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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Again, it's easy for me to preach living in gay-friendly Brighton but anyway:

I am very pro the acceptance of same-sex relationships.

I think our aim should be tolerance at the very least (in fact I don't think homosexuality ought to be seen as something to be 'tolerated'), I'm personally not prepared to accept that peoples religious beliefs should be allowed to impact on other peoples personal lifestyle choices.

Anyway, I'm not sure most people, gay or straight, are actually quite as 100% gay or straight as they'd have us believe.......

12. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

Gotta say that living around San Frnacisco - you get to see every type and level of sexual preference. Gay, Lesbian, Bi-, Trannies, on and on. And it is pretty hard to even know where someone fits into just by looking and getting an initial impression.

You just have to take people for the individuals they are. I guess the only problem I have are the really flamboyant, drama queens. Some of these 'guys' just have no manners and feel like they can be incredibly rude and open just because they are gay. But thats not the whole population, either. I think we just need to have some kind of common law for people living together. I mean marriage by a miinister or preacher would just be heresy but if two individuals want to spend their lives together, who am I to say no. If you're happy with your signicant other - only thing I feel right now would be a little jealousy. People can look their entire lives and not find that someone that makes them feel complete.

Animals, though, thats out of the question. Marrying your horse? That's just sick.

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting IronChef

Animals, though, thats out of the question. Marrying your horse? That's just sick.

Yeah - the line should be drawn at individuals (or... entities?) who cannot voice their consent. How can a horse say 'I do'? Then again, that leaves the door open for talking parrots...

14. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting IronChef

Animals, though, thats out of the question. Marrying your horse? That's just sick.

Yeah - the line should be drawn at individuals (or... entities?) who cannot voice their consent. How can a horse say 'I do'? Then again, that leaves the door open for talking parrots...

I would disagree with both of you. I wouldn't marry an animal, and I think it would be a bad marriage in my mind. But if you want to marry an animal, (I'm not kidding here) who am I to tell you you can't ?!?

Q wonders how tway defines gorillas that know sign language?

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

I would disagree with both of you. I wouldn't marry an animal, and I think it would be a bad marriage in my mind. But if you want to marry an animal, (I'm not kidding here) who am I to tell you you can't ?!?

Marriage - whether it's civil or religious ceremony - involves two individuals who must understand and answer a series of questions outlining their responsibilities as spouses. I don't think a marriage can be performed so long as one person (or... horse, slug, etc.) can't understand or reply to what's being asked of them. That's why there's a minimun age for marriage (as a 6-year-old, for example, cannot understand what's being asked of them).

Mind, common-law relationships between horses and humans is a whole other story...;)

16. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Marriage - whether it's civil or religious ceremony - involves two individuals who must understand and answer a series of questions outlining their responsibilities as spouses. I don't think a marriage can be performed so long as one person (or... horse, slug, etc.) can't understand or reply to what's being asked of them. That's why there's a minimun age for marriage (as a 6-year-old, for example, cannot understand what's being asked of them).

Mind, common-law relationships between horses and humans is a whole other story...;)

I suppose that would be a tough discussion.....

Him: "Honey, I can't imagine being with anyone else andI want to spend the rest of my life with you. Honey, will you marry me."

Her: "Ewwwhheeeeeeee"

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

Him: "Honey, I can't imagine being with anyone else andI want to spend the rest of my life with you. Honey, will you marry me."

Her: "Ewwwhheeeeeeee"

Translation: I'd better get me a pre-nup! This honkey cowboy may take me to the cleaners.

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

If two guys are allowed to get married because they want to, and denying them that "right" would be considered discrimination, then what if, for example, two siblings want to get married (i.e. brother and sister).

How can you argue against that then?

19. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Two men cannot procreate.

20. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

If two guys are allowed to get married because they want to, and denying them that "right" would be considered discrimination, then what if, for example, two siblings want to get married (i.e. brother and sister).

and it gets tougher when that two siblings are exactly like those two in Brokeback Mountain. Say is easy but it comes to the reality, it may come to a variety of possibilities.

We just do not know if someday some of our relatives or even closest friends are announcing that they are getting same-sex marriage...but at least we should understand that 'love' comes first and follow the rest.