The marriage equality movement is pro-family and pro-marriage. This article is a
perfect example of why same-sex couples need marriage to protect their families.
Hang on Nebraskans, Justice for all Americans is coming, and is coming very,
Good for Nebraska. Hang in there and don't be bullied into giving up your
beliefs and values, as has happened in so many other states. SSM advocates are
often heavy-handed and try to intimidate those who don't share their same
beliefs. It's those types of tactics that I find reprehensible and
appalling. And I have no doubt some of them will jump on my case for
saying even this much. Diversity of opinion is usually unacceptable to the far
left. Heavy handed criticism usually comes quickly.
@ LoconicYou wrote:"And I have no doubt some of them will
jump on my case for saying even this much. Diversity of opinion is usually
unacceptable to the far left."Really? Funny, I don't see it
that way.If you read the article you would see that the underdog are
the LGBT couples who are being discriminated. The heavy handed seems to be the
State of Nebraska.One of my favorite movies is: "The Dark
Crystal" is a children movie in which the villains are very afraid of their
victims. Your comment reminded me of that movie.
@loconic Once again you are the one advocating taking away others
rights making you the argressor not the victim, claiming premetive victim does
not change the facts.
@MtnDewer:"The mother and child will not receive any SS
benefits...from the departed partner, since the child could not be adopted by
the partner... No harm done, right?"Let's change the
scenario... a 95 year old lesbian grandmother wants to marry her 21 year old
(adopted) lesbian granddaughter. The grandmother is on her death bed and wants
to pass her SS benefits to her poor 21 year old granddaughter. They are
married. A month later the grandmother dies. No harm done, right?"A simple marriage license would alleviate all these problems."A simple heterosexual marriage would also alleviate the problem as
well.@USU-Logan:"SSM and interracial marriage are two
different issues, but share many similarities. In the past, they were both
banned by law, rejected by general public..."Did you mean to
include polygamy, incest, and siblings in your list of rejected marriages?"Do you know just in the past 2 years, the number of marriage
equality states has jumped from 6 to 19, and still counting?"Did
you know that in the past year or so, two states have legalized Marijuana, and
more are sure to follow?
What harm does any LBGT marriage do to supposed "traditional marriage"
I just can't see how this type of marriage will hurt anyone. It does
however benefit the family structure and children of those families. I felt
sorry for the families in the article. It is simple bigotry and hatred that the
State of Nebraska is defending. We are seeing how religion in the
middle east is taking the rights and lives of so many people. So much hatred
and intolerance in this world and in our own country is based on religious bias.
@Utefan60It doesn't hurt individuals or other marriages, except
children forced into such a relationship by adoption, it hurts society in
general, and it probably hurts those involved though they will never admit the
truth...@Understands MathMarriage equality is neither
pro-family or pro-marriage. It is selfish and it mocks true marriage. What
they want are the legal rights that come with marriage. Next they will want
those rights without marriage. In fact a gay advocate spoke to large group
saying the real truth is they do not really want marriage, they want do away
with institution of marriage.
@Alfredand your little scenario would be any different if it were a mother
and a son how exactly? this argument on holds water if you then purpose we also
ban heterosexual marriage. @the greater truth there is no
evidence that children by same sex couples suffer any harm and repeating
unsupported claims that it hurst society is not showing evidence to support such
@Tolstoy:"and your little scenario would be any different if it were a
mother and a son how exactly?"Try a mother and two sons. And,
maybe throw in a daughter for good measure."this argument on
(sic) holds water if you then purpose we also ban heterosexual marriage."Why not ban all marriages?
@Alfred wrote: "Try a mother and two sons. And, maybe throw in a daughter
for good measure."You evade Tolstoy's point. You originally
set up a scenario where a non-blood-related grandmother could marry her
granddaughter. Tolstoy wonders what makes that exclusive to same-sex
marriage?But I understand why you didn't address that. Because
you have no argument. All you can do is point to bogeymen: Incest! Polygamy!
Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!"Why not ban all
marriages?"If you want to do that, I recommend that you start a
petition. I won't be signing it, however.
@Loconic"SSM advocates are often heavy-handed and try to intimidate
those who don't share their same beliefs."As opposed to the
site that seeks to institute bans on same-sex marriage? Talk about
Nebraska voters passed a state constitutional amendment in 2000 banning same-sex
marriages, civil unions or even legalized domestic partnerships, and it has
withstood all legal challenges. So this too will fall when They rule
in the Utah Case, since it's the same all or nothing argument.
@LanconicThank you for your courageous words.Someone has
to stand up for bigotry and discrimination! We must rally in
support of the downtrodden majority!