Today there is a vote going on to ban gay marriage again after that ban was just lifted. This seriously bothers me. I don't understand why so many people want to refuse the gay and lesbian community to the same rights that any straight couple would have. I keep hearing people repeating over and over how it will affect the sanctity of marriage. Please explain to me how it would do that. Last time I checked church and state are supposed to be separate. Marriage is a STATE matter therefore should be separated from so called "Christian Values." If you don't want same sex couples marrying one another in your church then that is one thing, but there is nothing wrong with them getting married somewhere else (i.e. a courthouse).

Going back to the "Christian Values" issue; didn't Jesus accept everyone "as is", for lack of a better term? So who is to say that he would have an issue with a same sex couple being able to celebrate their love just as a straight couple would?

 Many people mention the fact that same sex couples have access to civil unions. Civil unions do not provide the same couple rights as a legal marriage would.

 I know I will get both support and a bunch of flak for this, but it's something that I wanted to put out there and I am completely open to all discussion...

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:15 PM I am really pissed off to hear that. Civil rights are what are being ignored.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:13 AM Rose, totally agree with you. I work with this woman who was going on about how wrong it is and the sanctity of marriage...I then asked how her if marriage is so sacred, why is she a two-time divorcee? She had no answer for that.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 11:40 AM Gotta say, I agree with cadence_p.  Over half of marriages end in divorce anyway.  I have been married for nine years, but almost everyone I know has been divorced.  Letting gay and lesbian couples have their right to marriage doesn't mean that marriage in it's self has lost it's value.

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