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Do you think gay marriage will ever be legal in North Dakota?

  1. Yes
  2. No
 
 
 
 
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The1RugbyReader

Feb-17-14 6:18 AM

Why would it not be?

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EarlyBird

Feb-17-14 7:55 AM

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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GoInPeace

Feb-17-14 8:35 AM

Yes it will. animal would be proud of the way the MDN Spelled marriage.Cant knock em .Goinpeace

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BillGarr2016

Feb-17-14 8:36 AM

I see the same ignorant Santorum minions have already made the leap to **********. Any chance for intelligent debate just flew out the window.

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BillGarr2016

Feb-17-14 8:40 AM

'marraige'???

I knew landslide14 was the weekend editor for the MDN.

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muleskinner

Feb-17-14 9:35 AM

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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MattRothchild

Feb-17-14 9:37 AM

I wanted to answer "maybe".

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MattRothchild

Feb-17-14 9:38 AM

And could we all stop pretending that the government has the rightful authority to oversee the instititon of marriage?

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BillGarr2016

Feb-17-14 10:19 AM

"Am I wrong?"

Of course you are. You are comparing gay marriage to marrying an animal.

"If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters."

Anita Bryant

"If gay marriage is legal, things like marrying animals, bigamy and incest must also be legal."

Rick Santorum

"Gay people are like NAMBLA and besti ality enthusiasts"

Dr. Ben Carson

"Then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?"

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

I've said it before...... Republicans have the dirtiest minds.

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spiesd

Feb-17-14 10:29 AM

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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francoinVEGAS

Feb-17-14 11:12 AM

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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BillGarr2016

Feb-17-14 11:33 AM

Krolls? I highly doubt your story is true.

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muleskinner

Feb-17-14 11:46 AM

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?

Am I wrong?

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keyzgirl62

Feb-17-14 1:10 PM

I'm surprised at the split vote!

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TheDiogenist

Feb-17-14 2:13 PM

"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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TheDiogenist

Feb-17-14 2:50 PM

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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TheDiogenist

Feb-17-14 3:41 PM

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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locomotive

Feb-17-14 3:50 PM

"...encouraging barely literate mental cases to vote..."

The cases come in all political stripes, by the way.

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locomotive

Feb-17-14 4:02 PM

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.)

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Jecoope

Feb-17-14 4:51 PM

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.

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BillGarr2016

Feb-17-14 5:26 PM

It seems landslide14 has a conflict with his own belief - confirmed in the holy scriptures - that we are all equal in the eyes of God. That includes gay people donnamay.

I hope you keep using Bible-based arguments for a long, long time. It will lose in the courts every single time. We have to use landslide's lack of knowledge to our advantage.

Regardless of religion, you still have to follow the law of the land. Discrimination on any grounds is wrong.

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krten66

Feb-17-14 5:32 PM

landslide2014 -- What do bathrooms have to do with marriage!? Wow.

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AtticusFinch

Feb-17-14 5:39 PM

"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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locomotive

Feb-17-14 7:06 PM

"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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MarkHighwater

Feb-17-14 9:47 PM

I believe what Gaga once said..... My mama told me when I was young We are all born superstars She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on In the glass of her boudoir

There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are She said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe So hold your head up, girl and you'll go far Listen to me when I say

I'm beautiful in my way 'Cause God makes no mistakes I'm on the right track, baby I was BORN THIS WAY!

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