I didn't read any where in the US Constitution about gays have same rights;

United States
May 2, 2009 3:15am CST
as other Americans. A matter-of-fact their isn't one word in the Constitution that relates to Gays. I wonder if our four fathers beleived that these types of people were sicken,and perverted, that they had no place in our society, and should be keep in the closet. It makes my stomack turn every time I here that gays, if thats what you want to be called,think they have a place in our Society. I personally beleive you have no place in our Society, and that traditional Mariage is between a Man and a Women only.
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@Latrivia (2888)
• United States
2 May 09
Then you didn't read the constitution. The 14th amendment, read it and weep:" All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Equal protection of the laws included equal rights. I know it's hard to tolerate people you don't like, but don't make stuff up to justify your inclination to discriminate.
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• United States
3 May 09
Kudos, Latrivia
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@connierebel (1566)
• United States
2 May 09
The argument is not about gays having "rights", its about the true meaning of marriage, which by definition is a union between a man and a woman. Gays and lesbians can still enjoy all the same rights as everybody else. If they want to live together like many straight couples do, that's their own personal life and no one says anything about it. It should not even be an issue in regards to employment, etc. But we still need safeguards for the traditions and family life of this country.
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@K46620 (1993)
• United States
7 May 09
Great points, I don't know of any rights homosexuals don't have. Marriage is only for one man and one woman.
@kprofgames (3098)
• United States
2 May 09
Arfff, Arfff, Arfff, I hear it, but it's a dog barking up the wrong tree. I think this whole discussion is to illustrate your own comtempt. This isn't about the Constitution, if you'd read it again without hate filled eyes, you'll see that EVERYONE has as much rights as you do. Apparently that was missed. You late for your next parade aren't you.
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• United States
2 May 09
This is one of the rights not specifically written in the constitution, it is under the right to privacy act. I had to learn about this in Pol. government this last term in college.
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@murderistic (2278)
• United States
2 May 09
Thankfully YOU don't get to decide what people do and do not have a place in our society. It is people with such a viewpoint as yours that do the exact opposite of what Jesus did, instead of reaching out to the marginalized, you marginalize people.
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@grammasnook (1875)
• United States
2 May 09
Are you kidding me? You are following the bible not the constitution. All humans have the RIGHT to human rights. They have the freedoms to do what they wish whether you like it or not, as long as they are not breaking the law. They have the freedom to love whom they choose to love. What sickens me is that people tend to live by the bible when it is on their side but yet nobody lives by the bible day by day. Did you even read the constitution. You also said the right words "traditonal" marriage. Why are you so angry towards gays? Do you know anyone that is gay? How can you judge a group of people by their s*xual orientation? You are indeed entitled to your opinion, opinions I respect but ignorance to human life saying they dont belong here is rediculous. Years ago they said the mentally challenged should all be locked up and thank God for the kind souls that found ways for them to live and interact in the society.
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• United States
6 May 09
Homosexuals get the same Constitutional rights as every other American. The problem is that they seem to want special rights.
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@Latrivia (2888)
• United States
7 May 09
You mean like the right to be open about their sexuality in the military? Oh wait, I forgot, they don't have that right. That's exclusively the right of heterosexuals.
• United States
7 May 09
Forgive my bluntness, but based on the "Gay Pride" parades and, from some homosexuals, aggressive behavior, there are probably some heterosexuals who would rather not be forced to live and work in close quarters with homosexuals. I realize that type of behavior might be the exception rather than the rule, but they're the ones who are the most visible, so it's understandable if some people are uncomfortable around them. I don't know if it's right or wrong to "don't ask, don't tell," but if might be safer.
@Latrivia (2888)
• United States
15 May 09
It doesn't matter if people are uncomfortable around them. People were uncomfortable with the idea of desegregation, too, but they got over it. There's no reason equal rights should be denied to any group based on the shaky premise of 'safety'.
@frygirl (382)
• United States
3 May 09
i dont think they should get special privileges over anybody else but it looks like thats what is fixing to happen. they are talking about if you do or say anything wrong or out of the way they can hollar hate crime anf you go to jail sorry but i dont think thats right why should they be treated special. and if thats the case their will be other people starting to say the same thing say like the people that are obese they will be able to scream hate crime too. it seems liek to me that alot of lawyers are getting ready to get very rich very soon and they wont even have to chase ambulances anymore.
@frygirl (382)
• United States
3 May 09
well if they want the same rights as us dont make such a big deal out of it! i mean i guess they are human just like everybody else but someof them think they are better than everybody else i have been around some gay people i know what iam talking about.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
7 May 09
obviously you don't!
@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
3 May 09
What really amazes me is that bigots do not think they are sinners when they are commiting the biggest sin of all, no matter wht religion you follow. Would Jesus, Budda, Mohammed or another diety HATE anyone? The simple answer is NO.
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@K46620 (1993)
• United States
7 May 09
Have you read anything in the Bible? It took me less than a minute to find this verse: Malachi 1:3. It says God hated Esau.
@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
7 May 09
I can read and have read many verses in MY version of the bible, but were those words written by GOD? NO they were written by MAN. Which version do you read and did you know there are many versions of the bible?
@marguicha (162126)
• Chile
3 May 09
It makes MY stomack turn every time I read a post written by people like you. Yes, I´d like to put you away as you are potentially SO dangerous. You are the kind of people that could kill someone if you feel he´s not like you (and, thanks God there are not many like you!). But then I say to myself: he has a place in society, like dictators, like rapists, like Hitler had once. Of course, if their lack of humanity is united with power (as Hitler was) they should be stopped for the sake of others. I pity you, poor human being. I pity those who are so sick in their souls. May you see some day what the spirit of the laws say (in Constitution and in religion) and learn that all men are created equal.
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@anniepa (27521)
• United States
2 May 09
So THERE are "gays" and there are "other Americans"? You have every right to post your opinion but it sure makes my STOMACH turn every time I HEAR someone spout such hatred as this! I say if my FOREFATHERS were that bigoted I don't want any part of them! Annie
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@peavey (16991)
• United States
2 May 09
The question isn't whether gays have rights or not (they do; they're human), it's about whether they have MORE rights than others. That's what they're trying to get. Should they have a right to be married? Well, men and women are "married" under common law when they've lived together for a certain period of time and if it's good enough for man and woman, why isn't it good enough for man and man or woman and woman? Do they have a right to teach in our schools? Sure... but if they step out of line, they need to be punished just like anyone else. No special privileges. Do they have a right to take a job and make a living? Again, yes. But they don't have a right to take a job away from someone else because that someone else isn't gay. Same rights is not more rights.
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@anniepa (27521)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I hope our forefathers believed bigots have no place in our society and that THEY should be kept in a closet. Annie
• United States
17 Jun 09
As I understand it, the constitution is a work in progress. Many things have been altered since it's creation. I am confused on why it is such an issue. Why does it matter what others do, if it is not hurting anyone else? I am not gay, It does not hurt me either way if they are able to marry or not. My relationship is stable enough to handle it, it will not hurt my family, it will not cost me anything. The same I suppose is true if they are not allowed to marry. Except, that feeling that maybe, we are prohibiting that "persuit of happiness" the declaration was mentioning.
@3cardmonte (5098)
5 Jun 09
Who asked you? Why do you hate gay people so much?
@K46620 (1993)
• United States
7 May 09
Well said! Marriage is by definition only between a man and a woman. Introducing Homosexual marriage will eventually destroy a society.
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 May 09
You're right - it doesn't say anything about Gays. It DOES, however, give ALL men equal rights - not all heterosexual men - not all monogamous men - ALL men, equal rights. No one is excluded from the rights granted by the Constitution. There are no special rights - there are only EQUAL rights. Gays have the SAME rights as everyone else because there are no exclusions in the Constitution. The Constitution does NOT say marriage is between only a man and a woman. It also doesn't exclude men who cheat on their wives (which, by the way, is another sin, in case you have forgotten). So, should marriage be denied to people who would cheat on their spouses? The founding fathers broke from the Crown in order to be inclusive - not exclusive.
• United States
3 May 09
I am surprised by the lack of response to this post from our friends on the right. No X, No SND, the only one to speak up was Kenny (no surprise there), so what's the story here our ever power right wing mylot bunch?
• United States
3 May 09
Well Dbusichio, you know what they say: Opinions are like a$$holes, and I am sure you have been called that many a time. What you don't understand about the constitution (I am sure this isn't the only thing, with the logic you are using here) is that it gives ALL AMERICANS these righst as citizens of the country. You may think that you have more rights than a gay person, but according the the constitution you do not. Do think that we should change the constitution to give less rights to others, so you can have more rights than someone else? If you think this is a great idea, then I am sure you will have a nice home in many countries outside the United States. But, he we all have the same rights according to the constitution, and until the majority of the American people feel a need to change the constitution it should stay that way.