|Quoting Opethfan (Reply 44):|
I'm deeply committed to allowing anyone else to live their life however they see fit.
Many people in this country say that but it is stunning how many people actually follow through. It is also stunning which ones say "but we don't need more laws" to counter that argument.
|Quoting mt99 (Reply 54):|
Gay Marriage has boiled down to about the ability of of people voting on each other people's constitutional rights.
So i do think that gun right have a place in this discussion; mostly to point out to the gay marriage nay-Sayers (gun supporters most likely) - that they have to be careful what they wish for,
I would say these are two completely different topics. While not everyone wants to be married, just like not everyone wants to own a gun, being gay is biological. Owning a gun is a choice. Also, because of NRA
and gun laws, if I buy a rifle here in California and go elk hunting in Oregon, no one would bat an eye. But, if the brosband and I were to get married here in California and move to Michigan, we would be two individual men there.
That is another piece of this that the Supreme Court will decide on: if two consenting adults sign a state issued contract in one state, can it be recognized in another state without the same law?
I would cite, as precedent, that a few states allow first cousins to marry. Creepy, but stay with me. Once that paper is signed in that other state, that document is legal in the other 49 states including the couple's home state.
|Quoting scbriml (Reply 57):|
Marriage isn't a word, it's a sentence. In my case, 33 years and counting. I must be due for parole soon.
The brosband and I have been together almost 9 years and, some days, I feel the same way....