April 3, 2013

For gay marriage supporters, a small win would still be a win

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(RNS) Supporters of gay marriage rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 as the court heard a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act. RNS photo by Kevin Eckstrom.

(RNS) Supporters of gay marriage rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 as the court heard a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act. RNS photo by Kevin Eckstrom.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Even if the Supreme Court decides historic cases on gay marriage on narrow legal grounds, proponents of gay marriage say a win is still a win.

  • Wayne

    As soon as Prop 8 and DOMA are shot down, you will witness a mass migration of gay couples to the 10 free states, so that they can be married with full federal and state recognition. Those heterosexual brothers and sisters, relatives and friends who now live in the enslavement states will follow them, sick of witnessing christian discrimination in action. Smart businesses will also follow to capitalize on a pool of contented people eager to set down roots. This will cause an economic downturn in the enslavement states and, at that point, faced with high unemployment and being hit in their pocketbook, the Bibles will slam shut and the putrid discriminatory laws will be reversed. Indeed, Bigotry demands a high price!

  • Jesse

    I thought this was one nation under God. How can it be, when there are several people are obviously having relations that are against what we know in the bible. I think they do not believe in the bible because they think that it was written by man, but is the word of God. This tells me, not that they do not believe in God, but that their God is a different God. Christians believe in praying to God, in Jesus name. Gay’s must believe God, but they don’t believe in the bible. So they must pray directly to God.

    Another thing with is wrong is believing that individuals are born gay. Nobody is born gay just like nobody is born straight. Nobody is born liking the opposite gender. Both are learned behaviors. So how can you become a race by deciding to be one. Being gay is not a race of people.

  • tedlick

    Being religious is a choice, sweetie. Why does it special rights?

  • m71f

    “I thought this was one nation under God.”
    Why do you think this? Provide supporting evidence.

    “How can it be, when there are several people are obviously having relations that are against what we know in the bible. I think they do not believe in the bible because they think that it was written by man, but is the word of God.”
    It WAS written by man, actually many men. Please define “word of God”, and provide supporting evidence that a god controlled what they wrote.

    “This tells me, not that they do not believe in God, but that their God is a different God. Christians believe in praying to God, in Jesus name. Gay’s must believe God, but they don’t believe in the bible. So they must pray directly to God.”
    Follow the logic here: why would you pray to a god you do not believe exists??

    “Another thing with is wrong is believing that individuals are born gay. Nobody is born gay just like nobody is born straight. Nobody is born liking the opposite gender. Both are learned behaviors.”
    AGAIN you need to provide supporting evidence!