Why do people not support marriage equality/gay marriage?

Why do people not support marriage equality/gay marriage?

I know a lot of people who think being gay is a sin, or whatever. I want to know WHY they think that. I know there's something about it in the bible, but there is always adoption. I know you say that children need a mom and a dad, but we don't outlaw single parent households. It makes no sense, to me, when people say they don't support gay marriage. I am 100% for marriage equality. I don't mean to start a war, though!

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Ducki
let me see here.... Ooh! I know! Because they're assholes! : D
Down vote my answer all you want.
Its my OPINION.
That's what all you non-supporters say about your "opinion" on gay rights, no?
ViktoriaMagrey
What...They don't have to be assholes. That's like saying you are an ass because you support that! Some people are pretty nice no matter what side they're on.
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ViktoriaMagrey
I see.
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on September 25, 2016
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Marvele
I think she's referring to people who actively dislike homosexuality not people who just don't support it. And still though, to be gay and somebody hating the very fact that you're getting married is pretty upsetting.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
@KazooKid You = awesome.
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Ducki
Thank you omg :000
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Well, I don't give a crap about how other people live their lives. I don't give a crap who other people marry. I just mind my own business, thank you, and don't go sticking my nose in everyones' lives. I stay out of things that don't involve me, whereas you think you can control the marriage of other people. That's just crappy - excuse the language. It just sucks that you think people are under your thumbs, just because you believe in something. Keep your opinions to yourself See More▼
NyoHoHo
Okay, first of all, a question is to be answered with an honest personal thought, or a.k.a, an opinion, is it not? And no one here is forcing religion onto you. Just as you make science references, we make Christian references. And good for you, you shouldn't interfere with peoples' lives. Great news. But that means you can't different beliefs. I don't agree See More▼
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NyoHoHo
I said NO ONE HERE. I'm glad your cousin got baptized, yay. But I was talking on here. And I'm not interfering with their lives. It's simply a belief I have. It's not like I go up in their faces and say, "Haha, gays are stupid, I don't support it!" and start bullying them on from there. No, I respect them because they're human too, but I just have different beliefs See More▼
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I will stop interfering with your life if you stop interfering with gay peoples' lives.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Oh no, in church, when my cousin was baptized, (I was forced to go XP ) the pastor made everyone promise to teach Nehemiah (the cousin) that Christianity is true. If that's not shoving religion down her throat, then I don't know WHAT is.
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Julius525
I think that some people are afraid of change, or things different. But as we live in XXI century, I think it's time to change our minds.
I want homosexual marriage to be the same as heterosexual one. Why? Because I simply see two people that love each other making a big step. There should not be difference bewteen them. I support them and respect them even when I don't understand it (I mean, I'm heterosexual and I can't understand how a woman prefers a woman instead of a man, See More▼
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NyoHoHo
There's:

Christians
Atheists
Buddhists
Muslims
Mormons


And other religions that don't believe in gay marriage. It's called an "opinion". Something you have that you get judged on recently these days. Don't go around saying: "The Bible says it's wrong,". There's a lot of stuff the Bible says is wrong and you still do it. You just don't want to judged by anyone else and blame it on the bible. See More▼
Nishikinhoe
what about jews
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Funnywarrior25
Hay I am Christian and I am not against gay's
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on October 29, 2015
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Marvele
Guys, it's actually not in the bible, the quote is taken out of context. I don't want to start anything it's just that people keep shoving it is a proof.
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galactic.milo
The Bible says that LUST is a sin. Lust can happen between men and women just as lust can happen between LGB people.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Sorry. Can you explain more on this?
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NyoHoHo
You're a smart girl. Re-read it again until you comprehend.
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Hyrule_Castle_Town
I think it is okay because my aunt is engaged to a woman and they are happy together.
Kanya888
"they are happy together"
tHANK YOU FOR THE SIMPLEST REASON TO ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRAIGE
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I support it because:

1. It is none of my business how others live their lives.
2. It doesn't affect me at all.
3. Of the many, many other religions there are, just one of them shouldn't be able to control who others marry. (@Markimoo I understand your comment but I am talking about the Christians who don't support it )
4. Telling someone that they can't marry who they want because it's against your religion is like getting mad at someone for eating a donut when you're on See More▼
NyoHoHo
Now you're just saying it's mainly the Christians who don't support it. That's not true.
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on April 03, 2015
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NyoHoHo
Yeah. *hugs instead*
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Truce? *holds out paw* Uh, uh- *turns into a human* *blushes* You didn't see anything... *waves hand in front of your face* *holds out hand for shaking*
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NyoHoHo
Uh, okay...?
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Wait - I already am...
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Okay, I'm sorry. I'll follow you to make up for it XD
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NyoHoHo
You never offended me, just really ticked me off. And you should let everyone be, and have their own beliefs regardless of what they think.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Well, my mission is to get gay marriage legalized in every one of the 50 states in North America. Once that's done, I'll probably stop and let everyone be for a while. I'm sorry if I offended you, I just believe very strongly in human rights. And I do understand that I violated your religious rights when I offended you. I tend to start arguments everywhere I See More▼
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NyoHoHo
And I'm pretty mad about how they feel so bad for the gays, when they have ALL of this support, but if someone doesn't believe in strongly, then they're labeled as mean, or rude, or whatever.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I said, on #3 I was talking about the Christians who don't support it. My other reasons had nothing to do with that (except #4). I'm sorry if there was some confusion.
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bluebear0914
people hate the things they cannot understand. and apparently that is against the bible, but I really don't give a thought to it.
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The_Demigod_Timelord_Wizard
Well. Looks like there are two people who are very spiteful at the moment
ArtemisApollo73
Indeed.
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xXEmo_KingXx
Hmm... lets see...
Its because their asshole who need a good, fat smack to the head with the all too familiar insult of, "Grow the Fūck up and get over it."

People in the LGBT community still bleed red, people. Last I checked, the only difference they had was a sexualy preference.

First off, love is love. It doesnt matter if its gay, straight, or what the fūck ever.
Secondly, people are only cruel to them because their stuck in the old, ignorant, intolerant ways of a dying See More▼
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ArtemisApollo73
People are odd creatures.
vive_la_revolution
That's really offensive... People have opinions. Obviously yours is that it's OK. Some people may not share that opinion. You don't have to be so rude to them.
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ArtemisApollo73
Yeah, this post was really cryptic. I totally support gay marriage, and accept others's opinions. I just suck at the english language.
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ArtemisApollo73
The latter! The latter!
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ArtemisApollo73
Sorry for the confusion!
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Good *wipes forehead*
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Whoa! You have 8 votes down! WHy?
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Do you mean that people are odd creatures because they are gay?

Or that people are odd creatures because they don't support marriage equality?
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Squeekie
This is terrible! Everyone says that people against gay marriage because the Bible tells us that gay marriage is wrong. It is not only that. Im not going to start a war ( Which happens too often and should be less frequent ) so I will keep more reasons why to myself. Please dont take offense. Please dont start a war. Most of you probably believe in freedom of speech (so do I) so please let me have my freedom.
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Ducki
BECAUSE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND US. THEY THINK THEYRE RIGHT, BUT THEYRE FULL OF CRAP.
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NuttyTheSquirrel
They would rather follow some hypocritical book than think for themselves. Gay folks would make their kids become gay then the human race would eventually be extinct. It's not even real love. Blah, blah, blah. Those people make absolutely no sense.
GalacticBiRavenclaw
Just voted your answer up!
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xxxvanny
Because some people are butts -O- And they tight with religion, well, we fight with peace, bruh. It doesn't matter. People shouldn't judge.
GalacticBiRavenclaw
Just voted your answer up!
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Ducki
Me too!
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malfunctioningEgoist
becuause in the bible it says that there were two towns full of homosexuals that were burned. Its a sin because adam and eve were made to love one another not two woman or men and so on.

Some are grossed out by the idea and use reliigion as an excuse.

Just because I said this doesn't mean I support them. I just go to church and know this. I am myself very much so pansexual and interested in any sex.
Marvele
I don't understand why this has down votes?? They're being respectful??
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Marvele
Oh yeah, I remember those two. But weren't they burned for raping everybody?
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LokiLaufeyson
just to start this off, I am 100% for gay marriage. so this is what i think. from my experience with society people like normality. they like things that are familiar to them. and so when people see different things they become scared and defensive, take for example the salem witch trials. people would burn others because they were scared. that or people are total a-holes and have no empathy.
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Funnywarrior25
Because there anti gay or probaly Christian and following the lord but seriously I don't care and I am Christian
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vive_la_revolution
Because it's their choice. They have the right to an opinion just as much as you do. Some people may not support it because ot their religion. Some may not support it just because of personal reasons. I don't exactly support it, but I'm not against gays or anything. When you post a question like this, it seems almost like you're just trying to start arguments.
GalacticBiRavenclaw
And people have a right to get married. Simple.
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vive_la_revolution
thanks @Markimoo .
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NyoHoHo
@MerTaylor SO TRUE.
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vive_la_revolution
Yes. It's not right if you go off and be mean to those who don't support it, though; they have their rights to free speech.
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Yeah. So that's why gay people should ALWAYS be able to get married, no matter what others think.
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vive_la_revolution
Yes. Everyone should have their rights, even if we don't all agree with them.
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AnIntelligentLifeForm
it baffles me how ppl think that they can say "oh im not homophobic i just dont think gays should have the same rights as me but im not homophobic" like stfu ur homophobic. just replace gays with poc or jews or women and youll see my point.
Kanya888
Actually, they're not...they don't like gays...that doesn't mean they're afraid of them...
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AnIntelligentLifeForm
ok hun i get it
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Kanya888
Obviously you didn't choose it. But by definition, you used it in the wrong context.
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AnIntelligentLifeForm
i kno its a stupid word but i didnt choose it
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Kanya888
Homo=gay
Phobia=fear
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AnIntelligentLifeForm
homophobia doesnt mean ur afraid of gays it means u discriminate against them
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Kanya888
I think they say that because in the Bible it says a man and a man can't lie together like a man would do with a woman. Another reason is probably just predecent; heterosexual marriage has always been the way things work and people tend to dislike change.
I don't think those are very good reasons though, because:
1. People can marry and never have sex, and if they do and are Christians, God can always forgive them.
2. If nothing ever changed women would still be considered good See More▼
Kanya888
I also found out that some of my Christian friends would vote for same-sex marriage to be legal. Not because they don't think it's a sin, but because they believe marriage should be something the government has no say in; that it should be between the two people getting married and God.

Just throwing that out there.
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Kanya888
Recently I heard something about Christians not liking it because it breaks down the traditional family system (i.e. a mother, father, and kid(s)) and that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt because the kids wouldn't have a mother figure and father figure, but two mother figures and two father figures. I think that's dumb. At least kids with same-sex parents See More▼
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mythology_lover
i only object to #1 because we should not purposely sin and expect God to forgive us... (you shall not tempt the lord your god) but i know that's not what u mean
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Marvele
That quote is supposed to mean that a man should be treated as a man not a woman as in woman should be lower.
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Kanya888
And if that's what it means, the Bible technically says nothing against gays or any other sexuality.
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Kanya888
*shrugs* It's the only thing in the entire Bible I could find that adresses homosexuality.
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StormTheFox
if God is apparently "against it" then how did he create gay people?
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StormTheFox
people are against gay marriage becuase they think that people were MADE to be attracted to the opposite sex, when that is not always the case. Some people are naturally born gay. It's not a disorder AT ALL. That might be caused by maybe the child's parents maybe beating eachother up and that takes affect on their mental health. Sometimes it is caused by having a bad relationship with the opposite sex and giving up. if that's the case then why can people just make fuin of them? See More▼
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averageschoolgirl
i support it, but my dad believes its against god...
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DipperPinesShades
Eh, I don`t support it, but I`m always like "Why should I care how other people live their lives?" So, I`m kinda neutral in a sense. I won`t be mean to the person, but I don`t really support it. But I`m just a teen so what do I know?
DipperPinesShades
Looking back at myself I'm disappointed. *Silently thanks friends for changing my stupid opinion*
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DipperPinesShades
@MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess XD
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I'm glad you've changed, at least XD
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ScourgeRulesWantToBeMates
People are all about "You need to be a different sex to marry someone!" I don't get it!
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Ackermeme
O P I N I O N
on August 09, 2015
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I noticed that a bunch of bad people thumbed down your posts, everyone who supports marriage equality. Ignore them. I thumbed up everyone who does support it
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rosalie13hale
it may be because society always finds it hard to accept someone or something that is different from what the majority does.being a gay is also considered like that the majority groups are straight so they find it hard to accept them and as u said religous people also find it hard as they follow the bible
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unaveragekpopstan
In my religion it's a commandment by our god to be straight and replenish the earth by having children. But your not supposed to have kids until marriage. Even though it's considered a sin for my religion, it does not mean I don't support them. My best friend happens to be gay. I love and support them and when they told me I didn't treat them any different. But I did not agree with them. This is all my opinion though. I don't agree with it but I will definitely support anyone See More▼
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dresimi
I assume you mean in america. It goes against american's "freedom and equality for all" thing to say gay people shouldn't marry right? Anyway, it doesn't affect you at all and you're an asshole if you think people shouldn't marry just because you don't like it.
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