Gay marriage in the UK: yes/no?

Do you support legalisation of gay marriage in the UK?

  • Yes

    Votes: 83 44.9%
  • No

    Votes: 102 55.1%

  • Total voters
    185
#1
Muslims and Sikhs attack Cameron's gay marriage plan - Telegraph

David Cameron’s plan to legalise gay marriage is “unnecessary and unhelpful”, the country’s largest Muslim organisation has said.

The leader of Britain’s Sikh community also attacked the proposal to extend the definition of marriage to same-sex couples, describing it as an “assault on religion”.



Senior Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops have already warned that the move will undermine social structures dating back thousands of years.
What do you think about Cameron's support for gay marriages?

Where does this stop next? That marriage between 3 or more people is acceptable?
 
#5
Of course Homosexuals should have the right to marry.

Why should Heterosexuals be the only ones to suffer?
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Fundamentally marriage is a legal state that gives certain benefits and rights to both spouses, is a public statement of commitment and a large number of marriages are non-religious. If you accept that individuals have the right to determine their own sexuality and relationships there is no logical reason why 2 people of the same sex shouldn't marry. It's a personal choice that has no effect on anyone else and therefore should be none of our business.
 
#8
And that should be the end of this thread.
 
#10
As far as I'm concerned, everyone should have the absolute right to insert any part of their anatomy into any bodily orifice of any consenting adult. If they're stupid enough to want to marry them afterwards they should be more than welcome.
 
#11
I'm insufficiently cosmopolitan to have many gay friends and what they do with each other with various fleshy nozzles in the comfort of their own homes seems pretty revolting to me. But for a long time I've thought that the distinction between civil partnerships and marriages was a pretty petty one. The sort of people worrying about the use of the word marriage are the same ones pulling the anglican communion apart over women bishops and gay priests, whilst famine rages and moral leadership seems lacking across the world. Gay marriage - why not?
 
#12
Fundamentally marriage is a legal state that gives certain benefits and rights to both spouses, is a public statement of commitment and a large number of marriages are non-religious. If you accept that individuals have the right to determine their own sexuality and relationships there is no logical reason why 2 people of the same sex shouldn't marry. It's a personal choice that has no effect on anyone else and therefore should be none of our business.
I don't accept that, I think we have no bloody choice. Can you "decide" who you find sexually attractive? I can't.

Anyway, I think that gay people should have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else.
 
#13
Marriage has been defined by religion, tradition and custom for thousands of years as being between one man and one woman.

Who do these little men, David Cameron and Barack Obama, think they are to redefine it? Indeed, who is any man to redefine it?

If two men or two women want to engage in homosexual activity that is their business. But don't water down the definition of marriage as being a heterosexual union.
 
#14
I don't accept that, I think we have no bloody choice. Can you "decide" who you find sexually attractive? I can't.

Anyway, I think that gay people should have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else.
It may not be your choice who you find sexually attractive, but it is your choice to choose whether to engage in sexual activities with them.

By the same logic if a paedophile finds a young girl sexually attractive and she consents, is it OK for him to marry her?
 
#15
Marriage has been defined by religion, tradition and custom for thousands of years as being between one man and one woman.

Who do these little men, David Cameron and Barack Obama, think they are to redefine it? Indeed, who is any man to redefine it?

If two men or two women want to engage in homosexual activity that is their business. But don't water down the definition of marriage as being a heterosexual union.
Fuck you. Keep your religious bollocks out of a secular matter.
 
#16
It may not be your choice who you find sexually attractive, but it is your choice to choose whether to engage in sexual activities with them.

By the same logic if a paedophile finds a young girl sexually attractive and she consents, is it OK for him to marry her?
No it isn't you idiot. How can a child be a consenting adult?
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#17
Marriage has been defined by religion, tradition and custom for thousands of years as being between one man and one woman.
The use of the rack, hanging drawing and quartering, public execution, the ducking of witches, crucifixion... I could go on... were defined by religion, tradition and custom for thousands of years.

But we don't do any of them any more. We've moved on. Gay marriage should be legal. If religious groups do not want to perform the ceremony in their churches, mosques, temples, that is their shout but they should not have the right to stop it outside of the buildings they own.
 
#18
I'm insufficiently cosmopolitan to have many gay friends and what they do with each other with various fleshy nozzles in the comfort of their own homes seems pretty revolting to me. But for a long time I've thought that the distinction between civil partnerships and marriages was a pretty petty one. The sort of people worrying about the use of the word marriage are the same ones pulling the anglican communion apart over women bishops and gay priests, whilst famine rages and moral leadership seems lacking across the world. Gay marriage - why not?
Because no man has the authority to set the moral standards in humanity. If we did, the moral compass of humanity will drift with the voter bandwagon, as the wind blows.

What if voters say next that it is OK for a grown man to consumate marriage with a 9 year old girl as a certain religious figure did?
 

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