To Hell with "Gay Marriage"!

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    Why shouldn't same-sex straight "couples", no mater their sexual proclivities, who love one another, be allowed to marry?

    Animals?...Polygamy?...Minors?....Red herring.

    Why should the completely unquantifiable and unverifiable standard of "love" be the guidepost by which any legal judgments should be made?

    Qualifier: This scenario concerns ONLY statutory marriages.

    Carry on........
     
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    any two adults should be able to enter into a legal contract, regardless of sex.
     
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    I love my I pod. But we can't marry. It is only a year old.
     
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    "Marriage" is also a statutory status.
     
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    What do you mean by "statutory" marriages?

    *not trying to be snarky, I really don't know, and would like to....
     
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    In other words, nothing abusive like under age, incompetent of consent, that kind of thing.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up.

    Now, I'd prefer a situation where the government has nothing at all to do with marriage. But since they do, I see no reason that 2 men shouldn't be able to marry, or 2 women. "Love" isn't a qualifier, because anyone who lives in the real world realizes that plenty of heterosexual marriages are not made for "love" - but I still see no reason against it.
     
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    The interspecies arguement is always pretty stupid, usually that one is pulled out when you have nothing else.
    As for polygamy, if someone wants to have mulitple wives that over the age of 18, then that is their business. It is also another arguement used when you have nothing else.
     
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    Statutory = State licensed.

    I'm all for common law contractual agreements. Licensed marriages fall under statutory law.

    Big difference.
     
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    Ok, thanks.

    As I said before, I don't really think that the state should have anything to do with marriage. But since they do, why shouldn't the gays get it too?
     

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