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New Hampshire Legalizes Gay Marriage

Speaking of The Gay, New Hampshire just became the sixth state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage. Congratulations to NH and all its residents. For being so “forward-thinking” and “progressive,” Oregon is starting to look a little sad.

  1. Vincent says:

    Yeah, I can’t tell if that’s supposed to mean that Oregon will eventually “come around” to being less racist, or “come around” and start electing Klansmen to high office.

  2. T says:

    “Oregon once had the largest population of Ku Klux Klan members per capita. The state will come around.”


  3. Johnny says:

    Why can’t we do exactly what Obama wants to do and have civil unions?

    Yes I said it and it’s true, Obama does not support Gay Marriage.

    It seems as though everyone besides our President is attacked when they say, “I support civil unions for everyone, and people can go get ‘marriages’ from whatever religion they want.”

    Sup wit dat?

  4. Employee at the Emerald says:

    Oregon once had the largest population of Ku Klux Klan members per capita. The state will come around.

  5. Agnostic says says:

    Daniel: separation of church and state does not mean separation of religion and state

  6. Antovich says:

    The word “marriage” has a political connotation in-and-of itself. It should not be included in any government document. I don’t care how the government defines marriage as long as I get my tax cuts and other family related legal rights.

  7. C.T. Behemoth says:

    I also find it ironic that so-called America-lovers think that granting people the right to live free and pursue happiness via marriage, regardless of LGBTQ status, would erode America.

    I hate them.

  8. Sean says:

    The idea that marriage should be about love and family and blah blah is all relatively recent, anyways. Marriage was instituted to promote social stability and also for political reasons.
    Only in the last century or so has marriage become a thing that wasn’t predetermined by parents or other patrons…so I say let the homos have their marriages, because one, it doesn’t affect me, and two, it’s probably going to be fleeting anyways, just like most social institutions are.

  9. C.T. Behemoth says:

    Oh…and with a state motto like “Live Free Or Die”, New Hampshire is not a surprising addition to the list; although, I wonder why they weren’t first. Maybe a change is in order?

    Live Free (Eventually) Or Die!

  10. C.T. Behemoth says:

    Marriage is a racket.

    Single people are discriminated against by the state via higher tax rates.

    Marriage in the US is only ‘sacred’ 1/2 of the time, assuming that the people who stay married are of everything virtuous and good and their marriage reflects this (which is a pretty heady assumption). The other 1/2 of the time people run at the first sign of trouble and file for divorce because the institution doesn’t really mean anything to them. That’s a simplification of course. There are those who don’t want to be married, but are ‘trapped’ by their religious belief(s) or those of others who have control over their pitiful lives.

    I think marriage, more or less, has subjective meaning at the relationship level. There is definitely not a dominant understanding of what marriage is, what a ‘good’ marriage is, and so on. Sure, there are religious principles bandied about and there are plenty of opinions out there as to what is ‘good’. At the end of the day though, marriage is what you make of it.

    The idea that marriage is some all-powerful institution that ‘changes’ people is complete bullshit. People change via marriage if they want to, the institution is not sacred, infallible or something Americans should be spending so much time bitching about.

    I think it’s hilarious that Oregon hasn’t managed to follow suit, but then, maybe Oregon isn’t this big bad liberal bastion that people like to pretend it is…

    In any case, it’s a stupid argument and a waste of time. People should just shut the fuck up, live and let live and let marriage be to them whatever it is they’ve decided it is going to be for them.

  11. Daniel says:

    All the arguments against same-sex marriage that I’ve ever heard are basically founded on a religious belief that homosexuality is a sin and is unnatural. However, several religious sects not only do not believe this, they also sanction and perform same-sex marriages. If we truly have separation of church and state, then why should the state favor one religious viewpoint over another. The other argument is that “marriage is a sacred institution”. This argument confuses religious marriage and civil marriage. The state only sanctions civil marriage, which should be available equally to all citizens regardless of sexual orientation. This should be a no-brainer for all conservatives and lovers of the Constitution.

  12. Emily says:

    It’s coming. If fucking IOWA can accept that discrimination is wrong, and if Lynch can realize that “separate but equal” is SO 1896, I think that the rest of the nation will politically crumble and come over to the side of reason. And no one will even have to marry a tree, or a mongoose, or 10 mongoose.

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