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If Gay Rights are not a Constitutional Issue?

If it has nothing to do with the constitution, why do people cry foul to civil rights. Arent civil rights the rights of personal liberty guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution?

If they are crying foul to Human Rights. What Human rights are they being kept from? Gays have economic rights including the right to food, and the right to work and receive an education.So what human rights are gays being refused?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:05 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (20)
  • Marriage isn't a right for anyone. This is not a right protected or given in the Constitution.

    The cry of "rights" is used to try and force the issue. You can't have what isn't there to begin with though.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:41 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Just upset that they cant get married.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Gays have the same rights. They just use civil rights and human rights as buzz words to get attention. They are wishing themselves and making themselves out to be oppressed.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Why did George Bush want to CHANGE the Constitution over this issue?


    Bush called Tuesday for a constitutional amendment to bar gay marriage, saying the nation must defend "the most fundamental institution of civilization."


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,112360,00.html

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:16 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • None. They are given the SAME human rights as everyone else
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 11:16 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • if they can't get married, then how exactly do they have the same rights as straight people?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:18 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Civil Rights aren't being violated. That is just a "shot in the dark" effort to grab on to anything in the hope the US Supreme Court will take the argument. You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have life, you have liberty (for a little while at least), and you pursue happiness. The Constitution doesn't guarantee you will find happiness but you get to try. No violation as I can see.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:23 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • The bigotry here never ceases to sadden me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Gay rights are a constitutional issue. If it wasn't for DOMA states would be forced to recognize the legal marriages of homosexual couples. READ Article IV of the constitution. And the right to marry is also a constitutional issue-equal protection.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:25 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • They could always call it something else which might help in folks who are against it to settle down some.'Marriage' should of been kept with the church imo.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:25 AM on Feb. 1, 2010