Why Gay Marriage Is A Weird Political Hot Potato

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    Marriage as an institution was not invented by women, although it protected their rights better than just about any thing else until the 20th century.

    Marriage as an institution was not invented by men, although it protected some male interests too.

    Marriage was invented by a guy who found his teen-age daughter sucking face with a teen-age boy and promptly grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and shouted into his face "Boy, do you promise to love, cherish and provide for this girl and any young-uns she has as long as you both shall live?"

    Perhaps if men were as protective of their gay teenage sons as they are of their teenage daughters, gay marriage wouldn't seem so weird.

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    I'm torn on this issue. I would like the term civil union be used for gay couples. Legally, they should be given the same rights as husband and wife. To go so far as to call it "marriage," would go against my morals.
     
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    I don't have a problem with homosexuals being treated equally under the law but I don't think it should be called marriage. I'd go so far as to say as far as legal issues are concerned it should be called civil union for everyone. Then marriage can be a private matter and be out of government control where it never belonged in the first place.
     
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    And you would impose those restrictive views by force of gogernment?
     
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    The only reason the "militant gays" want it to be called a "marriage" is so they can get under our skin.

    I am kin to a lesbian and she agrees with me... most all of her friends say a civil union that gives them the same rights as my wife & I is all they want.
    To call it a marriage would require changing the definition of the word.

    I could care less is Jim and John want to die as a couple of old hens or cocks :eusa_eh: uurrr ummm, nevermind, I think you get what I am saying.
     
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    Hmmm... Why impose the other view on me and all the rest of us heteros?

    Why do we have to go and change the definition?
     
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    You're right... we need to restore the definition of marriage...


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFkeKKszXTw"]YouTube - Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else[/ame]

    http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/articles/article25.htm
     
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    Sorry, I cant view youtube from this pc :confused:
     
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    What if the wife of your kin had a terrible car accident and lost both legs, thereby ruining a very lucrative career dancing around a brass pole?

    If she were a male spouse of a disabled pole dancer he could draw benefits from an entitlement program administered by We, The People.

    Social Security law defines marriage as between a man and a woman. A guy can woo and discard wives all through his life and as long as he keeps any one of them for 10+ years, she has entitlements through his earnings record, separate entitlements for each lawful wife of 10 years minimum, not something she shares with other auxiliaries or limited by the family maximum. Some congressbitch along the way made damn sure that forgotten wives had something for old age.

    Adam and Steve can be in a committed and monogamous relationship for 30 years and have absolutely nothing in shared benefit coverage while Adam and Eve are building government entitlement coverage under each others records every time one of them punches in at work.

    Is that fair?
     
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