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Gay couple married after ruling (Toronto, Canada)
TheStar.com ^ | June 10, 2003 | TRACEY TYLER AND TRACY HUFFMAN

Posted on 06/11/2003 5:25:36 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP

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To: cherry_bomb88
"Just one question for you......why do YOU think it should be legal?"

I presume you're asking about homosexual marriage here.
I view marriage as a civil contract, not a religious one. (After all, the state issues the marriage licenses, not the church.) I can't immediately think of any other civil contract that is forbidden solely on the basis of sexuality.

It would also solve the following logical disconnect:

Heterosexual: You gays are so promiscuous. It's disgusting. Why can't you form stable relationships?

Gay: My partner and I have been monogamously together for ten years. We'd like official recognition of it, as there is for the relationship between you and your wife.

Heterosexual: No! That's disgusting!

Gay: So if we're promiscuous, it's disgusting, and if we are in a stable relationship (which is what you are asking us to do) it's disgusting.... [*logic circuits burn out*]
81 posted on 06/13/2003 4:26:34 PM PDT by jde1953
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To: jde1953; unspun
My logic does not follow that...I know many gays that have been in longer relationships than heterosexuals and I know many heters (men & women) that are PIGS about fidelity and openly sleezey.

What they seek, my FRiend, is not mere "legal contracts"...after all, if that's all you wanted, you CAN have "joint partnership" contracts legally drawn up by lawyers in most states....kind of a "pre-nup" type agreement that spells out who gets what if there's a split...that can be done for hetero or gay couples. No need for recognition of "Holy Matrimony"....there is nothing "holy" about gay marriages.

82 posted on 06/13/2003 4:58:13 PM PDT by cherry_bomb88 (Are you on the right side of the wrong issue or the wrong side of the right issue?)
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To: cherry_bomb88; jde1953
Gay unions might be about something that sounds a lot like the first syllable in "holy" but that is the only connection that comes to mind.
83 posted on 06/13/2003 5:00:39 PM PDT by unspun ("Do everything in love.")
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To: unspun
pretty much my thought....was looking for your wisdom on how to combat this.
84 posted on 06/13/2003 5:03:53 PM PDT by cherry_bomb88 (Are you on the right side of the wrong issue or the wrong side of the right issue?)
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To: cherry_bomb88
pretty much my thought....was looking for your wisdom on how to combat this.

Some kind of salty firestorm from the heavens worked a few thousand years ago, at the southern end of what is now the Dead Sea.

85 posted on 06/13/2003 5:08:29 PM PDT by unspun ("Do everything in love.")
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To: cherry_bomb88
But now, well... speaking the truth in love, for as long as the Lord's servant in 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2 holds out, seems to be the point. Also not settling for lies against the truth in our culture and it's politics.
86 posted on 06/13/2003 5:11:23 PM PDT by unspun ("Do everything in love.")
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To: cherry_bomb88
"CAN have "joint partnership" contracts legally drawn up by lawyers in most states....kind of a "pre-nup" type agreement that spells out who gets what if there's a split...that can be done for hetero or gay couples. No need for recognition of "Holy Matrimony"....there is nothing "holy" about gay marriages."

1) Note that, in order to get the same legal standing which comes automatically with marriage, a gay couple would have to go to the time and expense of filling out tens of agreements.

2) You prefer holy matrimony, which you are free to do. Please be aware that the law does not make such a distinction. A couple can go to the county courthouse and get married without a clergyman anywhere in the vicinity; their marriage is perfectly legal. Two atheists can get married, and their marriage is also legal. Two Wiccans can get married by a Wiccan clergyman (whom you might not recognize as being "holy"), but their marriage is still 100% valid.
87 posted on 06/16/2003 9:48:44 PM PDT by jde1953
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