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11-05-2013 21:14 #31Member
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11-05-2013 21:15 #32Senior Member
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But to get back on topic...
I just see a bigger picture here. There are so many other types of relationships that deserve recognition as well (for those that want it, unlike me). And i think demanding marriage rights for gays is very narrow-minded. I think to overhaul the definitions and legal rights of the entire spectrum of adult relationships would be energy much better spent!
I know a beautiful poligamous family - one man and three women (and their four children) where do you think they stand in the eyes of the law?!? And they arent actually religious, so "marriage" isnt what they are seeking anyway. But it would be nice for them to be able to legally formalise their union. As it currently stands in our society, they dont openly admit to their situation (which is sad that they feel they cant). I guess their relationship-type is as distateful to most as homosexuality was not so long ago. But they are such a beautiful and loving family - how are they less worthy than a gay couple or a hetero couple?
Sorry for the rant.
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11-05-2013 22:03 #34
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11-05-2013 22:42 #35
I don't believe that you can be 'practicing a religion..BUT...' for example people who say they are 'catholic BUT' openly support beliefs which are against the teachings of the church.
You're with 'in communion' with the church or you aren't. We all struggle with different elements of church teaching at different points in our lives and I think that it is ok to acknowledge this (e.g. 'I really struggle to understand why the church doesn't allow same sex marriage') but to openly say you disagree with the teaching puts you out of communion with the church.
I've got nothing in particular against civil unions for people in same sex relationships, I believe that is different to a sacramental marriage so I'm a bit 'meh' about it and don't think it is of particular concern to me.
One reason I would be against it though is because the rights of a person or organisation to conscientiously object are quickly eroded once things are legalised in this manner (case in point would be how doctors in Victoria are no longer allowed to conscientiously to abortion even if it conflicts with their personal beleif system).
So I worry that religious ministers will end up being forced to perform these unions or risk legal consequences.
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11-05-2013 22:47 #36
I'm Orthodox and I 100% support gay marriage. Love is love at the end of the day.
12-05-2013 00:11 #37
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12-05-2013 07:35 #39
I can be a catholic and still disagree with its rules. The same way I can be Australian and disagree with its legislations.
12-05-2013 08:03 #40
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