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(Yahoo)   Just when you think the GOP can't any more Derp to the gay marriage bonfire: "Gay couples cannot become accidentally pregnant and thus do not need access to marriage"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 48
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2013-03-04 03:14:51 PM
11 votes:
So the purpose of marriage is to be forced to spend a lifetime with someone just because you accidentally a whole babby?
2013-03-04 04:32:01 PM
6 votes:

Skarekrough: Keep digging an don't forget that chicken.


i48.tinypic.com
2013-03-04 03:42:37 PM
6 votes:
My reaction now almost every time a member of the GOP speaks:
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2013-03-04 03:30:10 PM
6 votes:
Sounds to me like he's arguing that straight couples need access to safe and affordable abortions.
2013-03-04 03:45:01 PM
4 votes:
Surprise preggered, the only reason a devout Christian Republican ever gets married.
2013-03-04 03:29:02 PM
4 votes:
www.examiner.com

"No, but God knows we keep trying."
2013-03-04 04:12:49 PM
3 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: meat0918: And as an aside, wth is with this being tagged Oregon Ducks Football?

The reasoning is foul?


A canard of sorts then?
2013-03-04 03:50:33 PM
3 votes:
This again?

"So what about straight infertile couples?" is always the next question, to which the fundie will state that that is different, because they aren't gay.
2013-03-04 03:23:07 PM
3 votes:
I hope that lawyer is getting paid handsomely for his big bucket of I-got-nothin'.
2013-03-04 03:17:24 PM
3 votes:
I'm sure that makes their children feel so good about themselves.
2013-03-04 04:32:18 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: I'm not really the jealous type.


Horseshiat. You bring it up in every one of these threads.
2013-03-04 04:31:33 PM
2 votes:
 FTFA: The opponents to gay marriage also argue it's possible the public perception of marriage would change if gay couples were allowed to wed, discouraging straight people from marrying.

This is the REAL problem. There's no way men are going to marry those annoying women with their gross vaginas and weird boobs if they have the option of marrying another dude and getting the sweet, sweet man-on-man action! I mean, I'm not even a closet homosexual or anything, and it's completely obvious to me!
2013-03-04 03:56:29 PM
2 votes:
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2013-03-04 03:47:46 PM
2 votes:
Uh, don't good little Christians not have sex before marriage? Accidental pregnancy that results in a couple having to get married shouldn't even be an issue.
2013-03-04 03:46:31 PM
2 votes:

Wyalt Derp: Lesbian couples could become accidentally pregnant. Though it might have to be a pretty bizarre accident.


Splooge grenade!
2013-03-04 03:45:04 PM
2 votes:
"A people should know when they're conquered." -Quintus

Seriously, you guys need to stop.  I almost feel bad for you.  But that hole you're digging, it cannot possibley get any bigger.
2013-03-04 03:43:19 PM
2 votes:
so marry your rapist!
2013-03-04 03:42:58 PM
2 votes:
Today's GOP, ladies and gentlemen! Let's give them a laurel and hardy handshake for being able to tie their own shoes.
2013-03-04 03:33:46 PM
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Sounds to me like he's arguing that straight couples need access to safe and affordable abortions.


It sounds like he's saying divorce should be illegal for couples with children.
2013-03-05 12:56:45 AM
1 votes:
So, the same party that harps on abstinence only is now trying to use some skank getting Bristol'd as the only reason to get married?

It's amazing how quickly the party of family values sells itself out.
2013-03-04 10:11:00 PM
1 votes:

austerity101: serial_crusher: soporific: Let me guess, you're one of those people bitter that married people get perks that you, as a single person, don't get. Sorry, but your argument is fatally flawed for one specific reason - you aren't being legally prevented from entering into marriage. (Assuming you're straight.)

That's basically the equivalent to the "gay people are free to marry somebody of their opposite gender" argument, which most of us can agree is ridiculous.

It's absolutely not that and you know it.  Are you saying that you should enjoy the interpersonal benefits of a system while not actually having any interpersonal connections, being a single person?  That makes no sense.


The interpersonal connections shouldn't need to be there.
Reference my earlier example about child tax credits. Those are about the relationship between the adult and child. Relationship with a 3rd person shouldn't factor into it.
Or inheritance taxes. Take these three scenarios.
1) straight couple is married, husband dies. Wife inherits everything tax free.
2) gay couple is "married" but not legally. Working spouse dies and the other gets screwed by having to pay inheritance tax.
3) man has two wives. Dies and wants to leave his estate to both wives to split evenly. One of them (to whom he's legally married) gets her half tax free. The other one has to pay taxes.
4) old man is unmarried, wants to leave his money to the nice young nurse who cared for him and is struggling to make her way through college while supporting 2 kids. She pays inheritance taxes.

How many of those inequities does legally endorsed gay marriage fix? Just one.
Repealing estate tax altogether would solve all of them.

I just don't get how you can argue that all these benefits need to be tied to something as esoteric and irrelevant as a sexual relationship, but at the same time act like its unjust to make an irrelevant distinction between certain types of sexual relationships.
2013-03-04 07:30:25 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: There is no law preventing homosexuals from getting married. All a gay man has to do is find a woman to marry. Lesbians can do the same. David Crosby is ready and standing by with a 55 gallon drum of jerk sauce to help out any way he can.


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2013-03-04 05:56:34 PM
1 votes:

violetvolume: Old story is old.


Yeah, ancient...

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court last week, the Obama administration slammed the unusual legal argument now key in the movement against gay marriage: that gay couples cannot become accidentally pregnant and thus do not need access to marriage.

Wonder when this piece of epic history was actually written...

By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Ticket - 12 hrs ago

Wow, 12 hours. I can't believe they greened such a bit of old news...
2013-03-04 05:52:35 PM
1 votes:
Can someone please explain to me why the GOP gives a shiat about this?

The only difference I see between gay and straight marriage are:

1) the adjective describing the marriage
2) 2 penises/vaginas as opposed to 1 of each.

That's it. They work hard, they pay taxes, they are American citizens, they should be given equal protection under the law. Equal EVERYTHING, for that matter.

As far as any societal impact goes, nobody who has intelligence cares what gays do behind closed doors. It is none of your God damned business. Stop being an asshole.
2013-03-04 05:43:24 PM
1 votes:
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2013-03-04 05:15:28 PM
1 votes:

alienated: In other news, SE Cupp has pulled out of cpac

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/se-cupp-on-cpac-gay-right_n _2 806373.html  . So, not all of the gop are completely clueless


I want to pull out of S.E. Cupp.......... but not immediately.
2013-03-04 05:10:33 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: No I misread it.  Mea culpa.  I guess that's what happens when a Farker supports the party of Rape, Homophobia, and Theofascism, I kinda got assume that it's a package deal since there is so much wrong in the GOP I can only assume that you support all of it because so many planks of their platform by themselves should be enough to drive sane people away.


He's mentioned before that the only reason why he's no longer a homophobe is because his sister came out. You know, "The only moral abortion is my abortion" syndrome. So, yeah, you're not exactly wrong. :P
2013-03-04 04:51:22 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: And as an aside, wth is with this being tagged Oregon Ducks Football?

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Aren't their uniforms kinda gay?
2013-03-04 04:41:34 PM
1 votes:
Reposted for relevance...

Top Ten Reasons to Make Gay Marriage Illegal

01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all like many of the principles on which this great country was founded; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of marriages like Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
2013-03-04 04:39:37 PM
1 votes:

Hack Patooey: Give it up, GOP.  History is being made, and you are on the wrong side of it.   You need to realize it before you become a footnote.


Nonsense.  I say double down.

Common sense is for quitters.
2013-03-04 04:21:53 PM
1 votes:

thatboyoverthere: Wyalt Derp: Lesbian couples could become accidentally pregnant. Though it might have to be a pretty bizarre accident.

I could be a couple of bisexual women that decide to being a man into it once in a while..... Sorry what was I saying?


Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
2013-03-04 04:15:39 PM
1 votes:
So, christians believe you only get married when you knock up your 13 year old cousin?

That explains a lot
2013-03-04 04:14:42 PM
1 votes:
Gay woman raped and becomes pregnant?  Done, your argument is OVER!  DOMA loses...
2013-03-04 04:14:38 PM
1 votes:

thatboyoverthere: I could be a couple of bisexual women


That's a hell of a super power.
2013-03-04 04:07:55 PM
1 votes:
And as an aside, wth is with this being tagged Oregon Ducks Football?

i457.photobucket.com
2013-03-04 04:03:50 PM
1 votes:

Zasteva: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 750x737]


that pic gives me a semi. First lil skully is all "YES!" and then it thinks about it and it's all "OK MAYBE!"
2013-03-04 04:01:48 PM
1 votes:

ThreadSinger: kid_icarus: I'm always a little confused on how their arguments against gay marriage invoke the "children" angle so much. Since when has bearing children ever factored into legal marriage for  anyone?I have a female friend who lost her ability to bear children when she was very young. Should she similarly be banned from marrying?

I've known people, up here in Ontario, for whom the answer would be a reluctant yes, weighted by a occasional "well, God might provide a miracle, so I guess it's ok?"


Upon which the proper response is: a miracle could make a man pregnant.  Why put limits on God?
2013-03-04 04:01:20 PM
1 votes:
Republicaned or republicanned?  Hard A or Soft A.  Maybe we should enable voting.
2013-03-04 03:57:06 PM
1 votes:

kid_icarus: I'm always a little confused on how their arguments against gay marriage invoke the "children" angle so much. Since when has bearing children ever factored into legal marriage for  anyone?I have a female friend who lost her ability to bear children when she was very young. Should she similarly be banned from marrying?


The best part about people making these arguments is that there's usually a "We need more white babies" utterance just underneath the surface, lying in wait. Say the right key words and you'll get it.
2013-03-04 03:55:21 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: Endive Wombat: My reaction now almost every time a member of the GOP speaks:
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You can also use that as the default reaction of GOPers when you make a point that destroys their argument.  So it goes both ways.



Point of Order! GOPers don't admit their wrong.
2013-03-04 03:54:35 PM
1 votes:

cman: Its a friggin contract, guys. You dont have to have the wedding in your damn church. Why does it matter to you when two people wish to enter into a contract deal?




Because if we let gays enter into a social contract, it's like saying they are people.

Also it's a fantastic wedge issue to get the rubes all fired up!
2013-03-04 03:51:38 PM
1 votes:
So let's mandate fertility tests once a year, and those who fail don't get to marry or if already married are forced to divorce if they don't have biological minor children.

/just taking this derp to its logical conclusion
2013-03-04 03:50:57 PM
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: On a similar note, what can I do to get these idiots to pay me money, since neither intelligence nor experience in Law seems necessary.


Write a book.

Some right-wing magazine/website will buy a few dozen pallets of copies of the book to give to new subscribers and you'll be on the New York Times best-sellers list for a week or two.
2013-03-04 03:43:55 PM
1 votes:
Lesbian couples could become accidentally pregnant. Though it might have to be a pretty bizarre accident.
2013-03-04 03:35:46 PM
1 votes:
#9 is the WINNAR!!!

Well done, Eddie Adams... well done!
2013-03-04 03:34:23 PM
1 votes:
Yes Yes Yes! Couples who are unable to have children, whether biologically or old should not be allowed to marry. They cannot form stable family units or naturally produce offspring.

"Only a man and a woman can beget a child together without advance planning, which means that opposite-sex couples have a unique tendency to produce unplanned and unintended offspring,"

"...the state's interest in responsible procreation and childrearing.


Doesn't sound like very responsible procreation to me
2013-03-04 03:27:32 PM
1 votes:
WE GOT NUTHIN' !
2013-03-04 03:25:58 PM
1 votes:
This is how stupid you sound when you attempt to defend the indefensible.
 
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