Don't let them marry, don't let them get divorced

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    Sorry, our Nation wasn't founded on that principle, the majority doesn't get to vote away the inalienable rights of the minority or should I say it's not supposed to be able to.

    The tyranny of the majority is still tyranny.
     
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    Tell that to Utah, California, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and many many more on many many different fronts.

    In principle we agree on this and now I am not sure how I feel. It is like my world is all topsy turvy.
     
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    What the problem is?

    The AG is offering a way out that doesn't totally fuck up Texas law. He's donig his job and the couple is getting what they want.
     
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    Who is stopping people from living their lives? They were absolutely free to do whatever they wanted. But they insisted that the government needs to recognize them as special. and now they are unhappy that it's the government, and not them who controls their relationship.

    Biggest bunch of hypocrites ever.
     
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    I dont see how being equal and allowed to enter into a legal contract afforded to heterosexual couples is in anyway them trying to make the government recognize them as special.
     
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    IMHO it's semantics ,"gay rights" ... no such thing, there are only rights, adding the word "gay" to it sounds inherently like someone is looking for some special set of rights that everyone else doesn't enjoy. "Gay marriage", it's the word "marriage" that sticks in peoples craw, since the majority appear to define "marriage" as a union between a man and a woman and are attached to the tradition and symbolism that make it so, just change the verbiage to "civil union" or some other phrase that doesn't include the word marriage and I suspect the vast majority don't have a problem with it.
     
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    No one has stopped them from entering into agreements and relationships. However, it's not marriage and if they want it, it exists without government recognition.

    However, once you get the government involved, you have to accept the fact that you no longer control the dynamics of the relationship.

    This issue isnt about gay marriage. It's about subversion of the family and our Republic.
     

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