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Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

If gay marriage is legal, then polygamy should be legalized as well. Two brothers must also be allowed to be married.

In fact, someone should be allowed to marry an inanimate object if they want. After all, there are people who were "born that way"

End discrimination.

Anyone can many anyone or anything!

IndependentLiberal
Salt Lake City, UT

This old man has seen both sides of this issue over a life time and in many situations. Military, during the draft, college in the sixties, and have concluded that there no moral, or legal justification for the continuation of separate but equal doctrine! I never thought I would never get to see open Gay marriage, and now, it looks like I just might have the privilege!!

college sports fan
Alpine, UT

It makes no sense whatsoever to shift the definition of child-conception and child-rearing out of marriage and just trashing the whole outfit and declaring it a creation sustained by romantic love. To do such cheapeans the institution even moreso than 1960s “progressive” have already accomplished.

Pack
Layton, Utah

Even if a law is passed that makes same gender marriage legal in the whole country, it won't change the fact that sexual relations between two people of the same gender is wrong, just as sexual relations between two people of the opposite gender who are not married is wrong. God will not be mocked. Sex and love are not the same thing. People love their parents, children, and pets, but they don't have sex with them(unless they are deviates). Sexual expression is a choice even if sexual attraction may not be. If two people of the same gender want the same legal rights as married people, that's another issue, but marriage is between one man and one woman.

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

Pack,

Do you only think of homosexuals in a physical context? Do you not think that any couple who wants to declare their commitment to each other has something other than the act of sex on their minds? If it were only about sex, there would be no need to marry.

Do you doubt that they love each other in an emotional sense? When (If) you married, was it all about the act or was there something deeper in your vows?

Try and separate in your mind the physical act from gay couples that want to marry. They are just like other couples, with emotions, commitments, and desires to have the same benefits and responsibilities that every other couple that marries enjoys.

You seem to be very stunted in your idea of who and what gays are. Broaden your horizons.

the truth
Holladay, UT

A law must apply to all equally.

To be unconstitutional it must be shown that it is not being applied to all equally,

AND you must be able equate homosexuality to race or gender.

Neither part has been shown.

In fact in virtually all cases of homosexuality where the person lives the lifestyle, it can be shown that that person was recruited into the lifestyle,

well atleast when the person is completely honest.

Gays tend to see gayness in everything and everyone, and that is used as a major recruiting tool.

There has never been shown to be genetic link.

When you pass forbidden lines, like enertaining homosexual thoughts, it creats paths of acceptablity, the same as pedophilia or incest or beastiality, in your brain that are virtually impossible to un do even with intense psychotherapy. The human sex drive is very powerful.

amazondoc
USA, TN

@the truth --

"in virtually all cases of homosexuality where the person lives the lifestyle, it can be shown that that person was recruited into the lifestyle"

Homosexuals aren't "recruited" any more than heterosexuals are.

"There has never been shown to be genetic link."

That isn't quite true. In fact, there is a proven genetic linkage with homosexual behaviors in at least one non-human species. And, in humans, there has been shown to be a higher percentage of homosexuality in the relations of homosexual men than in a non-related population, which appears to be inherited through the maternal line (see research by Hamer for details).

In addition, there are physical differences in the brains of homosexual men compared to homosexual men, especially in the hypothalamus. And women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ("congenital" = born with it) have a very high rate of lesbianism. So, in fact, there are several known biological links with homosexuality.

@Chris B --

"If gay marriage is legal, then polygamy should be legalized"

You keep saying this, but that won't make it true. You've already been shown several reasons **why** it isn't true. Ignoring those reasons won't make them go away.

amazondoc
USA, TN

@the truth --

"in virtually all cases of homosexuality where the person lives the lifestyle, it can be shown that that person was recruited into the lifestyle"

Homosexuals aren't "recruited" any more than heterosexuals are. And homosexuals are "addicts" in exactly the same ways that heterosexuals are.

"There has never been shown to be genetic link."

That isn't quite true. In fact, there is a proven genetic linkage with homosexual behaviors in at least one non-human species. And, in humans, there has been shown to be a higher percentage of homosexuality in the relations of homosexual men than in a non-related population, which appears to be inherited through the maternal line (see research by Hamer for details).

In addition, there are physical differences in the brains of homosexual men compared to homosexual men, especially in the hypothalamus. And women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ("congenital" = born with it) have a very high rate of lesbianism. So, in fact, there are several known biological links with homosexuality.

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