I live here in Sweden and I think it's quite recent that same sex partners can get "married". Correct me if I'm wrong but before it was called something else, and you couldn't do it in a church. Even if I don't ever plan to get married, as I have enough trouble in my life as it is, I would love to see it be allowed in other countries as well.
"He did this to 8 women, and only got shot once??"
My personal favorite from Leviticus:
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. ( lawl)
27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
The church did not and does not own the word "marriage", nor did it originate with churches.
There are MANY rights for married people you don't get otherwise:
It's AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for them to not be able to marry.
It's like saying that the blacks needed to stop getting in people's faces about voting.
You could just as easily ask why all those blacks had to get uppity about equal rights during the Civil Rights movement. Why not just be black, and that be the end of it?
Awesome sig by Elyaan is awesome.
Also, the gay rights movement is hardly a new thing. It started in 1970. It's taken them 42 years to even get as far as people willing to discuss the issue of them getting married.
OK let me put on a tinfoil hat for you guys for a sec.
What if they choose to just abolish the actual perks of being married over letting gays get married?
You all ready to be compelled in court to testify against your spouse?
YOu don't think that is a MUCH MORE juicy apple to pluck then every other alternative? Removing rites, for more control over giving them?
Also, why do you keep bringing the Vatican into play on this? Who honestly cares what the Vatican or the Pope says? Because someone with some power like the Pope said that he does not promote doctrine to oppress homosexuality, why do you use it to keep speaking out on this matter. Because quite honestly, what the Pope says, is rather irrelevant. He is just another person. And people are flawed.
I do not judge anyone. I just do not agree with things that certain people do. I do not and I am not judging gays in any way. I am simply speaking out my opinion and beliefs on the subject.
A few pages back someone said they'd rather abolish marriage altogether instead of having these little movements. At this point, I'd just about agree. Marriage has completely lost its meaning, especially considering the big fuss is over financial aspects. Next we'll have friends who aren't even romantically interested in each other getting married for those benefits, and nobody will think anything of it. I wonder how long it'll be before incest goes through this same movement, trying to force people to accept it as normal just because it happens. I feel bad for the next generation who won't have any sort of guidelines to live by except, don't kill people, and don't say anything that might come off as offensive or you'll be taken to court.