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The definition of marriage could be re-written so same sex unions won't be recognized

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A bill moving through the state legislature would define marriage. The bill ultimately states that any marriage other than that between a man and a woman will not be recognized in the state of North Carolina. Some people say this is discrimination. "I don't think I've ever met anyone who makes me feel the way he makes me feel. It's like my cup of life was full, then it ran over when I met him." Woody and his partner, Jacob Lewis, met a year ago. The men say their love for each other will never be defined by the law, but some republican lawmakers want an amendment in the state constitution, that would define marriage solely as being between and man and a woman. The bills in the house and senate are called "Defense of Marriage" bills. Senator Julia Boseman, the state's first openly gay legislator, wants lawmakers to focus on fixing the economy instead of reiterating something that is already written as law. "I think the laws in North Carolina are very clear. It's very clear how marriage is defined,” Boseman said. Representative Bonner Stiller supports the bill. "A definition of marriage is a biblical term, and it was created by god, and I’m not in charge of changing any rules that god has made, it's just that simple for me." Woody and Jacob say they don't need paperwork to define their relationship; they plan on showing their commitment to each other in front of their family and friends in July. St. Jude's Community Church offers holy unions between homosexual couples, although North Carolina state law still does not recognize it. "It's a celebration of love, and it's to be able to stand in front of the family and friends that we have created here in Wilmington and show our love to each other and be able to celebrate and rejoice that,” said Jacob Lewis. If the bill passes, a proposed constitutional amendment redefining marriage would be on the ballot for November’s election.

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Yes

Yes....as a matter of fact, I do.

That's very incorrect.

There are over 100 species of mamamls alone that engage in "homosexual" behavior (2 big examples: dogs and horses.) At least 15 of those, have been noted to "life-bond" with same sex partners. Maybe you want to "Google" a subject before you post. Being Christian isn't a natural thing either-it's an indiviual decision and should not be forced upon government. Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the country was founded on that idea.

Yes there are!

Anyone familiar with growing large numbers of chickens knows what they do about it. First ones pecked to death are the ones who look like roosters but act like hens and/or vice versa. THEN they turn on the sick and weak. The main farm will send out a group of people to "cull" the flock when the young chickens are put in the houses --- it is a little more humane than letting the flock tend to matters themselves. From that perspective I learned that it is not a learned behavior, it is not a choice and chickens dont BECOME homosexual. They are born as they are and, in my case I got a pet chicken out of it, in need of protection. Most animals in the wild will run off or kill the same. A very few more formal family groups with strict dominance hierarchies (wolves I think I have heard of) will allow them to stay as like sitters for the pups, but they are on the lowest totem pole of the group. So it is also just as natural for the distaste and distrust to exist. Humans are the only ones in a conscientious struggle about it.

Wrong.

Homosexual behavior has been observed in close to 1500 species ranging from primates to gut worms and is well documented for 500 of them.

AND

MOST of what you are talking about is...displays of DOMINANCE...

dominance?

So, do you hump men to show your dominance or get your way? Assuming you are a man.

DING DING DING

We aren't ANIMALS...were are SUPPOSED to have higher learning and understanding abilities...I guess SOME guys still want to hump each other...but not me...

Then why does my dog hump my

Then why does my dog hump my leg??? Seriously though, there are several animals that have homosexual tendencies. I personally don't like the idea of gay marriages, but as long as I'm not forced to partake or be invovled, I could care less.

"Then why does my dog hump my leg??? "

C'mon, WilmMan. Everybody know you's is hot! That big 'ole 'W' and that sexy 'M'... Mmmm... mmmm... mmmm.... .... Ok, I'll behave now. :) You do know I was joking right? Don't be sendin' ya dog over here for sum luv'n 'cuz he ain't gettin' nun. :) Andrew

Don't worry, I went out and

Don't worry, I went out and got him a female. Now I feel sorry for that female dog

Gay Marriage

1) Religion does not make the rules of the government, so religious people who hate the idea of homosexuals marrying can't use their beliefs to stop other's rights. Assuming that most homosexuals feel that they won't go to hell for being homosexual, if we try to deny them their rights, we are being bigoted idiots. 2) Homosexuality is harmless. What, are you afraid that someone will force you to marry someone of the same sex? 3) If we show homosexuality in a good light, then we won't have to worry about our children being shocked by seeing to people of the same sex kiss. 4) What if your child came to you and confessed that he/she was homosexual? Would you decide that you didn't want him/her to ever find a life partner? 5) The exact definition of what marriage is has changed over thousands of years. Why can't we change it again?

Well

1) Religion does not make the rules of the government, so religious people who hate the idea of homosexuals marrying can't use their beliefs to stop other's rights. Assuming that most homosexuals feel that they won't go to hell for being homosexual, if we try to deny them their rights, we are being bigoted idiots. Actually, the MAJORITY of Americans are AGAINST IT...so we win. The minority doesn't rule over the majority. 2) Homosexuality is harmless. What, are you afraid that someone will force you to marry someone of the same sex? Harmless? I guess AIDS is harmless...good to know that. 3) If we show homosexuality in a good light, then we won't have to worry about our children being shocked by seeing to people of the same sex kiss. Homosexuality in a GOOD light? I teach my children that homosexuality is WRONG. 4) What if your child came to you and confessed that he/she was homosexual? Would you decide that you didn't want him/her to ever find a life partner? NO I don't want them to have a "life" partner..I want them to have a SPOUSE...like God intended...or nature, however you believe. 5) The exact definition of what marriage is has changed over thousands of years. Why can't we change it again? No it hasn't...stop making stuff up!

RE: Well

1. yes, but the united states constitution protects any minority from being persucuted by the majority. So in the 60's since a majority of peopl were anti-desegragation, it shouldnt have occured?? 2. Last time I checked AIDS isnt only caused by homosexuals. its caused by idiots who run around and have unprotected sex with many partners. also, if one man gives another man AIDS, the only way u could get it is to have sex with one of these two men. 3. So what if your child turns out to be a homosexual? will you disown them? 4. this is a stupid point, if your child wants it what does it matter to you? its there life. 5.Yes it has. at first only nobility could get married to each other. Then women had to marry whomever they were told to marry. Afterwards, only people of the same race or creed could get married to each other. So it actually has changed and nothing was made up....

Homosexuals

The Holy Bible clearly states that it a sin and an abomination before God for two men or two women to unite. There is no room for debate as many of us can clearly see. God warned that there would come a day when mankind would call that which is evil good. May He help us do the right thing come time to vote on it. And speaking of voting, how did we ever let a pro-abortionist become the President ? May God forgive us.

After studying both religion

After studying both religion and science, it is my opinion that the Holy Bible is nothing more than the greatest work of fiction ever written.

Heaven

When Jesus returns You will be left behind. Being gay is wrong.It is a sickness.

haha

being gay may be wrong according to the bible. but since God states clearly that all sins are equal, well u know what they say about people in glass houses dont throw stones. so maybe being gay is a sin, but since i sin to and know im not perfect im not willing to tell people that their sin is unacceptable while i occasionally lie and perform other sins. So are you perfect? and if you want to damn people to hell i also believe you should preach the gospel before you go around playing God.

Religious marriage can be

Religious marriage can be anything your god wants. That has nothing to do with Civil Marriage. They are two completely separate institutions. Keep your God out of my Civil marriage!!! And, by the way, how do you know what your god wants? Susan B. Anthony once said: " The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God." " I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows."

And...

And Ronald Reagan said, "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged".

Anyone can find what God

Anyone can find what God wants in the Bible. You will see the day when you are sorry that you kept God out of your union. Without God there is only Satan, pure evil.

god

Actually without god, there would have been no satan according to christianity. Remember, your oh so loving god sent satan to torment you and your children.

No, He didn't

No, He didn't. Satan rebelled against God, so God threw him out of heaven. If you're going to comment on the Bible, you should read it first.

Junior

I have read it along with all of the Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Your god created the angels, satan rebelled, god sent him down to hell, and now he has dominion over the earth. So, god screwed up by creating him and then giving him to us to deal with.

No, God gave satan freedom

No, God gave satan freedom of choice (just like He did with us)....and satan screwed it up, not God.

So

So why did he send him for us to deal with? Why not just get rid of him for good?

He didn't

God didn't send satan to us "to deal with". We brought satan upon ourselves by sinning against God in the Garden of Eden. God promised He will definitely get rid of satan and all those who choose to follow him (satan).

You are correct

He didn't because neither one exists.

And then

And then God invited Puff the Magic Dragon, Casper the Ghost, and the Grumpy Ole Troll to a party where they shared cookies and tea.

mmmm

Mmmmm, I like cookies.

A fool

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. Proverbs 18:2