Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It’s not 33 states. North Carolina became 31.

  2. Snoopy_Fan

    Snoopy_Fan said, over 4 years ago

    So, by your reasoning, America has always been fascist. Move somewhere else if you think there’s a better place for LGBT. “Gay marriage” is an oxymoron, because it pretends that a man can take the place of a woman and vice versa. To sweep ALL believers in traditional marriage under the rug of enemies of equality is itself prejudicial and bigoted. Being gay is not immutable, like being black. And gays have the right to marry the opposite sex like the rest of us.

  3. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 4 years ago


    But they don’t WANT to marry some one of the opposite sex. And bob isn’t wrong on this. We are supposed to be the land of the free. We were founded as a country that would give rights and equality to all. Its taken a while, but we are almost at that point. If you don’t beleve in same-sex marriage, thats fine, don’t marry some one of the same sex. But nobody has the right to deny someone freedom on the grounds that THEY don’t like it.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 4 years ago

    Harley doesn’t believe in freedom for others. It’s anathema to his core beliefs. Do your best to keep people like him out of power.

  5. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Come up with a non-religious reason for banning same sex marriages that wouldn’t also ban heterosexual marriages without children.

    “Ooh, it’s ICKY!” isn’t a reason.
    Neither is “If you allow that then you would also have to allow…” Recognition of a new type of Social Contract is not the same as decriminalizing an illegal activity.
    And, “Why do they have to call it ‘Marriage’?” is merely semantics until you realize that most of the states that have barred Gay Marriage also bar Civil Unions.

  6. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, over 4 years ago


    No, it has nothing to do with a “Man” taking the place of a woman nor a “Woman” taking the place of a man; it is about relationships between two people who love one another and wish/desire to be contractually/legally recognized either by a civil union or marriage so that they can enjoy the same legal and economic equally granted to married couples.

    America’s current laws reflect a basic lack civil rights/human rights for all people in America v. the select few or, in this case, the select many (the dictatorship of the majority). Your mental reasoning (or lack thereof), is not yet “civilized” as is the rest of “Western Civilization”. Not only are we failing to recognize same sex civil unions (let alone marriages) on a National basis, we are still in the dark ages concerning prostitution, legalization of marihuana, tax funded NHC and education through college; the legalization of all of the latter promotes the economy, reduces crime, and overall makes for a better society and one that is not in violation of “others” civil rights/human rights.

  7. tcity

    tcity said, over 4 years ago

    Don’t equate the two. Pedophilia is an abuse of a child. A child does not, nor has the maturity for consent. No mutual consent = rape and abuse. It’s a pity you can’t see the difference.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “Marriage” was established by states and religions to guarantee a man’s property rights to spouse(s) and children from the union, and of course property as well in most cultures. How many times does the bride retain “ownership” of her dowry, for example??

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Nice painting of the Warrior Nincompoop who gave us Economegeddon!

  10. josefw

    josefw said, over 4 years ago

    The President has the Women vote, Latino, Black, Asian and the rest that comprise the liberal vote, and a whole new crop of young voters. And now of course the President is firmly on the side of the LGBT community.

    According to the CBS poll, conducted May 11-13

    46 percent of registered voters say they would vote for Romney, while 43 percent say they would opt for Mr. Obama. Romney’s slight advantage remains within the poll’s margin of error, which is plus or minus four percentage points.

    Romney took the lead among women voters, who supported the former Massachusetts governor 46 percent to Mr. Obama’s 44 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error. In April, Mr. Obama had an edge among women voters, with 49 percent support to Romney’s 43 percent.

  11. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 4 years ago


    Easy answer: It erodes at the moral and social fabric of our society. It blurs the distinction between man and woman, and the roles they play in the rearing of a child.

    There’s an old phrase that is out there, that I believe is relevant. “Mothers raise boys, Fathers raise men.” If you have two mothers, where is the masculine side to the child equation for males? If you have two fathers, where is the feminine side for the daughters?

    Men cannot possibly relate to “female issues” as they crop up, especially once puberty hits, just like women can’t relate to the onset of rampant estosterone in males. It’s a physiological thing that, due to the differences in the fundamental makeup of our species, there needs a pairing of people of opposite gender to provide that guidance, structure, and moral support when coming up through puberty.

    Let’s look at demographics and some data, and the correlations therein. I want to preface this as I’m only looking at data; I am not trying to make a racial comment here.

    If you look at single-mother homes, the predominance is amongst black communities, followed by hispanics. Whites are roughly 1/3 and 1/2 those communities.

    Now, take a look at the incarceration rate between the races:

    Now look at the domestic abuse between races:

    So what I’m saying is that there is a lot of evidence that the eroding social structure (i.e. higher divorce rates, single-mother homes, etc) is already causing a social impact because there aren’t two clearly-defined roles in the home to help shape children into responsible and productive members of society.

    Adding same-gender marriages into the mix, specifically as it relates to child-rearing, further erodes that social structure and gender roles/definition in the children. I’m not saying gay parents aren’t loving, or don’t care for their children. What I’m saying is the children who are a product of rearing within a same-gender home has a much higher probability of blurring the gender distinction and risks further erotion of the family structure within the US.

    I do believe that as a form of legal protections (insurance, shared property, powers of attorney, etc), it shouldn’t matter gender or familial association. But as a matter of defining marriage, and within that marriage the very structure of society and the implications therein (as detailed above), it should remain between man and woman.

  12. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 4 years ago

    The briefest scan of your comment says you have no clue whats in the Declaration of Independence. Other wise you would try to point out HOW I am wrong.

  13. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 4 years ago

    “Simple, society as been based around around the family. The strongest family unit is 1 man one women making children”

    Then I ask again, why are there no laws banning the infertile from getting married? They can’t make kids, so under your logic, they can’t get married. And why are there laws banning close relitives from marrying? A brother can get his sister pregnant, so by your thinking, they should get married and pop out all the web toed kids they want.

  14. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    One of the great things about living in the modern world, is that we do not have to rely on speculation about things; we can, in fact, gather data.

    Here in the real world, we can see that the children of homosexual parents do just fine.

    As for those “gender distinctions” which you fear blurred, as a woman in a high-tech, hard-science field I can honestly say that I find a lot of those “gender distinctions” to be (a) nonsensical, based on blind belief and prejudice rather than reality, and (b) disadvantaging; I’m not as wildly enthusiastic as you are about maintaining them.

  15. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The Declaration of Independence is not the law document which governs the country. The Constitution is; and it is a specifically secular document which outlines the rights of citizens. Equality in the Constitution is generally regarded as flowing from the Fourteenth Amendment.

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