Ok ok ladies, you are very good at making me see this from your point of view! Maybe I just haven't been around the Hub long enough to understand how you cool kids roll.
I honestly thought Dave was getting ganged up on a bit. I guess it's hard to interpret posts when 90% of communication is non verbal.
Continue with the mass debating....
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11-09-2013 21:35 #265
I should add I haven't read any comments past yours, just to clarify in case you've already been more elaborate
11-09-2013 21:37 #266
I am against people who do not support gay marriage.
11-09-2013 21:39 #267Senior Member
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I haven't read all the replies as there are far too many... I would be here all night lol
I absolutely support same sex marriage. I think it should be a basic right to all, not a privilege to some.
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Ok the OP asked for people's opinions and opinions is what she got. The Op didn't specify that only people who agreed with same sex marriage should ask their opinion. I don't agree with Dave (I also think religion is a croc but that's another thread) but instead of jumping down his throat how about trying to use his posting in a *genuine* attempt to understand his views. Because understanding the opposition is the key to changing the law.
I have a theory on why some people are against same sex marriage. I have come up with it trying to use my parents as the guinea pigs. People who have not been exposed to different things (race, religion, same sex stuff) tend to fear then without knowing what they are about. Because that is what their little social bubble has grown up to believe is the way the world should be. And the only way to combat that is to flood them wih personal stories and the human side of things. So they can see for themselves that they have a lot more in common with the minority group than they thought. My parents weren't the most accepting of different races. Cracked bad jokes and everything. Then I invited some international friends home for dinner (when I was living at my parents) and my parents got talking to my friends hearing all their stories of growing up etc and were fascinated at things they had in common.
Anyway I'm not saying bendover and agree to disagree on something like this. I'm just saying if you are in a role that is actually going to make a difference to the issue of same sex marriage (politician, activist, lobbyist etc) then it may be helpful to the cause to try and understand the opposition... And that will never happen through lobbing snide remarks.
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11-09-2013 21:46 #269
I haven't read the previous 270 odd post, and I'm not about to but, suffice to say, I am for same sex marriage. Firstly because there is absolutely no way that 2 people, who are not in a marriage like relationship with me or my partner in marriage like relationship, can have any negative impact on me. In fact, if people are getting to stand up infront of the ones they love and make a public, legally recognised committment to each other, that makes me feel pretty happy.
I feel really embarrassed that this country is so far behind on this issue and doesn't look like catching up in the forseeable future.
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11-09-2013 21:50 #270
I understand if you think it's wrong etc etc (well I don't - but everyone is entitled to their opinion) but seriously, HOW does it affect you? in what way?
I'll even accept religious answers, I just really want to know what the debate even is?
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