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I didn't see this posted so I thought I would go ahead and start a thread.<br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/us/2007/02/13/rowlands.childless.couples.cnn" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/video/player/play...ss.couples.cnn</a><br><br>
This has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen or heard of. What happens to couples that are infertile? Widow's and widowers who get married. Divorced couples who don't have children with each other because they already have children from previous marriages? No to mention how fundamentally wrong this whole suggestion is!!
 

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can't get the viedo<br><br>
where is this<br><br>
how -- totally -- stupid<br><br>
is it a backside way to atempt to out law same-sexmarriage with out coming right out and saying so??
 

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The video didn't load right for me, but there was another thread discussing this. The group pushing for this law is trying to make a statement. They're arguing for same sex marriage rights - one of the excuses used to deny them is the lack of ability to create children. They're pointing out how many other marriages do not create children either.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I think it would be a great tool to raise awareness if the country wasn't sliding backwards already... it's something I can imagine happening the US, and when I heard about this I was alarmed!
 

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Then you don't get it, not at all.<br><br>
I love the idea behind it and hope that it will open some minds to the rediculousness of out-lawing same sex marriage based on the premise that marriage is for procreating.<br><br>
If indeed marriage is for procreation purposes then those people who infertile should not be allowed to marry. Makes sense to me.
 

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no i didn't hear all of it. Kids keep me from hearing all of anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Then you don't get it, not at all.<br><br>
I love the idea behind it and hope that it will open some minds to the rediculousness of out-lawing same sex marriage based on the premise that marriage is for procreating.<br><br>
If indeed marriage is for procreation purposes then those people who infertile should not be allowed to marry. Makes sense to me.</div>
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I get the point they are trying to make but I think it's a little silly and petty. It's not going to get them anywhere. But whatever they wanna do I gues
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I get the point they are trying to make but I think it's a little silly and petty. It's not going to get them anywhere. But whatever they wanna do I gues</div>
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Petty? So now the equal rights of gays and lesbians are petty? Not worth fighting over? What in THE world?!
 

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It certainly isn't petty. But I do find the tactic a bit silly. It points out the inconsistency in the recent ruling but it does it through a type of maneuvering I dislike.
 

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I think it would be awesome if it passed. Talk about a teaching moment. And yes, our marriage would be annulled under that law. We have an 8 month old, but we've been married almost 5 years.
 

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I'd agree it's a bit silly- that's the point. Petty? Hardly.<br><br>
I say good for them. No one is listening to real discussion, so maybe petty will get someone's attention.<br><br>
Also, they really do have a real aim- which is to get it to the supreme court and thrown out. The supreme court has said officially that one reason not to allow same sex marriage is that they can't create children. They want to make them eat their own words. A worthy goal IMO.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd agree it's a bit silly- that's the point. Petty? Hardly.<br><br>
I say good for them. No one is listening to real discussion, so maybe petty will get someone's attention.<br><br>
Also, they really do have a real aim- which is to get it to the supreme court and thrown out. The supreme court has said officially that one reason not to allow same sex marriage is that they can't create children. They want to make them eat their own words. A worthy goal IMO.<br><br>
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See Jaryn THIS is the point. What if we replaced "gay" or "homosexual" with "straight" or "heterosexual" would you care then? If gays and lesbians were in the majority and it was YOUR personal freedoms that were being stifled, would you care then?
 

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WOOHOO! Even my super politically aware DH didn't realize it was the pro-gay marriage supporters behind this bill. At first he was all "that is discriminatory in it's own way" until *I* let him in on the secret- Now both of us are like- WOOHOO, you show!<br><br>
So if this bill gets thrown out then the Supreme Court is saying that marriage is indeed for MORE than just procreating! HA! BRILLIANT!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">See Jaryn THIS is the point. What if we replaced "gay" or "homosexual" with "straight" or "heterosexual" would you care then? If gays and lesbians were in the majority and it was YOUR personal freedoms that were being stifled, would you care then?</div>
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I won't get into a discussion about this because do to my personal bleliefs I will probably get this thread closed so I won't ruin it for everyone else. I understand the point but I just think it's a little silly, maybe the word petty was too much for some but it's what came to me at the time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I won't get into a discussion about this because do to my personal bleliefs I will probably get this thread closed so I won't ruin it for everyone else. I understand the point but I just think it's a little silly, maybe the word petty was too much for some but it's what came to me at the time.</div>
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But I am not asking you about your personal beliefs. The question is:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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