What is your position on Gay Marriage?

Is it true that a civil union does not confer the same legal rights as a marriage in the Untied States? It seems that in the Gay and Lesbian area, when I asked why they wanted marriage, it was not anything to do with church recognition, but rather having the same rights as legally recognised marriages.

For instance, not being recognised as family or a spouse in the event of an emergency in a hospital room, etc. Having a child taken away from the second non-biological parent should the biological parent die, etc...

I'm sure they would not worry about obtaining 'the definition of marriage', if a 'civil union' actually conferred all of these rights upon them. Do you think this would allow both sides of this issue to protect what is really important to them?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Marriage should only be between one man and one woman. The union of marriage is sacred and should be protected at all costs

    The vote in most states show that most Americans agree with this statement.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    He wants to repeal DOMA, which is a stupid piece of legislation, he however said he does not gay marriage. He supports civil unions. Can some of you wackos on the right answer me this? With over a 50% ddivorce rate among straight people, would not the marriage between gay people strengthen marriage?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe that we need to take marriage out of our government, it's a religious thing! Civil union should gain the same rights as marriage and that is what the government should deal with. Separation of church and state.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, people would still complain. It just boils down to some people not wanting to give others they deem immoral the same rights. I support gay marriage. If anyone takes marriage seriously and really wants to do it, I say fine.

    There are tons of monogamous, gay couples. They should have the same rights as straight couples that get married for a couple of months and decide that marriage isn't for them. To me, anyone that takes marriage lightly, reguardless of their sexual orientation, shouldn't be allowed to marry repeatedly. That to me is worse than two gay people wanting to marry. You can be immoral and be straight. Some people don't seem to realize that. Love is love, it doesn't matter what sex they happen to be.

    Religion & morals have nothing to do with why gay marriage is banned. Some people just can't stand change and think some people are beneath them and shouldn't be afforded the same rights. It wasn't that long ago that interracial marriage were illegal. We're all just people. Skin color & sexual orientation has nothing to do with the type of person we are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am a Christian. I have been taught my whole life that homosexuality is an abomination and a sin against God. But do Christians really put that into perspective? We all have a vice, it's just a fact. Mine happens to be eating too much. Gluttony is definitely a sin; God gets sad every time I pig out. I feel sorry afterward, and I repent most of the time for doing it, but I just can't help myself from doing it again and again. Isn't homosexuality the same thing in a way? To God, sin is sin. I have no right to judge 2 men in love that commit sexual acts together because I sin every day too. We live in a society that has a hierarchy of crimes; we punish more for murder than for theft or vandalism. However, according to the Bible, God views all these things as simply sin (disobedience to His will). Anyway, I have the right to pig out freely, so homosexuals should have the right to freely sin if they want to. It's just a fact that no one can be as perfect as Christ. We should try our best, but our best isn't even close to good enough. That's what salvation is for. Sorry that took so long.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think they should have the same rights as anyone else, including the right to have it called a marriage if they want. Marriage should be a legally binding contract between two consenting adults, nothing more. Religious fanatics have latched on to this idea as a way to force their beliefs on everyone else around them (again) and to distract people from other, more important issues.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In South Africa gay marriages are legal and the participants enjoy the same status as those in hetro marriages. I don't see a problem with it. If people feel they want to commit then they should be allowed to.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In India Gay marriages are illeagle but there are people fighting for it, and according to the rights that has been given to Indian people, It is correct to have a liberty to express oneself, there should be a liberty to chose If it is not hurting or harming others.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gay marriage and civil unions should not be legalized. I don't think the state should condone immorality.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually these rights can be obtained through contract law. No this is really about cultural significance of the word "marriage" to them.

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