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2013-03-18 03:35:32 PM  
Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.
 
2013-03-18 03:39:41 PM  

maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.


I agree. My best friend is gay, and he faces ridicule and teasing all the time. He worries about his future, and whether he will ever be able to get married without having to move to specific states and places.
 
2013-03-18 03:41:47 PM  

maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.


Exactly.  The only question the government should ask is "Is everyone above the age of consent?"  If yes then marry.
 
2013-03-18 04:14:40 PM  
And the numbers increase every year.

And the same people opposing it hate Mexicans, blacks, women, and any religion that isn't Christian.
 
2013-03-18 04:17:30 PM  
But gay marriage is going to ruin the sanctity of traditional marriage! Newt Gingrich told me so.
 
2013-03-18 04:21:44 PM  
So we're about 3 years away from the right wing claiming they were the pioneers all along and blaming liberals for waiting so long to make it the law of the land.
 
2013-03-18 04:27:07 PM  
Net favoring legal over illegal now +22; support disproportionate among Democrats, Liberals, Women, the young, the more heavily educated, the rich, the Northeast, and the religiously unaffiliated,

A more surprising finding is (technical) majority support in the South.
 
2013-03-18 04:43:44 PM  
I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.
 
2013-03-18 04:45:18 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.


Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.
 
2013-03-18 04:50:09 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.

Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.


Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times
 
2013-03-18 04:59:41 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.

Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.

Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times


I wonder how many people who use that argument would approve of a gay man marrying their daughter.
 
2013-03-18 05:42:59 PM  

BunkoSquad: So we're about 3 years away from the right wing claiming they were the pioneers all along and blaming liberals for waiting so long to make it the law of the land.


Basically.
 
2013-03-18 05:43:51 PM  
Yeah, but it's still only just a bit over half the population, so let's not go start sucking each other's dicks just yet.
 
2013-03-18 05:46:46 PM  

DamnYankees: BunkoSquad: So we're about 3 years away from the right wing claiming they were the pioneers all along and blaming liberals for waiting so long to make it the law of the land.

Basically.


And about 300 from the Catholics saying they never taught against it and it was only mistaken priests and misinterpretation of what the Church really taught that caused the trouble.

/came out during the Reagan years - never thought I'd see the day.
//gay-bashing was expected, at least I wasn't raped or killed
///anyone who thinks I'm unnatural can fark right off
 
2013-03-18 05:51:31 PM  
"We must destroy the myths, once and for all, shatter them. We must continue to speak out. And, most importantly, most importantly, every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends, if indeed they are your friends. You must tell your neighbors. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once and for all."
 
2013-03-18 06:09:21 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I wonder how many people who use that argument would approve of a gay man marrying their daughter.


I won't have my daughter bring a gay man into my house until after I've straightened up a bit! And color coordinated my living room...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-wont-have-my-daughter-bringing-a -bl ack-man-into,17246/
 
2013-03-18 06:09:57 PM  
fark prejudice against gays.  That issue is so over with.

What makes me madder than hell is the unrelenting hatred and ignorance these liberal media outlets have for color blind people.

Why in 2013 would any major news publication release graphs that are impossible to distinguish due to using red/green hues?

Simple.  Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.

IT HAS TO STOP.  IT HAS TO STOP NOW.
 
2013-03-18 06:10:52 PM  

maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.


Why do you hate marriages performed by justices of the peace?
 
2013-03-18 06:12:24 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times


The first time I heard the special rights argument, I assumed that I was being trolled. Now I realize that it's just that the people making the argument are, themselves, somewhat "special".
 
2013-03-18 06:12:38 PM  
30% will never support it simply because Democrats do. Sadly they also control the House.
 
2013-03-18 06:12:43 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.


Color blindness is a choice!

Pray the gray away!

Heathen
 
2013-03-18 06:13:21 PM  

maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.


As long as you are legally capable of consenting to a contract (so no ducks or whatever that stupid argument is), yup.
 
2013-03-18 06:13:31 PM  
"Marriage shall be defined as a civil contract between two consenting, human adults. Any state wishing to write something different shall be bombed." ~28th Amendment to the US Constitution
 
2013-03-18 06:13:41 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lionel Mandrake: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.

Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.

Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times

I wonder how many people who use that argument would approve of a gay man marrying their daughter.


I know who we can ask . . .

http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Bachmann/Parents-Grandparent s. php
 
2013-03-18 06:13:47 PM  
Americans, or Real Americanstm?
 
2013-03-18 06:17:53 PM  
64% now also believe that gay marriage should be a national, not a state-by-state issue. Interesting.

/Fark DOMA
 
2013-03-18 06:17:55 PM  

MrHappyRotter: fark prejudice against gays.  That issue is so over with.

What makes me madder than hell is the unrelenting hatred and ignorance these liberal media outlets have for color blind people.

Why in 2013 would any major news publication release graphs that are impossible to distinguish due to using red/green hues?

Simple.  Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.

IT HAS TO STOP.  IT HAS TO STOP NOW.


dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-03-18 06:18:20 PM  

abb3w: A more surprising finding is (technical) majority support in the South.


You know in the south we have in our cities (where a LOT of us live) young people, rich people, Democrats, liberals, the religiously unaffiliated, and well educated people (about half of which are also women).

Give us some time to outlive the previous generation and we can turn this place around.  Just stop pointing it out so they don't notice!
 
2013-03-18 06:18:52 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: DamnYankees: BunkoSquad: So we're about 3 years away from the right wing claiming they were the pioneers all along and blaming liberals for waiting so long to make it the law of the land.

Basically.

And about 300 from the Catholics saying they never taught against it and it was only mistaken priests and misinterpretation of what the Church really taught that caused the trouble.

/came out during the Reagan years - never thought I'd see the day.
//gay-bashing was expected, at least I wasn't raped or killed
///anyone who thinks I'm unnatural can fark right off


What if we think you're  supernatural?
 
2013-03-18 06:19:41 PM  
Why should heterosexuals be the only miserable people?
 
2013-03-18 06:19:43 PM  
That's great, but so what? Only a truly sick society would let the majority decide what's right and wrong.
 
2013-03-18 06:21:58 PM  

MrEricSir: That's great, but so what? Only a truly sick society would let the majority decide what's right and wrong.


Yes, everyone should have equal rights regardless. Unfortunately, things never work out that way.
 
2013-03-18 06:25:53 PM  

MrHappyRotter: fark prejudice against gays.  That issue is so over with.

What makes me madder than hell is the unrelenting hatred and ignorance these liberal media outlets have for color blind people.

Why in 2013 would any major news publication release graphs that are impossible to distinguish due to using red/green hues?

Simple.  Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.

IT HAS TO STOP.  IT HAS TO STOP NOW.



You'll get over it.
 
2013-03-18 06:29:25 PM  
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.


Boils down to it: marriage equality is about freedom of religion and equal access under the law. Two principles that the Republican Party should be standing up for. This should be a Republican issue. It should have been a while ago. Save for the Religious Right getting their cash into greedy paws, and turning the party into a sham party of "values" that ignores to corruption, and the hypocrisy of their own members, but screams like 1st Graders going "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!" when someone else gets caught doing the SAME damn things that their own have been caught for. Stunningly silent on the sham marriages that some are in, stunningly silent about their own children, their own affairs, and pretending to care that someone that they know is gay, when it comes down to it, they don't. They don't care, because it's only an issue to the same folks who fret that Catholics and Jews might have better sex lives as well. Or pagans. Or Buddhists. Or atheists. Because all they care about is what OTHER people are doing. Rather than focusing on their own damn families.

My Grandma had a term for such folks, and a lot of scathing remarks as a good KC lady, "Nosey Nellies." She had little stomach for folks who decried what they saw from a keyhole. None of you gottverdammt business, unless folks are not consenting, or are getting hurt. You want to limit marriage within YOUR OWN church? Go ahead. Go to town with that. I support that 100%. Please, take care of your own flock. Don't like it? Don't eat it. Worked when you were five, it still works today. Of course the correlary is to never mind what other folks have on their own damn plates. Take care of your own family, and let other folks mind their own. Let Methodists deal with their own issues. Let Catholics do their thing. Let Muslims do their thing. Let Unitarians and Buddhists take care of their own damn business, and stop poking your nose where it isn't needed or wanted.

It's rude. And that is the one sin that Grandma could not abide. You can disagree, you can not recognize such marriages within your own church, but you let other churches and atheists and other faiths decide on their own as well. You don't know how to tell your kids that someone got married at a church you don't attend? That is none of my damn business. It's not really my concern.

Folks need to get over this desire to inject themselves in other folks' lives--especially if you want to cry "FREEEEEDOM" from the top of every tower. Let folks live their lives, and if you don't know how to tell your kids that two women got married, ponder on how you tell them that The Rock is half black, like the President. Get over yourselves you cupcakes. Stop looking for everyone else to massage your gottverdammt egos, and censor themselves because you can't join the conversation because it's "icky."

You know what's icky? Not being able to marry someone you love, someone you want to spend your life with, because some busybody who doesn't even attend your church has a problem with it. That's not "icky" that's against our freedom of religion, it's against equal access under the law, and for all the "Great Patriots" who scream about this, ponder on that. You nosy bastiches.
 
2013-03-18 06:30:18 PM  

impaler: MrHappyRotter: fark prejudice against gays.  That issue is so over with.

What makes me madder than hell is the unrelenting hatred and ignorance these liberal media outlets have for color blind people.

Why in 2013 would any major news publication release graphs that are impossible to distinguish due to using red/green hues?

Simple.  Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.

IT HAS TO STOP.  IT HAS TO STOP NOW.

[dl.dropbox.com image 600x797]


I'm assuming its part of the joke that I can see the words in the heart too.

/colorblind
 
2013-03-18 06:32:33 PM  
Q: Do you think LGBT Human Rights should be infringed?
A: No

Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes

Q: Why would we take a step away from that?
 
2013-03-18 06:32:47 PM  

MrHappyRotter: fark prejudice against gays.  That issue is so over with.

What makes me madder than hell is the unrelenting hatred and ignorance these liberal media outlets have for color blind people.

Why in 2013 would any major news publication release graphs that are impossible to distinguish due to using red/green hues?

Simple.  Complete and utter disdain and bigotry against the color blind.

IT HAS TO STOP.  IT HAS TO STOP NOW.


Agreed, I was surprised when I saw that republicans had a strong majority favoring gay marriage. Then I realized that can't be right and noticed the colors were not colors that work with my eyes.
 
2013-03-18 06:35:08 PM  

Car_Ramrod: But gay marriage is going to ruin the sanctity of traditional marriage! Newt Gingrich told me so.


In fact, he tried to protect the sanctity of marriage three times!
 
2013-03-18 06:35:16 PM  

George Walker Bush: Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes


Why? Some of the most stable people I know weren't raised with both their biological parents.

Not that I think you're gonna respond.
 
2013-03-18 06:39:06 PM  

HighOnCraic: maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.

Why do you hate marriages performed by justices of the peace?


I think as a matter of love and companionship that the government needs to keep their collective noses to themselves. One more thing I can not think of very many things I hate other than like child molesters and such.
 
2013-03-18 06:39:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lionel Mandrake: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.

Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.

Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times

I wonder how many people who use that argument would approve of a gay man marrying their daughter.


It would make for a fabulous wedding.


...or the worst cat fight in history.
 
2013-03-18 06:40:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.

As long as you are legally capable of consenting to a contract (so no ducks or whatever that stupid argument is), yup.


Try duck spelled with a f
 
2013-03-18 06:41:33 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: George Walker Bush: Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes

Why? Some of the most stable people I know weren't raised with both their biological parents.

Not that I think you're gonna respond.


Don't you see? It's part of the Gay Agenda to take children away from their straight parents and give em to a gay commune in San Francisco.

Thanks, Homobama.
 
2013-03-18 06:42:04 PM  

George Walker Bush: Q: Do you think LGBT Human Rights should be infringed?
A: No

Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes

Q: Why would we take a step away from that?


I'm not sure if I like this gimmick account, or if it's just annoying.
 
2013-03-18 06:43:19 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: George Walker Bush: Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes

Why? Some of the most stable people I know weren't raised with both their biological parents.

Not that I think you're gonna respond.


That question has nothing at all to do with marriage anyway. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that the purpose of marriage is raising children. It's not.
 
2013-03-18 06:43:33 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lionel Mandrake: I see the party of freedom and personal responsibility still opposes it.

Everyone should be free to worship Jesus the way the GOP tells them too.

Right.  And gay people do have the right to marry.  A gay man can marry a woman any time he want!  See?  There's no difference!  They just want special rights!

/actually heard this used as a serious argument
//many times


Hey, it's worked for the Bachmanns, hasn't it?
 
2013-03-18 06:45:16 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I wonder how many people who use that argument would approve of a gay man marrying their daughter.


Or their girlfriend:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-YCdcnf_P8
 
2013-03-18 06:48:48 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: George Walker Bush: Q: Do you think LGBT Human Rights should be infringed?
A: No

Q: Do you think a child's best opportunity is being raised in a stable household with both biological parents?
A: Yes

Q: Why would we take a step away from that?

I'm not sure if I like this gimmick account, or if it's just annoying.


FARK doesn't have nearly enough trolling gimmick accounts.  I say let's give this kid a chance!
 
2013-03-18 06:50:15 PM  

maxalt: HighOnCraic: maxalt: Personally I think that the government has no business deciding who can marry who. I am straight but if you love someone what the duck does the government have any business sticking their nose in your affairs. Let the people be happy and give couples all the same rights no matter what.

Why do you hate marriages performed by justices of the peace?

I think as a matter of love and companionship that the government needs to keep their collective noses to themselves. One more thing I can not think of very many things I hate other than like child molesters and such.


So what about people who don't want to get married in a church? Are they stuck with relying on ship captains?
 
2013-03-18 06:50:28 PM  

BunkoSquad: So we're about 3 years away from the right wing claiming they were the pioneers all along and blaming liberals for waiting so long to make it the law of the land.


3 years? Nah. I bet they've already written up the narrative to pretend it was conservatives fighting for the rights of LBGTQ all along, in case DOMA is stuck down by the Supreme Court. Just like how the day hours after the election they decided to play the "party of inclusion" to Latinos, and how they fantasize that MLK was a conservative.

Conservatives: perpetually revising history to make themselves look good.
 
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