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Marriage is a not a right, it is a privilege. Driving is a privilege, not a right etc. People should know the difference between rights and privileges.

 

Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival...

 

Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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Okay, here's the deal.

 

This is a very dangerous precedent.  If I donate my own money to a cause or even an candidate, should I lose my job?  If there is any cause or candidate, it automatically means that there is another candidate running and another side to every cause.

 

Should we has a society, be so short sighted to say, "if you don't agree with me, I will punish you and your livelihood"?  If this is the gay and lesbian way, then what makes them any better than the redneck?  Maybe I sent money to Barack Obama for his campaign, which means I agree with most of his policies.  if another side wins the election, should I lose my job or business.

 

Most of you guys, I could give a rip about your knee jerk short sighted opinions, but a couple, who are generally on the other side, disappoint me.

 

If MLK wanted revenge rather than equality, I do not think he would have made near the impact that he did.  If the gay/lesbian community are fixed on revenge rather than equality, then I think their cause will suffer.  I would not respect putting one asshats vengefull intents over another.

 

This is more bent on facism than anything I would count as just.

 

Easy answer, yes.  If you're the face of a multi-million dollar corporation and your actions hurt that company then you bet your ass you should be canned.  That's all there is to be said about it.  

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Personal responsibility: Only for poor people.

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Marriage is a not a right, it is a privilege. Driving is a privilege, not a right etc. People should know the difference between rights and privileges.

Pursuit of happiness be damned

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If you are the CEO of a company don't make donations to controversial political entities, since it could piss off a lot of customers.

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Lol boostownsme just get the fug out of the thread

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Usually you earn a privilege. Is it considered "earning" when you have a penis and the person you want to marry has a vagina?

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Usually you earn a privilege. Is it considered "earning" when you have a penis and the person you want to marry has a vagina?

Yep

Just like how the acquisition of a driver's license hinges on whether you're gay or straight as well.

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Marriage is a not a right, it is a privilege. Driving is a privilege, not a right etc. People should know the difference between rights and privileges.

According to the Supreme Court I believe that is incorrect. If i recall (i will have to look it up again) when they ruled on interracial marriage in their ruling they explicitly said that marriage is a right.

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And I have said before that I disagree with some of the Supreme Court rulings and think that they were wrong.  But I also concede that unless it is overruled by another case it is considered to be constitutionally the law.  So it is considered a right until it is ruled otherwise.

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Marriage is a not a right, it is a privilege. Driving is a privilege, not a right etc. People should know the difference between rights and privileges.

 

http://www.afer.org/blog/14-supreme-court-cases-marriage-is-a-fundamental-right/

 

Myer v. Nebraska: The right “to marry, establish a home and bring up children” is a central part of liberty protected by the Due Process Clause.

 

 

Zedbloki v Redhail: [T]he right to marry is of fundamental importance for all individuals.”

 

 

M.L.B. v S.L.J. “Choices about marriage, family life, and the upbringing of children are among associational rights this Court has ranked as ‘of basic importance in our society,’ rights sheltered by the Fourteenth Amendment against the State’s unwarranted usurpation,

 

 

Etc...

 

So... What'll it be? Concede the point, desparate spin, or just slink out of the thread & pretend it didn't happen?

 

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Yeah, it was Loving vs. Virginia.  It was a unanimous ruling and the ruling stated:

 

"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man"

 

So by constitutional definition, preventing someone to marry is literally taking away someone's "basic civil rights"

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia

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