(Closed) For what reasons (outside of religion) should the government ban gay marriage?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There is absolutely no reason why it should not be allowed.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

The government should stay out of it.  Marriage between 2 people isn’t a government decision.  It’s a personal decision. The government should just worry about ssn numbers xxx-xx-xxxx – not marriage.  

It’s not a law that 2 people HAVE to get married.  Man/woman, woman/woman, man/man, black/white, chinese/white, chinese/black. etc…  People go their entire lives without getting married. There is no law stating by the government that THAT individual HAS to get married by US law.  The governement doesn’t have a say so.  And shouldn’t for anyone.  

Marriage should be a religious and/or personal decision, not a government decision.  Goes to show you – we are again, trying to be controlled by the government.  It will never end.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d say there isn’t any legal reason to ban gay marriage. Same reason that 50 years ago there was no legal reason to ban interracial marriages.

I am interested to see if/what anyone else comes up with.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jmaze:  You say that marriage should be a religious/personal decision. How about all the straight couples who don’t get married in a church. Do you consider them to be married when there was nothing religious about their ceremony?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Gay marriage should be banned because :

 

1. Being gay is not natural. Real americans always reject unnatural things like plastic and airconditioning.

 

2. Straight marriage would be less meaningful if gay marriage were legalised, the sanctimonyof marriage’s like Brittany Spears’ would be destroyed.

 

3. The only valid marriages are those which produce children, like infertile couples and old people, gays should not be allowed to marry as orphanages aren’t full and the world needs more children.

 

Ahaha. I’m sure a few of you have seen the picture this comes from…. there are many other good ones 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@celticbride I said religious AND/OR personal decision….  Read it right. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jmaze:  I did read it right..I wrote it exactly as you wrote it. The problem is, gay people don’t have the ‘personal’ choice, not the ‘religious’ right to get married, so how would they get this right unless the government gives it to them.

My question about the religious part still applies though. If marriage is religious, then what about all the people who don’t get married in a church? Is it a civil union or a marriage?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Catcat1:  That’s hilarious! 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

@celticbride:  jmaze’s point is that the government should not be involved in marriage. Based on that premise, marriage would simply be a contract entered into by two consenting adults.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Gay people are allowed to be religious – they can make the personal decision to get married if they choose, in a church or not.  Same as anyone else. Equal rights.

There are other things the governmnet need to worry about in this country besides gay rights that are far more important.  It’s the people that need to accept society.  Just like they accepted women into the working world and  black people into society years ago. 

@celticbride  Gays are accepted into today’s society to a point, right?  Just like blacks were years ago.  Blacks are allowed to marry white people right at some point?  Regardless of their religion or personal decision.  The government didn’t have a say so in that, so why should they have a say so in gay marriage?  

@cheebs +1 exactly

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cheebs:  But the point is, they are not allowed to do so. 2 gay men can not decide they are going to get married and get married (depending on the state they live in). So, because they are not allowed, they do not receive many of the legal benefits of marriage. How would they receive the same benefits (mostly financial) withouth it being made legal? Please explain.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

There is absolutely no reason to ban gay marriage.  I personally do not think this is something that should be voted on state but state in the US, it should be a federal law and apply everywhere.  Canada made it legal country wide years ago, and the world did not implode.  One of my co-workers is from North Carolina where it was voted to not allow gay marriage.  She said the way it was written on the ballot was very confusing and she had a hard time figuring out which way to vote to support legalizing gay marriage.  Makes you wonder if it would have passed if it was easier to understand…

I do think marriages need to be legal and the government involved.  There are too many stories of same sex couples being deined access to the partners in hosiptals, and other benefits received by legally married couples.

There is one person on my Facebook who is super homophobic and posts awful things.  He also is recently posting about no one can take away his guns because he has a right to him and you can’t take away a persons rights.  But he has no problem denying rights from other people if those people happen to be gay…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jmaze:  

Gay people are allowed to be religious – they can make the personal decision to  get married if they choose, in a church or not.  Same as anyone else. Equal  rights.

They most definitely to not have equal rights when they are not allowed to get married legally!

I’m not sure if you are aware, but when you marry legally, it changes your financial situation. It also changes the rights you have if, God forbid, something happens to your spouse. This is the big problem with not legalizing gay marriage. They are not entitled to those same rights.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Why is the government involved in any marriage for that matter? 

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