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Published: Thursday, May 10 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT


I agree that if two or three or ten people want to marry each other, they should be able to as long as they are adults and choose it for themselves. Polygamy is notorious for marrying off girls to older men without their consent or when they are too young to consent.

The two problems with polygamy is that (1)the marriage laws have changed since BY's day. No longer is everything owned by the man but is shared equally by the wife. So, when you marry your first wife, she will own 1/2 of the property and you, 1/2. When you marry your second, she will own 1/4 and you will own 1/4. You better be a pretty rich man to marry 25,000 women and still own anything. And (2)Women would also be able to marry as many men as they want to also. So there goes all sanity! You could be married to two sisters that are also married to your best friend who is also married to your mother who is married to...Pure chaos. All the marriage laws in the US are written to support just 2 people.

Culture of Rationalization
Salt Lake City, UT

You claim to be LDS but you support gay marriage. Are you familiar with the phrase, "No man can serve two masters"?

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

A Voice: "If the same constitution didn't recognize gay marriage back then, then they need to ammend it to call it a 'right' today. Plain and simple.

It needs to be "A DEFINED RIGHT" in our constitution to be exempt from the popular vote."


Read Amendment #9. Simple. Many rights not specified in the constiution but they are still rights!

Now, if gay marriage needs to have an amendment to call it a right because it wasn't originally in the constitution, so does heterosexual marriage because it was not listed as a right in the original document or any of the amendments, right?

Silver Spring, MD

Senator Reid might want to consider this statement from Elder Dallin Oaks and relate it to Reid's logic on gay marriage:
"If we say we are anti-abortion in our personal life but pro-choice in public policy, we are saying that we will not use our influence to establish public policies that encourage righteous choices on matters God’s servants have defined as serious sins. I urge Latter-day Saints who have taken that position to ask themselves which other grievous sins should be decriminalized or smiled on by the law due to this theory that persons should not be hampered in their choices."

Flying Finn
Murray, UT

LDS Liberal writes: FYI - North Carolina is a State of America, not THE United States of America.

Actually Rifleman raises a valid question. Why would 61 percent of the voters in North Carolina, including many democrats, vote in favor of the traditional family amendment if half of the population favors same sex marriages? Common sense suggests that the polls are flawed or conducted with the same accuracy as the UN census.

Salt Lake, UT

To All Members who seem to have a problem with other members accepting gay marriage -

Please read the following that Elder L. Whitney Clayton said during the Prop 8 fight:

"Latter-day Saints are free to disagree with their church on the issue without facing any sanction," said L. Whitney Clayton of the LDS Quorum of the Seventy. "We love them and bear them no ill will."

Central, Utah

I like to think I am a simple guy ..

United Kingdom , 00

I am LDS and really feel sad that I am apart of a global community that treats other human beings like this. Every living soul on this planet has the right to have equal access to EVERY law regardless of their religion, race, gender or sexual orientation...."

We define and uphold certain definations and procdurs. If you are to be a MD then there are certain requirements, If you are going to be called an electrican, other requirements and definations will apply to you.

If an MD were to "pose" as an electrician, or anyone who wanted could call himseld an electrician there would be confusion & likely problems. Everyone does have the equal right to do those things to be called an electrician.

To me,the defination of marriage equals man plus woman and everyone has an equal opportunity to marry someone of the opposite sex. Some may not want to for personal reasons.

Since legal union etc.doesn't seem to satisfy, maybe we should define "EGAIRRMA" (marriage backwards) as between whomever or whatever circumstances.Everyone would have the "right" to do that if requirements aremet.

Kearns, UT

So many comments on here make me sad. I am amazed I made it through junior high and high school with the names I was called. I dreaded seeing certain classmates because of how unsafe they made me feel. I was treated horribly by the kids that I had to sit with in Sunday School and other church meetings. It was a very painful experience, yet somehow I survived.

Now, with the modern technologies we have, I see adults bullying each other on Facebook and comment threads like this. I can't imagine what it must be like to be a teenager seeing the hateful comments spread in so many new ways.

Most gay people do not have an agenda beyond making their communities a safer place to live. From the comments I read on here, it looks like we have a very long way to go.

Mcallen, TX

Everybody knows right from wrong till rationalization kicks in.

Cedar Hills, UT

Gay marriage is all about children. Do we want 2 gay men or women raising our children and teaching/nurturing them or do we want a father and mother doing that job?

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