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  1. Ian
    June 1, 2012

    Because you getting benefits = increase burden on the government = burden on the heterosexual couples?

    And because same sex couples can’t procreate so to them marriage equality would be like throwing money into the ocean?

  2. Donny D.
    June 1, 2012

    Many people with anti-gay feelings believe deep down it’s an “us or them” battle, where if one side gains rights the other loses them. Many of them actually seem to believe that if same sex marriage becomes legal and accepted, then heterosexual marriage will be eliminated, existing heterosexual marriages will be abolished somehow and heterosexuals won’t be able to marry.

    I didn’t say anti-gay people but people with anti-gay feelings because there are a large number of straight people who don’t consider themselves to be homophobic and who criticize those they see as homophobic but who themselves have a significant amount of anti-gay prejudice that they are often unaware of. I think we’re fooling ourselves if we don’t acknowledge that many of those who say they are for us when polled are only sort of for us. It was that group of people that NOM and the rest of the pro-Prop 8 coalition used to get just enough additional votes to push Prop 8 over the top by a narrow margin.

  3. Hunter
    June 1, 2012

    I have yet to see a rational case for banning same-sex marriage, so it’s no surprise that the video couldn’t come up with one. And it’s been fairly obvious for a long time that people don’t need a license to make babies.

    There probably is a certain amount of “us/them” thinking going on, as well as a bizarre zero sum idea of civil rights, but as I recall, the California and Maine campaigns didn’t really focus on marriage — they were all about “Save the children!” Not a lot of rationality going on there at all.

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