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Same sex marriage - Equality or Not for gay people?


Ireland recently voted 68% to 32% by referendum to allow same sex marriage, the first country in the world to do so. Is this true democracy at work? How do you view the decision - is it good for a whole country to be given the chance to vote on such a controversial subject?

 

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    Aime (Aime F) 2 years ago

    Totally agree.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Sources for your claims? Also generalising an entire population on the actions of some...not clever - a great many gay people are in long term monog relationships. Also - seperate but equal is NOT equal. One is always viewed lesser.

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    teamrn 2 years ago

    I care not for what religious leaders or politicians think. You seem to feel because I'm not for gays calling themselves MARRIED, that I'm against equal rights. Not so. Just don't call the RELATIONSHIP a 'marriage' Be creative: a UNION? COMMITMENT?.


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    teamrn 2 years ago

    It was once said, 'a compromise isn't real unless it leaves both parties feel like they've 'given up something.' Legally, I must cater your wedding; Religiously, I must give up the meaning of my marriage vows? Where is there compromise here?


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    teamrn 2 years ago

    Paula, "WHY R U bent on verbiage? " I AM. Why would you deny me choice when it doesn't harm you?

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Except 'equal but seperate' isn't equal. Similar arguments were used when giving African Americans the same rights to white Americans. Do we really want to go there again? I'm not having a go - I'm just pointing it out


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