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National Day of Action for marriage equality

By Passy 3 August 2008 190

I went to the National Day of Action for marriage equality.  It was small – about 60 people – but lively.

My guess is that gay marriage is not that much of an issue for most gays, lesbians and trans gender people, or at least not enough to get them and in consequence supporters to a demo. 

Perhaps this is because they feel powerless against the forces of homophobia. 

What’s Your opinion?


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johnboy 12:24 am 08 Aug 08

Christianity for mine throws out anything that the martyr-making paul wrote and embracing the gnostic/pelagian heresies,

The end product is the tolerant strain of anglicanism crossed with the harder core uniting church.

simbo 10:23 pm 07 Aug 08

Andrew Lloyd Webber is not human. He is the devil incarnate!

And jesus is only half human. On his mother’s side…

tap 10:09 pm 07 Aug 08

… well, he’s only human. 😛

simbo 10:02 pm 07 Aug 08

See, I have this unfortunate thing where half my knowledge of the bible is from an obsessive childhood listening to “Jesus Christ Superstar” (which apparently still served me better in following the plot of “Passion of the Christ” than a girl who was raised Catholic…) – so, yeah, while he does the peace and love stuff, he also has a tendency to rant and rave and chuck people out of churches occasionally. Frankly, Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesus is a little bit schizo for mine…

tap 6:47 pm 07 Aug 08

Well homosexuality was yes, and most probably dates back as far as genitals do.

Interstingly, homosexual marriages took place in the Roman Empire, then the christians came along. In their infinite love for their neighbour, they illegalised gay marriage and then homosexuality itself, on the punishment of being burned alive in front of the public… You’ve got to wonder what jesus would have said about that don’t you?

Deadmandrinking 6:37 pm 07 Aug 08

simbo said :

Well… hm. It is sorta true that marriages, as far as we understand them, have been in a church of some kind (whether it be church, synagogue, mosque or Temple of Demeter or Zeus or Apollo or whatever) for a fair chunk of history. However … church and state have been separate for a couple of centuries now. Which means – our laws are not defined by what a particular church may or may not believe.

I’m also not entirely clear what you mean by the second paragraph, Maelinar, which means my logic isn’t following most of your point. Could you elabourate a little so I get a better idea what you’re talking about?

Homosexuality was also prevalent in Ancient Greece up to the 7th Century B.C., I’ve heard, and accepted as part of the cultural norm.

tap 6:24 pm 07 Aug 08

Well, mr wiki informs me that marriage is older than reliable history, so who can say? It is fair to say that marriage is old enough that the religions that did ‘invent’ marriage (if they did of course) have very little to do with the religions nowdays, certainly not enough to mount a plausible argument that they should somehow have the say over who can get married or not.

simbo 6:13 pm 07 Aug 08

Well… hm. It is sorta true that marriages, as far as we understand them, have been in a church of some kind (whether it be church, synagogue, mosque or Temple of Demeter or Zeus or Apollo or whatever) for a fair chunk of history. However … church and state have been separate for a couple of centuries now. Which means – our laws are not defined by what a particular church may or may not believe.

I’m also not entirely clear what you mean by the second paragraph, Maelinar, which means my logic isn’t following most of your point. Could you elabourate a little so I get a better idea what you’re talking about?

johnboy 6:00 pm 07 Aug 08

It takes a pretty sophisticated system of Government to start worrying about the legal status of personal relationships.

tap 5:55 pm 07 Aug 08

Hasn’t it already been pointed out numerous times that the government did not steal the whole idea of marriage from the church? It was around before the church? At least the christian churches. If you need to go back 4000 or more years to find a precedent, perhaps thats a bit ridiculous?

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