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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Last time I checked, I wasn't the federal parliament. I don't have the right.
    I do, however, have the right to vote for what I believe is right. As you correctly say, "we are, after all, living in a democracy". Are you saying that I am not entitled to an opinion?
    No, and thankfully may I say.
    Of course you are entitled to an opinion, and I am entitled to challenge it
    You may not be standing in the way but it opinions such as those you hold that stand in the way. May I ask, are you a practicing Christian? The reason I ask is I am yet to find or meet someone who is opposed to same-sex marriage who does so not religious grounds. (Apologies if this is not the case!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
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    2. The law made by the parliament. Who is voted in by the people.
    3. No. It is according to the law.
    So when the law changes, you will agree with it?

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    Default Tasmanian Lower Houses passes same-sex marriage laws

    For people who are opposed to same sex marriage - what are you afraid will happen??

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    So when the law changes, you will agree with it?
    No.

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    Default Tasmanian Lower Houses passes same-sex marriage laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    For people who are opposed to same sex marriage - what are you afraid will happen??
    They might catch being gay

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    May I ask, are you a practicing Christian? The reason I ask is I am yet to find or meet someone who is opposed to same-sex marriage who does so not religious grounds. (Apologies if this is not the case!)
    Oh oh oh, I know one, but he is homophobic. I am talking about someone outside this forum, but I am just saying this person openly dislikes homosexuality...and is not christian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    No.
    Why? You keep referring to the law and to the parliament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    No.
    So why are you so vocal about it? I mean if there was a law to be introduced that made no affect to my life or anyone close to me (I don't have any close gay friends) and it didn't adversely impact others it wouldn't bother me. For example if a law was introduced that changed how CentreLink payments were made and it didn't adversely impact anyone it would be a non-issue to me. I wouldn't be over thinking it or posting on forums about it, I'd just get on with my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    For people who are opposed to same sex marriage - what are you afraid will happen??
    I guess that it is a direct question to me, as I am the only person to post the non Bubhub lines.

    Afraid would not be the correct word. One of my main concerns is the 'slippery slope' that may ensue. Polygamy has already been discussed by some groups as the next step once legislation passes. After that, who knows what will be next.

    As I have said before. I have no problem with civil unions. But marriage does not need to be redefined.

    A couple of question back at you (or anyone).

    If civil unions are recognised, and homosexuals are given the exact same legal rights and protections as heterosexual couples, why is that not good enough?
    Why does the word marriage have to be used? Why is this word so important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    If civil unions are recognised, and homosexuals are given the exact same legal rights and protections as heterosexual couples, why is that not good enough?
    Why does the word marriage have to be used? Why is this word so important?
    Because 'marriage' is the term we have given to couples who have made a legal bond together. Why do we need a new term when we have a perfectly good one that just needs tweaking?


 
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