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Home office taking public comments on gay marriage in UK

Discussion in 'off topic' started by sean99, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    Lots of ugly male prostitutes in Israel?

    Good to know.
  2. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    So treating people with respect is 'fading into a blandness where everyone's the same.'


    Hmmmm, nope can't think of a better reply...
  3. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    I only bet on a certainty. So with politics and newspapers anything is possible.

    Our laws are so complex that what may start out as a small change can lead to profound changes. Like the HRA. We now can't deport preachers of hate nor a criminal because he had a pet.


  4. guey

    guey pfm Member

  5. Still

    Still gyldengourd

  6. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I'm not saying disrespect people, quite the opposite. I think I behave quite modern in my approach to homosexuality - to the point it isn't something I really notice. But when it comes to Marriage, it's for a man and woman.
  7. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    This is just the usual fear-mongering from the rabid right.

    Why? Because god said so...
  8. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Well, for starters, that's not going well, what with a 50% divorce rate is it?.
  9. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Cowardly Bigotry dressed in bland cliches. Are you a god botherer? Or just a homophobe of the secular variety?

    And, most importantly, what on earth do you think gives you the right to dictate other people's choices?
  10. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    No, because I like marriage the way it is, one man one woman. What's wrong with that?
  11. arthur

    arthur Banned

    It's not your choice.

    You and your opinions do not have the right to compel others to adopt your 'standards'.

    Please, tell me, is your 'modern approach' to homosexuality informed by any form of religiousism?
  12. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    It's more than a tad closed minded... and as arthur asked, what gives you the right to decide what others may or may not do?

    Live and let live and all that?

    Where's the harm?
  13. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I'm neither religious or homophobe. We're on a public forum and I joined the debate - I'm just passing an opinion, not going round with placards saying hell damnation!
  14. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Go with Atheism - it`s a non prophet organisation.
  15. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I shouldn't need to justify this but to avoid any confusion: I have plenty of gay friends, I've lived with the same. I have a good friend who is lesbian, I was the first person she came out to because she said I'm non-judgemental and easy to talk to.

    I am not dictating in any way. I just believe Marriage is for a man and woman. I have no problem with anyones sexuality.
  16. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Not religious, fair enough then.

    Not homophobic? yet you wish to prevent marriage between adults because you disapprove?

    You may wish to reconsider.
  17. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    Hmmmm, somehow I kinda doubt that, but ok,

    Defend your opinion, explain why...

    Of course you should, what do your many gay friends think of your views on their right to be legally married?

    You have shared this with them?

    And yet you think anyone that doesn't share your sexuality shouldn't be allowed the same basic rights as yourself...

    You hypocrite!
  18. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    As commented above, I think we should celebrate peoples differences not all try to merge into one. What's the problem with keeping Marriage as it is?

    People don't have to get married. They can be gay. Neither are any of my business.

    I knew it wasn't the popular view but I didn't think it was so controversial.
  19. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    Time for a re-think... perhaps?
  20. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Not at all.

    It will happen that same sex couples can Marry. When it does it will change my life not one iota. And when it does, it won't bother me in the slightest.

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