CDZ Support for Gay Marriage grows

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    Gay Marriage Around the World

    Support for equality grows every year with a total of 30 countries legalising it so far. The number increases every year and the countries that are hostile seem to be places which are ruled by religious extremists .

    This is backed up by polling which shows support at around 2 thirds in favour in Australia,US and up to 80% plus in Sweden.

    I cant see this trend being reversed and can see the majority of nations having similar laws in the next decade.

    In the spirit of all men being created equal should the US and EU countries take steps to encourage this ? What would you like to see ?

    For myself I think it can be difficult to overturn prejudice and I dont really know whether the stick or carrot is the best way forward.
     
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    Be pretend married. I just roll my eyes
     
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    Sickening.
     
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    I think leading by example is the best way. The US allows gay marriage and society hasn't yet fallen apart. Any pressure would be seen negatively.
     
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    How does pretend marriage work out for you?
     
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    The world is changing and many just can't accept it. Especially on terms of equality.
     
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    It was never clear why the term "marriage" had to be adopted. It seems merely an attempt to appropriate language. Equal protections should have been enough. But, if the majority doesn't mind capitulating, it isn't very serious.
    Still, equal protection must suffice now, and further campaigns to make special groups more equal than others will only serve to deepen the distrust and divides that exist in society.
     
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    Maybe some see the world as a zero-sum game? If someone they don't like wins, that means they must have lost something.
     
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    In the US, marriage offers various legal rights and privileges. Secular governments should not be sanctioning marriage, that should be in the domain of religions, they should only sanction civil unions. Civil unions provide the rights of marriage without the introduction of any religion. If your church doesn't recognize gay marriage, they don't have to perform one, but that doesn't mean a gay couple can't get a tax break like other couples.
     
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    Change comes slowly and is not always welcomed by some. The same people kicking against equality now were probably outraged when black folk got the vote in the 60s.
     

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