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Unread 17th April 2011, 05:48 PM
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What would happen if same-sex marriage were legalised?

Exactly what it says on the tin. What would happen if same-sex marriage were legalised? Suppose, tomorrow, all the worlds governments unanimously passed legislation that allowed two men or two women to sign a marriage contract, or otherwise be legally considered a married couple, with no legal distinction between a same-sex marriage and an opposite-sex one.

In that scenario, what do you think would be the political, sociological, and economic ramifications?

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A THREAD TO DISCUSS THE MORALITY OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, OR WHETHER IT SHOULD BE LEGALISED - JUST THE RAMIFICATIONS IF IT WERE LEGALISED.
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More of a break down Of the ideal family..... Which is more of a moral accelerated break down on a structured society.
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The marriage and divorce business would get more consumers.

Outside of that it would be pretty much like it was when people of different colors could marry legally. There will be a lot of anger and hatred. After decades of having it occur only true bigots would harbor resentment but would mutter under their breath or among their equally bigoted friends.

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Exactly what it says on the tin. What would happen if same-sex marriage were legalised? Suppose, tomorrow, all the worlds governments unanimously passed legislation that allowed two men or two women to sign a marriage contract, or otherwise be legally considered a married couple, with no legal distinction between a same-sex marriage and an opposite-sex one.

In that scenario, what do you think would be the political, sociological, and economic ramifications?

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A THREAD TO DISCUSS THE MORALITY OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, OR WHETHER IT SHOULD BE LEGALISED - JUST THE RAMIFICATIONS IF IT WERE LEGALISED.
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the sun would be blocked out and the rivers would run red with blood.

Oh, and the dead would rise from their graves to eat our flesh.


^^Not Intended to be a Factual Statement
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2 things

1: how does that have to do with the topic AT ALL?

2: The amount of use that metaphor is in an actual theologican discussion is close to zero
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If I understand correctly, it would in many cases force individuals and organizations to recognize same sex marriages in legal and business situations.
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"Population Growth" would become a thing of the past.
Abortions would decrease.
Planned Parenthood could finally change their name to Planned Promiscuity.
The ideal "masculine man" would speak with a lisp, sport limp wrists, wear sleeveless Ts and leather short shorts.
The ideal "feminine woman" would sport crew-cuts, plaid shirts, and a pear-shaped body.
The Super Bowl would move to large urban airport restrooms.
The Sports Illustrated Swim Suit edition would feature two Teds, one Billy, and an angry Bertha.
The "battle of the sexes" would become a "battle for sex."
More men holding men's hands in public; more men kissing men in public.
More women kissing women in public.
"Tolerance" will continue to spread.
Perversion will continue to increase.
Men with men committing indecent acts will continue to increase.
Women exchanging the natural function for the unnatural will increase.
Men and women will increasingly see it less fit to acknowledge God.
Depravity will continue to increase.
Hatred of God will continue to rise.
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And opponents will be labeled bigots by those more "tolerant" than they.
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