(Closed) WWYD: Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: What would you do if you overheard your venue turning a same-sex couple away??

    Immediately speak up and possibly walk away from the venue completely, despite the deposit.

    Immediately speak up, but not walk completely away from the venue (possibly because of the deposit).

    Say something to a manager, but not publicly for anyone else to here.

    Maybe say something to your friends in irritation, but not speak to anyone at the venue.

    Not say anything; just let it go.

    Be glad that they turned them away; I share that belief.

    Other (explain below)

  • Post # 152
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @SnurfMurph86:  Hi there. That’s great that you are so active with the LGBTQ community. I wish people took similar action and that is why at the end of my post I wrote about how it is important to not just take action here (seriously, it is WeddingBee, Internet banter as you say, after all) but in our every day. Clearly, you do that. Kudos! Have you ever been active with the church community?

    The article was just one example of what could happen but certainly it isn’t complete and doesn’t end there. I don’t think it was any surprise that with their exchange came more PR for the CEO and probably more business. Ulterior motive? Perhaps. Further, learning about the author’s background lead you to ask another valid question – what about those that still cannot marry? I like how you put it, that opinions are one thing but when backed by law it is more.

     

    Post # 153
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    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Cornflakegirl:   I came from a very Christian background, and in no way discount the many good people of those churches who do good work. I was a Peer Ministry leader, organized Toys for Tots many years at my high school, I had to be very involved as a church member. I am actually grateful that I have  seen it from both sides and was still able to form my current opinion on gay marriage. I don’t think there is any excuse for bigotry anymore, even if you come from a heavily religious background. I honestly believe it people would just think about it for 15 minutes, they would get over it and do something that builds others up. It’s not all that complicated once you just decide to do it.

    Post # 154
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @SnurfMurph86:  Nice! You and I have very similar backgrounds. I agree it is very simple.

    Post # 155
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    As a proudly gay woman (who just got engaged on Friday…yayyy) who currently lives in a state who as of the last election VOTED to allow marriage equality (I hate the phrase “same-sex marriage), I can’t tell you how honored and thankful I am for you ladies who would stand up against such an injustice. I went through all pre-college school years in private, Christian schools, and I know the Bible front and back. As an adult, I have been out in the world, and seen, read, and researched all different creeds of life, and I have made a personal determination that I don’t full believe any one relgion or denomiation. Yes, I do believe that there is some kind of higher power over us, but do I think I did to factor my life around some book that a bunch of men wrote, nope. I live my life, I try to be honest and do well by people, and so I believe that’s all that can really be expected of me. And while there are things that people do or say that I don’t personally believe or choose for myself, but that certainly does not mean that I will persume to tell someone else what they can and cannot say or do. As long as it’s not hurting me (and mine), or putting me in danger, it’s simply not my business. People use religion as an excuse to spew hatred toward things that are different from what they know, or towards things that offer them an advantage. People need to get over themselves! You can’t selectively use the Bible for what suits your purposes! It is BEYOND hypacritical to try to condemn my marriage, when you as a “christian” are on other posts talking about giving our Fiance a hand job to smooth over his needs, or posting on boards about men jizzing on your face! OMG!! Get a grip people, and get a life. Because in my life, I will be getting married to the love of my life in 2014, legally in my home state…whether you like it or not! AND sooner than you might think, I’ll also be able to take advantage of my well deserved tax breaks that the straights love so much, maybe I can finally get a refund!! :)) (sorry for the length!!)

    Post # 156
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @inky_1: 

    Where I live this is discrimation and I would get my deposit back and go somewhere else.

    Post # 157
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    ooooooh sorry for all the grammatical errors…on my ipad…sometimes hard to type, or get back to a word lol….also think of this Marx quote:

    “Religion is the opium of the people

    Post # 158
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    9071 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Post # 159
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2007

    My wedding was over 5 years ago, but I would definitely voice my distaste. That being said, $3000 is a lot of money and for someone on a budget, it’s really difficult to throw money away based on principles. I am also pretty unclear about the laws in the States, but that couple can sue the venue for discrimination.

    Post # 161
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    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @Hyperventilate:  This is so sad and horrible.

    Even if you think non-hetero relationships are wrong, immoral or sinful, you can’t deny that there are totally secular advantages to being married in the eyes of the state, on paper.  Ban gay marriage in your churches all you want, but they should at least be allowed to officially file their relationship status with the government like the rest of us.  Just because some religions think its wrong doesn’t mean it should be illegal.

    … sorry, rant over.

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