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It would seem that we are talking about different sets of laws, yes. Although, federal law does supersede state law should the conflict arise, which is a very real possibility, especially since the constitutionality of DOMA is up in the air. Exciting times we live in!
True. I was speaking specifically on the NC vote, which was a state legal issue.
As far as the DOMA debate is concerned? Well, it's a stupid as hell concept to begin with. But then again, when you take a "private issue" (meaning who you are involved in a relationship with) and make it a "public issue" by requiring that you get a "license" to justify it (Marriage license and such).... then you are automatically creating a fucked up situation that has no common logic involved.
To bigotry no sanction.
On the up side President Obama has now backed same-sex marriage.
One thing to think homosexuality is wrong. Okay, fine. A lot of people don't like homosexuality or they disapprove of gays. I'm okay with that.
Then there's trying to force other one's belief on another. Like so
"Homosexuality is inheriently wrong."
"Ok, you're entitled to believe that."
"IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT FUCK YOU, YOU'RE BURNING IN HELL."
Then again marriage is a hollow institution that has been manipulated and corrupted. Maybe they're better off without it.
Isn't marrying your cousin allowed in more states than gay marriage?
You are obviously of the devil.
what's wrong with marrying your cousin? Why would you want to impose your uptight anti incest rules on all of us?
i'm just saying marrying your cousin doesn't seem to be such a big deal. Why should gay marriage be then. If you're a Christian, then incest is a no-no, but nobody is like protesting the marriage between first cousins as strongly as gay marriage.
do first cousins actually get married? If they do then do millions of first cousins get married? Are there first cousin marrying campaigns that demand society recognize first cousin marriage as equal to traditional non incestial marriages?
In short I think there is no resistance against people who want to marry their first cousins, because those people have no movement, and no agenda. The gay marriage debate isn't just about marriage it is apart of a larger secular agenda that wants to fundamentally transform American society.
Just think of the interior designing possibilities...
gays should have the same legal rights with a different label. I don't think recognizing gay marriage, and traditional Christian marriage as equal will change American society, or any society for the better for a number of reasons. The Main one being, I believe marriage is a religious practice with certain ancient guidelines that we have no business changing. Also I believe a Man/Woman relationship is the best suited for raising children.
Finally, I don't like the idea of being forced to change, when collectively we don't want to.
Origin of Marriage. As you can see, marriage has been many things over the years, only one aspect of which has been religious. It has meant many different things to many different cultures over many, many years. Sorry, it's not as sacred as you make it out to be.
And, again, when "we" collectively do want to change, I hope you're cheerleading that group decision as zealously as you are cheerleading the current group decision.