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    New Hampshire passed Civil Union law this year and it has really effected my marriage. It has legitimized the homosexual lifestyle, which now that a civil union is an option is becoming very appealing to me. . . uh, then again maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    New Hampshire passed Civil Union law this year and it has really effected my marriage. It has legitimized the homosexual lifestyle, which now that a civil union is an option is becoming very appealing to me. . . uh, then again maybe not.
    I'm sorry. I'm just not clever enough to follow whatever it is that you are trying to say. Could you please be a little less obtuse for the slower members of the board? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    New Hampshire passed Civil Union law this year and it has really effected my marriage. It has legitimized the homosexual lifestyle, which now that a civil union is an option is becoming very appealing to me. . . uh, then again maybe not.
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    I'm sorry. I'm just not clever enough to follow whatever it is that you are trying to say. Could you please be a little less obtuse for the slower members of the board? Thank you.
    He's sarcastically saying that now that homosexuality has been legitimized, he may give it a try, and this will affect his marriage. What he's really saying is that it is ridiculous to think that passing a civil union law would have any such effect.
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    Thanks. I guess I have difficulty with sarcasm when tone of voice isn't available. I honestly read that 5 times and couldn't figure out the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Thanks. I guess I have difficulty with sarcasm when tone of voice isn't available. I honestly read that 5 times and couldn't figure out the point.

    Sarcasm is my default tone of voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Thanks. I guess I have difficulty with sarcasm when tone of voice isn't available. I honestly read that 5 times and couldn't figure out the point.
    Yeah, sarcasm was the point. I tried to find a little smily face that was sarcastic but couldn't. I just don't understand why people think that letting gays marry effect straight people and their marriages.

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    I think the idea is that gay marriage somehow "cheapens" the institution of marraige itself; if the institution of marriage violates a religious taboo (against homosexualilty) it is no longer as sacred as it once was.

    (BTW I'm just trying to explain why some of my religous friends are opposed to gay marriage. I myself tend to agree with ODH. My own marriage is sacred- or not sacred- depending on how I treat my own wife. Whether homosexual persons are allowed to get married or not has no effect on me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    I think the idea is that gay marriage somehow "cheapens" the institution of marraige itself; if the institution of marriage violates a religious taboo (against homosexualilty) it is no longer as sacred as it once was.

    (BTW I'm just trying to explain why some of my religous friends are opposed to gay marriage. I myself tend to agree with ODH. My own marriage is sacred- or not sacred- depending on how I treat my own wife. Whether homosexual persons are allowed to get married or not has no effect on me.)
    I have heard that argument and it makes some sense on the surface, but does gay marriage really effect anybody?
    Do any of your religious friends think their marriage is weaker?
    Most of the arguments I hear against gay marriage seem to be Homophobia.

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    I'll only interject to say that we began the process of "cheapening" this ancient and sacred institution long before courts started ruling on gay marriages.

    If Britney Spears, in a drunken deal, can get married and divorced in one day in Las Vegas, we've "cheapened" it. If I can pull up to a drive up window and get married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, we've "cheapened" it.

    In a serious sense, we began "cheapening" it when couples began opting for non-religious weddings. We've also been "cheapening" it for years through marriages in a courtroom. In fact, that is exactly how my wife and I were married. Far from a religious, sacred ceremony.
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