Comment: I didn't say it was you, I was calling out whoever did

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I didn't say it was you, I was calling out whoever did

The issue at hand isn't whether or not the State should recognize any marriage, although I'm sure the great majority or DPers believe gov't should get out of the marriage business, I know I do.

Really? because the following statement is directly contradictory.

Rather, the question at hand is whether gov't should deny (regulate) two individuals the opportunity, if not right, to express their resolve (behavior) to make a lifelong commitment to each other, and to recieve the secular benefits that come from said commitment.

The government not granting special privileges to a group is not regulating behavior. Is the government not giving me your car, regulating my behavior? No, that's completely absurd. People have the right to contract, but they do not have the right to gain privileges from the government at the expense of others religion or wealth.

You do not have the right to the religious function of marriage. If you're gay and can find a church that will marry you, you can get married. Simple as that.

Granting more groups special privileges isn't the way to fix a broken system. Should we fight for affirmative action to swedes but not fins? No, there shouldn't be affirmative action. Instead of advocating for homosexual marriage start advocating for the dissolution of government marriage.

In the secular sense, that's all a marriage is. Your religious baggage is irrelevant.

It doesn't matter if you think their expression is perverted, immoral, evil, or whatever. They're not hurting you. They're not denying you the opportunity to enjoy any of your rights. And it doesn't matter if your religion disapproves, no one's trying to force you to let them get married at your church.

Just live and let live, man. Practice tolerance. Stop the group think.

I'm not christian you dolt, stop assuming the people that disagree with you are bigoted morons. Perhaps, it's you who should stop the group think!

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