Do you think homosexual couples should be allowed to get married?

@dana234 (2116)
Spain
November 6, 2006 1:02pm CST
I mean being able to have the same ceremony as heterosexuals not just a symbolic party.
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Of course they should. i have yet to hear one valid reason as to why it shouldn't be made legal. Marriage has become a bit of a mockery thanks to wedding reality shows and painfully short celebrity weddings and I don't really think that most people view marriage the same way as it was say 30 - 50 years ago. It's time to get with the times and change the laws.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
10 Mar 07
Yes, we live in a modern society and laws should be changed accordingly. Thanks for your answer.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
11 Mar 07
To some of us marriage is a religious sacrament defined in the bible. You can't force a priest to perform a ceremony that is in direct violation of the church's rules. That would violate the priest's constitutional rights. There has already been a court case where a gay couple sued a priest and won because he refused to marry them in a state where gay marriages are legal. I feel it was a horrible miscarriage of justice since they had no right to force a priest to violate his religion. I hope that example was valid enough for you. I agree that marriage is a joke in this society where two people can go to Vegas, get drunk, and be legally married by Elvis in five minutes.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
I don´t think priests should be forced to marry a gay couple and he certainly shouldn´t be sued if he refuses. Marriage is a serious matter in my opinion.
• United States
8 Mar 07
They should be able to have any kind of ceromony they want. What is so bad about that? They are humans and deserve to be able to be in love and have ceromoneys and all the rights everyone else has.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Mar 07
Agree with you, thanks for sharing.
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@butmommy (18)
• United States
8 Mar 07
i think they should. just cuz some people dont agree about how someone lives their life it should be left for a few to decide for all.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Nov 06
Yes, I see nothing wrong with that. I would like to see those who say they shouldn't because it's not in the bible prove that everything they ever do is according to the bible. Homosexuals are people just like you and me and they can be just as good parents. Many people keep saying they shoudn't be allowed to adopt children either because it must be uhealthy for the kids. It's the people outside who do the harm to the children by harassing them. If we gave them a chance to live a normal live and treated them with the same respect we treat heterosexual couples, I'm sure there wouldn't be any difference.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Mar 07
Yes, I think the same way. Thanks for sharing.
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@JBrulez (663)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
No problem with me as long as it is legal under the state law.. Its their own decision and we have no right to disrespect them in any way.. they are humans too and they have feelings like us..
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
20 Jul 07
:-)) Only too right.
• United States
21 Jun 07
Well, if you believe in God, and the bible, it is very specific about homosecuals. I don't like to judge anyone, as I am not without fault. So, that is all I can comment. Hugs to you.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
21 Jun 07
You´ve said it all, Margie :-)) Hugs Dana
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
19 Jun 07
According to our constitution we are free to practice any religion, and we have the right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and property. I believe that gay marriage falls into the right of having life, and being able to have someone to live with you. Pablo
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
19 Jun 07
I share your opinion, Pablo. :-))
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I have a lot of friends who are homosexual and yes I do think they deserve the right to a ceremony and the same benefits as heterosexuals. Who decided only a man and a woman could be married? I think men did, you know the ones who have 25 mistresses. LOL
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
Agree,lol. Good answer. Thanks for sharing.
@weemam (13377)
8 Mar 07
Hi Dana I don't See why not , gay people do not choose to be gay so why should they not show commitment like any other couple , I think it is a sham that so many gay people are so scared to " come out" because of bigotry of a few people . I think nowadays more people are becoming more accepting and that can only be a good thing xx
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Mar 07
Yes, I think the same way. Thank you for sharing.
• Egypt
6 Nov 06
It depends really on the culture and religion of the country which you would like to do this in. Another thing to take into consideration is whether marriage is a religious or state value/institution. The problem now is that marriage is mixed between state and religion, and it's not really clear which one "owns" the concept of marriage. If it's the state, then it should be yes if public support allows it, and if it's the religion then it should be no (assuming that the religion will reject it). What is marriage, anyways, at the end of the day? The state doesn't have to tell you you are married to be married. Marriage is more about actions and words rather than what the state tells you or doesn't tell you it is.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Mar 07
Thanks for your interesting reply.
• United States
7 Nov 06
most definately.. people are people
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@marmo1020 (469)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yes, I beleive everyone has the right to be happy and married. I think gay marriages should be legal.
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@suzieque (2342)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
Yes! They are people too! Gay couples can love each other just as much as heterosexual couples.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
6 Nov 06
yes
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
11 Mar 07
There are many gay affirming churches that will marry homosexual couples. The problem is that it is not legal. The reason gay couples want legal marraige is so that they wont be strangers in the eyes of the law. They want rights of survivorship, next of kin status, joint income tax filing, spousal health insurance benefits; the list goes on and on.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
Thanks for answering. Do you think it should be legal?
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Absolutely. I think it's pure discrimination that gays and lesbians cannot marry an adult of their choosing because it's someone our government would not choose for them. Obviously, churches would not have to perform these ceremonies. Just like a Catholic church will not marry a couple who is not Catholic, no church should be forced to marry a gay couple. But gay affirming churches should have the option of LEGALLY marrying gay couples who choose to spend their lives together.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
Thanks for answering my question. Agree with you.
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I think so. It shouldn't matter who a person wants to be with, if two people decide that they want to combine their lives, they ought to be able to.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
24 Jun 07
Agree :-).
@Lillith (775)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I honestly do not understand why this is such a big deal. Why shouldnt ANY two people who love each other and wish to make a legal and emotional committment to each be able to do so? We should all be free to love and marry at our choosing. There is too much interference from outside sources that seem designed to cause misery and prevent happiness. This is one of those very rules that seem meant to hurt people without a good reason.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
13 Mar 07
Good answer. Thanks for sharing.
@mel_87 (859)
12 Mar 07
yes definatly why should they be treated different there still people
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
12 Mar 07
Exactly, why should they be treated differently???
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
11 Mar 07
This issue always bugs me, because I really don't know what homosexual couples want. To me, marriage is a sacrament where a man and a woman pledge their love under god and a priest declares them man and wife. Are homosexual couples trying to force their desires onto religious organizations that will only marry a man and a woman? If not, then why don't they just call themselves husband and husband, wife and wife, and move on? If they want to pledge their eternal love to one another, great. If they want to call themselves married, go for it. Why do they need to make it a legal issue? Do they really need the government to acknowledge their marriage for it to be real? If it's just about insurance benefits, or something like that then yes, I feel they should get a civil union, or whatever they're calling it these days. It doesn't really affect me, so why should I oppose it?
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
I think they just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals and this includes marriage. If the majority of people were homosexual and they would deny the right to get married to heteroes, would that be acceptable? Thanks for sharing.
@mummymo (23707)
10 Mar 07
Of course!
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
Thanks for input.