Why gay marriage matters

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    Here's an opinion piece I've written.

    It won't let me post a link, but if someone could post the link in their own post, thank you.

    whygaymarriagematters dot blogspot dot com is the address (decode!)

    I'd honestly like to know what you think.

    Cheers,

    Drew
     
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    You probably should've posted what you said if you want to get a convo going. But, as a warning, this topic has of course been beaten to death many times: WHY GAY MARRIAGE MATTERS

     
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    Boo Hoo Hoo.
     
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    I guess a lack of empathy from the opposition is less surprising than them caring enough to actually deny them gay marriage, as opposed to other people they find immoral. It honestly puzzles me. Do "immoral" marriages somehow degrade the sanctity of your own, and why do some kinds of immoral marriages offend you while others do not?
     
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    Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them

    leviticus says a lot of things now doesnt it? gonna stone those planting two crops in a field...or those wearing blended threads...gonna buy slaves from canada or mexico....gonna sell your daughter....throw a stone at me...i will reply with fire power...
     
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    considering the divorce rate in the country....marriage doesnt seem to mean much to anyone...
     
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    mostly an illustration of how ridiculous Leviticus is, which is the part of the Bible commonly cited to condemn homosexuality, ironically enough. I think all of the negative refs in the NT about homosexuality are from Paul?
     
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    If civil partnerships do NOT give the exact same rights as marriage, THEN there is reason to gripe.

    IF they do, then the gay marriage issue is a waste of everyone's freaking time.
     
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    Leviticus 20:13

    13(A) If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
     
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    If civil unions were the law of the land, and gays and lesbians had the same rights and priveleges affored to married heterosexuals, I wouldn't care if my partner and I were 'civilly united'. Irritated hets can keep the title, 'marriage' and 'husband and wife'. We just want to be able to take care of each other as family.

    My family of origin is not my chosen family. Just as when men and women marry, they create their own families.

    That's all I'm interested in.
     
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