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Author Topic:   Marriage is a civil right in the US
Dr Jack
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Message 156 of 304 (317846)
06-05-2006 8:33 AM
Reply to: Message 151 by Faith
06-05-2006 7:43 AM


Re: It's coming out, finally, isn't it faith?
Marriage is in fact already pretty battered. But gay marriage would do it in for good I think.
See, I really don't get this argument at all.
Suppose I marry a nice lass and we settle down together, and have kiddies and spend the rest of our lives together. Why does it make the blindest bit of difference to us who else is getting married, why, and for how long? So Billy and Jim got hitched how does that effect our marriage? So Marty and Sue got divorced how does that effect our marriage?

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Dr Jack
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Message 164 of 304 (317876)
06-05-2006 9:42 AM
Reply to: Message 159 by SuperNintendo Chalmers
06-05-2006 8:50 AM


Re: Come one
It already happens in my country.
We have "Civil Unions" which are exactly equivalent to Marriages, and called gay marriages by everyone. There have been cases where two men who share a business have "married" to gain the legal benefits of asset transfer if one of them dies.

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Dr Jack
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Message 172 of 304 (317893)
06-05-2006 10:04 AM
Reply to: Message 165 by arachnophilia
06-05-2006 9:46 AM


Re: Come one
I think it's utterly no reason at all. It does, however, happen so dimissing it as fantasy is false.

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Dr Jack
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Message 275 of 304 (318599)
06-07-2006 4:40 AM
Reply to: Message 271 by rgb
06-07-2006 2:54 AM


Re: Agree to disagree!!
No, we can't just agree to disagree.
You can only agree to disagree if what you're arguing over has no real effect; this does. If Faith's side wins, loving couples all over America are denied their civil right to the legal protections and privileges of marriage; while if Schraf's side wins, we will see a wave of immorality sweeping America, the collapse of the family structure that sits at the heart of the social order and the rapid decline of America into depravity.
These are not stakes we can "agree to disagree" over.
Edited by Mr Jack, : Spelling

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