And hey Patriot, yes. They are still bigots. It doesn't matter if it's part of their constitution or how many voted. They are still bigots if they are denying a basic right to a segment of the population.
JonRoss, the concept of marriage has already been redefined many many times. It used to be customary to sell your daughter as property. To have multiple wives. To beat or kill your wife has been acceptable in Christian societies. Again. This is happening. The Supreme Court has ruled that marriage is a basic right. Gay people, being human, have the same rights. Or they will when this ruling comes down. You have no reason to oppose this decision but your own prejudice. There is literally not one single reason outside religion to deny them the same rights you and I have.
Well sure, if you can get the Supreme Court to recognize humping a dog in the middle of the road to be a basic human right. They did, however, recognize marriage as a basic human right many times, the first time in Loving v. Virginia. Until they do recognize dog humping as a basic human right, it would seem a really irrational and kind of stupid comparison to make.
Only stupid people equate homosexuality with pedophilia or bestiality or incest. Surely you can wrap your brain around the concept of this..... gay marriage inherently causes no harm to either partner. The reason most incest, pedophilia, and bestiality typically does not involve consent by both partners. JonRoss, can you make a single comment without using a logical fallacy?
JonRoss, slavery was part of culture and custom for centuries, so tradition and custom do not equal correct and or moral. Poor argument. And if the Supreme Courts had not overturned the will of the people, there would be plenty of places in the south that would still have segregated drinking fountains. A citizen's civil rights do trump states rights, do they not? And if you wanna go along with the will of the people, I am afraid you lose there as well. The U.S. is up to 58% in favor of gay marriage. And growing and an unprecedented rate. This WILL happen. You may as well adjust yourself to it now.
Yes. 52% of Californians ARE bigots. And conservative, enough already. You cannot use bible verses to make laws in the US that affect every adult. Because not every adult is part of your religion, and not every adult believes the bible to be an infallible document inspired by an invisible sky wizard. YOUR religion has no right to impose YOUR morality into our laws, just as orthodox Jews have no right to outlaw bacon. And the Amish cannot force us to live without electricity. When you quote the bible to me, you may as well be quoting Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland.
And again, the bible mentions shrimp being an abomination 4 times more than homosexuality. Should shrimp be outlawed?
Bigotry comes in when you voice the opinion that a group of consenting, adult, tax paying American citizens should not be allowed the same rights as every other consenting adult tax paying American citizen.
Atheists are allowed to legally marry. No god involved. Therefore, god has no bearing on gays legally marrying. Besides, hetero couples who cannot be "fruitful and multiply" can legally marry. Your argument is invalid.
Aaaaaaand Joneses just showed us what it's like to be a true christian.
Seriously, keep up the bible quotin'. It really drives a reasonable, logical debate. Totally.