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  • Watch and hear:
  • That depends on your beliefs. No one can/should tell you what to believe. My suggestion is to do lots of research to follow your heart.
  • I do not think that God cares about gay marriage. God cares about how we treat each other as God's children. I met a gay couple that adopted an orphan from Irag. What is better for the child? God would approve.
  • gay marriages are wrong! if Gay marriage was accepted what would be next? getting married to your mum or something or sister or whatever some people are attracted to there own family like that. The more we lose our ethics and values the more we'll accept anything!
  • If there is such thing as God, I do not think that anybody on Earth (or the rest of the universe for that matter) could tell what God thinks about this or that. What I think is whatever created life, gave it free will, and we must take our free will and do with it whatever we want but step on other people's free will. A lot of s**t happens in the world, and a lot of people causing that s**t say that they are against gay marriage. Why don't they first start being good people instead of calling other people "bad". Just be happy man. Do not worry about God, after all nobody alive has seen Him, right? If at some point He wants to make a statement, be sure He will.
  • "God" I'm sure is going to love us or hate us regardless of what papers we sign and what silly things we choose to carry out in his/her name. "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
  • dup...sorry...herniated disk sometimes makes it difficult to control my mouse arm and I click twice by accident.
  • I guess the answer really depends upon how you define "God." Is it the Abrahamic one (Yahweh/Jehova/Allah)? Is it Shiva? Osiris? Zeus? Not everyone has the same definition of God. Even so, it is impossible to definitively answer the question. Unless God (however you define it) shows up on international television and proclaims his/her views of the matter, it is all conjecture.
  • The God of the Bible prohibits same sex anything. Of course it all depends on your definition of "god" and which book you use as your guide to your personal life. No one can tell you that something is wrong for you. But if you choose to adhere to a certain belief, I suggest you be faithful to that belief. Some faiths will outright tell you it's wrong and that God hates it. An easy solution is to find a god that allows it and stop worrying about it. But of course, will that god that allows it, get you into the afterlife? You decide.
  • No, I'm an Agnostic. However, I do support those who choose to be part of such a union. Personally though, I don't see the need in getting married at all. It just seems like another way to spend lots of money.
  • I'm not sure how people distinguish a civil union and marriage, but I say if two people are committed enough to make a life together, why should they be denied that because others don't like it? It's none of our business, any more than I can dictate inter-racial or May-December marriages. And this nonsense about protecting the sanctity of marriage... If you want to protect marriage as an institution, don't deny it to those who rever it so much they'll fight for the right; start instead with mandatory pre-marriage classes, anger management courses, mandatory parental training and other educational tools that will bring the divorce rate down. Don't pin the sanctity of marriage on gay people.
  • I believe same-sex marriage exists. It is legal in many countries, including the Netherlands and Canada. Even South Africa is set to legalize it. Update: South Africa HAS legalized it. Do I believe that people should be able to marry their same-sex partners? Absolutely. It's none of my business. I fail to see how keeping same-sex marriage illegal (as it is in my state) helped protect the sanctity of my marriage. We are divorcing anyway. I sum up the "protect the sanctity of marriage" argument this way: we need to protect marriage by limiting those who can have it. I fail to see how allowing a group to marry destroys marriage. *And keep in mind this is an opinion question.*
  • yes, it definately exists
  • yes, it definately exists
  • Yes, yes I do! I don't believe that a country should be run where there are not equal oppertunities whenever possible, and gay marriage most certainly is! Love is not about genitalia, but about two people devoted to each other for life. So to be honest, the whole concept that gays cannot marry, to me, is disgusting! Or civil partnership. If I understand it, it means it is a non christian marriage basically because Christians on a whole disagree with it (I think anyway). Can I have a civil partnership then? I'm 100% athiest and proud, surely I could have one? Just to be politically correct. Hmm....
  • No. I was rated incorrect. This answer is not incorrect because it is my belief.
  • The arrogance of people who think that they are so smart, so far-seeing, so above it all, so Olympian in their wisdom that they think they can redefine the fundamental building block of society without any negative repercussions is breathtaking. With the stroke of a pen, four unelected judges in Massachusetts asserted that they were qualified to change something that will radically alter every institution of society and almost every law on the books without debate from those who'd be affected. But then, that's what a liberal is. Someone with the arrogance to think he can throw out the accumulated wisdom of thousands of years of human experience in every society in history and start over from zero. Without allowing the people who will be affected by it to debate the issue. No, I don't believe in gay so-called "marriage." It's not an attempt to get rights for themselves; they can get those rights by writing wills, powers of attorney and other legal documents. It's an attempt to destroy the benefits of marriage and the family for the next generation of children, and to break society and remake it in their own image. And experience in countries that have legislated this have already shown that.
  • I do not believe that "gay marriage" persay should be legal. Marriage is a term coined by the bible, thousands of years ago that literally means "a union of one man and one woman." By definition, it doesn't matter who believes in what, it matters whether it exists or not.
  • I went to a gay wedding earlier this year- the couple were both in their fifties and have been together longer than most straight couples I know. The idea that they shouldn't be able to make that love official seems ridiculous to me. What gives anyone else the right to say that these two people, so clearly devoted and faithful to each other, so absolutely in love, shouldn't be able to express that? Its not like they want the right to turn everyone else gay, or want to make everybody watch them have sex or anything. They had no desire to be married by the church- a registry office was fine for them- they weren't trying to interfere with anyone else's lives or beliefs- just to express their love for each other in front of family and friends. I always felt like the homophobic people who claim something is perverted or wrong about such monogamous loving and beautiful relationships are needlessly bitter and vindictive. Its so sad that people can take something so pure and beautiful and make it seem dirty and wrong. I have to say that wedding was the only one I've been to when I've been 100% sure the couple weren't making a mistake. They were so clearly made for each other. Only wedding I ever cried at.
  • People who say no just need to get over it. If two people, ANY two people are in love and commited let them get married. how is it honestly going to effect you. They didn't choose to be gay... how would you feel if someone told you because you're left handed you can't get the same benefits as everyone else? You didn't choose to be born left handed... but you're still in love, you're still a human being, you still want to live a normal life and not be treated like a second class citizen. And before you comment my answer and say "thats different", no its not, its exactly the same, its discrimination, the gay version of jesse jackson should show up at your door and slap you.
  • I am going to assume that you meant "agree with gay marriage" and to answer the question..yes. Descrimination against homosexuals is about is dumb as racism. Marriage is a universal thing...not just a Christian thing. Sure other s have opposing views of what constitues marriage but why does it bother someone else if two men get married. Why should we base federal or state laws off the Bible, which is the underlying motive in banning gay marriage. Sure Civil Unions are alright but they are not the same as the traditional constitution of marriage...Homosexuals deserve the same rights as everyone else.
  • I believe that everyone on this earth has total rights as the next. Everyone here has too breath,eat,sleep and drink to get through a day.And everyones money spends the same... No one has the right to say who gets what when it comes to personal choices, so when it comes to that NO one has the right govern anyones personal choices.
  • Okay, I may get blasted here, but remember, YOU asked what did I believe... If marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman, then gay marriage is impossible. And if sex outside of marriage (as defined here) is wrong, then that is the only reason I would have to say same sex unions, regardless of what they may be called, are wrong. Not because of one's sexual orientation, but simply because the union is outside what I define as a true marriage.
  • Marriage is simply nothing more than a contractual agreement between two people who wish to enter into such a commitment. The ideal is spurred by an emotional bond between two people no matter what their gender may be. American citizens who are considered homosexual in sexual nature have been considered second class citizens because of the current outdated doctrines of the church and government in and of itself. It is common for conservatives to fear change within society, but, it is unfair to deny another citizen to relish in the delight of equality. To deny a homosexual couple the right to practice the contractual agreement of marriage is selfish of others who enjoy such privileges. --- Marriage contracts hold no "special place" in the eyes of the law. They are subjected to the same rules of ethics and moral codes based on the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, both which specify the importance of separation of church and state, so no law or form of government can or may impede the pursuit of happiness for a given group or individual. If gay marriage were allowed to be outlawed, it would only be the first round fired successfully at all we hold dear in our continuous pursuit of happiness and freedom. Just because you believe it to be wrong or immoral does not make it so,... people have the freedom not to hold your same view... who are you to tell them they are second class citizens? Are no men equal in the eyes of your God?
  • Yes, I believe in gay marriage, if two people are committed, are good to each other and love each other, then whats the big deal? Gay folks should have every right that straight people have. I mean how backwards of a country are we? It's a stupid law, it's kinda like saying black and white folks can't marry each other. I mean what the hell?
  • No. It's simply an oxymoron. Marriage is, by definition, a somewhat religious union between a man and a woman. Period.
  • I believe than any loving couple should be entitled to the legal benefits of marriage; inheritance, insurance, etcetera. Furthermore, I believe that all of the people who believe marriage is merely for a man and a woman so that they can have/raise children and that homosexuality is wrong as conception is impossible, your arguments fall flat. You are denying marriage to impotent men. You are denying marriage to any woman past menopause or with physical issues that prevent child-bearing. You are denying marriage to couples with incompatible blood types. You are denying marriage to those financially unable to raise a child, like the working poor and the homeless. Is it worth all that just because someone does something you personally don't like in the privacy of their own home?
  • I beleive in gay marriage, I beleive people should all be equal no matter what. Its what I learned and beleive, everyones equal.
  • The important thing here is God doesn't approve and marriage was constituted by him, so you will never have Gods blessing. if you don't want Gods blessing then its your choice.
  • Yes I think gays should be able to get amarried.
  • NO , I don't believe in gay marriages . A union is made between a man and a woman . In order to go forth and be fruitful . It is nature , to have a man and a woman marry and to have children . You don't have to have children . But that's just the way it is . Man and a woman ............. On the light side of things .....you don't go and see gay animals.......LoL . It's nature to see male and females together . Not male -male , not female-female . I don't try to go and pry into others lives . But I do think it is wrong .
  • I don't believe the term has been adequately defined to "believe in." There is an enormous body of statue law and case law describing what marriage is, but there is no general agreement on how to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. It may sound fair and equal to redefine the institution to allow other relationships, but it is not clear or simple to do so, and people do not agree on the rules for implementing it.
  • Marriage to me is the joining of two people who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together, who cares if they are hetrosexual or homosexual. I have known gay men that have been in relationships with the same men for 20 or 30 years! Most hetrosexual marriages don't last that long. In case anybody is wondering I am a man, happily married to a woman for exactly 9 years so far! I just believe that all people should be allowed to show their love for their partners, as long as nobody is getting hurt, then there is no problem.
  • yes i do. Everyone should be allowed to marry who ever they like and that includes gays and lesbians.
  • absolutely NOT! Teknimage, and jt007, why are you people raggin on me? No matter what you decide to call me I am not changing how I feel about this issue. And I am not ashamed to tell anyone that I believe homosexual marriage is wrong. And phobia plays no part in it. All I hear on here is that those of us that dont believe in that lifesyle should be tolerant of those that do. Well, then why are you not tolerant of my beliefs? Why do I have to be tolerant of anything I dont believe in? I didnt come in here calling you ignorant because you seem to think that lifestyle is all well and good. But you calling me ignorant and arrogant when I am not in your presence to defend myself speaks volumes of your character. I guess what really irritates me here is that no matter what I, or any other Christian says, there is always someone like you that wants to put us down, try to make us sound stupid, or call us names. I simply answered the question in my opinion. I didnt take you by the arm, pull you aside and try to shove my beliefs down your throat. I really try to be curtious and nice to people, I mark useful on most all answers I read. As of here lately,I dont even mark down. If I dont like an answer I just dont mark anything.
  • I just don't believe in marriage PERIOD... I'm sowing oats till parts of my body fall off from overuse. Call me polyamorous and priapic... or close to it. More power to those who want marriage and can keep one together. So far hetero-unions are up in divorce rates... homo-unions are pretty low... My fingers are crossed for all of you... good luck.
  • Yes and I fully support it. But I dont believe in the Bible because ot contradicts itself about gay marriages. It says that same sex couples are not allowed but then it says that God and Jesus loves you for who you are.
  • In my opinion, marriage is purely a religious matter. The government needs not and should not establish any form of marriage laws. They just don't do anything useful. Yes, certain other laws do refer to the concept of marriage (e.g. tax codes, inheritance law), but these can easily be rewritten using other standards. The controversy about gay marriage mostly concerns the legal definition of marriage; there is not much complaint about religious institutions refusing to marry gay couples. So eliminating the legal issue should eliminate the problem entirely. And it wouldn't upset the religious activists who are presently opposed to gay marriage, since they'd be able to define marriage however they wish.
  • Nobody knows how God feels about gay marriage because he hasn't told us. Certain humans have written that God forbids it, but there is nothing to prove that God said that. The bible doesn't even begin to approach the idea of Gay marriage. It only speaks of homosexuality, and depending on the translation you refer to, it may not even be mentioned at all.
  • God loves all people. That doesn't mean he loves all action. In my view gay marriage is against God's law and therefore not something he would support. That doesn't mean he hates gay people and gives no one any right to persecute, talk down to, be rude to, or mistreat someone who is gay. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
  • Well if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make his way home I doubt he'd give it a second thought.
  • well dosnt the bible say that marriages should be between a man and a woman
  • YES. i do.
  • Back in 1996 the Hawaiian Supreme Court heard a case for three same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses. http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_pare1.htm Now, the really interesting thing about this particular case was in the nature of the testimony of the witnesses, both for and against the same-sex couples: "The State was at a severe disadvantage during the trial, because *all* of the expert witnesses, both for the plaintiffs *and* the defense, said that gay and lesbian couples are as fit and as loving as opposite sex couples. None of the witnesses for the defense were able to demonstrate that harm would come to Hawaii if it recognized same-sex marriages." I think that this is particularly relevant, and it shows that gay marriage is something that anyone can support without fear of society breaking down.
  • Yes I belive in in. many of my frinds have been together for more than 15 years in a "gay marriange" thats longer than most of my straight frinds have been in their marragies .. so YES I belive
  • i deleted this cuz i wrote a new answer somewhere else! lol sry for the commotion itt causeddd
  • it should not be legal My brother had a roommate who said "As long as it makes them happy, right?" My brother said "I shoot you cause it makes me happy, is that right?"
  • Yes, i think it is fine, why should we discriminate against others for their choice of partner. Who are we straight people (me happily married with two kids) to disllow gays the right to marry the one they love.
  • YES! I DO!!! i'm not gay my self, but i do believe that people of what ever sex, should live, happy together, married of they want to or not.
  • Gay marriage is disgusting, I don't think it's supposed to be like that
  • I read some of the posts, but I noticed most of them revolved around the Bible and relious beliefs. This is NOT about God or religion it's about humanity. Who cares if gay people marry,I am sure the man above doesnt really give it any thought. Let them marry and be happy!! Remember "Live and Let God."
  • amen! another question might be...? why does god and religion always have to come up in these types of questions?
  • yes, i do believe in Gay marriage. I mean you cant change your feelings if you love someone, there is nothin that you can do. its just like if a girl loves a boy and they get married, they love eachother and have deep feelings foreachother. theres nothing you can do. So what if the world was all gays, and woman and man marriage was like ( gay marriage)...would you like it? you have to think of it on both sides not just what you believe in because what you are. love is a deep feeling it may be a small word but it means the world. and when you have those feelings for someone you cant just change them. so yes i think it should be allowed. i mean if you dont like it, then dont look or be aroudn them or like it. but dont ruin someone else lovelife or happiness just because you dont like something. :]
  • As a Christian, I don't believe in gay marriage. But, at the same time, I will not judge or condemn the two people for their lifestyle. It is not my place to do so. I do believe it's wrong, because of my religious beliefs, but as Jesus says, "Hate the sin, not the sinner". Everyone has their different beliefs and always will. My uncle has lived the gay lifestyle for as long as I can remember and has been "married" twice (he lives in Canada). I don't agree with his choices, but still love him very much and would love his partner if I should ever meet him. If you believe in the Bible, then you know marriage is defined as man and woman; if not, then you're left to believe what you want and what the "world" says is right. But for myself and my family, we do not believe in gay marriage. And for the record, there is a guy in our church that was living the gay lifestyle and the Lord convicted him to change. With prayer and counseling, he did just that and he is now happier than he's ever been. You can change your beliefs if you want to and are motivated enough to do so. That is just my opinion and I'm well aware that not every does or will agree with that and that is perfectly okay. All I can do is offer my opinion and it is up to you to either agree or disagree. No matter what side of the argument I'm on, I'm proud of the fact that we live in a country where we can voice our opinions and not be persecuted for them or our beliefs.
  • As a Lesbian in a committed relationship I believe in Gay Marriage for many reasons. Number one is because I love my partner and I desire to have that same opportunity to proclaim my feelings to her, that I would have if she had male genitalia. Number two, which while not as close to my heart is in many ways the bigger issue, is because I KNOW that I do not have the SAME CIVIL RIGHTS that I had when at age 20 I married a man. Yes, I can have a holy union and get the love part. But it is not seen as a legal union and it will not afford me the SAME legal benefits that a straight couple have. I pay my taxes, I'm a good and productive member of my society, I donate blood regularly, I do not run amuck breaking the laws that exist, I'm considered a good neighbor, and a trusted friend by a fair number of people, I've put my life on the line working for SDPD and I try not to pass judgments on others because I'm also a Christian and that's specifically a little job that MY Holy Father clearly said is NOT up to me to do! As mentioned by others here and myself in comments; Marriage did not start out as a religious institution, it was a FINANCIAL Arrangement between families to create wealth, to increase land holdings and to provide allies against other forces. In addition, Christ, who came to show and provide us with a NEW LAW, A NEW WAY TO LIVE had nothing negative to say about homosexuality. Paul specifically said that NO MAN should marry unless he burned with such passion and lust as to interfere with his ability to serve and worship God! Then to take unto himself a right wife! Lastly, I may have the ability to influence some of the people, some of the time with my witty banter...but I most assuredly doubt that my being allowed to marry the person I LOVE will effect anyone else's marriage at all. If you are straight (or gay) and your relationship is in the pit, perhaps you need to reassess your personal situation. Learn to speak kindly, learn to listen and respond appropriately..learn to "argue" effectually and in a loving, positive manner..(trust me it ain't easy!) instead of resorting to a resounding "Yeah? well F*%# you too, you asshole!" As if that solves anything? Learn to THINK not only of yourself, your needs and what you want, but of your partner..learn to be honest with each other. It is important to think of yourself, but if both people are doing that most of the time...I doubt either one will get what they need or want from each other...negotiations...they aren't just for business anymore! MY LOVING a woman and wanting a legal marriage with all the joy and the benefits of it CANNOT harm YOUR marriage, only YOU and your spouse can pull that off. My having the same exact CIVIL RIGHTS as I had living as a straight woman at age 20 are not going to harm the church, God, you, your marriage or your children. Common Sense rules that it just doesn't work that way. The Laws of our Country need to provide for ALL CITIZENS TO HAVE THE SAME CIVIL RIGHTS. 30 days of prayer showed me that God doesn't have a problem with my choice to BE MYSELF, the Holy Spirit gave me that comfort, and I DO TRUST GOD! I also trust that if HE does have a problem with it, if I somehow misunderstood him, HE will address it with me when we meet. Oh, and FYI, in case anyone is wondering... accepting who I am was not the cause of my divorce...that's another story for another time...an my Ex Husband and I are still good friends even after 23 years. We love and care about each other and have forgiven the mistakes and hurtful things we both managed to do as ignorant youngsters.
  • Believe? Of course it's right there. Agree? Of course.
  • Yes, I completely agree with gay marriage. Although I do not share the same views, if two men (or women) love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives caring for each other, then I think they should be aloud to get married. There is no one who should have the right to say you are not allowed to love each other. The same should go for marriage.
  • I believe people are entitled to marriage no matter what their sexual orientation.
  • While I believe that marriage is over-rated and actual commitment is under-rated, I do believe that people deserve the right to protect their loved ones whatever their sexual orientation. So yes, I absolutely believe in gay marriage.
  • I do not believe in Gay Marriage. If GOD intended us to be "gay" he would have never made Eve from Adam so that they could reproduce. To add a comment to your comment, How can you say that you don't "choose" to be born gay. That is a crock of junk. Did Charles Manson choose to be born a serial killer? Did the president choose to be born into a rich family and grow into be a government official? Gay marriage is just the beginning of the parts in revelation coming alive. This world is getting harsh and really disgusting. We are making our children think it's okay for man and man to be together? And you think it is a problem with your birth? You have a choice. You can choose to continue to follow Satan and be "gay" or you can choose to pray to GOD and have him take them sexual desires out of you. It's just like someone having a masturbation problem. It's a sin to masturbate, it's a sin to think about somebody naked. To live your life right is to live it through GOD. He can and will help you over come this devilish acts.
  • I dont care. If their happy then so be it! But I wouldnt make that choice!...Its as simple as that, nothing more needs to be said.
  • I don't know what bible you guys are reading from. But, hey, if you want to continue to live by satan, so be it. Minusing points off me will not hurt me in the end of times. I live for the LORD, not for satan. Being GAY is a SIN and you guys should be ashamed of yourselves.
  • i figure that it is to each his own. it's a matter of choice. who's too say that it is right or wrong.
  • I think that everyone should be allowed to make their own choices. I think marriage is sacred and if two people, any two people, choose to get that deep with each other.. that is a right every one of us should have. I DO believe the Bible therefore I believe we have been given free will... I believe that God reads the heart of each individual and I believe that we are not supposed to judge others. I do not like how people use the Bible to judge others when it specifically states we are not to judge. I believe God knows us each individually and does not judge us as we do each other. I do not think He loves someone any less based on their preference in who they wish to love and spend their life with.
  • yes, if two people love each other it should not matter what race, religion or sex they are. Its their choice to make and it doesnt actually affect anyone else. Others have no right to question or stop them from getting married. its unfortunate that the world is ruled by power hungary bigots who stand in the way of thing such as gay marriage. If god did not want their to be gay people he would not of created them. in my mind gay marriage stands equal to the marriage between a man and a woman.
  • No I do not, but that is an entirely personal opinion and I certainly do not have the right or inclination to try and force my beliefs upon others. Or to judge them...
  • No I do not believe in same sex marriages BUT I certainly do believe in civil contracts so that gay partners can have the benefits of pensions and any other rights that hetro partners have. My objection to same sex marriage is no stronger than my objections to serial marriages in Church or otherwise of Hetrosexual couples
  • Why is it always professed CHRISTIANS so ANTI everything and everyone not in their small world. PEOPLE DO NOT CHOOSE THEIR SEXUALITY ergo it must have something to do with Gods will. (By the way I am Christian and straight) My opinion on both same sex and serial marriages is above
  • NO, Marriage should only be between man and woman,NOT man & man or woman & woman, GOD made man (Adam) and woman (Eve) he did NOT make Adam & Steven nor did he made Eve and Anna.
  • Yes, in certain cases it is acceptable under the following conditions: 1)If two people love each other, no verse or opposition should stand in the way. Love is the primary need. If one has love, one has what one needs to be complete at heart, at soul, and at mind. 2)Whoever the hell tries to define another obstacle to marriage when their is a strong bond of life is obviously not worth listening to.
  • not really...before i say anything else...opinion, no need to downrate me well... nothing else to say, don't want to be accidentally offensive
  • That is up to a person's belief about it. Some laws forbid it, as do most religions. It gets down to how the two people feel about it that matters in my opinion. On personal things of this nature, what is right or "OK" for one person is "wrong" and "Not OK" for another person.
  • Yes, why wouldn't it be. Why should the conservative followers of "god" decide who can be married and who can not. Marriage is a scared union between two people in love....PEOPLE!!! If two men or women want to express their love for each other thru marriage why deny them that simple right.
  • It's not right, and it's not wrong. Everybody has the freedom of their own sexual preference. Who is anybody else to stop them?
  • Its their choice. I got a lesbian cousin and another gay cousin, theyre happy with their sexuality. A littl discrimination but no matter what they belive in what they want. As long as theyre happy im fine.
  • YES. This is my opinion. If two people wish to make a life long commitment before the law or in church, I am not going to stand in the door like Lester Maddox, and refuse them entrance to the club. I will not judge peoples hearts or deny them the right to worship or marry..
  • me personally i do not beleive in gay marriage.if you want to have a relationship with the same sex that's your preference but i think going into a church and getting married should be done between a woman and a man.
  • I do not believe in gay marriage. I know in my heart that it is wrong, and God does not like it. But I cannot judge you for what you believe in, because one day we will all have to stand before God. His word said, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Bible explicitly tells us how to live, and also tells us the things God hates. But I have to say that, Jesus loves all of us the same. He corrects us and convicts us of our sins and failures, and we can either listen to what He has to say, or turn are back on what He has to say. I have to say at times I can also be a very stubborn person and want things to go my way to; this is definetly human nature. But God has given us power over the flesh, when we decide to sacrifice are fleshly desires for His desires. When we try to live for Him we have hope and eternal life in that place He has prepared for us.
  • thats a tough one. I will say yes, I do. I will edit and explain later, gotta run!
  • Is it right? Depends on who you ask. Is it a right? Yes. I think gay people should have a right to marry if they want to, but just because its a right doesn't make it right. If you ask me, I would say its wrong. But if you ask someone else, say McClister, they might say its right. It is however, more important to be kind than to be right. Whether its right or wrong, gays should not be ostracized or harassed or condemned for it.
  • Well it exists where i live! ;-D (civil unions) Do i support it? as much as i support any formalised intrusion of government into private lives.. BUt as people of a society wish to exhibit proudly a commitment, their choice to do so. no matter who.
  • Gay Marriage is just the next step in the march towards proper human rights... First there was the debate about whether or not Women are equal to Men, to which many religious groups were violently opposed, but eventually the will of the people took power and Women are now considered equal to Men (In western society), then you had the debate about whether or not 'white' people were superior to everyone else, this one is particularly idiotic, since the colour of your skin is not only something you have no control over, but it is also changed merely by the presence or lack of a pigment in your skin... Now we have Gay rights up for debate, and it deeply saddens me that people are still so bigoted that they can't accept that love and sexuality are something which comes naturally, it isn't a direct choice... and it CERTAINLY isn't something which anyone else has a say in -AT ALL-... If you want to believe that a gay person will burn in hell or whatever you believe... Then believe it, but DON'T act on it, the ONLY difference between a normal person and a criminal is one keeps bad thoughts in their head, the other acts on them...
  • Yes. I have a gay brother and I fully support him. I think everybody should have equal rights. I hate when people say that it's against the Bible. The goverment and the Bible are two different things. Gay marriage is the same as any other, two people who love each other and want to be totally committed to each other. They shouldn't be denied that right. People should really be more concerned with their own marriages with divorce rates so high now days.
  • eternalOvoid: Americans can live with what Americans decide. But when a 4-to-3 or 5-to-4 majority of judges, who happen to be liberal activist, shove down the throat of a 2/3 or 3/4 majority the most radical change in American law since the Civil War, guess what? The majority isn't going to take it lying down. The same liberal activist judges who try to impose gay marriage on a state or on the country will then busily rewrite practically every other law on the books, because marriage affects most other laws. For example, two mafiosi could get "married" and then engage in criminal conspiracy without being prosecuted for it. SSM will also lead inevitably to plural marriage. You can invision one Mafia moll and six husbands, and NONE of them could be compelled to testify against each other, or prosecuted for conspiracy. If Americans democratically decide to allow SSM, that's one issue. If liberal activist judges try to impose it on us, you'll see the right strengthened and energized in a way that even Roe vs. Wade didn't. So go ahead, dummies. Make my day.
  • Yes, believe in gay marriage, the two being married should be very happy. Gay means happy. I do not support homosexual marriage, regardless of how gay they may be.
  • Yup i do, i dont see why they are treated differently to any other people. I understand that religions do not believe in it, but that does not stop them having a commitment to each other, which is exactly what marraige is, a commitment.
  • Yes, I believe they should have the same rights as heterosexual couples and spouses. And I agree that this doesnt have to be a religious debate as marriage was originally a financial arrangement. All couples should have the opportunity to safeguard their joint assets and everything they have built up together. And, as for all you narrow-minded ppl, you need to justify your opinions and show respect for other people's opinions.
  • Actually, no. I have nothing against gays, but in the constitution marriage is an agreement between a man and a woman. if they named it something else, i would be fine with it.
  • I don't believe in gay marriages,I believe that one can pick and choose whom they want to be with.I also believe that a person should dress like a woman and not a dude and vice versa.Gay's should not try to trick straight people into being with them.
  • "Gay marriage" isn't that an oxymoron?
  • I hate to break it too you but it already exists. Sure not in all states - but it does exist.
  • Yes of course!
  • As a Christian, I have to say no. However, as an individual, despite reservations, my reaction is 'Why the hell not?' If two people are genuinely in love, I see no reason they shouldn't be allowed to form a legal partnership (including intimacy) and that's what marriage is.
  • Umm im not so sure about gay marriage but if you look up the definition of "LOVE" it does NOT say you have to love the opposite sex.
  • Yes, its okay, why bother with it. Life is hard enough as it is. If 2 ppl love each other, never mind what, they can be free to enjoy it in what ever manner they want.
  • I read about the Snake Lady when it was in the news this summer. She was trying to protect an endanged snake. This was not a real marriage. It was a symbolic gesture. As for the goat, yes, some people have sex with animals, and that is wrong. The marriage in that case was a symbolic punishment.
  • I don't know what Stableboy has to do with this, but feel free to run from the argument all you like. Marriage is a civil institution. Our definition of marriage depends on what we are attempting to promote as a society. Your slippery-slope argument deregards the intent of society. You could just as easily say that by allowing interracial marriage, which was once frowned upon by the majority, we are opening the door to animal marriage.
  • I believe in gay marriage, because I am actually bisexual. Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual are people to. So they shouldn't be treated as bad as they have been. I know may gay people and they are nicer then alot of people I know who are not gay. (I am not saying that everyone should be gay because you will be nicer if you are so don't take that the wrong way) I have walked in the gay pride parrade in Calgary, supporting them and cheering them on. Gay marrige shouldn't even be an issue and I don't understand why it is. There people, they are allowed to choose who they love, love is blind. Its almost the same as judging on looks, love is still blind. And I HATE when Christian people are bible thumping the bible saying that "Marrige is supposed to be for a Man and a Women", then how come Priests rape little boys. Alittle hypocritical don't you think?
  • Same sex marriage was legalized in South Africa, as you know, on 1 December 2006. Up to now, the heavens did not collapse, as some fundamentalists believed!!
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