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    If taxpayer money isn't used to allow people to get married - then why do taxpayers get a say on whether or not gay marriage should be allowed or dis-allowed?

    Simply put if it doesn't take a dime out of my pocket and actually could PREVENT my local city from raising sales tax revenue due to the increased revenue from gay marriage licenses, why should gay marriage be legislated or voted upon? Who am I to say you can or cannot get married? Who are YOU to say it?

    This whole argument doesn't make sense.

    Sure you can say "I don't morally agree with gay marriage" that's your opinion and you're entitled to it. But to say "Gay marriage should be against the law" well that's just silly. It doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Can somebody explain to me why it has to be "Gay Marriage"? Why can't it be a civil union with all the rights afforded other citizens?
     
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    Because that isn't good enough, it doesn't piss anyone(many) off.
     
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    DavidS --
    Tell you what. If you want to focus this non-issue on the taxpayer, then let's carry that to its logical conclusion. Have taxpayer referendums on every single measure to be considered by the Congress before it comes to a floor vote. Want things fixed in this country? That will do it. It works in Switzerland where 50k votes can cause a referendum on any measure. It is a representative form of democracy.
     
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    Because they want the right to call it marriage. What's it to ya'?
     
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    why?
     
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    You did not answer my question.
     
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    Why what?

    Why can you get married and have to force them to get a civil union? And please don't tell me anything about the Bible, because marriage was around loooooong before the Bible was.
     
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    because the law of the land,, and we believe the law of the land defines "marriage between a man and a woman." now the argument has been that they want all the civil liberties that other couples have,, and my question is if "civil unions" will accomplish that then why not have civil unions?
     
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    Even if it does and it doesn't, gays want the right to change that law to include them. Again if it doesn't harm anybody and it doesn't cost taxpayers one red cent, then why oppose it other than for religious reasons? Remember, this is not a theocracy - what you believe, morally, doesn't count in this country because of separation between church and state.

    Because they want the right to call themselves "legally married." That's why. Any other word, any other definition, anything other than to be as legally married as you are to your husband, is not equal rights. And this country believes in equal rights for ALL Americans.
     

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