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What's your reaction to California overturning the same-sex marriage ban?

I totally support it. 335 votes

64.8%

It's just plain wrong. Homosexuality is against the laws of God and nature. 65 votes

12.6%

I don't mind homosexuality, but marriage should be between a man and a woman. 89 votes

17.2%

Not sure how I feel about it. This is a complicated issue. 28 votes

5.4%

517 total votes

Comments

Barbarella Fokos May 19, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m.

Whew! It's nice to see that I'm in the majority on this one.

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anthonydeansax May 21, 2008 @ 2:55 p.m.

I did not vote because my viewpoint was not represented in the choices.

First of all, I don't mind homosexuality in humans, however I think it is natural among the entire animal kingdom for mating to be between male and female. A certain type of bird practices on other males as do some dogs, but I don't think this is mating. I compare mating to marriage because some species of animals mate for life, which is the intended higher purpose of marriage. The survival of any race depends upon reproduction, which cannot come out of an unnatural relationship without unnatural scientific medical assistance, such as surrogate parenthood. Therefore I think humans who are gay are just that: gay, and this does not constitute a marriage or mating, no matter how long they stay together. That just means they are very loving friends with certain benefits...

Second, I don't think it is "wrong" to be homosexual, because I am an agnostic theist who beleives in moral relativism. The Christian viewpoint on marriage is completely irrelevant and ignoramus to me.

Third and finally, I do not think California has the right to challenge the federal government by itself. I beleive that when our government was structured, it was intended that the states could all agree to ratify something, but no one state has the authority to challenge the federal govening body by itself. I vote "NAY" to California attempting to overturn the gay "marriage" ban, but not because of the reason stated in the poll. I have no problem with gay marriage if everybody on the face of the earth wants to do that, but let's use the proper channels to do such a thing.

An aside, the general consensus about California in other places after the gay marriage thing got in the news (along with every other thing in the news, etc.) is kind of embarrassing to California -that everyone is gay or stupid or both, and that we do not care about rules or laws or morality. Yes, fellow citizens of California, there is something out there greater than yourselves, and it is not the protestors that will save the whales or allow gay people to marry, it is the power of true American democracy that will cause change.

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Matthew May 22, 2008 @ 10:55 p.m.

So here's the slippery slope - think about the article with the NAVY wife, getting legally married for the legal benefits.

I would probably ask my best friend and roomate to marry me, since we could also reap the benefits of being "married".

Before you argue against my point, show me ONE PLACE in any legal document, that says LOVE must be a part of MARRIAGE.

While you're at it, give that NAVY wife back her $35K - SHE EARNED IT.

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Barbarella Fokos May 26, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m.

I agree -- Love has nothing to do with marriage, at least not mine. I'm WITH David because I love him. He's WITH me because he loves me. We got MARRIED for practical reasons, like me wanting to change my name, and both of us preferring to have each other as our LEGAL beneficiaries/decision makers should tragedy befall one of us. For the non-religious, marriage is a serious contractual relationship (hence the paper and difficulty of the divorce process) that two people choose to enter into with each other. For better or worse, or until divorce-do-they-part. ;)

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