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To: davidosborne
Oh, I get it, alright. I get that there are some people who simply feel some kind of authority to compel the lives of others, if not by persuasion then by force of law.

Frankly, I have more respect for a free country, where people can be who they are, and a free press, which can publish whatever announcements they feel appropriate. Maybe it's you who don't get it.

11 posted on 01/05/2004 4:50:01 AM PST by tdadams
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To: tdadams
Frankly, I have more respect for a free country, where people can be who they are, and a free press, which can publish whatever announcements they feel appropriate. Maybe it's you who don't get it.

A free country still has laws. I am against same sex unions being called marriages. I am against more than two entering into marriage as practiced in some religions.

The reasons I'm against these practices being called marriage is more societal than religious, although our society has roots in the Judaeo-Christian religion.

The laws are not fair in many ways. A heterosexual couple that is living together is not allowed insurance that a homosexual couple is given just for saying they are a couple. Yet, you could be taking care of a person not related to you because you are good friends and not be able to use your insurance for someone in your household unless you are gay.

If a person can prove that they are taking care and responsible for another unrelated person, then why can't they use insurance for the other person. But the way it is set up, any so called "gay couple" can use the insurance, but two buddies that are not "gay" cannot help each other.

Two gays may be a couple, but it is not a marriage and there is no reason it cannot be listed in the newspapers as a civil union and not as a marriage.

This newspaper is trying to make news, not report the news.

18 posted on 01/05/2004 5:46:33 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: tdadams; 2sheep; davidosborne
A free country without morals, decency, and self-control isn't a free country, it's a lawless hellhole not fit for civilized habitation. A free people must also be a moral people, or the system just doesn't work.

I wonder if weapons of self-defense were outlawed in Sodom, which may explain why the freaks saw fit to beat at Lot's door for fresh meat.

Biff Tannen's alternative 1985 was probably a serene paradise compared to where the US is going.
19 posted on 01/05/2004 5:51:43 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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