Why would it not be?
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Depends on how many gay millionaires the oil patch creates. ND Legislatures are for sale or rent to the highest bidders.
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Yes it will. animal would be proud of the way the MDN Spelled marriage.Cant knock em .Goinpeace
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Any potential for intelligent debate left the room on January 20, 2009.
It was numbed to dumb on that day and will remain in the dumb category under the heading of Intelligent Debate and in the dumbest of all column.
Am I wrong?
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I wanted to answer "maybe".
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And could we all stop pretending that the government has the rightful authority to oversee the instititon of marriage?
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I do not think the people of the state will vote in favor of legalization, however, I believe that one of the federal govenment's arms will impose it on us. Either by federal mandated law, judicial ruling or presidential decree.
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I was in Kohl's on Saturday and two guys were kissing while waiting in line, go to the strip in Vegas and you will really be surprise what is going on ???? But this is Vegas and anything goes
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Well, the fox I married looks more like a Playboy Bunny than a vixen, but I digress.
Wouldn't a marriage between two people denote a component which would later exhibit a real possibility of naturally-born offspring?
It does give the word marriage a more legitimate aspect, a more defined and refined perspective in real life terms, compared and contrasted to a legal marriage between Bat Girl and Wonder Woman, would it not?
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I'm surprised at the split vote!
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"And could we all stop pretending that the government has the rightful authority to oversee the instititon of marriage?"
I suppose we can start pretending government doesn't have that oversight, once we ignore all the legal protections, associable policy benefits, and tax privileges currently given that institution. 'Marriage' is basically about property rights, and is duly regulated as such.
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Landslide says: "Stupidity ... has no bounds on earth anymore..."
Which nicely sums up what Landslide has to say, on any given topic.
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Call me unimaginative, but I can't see how removing the restrictions on gays to marry could possibly have any worse an effect on American society than encouraging barely literate mental cases to vote has had.
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"...encouraging barely literate mental cases to vote..."
The cases come in all political stripes, by the way.
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The word "marriage" itself has as its origin the consummative act, the verb itself equaling the noun.
"Figurative use (non-theological) "intimate union, a joining as if by marriage" is from early 15th century."
If "marriage" means the act itself, traditional marriage has, as one of its expected or natural outcomes, the potential of children.
"Gay marriage" is a misnomer, if one considers the word history of "marriage." But words can and do evolve: "gay" is also an example.
What happens between a man and a woman might take on a new word. I've already heard traditionalists referred to as "breeders" by some non-traditionalists. (Hope that's not too risque for this forum.)
ND may be a bit behind the national trend but it's inevitable. Actually I am surprised it's as close to half and half as it is! If "marriage" were solely for those who can reproduce, would that mean that steril men and women cannot marry? It's rediculous to contemplate and to compare to ***********. I grew up believing that America was the place where you could live as you want as long as you don't infringe on the rights of others. Live and let live and start worrying about more important issues.
landslide2014 -- What do bathrooms have to do with marriage!? Wow.
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"Are you pleased when they come and squat on the pisspot???"
In this day and age who uses this kind of language? You are disgusting!
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"If "marriage" were solely for those who can reproduce, would that mean that steril men and women cannot marry?"
Let me be clear: I don't care who gets together, and because words evolve, I won't care anymore if they want to call it "marriage."
I gave the word history of the word "marriage" which originally meant the marriage act, as between a man and a woman. I also said that a "traditional marriage" of a man and a woman "potentially" results in having children, not that it "should" result in having children.
I am still curious: the man and woman in a traditional marriage, who might have babies as a result of that marriage, what will they be called? "Breeders?"
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God, I'm proud my kid is gay.
I would say that there are millions of parents who wake up and say, I really love my child. And they look up and say--- "God made my child and he doesn't make junk" Now on the other hand, he allows people to turn into junk, kinda like Rushslide.
A question for you non Christian folks... where would you be if the Christians had not fought the Crusades to stop the spread of Sharia Law? And even at the current time what would you do to stop the spread of Sharia Law? Or do you want Sharia Law? None of us would be alive if we voiced our opinions like we do that is for sure.
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If you were a black plantation owner with slaves in the Antebellum South, was it ok to own slaves?
White plantation owner, bad, black plantation owner, good.
"According to the federal census of 1830, free blacks owned more than 10,000 slaves in Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. The majority of black slave-owners lived in Louisiana and planted sugar cane."
Not all men are created equal.
Like Abe Lincoln said, 'dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal'.
They are not.
If it is ok to have legal marriages between 2 people of the same sex, then it should be legal to own people too. Both black and white people can be enslaved to eliminate any possibility of racial discrimination and bias towards one group.
It might take an act of Congress, but maybe Obama could issue an executive order and re-establish the slave trade. It would be a boon for Wall Street, so he will probably consider it.
Let's re-legalize, re-open the slave trade and make a killing on the stock market with the SLVE ticker symbol.
Plenty of unemployable people that could fill some positions as indentured servants. They would at least earn their board, be charged for room, be kept in debt and forced to continue their indentured servitude.
Just because they have no worth doesn't mean they don't have value.
The executive branch and legislative branch should consider a law allowing legal gay marriage with legalized slavery attached to the legislation.
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