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Calico Jack 09-13-2011 03:15

Gay Marriage Amendment
 
The NC House has decided to let voters decide next May as to whether or not they want to add a provision to the state constitution that defines marriage between one man and one woman.

I was just curious as to whether or not your state has a similar provision in your states constitution?

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/129638638.html

HerrGlock 09-13-2011 04:42

No clue and couldn't care less either way.

tarpleyg 09-13-2011 04:52

Not even sure what gives a government the right to define marriage.

faawrenchbndr 09-13-2011 04:55

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Originally Posted by tarpleyg (Post 17909612)
Not even sure what gives a government the right to define marriage.


God already did.

He made Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve! :dunno:

GLWyandotte 09-13-2011 05:04

Civil unions, fine. Sanctify perversion, whatever.
Marriage- is it really worth ammending a constitution over?
I also believe God defined marraige and am sick of people changing church views and standards to "keep up with the times." The Bible has not changed, leaders and morality have.

21Carrier 09-13-2011 05:04

Who cares? The way I look at it, there's NO WAY someone would CHOOSE to be gay. With the lifetime of discrimination and persecution they are bound to receive, NO ONE would do it on purpose. That means they are wired that way, and cannot help it. Let them be happy. This country was not founded on the principle of limiting people's rights, and now is not a good time to start it. I don't want someone telling me I can't carry a gun, so I wouldn't appreciate someone telling me who I can or can't marry. The way I see it, the more rights that get taken away, the more we all get hurt. Even though gay marriage is not a right I will ever use, it's also not something I think the government should decide. The more we let our government control what we do, the more they will think we NEED them to control what we do. And that's not how it's supposed to work.

nelamvr6 09-13-2011 05:04

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Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 17909615)
God already did.

He made Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve! :dunno:

God is absolutely man's worst invention.

21Carrier 09-13-2011 05:07

I think this is gonna turn nasty in a hurry.

Geeorge 09-13-2011 05:10

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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 (Post 17909632)
God is absolutely man's worst invention.

:wavey:

Rick O'Shay 09-13-2011 05:11

My home state will be one of the last handful to address it.

magpie maniac 09-13-2011 05:11

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Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 17909615)
God already did.

He made Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve! :dunno:

Har, har. Never heard that one before. :upeyes: Actually, Adam and Eve are fictional characters so I'm not really sure how they help settle 21st century issues.

The NC amendment moves to the state senate today. We are the last southern state that hasn't amended its state constitution to appease the insecurity of the religious right. If it goes to the voters in May, it'll be an interesting public debate. My marriage to my wife and the family we have are not threatened by the relationship of a same-sex couple. During a period of high unemployment and economic insecurity, this issue should be the last of our worries.

IT0 09-13-2011 05:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by HerrGlock (Post 17909595)
No clue and couldn't care less either way.

Ditto and....

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarpleyg (Post 17909612)
Not even sure what gives a government the right to define marriage.

Ditto

You see how this works is when the politicians want to do something and do it without us paying much attention, all they have to do is pull a hot button topic out of the bag and redirect our attention to it, instead of what they are really doing as they line their own pockets.

The gay marriage thing is one of those hot button topics they use to get us to look the other way.... Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

failsafe 09-13-2011 05:18

My favorite quote....

Kinky Friedman Quotes

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
Kinky Friedman

gwalchmai 09-13-2011 05:19

I say get the gummint completely out of the marriage bidness and treat everyone the same. Of course, that means no more protected class status based on your sexual preferences.

nelamvr6 09-13-2011 05:25

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Originally Posted by gwalchmai (Post 17909664)
I say get the gummint completely out of the marriage bidness and treat everyone the same. Of course, that means no more protected class status based on your sexual preferences.

It would also be nice to get religion out of gummint...

21Carrier 09-13-2011 05:28

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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 (Post 17909677)
It would also be nice to get religion out of gummint...

It will happen, just probably not in our lifetimes. At one point religion WAS the government. We have come a ways since then. We still have a way to go. However, I would rather see corruption leave the government. Unfortunately, that is a much more powerful affliction.

Bluestreakfl 09-13-2011 05:28

I know I certainly did not choose to be gay. I just am, and always have been. Doesn't make me any less of a person, doesn't mean I should have any less right to marry the person I love. Isn't there that thing called separation of religion and state? The church should have nothing to do with wether or not same sex marriage is legal or not. It's not for them to decide. This is the united states of america, land of the free. Our country was founded on freedom from oppression. It seems like we have lost so much sight of that over foolish prejudices. The government needs to grow a pair, and the church needs to let go of them.


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nelamvr6 09-13-2011 05:31

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Originally Posted by Bluestreakfl (Post 17909687)
I know I certainly did not choose to be gay. I just am, and always have been. Doesn't make me any less of a person, doesn't mean I should have any less right to marry the person I love. Isn't there that thing called separation of religion and state? The church should have nothing to do with wether or not same sex marriage is legal or not. It's not for them to decide. This is the united states of america, land of the free. Our country was founded on freedom from oppression. It seems like we have lost so much sight of that over foolish prejudices. The government needs to grow a pair, and the church needs to let go of them.


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Hear hear!

Psychman 09-13-2011 05:36

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness".


At some point in the not too distant future, seeing a Gay Married couple will be no more noteworthy than say, seeing a black person riding in the front of the bus, seeing women vote, or seeing your neighbor going to the church, or temple of their chosing.

IT0 09-13-2011 05:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by nelamvr6 (Post 17909677)
It would also be nice to get religion out of gummint...

It would be nice to get rid of trolls too.


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