ANSWERS: 7
  • If they do, it's such a shame
  • The problem is, people who are against gay marriage don't consider us equals. They consider us second class citizens. Some don't consider us to be human at all. My question is, why is it any of their damn business when it doesn't effect them personally? This proposition will be over-turned because it's un-Constitutional. I don't recall "We the People" meaning only white, Christian heterosexual males since anyone other than that has had to fight for equal rights for decades?
  • What happened in California is a terrible tragedy -- an insult to human rights, and an enormous step backwards toward the dark ages for the country. How could this happen? Marriage has been redefined in major ways over the century -- how could anyone have fooled 51% of the population, in a fairly educated state, to make them believe that a definition which excludes a broad sector of the population is "right" and should be imposed on that minority? It's mind boggling. But maybe not so mind-boggling, too. People are afraid a lot these days -- afraid of differences, afraid of Islam, afraid of economic unrest, afraid of a future that isn't predictable. All that fear makes fine manure for many kinds of oppressive and regressive ideas: when people are afraid, they tend to run back to whatever seems solid and tested -- "traditional marriage", for example, is a solid-sounding idea... you can almost hear the mahogany timbers deep thud as they sink into the ground, assuring that the future will be safe from erosion. The only problem with these kinds of fear-based reactive ideas is that they produce outcomes which are ethically wrong! It is just plain wrong to deprive others of their right to marry whom they love. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. It doesn't matter how many fancy explanations one throws at this, it's a severe violation of the rights of others in a case that's completely unambiguous. So we have to learn to recognize fear when it arises, and not react in ways that are harmful to others.
  • Religion i assume deserves no consideration right? or the fact that democracy is MAJORITY rule, Down rate me if you disagree, the OP asked for an opinion i gave an honest answer. The vast majority of religions are NOT pro gay, but that automatically makes all religious people evil right? Religious belife should be stamped out in the name of a minority lifestyle? Most gays are better off not married anyways, you dont have to worry about alimony...
  • I would like to first establish my position on this issue. My wife and me are white, strait and have been married through the church now for 42 years, we are both Scottish thus from the UK. We are both Roman Catholics (Christians), but it is not fair to place all Christians in the same bag, there are 32 Christian religious groups and I understand that two of those had something to do with Proposition 8, we Roman Catholics had no business in this matter. My wife and me do not live in the USA and have never lived there. All I can say is that I have nothing against same sex couples or against gay and lesbian people, the wife and I have friends who are same sex couples and they are always welcomed in our home and one of said couples spend Christmas with us as they have no family here, we care for all of our friends who are highly respected in our home. Good luck to those who will have to fight this issue. Best regards.
  • Oh bloody hell. If you Americans are that bothered why dont you start a revolution or something? If I continue I am likely to be DR'ed so I will say that Moonwalker has already given a brilliant statement about the issue, but I should'nt really care. Europe is more inportant to the UK than America.
  • Californian's voted to ban gay mmarriage so everyone needs to get over it already. The majority spoke.

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