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  • I believe that if 2 people same sex or not want to share a life together that they should have the same rights as the rest of the "normal" society. One of my best friends entered into a same sex marriage last year after living together for 7 years and I feel that if a straight person can jump into a marriage after less then a year there should be no problem with 2 same sex adults that have been together for almost a decade. I think that as long as the two people are commited to each other (same sex or not) they should have the choice to be legally bound.
  • I support the right to choose whoever you want to be your partner in life irregardless of their sex or nationality.
  • Yes. No doubt.
  • I can't say I support it, But they have the right to get married. I'm not against it. Personally I could just care less.
  • Not ethically, but I can see the economical use. It's not that I am opposed to homosexuality. Not at all. It's because I don't see why two people who are truly in love should need the state to declare anything about their relationship.
  • Yes i support it. I think it is stupid for someone to tell someone who they can and cant marry. I personally know for a fact they would think differently if someone told them they couldnt marry the person they loved.
  • I live in the United States but I am totally glad that Canada has took a step ahead in civil rights. Hopefully, more states in the US will take a step ahead.
  • I'm fine with it. I think that if 2 people found love with someone of the same gender, who am I to tell them that is any less then the love I found with my husband?
  • I'm ok with this, and it doesn't affect me or any other strait person in any way.
  • I do not think that the term "Marriage" has any place in legal vernacular. It is a term born from religion and is exclusive of those not meeting the still religious definition. In order to fairly maintain a separation of church and State as set forth in the First Amendment, I would strike the word marriage from all legal debate. We are required by law currently to get a marriage license to create what is in effect a legal union between two people. Why not call it that, and allow any two people to enter into this contract? The term marriage, if so desired, could then be granted by a church official, with any and all ceremony the couple feels is appropriate. This would have the additional benefit of forcing the churches to address the gay marriage issue.
  • Everyone deserves to be happy and they are God's children just like everyone else.
  • Lord knows there's little enough of happiness in the world. If being married would make gay couples happy, then I'm for it. How would it affect me? Not at all.
  • I'm perfectly okay with it, precisely because it doesn't effect me in any way. Which is, granted, something of a hypocrisy on my part, because in the case of gay marriage being illegal, which doesn't effect me either, I'm perfectly un-okay with it.
  • Marriage is a legal, civil union. Marriage is a celebration of that legal union generally based on historical or religious practices. If a gay couple wants to merge the civil ceremony with a celebration, I have no problem with it. The term civil union just takes the love out of it. Why don't we callied narried straight couples civilly unified.
  • Homosexual persons love the exact same way that heterosexuals do. Why shouldn't they be married? I would feel great that anyone who is in love can MARRY and be considered the same as any other married couple. I hate that we put stipulations on love...kind of contradictory to LOVE's meaning.
  • I have absolutely no problem with it. I think it is equal. It has no effect on me. It doesn't change at all how i feel.
  • Meh, it's cool. Whatever, people can marry their house plants for all I care. As long as it's not hurting anyone else.
  • If I have the right to marry any guy I want, and I'm not using the right, I think anyone else can have it. If they're in love and want to be together forever, who am I to argue?
  • I think marriage is the union of two people who love eachother, not necessarily a man and women. All I've got to say about this is "'bout time"
  • Same sex marriage is the same. Both have two people, both having those same people stating, making, and hopefully keeping a commitment to each other, and both have two people that love one another. There gender should not matter one bit, love is love. We dont stop/try to stop people with disabilities, people of different races, or older people from getting married so what makes this any different? As far as how it makes me feel, well good and bad. Good for the happy people who can now make there true love offical, although i think they knew it was all along. Bad because it shows what kind of world we live in and the kind of people that are in this world. Its really, sad, that so many people try and stop others from becomming happy, just for there own good.
  • I don't think it should ever have been illegal. Many places finally abolished slavery because they realised that we are all the same, all human, and the same goes for being gay, or heterosexual, or bi, or transsexual or whatever other sexual you want to be. So long as it is between consenting adults and they are not doing it in the streets who cares? ( Ok sometimes doing it in the streets might be fun) It wont affect me at all, how could it? If a marriage between a man and a woman doesn't affect me how could a gay marriage affect me? Its their life. As to how it makes me feel, all I can say is, about damn time and the rest of the world needs to follow suit.
  • It's great and absolutely overdue.
  • gay mairage is not a mairage any more than an open mairage... it is a civil union which should be recognised as every bit as binding as mairage. mairage is a religious endeavor and has a long established definition. this does not mean that mairage deserves any more legal recognition than other civil unions.
  • I actually feel pretty good about it. If my children turn out to be homosexual then I would love for them to be able to marry the people they love and not have to jump through hoops to keep the extreme conservatives happy. Hopefully it is widely accepted here in the US soon!
  • i think gay people ought to have the same rights to get married as anyone else. it doesnt affect me because I'm not gay.
  • I am going to my first lesbian wedding in Canada next month and I couldn't be more excited for the couple! My best friend will be one of the "brides." They have wanted this union for the past 10 years and I am so happy they are finally getting it. I think a union should be of two people who love each other and sex, color, or religion should not matter.
  • I'm sorry, but I lost my give a damn. Why would it bother anyone to know that two people that they don't know are getting married. It's immature and silly, really. Even if you're anti-gay, they're already living together and having sex, what do you accomplish by not allowing them a title? The quick answer is Very little. I say (as a Canadian), let them get married, and then let us worry about things that actually matter, like taxes, famine, global warming, war, peace and pestilence. Back to the things that aren't nit-picking. Just my two cents, I'm sorry if I've offended you.
  • Won't affect me in any way! Doesn't make me feel any different! As long as they love each other, more power to em. Men and women get divorced and re-married like it's some sort of game.
  • As a gay guy I want to say thanks to all the straight people that support fairness for everybody. I also want to say why it is important to me is that for so long I have heard some people's belief that we as gay people are really too wild and entirely without morals or boundaries etc. I just feel that the people who hate us and some that are afraid of us and against us at every turn should not be able to have it both ways, as to portray us as out of control sex fiends and at the same time deny us the ability to validate our relationship and desire to love and be with one person. That validation is something that has been missing and it helps younger gays & lesbians see that there is a much more boring regular life than the bar and club life. Just as the gentlemen above pointed out we should b able to be as miserable or as happy as anyone else. Thanks Matt
  • Can someone please explain to me what the fuss is about? If I want to "marry" a goat, why not let me. My "union" with the goat won't affect your relationship with your partner. If I want to call my relationship a "marriage", why not? If you want to call your relationship with your partner a "btsflpk", go for it. The only significance to such words as "marriage" is whatever the people who are directly involved give it. GLBT people will have the same statistical success with marriage as "straight" people have. That is, over 60% of first-time marriages end in divorce. Already me and my goat are talking about separating. Posting Comment...
  • It's not the same as man and woman, but it's significant, not so much 4 the title, as is for the rights that come with it. My partner passed away and I was shocked at how I had no rights as he lay dying in the hospital. Put anyone in that situation and I believe they would realize the importance of something we never think about.
  • the only reason not to like gay marraig is religous and there is a seperation of church and state. canada is great for doing this. i have no prejeduces whatsoever. homophobic is the new racist. people will one day look back on our restrictions of gays like the do on slavery. not trying to say that not being married is the equivalent of slavery, but you know what i mean.
  • I am very happy gay marriage is legal, it does not affect me at all, live and let live. Of course the concept of marriage between gays and between a man and woman are the same, its about love and commitment. They should be treated the same way
  • As far as I'm concerned, there's little enough of happiness in this sad, old world, and if getting married is what it takes to make folks happy, I'm for it, even if they're the same sex.
  • It's not "gay" marriage and "straight" marriage. Marriage is simply marriage. A couple generations ago some people weren't comfortable with interracial marriage either. This too shall pass.
  • Thats totally awesome :) I think EVERYONE should follow suite and make gay marriage legal worldwide. Whats wrong with same sex unions? Nothing! Fall in love with people not gender. <3
  • OMG!!! gay people can get married? what next? let them vote? believe it or not that is a sadly common response to gay marriages, the voting was an exaggeration... Two PEOPLE who love each other should be able to get married, sounds simple enough to me. no dogs or cats... or GOATS.
  • Canada and Canadians can make whatever laws they want and I could care less about it. "Gay marriage" itself is something that I could care less about either - since I'm not "gay" it dosn't affect me. And how do I feel on the whole matter? In all honesty I feel nothing - except that those who seem to bitch about it so much are really making themselves look like jerks to us who could care less about it.
  • I think people find love where they find it. If it happens that it is between two people of the same sex, why should they not be afforded the same rights and privileges as a man and woman? I agree that marriage is a term that really has no place in government.
  • Well I think that if two people of the same sex want to be together they shouldnt call it marriage. Let them do it but call it some kind of "union" or something. As far as adopting kids, well I'll just say "no comment".
  • Being from Canada. I think everyone has the right to be with someone that they love. Marriage of the same sex does not effect me in anyway. I believe that is really effects the churches. Toronto has always had a stance on gay marriages way before they became legal. I say its just anther form of prejudice. We all bleed red and what one does in their own life is there own right. living in America and hearing and seeing the fight that the gay community is fighting for that right blows my mind. And by the way... I am a happily married heterosexual. They should be left alone period!!
  • i fully suport gay marriage and am happy to hear this. one small step toward acceptance is one small step toward world peace.
  • I think gay marriage is a good think, and to prove it, I will prove that religeon is homosexual. Religous people think that man is different from all other beings, which means man is unusual, a synonym for unusual is queer, which for most people has the synonym of homosexual. Thus man is gay. (and also, the devil and god are guys and they must have one of those i hate you relathionships)
  • having a licence of marrage really helps us all for example it is easyer for a married couple to get medical insurance because they are a married couple. retirement benifits are extended to the married parnter the other person should be entitled to everything a hetero couple should be entiteled to If the couple are together for years and one dies the family of the one that died has more rights to the dead dudes stuff than the partner does. the surviving partner goes on welfare he is thrown out of thier home by the other family (because they did not like him anyway) he becomes homeless and lives in shelters is on medicaid with no rights to his parnters SSI or retirement benifits so we end up paying for him to survive it is a real sad place to be in and it does happen all the time curtdude
  • Not only am I okay with marriage I am ecstatic. Finally a country that sees that we're all equal, no matter of the color, sexual preference or/and religion.
  • Well. If you found the one you love and hes the same sex. Who cares? Its not about what others think. I think its great =] Love is powerful Gay, Lesbian, Bi or straight. ^^
  • It affected me because it allowed me to marry the woman I love. I think people are often confused about marriage. Whether any marriage is valid in the eyes of God is a personal thing, or a communal thing, but either way it certainly isn't a legal issue. Marriage was the last tradition to be made a sacrament in the Catholic church and it was made so -- at least according to some -- in order to appease an uneducated populace who were upset at not being able to read the scriptures or understand the service (which were all in Latin) ... i.e. who felt they weren't involved in their own religion. So hey, throw them marriage, say that's religious and now when they get married -- which the vast majority of them would do -- they'll feel it's about God and they won't be upset about the scriptures or services being unintelligible anymore. (Of course, that didn't last forever, and the scriptures and services became somewhat-democratized through translation, but that's another story.) My point is that nothing is sacred unless it is sacred to you (or the extension of you: your community). If gay marriages make a mockery of sacred marriages, so what? What's it to you? (And really, if gay marriages make a mockery of sacred marriage, what does divorce do? What does wife abuse do? What does reality TV do? What does any civil marriage that doesn't have a religious component do?) Gay marriages are civil marriages, no different from other civil marriages. If some gay marriages also happen in a religious setting, that's their business: you're certainly welcome to believe it's invalid and that God doesn't recognize it. But what justification does anyone have to try to prevent it from happening? None whatsoever.
  • I feel that times are changing a dollar isn't worth the same as it did in the past. the words right and wrong isn't as clear as we betray it to be. but when you think about it marriage was already tainted with the divorce rate and it is still rising. so who are we to say no to gays aka humanbeings because i do believe and correct me if im wrong they have equal rights? yeah that's it equal rights!!

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