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    civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby Schu » 25 Nov 2009 20:42

    I thought this was a clever take on the issue of gay marriage.

    Basically, couple wants to get a civil union because they don't want anything that discriminates against gay people. Council refuses to let them get one because they're not same sex.

    Mr Freeman and Miss Doyle, both 25, from Islington, have been in a relationship for four years.

    Mr Freeman said: "It would be lovely to formalise our relationship but we are completely turned off by the whole institution of marriage because it discriminates against gay people."


    Their bid was supported by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

    Mr Tatchell said: "The ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is heterophobic. It is disciminatory and offensive."
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 25 Nov 2009 20:50

    :lol:

    That's why legalizing gay marriage is so much better! Plus, it really pisses the Xians off. :wink:
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby SimonH » 25 Nov 2009 20:57

    You can register your relationship in Australia - I guess this is like a civil union?? My partner and I are considering this to ensure all legal rights are transferred to the other if one of us kicks the bucket - especially regarding our son.

    The only problem is that it costs ~$250, whereas a marriage license is more like $40!! Why - cos it isn't a religious ceremony???
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby SandChigger » 25 Nov 2009 22:33

    OK, I changed my mind: I hope the 2012 Doomsdayers are right. We're basically too stupid to deserve to exist.
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby SandChigger » 25 Nov 2009 22:36

    SimonH wrote:You can register your relationship in Australia - I guess this is like a civil union?? My partner and I are considering this to ensure all legal rights are transferred to the other if one of us kicks the bucket - especially regarding our son.

    That is just so simple and makes so much sense.

    That's why it will never fly in the States.

    God I hate people.

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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby lotek » 26 Nov 2009 06:58

    how's that for a laugh:
    http://www.newser.com/story/74400/texas ... riage.html

    well done guys!
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby The_Preacher » 26 Nov 2009 15:04

    Fools. They call themselves Christians? The Jesus that I'm aware of did not judge or discriminate. Does "let he who hath no sin among you cast the first stone" ring a bell?

    I think Aaron Sorkin said it best:

    [How] is my marriage, your marriage, or anyone else's marriage even marginally affected by the gay couple two doors down from them also getting married, and if it does, how is that their problem?


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    Jenna Jacobs: I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President, the Bible does.
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    Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.
    President Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I have you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophmore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? "Think about that, will you? Oh, and one last thing. You may have mistaken this for your meeting of the ignorant tight-asses club but in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Nov 2009 20:14

    The_Preacher wrote:
    President Bartlet: I like how you call homosexuality an abombination.
    Jenna Jacobs: I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President, the Bible does.
    President Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
    Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.
    President Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I have you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophmore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? "Think about that, will you? Oh, and one last thing. You may have mistaken this for your meeting of the ignorant tight-asses club but in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.

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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 26 Nov 2009 20:48

    I was reading it thinking, man, when did the US have a president that intelligent... then I realized it was from a TV show. :(
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    Postby SandChigger » 26 Nov 2009 23:07

    The contrast between Bartlett (realistic) and Bush (make-believe) was always too painful to entertain for too long. :(
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby lotek » 27 Nov 2009 06:00

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I was reading it thinking, man, when did the US have a president that intelligent... then I realized it was from a TV show. :(


    well us French don't even have a good TV show president, we're only left with that living joke called sarkozy...
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 27 Nov 2009 12:48

    lotek wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I was reading it thinking, man, when did the US have a president that intelligent... then I realized it was from a TV show. :(

    well us French don't even have a good TV show president, we're only left with that living joke called sarkozy...

    We had Trudeau, but that was a long time ago, and half the country hates his guts. Right now we have either a robot or motorized corpse running things, the jury is out on which exactly.
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    Re: civil unions discriminate against straight people

    Postby chanilover » 29 Nov 2009 18:40

    Schu wrote:I thought this was a clever take on the issue of gay marriage.

    Basically, couple wants to get a civil union because they don't want anything that discriminates against gay people. Council refuses to let them get one because they're not same sex.

    Mr Freeman and Miss Doyle, both 25, from Islington, have been in a relationship for four years.

    Mr Freeman said: "It would be lovely to formalise our relationship but we are completely turned off by the whole institution of marriage because it discriminates against gay people."


    Their bid was supported by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

    Mr Tatchell said: "The ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is heterophobic. It is disciminatory and offensive."


    Peter Tatchell. :puke: Since when has that demented clapped out old circuit queen started calling himself a human rights campaigner?
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