gays should at least have the option to marry. Couples, gay or straight, should then decide whether or not its necessary.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    Equality is.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidEquality is.


    trinijojo saidNecessary or not, I think gays should at least have the option to marry. Couples, gay or straight, should then decide whether or not its necessary.


    Personally, i dont think ill ever get married, though.. if i finally find someone who i really love then i want the option (then i might want to do it). The two quotes above is why we need it.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidEquality is.

    This.
    To answer the original Marriage is a waste of time, but everyone should have the choice.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    JumpMan_Josh saidEquality is.

    This.
    To answer the original Marriage is a waste of time, but everyone should have the choice.


    That, and some people will always consider us less than full people without a demonstration of gays being equal without full and equal rights.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    The government provides certain right to licensed married couples that it does not provide or recognize to a married gay couple ..the same rights need to be provided to everyone
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    It is for each couple, gay or straight, to decide what is necessary for them, not you or the rest of society.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    I see too many gays say they are against gay marriage because they, personally, do not want to get married. Its as if the notion of equality doesn't mean anything because they don't care to opt in to marriage. Hurts my brain trying to follow their thought processes.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Yes it is. Because some gay people want to get married.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    NOT GAY Marriage but the right to marry should be. It is a covenant that should be equally available to all and the benefits of that covenant.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    Of course it is, for the sake of equality.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Marriage is not important.
    But legalizing same sex marriage is.
    #equality

  • Aug 01, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Yes the $$$ alone say so

    http://dot429.com/articles/1130

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    Aug 01, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    ayer2009 saidNOT GAY Marriage but the right to marry should be. It is a covenant that should be equally available to all and the benefits of that covenant.
    well said!
  • Jasonblue

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    Aug 01, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    ^Well said!
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidEquality is.


    ding ding ding

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    Aug 01, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Why is always the 20 somethings or -20 somethings that are ambivalent (look it up)?
    Not sure if its a good thing or bad, but a negative reminder to me when I wish I was young again.

    Get back to us after you've been in a relationship for over 10 years...No, wait, you won't have to, because those of us that are not ambivalent will have made it a non-issue for you.
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    Happy and contented it is such a non issue concerning my relationship, and life. But then I never wanted a gay wedding anyways. A ceremony on top of Ayers Rock would suffice; with just the two of us.
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    kevinsbeach saidMarriage is important to some people including same sex couples and its beyond equality. There are many same sex couples who are in very committed long term relationships and want to solidify it in a legal marriage under the eyes of the law.

    Not everybody sees Same Sex Marriage as having to do with equality. Equality is part of it automatically, but that’s not the sole reason others want the choice to marry their partner in crime. You have to take the marriage aspect of it seriously even if you have no personal interest in marrying anybody in this lifetime.


    There are also those of us who are in 20+ years relationships, who are happy with the way things are too; where we see and have no need or want to get married; after all some piece of paper is not going to change anything for the better, or make us any more of a couple or any more commited; I think for many gays it has more to do with status, than love, to make a political statement more than it is about being in a commited long term relationship.
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    Of course it is!
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    JumpMan_Josh saidEquality is.

    This.
    To answer the original Marriage is a waste of time, but everyone should have the choice.


    Marriage is a waste of time but the rights that come with it should be attainable for any couple. I can't imagine now being able to see my partner or spouse should they ever be hospitalized.
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America by Jonathan Rauch http://jonathanrauch.com

    "Times Books/Henry Holt and Company, Apr 7, 2004 - Social Science - 207 pages, A leading Washington journalist argues that gay marriage is the best way to preserve and protect society's most essential institution"

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  • tckrguys

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    Aug 01, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    Civil marriage is about rights. Like the right to inheritance without being taxed, the right of survivorship to a home without extraneous legal documentation, the right to have my husband on my health insurance plan without it being taxed as a "benefit". These are just 3 of over 1,100 legal rights married people enjoy and currently are not available to same-sex couples.
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    Aug 01, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Get government out of religious ceremonies, period. This has become such a yawn of political shallow thinking from gays and straights. Come on people, move your thinking along.

    The question ought to be "Does the government have a role to play in recognizing/sanctioning domestic relationships of ALL types, including those outside of sexuality?" The answer to that is at least 'yes' in terms of property law.

    If people want to declare their union of whatever kind beneath a rainbow, or cross or temple bell, who gives a f**k. THAT is not the concern of civil government.

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