But Gay Marriage is not a right Marriage itself is a religious ceremony... I doubt gay people could be religious anyway...
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You can fill the god-shaped-hole in you with another man's cock?
12/6/2006 11:20:26 PM
Marriage, in the United States, is not a religious ceremony. It is a binding civil legal agreement.
12/6/2006 11:56:03 PM
There are lots of gay Christians. I have no idea why, but there are. I have even known some.
Oh, and a
is often a religious ceremony (though it doesn't have to be), but
is a government-acknowledge legal status.
12/7/2006 12:06:25 AM
"Marriage itself is a religious ceremony"
I got married in a courtroom in front of a judge.
8/9/2011 9:26:20 AM
In our society it is the State that decides who can and cannot be married, not the church. The State merely gives the power to churches to officate at the ceremony,. It can also be taken away. You are a dumbass.
8/9/2011 10:01:34 AM
Marriage itself is a religious ceremony
Nope, totally wrong.
In Germany, it was even forbidden by law since Bismarck's times until some years ago that a religious wedding takes place before the civil marriage. You HAD to go first to the civil registrar. After that, you were free to go to a church. The church is optional. The civil registrar is NOT optional. Doing a religious wedding without a civil marriage was a punishable offense.
The reason for this law: To make absolutely clear that the civil ceremony is the real thing, and that the religious ceremony is nothing but a nice, but nevertheless irrelevant ritual. This law was introduced when the churches became too impertinent and claimed barefaced that only them have the right to marry people, and too many people did a religious marriage and thought wrongly that they were now legally married. Bismarck introduced this law to put the churches back into their place.
8/9/2011 2:14:09 PM
"I doubt gay people could be religious anyway..."
I take it that you have never condescended to actually talk to any gay people, or possibly (gasp) get to know them as human beings.
8/9/2011 2:34:39 PM
Your... Ellipsis license... Has been revoked...
8/9/2011 3:28:01 PM
Mmmkay. First, marriage has some religious basis, perhaps, but that religious basis can be wholly circumvented, and the legal status will remain. At it's core, in today's society, it is a legal contract first. Any religious connotations are added after the fact, if at all. Second, there are plenty of homosexual Christians. And homosexuals of all other faiths. Much as you would like to believe we are soulless fuck machines, we are...brace yourself for it...human beings, too.
8/9/2011 3:37:08 PM
Unfortunately, gays CAN be religious.
And yet you still presume to tell them what they can and can't do.
8/9/2011 3:42:54 PM
No, the marriage is not a religious ceremony. It's a civil union.
6/18/2013 3:59:14 AM
If I was Gay I would take that as a compliment. What you're actually saying is that gays are far too intelligent to be religious.
6/18/2013 4:01:26 AM