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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staygold
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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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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
@KazooKid You = awesome.
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staygold
Thank you omg :000
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Lucky_Queen
OK, I don't support gay marriage, but I don't hate on homosexuals, and am not an asshole (at least, I'm probably not). And no, I don't say that gays are assholes.
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Lucky_Queen
Yeah.
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Marvele
But that's just an assumption...
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Lucky_Queen
Maybe so.
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Marvele
Not, acting nonchalant about it.
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on December 30, 2015
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Marvele
Perhaps. Yeah, but perhaps he thought that the question was referring to like hating it or like debating for it.
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Lucky_Queen
Maybe so. But the questions says "Why do people not support...?" so that's what I assumed she was answering.
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Marvele
I think he meant people who are against it not people who don't support it.
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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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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▼
DeadPunkette
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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DeadPunkette
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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
I will stop interfering with your life if you stop interfering with gay peoples' lives.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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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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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.
MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Just voted your answer up!
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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▼
DeadPunkette
Now you're just saying it's mainly the Christians who don't support it. That's not true.
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DeadPunkette
Yeah. *hugs instead*
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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DeadPunkette
Uh, okay...?
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Wait - I already am...
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Okay, I'm sorry. I'll follow you to make up for it XD
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DeadPunkette
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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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DeadPunkette
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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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DeadPunkette
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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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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Whisker_Queer
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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Sorry. Can you explain more on this?
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DeadPunkette
You're a smart girl. Re-read it again until you comprehend.
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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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planetfroot
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.
MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Just voted your answer up!
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staygold
Me too!
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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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ArtemisApollo73
People are odd creatures.
Lucky_Queen
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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Lucky_Queen
Oh OK.
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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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Good *wipes forehead*
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Whoa! You have 8 votes down! WHy?
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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staygold
BECAUSE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND US. THEY THINK THEYRE RIGHT, BUT THEYRE FULL OF CRAP.
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Linku
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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Layla_The_Gayla
May I just take this glorious moment to say that I'm Christian and panromantic, thus breaking the stereotype that ALL Christians are homophobic? Get that out of your minds NOW! Christians don't hate gays. We love everyone. The bible says "Love thy neighbor" and all that fun stuff. Christians are not homophobic, there are just homophobes who use Christianity as an excuse to discriminate.
DipperPinesShades
Same here. I used to be homophobic like a year ago (sorry bout that) and now I fully support them. I find nothing wrong with it and I'm Catholic.
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Layla_The_Gayla
Exactly!
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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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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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
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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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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StormTheFox
if God is apparently "against it" then how did he create gay people?
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Anime_Lover2234
It usually has to do with religion. For example, one of my Uncles are gay, and, because of his family's religion, his family shunned him for a long time. A lot of people say that if you are gay/lesbo, that you will go to the oppisite of heaven. I don't believe that crap. I don't really care if someone is like that. If someone likes another of the same gender, I say go for it. Ain't nobody stoppin' you! And if someone is trying to stop you, (Unless it's family) They are not a real 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?
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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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Lucky_Queen
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.
Layla_The_Gayla
I see. I apologize for the confusion.
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Layla_The_Gayla
Okay, just the way you were wording it sounded like it was okay for them to discriminate. I find any kind of discrimination disgusting, but if someone doesn't support it, then you shouldn't bully them.
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Lucky_Queen
Oh, OK. I'm not calling them out on whatever they think (whether or not they support it), but rather the fact that they ask a question in a way that seems like it's made just to cause drama.
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Layla_The_Gayla
You aren't being rude. What I'm trying to say is if someone is discriminatory then it's best to leave it be rather than causing a fuss.
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Lucky_Queen
Umm. I really don't get what you're saying... Sorry... Is there any other way you could explain? Without so many pronouns? Sorry if that sounds rude...
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Layla_The_Gayla
Freedom of speech doesn't mean careless talk.
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Lucky_Queen
I agree 100%.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
And people have a right to get married. Simple.
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Lucky_Queen
thanks @Markimoo .
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DeadPunkette
@MerTaylor SO TRUE.
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Lucky_Queen
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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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Yeah. So that's why gay people should ALWAYS be able to get married, no matter what others think.
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Lucky_Queen
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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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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Animgame
Christians believe that you should be fruitful in number, and continue to be. Yes, there's adoption, but those come from different moms and dads. If you are gay, (I don't believe you can xD) you cannot make a baby.

I am a Christian, but I am not going to go to any gay person and yell, "DON'T BE GAY."
I honestly don't give any fluffs about gay marriage, its their life, and I'll live mine with God.
sniper
well god says to spread the truth the word and sitting back and not speaking to them about it is not spreading the word of jesus christ.
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XxlunargirlxX
Actually, there is a frozen sperm thing.
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Kanya888
Yeah, I know lol. That was just the first thing the popped into my head when thinking of examples of when they'd be completely alone.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
@Kanya888 I think if they were stranded on a desert island, they would have more important things to worry about than having a kid.
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Kanya888
Oh yeah, they're doing lots of stuff to make it possible for a same-sex couple to have a kid. But there's no way for them to have one if they were like, stranded on a desert island or something. Right now they need outside people to have the kid. Wish they didn't.
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staygold
@Kanya888 ik this is rlly late but they can do something w bone marrow. for females, there are sperm donors and they're trying to do something with the eggs.
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Kanya888
But that wouldn't work if they were both men.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Eh, I'm an atheist, but I'm glad that you don't give a fluff about it :3
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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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Fej123
I personally support the LGBTQ+ community, but some reasons are due to religion/thinking it's not natural.
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Jeon_Jungkookie
Most people don't like the fact that two people of the same gender can find love because its a 'sin' when its not or one person likes someone who likes their same gender
There is absolutely nothing wrong with same sex marriage because you know that the couple will be happy together and its stupid to judge someone for who they like
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