quote:Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:
SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.
THE CONCEPT OF DEFINING WHO CAN MARRY EACH OTHER BASED ON GENDER IS "OPPRESSION"?
You finally got something straight. Yes, a benefit that is afforded one group of people to the exclusion of another based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, or disability is illegal discimination, and therefore oppression.
BTW, it's also unconstitutional.
quote:I want to marry 2 woman AND a man. All 4 of us want to live in peace and they all want to make use of my jobs healthcare coverage for married partners.
Healthcare coverage has nothing to do with anything. Insurance companies set their own policies. No one has a constitutional right to healthcare. They should, but they don't.
quote:USING YOUR BASIS - why should the 4 of us continue to be OPPRESSED?
What does this mean? You make it sound as if the victims of oppression have a choice about being oppressed. I hope that is not what you are saying, because if it is you are totaly unclear on the concept.
quote:Where did the concept of 2 people IN A MARRIAGE come from?
That's a good question, since it's not that common a practice. Where do you think it came from? The Bible? There are a number of Old Testament figures that had more than one wife, including Noah. That's interesting, since Judeism and Christianity are the only religions that publically denounce polygamy.
But this is about homosexuality, not polygamy. Stay on the topic.
quote:The real problem that You all have is that you are unable to cast anything that looks like JUDGEMENT to you.
How is that the real problem? It comes right back to you. The real problem that you have is that you are unable to do anything but cast judgment. Who put you in charge? And why wan't I invited to the meeting?
quote:So many of you on this board are so used to doing what YOU think is EXPANDING LIBERTIES OF PEOPLE.
No, it's called recognizing liberties of people. Expanding gives the impression that we're trying to give them something. Liberties are God given. People like you just fail to recognize that sometimes.
quote:You can't bring yourself to be accountable for the PROBLEMS that your LIBERAL SOCIAL NORMS create.
What problems are you talking about here? I do mean specifically in regards to gay marriage. Don't go swinging off on a tangent.
quote:Instead you begin to say "The government has failed to respond to this increase in problems. THey are at fault" (ie: Not handing out condoms to prevent AIDS, not paying for abortions, not offering needle exchange programs, etc).
Sigh... too late.