Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

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  1. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Pretty much.

    But meh, Interracial Marriage suffered hick-ups, too.

  2. rottenprat

    rottenprat said, over 4 years ago

    It’s been on-again off-again for too long. Just like with the abortion debate, Same-Sex Marriage will win in the end.

  3. kjhudlow

    kjhudlow GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Marriage is NOT a religious institution. It is a civil contract. Two athiests married by a justice of the peace are just as married as two Catholics (for example) married by a priest.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 4 years ago

    ^^ Do religions perform divorces? No, not annulments, divorces.
    Oh no, that’s the legal system that does that.

  5. Dana

    Dana said, over 4 years ago

    “If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon

  6. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^ So you’re saying we should take all of the money from rich people? You know, to keep them from being damned?

    “Many in the military do no more service than “peel potatoes,” but they still receive benefits because they belong to the institution of the military.”

    • This contradicts: “The fact that a miniscule number of gays raise children doesn’t matter. ”

    “Many people outside the institution of the military contribute to their work, yet receive no veterans benefits.”

    • You’ve never seen the benefits of being a military contractor, then, have you? I can tell you (as I am one), there’re plenty.

    “The state protects and rewards this institution because it is in their interest to do so.”

    • The end. Cue the 14th Amendment. The 1st Amendment also says that even if your particular religion doesn’t allow it, it can’t suppress another religion that does. For the same reason that churches don’t pay taxes even though they are given government property.

  7. edrush

    edrush said, over 4 years ago

    So, if marriage is solely for popping out babies, does that mean that a guy with a vasectomy should be banned from getting married (to either sex)?

  8. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^ Or guys who need Viagra, or women who are sterile and need a surrogate, or men and women who are too old, or where the difference in the age of the parents is too great. Or where the couple decides not to have kids.

    Yep, reduces the numbers doesn’t it. — Some findings today: http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jun/27/science/sci-brothers27

    http://www.pnas.org/content/103/28/10771.long

    I’m curious as to why these articles focus solely on what makes for gay men, but then again it seems to be a societal thing. Note that most “ex-gay” (and I use the term loosely) “curing” (again, loosely, choices are reversible and none of these so-called groups have ever been able to produce a single “cured” person though they claim to have cured “thousands”) techniques only “work” on men [e.g. “naked hugs”, ya, seriously, how “ex-gay” is that?]. Same with theories of what makes someone “choose” to be gay. Very male-centric. It’s like an obsession. The common theme for lesbians is “well, they must hate men.” Too obsessed with men, our society is. I mean, as cute as some are, get over it.

  9. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 4 years ago

    This has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not gay marriage should be permitted. Totally separate observation, but apparently no group of married couples has a higher divorce rate than lesbians.

    That brings up the question as to why they decide to get married in the first place. I am afraid it might be societal pressure, new found freedom, or to challenge American society. After marching and fighting together for years the sudden opportunity may overwhelm a natural reticence. Then, too late, you find out living with one person the rest of your life is not what you really wanted.

  10. Riley_SHeehan

    Riley_SHeehan said, over 4 years ago

    Who cares it’s the freedom and pursuit of happiness is what matters if they want to be married let them homosexuals date back thousands of years so if they want to tie the knot let them, once again who cares. How about we restrict Christians from from preaching to us on a freakin’ cartoon page how would fell about that?

  11. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 4 years ago

    Bottom line is what Libertarian said…no one is denying gay people the right to live together nowadays, so why push for something called “marriage”?

    At its root, the push for gay marriage is a push to throw their non-traditional lifestyle in the face of everyone and force some kind of acceptance, which is a step beyond “tolerance”, the rallying cry of the 1980’s.

  12. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “That brings up the question as to why they decide to get married in the first place. I am afraid it might be societal pressure, new found freedom, or to challenge American society.”

    • Or it could be novel little things like “protecting their children.”
    • Marriage provides plenty of benefits for custody and child care, health insurance, employee leave for spouses to care for their sick, the ability TO adopt children, oftentimes. I mean, if we’re talking about stereotypes here, you have a relationship type where motherly instinct is doubled.

    http://www.loveandpride.com/informationcenter/tips.aspx?categoryid=8

    Obviously citing divorce rates as a reason to deny marriage wouldn’t be a good idea… http://blogs.chron.com/believeitornot/2010/06/the_gores_split_and_divorce_ra_1.html

    • But as for your “fact” that there’s a higher divorce rate among lesbians, I could find no such information and would like to see you cite your source. I’m curious, especially considering the sample is pretty bleeep small (since so few states actually allow same-sex marriages). I mean, at least with the statistic that divorce rates are higher in states with same-sex marriage bans there’s a larger sample size for that.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    As those “escaping” Pilgrims dictated- it’s OUR way or the stocks, dunking chair, hanging, or burning at the stake- yep, real believers in “freedom”.

  14. Pup of Cognition

    Pup of Cognition said, over 4 years ago

    ^Where is your better example? Some autocracy must be maintained or you have anarchy. I think it is very telling that today’s permissive Amrican Society is a direct descendant of the tolerant Christian sects that formed this nation originally. And don’t cite individual excesses to me - I’m talking about in general and speaking to the mindset that led up to the non-establishment clause.

    In the end you secular-postmodern- humanists are bereft - you need a clue fast.

  15. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “Tolerant christian sects”? The ones who burned the witches???

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