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    I guess I'm a traditionalist.
    I have no problem with homosexual couple have the same legal protections as married couples, nor do I have a problem with civil unions. I just don't think that the definition of marriage needs to be changed.

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    Woooooo!!

    Great news.

    Even though I myself will never have the desire to get married - I think this is awesome.

    I'm sure our children will look back at history and think it completely ridiculous that it was even an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    I guess I'm a traditionalist.
    I have no problem with homosexual couple have the same legal protections as married couples, nor do I have a problem with civil unions. I just don't think that the definition of marriage needs to be changed.
    The fact that daughters no longer get sold for cattle and pieces of silver means the definition of 'marriage' has already been changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    The fact that daughters no longer get sold for cattle and pieces of silver means the definition of 'marriage' has already been changed.
    Not sure what definition of marriage you are using.

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    Default Tasmanian Lower Houses passes same-sex marriage laws

    But the point of marriage has changed- women are no longer property of men, which is what the marriage contract used to be about- so why not the definition to accommodate other social changes?

    Also, wiki defines marriage as:

    Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but is usually an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.

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    Default Tasmanian Lower Houses passes same-sex marriage laws

    So happy that Tassie is leading the way on this. I love being married and want everyone to be able to experience it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    I guess I'm a traditionalist.
    I have no problem with homosexual couple have the same legal protections as married couples, nor do I have a problem with civil unions. I just don't think that the definition of marriage needs to be changed.
    You can still be traditional as much as you like.
    And you can have your views on marriage, you don't have to marry a man... Promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post
    Not sure what definition of marriage you are using.
    an old traditional one

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    not to get into a deeply heated debate ..

    lets pause for a minute and think how much this could mean for tassie... thinking from a business perspective - they could make a FORTUNE in tourism .. couples will fly in from EVERYWHERE to get married down there ... nawwwwwwwww

    its already a gorgeous place . .. stunning scenery ... imagine the weddings!!

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    Default Tasmanian Lower Houses passes same-sex marriage laws

    Go Tassie!
    Almost enough incentive to make me move there ;-) almost

    But hopefully, if this passes trough Upper House, then some other states will follow. Would be amazing if Campbell Newman stopped following the freaking ACL's desires and started bringing QLD into the 21sr century


 
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