Forgive me for going off a bit here, but the recent super deluxe double-ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina is a pretty frustrating issue, and I felt compelled to deal with it in my own personal way – by making fun of it with cartoon God and Jesus. (It’s… it’s what I do.)
On the bright side, a lot of people around the US, and world — believers and non-believers alike — have since come out adamantly against the amendment and what it represents. You can’t stop progress. In time, I totally believe this will be undone.
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I know I am going to get flamed for this, but, when you say alot of people have come out in protest, is it a majority?
Now, I am not sure what the North Carolina amendment entails, but, if it is like most amendments I am aware of, then it simply establishes the meaning of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The fact is that the term marriage is in this case a term of acceptance of a particular union. What those who are for gay marriage are advocating is not equal rights, but equal acknowledgement. They want to force everyone to acknowledge their unions as marriages. That is something that I stand against.
In most states, civil unions grant virtually all privileges and rights accorded to married couples. It is not an argument of rights, but of acceptance, and if the majority decides that they don’t want to extend that acceptance, that is their RIGHT. I hope this doesn’t go to court, where one man can override the will of the people of North Carolina.
*sighs* Even though I’m celibate, I understand the seriousness of Marriage. It’s not something that should be taken lightly; I understood _that_ concept by watching my parents (who have been married for more than 50 years)!
…and it’s one of the reasons why I left the Christian “church”: Christ tells you not to judge others (see Matt. 7:1 & 2), yet you –and the Church– are PRE-judging others based on what the couple does in the bedroom. Have you ever met a homosexual? I have, and I find them to be some of the nicest people around. MHO: bans like this are nothing but Discrimination, and I *hate* that.
Maybe it’ll turn out like Florida: in Tampa & Orlando, the city has a database of people who *are* allowed to have Civil Unions so as to have the benefits that heterosexual married couples have. It’s a way around the law without really _breaking_ the law. But then again, NC is part of the “Bible Belt”, and I’ve noticed that y’all seem to be a bit behind the Times in a few things. 😉 As for going to court: I wouldn’t be surprised if the ACLU tries to make their own case in that state….
I LOVE IT!
You should come over to the Editorial pages of http://www.gocomics.com; there’s viewpoints from all over the world on there. The fun part is the comments * about* the comics, especially coming from the Trolls….. 😉
….and I agree with Lordon: I know he made us Humans smarter than that too… especially us Ladies. 😉 After all, He made me! :>
What gets me torn up about the amendment, beyond the fact that it’s hate-mongering and close-minded and stupid, is that it basically removed all legal rights for any non-marriage partnerships. So because of this bill, a well-known author and illustrator has lost her insurance- she is not married to her partner and has no intentions of being married to him, but they consider themselves in a union and so he was able to add her to his insurance. But now he has to remove her and no longer has any legal right to anything of hers, nor she to his. They cannot make medical decisions for the other, they cannot share a mortgage, they can’t even share a bank account. Because they’re not married. How is that fair?
So yes, this amendment sucks, but it sucks for so many more reasons than people realize.
(Oh, and just my two cents here: if people don’t want gays getting married (and yes, I do think it should be called a marriage. No reason not to!), then heterosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to get divorced. There, now it’s fair.)
the main thing solved – Lordons frustration over the retirement. I wonder what’s next? your characters seems to get bored and started surfing on the net…
and the thing: respert for all the exceptions, but according to what I see all around me: *marriage is sucks*. so gay people: don’t get married!
you not lose a thing
I don’t watch the news :\ Too boring.
But when people use good as their advertisement… it makes me want to punch their face in, mostly because I’m atheist but because I’m violent too.
I don’t know how I got THAT wrong…
Way to go, NC! The entire state has been placed on teh same Boycott List as Tax-achussetts, New Pork, Californicatia, and several other states that have distinguished themselves with gross violations of private matters and/or excessive corruption in the tax dollars spending habits. If I consider taking a beach vacation I’ll go to SOUTH Carolina, Georgia, or Virginia. Take your homophobic pervert club you call a legislature and get stuffed! I’ll do no business in NC and would even gas up at the border so I pay for no gas until I’m across the other border and avoid all toll roads. I will permanently condemn Amendment 1 for the same reasons I condemn Californicatia’s Proposition H8. I will also refuse to recognise ANY marriages, hetero or not, performed in NC during the time Amendment 1 is on the books. Death to homophobia!
Well he’s taking it better than most people would.