Is a person who doesn't support Gay Marriage a homophobe?

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    Oct 02, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    Is a person who doesn't support Gay Marriage a homophobe?What's your opinion?
  • Hothouse

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    Oct 02, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
    I perfer the term uninformed, uneducated, or selfish. But homophobe works, too.
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    Oct 02, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    I don't support gay marriage....I don't support marriage in general - gay, straight, or anything in between.
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    Oct 02, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidIs a person who doesn't support Gay Marriage a homophobe?What's your opinion?


    I can probably give you an opinion if you tell us WHY a person doesn't support marriage for gay people.
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    Oct 02, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    Bromoflexual saidI don't support gay marriage....I don't support marriage in general - gay, straight, or anything in between.



    Because.....?
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 02, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    Is someone who doesn't support biracial marriage a racist?
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    I know someone that believes the actual action of gay sex is a sin. They love the person, not the sin -- I think denying equality is 100% discrimination, but their reasons are more complex. I suppose most people would call it ignorance.
  • great_scott

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    Oct 02, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    I think it's one of those cases where anti-homo people will most likely be against homo marriage, but not all people who disagree with homo marriage are anti-homos.
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    AnOriginal saidI know someone that believes the actual action of gay sex is a sin. They love the person, not the sin -- I think denying equality is 100% discrimination, but their reasons are more complex. I suppose most people would call it ignorance.


    Oh yes, I heard that. Like so, 'For Christians who believe the entire Bible and the inescapable truth that there are certain sexual expressions that the sacred text unequivocally labels as sin.'

    However, they are then ignoring what the bible says about spilled seed, (masturbation) and more spilled seed (oral sex) and curiously I can find no taboo to marriage or anything else for the faithful straights that engage in those two activities.

    Now here's what the Supreme Court said up here:

    “Courts have recognized a strong connection between sexual orientation and sexual conduct and where the conduct targeted by speech is a crucial aspect of the identity of a vulnerable group, attacks on this conduct stand as proxy for attacks on the group itself,” the Court stated."
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    great_scott saidI think it's one of those cases where anti-homo people will most likely be against homo marriage, but not all people who disagree with homo marriage are anti-homos.


    It depends entirely on the reasons. I have friends that don't believe in marriage at all. BUT, they do not try to destroy or stop the marriages of others.
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    Some people believe that the institution of marriage should remain hetero-normative(a man and a woman), and civil partnerships should be accorded to homosexuals!? They are still homophobes due to the fact that they do not accept formal equality based on sexual orientation.

    It's like saying women can be secretary of state, but can never run for president, equality must be absolute unless there are reasonable grounds for discrimination(must not be unfair), there are several tests to determine reasonableness. ie. affirmative action is instituted to achieve equality, despite being discriminatory, however it does pass the test of reason.

    The majority cannot restrict the right of equality based on morality. Who's morality are we talking about?
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    I'm sure people have seen a variation of this quote before:

    "I hate the word 'homophobia.' You're not afraid of anything. You're just an asshole."

  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 02, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    I don't believe in contractual marriage of any kind. However, the issue is that a marriage contract between two people is sanctioned by the government. Religious beliefs has absolutely nothing at all to do with a legal contract issued by the government that provides specific rights to one group of people, while being denied to another group of people. So anyone who is against providing those equal rights under the law is a bigot, plain and simple.
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    It depends on the person first.
    Then his background.
    then his attitude.
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    Oct 05, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    I personally don't support the notion that governments recognize marriage for straights or gays. Does that make me homophobic?

    In all seriousness the gay marriage supporters kinda bug me because they have ignored the biggest problem: government is giving special privileges based on our social behavior. Rather than fight against such intrusion they just selfishly asked for inclusion into the "privileged" group.