I live in Indiana (much too close to Ohio!) and I heard on the news this morning that they have legalized g.ay marriage in Ohio. Do you think it will be permitted in Indiana soon? I'm just wondering.
They leagalized g.a.y marraige in Ohio? How did I miss this? The only reason I can see something like distance affecting it would be attitude. People who live close togeather will share similar cultures and have certain basic attitudes towards certain issues. If something is socially acceptable in one place it is more likely to be socially acceptable nearby than across the country. But I don't live in Indiana. You'd know more about the attitudes there than I would.
I honestly hope it does. It would be really nice, if they didnt legalize it. That means it would be a lwa that allows same- sex marriage. There doesnt need to be a law for that.
Honestly, they should allow that in the whole country. Yes, there are a lot of people that are against it. But there were a lot of people that were against racism too, right? It's not right to go against anything because they're different. Some people need to wake up and see that.
I remember a little speech that a teacher of mine said:
Going against people that are g.ay is like going against people that are black. You shouldn't be against people because they are different. Being against ga.ys is no different than being against blacks or anything else.
Why must people go against anything that's different? If people choose to be g.ay, why can't people accept that? :(
I agree with Osvaldo_C! I live in Britain, where we allow civil parterships (a tad different from g.ay marrige but essensially the same) and I'm proud of that. I think it's time for America to stop being predudice and allow g.ay marrige!
Um, guys... there's a big difference in racism, and being against g.ay rights. Racism is horrible, because yes, everyone's the same inside. We're all one people, and it's not right to judge someone by their skin color. HOWEVER. Being g.ay is a sin against God. Yeah, sure, many of you don't believe in God, but from a lot of people's perspectives, it's not that "they're different" it's, "they're sinning". Sorry, I don't get h.omosexuals, and I don't get people who defend them. I have nothing against the people themselves, but their beliefs are disgusting to me. And don't get all over me saying I'm "being rude", because I'm not. I'm stating my opinion in the nicest way possible, without sounding like a wimpy little nerd who doesn't know what they're talking about.
To the wouldbelibrarian: A lot of people sin. In fact, a majority of people at times don't realise that they do sin. So why target this kind of sin? There are people that do a lot worse than this. Yes, I come from a Christian family that's against g.ays because of that. But still, being against g.ays isn't right. And if you ise a religious point of view, it still doesn't make a difference. If people target them because it's a sin, the might as well target every other sinner on Earth.
Religion shouldn't even be apart of this conversation. Legalizing g.ay marriage has to deal with GOVERNMENT. We're supposed to keep church and state separate. If two people of the same gender want to get married, then what is the problem? It's their lives. They don't even have to get married in a church! It's not fair that two people who LOVE each other can't share the same benefits (health care and etc) just because of their body parts. Every American should have the same rights!
EXACTLY! We are all individuals that can make decisions. We do not live in a communist country. And if two people love each other, then no one should say anything about it. The govenrment shouldn't be banning g.ay marriage because that takes away their rights to be married. People need to accept the fact that times are changing. We live in a whole new era and change will happen if people like it or not.
It really doesn't have to deal with religion, although religion does play a big role in how some people feel about g.ay marriage. It depends on how you define marriage. If you define marriage as I do, which is as a bond between a man and a women, then g.ay marriage is wrong simply because it does not follow those guidelines. And for anyone who is reading this, I don't think being g.ay is a sin, although I believe the act of expressing it is.
Thank you, Aspel, for pointing that out! I get so iritated by people using religion to control other people, it is so arrogent and bigoted. And people in the U.S. say we have freedoms, such as religion, but we don't. If we did, we would have separation of church and state. Not all religious people are like this, but most of them I see need to get their acts together.
Coming from a strict catholic family who believes everything different is a sin against god, I'm still gonna have to side with the lgbt community. There is nothing wrong with loving someone, even if they are the same gender. How come my parents were allowed to get married when they hated each other but two people of the same gender that love each other can't. No one has a right to prevent people from being in love, and the religion argument makes me roll my eyes every time. Not everyone in the world is religious and the ones that are don't practice the same universal religion. Has anyone ever asked god what he thinks about same gender marriage? Didn't think so, they just interpret it with how they want. A good christian doesn't discriminate against anyone for any reason, yet so many people are discriminating against gays. One of my best friends is gay, and we've had to resort to fists to many times to count to prevent him from getting his as.s kicked by homophobes. It's not right.
Coming from a strict ca.tholic family who believes everything different is a sin against god, I'm still gonna have to side with the lgbt community. There is nothing wrong with loving someone, even if they are the same gender. How come my parents were allowed to get married when they hate each other but two people of the same gender that love each other can't. No one has a right to prevent people from being in love, and the religion argument makes me roll my eyes every time. Not everyone in the world is religious and the ones that are don't practice the same universal religion. Has anyone ever asked god what he thinks about same gender marriage? Didn't think so, they just interpret it with how they want. A good christian doesn't discriminate against anyone for any reason, yet so many people are discriminating against g.ays. One of my best friends is g.ay, and we've had to resort to fists to many times to count to prevent him from getting his as.s kicked by hom.ophobes. It's not right.
Sorla you said and I quote "has anyone ever asked God what he thinks about same gender marriage?" it's evident what he thinks since he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because it, so no God does not support it, because his word never changes. However I didn't come to debate with you, don't you guys know that Obama legalized gay marriage everywhere? (which I don't support) so its not just in Ohio, but in every state.
Sorla you said and I quote, "Has anyone ever asked God what he thinks about same gender marriage?" It's evident that he doesn't like it the mere fact that he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, because of it, also he says it is an abomination in his sight, and since He never changes His word, it still stands. I'm surprised that you haven't come across any of that. And also gay and racism are totally different, being black or white is because of birth, but being gay is a preference (no religion). Just to finish, you are supposed to target the sin not the person, thats what God does he say a homosexual and a liar will go to hell because sin is sin. However I didn't come to debate any with you (at least not unless I had to lol), I came to say that Obama legalized gay marriage everywhere. (which I do not support, at all)
Ugh, your post didn't show up, Kenrichi. I'm getting real sick of this censoring thing. We are mature enough to use language freely.
I think that's something we can forever agree on lol. But Obama legalized g..ay marriage everywhere. (I will say the other stuff in smaller quantities if I can remember it.)
I give, I don't know which words that need to be censored. Sorla, God did say that it was an abomination. Osalvado, man thinks that a certain s.in is greater then another, but to God s.in is si.n
But who cares what god thinks other then religious people. Just because some people are religious doesn't mean laws have to be made that limit other's rights to accommodate the bible. That makes no sense. Why would god think something he created is a sin?
Sorry I also meant to say I didn't come to debate. But I will if you want. God made Adam and Eve notnAdam and Steve, in other words he made man for woman and vice-vera not man for man and woman for woman. And I was merely answering your question and the other person question, it was a little bit differently the first time;however as you know it wouldn't post.