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    Why would you care if gays get married?

    Honestly, why would you care/object/be happy for them?

    My brother and his partner of six years would marry, if it were legal.

    They're wonderful people...you'd like them! They have friends and family who'd just LOVE to see them marry, for the joy of recognizing their union!

    Why would you object to this?

    Or would you like to come to the wedding?
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    Re: Why would you care if gays get married?

    I'll go - no objection issue here.

    Patsy

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    do you realise how it would change the fabric of society? ANd I'm not being alarmist here ..I'm just saying that in human history sociologically speaking the society has not survived. And just because someone decided that they happen to be gay doesn't mean the majority should have to change to accommodate them.

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    Re: Why would you care if gays get married?

    I wouldn't object to it. I really don't see a reason why it shouldn't be legal.
    The poolhall's a great equalizer. In the poolhall, nobody cares how old you are, how young you are, what color your skin is or how much money you've got in your pocket... It's about how you move. I remember this kid once who could move around a pool table like nobody had ever seen. Hour after hour, rack after rack, his shots just went in. The cue was part of his arm and the balls had eyes. And the thing that made him so good was... He thought he could never miss. I know, 'cause that kid was me.

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    Actually, no...I don't recognize how it would change the fabric of society. People who love each other would marry, form families and live happy lives. That's how I see it.
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    Doesn't fuss me. I've held the position for a long time that marriage is both a civil legal process and as well it can be a religious process. I don't see the world ending if the definition in this country (federal law governs marriage in Australia) were amended to mean two people could marry. If churches or other religions don't want to marry two people of the same sex then they shouldn't be forced to.

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    "Don't fuss me?" I don't understand that. I asked why you'd care if gays get married. You answered. I responded.
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    Re: Why would you care if gays get married?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magenta flame View Post
    just because someone decided that they happen to be gay .
    I dont think people choose to be Homo or Hetero. I guess they're just born that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magenta flame View Post
    doesn't mean the majority should have to change to accommodate them.
    Who would have to change?
    The poolhall's a great equalizer. In the poolhall, nobody cares how old you are, how young you are, what color your skin is or how much money you've got in your pocket... It's about how you move. I remember this kid once who could move around a pool table like nobody had ever seen. Hour after hour, rack after rack, his shots just went in. The cue was part of his arm and the balls had eyes. And the thing that made him so good was... He thought he could never miss. I know, 'cause that kid was me.

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    Re: Why would you care if gays get married?

    "The majority should have to change to accommodate them....." Sorry...why does the "majority" even care?

    If you're married...why do you care if my brother and his partner are married, too?

    If you're not married, why do you care if THEY marry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu2 View Post
    "Don't fuss me?" I don't understand that. I asked why you'd care if gays get married. You answered. I responded.
    Sorry Lulu I was thinking and reading and had just read Magenta's post and I suppose my thoughts were still on that as I made my post.

    I don't care if gays get married. The fact that two people of the same sex are able to get married doesn't take anyone else's rights and privileges away. In fact it increases the sum total of rights in a given society. That's a good thing. I know some people object to it on the grounds that it somehow devalues their own marriage. I don't see that. To me that's like saying the existence of divorce laws devalues their marriage. Their marriage is their marriage, it's unique, it's not affected if someone else can get married. Takes me back to the prohibition on mixed race marriage which wasn't that long ago in the States. The world didn't end because blacks and whites could marry. It won't end if homosexual people can marry.

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