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Hundreds of thousands of people protest against Gay Marriage in France.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/french-protest-gay-marriage/story-e6frg6n6-1226518933096

The Socialists plan to legalize Gay Marriage but not everyone seem to be on the same page.

This is certainly surprising since Europe, France in particular, is known for its liberal views. We are not talking about the Middle East, Asia, or Eastern Europe here where people are not so enlightened.

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newspaper_times_logo.jpg Friday, August 17, 2012

Vatican backs French bishops on anti-gay marriage stance

The French Catholic Church is right to defend traditional family values, a top bishop told Vatican Radio yesterday, a day after rights groups criticised a prayer focused on families and children as homophobic.

The prayer, read out in French churches to mark the Assumption holiday, said children should “fully benefit from the love of a father and mother”, underscoring the Church’s opposition to a commitment by French President Francois Hollande to allow gay couples to marry and adopt children.

“French bishops are right to insist that children ‘grow up with a father and a mother’,” Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Vatican’s families committee, told Vatican Radio.

“No one wants to deny people their individual rights, absolutely not.

“But marriage is something else, and family is born of marriage.

“I believe that preserving this network which is cultural – and for us also religious – is a real challenge that we have to take up in every corner of our planet.”

Bishop Paglia blamed the pursuit of individual rights on a “cultural trend that idolises the rights of the individual”.

“When you start destroying the ‘we’ that is found in the family, you question the structure of society as a whole,” he said.

In Italy, Bishop Paglia said strong family links and financial support from parents had saved young people affected by the economic crisis.

The prayer, which was first read at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral and later to pilgrims in Lourdes, angered several gay rights groups.

Michael Bouvar, one of the leaders of the group SOS Homophobie, told AFPTV: “The message sent out by the church is a mask for discrimination and homophobia.”

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Hundreds of thousands of people protest against Gay Marriage in France.

http://www.theaustra...6-1226518933096

The Socialists plan to legalize Gay Marriage but not everyone seem to be on the same page.

This is certainly surprising since Europe, France in particular, is known for its liberal views. We are not talking about the Middle East, Asia, or Eastern Europe here where people are not so enlightened.

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If it doesn't hurt anyone, then what the hell do you care? And if they're not part of your religion then you have no right telling them what they should and shouldn't be doing.

Morons.

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Marriage is a social institution and that social institution has existed for thousands of years because it has certain qualities to it (i.e. producing the next generation of children, providing these children with a paternal and a maternal figure). A same-sex couple marrying may not affect my marriage personally, but it does undermine the very institution of marriage and its original intention.

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Yeah, because kids with homosexual parents become total messes 100% of the time. Marriage may have been traditionally between a man and a woman, but that is why that was the way it was acceptable. Restaurants also only accepted black or white patrons through segregation, but societies change and cultures adapt.

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As soon as divorce became possible, the 'institution of marriage' and it's original intention became extinct. How many divorced or seperated couples do you know? I rest my case.

Gay marriage is here to stay. (And so is gay divorce. Lawyers rejoice.)

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They have every right to protest just as they have every right to look ignorant and stupid.

It won't change anything other than getting it out there that gay marriage is a controversial topic. Who knew?

Oh and as for the sanctity and original intention of marriage thing. Really? Does that really make any sense at all? Being against gay marriage is fine; we are all allowed to have our opinions but that is just an awful argument.

Just for you Blister soul...the original intention of marriage.

When did people start marrying?

The first recorded evidence of marriage contracts and ceremonies dates to 4,000 years ago, in Mesopotamia. In the ancient world, marriage served primarily as a means of preserving power, with kings and other members of the ruling class marrying off daughters to forge alliances, acquire land, and produce legitimate heirs. Even in the lower classes, women had little say over whom they married. The purpose of marriage was the production of heirs, as implied by the Latin word matrimonium, which is derived frommater (mother).

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I've never understood why people care about gay marriage.

Does 2 members of the same sex getting married in anyway affect your day to day life? Does it somehow cause a burden to you?

Let other people live their own lives, gay marriage doesn't change your life, but it can make 2 peoples lives a lot better.

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I've never understood why people care about gay marriage.

Does 2 members of the same sex getting married in anyway affect your day to day life? Does it somehow cause a burden to you?

Let other people live their own lives, gay marriage doesn't change your life, but it can make 2 peoples lives a lot better.

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The people I talk to here in the US who are against gay marriage are generally afraid that it will then force churches to start marrying gay people.

If they dont, then the gay couple will sue under the equal protection clause.

I am a Christian, and gay marriage doesnt offend or bother me in the slightest. Jesus has no problem with gay people at all. Anyone who is in a loving a relationship with another is an EXCELLENT thing in Jesus's world.

unfortunately, I am in the minority.

I think it offends most people who need the religious dogma around them to feel secure.

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As soon as divorce became possible, the 'institution of marriage' and it's original intention became extinct. How many divorced or seperated couples do you know? I rest my case.

Gay marriage is here to stay. (And so is gay divorce. Lawyers rejoice.)

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They have every right to protest just as they have every right to look ignorant and stupid.

It won't change anything other than getting it out there that gay marriage is a controversial topic. Who knew?

Oh and as for the sanctity and original intention of marriage thing. Really? Does that really make any sense at all? Being against gay marriage is fine; we are all allowed to have our opinions but that is just an awful argument.

Just for you Blister soul...the original intention of marriage.

When did people start marrying?

The first recorded evidence of marriage contracts and ceremonies dates to 4,000 years ago, in Mesopotamia. In the ancient world, marriage served primarily as a means of preserving power, with kings and other members of the ruling class marrying off daughters to forge alliances, acquire land, and produce legitimate heirs. Even in the lower classes, women had little say over whom they married. The purpose of marriage was the production of heirs, as implied by the Latin word matrimonium, which is derived frommater (mother).

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