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What would happen if same-sex marriage were legalised?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Wiccan_Child, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. Wiccan_Child

    Wiccan_Child Contributor

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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.
     
  2. RedDead1981

    RedDead1981 Prayer is beautiful when it's sincere

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    A whole lot of nothin'.
     
  3. allhart

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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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    religious&reasonable Slayer of Stupid Threads

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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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  7. allhart

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    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.... C.S. Lewis
     
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    religious&reasonable Slayer of Stupid Threads

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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.
     
  10. EdwinWillers

    EdwinWillers Buh bye!

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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.
     
  11. Leere

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    1. Population growth would continue because heterosexuals will still have sex.
    2. No, they would probably stay about the same.
    3. Nope...no name change.
    4. No...that's also not true in any way shape or form.
    5. See above.
    6. What?
    7. ...
    8. :doh:
    9. I can't believe I thought I would make it all the way through your list...

    This is more or less what would happen:

    ...
     
  12. allhart

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    Man blurs the lines between right an wrong, good an bad, just an unjust and means an end..... Then between women an men an the role of marriage.....
     
  13. tulc

    tulc bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem

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    people would move on to the next thing to wax hysterical about. And the sun would come up the nest day. :)
    tulc(other then that not much) :wave:
     
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    Wasn't something like that already tried in California??.......
     
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    What are you driving at? We can see the the break down of society.....just look at the inner city family's? Poverty starts within a foundation. It's pretty strange to go to family get-togethers.....to go and can't remember where the nucleus ends from where it began, because of the multifaceted family divorces, now we complicate those foundations even more. Just take the male female signs off the restrooms..... Public restrooms will become mutant by the roles people play not by design.
     
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    Yep, and it ended up with California sinking to the bottom of the ocean where the populace was eaten by shark-men.
     
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    Flawed and bigoted logic. (You expected this and I aim to please)

    You seem to think that legalizing same-sex marriage will spawn more homosexuals.
     
  18. Jade Margery

    Jade Margery Stranger in a strange land

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    I can't tell if he's Poe-ing or not, but in case not, I've highlighted all the 'consequences' that sound like pretty good ideas.
     
  19. tulc

    tulc bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem

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    ...and all that has what to do with gay marriage? :confused:
    tulc(seriously) :sorry:
     
  20. Nathan Poe

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    And just for the record, are you for this or against it?
     
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