Last updated on: 5/30/2017 1:15:51 PM PST


Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

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  • +84 +112 -28 asymptote-bag Aug. 12, 2016
    "I'm Christian. I believe in gay marriage.
    Why? Because God told me to love everyone and not to judge my neighbors. If my neighbor, if my friend, if my relative loved someone the same sex as them, and if their partner loved them back, who am I to judge? I am not part of their union. I do not have the right to condemn their love. Love is love is love, regardless of gender, race, etc. I have seen heterosexual marriages less stable and less loving than homosexual marriages.
    Let people love and marry whom they love. If they love each other, they should be able to get married and have a family away from the prying eyes of society."
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    • 0 +1 -1 You're wrong May. 10, 2018
      "Okay first off whats the point of a man and a women God made them for a reason for it says that ''But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.'' 1 Corinthians 11:3. If a women marries a women there is no leader for them so they are unprotected but if she goes with a man she will be protected."
  • +67 +89 -22 Katherine Nov. 20, 2015
    "If a Christian thinks that gay marriage is a sin under their religion, that's suddenly a reason to outlaw it.

    What if a Hindu thinks eating beef is a sin? Should they be able to say nobody is allowed to eat beef? Should a Buddhist prevent the entire country from drinking alcohol? Should an Orthodox Jew prevent everyone in the United States from working on the Sabbath? Freedom of religion also means freedom from having someone else's beliefs imposed upon you by law."
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    • +7 +7 0 Victoria May. 31, 2017
      "HOLY CRAP! Im 13 years old and im working on a debate thing in school and im debating whether gay marriage should be legal or not and this paragraph just blew my friggin mind! Thank youso much for giving me this piece of evidence! :))"
    • +2 +2 0 Joey May. 15, 2018
      "Because Christianity is the true religion"
  • +44 +72 -28 Unknown Dec. 3, 2015
    "I think that gay marriage should be allowed because every one is allowed to marry or love anyone they want, its not like everyone is going to die because of it!"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Godisgood2 Apr. 14, 2018
      "No child, you can't marry whoever you want. You can't be 12 and marry a 20 year old man, why? Because it's gross and he is a grown man. You can't marry a close relative , why? Because not only is it wrong but then inbreeding will occur. So if the world can accept that is wrong then why should homosexuality be allowed for marriage"
    • -15 +1 -16 Messenger Feb. 9, 2017
      "According to the Bible, God says that if you do not trust in him and obey his laws, you will die. What he means by dying is that you will be thrown eternally in hell, and never be able to see heaven's light. I hope you understand that this is not correct."
  • +31 +61 -30 Alec Jan. 20, 2016
    "I believe you should be able to marry whoever you would like to marry, no matter what anyone else thinks, says, or does. If they don't like you because you're gay, screw them. If someone doesn't like you because you're straight?? Screw them! I hate it when people discriminate against others because of their sexuality, gender, religion, skin color! Where is this even getting you besides making someone upset or angry with you. I don't understand you people!! If you don't support it, don't do it! Don't take someone else down because you don't support what they do! Goodness gracious alive, some of you people make me sick."
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  • +25 +38 -13 happy Feb. 19, 2016
    "just let people be happy. it doesn't concern you at all. its other peoples life not yours."
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  • +24 +33 -9 Natalie Ochoa Jan. 15, 2016
    "People sound so stupid when they say that they have gay friends but don't think that gay marriage is okay. Like you literally want to take away your friends' rights. REAL friendship there guys woow."
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  • +23 +32 -9 LGBT rights Jul. 15, 2016
    "LGBT people are people too! Denying lesbian and gay people their right to get married will take away civil rights. Another form of rasicm-and admitting you are against gay marriage means that you are "racist"- just in a different way"
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  • +20 +38 -18 Anonymous Jan. 26, 2016
    "why shouldn't people be able to get married when there sexuality is slightly different from a lot of other people's?
    and can please get a response that doesn't give an excuse from the bible can i please get an actual argument."
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  • +18 +33 -15 ZZZZZ Jan. 15, 2016
    "What is so wrong about gay marriage? Just because you like the same gender doesn't mean anything. You are still a person. You have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Telling someone to listen to the bible and to not be gay is ruining those rights. If they want to be with the same gender, let them. It's THEIR pursuit of happiness."
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    • -3 0 -3 Godisgood2 Apr. 14, 2018
      "Getting married isn't a right it's a privaleg so if homosexuals couldn't get married before then why is it such a big deal now? I am saying this because when someone wants to stand up for their faith like Kim Davis back in 2015, she didn't want to give a marriage license to a gay coupled because her religion , CRISTIAN condemn so it , she was put through court or whatever but long story short is a woman's right of freedom of religion not as important as the PRIVALAGE of getting married just because you think your gay?"
  • +16 +27 -11 lydia Jan. 15, 2016
    "it doesn't matter if you marry a guy or girl. as long as your happy and in love. no one has the right to take away who you can love. you can love who you wanna love. and if someone throws a fit about it. SCREW THEM. it shouldn't matter what gender you love. god might have said that its wrong, but he also said he loves all his children no matter what. you have no right to judge someone on that. because those word your calling gays and lesbians are completely wrong. just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean you can disrespect it. grow up. and for all you gays and lesbians? keep living your life and stay the same. don't let anyone take away your happiness, freedom, rights, and love. you are strong. you are loved. gay and lesbian marriage is protected"
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  • +15 +22 -7 trump sucks Sep. 15, 2016
    "love is love. people should have the right to be and be with who they want. it would be stupid to go against the supreme court. no matter what tradition says."
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    • +1 +1 0 Chef Feb. 23, 2017
      "Trump supports gay marriage"
  • +14 +24 -10 lacey Jan. 27, 2017
    "LOVE is LOVE"
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    • +2 +2 0 Kenadie Dec. 5, 2017
      "THANK YOU!"
  • +14 +30 -16 Katie. Jan. 8, 2016
    "I think that gay marriage should be legal. Being gay is a natural, biological, quirk that may make me useless biologically wise. But there are lots of things that people do that don't benefit their species. Birthday parties, cosmetics, and keeping pet fish. And yet nobody calls aquarium keeping unnatural.

    People say that homosexuality is s sin against God. I am not religious. You cannot subject me to laws based on a religious text.

    If gay marriage is between two consenting adults, then their is nothing wrong with it. Dating is okay between two consenting people."
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  • +13 +23 -10 Abrielle Byrd Nov. 12, 2015
    "Every body has a right to love who they want!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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  • +12 +18 -6 Lover 1 Mar. 28, 2017
    "I am a 15 year old girl, and I am bisexual. I love my two girlfriends and I know they love me too. You may think that it is wrong for us to be in 3 way relationship, but we are all ok with it, and we all love each other wholeheartedly. Stop being so mean to us because we love each other just because you don't like it!!"
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    • +2 +3 -1 Lover 2 Mar. 29, 2017
      "You go, babe!! Yeah, I'm one of her girlfriends, sort of the newest in the relationship. I love both of them so much! Our other GF would agree with us. For real though, everyone is entitled to their own sexuality and opinions, and everyone should be able to speak their opinion freely, as long as they don't judge others. I am proud to be bisexual, and I know how it feels if anyone is being bullied about it. Never be afraid to be who you are, or to make it known. Go people!"
    • 0 0 0 Not the 3rd Lover May. 16, 2018
      "You guys are great! Show them that it doesn't matter who you love! You are obviously great people, and nothing can take that away from you! I'm bisexual, too, but I'm not out yet. I love people like you inspiring me to just be myself and not care what other people say!"
  • +12 +21 -9 Amber Chapman May. 11, 2016
    "Gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry legally. They should because they are in love with each other just like straight people are. They are no different than we are. If you weren't straight and wanted to marry someone that you were madly in love with whether they were the same gender as you and you couldn't legally, how would you feel. Gays and lesbians are always made fun of and discriminated against because they don't like the opposite sex. They are made fun of because of the way that they are. You need to think about how you would feel if you couldn't marry the one you loved instead of passing a ridiculous law about marriage. It's meant for everyone and everyone should able to enjoy it without facing discrimination. It's not fair to make fun of them for who they are and who they love."
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  • +12 +24 -12 Audrey Feb. 9, 2016
    "The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;". Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of RELIGION. Your religious opinion is alright but you cannot expect same sex marriage to be illegal. It simply goes against the constitution and YOU should respect that. I respect peoples opinion that they do not support same sex marriage. But I do not respect them when they actually believe it should be illegal. If gay marriage should be illegal than so should women speaking in church- 1 Corinthians 14:34, getting remarried after a divorce- Mark 10:11-12, and so should getting tattoos- Leviticus 19:28. There should not be a debate discussion on this topic because there is no debate. Denying same sex marriage is unconstitutional. That is all."
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  • +12 +22 -10 Audrey C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "You love who you love....nobody should be in your business.Just because you like the same gender doesn't mean you are strange. It doesn't mean you aren't human. WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS PEOPLE."
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  • +11 +19 -8 Madison Jan. 15, 2016
    "People should be able to make there own choices and if a boy wants to marry a boy or a girl wants to marry a girl then they should be able to do it."
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  • +10 +20 -10 Michael F. Jan. 15, 2016
    "I think that Gay marriage should be legal. Who people love is up to them. It does not matter what gender it is."
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  • +10 +19 -9 ko Nov. 18, 2015
    "i think that it sould be legal because it would be denying someone else rights and belief"
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  • +9 +11 -2 Rightfully Gay Mar. 15, 2018
    "Does anyone remember taking history classes learning about the '60's, when people were discriminated against because of the TONE OF THEIR SKIN? Well, this is similar. Anyone who writes in the comments about "oh yeah god won't like this blah blah blah" is full of BS! Sure, when the Bible was first written, it was pretty clear that homosexuality is not accepted, but anyone of this religion knows that God accepts everyone; especially since nowadays, gay couples are way more common and accepted than before. Either way, why should gay couples not be allowed to marry and live their happiest lives just because Christians and/or Catholics think they shouldn't? The people of that religion are free to believe whatever they want, but that should not mean that they can throw LGBTQ+ couples into a ditch of unhappiness. Marriage is now a right AND a privilege. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to start waking up on the right side of the bed and accept all of these elders, adults, young adults, teens, and even children (yes, there are LGBTQ+ children on this Earth. Stop being ignorant)."
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  • +9 +11 -2 Vote YES!! Sep. 20, 2017
    "Yes, it can be awkward to see affection between gay couples but with time we will be accepting and the shall be equal. At fourteen I know that this will help us be on our way to feeling like a safer country for those who feel judged, and feeling like they have to end their lives instead of embrace themselves. I hope people feel safer in a country where gay marriage is legal, I hope people vote yes."
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  • +8 +13 -5 Olivia Aug. 31, 2017
    "I think gay marriage should be allowed!!!!


    Marriage is about love not gender!!!"
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  • +8 +15 -7 Alexis Jan. 22, 2016
    "hi im a 14 year old girl and im proud to say im gay, nobody chooses to be gay they are born gay just because it is a sin does not mean gays will go to hell everybody sins its common no matter who you are, gay marriage should totally be legal because its no different from hetrosexual marriage and I hate that people think it should be illegal its like saying im not allowed to love and get married no amount of therapy will ever change someones sexuality if this is America why don't I have the freedom I want"
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  • +7 +8 -1 Seth Jan. 26, 2018
    "ugh. all these haters. if you want to be gay. be gay. ignore the haters and live your life"
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    • +3 +3 0 hsdhlk Feb. 5, 2018
      "nice"
  • +7 +8 -1 smokey Nov. 7, 2017
    "Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not between a gender and a gender"
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    • 0 0 0 Love is LOVE May. 16, 2018
      "You go, girl and/or dude! Show them how it's done!"
  • +7 +10 -3 jason l. Apr. 28, 2017
    "it doesn't matter if Adam loves Steve or bob loves randy just stop this madness and im only 14 im gay but you have no room to judge."
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  • +7 +11 -4 Maia R. Mar. 7, 2017
    "Hello, I am Maia. I am a part of the LGBT community, being bisexual. I personally think that everyone has a right to love whomever they fall in love with, and that society should not judge people because of gender, race, sexuality, skin color, etc. I have a crush on a girl, though I know that she will not return my feelings. I have parents who love me, but are Mormon. They won't even let me dye my hair, much less be a bisexual. I am planning on leaving my church when I turn 18, but they prob won't let me. I also have AdHd, severe anxiety, and depression. I am terrified of the future because of what I am. Nobody I know from church knows what it feels like, and do not wish to since all the girls are constantly drooling over boys. I just want a world where nobody is judged, even criminals. Regardless of anyone's actions, everyone can change. I want gay children to not be discriminated against, because of their backround. Today's world is cruel, and we all need that someone who will be able to help us through it, and nobody should be able to say whether it's boy, girl, or even trans. Everyone has rights, and the fact that at least 20/50 states in America are making gay marriage illegal, it hurts. Everyone is biased, I know, but c'mon."
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  • +7 +12 -5 kylie Feb. 2, 2017
    "If your problem with gay marriage is religion, let me enlighten you. God told you to love your neighbor. Homosexuality is not bad it is not disgusting or repulsive. Its beautiful. Pull a couple verses out of the bible about it being wrong, but the whole bible is about loving and excepting everyone. Jesus hung out with the lesser thans and i'm sure that included some homosexuals. It does not affectyou let them live."
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  • +6 +8 -2 Dylan Jul. 14, 2017
    "I'm gay and I wanna marry a girl leave me be"
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  • +6 +10 -4 Ryan H. Apr. 29, 2017
    "I'm not writing because I am gay but just because I am a Democrat by heart. To start off, you have the right to love whoever you want to love. The US constitution protects that. Plus, how does LGBT people affect the society? The people of United States has every right of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
    "Why should gay marriage not be legal? Because it is offending to some religions? The Constitution clearly states that religion should be separate from the government.
    But let's bring religion into this anyway.
    Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 say that for a man to lay down with a man is a sin. But the original translation from greek says that a man shall not lay down with a boy. This could be referring to pedophilia, not homosexuality. But let's just say, for the sake of argument, that gay people are bad. 1 John 4:8 say that whoever does not know love for others does not know God. Mark 12:31 says that you should love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 2:15 says that Jesus sat down and ate with sinners. He did not care if they were bad. He did not tell them they were going to hell. He showed them love. 1 Timothy 5:8 says that a man that abandons his children is worse than a faithless man. The commandment that you should love your neighbor as yourself is second only to loving God. The scriptures go on. All throughout the Bible, the idea of showing love and acceptance to all, even if they are so-called sinners, is prevalent. So what does that say about the "christians" today that hate and attack and hurt people in the LGBT community?"
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  • +5 +7 -2 Kaylynn Mar. 14, 2018
    "I think gay marriage should be legal everywhere. Me and my wife had to move to a different state just to get married, it sucked. I shouldn't have to move to marry the woman I love. Everyone is different and everyone should be able to love whoever they want!! AMEN!!!!"
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  • +5 +8 -3 anonymous Dec. 15, 2016
    "To be honest, Love is love. If you to both fell in love with each other and stay with each other for a LONG time and feel like you need to get a blessing which is a marriage. Then you two is meant for each other. What does politics has to do with it? The states shouldn't care anyways, that's their Citizens Idea anyways not there's."
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  • +5 +14 -9 Katherine Nov. 20, 2015
    "The cons in order:
    1.Who defines marriage as such? Religious texts, and freedom of religion also means freedom from having someone else's religion dictate who you can and can't marry
    2.Surrogates? Adoption?
    3.There was only 1 study that said this, and it has been proven unscientific
    4.I'm sorry, in what way is marrying another adult human being like marrying a donkey?
    5.What does this even mean? I'd like to see proof that straight marriage is holding the country together like he claims.
    6.See 1
    7.See 1
    8.This is an argument against ending civil unions, not ending gay marriage
    9.When interracial marriage became legal, did black culture cease to exist?
    10.First, how exactly does it "ape heterosexual privilege" and the claims shows that gay marriage should be expanded to include other queer people, not exclude every queer person
    11.What if I believe heterosexuality is wrong? Should I be able to not pay for their benefits?
    12.And yet the Supreme Court has said multiple times it IS a right
    13.See 1, and I could argue I'm being brainwashed by the conservatives into thinking homosexuality is wrong.
    14. Okay, how about we deny the straights the benefits of marriage too and see how that goes over, shall we?"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Victor Greywolf Aug. 28, 2017
    "The love that two people feel for each other should be all that matters in matters such as this. People just know they are right for each other, so why deny people the right to marry, whether it is of the opposite gender or the same gender. If life has taught us anything it is that people have and should have the right to have someone in their lives.

    It isn't our business who someone chooses to marry, since we weren't asked, so why are people against it, other than religious, or reproducing. One person on here was right, marriage isn't solely for reproducing, but that and the book of the bible seems to be the main focus of it. Let me ask you this:

    What if you had someone in your family or life who was LGBT, and they were a good friend of yours. Would you deny them the right to have a happy life, because of that book, the bible, or not being able to reproduce? Put yourself in that person's shoes for one moment, and look at it from their eyes. You might see it in a different way.

    Now, with that being said, why should someone be denied the right to love someone? You can't control your sexual orientation, and why is it other people's business how you live your life, LGBT, and this is coming from a straight person."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Alec Feb. 28, 2017
    "I am a Christian who believes in jesus christ dying on the cross for our sins and he is the savior and the messiah. But Jesus didnt teach us to hate and despise people, he taught us to love all types regardless of who they are or what theyve done. Forgiveness and faith is what we can count on with Jesus. People can love whoever they want regardless of how they look, religion, race, etc. Love isnt determined by what people think about it, it is determined by how you feel about another(whoever it may be). We live in a country of freedom where one can be what they want with another. "love is personal, not political"."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Desiree Jan. 10, 2017
    "People need to mind their own business. I am a Bi Curious woman and I believe if I want to marry a woman when I am older I think i should"
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  • +4 +11 -7 Jaden the yo May. 9, 2016
    "Whats the point of the so called "free country"? Why can't people marry the same gender? It's not like your gonna die from gayness right? So let them be and mind your on business. And why do you even care? So you hate gay I get it, but what I don't get is why do you want to do this, like you can marry another gender but that's YOUR OPINION. So let them be!"
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  • +4 +15 -11 Nathanial Northrop Jan. 5, 2016
    "I am for same-sex marriage because if two people love each other then why should we stop them from becoming married? Being in love is being in love, it doesn't matter who the two people are that are getting married. Love doesn't care whether it is a man loving another man, a man loving a woman, or a woman loving another woman. If we, as people, try to take away one of our most basic rights, then we are no better than scum. There is an old saying that "love will conquer all" and that saying became true. Love did conquer all and love won."
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  • +3 +5 -2 my love my life Mar. 5, 2018
    "love is for only you to say and determine not anyone else. being in love is for you to determine not your mom, your dad, your grandparents, but you"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Morugan Nov. 5, 2017
    "Gay marriage should most definitely be legal. Marriage should stay out of both religion and politics because it's no one's business who gets married to who.
    To the people who are against gay marriage. How is this going to affect you? You're not marrying someone of your same sex, so why bother trying to stop them? So what if they're "going to hell"? You're not them, so don't worry about it. Just let them live their lives and you can live yours. :)"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Saphia Aug. 27, 2017
    ""Love is love, it doesn't matter who you love or why, it's the fact that you love them that counts"
    I don't think everyone needs to get married, or that people should feel obligated to marry someone that they love, but the option should be open for those who truly do want to be married, no matter who they want to get married to. I'm currently n high school and- like a lot of other girls- I dream of my wedding day. I really do want to walk down the aisle and get married to my loving wife. Marriage isn't for everyone, but I want the option open for me and every other person who want to get married to their partner."
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  • +3 +7 -4 Serenitee V. Mar. 20, 2017
    "There is nothing wrong with being in the LGBT community. You shouldn't let your religious beliefs blind you from something that is called Human Rights. Everyone deserves to live & love no matter who you love. The bible was written literally 2,000 years ago. The only sin alive is the one who refuses to accept the LGBT community. We live in a totally different era from the Bible.. stop bringing back the bad habits of refusing to love someone because they love the same sex! If your against your only making your life miserable because, we don't care what you have to say. & that's the Honest truth! You are nobody to judge because I bet you half of you don't even follow your religious beliefs you just sit there & beg to god for better days. Get over yourself.
    Love is love. & we have the right to love Who we want!????????"
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  • +3 +7 -4 Alyssa D. Dec. 13, 2016
    "I believe that same sex marriage should be allowed because everyone has the right to love who they want. Since I'm Christian I know it is against the bible but all you can do is bless them with the Holy Spirit and God will deal with them later not you"
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    • +1 +1 0 unknown Feb. 16, 2018
      "exactly if it was so wrong to be gay why did god make gay people gay?"
  • +3 +12 -9 unknown Jan. 25, 2016
    "gay people should get married because they should be happy and to live together. people are rude to make sure that gay people cant get married."
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    • 0 0 0 Secunda Mar. 7, 2018
      "Yeah, but that is still illogical"
  • +2 +4 -2 why Feb. 16, 2018
    "What is being gay doing to anyone? who and what is it hurting? Answer: absouloutly nothing."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Joan Feb. 1, 2018
    "The greeks believed that Humans had 4 arms and 4 legs, and where happy a can be. one day Zeus got mad for some reason and split the humans in half, forcing them to wander aimlessly around searching for their other half. it is never specified the gender of the pairs, so why in the world would we specify gender in relationships?"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Rosie10978 Jan. 25, 2018
    "I think gay marriage should be aloud because everyone can be themselves. Just how people have to right to believe in there own religion, other people should be able to love who they would like to love."
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  • +2 +5 -3 ........ Jan. 22, 2018
    "I support the Gays."
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    • +1 +1 0 The Man does that Feb. 5, 2018
      "Thank You!"
  • +2 +6 -4 Victor Greywolf Nov. 9, 2017
    "Most of the arguments against gay marriage often involve the pro-creation argument, or the god argument, and I personally don't know which one is more laughable, when it comes to same sex marriages, but the truth of the matter is, that the LGBT have the right to choose who they want to marry, just as hetero people do.

    It shouldn't be a big deal, since most, or almost all of the antis arguments or comments are very ignorant at best, and quite frankly very infantile at best.

    Same sex marriage is not a threat to society. We can afford to cut down on having kids. There are straight couples who don't have kids, are you people going to be up in arms about that? The fact of the matter is, people get married, because they want to be with the ones they love, just as hetero people do. Why can't they? After all, hetero people can be miserable in a marriage. Why can't we allow the LGBT to have that. Maybe after they see how miserable being married is, maybe they'll try something else. With the legalization of same sex marriage, people can be totally honest with themselves, and live a wonderful life, instead of a secret one. Secrets aren't always good.

    Have a great 2017 and beyond. :) Peace out."
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  • +2 +7 -5 Juliette May. 8, 2017
    "I am 12 an female I am gay questioning but identify as Pansexual. Love is love and there is nothing you can do to change that. You are born gay, it is not a choice."
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    • 0 0 0 replying to "Anon" Mar. 19, 2018
      ""Anon":

      lmao I'm 15 and I knew I was bisexual since I was 10 but I didn't come out until I was 14 because of people like you.

      ~Rightfully Gay"
    • -1 0 -1 Anon Mar. 11, 2018
      "Honey you are 12 you don't even know what love is. I agree that same- sex marragie should be legal but you are not even old eough to be a teenager so you can not tell me you know your gay. It just doesnt make sense"
  • +2 +7 -5 Shadow Feb. 21, 2017
    "I hate when Christians throw religion in everything. Love is love no matter what. If God was so against homosexuality, why isn't it in the Ten Commandants?
    Another thing is that people want to bring up bestiality when it comes to this topic. Loving your animal has nothing to do with this. This about same sex love and it's a free country so I can love my girlfriend if I want to. And I am proud to be a lesbian."
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  • +2 +6 -4 Stef Feb. 7, 2017
    "I don't want to be a party pooper or anything but in Ancient Greece they believed that, since a woman has no soul (they cannot have know everything, can they?), the only true form of love could arise from two men.... Funny how no one ever brought this up :D"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Spirit Apr. 29, 2018
    "Love is love. I believe that (consensual) marriage is a right for every single human, regardless of gender, sexuality, or beliefs. Marriage is also not only for having children, otherwise infertile couples and couples who didn't want to have children would be barred from marrying. And also, we should be jumping at the chance to provide more children with safe and happy homes. In general, same-sex couples provide a more loving home for children and have a lower rate of divorce than heterosexual couples. Ultimately, marriage shouldn't have to be banned because of religion, especially if that religion isn't yours. For example, a Buddhist gay couple shouldn't be barred from marrying because Christianity says it's wrong. That just doesn't make sense."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Nobody Apr. 27, 2018
    "Yes because well isn't racism bad or being sexist is terrible and right now homosexuality is sadly in the same boat and if history shows and knows anything that is how it'll be like"
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  • +1 +3 -2 jesse Apr. 27, 2018
    "tbh i dont think it matters if you love them the get married"
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  • +1 +4 -3 Jasmime R. Mar. 25, 2018
    "I believe that same sex should marry each other. I mean it's going to be messed up if people say you can't marry the love of your life."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Khaleesi83 Feb. 17, 2018
    "I hear so many people say that marriage is defined between a man and a woman and has been since the beginning of time but that just isn't true, everyone from the Greeks to even the pirates practiced same sex unions. The most primal species on this planet practice same sex practices. we are not exempt just because we are humans. we let religious beliefs interfere with our more natural lives, the gay couple in Kentucky has no affect of the Christian family in Rhode Island if they decided to get married but the powers that be makes them think they do. Denying a person their basic sexual and emotional desires causes mental health issues, violence, and overall turmoil all because a (lets be honest here) new age religion like Christianity told you to butt in to other strangers lives. I will be the first to admit that wee already live forced love lives, being one of the very few primates to practice monogamy because our advanced brains created the concept of romance so why push it and make it even more unnatural to those who has no affect on your life, people you will never even cross paths with in your lifetime. Gayness does not in anyway threaten the survival of the human race and in fact may make it a little more tolerable tbh"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Brea Feb. 16, 2018
    "Love is an actual physical right. If we ban and try to push down who can marry who, then we are simply reverting back into history. Not allowing people to marry is against the US law, going against equality and liberty. It shows discrimination when you don't let people marry. If you say a child needs a mother and father, that is not valid. Some gay couples might not want children, and it's also been proven that gay people are great parents. If you also say that they are not allowed to marry, because marriage is for reproduction, then what about old people, or for straight couples, physically unable to conceive children? Or people who simply do not want children. If myself, a 14 year old can understand this, than how can some ignorant people not?"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Kath Jun. 19, 2017
    "I believe you love who you love. I am a follower of Jesus. Why are people constantly judging all the time? I respect those who have struggled to share with others who they love. We should accept our family no matter what. To those who follow Jesus like myself, why do you claim hatred on gay and lesbians and transgenders? Did Jesus tell you to love one another? I have beautiful sister who is a lesbian and I am so proud of her."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Abdirizak Jun. 9, 2017
    "Just because you hate gay marriage doesn't mean your opinion matters. A lot of things happen in the world that we don't like. But unless it hurts us our views do not matter. Gay marriage only allows for the fairness the constitution has been preaching but not inacting. For all of us to respect one another and tolerate our differences is the closest we can get to equality. So learn to tolerate that other people have another sexual preference than you and that it isn't a phase or something they can change. It is a part of who they are and there is nothing wrong with it or them. We need to be able to give people the right to be themselves if we expect that same opportunity. I do not want to be hypocrite like most people who hate the gay community. I hope that anyone who reads this does and feels them same."
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  • +1 +5 -4 love Jun. 8, 2017
    "I'm 13 years old and i like boys and girls i try to change but i can't people try to tell me to change my ways and i be trying to change but i had to think like if i like girl it not a big deal because i like girls i can't change for nobody at all its what i want to be and life not what nobody else i like girls why is that a big deal i cry everyday and night because people call me names because i'm by cause i like girl and boys like i don't get it what i'm doing wrong"
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    • 0 0 0 hi Mar. 6, 2018
      "I know how you feel girl?? Stay Strong!"
  • +1 +5 -4 Emily Jun. 6, 2017
    "I don"t understand why people think that Gay marriage is bad like it doesn't affect them at all its their own decision Mind your own business you don't have to make a huge deal about something that doesn't affect you in any way shape or form. Im straight but gay marriage doesn't bother me cause i have nothing to do with it"
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  • +1 +6 -5 I Believe May. 23, 2017
    "I believe that gay marriage should be legal in all states. I am best friends with a lesbian, and best friends with a bisexual. I know many people that are this way and I want them to be able to love who they may love, no matter the place. I have family members that are homosexual as well."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Gay Marriage May. 22, 2017
    "I believe in Gay rights, and Marriage!! Marriage is not just for procreation. It is for love. As long as you are in love, you can marry. It doesn't matter if you are a woman and marry a woman, or are a man and marry a man! Love is love, and that is what marriage is all about."
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  • +1 +7 -6 sierra Apr. 20, 2017
    "people love who they love. if a girl loves a girl that's fine. if a boy loves a boy that's great."
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  • +1 +7 -6 Victor Greywolf Apr. 8, 2017
    "Gay marriage is the same as hetero marriage. The idea that the antis have this ridiculous argument involving the thing called "God" is almost laughable, even to a five year old. Is that the only arguments that you people have? The fact of the matter is that gay people should have the right to marry. Why should only hetero people be miserable, right? And this is coming from a hetero person by the way.

    To the antis, your arguments are almost laughable at best. You come up with the "god" argument. Is that the best you have for opposing love? I'd think you would come up with something better. Hey, civil unions are the same as marriage, and nobody seems to oppose them. Please, if you people want to sound intelligent, come up with a better reason other than religion or reproducing for why same sex marriage is wrong, because quite frankly, those arguments are laughable, even by pre kindergarden standards, and that's being highly polite.

    Have a great 2017 and beyond."
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  • +1 +7 -6 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
    "In 1979, a woman married a piece of the Berlin Wall. In 2015, a man married a video game character. In 2008, a woman married a dead person. In 2010, a man married a pillow. In 2006, a woman married a snake. Last year, a woman married the Eiffel Tower. The list goes on, including a woman who married a doll, a woman who married a toy dolphin, and a man who married a blow-up sex doll.

    Now please tell me that you refuse equal rights to gay people because you are trying to preserve the sanctity of marriage."
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  • +1 +9 -8 Victor Greywolf Nov. 16, 2016
    "AS far as gay marriage goes, love is love. People should be with the one that they love, right? When the supreme court ruled that gay marriage is allowed, what it meant was gay marriage is to be recognized. All of a sudden, everyone went nuts. Nobody is imposing anything, no matter what some kooks say. Marriage is based on love. Nothing more. Why try to take that away from the LGBT. A question to the cons: Let's suppose that straight marriage was illegal, and not allowed, and the way to go is a man has to marry a man, and woman has to marry a woman. Could YOU conform to that standard if it was the norm? If not, why force gay people to do such a thing? This is coming from a hetero person by the way. Same sex marriage is nothing new. A chief of the Lakota Tribe married a man, and had two on the side to play with. In certain regions men have married men since the 1500's, and women in some parts of the world have married women, and nobody had a problem with that. A lot of antis came up with ridiculous arguments, probably because they fear true love for anyone outside of the norm, which makes them oppressors. If you people are for choice, why force people to conform to something that they obviously can't? It is wrong to do that."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Julia Nov. 3, 2016
    "Yes i think it should be legal in all states. I am best friends with a lesbian and my aunt is by sexual."
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  • +1 +7 -6 No one cares May. 18, 2016
    "My friend Nathan is catholic, and he likes to show his feminine side. Hes not actually gay, but hes cool. The likes the fact that you can marry who you love."
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  • +1 +9 -8 Amber Chapman May. 10, 2016
    "I think that gay marriage should be allowed because you can't control who you fall in love with. You just don't have enough control over it. It shouldn't matter who you like, love, or marry. As long as you're happy then everybody should be encouraging you instead of tearing you down. You should be able to love who ever you want. Happiness is all that SHOULD matter even if nobody else thinks that it does."
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    • 0 0 0 Dustin Mar. 6, 2018
      "I agree with your statement and reasons."
  • +1 +10 -9 Nichole Feb. 21, 2016
    "Okay!! To all you people who keep saying what would God say about Homo-sexuality and throwing quotes out from the bible... I have a question for you: What would God say about it TODAY??? Not 3500 years ago I mean today. Now most of you will say that God would say NO to Gay marriage... but to me personally it is the 21st century all of us including God has evolved in our thinking since 3500 years ago.. he, today, would most likely say that yes its totally OK... and you wanna know why I think this??? I bet you do so here goes: I think this because GOD MADE EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF US THE WAY WE ARE!!!! wow shocker right?? He made us this way and he made you that way... we are all the same in that God made us and don't you think that God would much rather us come together on this earth he made for us than to fight over something he did?? We were born gay MADE gay and you were born straight... So what can you say about your God now??"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Claire May. 11, 2018
    "Gay marriage is fine, were all people who just love people of the same gender."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Teagan (is gAY) Apr. 27, 2018
    "Hello! I believe that gay marriage should be legal - as it is now! I'm a Christian, though, don't identify myself as Adventist, Catholic, anything else- I simply believe that the Christian Lord is out there. Anyways, back on topic. God created everyone the way they are, and everyone is equal. Everyone deserves the same rights and happiness, and those who think otherwise are cruel and closed minded. If you are part of the LGBT community, don't feel ashamed to be yourself. You are an amazing human being, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Love you all, and I hope your day is going/went well. <3"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Kim N. Jan. 19, 2018
    "The worst Homosexual attack that could be found, was on a man named Carl Johnson, age 25. He has just moved to a new area, and wanted to go to a concert, he went to a place he believed he could find some, but he did not. So he decided to go to a club, to meet new friends. He succeeded and found some new friends, but on his way home he met some people that were not friendly at all. A few hours later the three men and one woman left, leaving Johnson with a Broken Jaw, Fractured ribs, and a broken thumb. The paramedics arrived only a few minutes later, transporting Johnson to the nearest hospital, Royal Oldham hospital. But he did not stay in the hospital for long, it was found out he had suffered a fractured skull and bleeding of the brain, and his condition was worsening fast. And so he was now in Salford Royal Hospital, in the specialist brain injury unit.

    this is from a paragraph in my essay, it shows how bad attacks can be..."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Anon Jan. 2, 2018
    "Only your hear can tell who love, don' ever let any decide who you are going to love. So If people judge you by loving the same gender then just let them be. If heart says yes go for it. No one can break your love for someone."
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  • 0 +4 -4 matthew Dec. 6, 2017
    "i think yes gay marriage should be legal because america does say that we are free and that we are free to do whatever we want so then why can't we allow gay people to get married ."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Kenadie Dec. 5, 2017
    "Let us members of the LGBTQ community love who we want to love. It doesn't matter what gender we are attracted to. If you people are worried about getting different qualities from two dads or two moms, both a man and woman can have the same qualities. The only difference is the gender of that parent. Why should it matter who we love? I'm a bisexual teen who is with an amazing girl that makes me happy. We can easily raise a child together and give him or her a wonderful life. In the future men and women may have equal pay amounts so why does it matter what sex we are? We should be allowed to love whomever we are attracted to. Gender is just what we were born as, it shouldn't be judged into our relationships with others. What happened to equality and non-discrimination for all? Even in God's eyes everyone is equal and he will love us all no matter what. I have many christian friends and they and their families all believe in same-sex marriages and that it isn't against any of their religious beliefs. Love is love no matter whom it is with. Let us love who we decide to. NO ONE should be treated differently because of our sexuality. Even the 14th amendment now allows same-sex marriage, so why are you people still fighting against it?."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Anonymous Nov. 30, 2017
    "I'm pro because, how will it affect other peoples lives. with all of the children in orphanages, same sex couples can adopt. my grandmother is a christian, like full on christian, and she doesn't care. it doesn't affect her so she doesn't care. why can't christian's be more like her. get the stick out of your a** and stop bothering people for loving who they want to love. its none of your business."
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  • 0 +4 -4 0000001 Nov. 17, 2017
    "Personally, I'm an atheist, pretty much. I find most of the religious reasons against gay marriage rather... ineffectual. So, some churches view being gay as a sin. And some don't. Freedom of religion, separation of church and state. It's not the church's' business to decide this kind of thing. It's the business of the PEOPLE, and some PEOPLE are gay. I can marry a man, I can marry a woman, and it's legal, and the church's opinion doesn't matter."
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  • 0 +7 -7 mel f. Apr. 3, 2017
    "no one can control our feelings for something we believe in. I believe that it should be legal. love is love no matter what sex they're attracted to. we as people have the right have pursuit of happiness and liberty. the meaning of GAY is actually HAPPY and the LBGTQ are actually happy. Why stay hidden in the closet. if people don't like who we are then who cares. as long as were GAY then what other people think or say don't really matter nor should concern us. the last time I checked were all human no matter the color, race, class, were all human. one day you might be straight and the next we might be GAY. as a member of the LBGTQ, I'm GAY and proud to say I'm BI. I might be only 16 but I know d*** well what I'm talking about. we all can think what we wanna think but at the end of the day, nobody gives a shit cause were still living life to our own standards. all that matters is that were GAY. besides were all mad here, we are all our own person with a lot of issues and problem and beliefs and this is what I believe, and I don't care what anyone says. BI AND PROUD."
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    • 0 0 0 YAAAS Jun. 6, 2017
      "YES HONEY WORK"
  • 0 +7 -7 DEBRITO R Jun. 29, 2016
    "-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE THOUGH THE EYES OF A FORMER UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP IMMIGRATION OFFICER -
    Most of us could agree that The Supreme Court's historic ruling striking down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is an enormous victory for loving, married couples and their families, and affirms that they deserve equal treatment under the law.

    However, a raucous scene unfolded at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on July 1, 2013 as anti-gay-marriage conservatives Directors defied a June 26, 2013 judge's order to equal protection under the Constitutional Amendment. Opposing officials has set off a cascade of dispute over DOMA within the USCIS Oakland Park Field Office.

    As a former federal immigration officer, I am particularly troubled that a State such as Florida has that caliber of federal employees working for the federal government. In fact, I had witnessed officials abusing their authority during DOMA in 2013 and still abusing their discretionary authority in 2016.

    What do you think? Should any person, federal employee or not, be crucified today (2016) for establishing the existence of a relationship all do way back on June 28, 2013 when both parties had a valid marriage certificate from New York City, a state that recognized the Marriage Equality Act since July 24, 2011?"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Morgan M. Nov. 12, 2015
    "Just because they have a different sexuality than other people, doesn't mean they need to be treated like some piece of trash wandering the streets. I saw a video yesterday on walking around the streets as a gay and the responses I saw from people were awful. People have no respect for this society. Everyone is selfish and self-centered. Gay marriage is a beautiful thing and Praise the Lord that the United States of America legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. I'm 13 and straight but that doesn't mean I hate gays. I have many gay and bi friends who I treat just like any other person, because they are no different than us, they're people too."
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  • -1 +1 -2 Idk what to put here May. 7, 2018
    "Of course! People should be allowed to love who ever they want and share the same title as straight couples. They shouldn't be treated any differently. Many people say that the Bible says that no man shall sleep with another man, therefore it's something we should live by! The Bible says a lot of shit that you shouldn't believe! Now am I saying you can't believe the Bible and live by it, NO, I'm saying that it's out dated but it's mostly full of good morals!"
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  • -1 +1 -2 Brian W. May. 7, 2018
    "people are the real them"
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  • -1 +1 -2 Phillip Apr. 27, 2018
    "Friendly reminder that if all gays are going to hell then it'll probably be the most fashionable and awesome place to party at so go big or go home lovely sinners"
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  • -1 +2 -3 ethics committee Apr. 23, 2018
    "So then, being so concerned about what two being so concerned about what two men do in the privacy of their homes is just stupid
    What if I said "being a woman is a "sin" "
    Then would all women be doomed to hell?"
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  • -1 +2 -3 Z~ Apr. 18, 2018
    "Love is love. I was taught that phrase ever since I was little. Just because someone loves the same gender isn't a reason to hate them. It's better to at least try to understand that person for what they stand for, rather then just hate them for something that does not appeal to you."
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  • -1 +2 -3 belinda Apr. 9, 2018
    "Yes because people should have the rights to marry and fall in love with who they want when they want so being a LGBT shoulnt be a problem"
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  • -1 +3 -4 Gay lover Apr. 6, 2018
    "I am a gay male in 8th grade and all I want is to not be pushed away for who I am is that so bad. All marriage should be allowed why would people hate anyone for who they love it is horrible. We all have a right to love who we want even if it is the same-sex so please let us love who we want."
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  • -1 +3 -4 unknown Apr. 6, 2018
    "does it matter if someone marries the same sex like there is nothing wrong with being gay. there not killing anyone no ones getting hurt so why cant they just be them self's and live their own life. i say if your happy with the same sex then be with them and don't listen to those who are not for it and tell then that its your life not theirs and that they need to worry about them self's."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Victor Greywolf Mar. 27, 2018
    "The arguments the cons, or antis as I like to call them, especially with bible and god are quite frankly the most infantile and childish ever, and that is being butt kissing polite. Is that the only argument you daft morons have? Seriously?! It is an embarrassment. People are going to marry who they fall in love with. Are they asking you to do that?! No! The god argument! GOD DOESN'T EXIST, PEOPLE! It's all fiction. The bible? The bible was written by MAN, not n imaginary entity. People fall in love with who they fall in love with. Society doesn't need to give its approval, since they wouldn't know what to do with themselves. The anits arguments are the most infantile, and quite frankly, I can see whoever will be on open mic night making fun of these arguments. And who cares if you people are against it, the supreme court ruled in favor of the LGBT and I am glad they did. And this is coming from a HETERO PERSON.

    Support the rights of the LGBT, forget the antis childish bible and god arguments. They won't hold up for 2 cents.

    Have a great 2018 and beyond."
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  • -1 +6 -7 adriana Apr. 6, 2017
    "I believe homosexuals deserve the right to be happy,It isnt fair how "normal couples" get that right in an instant but gays get judged and get called names just for being in love and happy."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
    "Legal marriage is not a matter of religious or sexual union, it is put in place to cover the obstacles of property ownership. Legal marriage is not of religion. Also stating marriage under law between a man and a woman is the only acceptable form of it, it is also stating men and women must be looked at as different under law. If men and women are equal under law, then only laws displaying medical values should have a place in defining male and female sexualities."
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  • -1 +6 -7 J Kai Perry Jan. 24, 2017
    "They should have every right strait people have. They love each other just as much."
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  • -1 +5 -6 El Dec. 1, 2016
    "I understand how people may say that homosexuality is a sin, but that is only relevant to their beliefs, and could be biased. Not everyone believes in the same god, or a god at all. Once again, if you do not support it, do not push your believes onto them. Most people would go to say that when they already have a religion, they do not want another forced upon them. Do not force, pressure or threat anyone to believe what you do. If you don't support homosexuality, then simply do not be homosexual."
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  • -2 +7 -9 yes Apr. 5, 2017
    "gay marriage should be civilized because it is uncivilized and unmerited"
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  • +1 +2 -1 dont be a hypocrite May. 16, 2018
    "Sorry that our religious beliefs offend you gays.
    I hate to break it to you but be offended all you want, as horrible as it is, you already have gay marriage legalized in this country so stop trying to argue about it so much. Just because people like myself don't agree with it and wish gay marriage was illegal, doesn't mean you don't have the right to be married unfortunately. and honestly, in 2018 you guys are literally praised by the left for being gay. there is literally not a single right that gays don't have in this country. My mother is gay and I love her, but I don't agree with her LGBTQA lifestyle. I personally believe that churches and religious organizations should have the right to deny weddings and services to Gay marriage. You want your freedom don't you? well religious freedom is also important. You gays may say its ignorant to not give you rights and freedom, but its also ignorant to go against religious freedom as well. Your literally the biggest hypocrites. Just because you have your rights to Overall Gay marriage doesn't mean its right to force religious organizations to go against their beliefs. Don't be confused though for I'm NOT in favor of DISCRIMINATION again Gays, I'm against gay marriage and hypocrisy."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 17, 2018
      "I'm a hetero male, and I am not offended by that, to be honest with you. Nobody's forcing the religious organizations to accept their point of view, contrary to what antis believe. OKay, well, so she is gay. Would you want to deny her the right to marry who she loves, because you disagree with her lifestyle? I would think someone with a relative who is LGBT might be a little bit more understanding of the gays and lesbians.

      Of course we all want religious freedom, who wouldn't?

      I'm not saying it is ignorant.

      I'm against hypocrosy too, however I am in favor of same sex marriage, but to each their own.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond."
  • -11 +27 -38 Lindsay Jan. 11, 2016
    "I have a cousin who is gay, but that doesn't make my love toward him any different. He is a child of God. Out of all his creations the Lord says his greatest was us, his children. He made man and women so they can support and help one another, and have children. If there is not an equal balance it will effect the next generation."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "So all of God's creations are precious? Are you saying that gay people are less precious and don't deserve to be happy? What about all of the children in foster homes that could have been adopted by a gay couple if they had been given the chance? Are they less precious as well?"
    • +2 +2 0 Rightfully Gay Mar. 19, 2018
      "go check "Pro & Con Quotes". The first Pro is a priest saying that God accepts us gays."
    • -4 +3 -7 unknown May. 26, 2016
      "AMEN"
  • -13 +15 -28 Joey G. Mar. 29, 2018
    "Homosexuality, is distasteful, immoral, sinful, wrong, unnatural, and appalling, it goes against God, not only in my religion (Christian) , but in most religions, which the majority of the world is religious. For those who say that God made homosexuals, he didn't because homosexuality is the devils work when he brought corruption into the world. the whole point of marriage is for a man and woman to have children, and raise the child, why else do you think male and female genetics are required to have kids? For Lesbians that get sperm donation, where does the sperm come from? a mans genitals!!! the only difference is that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman is more natural. Also, who better to raise kids than the man and woman who created him/her? Certainly not a homo couple because its no good for the child to be raised by anybody tainted by the devil. I've sort of already said this but another reason homosexuality is unnatural is because not a single non asexual species can reproduce with another of the same sex genital genetics. So allowing gay marriage would just cause people to believe that its normal and justified when in reality its not."
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    • 0 +3 -3 Spirit Apr. 29, 2018
      "The "whole point of marriage" is not to have children, otherwise infertile couples and couples who don't wish to have children would be banned from marriage!"
  • -14 +13 -27 Matt Apr. 6, 2015
    "This is more of a neutral comment than a pro or con, it's more just clarification for myself. One of the arguments I hear is that homosexuals are "born gay," that they don't choose to be gay--just as I don't choose to be straight. Fair point--however, I wasn't "born straight," and neither, I think, was anyone "born gay." It is impossible to be born with a sexual attraction to someone--normally speaking, attraction begins at adolescence; it wasn't a choice--I do, however, wonder if our surroundings impacted the decisions of our sexual preference? Are many homosexuals residing in high populations of other homosexuals, for example? I know that where I grew up, there were only a couple homosexuals, we were mostly straight; also, while my father was not a Christian, he did find poke fun of homosexuality; I wonder if that subconsciously caused me to be heterosexual. I moved into a city with a very high homosexual population, and have noticed that there is a higher number of people saying they are gay when they hit adolescence--I wonder if it was because of examples set before them saying it was ok. Just a thought--for me, it seems weird that homosexuals just sort of sprouted like wildfire over the last decade out of nowhere."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Aug. 28, 2015
      "Since times have changed, more gay youth and adults feel more comfortable coming out than before. The number of gay people have not changed, but the general acceptance have changed their view on coming out."
    • -1 0 -1 Joan Apr. 5, 2018
      "(completely respecting your opinion) i think you're right- but only partially. no- we are not five year olds running around getting sexually aroused, because we're not old enough, you are right about that. but sexuality is in a persons, well you could say 'biology' though that isnt exactly accurate. I cant help that Im a girl and i like girls. Just like you, matt, can't help but be attracted to girls too.(although you are a guy) But i do think you are incorrect about our surroundings and environment dictating our sexuality- if that where true, Gay children wouldn't be from homophobic parents- but they are. If it where true on a larger scale- such as society as a whole shaming Gays, then no one would be gay. Now ive been respectful up until now, but that last comment about us 'sprouting like wildfire over the last decade out of no where' lit my frickin' fire. my theory? That city you moved to? everyone was already gay, they never decided that. but seeing everyone else be openly gay? they felt comftorable. They are coming out as gay early because they aren't forced to stay in the closet like we where. i knew my sexuality at fourteen. FOURTEEN. im still in the closet to my family."
  • -14 +89 -103 Oliver Jan. 20, 2015
    "Before the introduction of gay marriage in the Netherlands : there were more than 20 years of stability in the number of weddings (+ -10 %).

    After the introduction of gay marriage 2001:
    As of 2013, the marriage market has almost collapsed with a decrease of 23% compared to the year 2000."
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    • +3 +5 -2 Varan May. 14, 2015
      "You are wrong--the marriage market has decreased in the Netherlands because there it is not a big deal if you get married or not. I just read several articles on women in their forties with children and living with a partner, but are not married. In the U.S., it is a massive part of our lives to get married and have kids; not so in he Netherlands."
    • +1 +1 0 Otto Jan. 17, 2016
      "This not true. CBS (Dutch Statistics Bureau) figures show a peak at 124000 marriages in 1970. The number has declined since. with a small growth in the 90's.
      90000 in 1980
      95000 in 1990
      80000 in 2000
      88200 in 2010

      I am pretty sure same sex marriage did not start in 1971."
    • 0 +1 -1 Oliver May. 17, 2015
      "Dear Varan,

      until 15 years ago it was important too in the Netherlands, whether people were married or not and the number of weddings has long been stable.

      After the marriage in 2001 had lost its nimbus as an exemplary form of family, it was precisely the liberal circles, who had forced the opening that gave up marriage or simply were no longer capable of forming stable partnerships.

      Consequently, today more children than ever are born of single parents and are much more threatened by poverty and abandonment."
    • -3 0 -3 james lambert Jul. 10, 2015
      "That is what happens when gay libbers get hold. It disrupts society to this extent. Could it be that societies no longer know how to even define marriage?"
  • -15 +9 -24 Joey G. Apr. 11, 2018
    "lets see how many dislikes I get. I'm a straight white male Christian pro Trump Republican. whoever dislikes is a hypocrite because you want to be accepted for being gay or supporting gay marriage but wont accept that im a straight white male Christian trump supporter"
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    • +2 +4 -2 Joe Apr. 11, 2018
      "you never stated your argument you just listed facts about you."
    • +1 +1 0 Spirit Apr. 29, 2018
      "I have no problem with you being yourself. It's when you start to encroach upon people's personal liberties is when I get angry."
    • +1 +3 -2 Maxx C Apr. 24, 2018
      "You literally just wrote this for attention and and to make people angry. You didn't even state any argument."
    • 0 0 0 Joey G. May. 15, 2018
      "I actually got dislikes. lol"
    • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 28, 2018
      "What does being a supporter of that moron has t do with being against same sex marriage? You didn't bring up an argument, only mentioned a political stance. Try again."
  • -15 +16 -31 Jonathan Doe Aug. 5, 2015
    "Sam-sex marriages go against the natural laws of species reproduction so they should not be considered legal. That's the same reason why a human and a dog cannot marry. It's impossible to reproduce. No to same-sex marriages. It's unnatural. Period."
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    • +4 +4 0 Anonymous Aug. 25, 2015
      "If you're saying that homosexuality is against nature, I guess you don't count the 1,500 species of animals where homosexuality has been observed in several animals?"
    • +4 +4 0 Lucas Aug. 20, 2015
      "The Internet also goes against the natural laws of communication, so it should be made illegal as well.

      Seriously. Marriage itself is unnatural. But homosexuality is found in nature. And it doesn't hurt anybody. So both should not be made illegal."
    • +1 +1 0 Rightfully Gay Mar. 19, 2018
      "What about the millions of children who are in foster care or orphanages? Who adopts them? The couples who can't reproduce. And who are most of those couples? Gay people."
  • -16 +14 -30 Davis W. Mar. 1, 2018
    "Hell no there should not be gay marriage. I think it is complete BS. The Bible says that marriage should be between a man ans a women and that is what I stand for"
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    • +3 +6 -3 Write on Pro side Mar. 19, 2018
      "A lot of people don't follow your religion or the Bible. People shouldn't be limited to unhappiness just because of "The Bible". Come on, now."
    • +2 +4 -2 Victor Greywolf Mar. 29, 2018
      "Well, not everyone stands with the bible. The bible was written by man, not a cosmic entity, number 1. Number two, not everyone should live that way, because of an imaginary being that says so, and we are all entitled to our opinions, nothing wrong with that, but mentailities are changing, and what was supposed to be closeted is out and about. People have the right to live the life they so choose, and gay people aren't imposing anything on hetero. Gay marriage is only for the LGBT, nobody forcing anyone to accept it, or go against it.

      But I will say this to those who are cons, the only thing you can do, is embrace those who are different, and they aren't going anywhere, and is what is going to happen, whether you like it or not:

      One day, someone related to you, or an acquaintance of yours is going to be a member of the LGBT. Let's see how you people will look at the situation then.=, and this is coming from a straight person."
    • 0 0 0 Why May. 7, 2018
      "Why should we always follow the bible? The Bible was written by man. So you are saying that everything that man writes we should follow that. well that is BS. Not everyone here is a Christian. Because if we followed everything that was written then we would be in hell of a place"
    • 0 +1 -1 Rachel Apr. 19, 2018
      "i loved this i think you are awesome when you said hell no i was laughing really love your attitude i am a christain and i belive in the bible i am also pro gun pro trump"
  • -16 +15 -31 Khaleesi83 Feb. 17, 2018
    "I honestly cant think of a coherent con, but if i must give an argument on this side it is to say that I understand that gay people want a voice and to educate some people but and its only right that people get equal treatment and the chance at love but being so vocal about it has seemed to only make things worse, people on the con side are most resistant to being told they are wrong and being forced to accept what is in all honesty, completely innocent and as natural as being straight. So I think the con is causing social disturbances everytime a business refuses to bake a cake for a gay couple or the crap that goes on in the entertainment industry when a tv show or movie or whatever shows a gay person in a seemingly negative space or political drama when debating the views on the subject, I think being gay has made people crazy and while I understand the need for equal footing in this country I think subjects like this has split us even more and I say this as a bisexual woman, in a committed interracial relationship who has been turned away by officiants who doesnt marry black and white couples. And on top of that we believe in polygamy, I think homosexuality should be kept personal and not trusted upon the conservatives tbh"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf May. 3, 2018
      "I don't believe it is being forced to be honest. More like what people have been told in the past, and now seeing a change in it, they are unsure how to react. Gay people have been around in many aspects. Mostly the arts, but there are gays all over, and some people are having a hard time accepting it, due to the mentality and teachings of parents, etc, being beaten into their heads, and not realizing that what was once underground, is now out and about. Some cultures embrace homosexuals, or do things that might be confused with homosexuality. As far as seeing it, to quote the late great Harvey Milk: "Heterosexuality was fiercely imposed upon me, yet, I am not a hetero sexual." It is true. People will be who they are. More people are exposed to new things, and not knowing how to react to it, and listening to people who had their heads in the sand like an ostrich are to blame. Once diversity happens, things will change, I agree it should be kept personal, but how many homosexuals are also conservative? People are out. It isn't a bad thing, but people are paying too much attention, and this is coming from a HETERO person, by the way. Peace. Good argument. I salute you.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond."
    • 0 +2 -2 Nobody Apr. 27, 2018
      "I thank you for your appearance on this u aren't spreading hate but a few words made me off put. Being gay has made people crazy did you know in the eighteen hundreds if you were gay they would put you in a mental asylum and if your for that or maybe you didn't mean literally or figuratively I still like your opinion and your side on this so I thank you although I disagree"
  • -16 +9 -25 Carl Feb. 17, 2018
    "If a person is born female or male and later chooses to become gay for some reason or other they are sure to have made a bad choice for themselves. No amount of hormone treatment or counseling can change their sex. Each sex has characteristics that are unique to their sex."
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    • +5 +5 0 august Feb. 22, 2018
      "I don't think I choose to be gay. To argue what you said, Did you choose to be straight? I don't think you did you just were naturally attracted to the other gender. And sex and gender are 2 different things, sex is what you are born as with either an XX or XY or XXY chomorone, you cannot change that yes. However gender is more what you feel, for instance some people may feel that they were born as the wrong gender and change genders, these people are transgender, some people also feel different genders on different days, genderqueer. These things do exist, and I don't think I made a bad decision because I didn't make a decision. I think the only bad decision you made was posting this comment without doing research first."
  • -16 +21 -37 D. R. Thomas Sep. 5, 2015
    "Isn't it funny how some people would rather try to force a stance on an issue upon people who do not believe in it rather than try to work to correct the core problems. Supposedly gay marriage is required to gain the benefits married heterosexual couples enjoy, but if this was the case all that was necessary is to the have a law declare that marriage and civil unions were equal. But some people decided that they would rather inflict their views on everyone else. Great going until you hold a view others don't like and you will be called ignorant and lacking in morale's and understanding."
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    • -3 0 -3 Lilly Dec. 8, 2015
      "I don't think the whole thing is just gay marriage I think it is mostly because if gay marriage is legalized other types of marriages will be allowed like: Polygamy(The practice of having two or more wives/husbands), Incest (Sexual relationships between close relatives: like siblings or cousins), and Bestial ( Marriage between a human and animal). Those may be a large cause of the fear of Gay marriage. (Sorry for my spelling/missing letters, my keyboard is broken.)"
  • -16 +27 -43 Justin Aug. 28, 2015
    "In discussing religious leaders, it is important to note that though "some" religious leaders accept it not "all" accept it. It is not a question of religious leaders but the religion in and of itself. Within the denominations of Protestant Christians there are numerous denominations who are not fore it. Using religious leaders as a PRO is a fallacy since it is not represented by the whole. All denominations within differing religions must be represented to make this claim."
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    • +3 +3 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "religion should not have a say in the matter. The Constitution clearly states that religion will be kept separate from the State. That does not mean that people in power in the government will be completely unbiased or not serve any religion; it means that laws will be based on such things as civil rights, not religious beliefs. Apart from certain religious beliefs, homosexuality presents no issues to the legal state of the country and government. Give me one nonreligious reason that homosexuality is wrong."
    • 0 0 0 M.T. Space May. 11, 2018
      "Alternatively, using religious leaders as a CON is a fallacy since it is not represented by the whole. Do check your own argument before you let everyone else hear it. The last thing you want of it is it to be used against you."
  • -16 +20 -36 Ohiwere Eloidor Jul. 18, 2015
    "The reason why God created the world is for mankind to go and reproduce,and multiply,that is why he created woman to bear children.Romans 1:21 to 32 clearly shows that God hate same sex marriage.People that are involve,if their parents are of the same sex,would they have given birth to them? So they expect others to give birth for them to adopt? Same sex marriage is totally an abomination before God.God created Adam and Eve,not Adam and Adam or Eve and Eve.No man can CHANGE Gods law,all of us must give account of our life here earth to God on judgment day.Everyone will be judge alone.So we have to do the things of God not contrary."
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    • +4 +4 0 sedruff Jun. 4, 2016
      "There are way too many people on Earth, so we aren't having a problem with not enough people.

      And many Christians believe that abortion is wrong, so there would be quite a few children with no homes that need to be adopted. I don't see what's wrong with adopting people that have no home or family and giving them a loving family!"
    • +1 +1 0 A.r.t May. 4, 2018
      "Us gays will adopt the children who were left by straights"
    • +1 +2 -1 Punk Sep. 16, 2015
      "If thats the case then how come infertile cuples han be together. That's bull. God can allow gay marrige considering people are doing it all that happens happens in death for now there free."
    • +1 +1 0 ari Aug. 21, 2015
      "okay, so you're saying that God gave us the world to abuse and overpopulate. and that women are here just to make babies. there are plenty of homosexaul couples that adopt orphans in need."
  • -16 +19 -35 Robert M. Wolfe, MD Jun. 26, 2015
    "The Decline and Fall of the United States of America
    From Brandeis: The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project

    ...in the [Jewish] rabbinic [literature] giving societal recognition to same-sex marriage is among the most egregious violations that human beings can commit Marriage between members of the same gender, however, goes beyond forbidden sexual acts between individuals to the level of societal approval of this sin. When sin is no longer recognized as sin by a society, the rabbis would assert, that society loses its right to existence – like the generation of the Flood, or the defeated Egyptians and Canaanites, such a society deserves to be swept away.""
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    • 0 +1 -1 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Murder is a sin, and yet people encourage soldiers in our army to go and kill people. How far have we, as a race, fallen that we would rather see two men holding guns than holding hands?"
    • -2 +1 -3 james lambert Jun. 27, 2015
      "This is the lowest I believe the US has stooped into moral/spiritual decay. I wonder how many of the justices of our supreme court are gay? Email welcome."
  • -16 +34 -50 Oliver Jun. 26, 2015
    "Marriage belongs to the cultural heritage of mankind and can not be changed in its core and be taken away from future generations.

    After monogamy had been intvented in early agricultural societies for heritage reasons, it smoothened the competition between men for women, so that men could cooperate beyond existential matters. Young men were confident to procreate and grow up their own offspring, rather than killing or driving away the alpha male of a horde in order to conquer women.

    After the stop of permanent fighting against each other, men could work together and use their energy for improving living conditions. Their motivation to do so was enhanced by their responsibility for woman and children.

    As a result, the first civilizations developed. In Mesopotamia and regardless of it in India, China and later in Europe and the Americas: The dominant form of family in high cultures was One Man - One Woman. Marriage can thus be called the "mother of civilization"."
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    • +2 +2 0 Kylee Jan. 24, 2017
      "F*** the bible. It doesn't know s***. Saying that the bible is a sign that god exists is like saying a spiderman comic book proves that Spiderman exists. If god "hates" gays, then why did he create them, since he created everything on this earth."
    • +1 +1 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Before monogamy existed, the only thing that was known was polygamy. In order to reach the higher evolution that is monogamy, new - and at the time - unpopular ideas had to be instilled. Perhaps gay marriage is that next new idea. All you have done is further prove that gay marriage is not wrong. If marriage back then was the "mother of civilization", perhaps it is meant to become the "grandmother of civilization" and acceptance and love is what the new mother will be."
  • -16 +100 -116 Jim Tierney Jan. 15, 2015
    "Enlighten me liberals. Was it not just a few years ago that the instituition of marriage was decried as a paternalistic scam by the liberal establishment. An useless document that gave men control over women especially hated by feminists. Now marriage is the most important thing in the world to those who once detested it. Help me understand."
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    • +6 +10 -4 Drew Mar. 7, 2015
      "If we are going to generalize like that then try this for generalizing. Because of the bush administration IT IS A FACT THE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CAN NOT IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY. That is clearly a lie but it has a good example so how about it. Same thing aplies to you. Both the statments are generalizations."
    • +2 +2 0 ... Sep. 22, 2016
      "our government is pretty screwed up. We really only have two political parties. you may not agree with everything that a party supports, but you associate them, because you believe them to be better then the alternative, or because you agree with them on most fronts"
    • +1 +1 0 Spirit May. 14, 2018
      "Wasn't Adam and Eve's relationship incest then?"
    • +1 +1 0 Alexander Feb. 27, 2017
      "Not all liberals believed what you stated above. Not all liberals believed marriage to be some sort of a scam created by men to control women. What Liberals believed in was equality. Perhaps they wouldn't have attacked the institution of marriage in the past if many men had not used it to trap and threaten their spouses. Right now, equality among different forms of marriage has become a debate because it, in its rawest form, is not an issue of marriage equality; it is religion testing its hold on the government and economy today. Give me one reason that gay marriage should not be allowed that isn't religious?"
    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "Please keep your political nonsense out of a reasonable debate over the legality of civil union. I'm conservative and even I can't help, but be disgusted that this is a battle of whether your party is better than the other one"
    • 0 0 0 Spirit May. 15, 2018
      "Men have NO RIGHT to rule over women. To quote RBG, "I ask no favor for my sex[...]All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet off our necks.""
    • -3 +1 -4 Oliver May. 1, 2015
      "Finally a lack of personal values makes every institution disposable. Who really cares about marriage can not be that flexible."
    • -5 0 -5 james lambert Jun. 27, 2015
      "If you wish to know the original thought consider the first words of Adam when he woke up and saw Eve! He called her "bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh!" Here was an instant bond to his wife! Note that she was taken from the side of man that appears to symbolize that the woman was to walk BESIDE her man, not any lower! And were to be "one flesh!" There is beautiful unity in this type union. Man was given a realistic responsibility after the fall of man to "rule over the woman." I'm not sure that was really the desire of Adam but it was an assignment. It is written in the book of Genesis. In the New Testament, written by Paul, He states :"Husbands love your wives!" Please email me if I have made any sense here!"
    • -6 0 -6 Raffay Apr. 14, 2016
      "You are the best dude."
  • -16 +10 -26 keegan Jan. 6, 2015
    "in many countries for hundreds of years it has been stated that a marriage consist of one man and one woman. Also for all of you that believe in the bible people god created Adam and eve so atom could create a population. in genesis it states that a relationship is between a man and a woman."
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    • +2 +2 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "and in many countries for many years humans could own other humans because the quaran and the bible as well as the Torah advocate for it, the norm based on religion never holds up."
  • -16 +100 -116 Caleb Dec. 11, 2014
    "Both of my parents are loving and both have what I need from a parent. My dad has qualities my mom doesn't have and vice versa. Now someone answer my question: Which parent do I not need?"
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    • +23 +25 -2 Varan Apr. 29, 2015
      "You want both of them. This does not mean you can't live without both of them. Think of all the orphans in the United States alone. Now tell me, what is better, having no parents or having two of the same parent?"
    • +7 +8 -1 rm Aug. 30, 2015
      "which parent do the 500,000 kids in foster care get???"
    • +4 +4 0 Nichole Feb. 21, 2016
      "Yes you are right they both have qualities each other don't have ( if that made any sense) but the same applies in a same sex marriage. Just because its a woman and a woman doesn't mean they'll both be into hair and make-up and gossip and the typical girly things. They'll both have different qualities to contribute to the upbringing of their child. The same goes for a man and a man. In each same sex relationship one will be a little more on the "manly" side of things if there ever was one and one will be on the "girly" side of things. Still doesn't mean we as the human race need to put people into boxes of race, gender and sexual preference because ultimately, we are all exactly the same. If we didnt have labels the way we do then maybe we could all come to our senses and stop being so ignorant..."
    • +3 +4 -1 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "so... if parents get divorced then the child should go into foster care, or do they just bounce back and forth between broken homes? I mean moving around a lot is always great for a child's development."
    • +2 +2 0 @james lambert Jul. 20, 2016
      "400 species of homosexual mammals, not you tell me, did some external force make them be gay, or was it the "way god intened it to be?""
    • +1 +1 0 Autumn Mar. 23, 2017
      "Most people need both there parents, male or female, it's important to have a parent no matter what the gender. People who are single parents may have a more difficult time to raise the child because they have to work to get money to provide for the child/children. So technically, you need both of your parents, it doesn't matter if you only have a dad or mom or both, it just depends on how the parent raises you, but really, it doesn't matter. It's all up to you."
    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "So it should be illegal to only have one parent?"
    • 0 0 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "You need two parents.
      Children need two parents.
      In today's society, gender has become an unnecessary social construct, one in which little is gained from.
      The gender of the parents doesn't matter.
      What a child needs is two grown ups that will love them a lot. They'll see to the child's needs, provide life's necessities as well as care and compassion.
      One mom has qualities the other mom doesn't. The other mom has qualities the first mom doesn't. Both are loving and supportive, and the family would not be the same without the two of them. Which parent does this child not need?"
    • 0 0 0 unknown Mar. 28, 2017
      "so should there or should there not be gay marriage?"
    • -4 +1 -5 Mark Matamoro Dec. 16, 2015
      "I think you need both. At least you'll know who's you mom and dad. Right?"
    • -5 0 -5 james lambert Jun. 29, 2015
      "Born to a mother with the joined love of a father makes it all right. Who says both parents didn't contribute to their upbringing? If anyone does then the person is a blind fool."
    • -5 0 -5 james lambert Jun. 27, 2015
      "I believe you are doing quite well with both parents, and I believe this is the way God intended it to be! Both have traits that you may learn and be able to use the rest of your life. Go with the best you got, and God bless!"
  • -16 +17 -33 Alx Nov. 29, 2014
    "Marriage is actually a women's rights issue. Women need additional protections for themselves and their children that can only be provided by the right to form any number of marriages with any person or persons they may choose. There is no similar rationale applicable to men"
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    • +7 +7 0 Varan May. 5, 2015
      "So you are being sexist as well as homophobic?"
    • 0 0 0 Love is LOVE May. 16, 2018
      "Varan, I think he really is."
  • -16 +26 -42 Paul Nov. 18, 2014
    "The argument that homosexuals are being denied the 'right to love' by not being able to marry each other is flawed.

    I am a heterosexual man, recently married. I love my wife. But love was not my primary reason for getting married. As her boyfriend, I could have bought gifts for her, lived in the same house with her, slept in the same bed with her, had sex with her, raised children with her, talked and laughed and smiled and cried and fought and made up with her, until I died. Getting married, or not, was not an obstacle to my ability to love her.

    No, my primary reason for getting married was to obey my Lord Jesus Christ. If He had not commanded it, I would not have done it.

    Nothing stops homosexuals from loving whomever they choose. The debate is not about love. It is about authority. Whose authority do you respect?"
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    • +5 +6 -1 Niki Jan. 27, 2015
      "Unfortunately Paul, you are confusing Holy Matrimony with marriage, which is part of the problem. Love is the ONLY reason to get married. Love is a small part of Holy Matrimony.

      Homosexual couples aren't interested in your religious views, but rather the opportunity to stand in front of their friends and family and declare their love and formalize their commitment to each other.

      Perhaps to you it becomes a question of religion and if you're comfortable minimizing the lives of others based on your inability to want to commit to married life outside of being dictated to, that is certainly your right. I will support that just as I will support the rights of homosexual couples to get married. Because that's what's RIGHT. XoXo"
    • +2 +2 0 Varan May. 31, 2015
      "Paul-
      "...to obey my lord Jesus Christ..."
      *cough*"
    • +2 +3 -1 Varan May. 6, 2015
      "This entire post has the feeling that a robot wrote it. I do t believe that most people who support gay marriage give a damn about religion, so give me and the rest of the world 42 good reasons why gay marriage shouldn't be allowed. If you can't give that many reasons, go pout in a corner or pray for God to do something which will probably never happen. So it is YOU who needs to clarify, not anyone else."
    • +2 +5 -3 kade Nov. 19, 2014
      "not everybody's Lord is Jesus Christ"
    • +1 +1 0 Stephen Dec. 8, 2014
      "Well I can see why you believe that and to be honest I like how you didn't outright bash gay marriage or say they can't love each other. So cudos for that. But what about people who aren't into the same religion or not religious all together? Please reply."
    • -1 0 -1 Paul May. 8, 2015
      "It's unfortunate that Stephen has still not responded to my reply. Nevertheless, here are my replies to others' replies:

      - Kade: Not everyone submits to the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is precisely what I was implying in my original post when I asked whose authority you respect.

      - Niki: I don't think all homosexual couples who want to get married or who actually are married would agree with your assertion that love is "the ONLY reason to get married." I also don't perceive the basis for your attempt at distinguishing "Holy Matrimony" from "marriage". I never mentioned "Holy Matrimony", so I am not sure where you are pulling that term from.

      - Varan: I don't think you have any basis for arbitrarily asking for 42 reasons. Furthermore, if you read my actual posts, you will see that I never mentioned religion as a basis for any argument. I think you should also check over what you type before you let errors slip through. What does "I do t believe" mean?

      Stephen, I'd still like to read your reply."
    • -2 0 -2 Paul Jun. 2, 2015
      "Varan - You're going to have to use words of your own if you want me to understand what you are trying to say. Coughing and copying me won't suffice."
    • -3 0 -3 Paul Dec. 8, 2014
      "Stephen, you asked "But what about people who aren't into the same religion or not religious all together?" I don't know exactly what you mean by your question, but I will try to clarify what I wrote originally. The implication of my argument was that love, by itself, is not a sufficient reason to marry. Love is a part of marriage, but insufficient as a reason to demand the right to marry. In other words, just because you love someone does not mean that you should marry them. Neither, I argue, should the law be required to provide marriage as an option to anyone solely on the basis of love. There is more to marriage than love, and a key component is obedience to Jesus Christ, the Lord. Those who do not respect the Lordship of Jesus Christ naturally would not esteem marriage in the way He does and the way His servants do. If I have not answered your question, please clarify specifically what you are asking. Thank you."
    • -5 0 -5 s Mar. 9, 2015
      "I of course Gods authority I respect."
  • -16 +30 -46 Nubz Nov. 14, 2014
    "who wrote this entry!?! but this is perfect! I needed this for an essay for school!"
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  • -17 +10 -27 Godisgood Apr. 13, 2018
    "I believe that gay marriage shouldn't be allowed, why can you marry the same sex but not marry your brother? Its immoral and I am a strong believer of loving everyone equally so even though I don't agree with same sex relationships I still will treat everyone equally."
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    • +2 +2 0 Nobody Apr. 27, 2018
      "What about people that are transgender it's like saying that they can't be transgender cause they were born that way why can't they why can't people be and love who they want"
    • +1 +1 0 chelsea May. 1, 2018
      "if you marry your brother with the same genes your baby would have a high chance of not surviving while gay marriage is not effecting any baby or anyone. so think about how many babies could die from having one with a family member gay is ok."
    • +1 +1 0 Spirit Apr. 30, 2018
      "You can marry the same sex...because it doesn't result in incest??????"
    • -2 +2 -4 Godisgood2 Apr. 14, 2018
      "All of you who say you are born this way is NOT true! That's like saying you are born a Democrat or born a Christian , being hay is a choice not something yourelse born with, it isn't a gene."
  • -17 +10 -27 unknown Mar. 20, 2018
    "No, it says in the bible that God intended marriage fora mean and woman ( Genesis 2:24: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."). Sex is meant for man and woman and they are intended to reproduce and have more children. I believe we should love our neighbor as yourself and love everyone, but God is our king and our almighty precious Lord
    and we should listen to his beautiful word."
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    • +4 +5 -1 Gay lover Apr. 6, 2018
      "I am only a kid and gay and I the bible also says that everyone is allowed to love whoever so bible thump that"
  • -17 +6 -23 jay m. Mar. 14, 2018
    "the bible condemns homosexuality and there fore it is wrong. no it should not be legal. the ones who voted it in will one day face God and his judgement."
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    • +2 +4 -2 Victor Greywolf Mar. 27, 2018
      "In case you haven't noticed, the bible has more stories on homosexuality than any other book in history. Homosexuality is wrong only to you, not the other people who are that way, so that argument is completely flawed. How could we face the so-called "judgement" of a non existent being? Come on, try to come up with a better argument than this, okay. I mean, you're not going to change a person's sexuality with that god stuff. Seriously, it doesn't work that way. If a person is gay, they are gay. Please, the argument needs to be improved. I wish you well."
  • -17 +13 -30 yan Sep. 16, 2015
    "think LORD before doing something . it is the best choice i think :) ."
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    • +11 +11 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "so when Hitler, a strict christian who said that anyone who goes against the church should die, decided to murder somewhere in the ballpark of 6 million innocent people it was the right choice since he did it for the LORD."
    • +7 +7 0 Hannah Oct. 26, 2015
      "when I think LORD about my moms I think "Wow thanks God for bringing these two wonderful people together!" I don't think "God, remove me from the only family I have because my mother is gay and I must hate her.""
    • +6 +6 0 Anonymous Nov. 28, 2015
      "The problem here is, homosexuality is NOT a choice. Therefore, people cannot think of the lord with the choice, because there is no choice."
  • -17 +18 -35 Eve Aug. 17, 2015
    "I do not agree with Gay marriage. I am neither a bigot nor a Christian. I do agree with gay couples having rights to legal unions with many of the legal rights, eg financial and health benefits of non-gay couples. I don't agree with gay couples having right to adoption or surrogacy. I believe the issue should be considered with a long term view - how will it change culture in 50 yrs?. I understand that we can't change our biological make up, but that making the unusual into the usual - there will be a growth in gay by choice, or for kicks etc. I am concerned that years from now, there will be unexpected problems such as new streams of litigation against religious organisations, such as gay teachers having the right to suggest to the impressionable, that there is a choice in your sexual orientation. I am concerned that non- biological parents are more represented in the statics related to domestic violence and sexual assault and I do not want to see a larger rising percentage of families with only one biological parent. I agree with others on this site who argue that the wrong emphasis is being debated."
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    • +4 +4 0 Anonymous Sep. 23, 2015
      "It annoys me when people are so greedy that they will try to take legal action to ensure that a simple word doesn't have a broader term."
  • -17 +15 -32 Ron Aug. 15, 2015
    "I haven't met anyone who is for same sex marriage. Let me know when polygamy is legal and then we can look at bestiality. There's no real difference is there?"
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    • +8 +8 0 Katherine Nov. 20, 2015
      "How is marriage between two adult humans the same as bestiality? Because it's "unnatural?" Before the spread of Christianity almost everyone identified as bisexual, so it's really heterosexuality that's unnatural and weird."
    • +8 +8 0 Lucas Aug. 20, 2015
      "Polygamy is already legal in some countries. As for bestiality, there IS a real difference : the fact an animal cannot consent and then is raped when it comes to sexual intercourse. It will never be allowed."
    • +7 +7 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "maybe you haven't met any because you surround yourself with only like minded people with no dissenting opinion to challenge your own. also there is a wall of pro people to the left of your comment, just try reading a few."
    • +1 +1 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Hi, my name is Kai. I like to read and write. I'm a high school student. I am rather passionate about the things I believe in, such as acceptance and basic human decency.
      There. You've met and now know a bit about me.
      I'm for gay marriage.
      Yay! Now you've met someone who believes in gay marriage.
      There actually is a difference between polygamy, gay marriage, and bestiality. I would say my high school is actually really good about educating it's students, if yours wasn't the same, I'll teach you about the difference.
      Polygamy is a romantic or sexual relationship with more than two people.
      Bestiality is a human who believes they are in love with a non-human, and may consider themselves in a relationship with it.
      Gay marriage is when two people of the same sex love each other and care about the other deeply. One might propose marriage, the other may consent. They're in love and there's nothing morally wrong about it
      Hope this helped!"
  • -17 +13 -30 Pete Jul. 12, 2015
    "In redefining marriage they have essentially taken away my first amendment right of expressive association, the right to belong to an institution that defined my beliefs, morals, way of life, etc. I belonged to such an institution, it was called marriage. When blacks gained civil rights, the definition of the word white was not changed to include both blacks and whites. So I see no basis for changing the word marriage. They could have just as easily given gay couples all the same rights as opposite sex couples under a different word. This is just another reduction in our constitutional rights."
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    • +6 +6 0 Anonymous Nov. 28, 2015
      "Pete, gay people aren't here to make sure you CAN'T get married. They just want to be able to marry as well. No one wants to destroy the "institution" of marriage, they only want to be welcomed in. Is it really that hard to be welcoming?"
    • +3 +3 0 Different Anonymous Jan. 6, 2016
      "While the stuff the other Anonymous says absolutely applies as well, your analogy doesn't even make sense.
      "When blacks gained civil rights, the definition of the word white was not changed to include both blacks and whites. So I see no basis for changing the world marriage."

      No. That is not a fair comparison. Changing the word "white" to include blacks would be like changing the word "straight" to include gay people.

      For a more accurate comparison that compares institutions rather than group labels, "freedom" was expanded to include black people after the Emancipation Proclamation."
    • +2 +4 -2 Anonymous Aug. 25, 2015
      "A few problems in your argument: The meaning of the word marriage isn't changing, it's just opening up to include same-sex marriages.
      Second, you still belong to your "institution." Just because gay people have arrived doesn't mean you've been kicked out."
    • -4 0 -4 Pete Aug. 30, 2015
      "Okay "Anonymous", when you include something new and different in the meaning of a word you have changed the definition. At least that is what they taught me in school.
      Second, I no longer belong to my institution because it doesn't exist anymore. Four political appointed judges did away with it. I wonder if we established a new institution that was for only opposite sex couples and got the same rights as married couples, if the gays would demand that it's definition be changed also."
  • -17 +21 -38 Victoria May. 2, 2015
    "When allowing gays to marry in every single case you are preventing a child from being raised by at least one biological parent and in some cases maybe both biological parents. Is it fair to deny a child of a father or mother? I understand many in this country grow up with one parent or neither parents in the case of orphans. But I think we can all agree that this is not ideal. Supporting gay marriage is supporting an institution that deprives children of their natural right to biological parents. Who is society to take this right away from them? Ancient Greek society had homosexuals and it was socially acceptable to be such. But they never allowed them to marry."
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    • +6 +6 0 Sedruff May. 28, 2015
      "Victoria,
      I've got to say that I disagree with you on this.
      Gay couples, if they choose to adopt, wouldn't get to take a child directly from their biological family. The child would already be up for adoption, and therefore would already have lost their right to be raised by their biological parent(s).

      Gay marriage isn't causing the parents of these children to give them up. They do that anyway. The kids already won't get their biological parents, so gay marriage isn't denying any children any rights.

      Thanks,
      Sedruff"
    • +2 +2 0 Sedruff Jun. 4, 2016
      "Victoria,
      What about surrogacy for people who cannot give birth themselves? Should this be against the law?"
    • -2 +1 -3 Victoria May. 29, 2015
      "Sedruff, this is not true in the case of Ivf or surrogacy. A child will be bid deprived of one or both biological parents."
  • -17 +9 -26 D. K. Astrelu Apr. 19, 2015
    "There are many parameters not usually discussed. Among them, some of the arguments in favor of same gender marriage would logically apply to some same family marriages as well. And, it is much more complex than many perceive it to be. Please review "Same Gender Marriage" by D. K. Astrelu on YouTube."
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    • +6 +6 0 Varan May. 3, 2015
      "You want us to go and review your own video on YouTube...why? Why on earth would anyone do that except haters?"
  • -17 +12 -29 Matt Apr. 6, 2015
    "I'm torn on the issue. Where i have a hard time is the arguments in favor of gay marriage. One of the arguments is that animals engage in homosexual behavior, therefore it is ok. However, animals also engage is cannibalism/murder--I wouldn't jump to a conclusion that says murdering people is all of a sudden ok because animals do it. Could someone pro please elaborate on why this is used as an argument and why it seems to be so successful an argument?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Anonymous Aug. 28, 2015
      "Animals engaging in homosexual behavior proves that it is natural.
      But with the murder/cannibalism thing, animals do that to eat and survive. It's natural for them, and we actually engage in the same thing. We don't need to kill other humans to eat and survive, like animals, but we do eat smaller animals like chickens, cows, etc."
    • +2 +2 0 Lucas Aug. 20, 2015
      "Animals engaging in homosexual behavior doesn't make it okay, it makes it natural ; what makes it okay - and what makes the difference from harmful practices like cannibalism animals are not aware of - is that it doesn't hurt anybody. QED."
    • -3 0 -3 Paul Jun. 2, 2015
      "Good question, Matt. I agree that this is a strange argument. Once you start to compare humans to animals, you are on a very slippery slope indeed.

      I too am interested in someone from the "Pro" side attempting an answer to your question, though I'm not too optimistic that anyone will actually provide much in that regard."
    • -5 0 -5 brhope2020 Oct. 22, 2015
      "*applause* well spoken! I'm NOT gay..."
  • -17 +9 -26 Anthony Jan. 23, 2015
    "Those who choose same-sex unions for themselves thereby deny themselves the rights natural in opposite-sex marriages. We all have free will. We freely choose whether or not to engage in homosexual acts. Those who chose homosexual lives freely choose to forfeit marriage's natural rights, such as child-rearing."
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    • +5 +5 0 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "You are not hearing yourself clearly. That is the opposite of free will sir."
    • +5 +5 0 Anonymous Feb. 7, 2015
      "I personally think that LGBT people are born the way that they are.
      I wish someone would do more investigation on this business about sexual orientation being a choice or not, because it's time that we get real answers!!

      Personally, I think that the "It's a choice" opinion doesn't sound right.
      If you have a "crush" on someone, or find wavy blond hair attractive, you don't really choose that, do you?

      Have you ever woken up in the morning and said "I'm going to be attracted to wavy blond hair today!!"
      I don't think so.

      How is attraction to a specific gender any different?"
    • 0 0 0 Love is LOVE May. 16, 2018
      "I've heard a lot of arguments that same-sex marriage should be banned because those couples can't have kids. People get married because they LOVE each other. What you're saying is the same as saying that a man/woman that can't have kids can't get married. You would have a problem with that. But suddenly when it's man/man or woman/woman it's different??? I don't think so."
  • -18 +3 -21 Dear Pro... Apr. 18, 2018
    "No, gay marriage should not be allowed because for human beings it is unnatural both physically and biologically. You yes commenters are blind, not for your opinion, but your support for it. You blindly like the yes comments and dislike the con. How tolerant of you. We will be civilized however and treat you with respect, sounds foreign to you doesn't it SJW?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Apr. 21, 2018
      "I would be tolerant of it, if people would use other arguments against it. The thing is that people often, when they argue against it, only have two arguments and they often sound like either a broken record, cd, or a parrot, repeating the same argument over and over again. We are not blind by our support of it, just as you people aren't for your anti opinion. The thing is, society has changed its mentality for it, be it because they have friends or relatives that are LGBT, or some became it, and realized that is who they are, or whatever have you. I personally may agree or like a con argument personally speaking if they used something other than the god or the reproducing argument. It gets so boring after a while. You have the right to your opinion, no doubt about it, but we have the right to ours. Many people are more in support of it for various reasons. The point is, it is happening, and people need to understand that life isn't what it once was. Something will happen in your life that will change the point of view. I would agree with a con point of view, if they had a better argument. Your argument I think I can agree upon, depending on what you mean. Do you mean reproductive? Thank you."
  • -18 +6 -24 Zay Apr. 13, 2018
    "Honestly, I don't care if homosexuals get married or not, but if you someone were to ask for my opinion, I would say no. I see people complaining that we only have arguments off the Bible. We must listen to what the Bible says! It is God's word! That is how we are going to be saved. Men and men cannot reproduce and neither can female and female. People say females can get sperm from someone and be able to reproduce. It is from a males genitals! Not a females! People also say males can just adopt a child. Where did the child come from? From a male and a female! Then again, I don't care whether homosexuals are able to get married, but if you were to ask for my honest opinion that's what I would say. Us humans were made to reproduce, not to love whoever you want. And for those who say God created homosexuals, he didn't. That is the devil's work. And for those who are homosexuals, I pray for you everyday and hopefully to get God's mercy on Judgement Day."
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous May. 11, 2018
      "I see what you are saying, and understand your beliefs. But, didn't god create everyone? Isn't he supposed to love everyone? You are certainly allowed to have your own opinions, but if they are hurtful ones like this then do not voice them. We were not made to reproduce, nor does it say that in the bible. We are allowed to love freely, no matter the gender of the person we love. If you didn't care, then you wouldn't have these hurtful opinions."
  • -18 +12 -30 Asco Nov. 16, 2017
    "Yeah true that God loves us and true that the bible said that don't judge others, but it doesn't mean that you can do whatever you want to do. Why??? So have a think who owns the life that you live, and who gave you the life that you live right now, who??? do you have any idea exactly is not yours or your family's life. If you say that you got your life from your Mum and your Dad i'm not trying to being mean, but to be honest you need to grow up and get a life. Think about the world this world needs more people, think about the future your future and others not just your future."
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    • -1 0 -1 Secunda Mar. 7, 2018
      "I am totally agree with you, Asco.
      That is the most realistic way of thinking."
  • -18 +12 -30 Josh Jan. 15, 2016
    "First of all, stop involving religion. Honestly. Christianity is so messed up, it's hilarious. Racism, messages of love, and blatant violence, in the same book. Gay marriage doesn't create children, which is the purpose of marriage. Therefore, it is immoral, naturally. No Christian views involved."
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    • +8 +8 0 Anonymous Mar. 7, 2016
      "There are plenty of married couples who never have children, or who adopt children instead. Are their marriages invalid?"
    • +5 +6 -1 sedruff Jun. 4, 2016
      "The purpose of marriage is to spend your life with someone you love. There are already too many people on earth, anyway!"
    • +5 +6 -1 Anonymous May. 13, 2016
      "I guess infertile couples should not be given the right to marry either, right?"
    • +2 +3 -1 Anonymous Nov. 16, 2016
      "If someone gay doesn't have the right to adopt a child, then isn't that against you saying that all married couples are supposed to have a child."
    • +1 +1 0 PRIDE Feb. 16, 2018
      "if the purpose of marriage was to produce children then why is it legal for the elder to be married?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "There are plenty of people that are infertile. There are also plenty of hetero couples that choose not to have children. Marriage should be about dedicating your life to someone you love, not making babies. Gay couples, if given the equal marriage rights, can give good, loving homes to the millions of children that are in orphanages and foster homes. Isn't it naturally immoral to force children into a life of loneliness and despair because you disagree with who someone loves?"
    • 0 0 0 <3 Apr. 30, 2018
      "Hm. I can see where you're going here, but if the purpose of marriage is to create children, why are infertile couples and couples who don't wish to have children allowed to marry?"
  • -18 +15 -33 Lindsay Jan. 8, 2016
    "God created everything, but he still says that his greatest creation. I do not think that gays and lesbians are bad people, but I know God created Adam and Eve. The commandment he gave them was to replenish the earth, or to have children. Same sex marriages can't produce children."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "infertile men and women can't produce children either. Neither can women around the age of 45 and above. Are you saying that those people shouldn't be allowed to marry the people they love as well?"
    • +1 +4 -3 Nichole Feb. 21, 2016
      "Exactly!!! He created everyone, but guess what he also created me and you right? And everyone else on this earth.. Which also means he created all the LGBT people as well... which means he really created us to be gay.. And to be honest every single one of us were born this way... (quoting Lady Gaga)"
  • -18 +15 -33 Mark Matamoro Dec. 16, 2015
    "what would god himself say about homosexulaity?"
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    • +5 +7 -2 Nichole Feb. 21, 2016
      "Do you mean what he would say today or 3500 years ago??
      if you mean 3500 years ago he probably would have said "ehh no lets not have that" but today he would say "yes humans are humans" and you wanna know why he would say this?? He would say this because FOR GOD'S SAKE HE MADE HUMAN KIND!! Also most LGBT people can agree that we didn't become gay we were born gay. So what does that make out of your god if he made us gay????"
    • 0 0 0 <3 Apr. 30, 2018
      "He would love all of us because he made all of us in his image. And who are we to say that God him/herself (many religions disagree on this) is not LGBT+? God has never been confined to one gender, as he can do anything."
  • -18 +13 -31 Gaige Williams Oct. 28, 2015
    "Homosexuality will always be a sin and know one on gods green earth can change that."
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    • +7 +7 0 Katherine Nov. 20, 2015
      "The Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We have the freedom to not suscribe to your religion, which is (I'm assuming), Christianity. If I follow a religion that doesn't believe homosexuality is a sin, I can get married, because otherwise you are forcing me to follow your religion. For example, imagine a similar scenario: A Hindu believes that eating beef is inherently sinful, and therefore nobody anywhere should be allowed to. Seems a little ridiculous, doesn't it?"
    • +7 +8 -1 Proud.to.be.lesbian Nov. 17, 2015
      "this world is not a world of god, it is a world of the people. The people have chosen. Gay marriage is legal now."
  • -18 +9 -27 Gab Oct. 5, 2015
    "I say no to gay marriage because its just wrong why do you think God created man and women, so that they'll have a relationship not lesbians."
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    • +9 +9 0 Kyle Oct. 29, 2015
      "I don't believe in God. What now?"
    • +2 +2 0 anonymous May. 18, 2017
      "Oh wow, that's the only support you haave is bring God in it. If God hated it so bad tell me why he answers my prays. The only support you have is a bible that's been through a lot of people anyone could've changed it. It's not bad gay people are just like the rest of you"
    • +2 +2 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Well, that is just looking at YOUR religion. Let's take a look at mine. In the beginning, Creator God took each of the spirits and asked them what they wanted to be on Earth. As each one answered, they were granted their wish. Creator God did not hate one or the other; he loved them all. When humans were placed on the planet, they loved who they wanted to love, and no one was hated for it. Men walked hand-in-hand, as did women, and they were treated as honorable, beautiful creations.

      Now, who's to say that your religion is better than mine? Who's to say that you are right and i am wrong, or vice versa? See, that is the great part about our government: religion should have no hold over laws regarding the civil rights of citizens."
  • -18 +17 -35 Anonymous Sep. 18, 2015
    "I personally think that gay marriage defies nature. Marriage is between a man and a woman, and it is just crazy, insane, and not natural. Besides, if we start having same sex marriages all over the place, how will you have children? It's just weird."
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    • +5 +6 -1 Kyle Oct. 29, 2015
      "I'm not gay, but I've heard that many people feel it's natural for them. It's cause we do it for pleasure and we love the person. You know dolphins have gay sex? And they're the only other species on this planet that does it for sex. If it doesn't involve you, don't ruin it for them. Let people do what they want."
    • +3 +4 -1 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Do you know how many millions of children are homeless and parentless? Right now, we need less people making babies and more people adopting them."
    • +1 +1 0 alexa Nov. 1, 2017
      "there's a thing called adoption and traditional marriage, meaning between a man and a woman has changed throughout the years and is historically inaccurate. marriage is not just about procreation if you love someone you should have the same rights as a straight couple. how would you like it if you couldn't marry the person you loved?"
    • 0 0 0 Moo Jun. 19, 2017
      "Keep in mind that not many people on the planet are gay so gay marriage will not hurt the population. Also, gay marriage is not "unnatural." Homosexual people are born loving the same sex; they cannot change it. It is natural for them. Homosexuality is found in most species, so it cannot be "unnatural." So what if they can't make babies? It's not like gay parents can't adopt; they are just as loving as straight parents and there are many kids that are homeless or in orphanages. Isn't loving and caring for a neglected child just as good as loving and caring for a child that you conceived? Here is a fact: homosexuality has been found in over 1500 species, but homophobia only in one. What's unnatural now?"
    • 0 0 0 Moo Jun. 19, 2017
      "Please keep in mind that only small number of the population is gay, so it will do no harm to the population. Plus, gay parents can adopt; there are still plenty of kids homeless or in orphanages. Isn't loving a neglected child just as good as loving the one you conceived yourself?"
    • -2 0 -2 Inquisitive Student Aug. 8, 2017
      "Hey Moo, are you comparing us to Animals? WE ARE HUMANS, STEWARDS OF ANIMALS, GOD'S HOLY CREATION. If you are saying we are like chimpanzees, dolphins and others, keep it to yourself! We are not Animals. Animals are animals. Humans are Humans. Letting people do what they want is good because we have free will but won't it feel good to guide them to the correct path? A little bit of knowledge won't hurt. Why marry, when you are of both same gender? Answer that. Marriage is the "joining of one body" and to create descendants in your family NATURALLY."
  • -18 +18 -36 Josias Aug. 14, 2015
    "homosexuals will be judged one day and cast into hell and the whole havens will rejoice and praise God for his justice. God hates homosexuality and if anyone votes for it, he is a partaker in it and will be made responsible before God for it one day. I can only give the advice to fear God who can cast YOU into Hell eternally than to please your friends or anyone who supports such a depraved thing. God is the giver of life and he is the one who gave law and order. Jesus Christ the Son of God came into the world lived a sinless live and made people aware of Sinn and the judgment to come. His message was hated among many and he got beaten up spit on and crucified. And God did not spare his only begotten Son but laid the Sin off all man upon his shoulders, in that very moment on the Cross. If a person acknowledges he is a sinner and is guilty before God and is willing to change his life according to Gods will and follow Jesus, God is also willing to forgive him through the Blood of Christ and to give him a new life (born again). Jesus said: I am the way the truth and the life and there is no other way to the father except through me! And he said that because there is nothing what can cleans you from Sin except Jesus Christ."
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    • +4 +5 -1 Anonymous Nov. 28, 2015
      "God would probably be more insulted to be used as a puppet for the hateful words of others than to witness homosexuality.

      Let's be real, God didn't write the Bible: Old men did, and along with what they believed was true about God, they threw their personal opinions in as well."
    • +3 +4 -1 Lucas Aug. 20, 2015
      "You're very arrogant to make your God (who doesn't exist) say your ow hateful words..."
    • +1 +1 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "I'm tired of saying this, so i'll put it all here right now:
      Religion. Is. Separate. From. The. State. The Constitution clearly states this. This is a matter of legal equality, not what one religion says."
    • +1 +2 -1 Wouldn't you like to Aug. 30, 2016
      "I don't believe in God, but if he's real and hates me for supporting Gay Marriage. So be it. I would rather spend my time in HELL, than to regret being an ass"
    • +1 +2 -1 Katherine Nov. 20, 2015
      "Okay, first of all, wow, when did the WBC get here?

      Second of all, the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We have the freedom to not suscribe to your religion, which is (I'm assuming), Christianity. If I follow a religion that doesn't believe homosexuality is a sin, I can get married, because otherwise you are forcing me to follow your religion. For example, imagine a similar scenario: A Hindu believes that eating beef is inherently sinful, and therefore nobody anywhere should be allowed to. Seems a little ridiculous, doesn't it?"
    • 0 0 0 <3 Apr. 30, 2018
      "God loves everybody, as God made all people in God's image."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Apr. 10, 2018
      "That isn't true you can Be gay and still believe God died on the cross for you and God doesn't hate anyone if you think he does you clearly need to go back to church"
    • 0 0 0 Holly Jun. 8, 2017
      "I couldn't have agreed with you more. My boyfriend was treated like crap for so many years and never wanted what happened to him. But those days are over for him. Man with woman all the way. I totally agree with you 100 percent."
  • -18 +20 -38 Arvil Jun. 29, 2015
    "There is a problem with this topic the Bible is where marriage was introduced and it states "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." it says a man and wife so the idea of gay marriage can not be a topic that can be debated or made legal because it would change the definition of marriage. A man and his wife is a man and a husband is a man and a woman. So how can two people of the same sex be a man and wife. It is the same thing as young people think that this # means hash tag and not the symbol for a number witch was changed to a pound sign latter on the telephone. If you change the meaning of words or definitions then nothing has any meaning so neither does marriage."
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    • +1 +1 0 Lisbeth Jan. 31, 2018
      "Why does everyone say what the Bible says. Why don't you state your own opinion about what you feel with gay marriage"
  • -18 +14 -32 Anne Jun. 26, 2015
    "Two guys want to have sex with each other. Fine. But why they should get a tax break because of that?"
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    • +12 +12 0 Anonymous Jul. 1, 2015
      "And why should you?"
    • +3 +3 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "A guy and a girl want to have sex with each other. Fine. But why should they get a tax break because of that?"
    • +1 +1 0 Bamboozler69 Mar. 23, 2018
      "Gays don't get tax breaks. Churches do."
  • -18 +19 -37 Kira Jun. 12, 2015
    "Marriage is the truce between the sexes. In traditional marriage a woman is equal to a man. If one allows two men to marry and buy their children from female wage slave surrogates, you destroy the meaning of identity for the child and debase females. A gay man will never be a heterosexual woman. Being a heterosexual male who can related properly to women is a learned skill. I've dated males from homosexual homes and they don't know what to do with a female. They are lost souls. One reason the U.S. military is so effective is almost all the males in it have had mothers. This makes our soldiers relatively humane. In places like Russia, a young draftee has to fear being sodomized to death. Also, with growing acceptance of homosexuality, more virile bisexual males have begun victimizing straight males that I know personally. Some males in business now feel that have to give into the bisexual agenda to survive. I also know bisexual friends who force straight males to submit and like to seduce young males into the lifestyle. A man who is willing to take an oath to take care of a woman "until death do us part" despite her getting fat, or aging, being emotional, etc. deserves the financial perks we give heterosexuals."
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    • +3 +3 0 Anonymous Jul. 1, 2015
      "You are (obviously) right when you say a gay man will never be a heterosexual woman.

      But how many times must we gay marriage supporters say that this "every child needs a mother" argument is ridiculous? Gay marriage even opens the possibility of two moms!!

      You talk about homosexual males you've dated as "not knowing what to do" with a woman? That's probably because of something YOU'RE doing, Kira."
  • -18 +17 -35 epulun Jun. 11, 2015
    "Marriage is not a right. Society has always regulated who can and can't get married. Children can't get married. They don't have the right. Someone that is already married can't take a second spouse. They would be guilty of a felony called bigamy. They would go to jail. There are other types of illegal marriage as well: brother and sister, father and daughter, mother and son, adult and minor, etc. The point is: society has for good reason chosen to say who can and who can't get married, in other words, which couples are eligible for a marriage license. There are many reasons why society has traditionally refused to approve of same-sex marriage. The best reason out of many is to, as far as is possible, protect the natural rights of children to know and be in relationship with their biological parents. Same-sex marriages interfere with this natural right of children to be raised by a loving heterosexual couple, whereby the child receives the balanced experience of healthy male-female relationship."
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    • +5 +5 0 disagree Jun. 26, 2015
      "You're assuming an awful lot. Everyday I read the paper and see stories about heterosexual parents abusing their children. Just because a couple is straight that doesn't mean they're going to be loving towards their children. What about the rights of those children to be raised by a loving couple?
      Teens have babies they don't want. Homosexuals don't have babies by accident. They adopt babies because they want to be parents and love those children. They don't have babies in a public bathroom and leave them there."
    • +3 +3 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Pedophilia is not homosexuality. If there are two adults that both consent to getting married, they should be allowed to.

      And you say that homosexual parents are worse than heterosexual ones because they can't provide a healthy relationship for them. I was raised by heterosexual parents. I was abused and raped by my parents. When i came out as gay, i was thrown out onto the streets to fend for myself. I had a friend, however, that was raised by a homosexual couple. They adopted her from the foster system. They gave her love and attention and were very happy. She was a successful student in school, was a very sweet girl, went to college, got a very good job, and has, since then, married a very good man, one that happens to be a close friend of mine. So tell me again that hetero couples can provide a better family for a child.

      And what about the millions of children in foster homes and orphanages? The ones with no home or family? Shouldn't they have a family?
      Hetero couples often have children, and then dump them wherever is convenient. But homo couples adopt children because they are ready and responsible. People don't make good parents because they have one mom and one dad. They make good parents because they feel love."
    • +3 +3 0 ... Sep. 22, 2016
      "life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are rights. does marriage not fit into these categories?"
    • +3 +3 0 james lambert Jun. 27, 2015
      "Marriage is indeed a right. Also the public as well as the married persons must somehow be protected since it has to do with material possessions because marriage includes a contract where both persons have equal share. It is good that society has laws. In fact, laws on marriage have existed for thousands of years! In some societies a man is allowed to have as many as four wives, information from an Iran resident who claimed that was the legal number, but claimed to have seven wives, illegally. Problems of a serious nature occur when persons who are closely related cause birth defects. The closest relative, if this is correct, is second cousin, or "kissing cousin." Minors are too young and cannot, do not understand the process. It's true that the laws regarding marriage are for the good of the married couple."
    • -6 0 -6 anne Jun. 26, 2015
      "very well said! iIt is just so sad that gay people think only of themselves and their "rights". Next thing - a pedophile will be outraged he can't marry a little girl, and there will be a battle for his "rights""
  • -18 +34 -52 Alyssa May. 29, 2015
    "Allowing gay marriage is further weakening an already weak and unstable institution. Since 1970 with the passage of no fault divorce, marriage and the family have been threatened. Divorce rates skyrocketed. This has a harmful impact on children when they are growing up without one of their biological parents. Legalizing homosexual marriage is continuing to add to this destabilization as children will always be deprived of one or both biological parents. Children are the foundation of every society. The family is the foundation of every society. In order to protect our future generations safeguarding and strengthening the family is essential."
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    • +7 +7 0 Anonymous Aug. 25, 2015
      "Actually, gay couples are LESS likely to get a divorce than straight couples. Sorry, but this is on you."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 16, 2016
      "Love is love. AS far as divorces happening, they happen because two people just aren't compatible, and for some, it was because they couldn't conform to what society says is the norm. Let's suppose, just for sake of argument, that hetero marriage was wrong or outlawed and only gay marriage was allowed? Could you yourself conform to that standard? If not, why force others to conform to such thing, if you can't conform to the norm? Don't you think it is oppressive or repressive and kind of being a bully by forcing people to conform to a standard that they cannot comply with? If the answer is yes, shouldn't people have the right to be with the ones they love? nobody's forcing you to choose who to fall in love with. Why force people who can't conform to those standards? After all, if you weren't allowed to marry someone who is hetero, wouldn't you want the standards to change? And this is from a HETERO PERSON. It's something to think about. Nobody's forcing people to marry them, or be a part of it, but people should have the right to marry whoever they want, don you think? As far as kids go, they will get used to it in time, and if their parents find true love, I am sure they will be happy with it."
    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "So as I say again, should it be illegal for your parent to die when you're a child?"
  • -18 +11 -29 diversion May. 28, 2015
    "Heterosexuals haven't evolved new reproductive organs. The combinations of nerve and hormone binding is not normal homosspien, it is as like msmmsls like dogs and cats. Its not marriage. It causes diseases and is against the hypocrstic oath. It is from violent treatment of females and disrespect for their secondary drxusl development. Homosexuals fear menstration and envy pregnancy and female orgasms most men can't respect women's sexuality and expect servitude and obedience. These debates are driven by male demands for superiority over women psychologically and physically it is an attempt to force people to believe homos are normal when they use heterosexual organs like dogs and cats"
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  • -18 +11 -29 Phil May. 5, 2015
    "To better decide on this matter, the financial benefits should be removed first to see if these gay and lesbian sector of the society would still push for same sex unions. If they don't, then it is simply money motivated and nothing else.

    If it is simply money motivated, then this group does not have any right to further mess up the already messed up society we're in.

    If there's truly equal right along genders, then if a male goes into a ladies room, he should be free to do so without being questioned or driven out of the room. He can just claim that he is gay and exercising his right to be in the ladies room because he feels he is a female. The question for all of us is would this argument be acceptable?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Anonymous Jul. 1, 2015
      "You're kind of screwing up the facts, Phil.

      Gay men don't actually feel female. Some may wear makeup or carry accessories that you may associate with women, but if a man wants to be a woman, that's called transgender."
    • +2 +2 0 Varan May. 31, 2015
      "I can understand he money related aspect, but men going into a specifically ladies only restroom is another thing. That is more ingrained into society than Christianity at this point. And no one has gone and changed the Bible deliberately, have they?"
  • -18 +66 -84 Oliver Mar. 24, 2015
    "In the Superbowl even Kobe Bryant is a nobody.

    Marriage = Man + Woman.

    Better find your own institution for homosexual unions."
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    • +6 +6 0 Audrey C. Jan. 26, 2016
      "Marriage is for everybody aND anybody. Gay or not."
    • +4 +6 -2 rm Aug. 30, 2015
      "you're too late.. we won. : )"
    • +3 +7 -4 Oliver May. 17, 2015
      "Dear Varan,

      compared to the importance that the institution of marriage has had for civilisation for more than 5.000 years, the kind of sexuality that you regard as so important in fact is no more than a childish game. Since due to your passion you seem to have lost your willingness to critically examine your own desires, I speak to you, consequently, like to talk to a naive person.

      In your posts I was not able to find much more than contempt and impoliteness. Nevertheless I invite you, to dispute my posts in a businesslike manner - otherwise a discussion with you makes no sense."
    • +1 +1 0 Lover 2 Mar. 30, 2017
      "you need to back off. i dont get why people criticize gays! youre being discriminatory against us gays, and because of low-lifes like you, our community has become a minority. you must just be jealous because we get more chicks than you ever will. just look at Lover 1, my bea!!"
    • +1 +4 -3 Varan May. 31, 2015
      "Contempt and impoliteness only toward people who are entirely in the wrong, like you."
    • +1 +5 -4 Varan May. 14, 2015
      "Now who's being overly confident, eh? And no, I'm not in the wrong game, as this isn't a game at all. I would have noticed if it was. Straight to my point, my attitude has nothing to do whatsoever with critical thinking. Yours does though, but I can see right through it. Faux politeness matters not to someone who ignores it. As you obviously have either a computer, phone, or some other device, you can obviously read my other posts but are purposefully trying to be obtuse."
    • +1 +7 -6 Varan Apr. 30, 2015
      "I'm sorry, Oliver, but I think we have already chosen our institution. Now we may rely on the Supreme Court, not you or any other damn fool like you, to judge the situation as it is. And I'm sure you've already heard how well that is going.????

      Thank you for your time badly spent reading this post, Oliver.

      Varan"
    • 0 0 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Marriage=love+person 1+person 2
      Better find your own institution for bigotry and unacceptable."
    • 0 +2 -2 yan Sep. 16, 2015
      "correct! ."
    • -5 +3 -8 Oliver May. 9, 2015
      "Dear Varan,

      great that you are so confident - but what has your attitude to do with critical thinking? You're still in the wrong game.

      Best regards,

      Oliver"
  • -18 +22 -40 jerf Mar. 19, 2015
    "To be for gay 'marriage' you must also support incest and polygamy. There are no logical arguments used to support gay 'marriage' that cannot also be applied to incest and polygamy. Should 2 brothers be allowed to marry? After all, they can love each other and they have rights too. Bet u can't give a logical reason because there isn't one."
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    • +11 +12 -1 Varan Apr. 30, 2015
      "What is this utter nonsense?! Polygamy is only accepted by some religions, but certainly not homosexuals or most heterosexuals. Incest has quite disappeared from the world for a very long time, and to see such a much abhorred practice make a comeback would surely leave the public raring to go stab it in the back. Homosexuality has nothing to do with either of these things. As for Matt's comments, those have even more of nothing to do with homosexuality. If you are happily married, why prey on children? There is no reason other than that those who indulge in this practice are mentally insane. The same thing goes for hebephiles. Ephebophilia is somewhat different, as this refers to girls 15-19. 18 and up is legal. Anything else, and you get a cell for a good 20 years (not that I am encouraging ephebophilia, of course). So, I am afraid both of you are very sadly mistaken."
    • +2 +2 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "i don't care if two people are brother and sister, married to multiple people, or anything else of the like. so long as it is two consenting ADULTS then its fine with me, the fact that you think restricting peoples ability to make decisions for themselves is disgusting."
    • -13 +1 -14 Matt Apr. 6, 2015
      "as well as pedophilia/hebephilia/ephebephilia; all the self-admitted hebephiles have the exact same reasonings as homosexuals if it was consentual; if it was non-conseting, then that's a different issue. I do not support statutory rape, I'm just saying the logic behind both are exactly the same."
  • -18 +8 -26 Ciboney Woods Mar. 19, 2015
    "For everyone that thinks same sex marriage isn't mentioned in the bible it is... God says that he created marriage for man AND women specifically. The bible doesn't say that man and man or women and women shall not get married, its just indirectly implied"
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    • +6 +6 0 Varan May. 3, 2015
      "Oh, yes, the fact that it is implied in the Bible makes it much better. Yeah right. There's no difference whatsoever."
    • +6 +6 0 Varan May. 1, 2015
      "Who the crap cares about the bible? This is not a religious argument, it is a human rights argument. Get real."
    • +5 +6 -1 Ryann Mar. 26, 2015
      "Not everyone needs to believe in your God though, so that argument is invalid. Saying something like that is like saying "This sky guy told be it's bad, so no." Not everyone believes in God, so not everyone should believe whatever he said."
    • +1 +1 0 Braim Jul. 18, 2015
      "Dont miss quote bible read Romans 1:20 to 32.Also God created Adam and Eve and not Eve and Eve.Give me example of same sex marriage in the Bible.Why did 'nt a woman marry Mary? Sam sex is not normal,lets fix the world."
  • -19 +10 -29 Anon Jul. 14, 2017
    "Okay kids buckle your seat belts this is gonna get bumpy. Alright so I am a homosexual. I am also an atheist. And I don't believe in gay marriage. I don't believe in any marriage. The "meaning of life" is to have our species continue to survive, so if you can't have babies, go ahead and cuddle and love and whatever. Marriage shouldn't exist because if all we're supposed to do is procreate, then there is no point to devoting your life to someone. Just make sure the baby doesn't die and then you can die. I don't care about compassion."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Victor Greywolf Jul. 19, 2017
      "I am also an Atheist, so I agree with you. The same with the reproducing argument. As far as marriage goes, I can understand some of your argument. After all, it seems marriage is forced upon people, most likely because of either the baby boomers, or people's egos and sense of entitlement, or whatever have you.

      I don't believe the meaning of life is that, or we have to do things because society says so. In many ways, NOT reproducing and getting married is better, when you look at the picture as a totality, and it often seems forced upon, so I can understand your feelings and agree with your point of view. I don't believe in marriage either, and I'm hetero.

      I also agree with the cuddle and love. THAT is what marriage or being in a relationship SHOULD be about. Seems some people conformed to a standard they didn't want, and in some societies is shameful, but how many wanted children, right?

      I don't believe in marriage either, but I respect your point of view, and I respect others point of view about it, although I don't agree with marriage, I am glad that it is there for those who choose it.

      Have a great 2017 and beyond."
  • -19 +9 -28 Amanda May. 5, 2017
    "I can deduce from both side's prospective about gay. One think morally is not right to be one or advocates for those who do so, others think is our right to choose our sexual orientation without any restrictions. In conclusion what i care is going about my business, loving my family and blessed with and making money and buy more stocks."
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  • -19 +6 -25 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2017
    "They marital unity of two homosexuals is not something that is supported by the Bible. Being a christian myself, I do follow the rules that are meant to be followed, so therefore, I do not support gay marriage. Although I feel this way, does not mean that every religious person "hates" homosexuals, it simply means that we do not agree that two should be connected together by marriage.

    Everybody is entitled to their own opinion: religious people are allowed to express their thoughts on this topic just as much as people are allowed to share their agreeing perspective. Both should be responded to with respect though, even if they don't share the same view. Some people that side with same-sex marriage ask for respect and equality, but react to others with different opinions with a negative connotation. There is something also in the Bible called the "Golden Rule" saying to "treat others the way you want to be treated," so anyone who is disagreeing with gay marriage has just as much of a right to do so without receiving hate for their point of view."
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    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "I will say it again, religion has no place in government, we are not a christian nation, we are a nation of all religions and beliefs. Your religion should not decide what I do with my life."
  • -19 +6 -25 jerome jenkins May. 26, 2016
    "i think it isnt right... God made adam and eve to be toghether united as one. He did not make adam and steve or eve and carly"
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    • +8 +8 0 ... Sep. 22, 2016
      "then why did G-d create gay people?"
    • +4 +4 0 amanda Mar. 2, 2018
      "You can adam and leave"
    • +3 +3 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "I think it is right... God made gay people and straight people and He let us make marriage. He made Adam and Eve, Adam and Steve, and Eve and Carly. I'm not sure where you got the name Carly from but either way they're together."
    • +3 +3 0 kate Apr. 24, 2017
      "But no where in the bible it says no gay? enlighten me please?"
    • +2 +2 0 Emily Jun. 6, 2017
      "im a christian but i dont care what the bible says its a book writen 300 years ago i dont understand why an old book is deciding who people in our society is allowed to love"
  • -19 +3 -22 Lamp Apr. 27, 2016
    "Gay marriage is something that is against religions. God says that a family needs a man and a women. In the beginning there was a man and there was a women. There were no homosexuals. A child needs a mom and a dad in their life to get both sides of a happy home. There was a reason why it was once believed that homosexuals had a mental illness."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 21, 2016
      "How do you know they didn't have homosexual children at the time? You don't know that for certain. Nobody does. Homosexuality at that time was unheard of, as in nobody knew it existed. Anyway, homosexuality is not, I repeat is NOT a mental illness. It is just what it is. Anyway, I am sure they did exist at the time, only they weren't open, and because of the time, they wouldn't dare tell people, which is sad, since no person should hide who they are, because society says so. People have the right to be who they are. Religions are a sham, and often an excuse to bully people, as many examples in both culture and society has shown. Not all children who live in a traditional household have a happy life, and gay people may be great parents, and all that. Bottom line, a child doesn't care if they have two men, or two women taking care of them. They need a loving and stable home that will give them all the love and attention they need, irregardless of their parent situation. Homosexuality was once classified as a mental illness, because of ignorance, and lack of education, and to a greater extent, interaction, and bias. If people took the time to learn about things, as we do now, they would know it wasn't a sham. Food for thought."
    • +1 +1 0 Shadow Feb. 21, 2017
      "It's funny how you keep preaching about God in your argument. If you don't remember, Adam and Eve had children and their children laid with their brothers and sister reproduce children and bam! here we are, according to Christians.
      So, you're basically saying that incest is okay but not homosexuality? And yes, anybody getting married would count as incest according to Christians because we are all God's children as they say."
  • -19 +11 -30 James Mar. 29, 2016
    "Now, as a Christian I love everyone. I love gay people. That doesn't mean that I think it's right to be gay by my beliefs but all Christians should love all people."
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    • +2 +4 -2 Iron Aug. 24, 2016
      "I 100% agree with your argument on loving all, and I appreciate that you can respect the other side of the argument, as some people don't know how to respect someone when having a debate.

      However, I disagree with the notion that you don't believe it's "right" to be gay. Now, many people claim that people are born gay, other claim it's shaped by the person's environment, and others claim it's a choice. In my opinion, how a person becomes gay does not matter at ALL, simply because there is no inherent moral wrongness in gay marriage. You may have the notion that it's "immoral", but there is nothing inherently immoral about two consenting men or consenting women having sex in privacy, doing no harm to anyone else."
    • -3 0 -3 iloveGod Feb. 28, 2017
      "I am christian but because of my beliefs,i know gay marriage isn't right"
  • -19 +12 -31 Lola Feb. 16, 2016
    "Why would people want to get married, well you know men can't have a child with another one because it is not right to do this. In the bible God order to marry men and wife not no dam men and men together in a bed together"
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    • +5 +5 0 Nichole Feb. 21, 2016
      "Let me just say this: soon very soon in the scientific community they are coming with a way that the LGBT couples can have kids together.... Why don't you take into consideration how you would feel if the tables were turned if instead of hate on LGBT couples it would be on straight couples and marriage how would you feel then???"
    • +2 +2 0 Bri Jan. 10, 2018
      "That's why there's adoption centers. If two men want a child they can adopt one. There's nothing wrong with that in my opinion."
    • +1 +1 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Did you know that the reason why homosexuality was seen as a sin in the Bible was because a mistranslation? The original was man and boy shall not be in bed together, not man and man. It was against pediophilia, not homosexuality. The Bible said nothing against gay people so quit using it to back up your bigoted beliefs and hate."
    • 0 +2 -2 Hallelujah May. 23, 2017
      "God not Science, marriage shouldn't be about sex, but God didn't order this to happen, so science can invent all they want, it is stupid to me. So thank you"
  • -19 +6 -25 Mikey Parker Jan. 14, 2016
    "No Because it is against the laws Of Nature Man For a Woman and a Woman For Man Not man for man and woman for woman. its disgusting..."
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    • +9 +9 0 Anonymous Apr. 13, 2016
      "Actually, homosexual behaviors have been documented in over 1,500 species of animals. Homosexuality isn't against nature after all."
  • -19 +12 -31 Mark Matamoro Dec. 14, 2015
    "Did man-kind really invent marriage? If we didn`t than who are we to rearrange it. also"
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    • +8 +8 0 Audrey C. Jan. 26, 2016
      "It doesn't matter who created it....people are allowed to marry who ever they want."
    • +3 +3 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "Mankind didn't create mountains, and yet we carve into them to create statues of people we look up to. Mankind didn't create sand or glass or metal, yet we use them to make buildings and houses and submarines and ships. Mankind did not create the Earth, and yet here we are, destroying it with pollution and global warming. Thank you for your opinion, but you should really think things all the way through before you say them."
    • +1 +1 0 Th3 B1S3XUAL Mar. 22, 2017
      "Can I just point out that when you are part of a fairly heated argument, you should probably check for spelling and grammar mistakes. Also, (no offense) the con side just so happens to have all the mistakes, whereas we the pro side don't. I guess that you could say that your argument is invalid XD"
    • -8 +1 -9 Lindsay Jan. 8, 2016
      "That is so true, I like how you worded it."
  • -19 +12 -31 The Truth Oct. 27, 2015
    "Noah was told by God to get two of every animal. One male and one female so they can reproduce. Now if he said to take a male and a male of female and female we wouldent have any animals."
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    • +9 +11 -2 Hannah Oct. 27, 2015
      "what do animals have to do with gay rights?"
    • +7 +8 -1 justin Dec. 18, 2015
      "Freedom of religion"
    • +7 +11 -4 Kyle Oct. 29, 2015
      "My religion says "He who believes that gay is marriage should be banned are sinners and will burn in eternal fire." What can you say now? It's my religion so it has be in the law."
  • -19 +17 -36 Tim Jul. 29, 2015
    "If Gays can marry, Can i marry my Mother of Father? Or adult daughter? They can give consent. This is the right question to ask.

    Oke, If no children are conceived, as is the case with a gay
    relationship, then having sex with my mother absolutely does NO HARM.
    Just 2 consenting adults.

    By the way, the purpose of marriages NOT solely to create offspring."
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    • +8 +8 0 LGBT rights Jul. 15, 2016
      "since when does if gays can marry, lead you to marrying your parents?

      the logic that people have is over 9000-gay people are people too! dont deny them their rights and discriminate!"
    • +6 +6 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "yes, YOU have that right as a consenting adult, i don't agree with it but it is YOUR right."
    • +1 +1 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Well, I would say sex with your mother is probably a bad thing. If you legit want to sleep with her, I would say you have problems, and suggest you go see someone about that.
      Your incestous thoughts toward that woman who raised you has nothing to do with two non-related consenting adults who are in love getting married"
  • -19 +28 -47 Oliver Jun. 26, 2015
    "Dear judges of the highest court of appeal,

    in your judgement you seem to have made a little mistake:

    Marriage is not "one of civilization's oldest institutions". civilisation is a result of marriage.

    Undermining marriage means undermining civilisation.

    Best regards,

    Oliver"
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    • +5 +5 0 Anonymous Jul. 1, 2015
      "Oliver, I've talked to you before. Just forget this already. It's over, we've won."
    • +3 +3 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "so we'll just ignore Rome Egypt the early British and the native Americans then, none had what you call marriage but yet they had advanced and semi-peaceful societies."
    • -5 0 -5 james lambert Jun. 29, 2015
      "Excellent! Good to see some civilized comments!"
    • -7 0 -7 james lambert Jul. 10, 2015
      "An accurate assessment. The rite of marriage is sacred. The gays could have called it something other than marriage like unity, etc. The God of our fathers will take care of this and already in process. In the Bible, Romans 1 it states "For this reason God gave them over...." They were simply given over to this lifestyle since they didn't want to even maintain God in their knowledge. So I think part of God's judgement on this may be the high rate of aids among gays, plus those who seek out prostitutes are also at high risk. One vice cop commented that so far as he knew all prostitutes are infected. Eventually they die of aids."
  • -19 +19 -38 allen Dec. 22, 2014
    "My biggest con is why does this have to be so mainstream? I don't care who a person is, who they marry, but when there other more important issues than "marriage" this seems to me to be a gimmick, a way to try and assert themselves over other issues that are far more important. Examples being economy, a large push came for gay rights when we were losing troops overseas, and yet this was being placed higher in the media.

    Marriage is largely antiquated as it is, and as much as gays and lesbians want their rights, I also want my rights were there views aren't forced down my throat every time I turn on the TV or radio.

    They speak of Discrimination, that is such a vague argument, discrimination is widely accepted by the united states government everyday. Veterans preference, is a form of discrimination, EEO is a form of discrimination, how about government opening contract to women owned business another form of discrimination."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Anonymous Dec. 14, 2015
      "Why does it have to be so mainstream? Because LGBT people ACTUALLY EXIST and deserve representation. And you don't want views "forced down your throat" whenever you turn on the TV? What about having racist or sexist views "forced down your throat" when you read classic literature? Or some of the more cringe-inducing modern literature? You can't deal with anyone expressing views different from yours in the public sector? Suck it up. Welcome to life, where nobody is going to shield you from the stuff you "don't agree with." If you don't like it, sorry, but the rest of us have the right to free speech just like you do, and if you can't handle that then I feel bad for you."
    • +1 +3 -2 Varan4 May. 5, 2015
      "And you know what else is discrimination? THIS ^ ENTIRE POST."
    • -1 +3 -4 ashley Feb. 10, 2015
      "I agree, it shouldnt be publicly announced and forced to be accepted by all people. I dont have to accept crap."
  • -20 +8 -28 zach Dec. 20, 2017
    "God created women and men for a reason. to build a family, one must have a man and a woman. it is destined to be like that until the end and it is the nature of us. we do not have the rights to change our nature as God created us (men and women) for a reason.

    falling in love with the same gender is not wrong but it is just not meant to be."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 31, 2018
      "Well, Amanda, and agree w. amanda, unfortunately not all states allow gay couples to adopt children, probably because of the way some people think. I personally don't have anything against gays adopting kids, and as I once quoted to someone: "Kids don't care if they have two dads or two moms. All they want is a loving family." And it's true. Gays can make great parents, and there are hetero people who won't make great parents, but that is because of them, and their personal history or life growing up. A child only wants a stable home, and many times, they can get one from gay couples, but that should be on here. As far as falling in love with the same gender, it is meant to be for the LGBT to be in love with them. Why force people who can't conform to what society tells them to do it. Imagine if hetero marriage was outlawed. Could hetero people marry someone of the same gender? If no, then why force the LGBT to do so. In response also to adoption, many couples who are unable to reproduce can adopt kids also. Most of those couples are hetero by the way. Why is it so wrong if the child is still getting a loving and caring home? ASk those who are against it and see what their arguments are."
    • +1 +1 0 agree w. amanda Mar. 19, 2018
      "What about the millions of children who are in foster care or orphanages? Who adopts them? The couples who can't reproduce. And who are most of those couples? Gay people."
    • +1 +1 0 Amanda Mar. 2, 2018
      "Homosexual couples can build families just fine. They can take foster care kids in and adopt them, or just adopt a child in general. Why is it so wrong if the child is still getting a loving caring home?"
  • -20 +8 -28 Carl Oct. 5, 2017
    "If you define marriage it is between a man and a woman. Marriage consists of a husband and wife. The term "gay marriage" is a misnomer. It may be a relationship or a union but it is not a marriage. The supreme court should have recognized the true definition of marriage before approving of gay marriage."
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    • +2 +2 0 august Feb. 14, 2018
      "People should also recognize that you are fake news and have no cold hard facts to support your evidence. Sure the bible doesnt like but OH WAIT the translation of that passage in leviticus was wrong and it originally said "man shile not lie with boy" which denotes pedophillia not homosexualtity. so let me be gay and not have you stomp on my parade."
    • +2 +3 -1 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Things change with the times, especially the definitions of words like marriage. The world we live in now is very different from the world we lived in hundred, two hundred years ago. Therefore, to suit the times, the definition of marriage has changed. Many centuries back, when there were less people on the planet, marriage was between an and woman to keep the human race from dying out. Now, the earth is populated. That purpose of marriage is outdated, now, it works as a way for consenting adults to find love and companionship. Now, if you define marriage, it is betweeen two people who love each other, be they gay or straight. You're right. Gay marriage is a misnomer. It's not a gay marriage, but just a marriage. The fact that it's two men or two women is irrelevant. But the fact that they are in love isn't."
  • -20 +6 -26 Neil A. Apr. 4, 2017
    "Gay marriage CAN be legal even if the Law restricts marriage to just a man ans a woman - a gay man can marry a gey woman and you will have a legal gay marriage. Simple."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Magician May. 22, 2017
      "Do you understand what gay means? Gay means you are attracted to people of the same gender as you. Why would a man attracted to men and a woman attracted to women ever get married. Marriage is about love, after all."
  • -20 +6 -26 ITS NOT RIGHT Mar. 15, 2016
    "When God made adem and eve he did not make adem and james, or eve and macy. ITS not right.im 13 this is not the world i want my kids to grow up in if my child goes gay GOD HELP HIM!!!this SH*t is not right when god come he will judge me and them, for are sins if u know god is real love women if your a man and love men if your a women. it should not be right!!!"
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    • +7 +8 -1 kade Sep. 23, 2016
      "then why did God create gay people?"
    • +4 +4 0 skeptic Nov. 27, 2017
      "this is a troll right? no person in their right mind would type "im 13" in stuff like this lol."
    • +4 +4 0 LISTEN KID Jun. 6, 2017
      "I'm 14 and I'm bi I like girls and boys its NOT a sin your a kid you shouldn't even be talking like that why did god make gay people if it was a "sin" its not go get a life"
    • -6 0 -6 Holly Jun. 8, 2017
      "I totally agree with you, this country is sick when they claim the gay pride. I am a woman who loves my boyfriend and i can't have any more kids. My boyfriend has never had a kid in his life. He even said the same thing that you said, if he had a kid of his own."
  • -20 +10 -30 Oliver Jan. 8, 2015
    "Dear Ben,

    I do not see how you are responding to my criticism of gay marriage, because of foreseeable major difficulties in heterosexual dating. I have not criticized, that men will more often come to gays, but - with no heteronormativity in place anymore - they will have problems in identifying suitable partners - before they respond at all.

    And of course it is not wrong and reprehensible to refer to possible negative external effects of a general recognition of homosexual partnerships because the consequences for society will be profound and "marriage" is not a general civil right - otherwise the polygamy would also be a civil right. It is a civil right to register ones partnership as permanent and get granted suitable privileges therefore. It is not a civil right, to call this partnership "marriage" and to demand the exact same bundle of rights."
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  • -20 +8 -28 Scott Jan. 2, 2015
    "The gay world population is about 1%, but children that are raised in gay homes produce about 30% gay children. Civil unions would be acceptable, if it is all about benefits, but marriage is sacred. And parenthood is even more sacred. A child should be raised in a home where he/she learns what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a female. They should not be taught that it is a choice."
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    • +7 +7 0 disagree Jun. 29, 2015
      "If marriage is sacred, why are there so many divorces? If it is so very sacred, shouldn't divorce be illegal, so as not to damage this sanctity?"
    • -5 0 -5 james lambert Jun. 27, 2015
      "Excellent. Best post so far. Marriage is sacred, and instituted by God."
    • -7 +2 -9 Janessa Jan. 12, 2015
      "I think that gay is weird. I don't think that it is right but I say that let them do it. Give them the freedom even though it is wrong."
  • -20 +23 -43 Brad Dec. 1, 2014
    "I am not for gay marriage... I am for what they call a Civil union and have the same rights as a married couple but not actually calling it Marriage. If we want to call gay marriage, Gay marriage, Its basically calling God a Hypocrite"
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    • +5 +6 -1 Bob Dec. 3, 2014
      "I respect your beliefs, though there are other christian institutions that support gay marriage. Legalizing gay marriage will not require all churches to accept it. Therefore you should not be concerned with other denominations beliefs in the legal sense. We wouldn't have different christian denominations had we not had differing opinions of church affairs. Clearly gay marriage is one of these differing opinions and the opinion in favor of gay marriage should be respected just as the opinion against it. Therefore in fairness, gay marriage should be legal, though churches have the power to choose wether or not they will accept gay marriage in their institution."
  • -21 +6 -27 Xylia A. Feb. 1, 2018
    "Marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman, and NOTHING can change that. A fulfilling love is not possible between two members of the same sex, and we should not say that it is! We should not misguide people into believing that marriage between members of the same sex is love! Not to mention, what of the child they may adopt? A child needs two parents, a mother and a father. There is a reason for this, both parents serve their own roles and a child NEEDS both parents in his or her life."
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    • +3 +3 0 august Feb. 14, 2018
      "oh no honey not my gay self. and I'm pretty sure the divorce rate (divorce is also a sin) is much much higher in straight couples than in gays. try harder next time and come up with something I haven't heard of multiple times before."
    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 20, 2018
      "It IS love. What does it matter if people of the same gender love each other? Some children in a same sex household have a better life than those in a traditional house. Gay couples can make wonderful parents. They can have both with same sex couples. All a child cares about is a stable home life, not about if two men or two women marry. The child they adopt? If the two parents are very loving, and stable, and can give the child a loving home, then does it matter if they are two men or two women or traditional parents? The bond of two people is love, irregardless of what the antis think. It's already been changed, whether people like it or not. Nothing can change your orientation, as well as who you are. Gay couples are marrying every day. People will have to accept it, since nothing is going to stop it. They are married, whether in a civil union or a traditional marriage. Peace"
    • +1 +1 0 Khaleesi83 Feb. 17, 2018
      "Marriage has only been defined as that in recent times in colonial settlements etc. History has shown us that humans have not followed that belief for as long as humans were able to document history, in every time line same sex relationships have been present and only until the spreading of Christianity were they shown as anything but natural. The earliest of complex humans have documented same sex practices, even as recent as historically accurate pirates were know to engage in same sex marriages. So the argument that marriage has always been between a man and a woman has already been disproved & people on the con side with the power has tried and failed to bury these facts to keep good people like you on the side of hate. A gay couple in another state across the country really has no affect on your own life and you have to know that a child raised in a same sex marriage more get the same gender support from a same sex couple who tend to be more honest and usually more educated in the topics of sex hormones & puberty than say a single parent household or a religious household who tries to shield their children from the most natural form of human behavior that creates human life but is treated as something that should be shameful"
    • +1 +1 0 Joey Feb. 7, 2018
      "this comment is disgusting and degrading. how would you like it if all of a sudden the "rules" changed and it was against gods will for a man and woman to wed? we are all people living on this planet and being strait or gay should not determine anything. if a man loves a man or a woman loves a woman it should not affect you or anyone else's rights."
    • 0 +1 -1 Xylia A. Feb. 8, 2018
      "There are no "rules"... it is merely right and wrong, and right and wrong don't change. God doesn't change. While humanity sits here and we struggle and we fail again and again, He forgives if we can confess that we are wrong and can ask for forgiveness. I know what it is to fail and be a failure. But I can also attest to the fact that God loves us and can redeem the most wretched person, as He did me. And while I still fail over and over, He forgives me and will forgive anyone if we confess and repent. Right and wrong do not change ever, and please believe me when I say that God made it this way for a reason. We may not understand why He made the universe this way, but if you ask me if my life was better when I did whatever I wanted and when I didn't worry about what God wanted for me, I will never say anything other than a hard no. Just as a parent gives their children directions so they do not get hurt, God gives us directions, and these "directions" are the universal right and wrong. Please believe that God has a better plan, and that God knows better than humans do!"
  • -21 +11 -32 Inquisitive Student Aug. 8, 2017
    "I, as a young teenager, do not yet have any experience of this. Young adolescents aren't suppose to dwelve into lovemaking yet you people encourage us to do so by saying anybody can create mistakes and freedom allows us to. Then who is the fool? Also, who says that love your neighbor means marrying them? Marrying means the"joining of one body". Biblically speaking, go to Matthew 19:5 you Bible Readers. To marry is to make descendants in your family, naturally. Can you make children by same-sex intercourse? NO. Due to the LGBT, more people are becoming sexually confused. What will happen to us? To our younger siblings and fellow children? Romans 1:27 states that men burning in their lust with each other rendering women useless. Think! Your sexuality can only be MAN and WOMAN. Even though you transferred to the other gender (I'm talking about you transgenders), scientist s also said you are still what you are based on your original gender. LOVE IS IN THE AIR. So is your lust."
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    • +3 +3 0 [username] Nov. 17, 2017
      "Oh wow, do I have to lecture you on the difference between gender and sex? Because I will. Your gender is part of your identity, and is separate from your sex. And your sexuality is separate from your gender, and your sex. I should know, as I am trans and bi, and I'm not confused. I think I know what's going on in my head better than you. Also, "scientists said" only works if you CITE THE STUDY. Who said it, and are they reliable? As for the Bible citations, the Bible's a religious text. One of many. What makes the Bible more reliable? Nothing. Freedom of religion. Please, come up with some actual reasons and evidence."
    • +1 +1 0 august Feb. 14, 2018
      "mistakes? like you or the comment you made? Im 100% sure you dont need to do something sexual to know that hooty hoo you arent straight. I know that i just liked the way guys looked better than girls and I found myself not attracted to girls. I did not need to do soemthing sexual to realise that I was a raging homo. sorry but you need to find better evidence rather than you just being homophobic and believing everything that only supports you. P.S. sexuality is different than gender."
  • -21 +4 -25 Martha C. Jan. 29, 2017
    "THIS IS AGIAST GOD!! god only wanted a man and a woman to be together and if two men or two women are together then there can be no babies"
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    • +2 +2 0 George Mar. 4, 2017
      "If "God" is so perfect in his many ways there would be no conflict or poverty or war. Just accept one another :) by a 13 year old"
    • +1 +1 0 Anon Mar. 11, 2018
      "I am a devout christian but God said to love thy neighboor. He also said the best way to teach somne the good is trougth love you peolpe can not posssibly think that thi is the best way to tell then that it is not chtsitan. I don onot belive that it is right but that does notmean that I think they should have unequal rights because of it"
    • +1 +1 0 Kai Nov. 5, 2017
      "Our world is overpopulated- do we really need more babies at the moment?
      Besides, when you straight people abandon your babies a gay couple will adopt them."
    • +1 +1 0 Juliette May. 8, 2017
      "I don't believe in God but if there is one why did he make the gay in the first place. Also, if it is for reproduction only, why aren't infertile couples illegal also"
    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "I can't tell if this is bait or not. Religion has no place in government."
  • -21 +7 -28 aaron Mar. 16, 2016
    "i know its not right,my parents raised me in a christian house. i new all my life that im not ever going to lay in bed with another man. my dad died of cancer, he loved my mom.so u may not think god is real, so u think the big bang. but ether way it was MAN and WOMAN. it was not man and man or woman an woman. its not right , two of the same sex couples can not reproduce children together. so why do u do it. when i date some one or marry someone i want children and i want to teach them whats right and wrong!! Its wrong to sleep with the same sex!!!! Its wrong to sin that is a sin!!
    -aaron mark,13"
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    • +6 +6 0 sedruff Jun. 4, 2016
      "Children are not the only reason to be in a relationship with someone. You marry someone because you love them and want to make a promise that you'll spend the rest of your life with them! There are people out there who are infertile, and they get married as well, so clearly it's not only about kids.

      Besides, there are already an insane amount of people in the world, and a gay couple can adopt a kid, which is just as good, if not even a bit better, than bringing new lives into the world."
    • +1 +1 0 WOW Jun. 6, 2017
      "If two lesbians are together they can have a child its called a sperm donor"
    • +1 +1 0 Magician May. 22, 2017
      "If reproduction is the only reason you should get married, then why don't we just ban infertile and elderly people from getting married too, hm? The notion that reproduction is the only reason for marriage is ridiculous. It's about love, not just having kids"
  • -21 +16 -37 stephanie Oct. 25, 2015
    "When you guys are accepting this Gay marriage thing think about Jesus. So many people in this world do not believe in Jesus because you cannot see him. Newsflash it is called Faith. And the bible is not sexism, it tells not to do a those things because you are insulting Jesus, if you go out and decide to change something about yourself that Jesus made with his own two hands. Let me ask you something what do you feel when your with your gay partner? Does your heart beat uncontrollably/ Does your heart want nothing else but be with that person? OR is your mind doing all the deciding? If you guys want to keep going on with this ridiculous idiotic stupid idea than FINE. BUT keep in mind this JESUS is coming and when he does it will NOT be pretty!"
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    • +10 +11 -1 CON.please.read.this Nov. 17, 2015
      "I am lesbian. This is extremly offensive. I do not belive in your religion. GO TO THE PRO SIDE AND READ THE POST THAT THE NAME IS fun fact& the truth. YEAH get your facts straight before you go posting stuff like this. And by the way what i feel with my girlfriend is love and it is so powerful. My heart DOES beat uncontrolablly. my heart DOES want nothing more than her. LGBT FOR LIFE"
    • +5 +5 0 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
      "John 13:34 says to love each other as god has loved us. Hebrews 13:1-2 says to not neglect brotherly love. Romans 13:10 says that love is to not do wrong by your neighbor. 1 John 3:15 says that anyone who hates his neighbor is worse than a murderer. The list goes on. The commandment to love your neighbor is second only to loving God. And speaking of JESUS, he sat down to dinner with the worst sinners. So, if you want to talk about JESUS, let's talk about how you should follow his example and love others instead of saying they are wrong and cold.
      We could run in circles about homosexuality and religion, but it all boils down to the fact that religion is supposed to be separate from State. It shouldn't decide whether a law about equality should or shouldn't be passed.
      And finally, i happen to love my boyfriend more than i love myself. I would be dead right now if it wasn't for him. I was trapped in an abusive place because of the very religion you worship. I was about to kill myself, and i have the scars to prove it, but he showed me that there are better and more beautiful things in this world. Remember that the next time you want to say that the love two people feel for each other isn't real because they are the same gender."
    • +5 +5 0 Shadow Feb. 21, 2017
      "My heart does beat fast for my girlfriend, my dear, I want nothing more than to be with her! So if you have a f****** problem with it because your faith than you don't have to give out your nasty opinion. My mother is Christian and a bisexual herself and she supports because like your "God" says, "Judge not your neighbor."
      I don't give two s**** if you hate me because I'm lesbian. I have rights too!"
    • +4 +4 0 sierra Apr. 20, 2017
      "get your facts straight. cuz I love my girlfriend more than anything in the world."
    • +3 +3 0 READ THIS NOW Jun. 6, 2017
      "WE ARE ALL HUMANS we have all the same organs mostly like a liver lungs and a HEART something that you don't have I'm am Bi and so what if I like girls to its not a sin and it will never be cause we are in AMERICA and we are HUMANS we get to love who we want and god will support that cause he's understanding"
    • +3 +3 0 Magician May. 22, 2017
      "You're referring to the same book that states that if a man rapes an unmarried girl, he has to pay the father and marry her. Newsflash. Times change buddy."
    • +3 +6 -3 stephanie Nov. 17, 2015
      "ok"
  • -21 +9 -30 aaniyah cola Apr. 25, 2015
    "The constitution reads, "marriage shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." The legalization of same sex marriage would be unconstitutional. We are "one nation under God", according to our Pledge of Allegiance. The God we are under says that homosexuality is an abomination, yet we celebrate and condone it.

    There are freedoms given through the constitution such as life, liberty, peace, and happiness. If gay marriage is not stated in the constitution, are we not going against our constitution by permitting it. If we devoid the constitution, that would defeat the purpose of it and no longer make us the United States of America. We should follow the guidelines that made us the great country we are today. I sincerely pray God blesses you and have an awesome day in the Lord.




    Thank you for your time,

    A proud Louisiana and United States citizen"
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    • +14 +17 -3 Varan Apr. 30, 2015
      "You must remember that times have changed. Not everyone believes in the power of an almighty unseen, hypocritical, illogical deity. We live in the 21st century, not the Middle Ages."
    • +7 +7 0 Sedruff May. 28, 2015
      "I have just 5 words for you.

      Separation of church and state."
    • +7 +8 -1 Lucifer May. 20, 2015
      "Can you show me where in the constitution there is anything that talks about marriage? If not then you argument is invalid, and state constitutions do not count in this only the Constitution of the United States. Only executive orders have been passed at the federal level of the government.
      Posted by a proud bisexual teen."
  • -21 +7 -28 Bill Mar. 27, 2015
    "Christians, Jesus one and only command was love one another. The Government should not have the ability to determine who marries who, how many times, and certainly should not give rights or benefits to a married person that are not given to an unmarried person. In a free society if your rights stop where my rights start and vice verse. With all of that said I personally feel that homosexual marriage is a clear sign of a decline in our civilization not an improvement, certainly not enlightenment. Though even more than that I believe that for any group to deny an equal existence to any other group is also a clear sign of civilization head long rush into anarchy. If we were talking of slavery, or cannibalism it would be a different story."
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    • +6 +6 0 Varan Apr. 30, 2015
      "Oh of COURSE it would be a different story if it were slavery. NOT. I beg of you, look up the American Civil War."
  • -21 +6 -27 Daryl Mar. 8, 2015
    "Con #2 is the compelling reason against Gay marriage. If mankind all assumed homosexuality we would cease to exist as a species. We only continue to exist generation after generation as a species because men love women and have sex with them. Everyone you've every met, and certainly everyone you've ever read about in a history book is the product of usually love, and at least sex, between a man and a woman. Homosexuality is a drain on society as a whole because it fails to produce any natural off-spring, to raise it's own it must take from a natural male female relationship. I don't think you can go so radically against the natural and break down the established social order of natural offspring raised with their natural parents without serious long term consequences to society as a whole. The basic reason for families is reproduction and the raising of children."
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    • +10 +10 0 Ryann Mar. 26, 2015
      "We aren't asking for the whole of mankind to convert to homosexuality, we just ask that we be equal, because we are here and we have to make the most out of what we are given at birth."
  • -21 +5 -26 ashley Feb. 10, 2015
    "I guess people are ok with spreading AIDS cause thats whats going to happen. God clearly states it too. The result of that sin along with adultery and other sexual acts not permitted by God is the diseases you get from it. So go ahead America and spread some more diseases until we are all infected, well of course except for the ones who follow the word of God and take marriage seriously between one man and one woman, theyll be saved from these diseases, hopefully their children will too, I really dont want my children growing up in a world that supports gay marriage "which is a sin" and getting false ideas about it since its being forced upon us to accept it, whats next? Acceptance of polygamy and incest. probably. Sad sad world ruled by the devil, I honestly feel bad for gay people who actually in their heads believe what they are doing is not a sin. The Bible makes it clear to us that homosexuals will not inherit heaven, if your going to be gay and sin, go do it behind close doors, dont bring children into it,they are innocent and dont force the world to accept your sexual desires.Keep it to yourself. Why does everyone have to be forced to accept gay marriage. Its like forcing people to accept murder isnt a sin. God is no liar."
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    • +5 +5 0 Lucifer Mar. 4, 2015
      "I bet you think that if a male rapes a female, that the female becomes his wife. That you shouldn't eat pork or shellfish. Wear clothes made of two different fabrics, and a load of other things that your "Bible" says are condemned by "God". If you read the original translations, also "Jesus" said nothing about homosexuality."
    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 19, 2016
      "Why does everyone have to accept religion? Why does everyone have to accept the concept of a so-called "god?" The bible as we know it, wasn't written by a cosmic entity, it was written by man. I doubt the LGBT will bring children into it, they have better things to do with their days and nights than to do something like that, and this is from a hetero person. I don't know what kind of world you live in, but it is highly doubtful they will bring children into that type of scene.

      The whole thing is flawed on BOTH sides. The bible was written by man for probably a political agenda, and also, I doubt this "god" as you call it, if it existed, which I sincerely doubt, would care, after all if it does exist, and it created gays, as people put it, then it only has itself to blame for that situation. People are gay, because that is how their minds are cut. Nobody is forcing anyone to go with their sexual desires, again, ridiculous argument against them. God doesn't exist, so, how can a non existant being be called a liar? Think about it. Gay marriage is already happening, and as a straight man, I am glad it happened."
    • +3 +3 0 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "Well, while some people place the blame on, real heroes are working for a cure to aids. Some one shouldn't be criticized for getting sick. Every living creature gets sick and dies. Come on!!"
    • +1 +3 -2 Varan May. 1, 2015
      "FYI, everyone can get AIDS. I could get AIDS. You could get AIDS. What difference does it make if you are gay? And actually, if you think about it, God is a liar and pretty much has been from day 1. What did the Confederates use in defense of slavery? God. Use your brain, not your eyes. Blind people probably have a higher sphere of consciousness than you do because you are so myopic."
  • -21 +16 -37 Miss Nancy Jan. 16, 2015
    "If God planned for two men or two women to get married, he would have designed our bodies to be unisex. He made Adam and Eve, one man and one woman."
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    • +6 +6 0 April Mar. 24, 2015
      "1. Adam and Eve were brother and sister so what your saying is that incest is okay but gay marriage isn't. God made gay people so obviously he had this plan all along."
    • +3 +3 0 Mystro Mar. 12, 2015
      "Religion has not a thing to do with it. Your point is a hollow opinion, considering there is no proof that god even exists. God didn't plan on humans destroying His nature for modern things such as automobiles that pollute the air, but I'm sure you drive a car..."
    • +3 +4 -1 Derp Feb. 6, 2015
      "if he made us unisex then there would be no "men" and "women" and there would certainly be no kids! Your argument is invalid and makes no sense."
    • +2 +3 -1 Lucifer Mar. 5, 2015
      "Do you know how old this argument is and how stupid it sounds, plus it wasn't Adam and Eve, it was Lilith first. Second, If this was the beginning of the world then of course you would need to populate the earth."
    • +2 +2 0 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "It is called asexual and it is a factor in nature."
    • 0 0 0 Joey G. Mar. 29, 2018
      "I agree with you miss Nancy, also in response to April, homosexuality isn't gods plan, its the devils plan"
  • -21 +16 -37 Bowzer Nov. 15, 2014
    "what is really ridiculous about all of this gay marriage ! as we were growing up we were taught that is wasn't right being Gay hell they even took Bert and Ernie off of Sesame Street because they lived together, They were so afraid that two male Muppets living together would confuse our children ! Then what the hell does this same Sex Marriage doing the kids ? I pitty any child that has to go to school and tells there classmates that they have two mothers or two fathers ! That child has no chance to live a normal life ! Even in Religion being Gay is wrong ! This Country is falling ! And its time to correct this Country and get back on track ! It should Adam and Eve never Adam and Steve ! Wake up people !"
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    • +8 +8 0 Varan May. 1, 2015
      "Wake up yourself! This isn't dreamland, this is 2015 and as long as there are people on this continent this country shall never fall. Well, maybe by your hand, but no one else's. And no one gives a damn about religious arguments except you and the Pope."
    • +3 +3 0 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "That is the parents fault.

      P.S. Sesame Street were made by cowards.

      I don't care what people think about me. I will look and see two human beings not a gay couple.

      The opposite of love is control not hate."
    • +3 +4 -1 TheMadStingRey Dec. 12, 2014
      "The country is falling because of our corrupted government. Also, it's not a bad thing. It's just that show is a christian show. Duh. Also, It's not bad to me, and it doesn't go against my religion because I'm Atheist. So, uh. Fight me, I promise you I will win. Also, fix your grammar.

      If you have a deviantart, note me and we will discuss this in notes.

      I am TheMadStingRey on Deviantart.
      I bet you are to chicken to fight me."
    • +2 +2 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "jesus christ..... is not a valid excuse to alienate people who have no control over which gender gets them aroused. you are attracted to the opposite sex because you were born that way and gay people are vice versa since they were born the way they are, your desert fairy tale book is no excuse for misguided prejudice. i mean the bible says women are property and black people are meant to be slaves, does that sound like it was written by a level headed individual to you."
  • -22 +5 -27 Jay Nov. 19, 2016
    "I simply think that is YOUR right to be "gay". And it is MY right not to recognize your "marriage".. People have been gay since the beggining of time. It's a CHOICE YOU MAKE. And its a CHOICE I MAKE to not want to be around you. Its the great thing about America.. "FREEDOM OF CHOICE".."
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    • +5 +5 0 Joesph Feb. 23, 2017
      "So freedom to choose who you marry. I give a crap what you recognize, if I want to marry a guy and he wants to marry a guy, your opinion shouldn't change that."
    • +4 +4 0 Anonymous Mar. 22, 2017
      "If you truly believe that being gay is a choice, then you are a self centered, and ignorant person. If people could "choose" whether or not they are gay, there wouldn't be teens getting kicked out of their homes for it. There wouldn't be people sitting alone in their rooms feeling like there is something wrong with them."
  • -22 +11 -33 Matt Jul. 20, 2016
    "I am bisexual and I don't support the institution of marriage period. I am not willing to let any legal, monetary privileges become something that serves as a catalyst to be referred to as something reductive like gay or straight. I think that given the fact that some people fall in love with more than one person added to the way I have seen divorces end is enough for me. Go to your religious places and have ceremonies there."
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    • +1 +2 -1 unkown Mar. 28, 2017
      "but it wont be fair for people that are gay that want marriage and people that are non gay get marriage"
  • -22 +6 -28 jlc Jan. 19, 2016
    "no way it even says in bible"
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    • +5 +5 0 Nichole Feb. 22, 2016
      "Who's bible your religion's or the millions of other "bibles" corresponding to the millions of other religions. We shouldn't base laws off of Christianity just because it is a larger religion than most others.... Also separation of Church and State therefore you have no reason to quote the bible or say oh it shouldn't because of the bible.... Just think about that."
    • +4 +4 0 Audrey C. Jan. 29, 2016
      "Who cares....people who are gay have the right to marry the same sex. It doesn't matter if it's in the bible or not. Heck, I'm not Christian, so I don't know what the Bible says,but just because it says we are not allowed to doesn't mean we cant. If u r gay and are Christian then fine listen to the bible. But if not,go ahead get married."
    • +3 +3 0 Bubbles Dec. 1, 2016
      "Who cares people can love whoever they want"
  • -22 +13 -35 Mark Matamoro Dec. 14, 2015
    "sexullality isn't equality. Think again"
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    • +7 +7 0 Sedruff Jun. 4, 2016
      "Sorry, but I'm afraid there is no real argument there, just an opinion with nothing to back it up."
  • -22 +11 -33 John Feb. 4, 2015
    "I think that gay marriage should not be legal, because, in the bible it says "be fruitful and multiply.""
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    • +6 +6 0 Varan May. 5, 2015
      "And what about infertiles? Or women who have gone through menopause? Are you saying they shouldn't be allowed to marry too?"
    • +1 +1 0 Secunda Mar. 7, 2018
      "I've always wondered what will the fosters child becoming as an adult if they are raised by gay couple. I think this can be going on 50-50.
      In some point the couple will not implicitly influence the child to be gay like them; but in some other point the couple can implicitly influence the child grow up like gay because the child has looked over their same-sex parents lifestyle in their whole life before they become adult and not living in the same house with their gay parents anymore.

      Therefore, in this world where there were heterosexual also lived in; could there be an increasing rate of gay populations just because same-sex marriage is legalized PLUS they are 'de jure' (legally) allowed to foster kids.
      I hope it is not going to happen, BUT what if as unpredictable there will be live more homosexual than heterosexual people in this world? Well, no one knows.
      If that happens how can straight people find straight person to love and marry if the populations of heteros are lesser than homos? Well, it's a scientific thoughts.
      What? Should they do polygamy? Don't you think it's also a sin?

      Ok, I'm not hating LGBTs. I have relatives and friends that is.
      But NOT ALL lgbt legal rights in this world is logical to me personally."
  • -23 +5 -28 Lawrence Wilson Feb. 14, 2015
    "Two males or two females cannot produce life! At no time in the history of humans have a new born came out of the rectum of a male. Nature does not support GAYS! Put 10,000 Gay Males on an island, allow no one to leave for 110 years, and allow no one to come. After 110 years have passed, go and count the living! All would be dead simply because Nature does not provide a way for two males to bring forth life. The female womb and the male Sperm Cell is the only way life comes into this world! Every human being has a female mother and a male father. Gays have all the rights except marriage! All gays need medical help.
    A perfectly born male says that it wants to be a female. He needs medical help, just as a perfectly born female say she is a male - she needs mental help also."
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    • +5 +5 0 Varan May. 1, 2015
      "Well, looks like you've just earned yourself a bed in Bedlam. Congrats. So you are saying infertile people aren't allowed to marry either? How stupid."
    • +4 +4 0 Lucifer Feb. 24, 2015
      "There is a thing we have now called science. We can create life from two female eggs, we can replace the dna of a female egg and replace it with the dna of a male's sperm and fertilize it. And nature does too support it. Homosexuality exist in over 400 species."
    • +3 +3 0 Drew Murray Mar. 7, 2015
      "Lets talk about the argument of birth. If the goal of marrige is to ensure that there is a child then does that mean that we should ban marrige for any woman above 55? At that age she has gone thew menopause and can not have a child. And the agrument that homosexuals see themselves as the oposite gender is flat out wrong. Frig i have seen gay people who do not beleave that being transgender is ok so to argue that just because you are gay means you want to be the oposite gender is wrong. Now, give me a GOOD reason without the bible why gay marrige should not be legal."
  • -23 +12 -35 George Feb. 4, 2015
    "It is a perversion of the natural order of the universe."
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    • +17 +17 0 Lucifer Mar. 4, 2015
      "Homosexuality exist in over 400 species on this planet, Homophobia exist in only one species. Which one seems unnatural now?"
    • +9 +9 0 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "Tell that to bats. Besides, how can the government create rules based on what is and what isn't natural. Please understand that what one coupe does is not perverting nature or the universe. It isn't all about us humans.

      (bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.)"
    • +7 +7 0 Anonymous Feb. 7, 2015
      "But it doesn't affect you at all, so why do you care?"
    • +4 +4 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "homosexuals exist in all mammal species, and nothing is unnatural. if ideas, building, or acts were unnatural then just answer me this, are a birds nest or ant hill or prairie dog burrow against the universe since they don't just "magically" form out out thin air."
  • -23 +21 -44 Jung Nov. 21, 2014
    "That's not the way God created us and wants us how to live on yhtis earth..."
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    • +3 +7 -4 TheMadStingRey Dec. 12, 2014
      ""yhtis"
      Uh, he actually wanted you to spell correctly to, also not all of us believe in God, like me. So really, that's just a stupid, biased opinion. Not trying to come off as rude, but it is and you need to do more research before stating such an ignorant opinion on the internet, because you will get bashed 50% worse than you would in real life. I guess since you don't have one, it won't happen. Oh well.

      Anyways, I am Atheist. What are you going to say about that? Huh? Or that the bible was man written, so God didn't really have no say in that book. Answer me that."
    • +3 +5 -2 TheMadStingRey Dec. 11, 2014
      "Yeah, he also wants you to spell correctly, also not all of us believe in God, like me. Also, it's not a deadly sin, so he doesn't care really. The bible has 667 sins in it, yet 90% are ignored and aren't seen as one. Sadly though, gay rights in that 10%. It's sad really. It really is... and also, why would he have "created" us (I'm pansexual) if he didn't allow them, huh?

      I don't believe in God, so this argument is EXTREMELY invalid."
  • -23 +16 -39 Nubz Nov. 14, 2014
    "the bible says in Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." it also says in Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them."
    1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
    Rom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.""
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    • +6 +7 -1 kade Nov. 19, 2014
      "the bible also says "Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is detestable to you."(Leviticus 11:12) and eating shrimp isn't illegal."
    • +5 +6 -1 Anonymous Feb. 7, 2015
      "News flash: The bible was written by old men a long, long, time ago.
      My question: How do you know that these are "God's thoughts?"

      The old men that wrote the bible were homophobes. Sorry, but that's the truth.

      Oh, and I thought that God loved all his children.
      Or is this another tale in the bible that we can't believe?

      I hope not. But let me just say that the bible sounds like a very confusing read!!"
    • +5 +6 -1 TheMadStingRey Dec. 12, 2014
      "Lol, Christianity and your rules.
      You do know some people are atheist, right?"
    • +3 +4 -1 April Mar. 24, 2015
      "The bible does not write the laws. Sure the bible says all these things but the bible also says only God can judge. So who are you to decide who can marry who. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But next time you go to say something about gay marriage stop and think if it physically affects you. Gay couples have absolutely nothing to do with you. I'm not telling you that you have to like it but they let you live your life so why not let them live theirs."
    • +3 +4 -1 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      "The argument directly violates the first amendment. The government cannot use the bible to create laws. We have the right to our own religion."
  • -24 +3 -27 Christian Feb. 9, 2017
    "Wow. That's all I have to say. How messed up is our world now? All cons are downvoted, and all pros are upvoted. Because Christians believe in God, we love everyone, including LGBTQ people, but that does not mean we have to agree with their actions. I don't care how many times you downvote me, but I beg you just read the Bible and realize how wrong you are about your life."
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    • +8 +8 0 Joseph Feb. 23, 2017
      "I'm getting a little sick of typing this, and it's probably not going to change your mind, but religion has no place in government, we aren't a christian nation, we are a nation of all religions and beliefs"
    • +2 +2 0 _ Nov. 17, 2017
      "Bro, it's just the Bible. One of so many religious text written so long ago. Freedom of religion. I'm not gonna downvote you, but if people support gay marriage, good for them, and I personally thank them. But you must realize that the Bible's only important to Christians. I'm sorry, this is gonna sound rude, and it is, but to me personally, the Bible's just another book."
  • -24 +6 -30 hwtan Apr. 23, 2015
    "If gay marriage is legal, there is nothing to stop all humans to marry the same sex. In 50 years or less, human will extinct. You may argue that not all are gay, sure. The same logic works here, if there is no law against thief, you cannot stop all from becoming thief. Having a law against gay marriage is simply to protect human's existence."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 25, 2016
      "That might be the best thing to happen. After all, the world is too populated, and we can all afford to cut down on having kids. We can afford to cut down on how many children we have. Same sex marriage is what it is all about. It doesn't work like that. As far as humans extinct, it's almost laughable, and that is being polite. I sincerely doubt what you said will actually come to fruition, especially with laughable logic like the "thief" part. Why would anyone want to be a thief. I mean, come on. I doubt humanity would be extinct, and if so, it might be a good thing, especially since we won't have so many problems, and it might cut down on burden, period."
    • +2 +2 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "You say this like being gay is a choice, people marry because being around that person produces so much dopamine in their brain that it almost simulates addiction, in straight people this only works for the opposite sex. so the idea that the second gay marriage is legalized we will all become gay is ludicrous."
    • +2 +2 0 Sedruff May. 28, 2015
      "Are you hinting that if you make gay marriage illegal, gay people will just go and marry as if they were heterosexual?

      I understand that you're trying to say that gay couples won't reproduce, but this doesn't help your argument. Whether gays get married or not, they still can't reproduce, so your argument is a bit illogical.

      If you tell someone they can't get married to the person they love, they're not just going to get married to someone else.

      Thanks,
      Sedruff"
    • +2 +3 -1 Emily May. 7, 2015
      "The world is over populated, I am straight and have no desire to marry another female, and at the age of 14 I can assure you I will still be alive in 50 years"
    • 0 0 0 GabeTheDoggo Apr. 16, 2018
      "dude what the frick even"
    • -1 +1 -2 hwtan May. 18, 2015
      "Emily,
      In 50 years time, most if not all of us will be beyond the age of reproduction. If all were to practice homosexuality, since there is nothing to stop people from practicing it if it is legalized, by then we will arrive at a point of no return. Legalizing gay marriage has far more implications and consequences than most people think. It is not just about personal rights, but also about protecting the life style that enable the human race to continue to exist on earth. Endorsing gay marriage is endorsing a life style that threatens human existence.

      There are many reasons for overpopulation and by endorsing gay marriage is not going to solve it."
  • -24 +7 -31 Gays Destroy America Feb. 10, 2015
    "Marriage is only to men and women as Honey is only to bees.
    Civil unions are simply a deviation of the stone to a firm Christian nation that destroys the norm just for the sake of being deviant. Love yes maybe, but God says this form of deviation is wrong as is all sin. Lesbians do not hear the Word or try to obey out of selfishness and false pride. The word "marriage" can only pertain and be used by the institution that created it, God."
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    • +7 +7 0 Religion Sucks Apr. 7, 2015
      "Your analogy comparing bees to homosexuals is enough to dismiss your entire argument only based on your first sentence. Unfortunately, I decided to read the rest of what you said. Using your personal belief system to combat an issue in a country that has separated church from state is pathetically futile. I am sorry that your beliefs have made you so delusional."
    • +6 +6 0 Emily May. 7, 2015
      "A firm Christian nation? From my understanding America was founded and built upon freedom of religion."
  • -26 +6 -32 kylee Jan. 6, 2015
    "gay marriage is a very weird and nasty most people are against it. there is a ten year trend about 80 people are against it and only 10 are supporting it."
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    • +6 +6 0 Mark Mar. 3, 2015
      "Lol, your statement is completely without base or fact. Just admit that the only reason you don't want OTHER people doing something is because you think it's gross. Also, past performance at the polls does not account for current beliefs. Are you also for banning interracial marriage and denying rights to non-whites?"
    • 0 0 0 Ugh May. 7, 2018
      "Might wanna get your facts checks from somewhere other than Wikipedia"
  • -28 +6 -34 [email protected] Dec. 19, 2014
    "can you imagine falling down as a child hurting your self calling to mommy but you have no mommy to hold love comfort you two of the same cant produce life not to males not two females life begets life only death can come no kids no grandkids who takes care of the elderly you got it the kids"
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    • +3 +3 0 Mark Mar. 3, 2015
      "Only death comes through everyone eventually. Please stop just making up scenarios that have no basis. My father passed away when I was 7, I never called out to him because I knew he wasn't there anymore. When my mother found another man because she thought I needed a dad he turned out to be abusive, so good job heterosexual normativity."
    • +3 +3 0 name Jan. 16, 2015
      "1 if I didn't have a mother I wouldn't know to call to mommy I would know to call for daddy.
      2 yes a gay couple cannot produce a child through reproducing this however does not mean that they can't have one or more through adoption."
    • +2 +2 0 frederick Oct. 22, 2015
      "can you imagine being raised by two people willing to lay down their lives to protect you with almost no regard for their own safety since they can't have children of their own, how awful would that be."
    • +2 +3 -1 anthony Feb. 3, 2015
      "Kids can have the exact same bond with 2 fathers as they would a mother;"
    • 0 0 0 Ugh May. 7, 2018
      "Do you think those kids care! At least their growing up in same household unlike yourself!"
  • -28 +14 -42 Emily age 12 Dec. 5, 2014
    "When I was growing up, I was taught not to engage in gay marriage because it is universally said that it is meant for a man and a woman to get married in religious unison. Plus it is fully against our religion. I was friends with a gay girl before and I didn't even know it. She said her and her best friend had sex under a blanket, and that is a twisted way to use sex. Those of you on the pro side, why do you think gay marriage is right?"
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    • +12 +13 -1 Matthew Dec. 11, 2014
      "Gay marriage should be legal because its just natural love just with the same genders. And I understand that u don't agree to do that practice cuz i dont want to be gay either but still if someone else wants to let them. DONT RUIN THEIR LIFE."
    • +1 +1 0 That gay trans kid Apr. 30, 2018
      "wElL kArL

      The suicide rate in gays is so high because people who are gay are told that they are a mistake and that they do not deserve to live. They are told that they are everything wrong with the world and that they are going to burn. If you everyday while walking down a school hallway were told to kill yourself and told that you are a disgrace, do you think you would start to believe this? And for someone who is shy or introverted, think about how much worse this would be. It's not surprise that the suicide rate is high in homosexuals. It's because people tell them to commit suicide or tell them that they are useless. Also the stress of feeling that you have to hide who you are also puts a large amount of mental stress on a person.

      Anyway I was feel like it's not fair for you to say that the suicide rate is so high when it's a lot of the time because the people making this argument are the once pushing this closer and closer to happening. I'm not saying you are one of these people but it happens a lot."
    • -4 0 -4 Carl Feb. 16, 2018
      "The suicide rate among gays is high. If two gays adopt a child the child has a greater chance of becoming gay. Being gay is abnormal. There is not such a thing as gay marriage.
      Marriage is a marriage between a man and women not between two members of the same sex."
  • -36 +15 -51 Emily F. age 12 Nov. 21, 2014
    "No way! Gay marriage is sick and twisted and it destroys the family. Get a life gay people."
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    • +12 +14 -2 Miyafuji Dec. 1, 2014
      "But we do, this is our life"
    • +10 +11 -1 anonymous Dec. 19, 2014
      "I don't think a kid like you belongs on this webpage.

      Seriously, you really don't understand anything about love yet."
    • +5 +6 -1 LGBT rights Jul. 19, 2016
      "since when do you know about love, at age 12 i dont even think your parents would allaw you to date... if they cared about you..."
    • -5 +1 -6 Holly Jun. 8, 2017
      "Your right it is sick and very disturbing to see two men or women together.
      In my personal opinion all gay or lesbo's should be put into a mental institute for an evaluation."
    • -9 +5 -14 Emily f age 12 Jan. 9, 2015
      "ExCUSE me?!?!?!? I know lots about love, smarty pants! In case you didn't know, I have parents that TEACH me about love, I have the internet, AND I have he bible. Even a 12 year old girl can know about love more than others. STOP BEING SUCH A KNOW-IT-ALL!!!"
  • -41 +13 -54 Reid Apr. 29, 2015
    "KEEP THE GAY AWAY"
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    • +14 +15 -1 Alex Apr. 29, 2015
      "oh my gosh... homophobic much? jeez I don't understand what the problem is... gay people are exactly the same as straight couples! they just have a liking for people with the same body parts as them... r u allowed to have a happy ending? if the answer is hell yes then quit the BS and just let them be happy..."
    • +9 +11 -2 Varan Apr. 29, 2015
      "And what's your point?"
    • +5 +6 -1 Anonymous Dec. 31, 2015
      "Incredible! Such a compelling argument!"
    • 0 0 0 Love is LOVE May. 16, 2018
      "Okay, maybe that's your opinion. But that's really harsh, rude, and inconsiderate about people. Let people be who they are."
    • -1 +4 -5 Lindsay Jan. 14, 2016
      "That is a bit too harsh. They are people too even if they make wrong decisions."