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#20 - thedarkestrogue (03/28/2013) [-]
MFW everything involving gay marriage.   
   
Honestly.    
WHO THE HELL CARES IF THEY GET MARRIED!
MFW everything involving gay marriage.

Honestly.
WHO THE HELL CARES IF THEY GET MARRIED!
#97 to #20 - mr skeltal (03/28/2013) [-]
by this logic, remove the legal age of consent laws. It won't affect anyone but those involved, so... let toddlers decide if they want to play mommy daddy games.
User avatar #33 to #20 - defacedcreeper (03/28/2013) [-]
Stupid people care
#25 to #20 - sirbrentcoe ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
the people who can't have a civil union do   
   
and so do Christians   
   
and politicians   
   
and pretty much everyone who doesn't ever want to get married to someone of the same sex.    
   
(kinda stupid, right?)
the people who can't have a civil union do

and so do Christians

and politicians

and pretty much everyone who doesn't ever want to get married to someone of the same sex.

(kinda stupid, right?)
User avatar #23 to #20 - hanabro (03/28/2013) [-]
The people being denied their rights.
#89 to #23 - mr skeltal (03/28/2013) [-]
gay's have no rights
User avatar #65 to #23 - Ruspanic (03/28/2013) [-]
I support legalizing gay marriage because I think it makes sense to grant to committed same-sex couples the privileges associated with state recognition of marriage: hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, joint property ownership, eligibility for adopting children, etc. As far as policy is concerned, there is effectively no difference between straight couples and gay couples (age and consent remaining constant), because marriage is no longer simply about natural reproduction and child-rearing.

However, I don't think anyone is being denied natural rights.

"Marriage" as defined in the context of the gay marriage debate is purely a legal construct. It wouldn't exist without government and it is whatever the law defines it to be. It is not merely an agreement between two individuals (and sometimes their church). It's state-sanctioned marriage, and in order for the state to sanction a private interpersonal relationship it should have reason to do so. This is a public policy matter, not a matter of rights.

The problem is that the state has become so entangled with the institution of marriage that people no longer recognize as valid marriages that are not explicitly state-sanctioned. That's why gay people think they don't have a right to marry. They claim that marriage derives its sanctity from love, but they already can and do love each other. No, the marriage they care about derives its sanctity from government, and we need government approval to feel that our commitment is truly valid. That has integrated itself into the cultural norm.
User avatar #39 to #23 - devilsquirrel (03/28/2013) [-]
They think they are so right deprived, all the gays should ask all the blacks that grow up before they got their rights, and so see how bad they got it. besides we lose our rights everyday. they can quit whining
User avatar #47 to #39 - asschwitz (03/28/2013) [-]
Implying there aren't gay black people. Bad comparison.
#27 to #23 - mr skeltal (03/28/2013) [-]
How is it a right? Marriage has never been considered as between two people of the same gender until recent history. Why do they even care? It's obviously not for religious reasons. Regardless of whether you think it's right or wrong, the majority of main religions that see marriage as a sacred bond see gay relationships as wrong, so they're already breaking the rules. The only other reasons are legal ones, mostly involving money. If you're going to deviate from the norm, you should be ready to deal with some extra grief. Say I want to drive on the left side of the road. Should I be allowed to? Maybe the government should build a second road on top of the first one for me. Does that sound reasonable to you?
User avatar #28 to #27 - hanabro (03/28/2013) [-]
The major difference is that driving on the left side of the street is dangerous to other people and likely to cause either pain or death, whereas gay marriage simply allows two people to express their love for each other and literally does not affect anyone else in any way.

Also, the whole concept of "Civil Unions" seems no different to me than drinking fountains for colored people. The majority doesn't want their thing being polluted by the icky different people using it. In the end, it doesn't affect anyone to have gays be allowed to marry. Little sub rant for you.
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