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View Poll Results: How will you vote in the gay marriage referendum?
Yes 2,071 74.15%
No 434 15.54%
Dont Know 80 2.86%
Won't vote 208 7.45%
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24-01-2015, 20:54   #61
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Id like to be viewed as an equal citizen in my own country. Yes and thank you to all those voting yes, even if you personally don't like gay marraige
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24-01-2015, 20:58   #62
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Voting no, it is not about equality, it doesn't allow polygamy or bigamy. It doesn't cater for bisexuals who may want to marry a person from both sexes.
If people want marriage redefined, why not allow multiple husbands or wives?
We are told it is about love and equality, but then prevents a woman from having both a husband and wife, or more, or a man having both a husband and wife or more if he wanted.
Does this referendum want bisexuals to have people whom they are married to and a mistress or another man involved in the marriage whom they are not married to?

Surely the current wording doesn't go far enough for the LGBT lobby groups? It doesn't cater for bisexuals.

Voting no as I would rather a whole new system of marriage without state involvement.
I don't think you understand what bisexual means. Let me explain. Bisexual means you are attracted to and form normal, loving relationships with either men or women. If you are bisexual, you will likely form a loving relationship with one person, be they of the same or opposite sex.

Plenty of straight people cheat and if you are looking to label a group of people who want to be married to more than one person. then you probably mean polygamous marriages, which are illegal pretty much everywhere.
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24-01-2015, 20:59   #63
 
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I don't believe homosexuality is a sin, the way someone is born is not a sin and it is not seen as a sin in the church either.
But if they act upon their homosexual orientation, they are sinning, right? They're grand, as long as they stay celibate?

You've got to admit, it's no coincidence that the vast majority of people who speak out against marriage equality (citing concerns about children or the slippery slope towards incestuous marriage or polygamy) also happen to believe that homosexual acts are sinful.
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24-01-2015, 21:00   #64
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Will there be an option to speed up the divorce process for all couples? It's shocking how long it takes in this country.
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24-01-2015, 21:01   #65
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Had been thinking of voting yes but Im starting to think about voting no for the same reason some of the attitudes and comments from the yes side are really quite grating
and I dont think im the only one
I don't understand this. Yes some people have been way overboard but so have many on the No side. There are always extremes in any debate. You don't listen to it though, you shut all the noise out and listen to what your head and your heart says and you go with that. Don't you?
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24-01-2015, 21:03   #66
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This really boils my blood... "oh the yes side said something offensive, I'm voting no!". It just completely ignores the fact that most of the "offensive" things the yes side say are generally in response to statements that are completely and utterly ridiculous. People who cannot defend their own stance and therefore resort to making crap up... and yet when the people who are on the receiving end of that crap get fed up, it's all up in arms. Why can others go around denying rights, spouting rubbish, and all that and there's isn't a word said but when that gets defended, it's all "ohh have to deny people their right to get married because one or two people got fed up of being crapped upon"?

Seriously, show me one (just one) well thought out, well presented, factual argument for the no side. I'd nearly bet my life on it that you can't. But apparently, no-one is allowed to disagree with the arguments of the idiotic, ignorant and just plain wrong arguments because some people will deny another group of people their rights because of it. Please somebody show me the logic here?!
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24-01-2015, 21:03   #67
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It's arguments like this that are pushing me to the no camp.
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Had been thinking of voting yes but Im starting to think about voting no for the same reason some of the attitudes and comments from the yes side are really quite grating
and I dont think im the only one



You're voting on a referendum on whether to extend equal rights to your fellow citizens. How in the name of Christ could you be swayed or even tempted to sway from a Yes vote to a No? That's just bollix tbh and does not make you look tolerant or intelligent or whatever look you're going for.
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24-01-2015, 21:04   #68
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I don't think you understand what bisexual means. Let me explain. Bisexual means you are attracted to and form normal, loving relationships with either men or women. If you are bisexual, you will likely form a loving relationship with one person, be they of the same or opposite sex.

Plenty of straight people cheat and if you are looking to label a group of people who want to be married to more than one person. then you probably mean polygamous marriages, which are illegal pretty much everywhere.
What if the man or woman had a lover of both sexes and wanted to marry both. I know it is polygamy.
So why are we talking about equality but not allowing polygamy?
Because we have to follow what others do?
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What if the man or woman had a lover of both sexes and wanted to marry both. I know it is polygamy.
So why are we talking about equality but not allowing polygamy?
Because we have to follow what others do?
Polygamy can go fight their own fight. This isn't about polygamy.
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What if the man or woman had a lover of both sexes and wanted to marry both. I know it is polygamy.
So why are we talking about equality but not allowing polygamy?
Because we have to follow what others do?
We've had marriage for centuries and not once has anyone challenged it and asked to marry more than one woman or man. Why do you think legal same sex marriage will change that ? Do you think its just the gay community who want multiple partners? Personally I don't have any issue with multiple husbands or wives if that's your thing. It cant be any worse than having affairs or being a serial monogamist.
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Had been thinking of voting yes but Im starting to think about voting no for the same reason some of the attitudes and comments from the yes side are really quite grating
and I dont think im the only one
But the no side wishing to force their religious views on everyone or telling a lot of people who dont fit into their exact mother-father-children relationships that something was wrong with their upbringing is fine?
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24-01-2015, 21:08   #72
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What I want caters for everyone, whatever belief or none they have.
I don't support heterosexual civil marriage, I simply believe the state has no role in the personal love lives of people.
Civil marriage gives the state a role and I don't support it.
So who is actually meant to have a role in marriage then? From a simply practical point of view, how are marriages meant to be recorded if the state doesn't do it?
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What if the man or woman had a lover of both sexes and wanted to marry both. I know it is polygamy.
So why are we talking about equality but not allowing polygamy?
Because we have to follow what others do?
You're very obviously only bringing polygamy into this discussion because you have no valid arguments against marriage equality.

People might respect you if you admit that your concerns stem from your religious beliefs.
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You're voting on a referendum on whether to extend equal rights to your fellow citizens. How in the name of Christ could you be swayed or even tempted to sway from a Yes vote to a No? That's just bollix tbh and does not make you look tolerant or intelligent or whatever look you're going for.
Thanks for proving my point
you came on here and called mine and another posters opinions " bollix" rather than address the issue raised and highlight the positive benefits of voting yes
its this very attitude that would lead me to using my vote as a protest against this attitude
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24-01-2015, 21:09   #75
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I don't care how much bum sex someone has. They should be allowed get married and be as miserable as the rest of us.
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