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Opposing gay marriage doesn't mean I'm barking
The Australian ^ | April 14, 2011 | Barry Cohen

Posted on 04/14/2011 3:14:06 AM PDT by AustralianConservative

A lot has happened in the past 40 years that has been of benefit to the gay community. Some I agreed with, others went too far, but marriage between people of the same sex giving them equal status with heterosexual couples, in my view, goes way beyond the pale. They argue that the present law discriminates against them. It does. And it's the same reason why I can't marry Jamie or Hamish.

And how about the discrimination against pedophiles, prohibiting sexual relations with children? Why do we discriminate against 15-year-old girls and boys for what used to be called carnal knowledge? Why do we ban men from entering women's toilets or vice versa? I could go on but I'm sure you discern my drift. We discriminate because society believes it is the right and moral thing to do.

Marriage was considered, until recently, sacrosanct. Bigamy and polygamy are banned. Why should we discriminate against men who want more than one wife, or wives who want more than one husband?

With all its flaws, and few marriages are perfect, marriage is the bedrock on which our society is based. It won't be if these twerps have their way.

The time has come for us "neocons" to fight back and tell the gay community that we've gone from prohibition to tolerance to acceptance, but we won't accept that gay marriage and conventional marriage is the same thing.

They might have got some of what they wanted if they had asked for a gay marriage act, quite separate from conventional marriage but can you expect them to accept a gay marriage certificate proclaiming them to be a gay couple?

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: australia; civilization; gaymarriage
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/opposing-gay-marriage-doesnt-mean-im-barking/story-e6frgd0x-1226038720460
1 posted on 04/14/2011 3:14:10 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative
There is no such thing as "gay marriage".

Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. By definition, gays don't qualify.

2 posted on 04/14/2011 3:17:06 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: AustralianConservative

Before long we’ll be able to marry our children; then it will be our domestic animals. When that happens I’m going to declare every one of them a dependent for tax purposes.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 3:25:48 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: South40

Good point – you know your Latin.


4 posted on 04/14/2011 4:05:32 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I shouldn’t laugh. In “gay marriage” Canada, they’re already trying to open the door for polygamists. Some academics are also promoting “intergenerational” love (code for child abuse) and animal-on-human ethics. It is just bizarre. Point taken.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 4:09:46 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

Gays have always been able to get married, and have throughout history. I just don’t see the problem. In fact, it seems that women are more attracted to gay guys than straight guys, so, if anything, it’s easier for them to find a wife than it is for us straight guys.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 4:24:43 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: AustralianConservative

And how about the discrimination against pedophiles, prohibiting sexual relations with children? Why do we discriminate against 15-year-old girls and boys for what used to be called carnal knowledge? Why do we ban men from entering women’s toilets or vice versa?

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And that is exactly the point. The ultimate goal of this movement is to destroy all of the taboos; they want a state of pansexualism where nothing is forbidden.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 5:48:14 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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