(Closed) Definition of Marriage – how do you respond?

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Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Since it wasn’t posted here…this was always my favorite infographic!

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Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@oracle:  I’d say then it’s shame that old people and infertile people can’t get married.

I’d point out how marriage has evolved:

  • Women are no longer property
  • Women’s consent is now required for marriage
  • People can now have only one spouse
  • People can now get divorced
  • People can now marry someone of a different race thanks to Loving v. Virginia
  • Some states prohibit marriage of too close a degree of relationship (e.g. your sibling) and previously people, particularly ruling classes (think Egyptians!) used to inter-marry

I’d go on, but I forget what else I learned in my family law class 🙁

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I loved these photos from the Maryland Marriage Equality campaign, showing why civil unions aren’t enough:

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@oracle:  Many people I know are surprised that I believe that marriage is between two consenting adults. Mostly because I am a Christian, but also because in many other areas I lean to the more conservative mindset. I can only imagine how they would react if they knew my support of marriage equality was formed by my Christian faith and what I was taught about love. 

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@Chrysoberyl:  this is awesome!!! 

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@chasesgirl:  this is excellent!! Thank you for a logical perspective!! 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My definition of marriage is pretty simple- two people who love each other and make a promise to spend their lives together. I’m not sure of the language historically, but I can’t remember (until recently) any language to say it is just between a man and a woman, though I could be wrong.

My argument to those who say it is something between a man and a woman is simple- in the US constitution there are 3 unalienable rights- life, liberty, and the pursue of happiness. To me, the decision to marry falls under all 3 of those rights, so to tell another human being that they can’t is a direct violation And goes against everything this country was built upon.

But, hey, that’s just me.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

What does the dictionary say? I don’t use the bible as a dictionary for any other words I might need to look up =).

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@hermrs:  Well thanks!

Also,  just saw how horrific my phone auto corrected a bunch of stuff to be totally incorrect. Apologies all,  I really am literate! 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@SuspiciousCoconut:  “Marriage is a civil right and should be open to all consenting adults,  regardless of gender or orientation.”

Absolutely! Why we are not all equal in a democracy is beyond me. Marriage for ALL will come before we know it.

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@chasesgirl:  this is excellent!! Thank you for a logical perspective!! it respects religion but also acknowledges rights.  Our pastor is performing our ceremony. However, we respect those That won’t. We want to get our certificate like any other adults in Love! 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@chasesgirl:  I believe you! No worries! These phones do whatever they want. 

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Let me say first that I am not judging anyone. However coming from a spritual based background going to put the Word of God to it. Marriage the institution of it was never created by man. It was a union originated by God. It was never in God’s plans to have adam and adam or eve and eve. It has always been and continues to be Man and Wife. Now that being said. I feel that if a same sex couple want to join in their own union they are free to do so. God does give everyone room to make their own choices, regardless as to the consequnces good or bad, right or wrong. 

Yet the problem I have is when homosexuality is forcedon believers who clearly follow the tenements set forth in the Bible. I feel that Homesexuality and same sex unions should not be put under the same category as a man and woman marrying. 

legal rights can bestowed to a civil union. What is wrong with that? I do not feel that church’s or other religious organizations or believers should be penalized for their beliefs. I feel it is an assault on our God and our beliefs. Our children are being taught  the opposite of what they are being taught at home. It is not fair and not right. 

 

We could argue for days about whose right and whose wrong but ultimately individuals have accept that Marriage is not a man made thing it is an institution gifted to a man and a woman. End of Story. 

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