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Same Sex Marriage.

Objective: You will be engaged in an in-depth study of same sex marriages. This project will involve research and the result will be an argument presented in the form of a debate.

Viewpoint: AGAINST.

Arguments:
1.     Homosexuality is not natural.
Much like eyeglasses, cesarean sections, birth control and painkillers are not natural.
2.     The purpose of marriage is to procreate.
Therefore, sterile males, women that cannot bear children, the elderly, infirm, and infertile CANNOT be married.
3.     Living with gay parents will adversely impact children’s lives.
Living with abusive parents, alcoholics, drug addicted parents, and parents that are never home is worse than living in a household with two loving gay people.
4.     Gay Parents raise Gay Children.
Straight parents only raise straight children.
5.     Gay marriage will encourage people to be Gay.
If you hang around too many redheads, you will begin to sprout red hair.
6.     Gay marriage is against religion.
Even that of all you Atheists and Satanists.
This especially true about those of you who have no religion.
7.     Children need both male and female influences in their lives.
Single, divorced, and widowed couples are forbidden to raise children.
8.     Gay marriages are loveless and will result in divorce.
Because divorce is really an illusion, straight couples never have those.
9.     Our society is not ready for this magnitude of change. It will be rejected.
As was the freedom of the slaves, the right to vote for women, and the accepting of blacks as equals.

The arguments against gay marriage are innumerous. For example, that of taxes. Same sex couples aren’t looking for special treatment, they are simply asking for the same treatment as EVERYBODY ELSE. Is that too difficult to ask? Women had to fight for decades to earn their rights as equals, and African Americans were enslaved for hundreds of years before they got theirs. It took a war for them to be called equal. Is that what has to happen? Has our nation fallen to such a low where unless it is forced to accept something that it will remain blind, close-minded and unaccepting?




Hate, violence, kill, rape, murder, death, drugs, fuck, shit, bitch, cunt, bastard, faggot, gay, dyke.
  Words we hear every day. They are acceptable in conversation.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender.*
  Some of the most feared words in the English language.
*When said with the words: Love, marriage, union, and sex lead to disgust and revulsion.

These people want what everyone else wants out of a marriage. Love, happiness, companionship and sometimes children. Consider this, can you right now, be legally married to the person you love? If you said yes, consider yourself very lucky.
Out of the 50 United States, only Massachusetts recognizes same sex marriages.
(While others have created different types of ‘unions’ to substitute for marriages)

Who is the state to dictate who is allowed happiness?


Tom and Dylan have been living together for 15 years.
Samantha and Alex have also been living together for 15 years.
Each couple has one child.
They are both ‘happy families.’
Every night, after work, Tom gets drunk and beats Dylan. Their child runs into its room and hides under a blanket, waiting for the crying and yelling to stop.
Every night before bed, Alex and Samantha tuck their child into bed, read to it and kiss it goodnight. They have never hit each other, nor have they ever hit their child.
Samantha and Alex have their child taken away from them.
Dylan, a 28 year old woman dies from loss of blood after she “fell down the stairs” leaving her child in the custody of her abusive, alcoholic husband.
Both Sam and Alex are women.
A child has been ripped from its loving family because it has two loving mothers instead of just one.


Each individual is granted the right to “Life, liberty and the persuit of happiness” and yet they condemn happiness when it involves attractions within the same sex. Who is the state to deny any individual the right to love whom they want and marry whom they choose and live happily?

Don’t let them take away your rights.
First, they tell you whom you can’t marry.
Next, they will tell you what to eat,
Where to work,
When to breathe,
And who to be.
Edit 7/2/13 --- WOAH. Guys, I wrote this in 2008, when I was only in high school and had gotten stuck with a sucky assignment that pissed me off. I had been seeing a girl at the time and had really been struggling with my sexuality and how other people looked at what they thought was a "choice" (and luckily I live in a fairly open-minded part of New York). Five years later, I keep checking back and KEEP getting comments and notes from people that read this piece. Obviously some people misunderstand - I was young, I got an assignment that was not only against my personal views but that personally offended me and this was how I chose to write it instead. It is sarcastic and satirical, not meant to be read literally and in no way against same-sex marriage. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am at all the comments that you guys have made and all your support here. You are all AWESOME! Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting <3

EDIT 8/24
PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHILE READING THIS PIECE THAT IT IS NOT AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE. IT IS A SARCASTIC PIECE WRITTEN TO SHOW THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE MINDED AND REFUSE TO ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY AND HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS AS EQUAL.
Please stop leaving nasty comments, I agree with you guys! Keep fighting for the cause! :heart:
Thanks :) <3

This was an actual assignment I got for my law class, and yes, I am writing against same sex marriages. I wrte this after having finished my essays in frustration because I may as well have scrawled the word LIES all over it. Because that's basically what I did. Please note that the beginning IS satirical and that I am in no way against same sex marriages. Thanks.
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captainryno Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
you know, if i didn't read your description, i would have easily torn your argument in half. i support Same Sex Marriage and this old you would not have been my best friend, maybe even the worst person i met. people that are ignorant to how the world works should just be dumped into a cave. honestly: Same Sex is the same as ... well, "regular marriage. two people who love each other from the bottom of they're hearts are trying to live together til death do them part, learning from one another, raising a life and preparing him for life him or her self. sure, couples with same sex can create that life, but there is something call "adoption" where couples have left they're child there because of problems in they're lives and want them to have a better home and i think that's good.

....sorry~ got abit "ranty" there, but my just is i'm glad you found your way and don't see same sex as "a sin" or some other shit i've heard in the past and present. if only more people were so open minded.
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Sunao17 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
omg the nine arguments just killed me XDDDD
thanks for standing up for people!!
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
That is awesome!
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Jtcreepypastarox Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sorry just read the paragraph not the bottom sometimes I just get so angry I go off on people without checking for a reason
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Jtcreepypastarox Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen I can respect ur opinion but I accept it people love who they love u can't force them t change that through your opinion. My father is against gays in fact that's the reason he hates Ellen de generous. But he can't change that because he doesn't agree with it
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soahwhoami Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
im perfectly straight, but i find myself arguing with those around me who are against gay/lesbian marriage.
hope you dont mind quoting some of your lines once in a while.
this is the most straight - forward, practical, realistic and striking thing i ever read about the topic.
i totally enjoyed it.
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Rizzobaby Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Marriage is not jut for pro creating! I planned on getting married and not even having kids! I can't believe that some religious people expect ya to have a child just because your a wife. Plus I never heard of a Drunk gay father coming home to beat his gay partner, that's in like straight marriages. 
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JohnnyStorm23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I seriously got halfway through the list and I was like, "This has got to be a joke..." And it was.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I don't see what the big deal is about the assignment itself. It didn't say to write a piece AGAINST same sex marriage. It said to present an argument in the form of a debate. Am I missing something? Why is everyone saying what a horrible assignment it is?

On that note, I saw a post recently that was much like this, though I believe it had 10 points instead of 9. It was an image. Considering the similarities, it may have been based on this.
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RedReaper36 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
When I saw the title, I KNEW you had to be joking.

I think it's really shitty someone made you write an assignment about this. Is that really allowed?

All these anti-gay assholes talking about marriage. Whoever said you had to be married to have children?
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obenta5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cann't believe this, really, I can't. If a teacher assigns me this, I'm dropping out and taking online school. And if they make me do it online, I'll be homeschooled.
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obenta5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't want to do this assignment, or anything like it! My boyfriend's parents are gay! (No, he's straight. Like I would care if he weren't.)
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jennifishie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Edit 7/2/13 --- WOAH. Guys, I wrote this in 2008, when I was only in high school and had gotten stuck with a sucky assignment that pissed me off. I had been seeing a girl at the time and had really been struggling with my sexuality and how other people looked at what they thought was a "choice" (and luckily I live in a fairly open-minded part of New York). Five years later, I keep checking back and KEEP getting comments and notes from people that read this piece. Obviously some people misunderstand - I was young, I got an assignment that was not only against my personal views but that personally offended me and this was how I chose to write it instead. It is sarcastic and satirical, not meant to be read literally and in no way against same-sex marriage. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am at all the comments that you guys have made and all your support here. You are all AWESOME! Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting <3
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Jiall-Ziall-Larry25 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I think everyone deserves to have their own opinion but I think same sex marriage isfine and if you read the description the author agrees with us. But whatever you believe just know same sex marriage is perfectly normal and I think no one should be against it but that is just me.
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Maikaris Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plff...See but here's the thing. As long as you love someone it really doesn't matter who you're with.
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:iconthe-mysterious-j:
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You were really made to write against same sex marriage??? Holy shit, this is the twentyfirst century!
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:iconjennifishie:
jennifishie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Yep -_- the point was to be able to write a convincing argument from either side of the fence. But it didn't really work out for me ;P
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roguewolf2013 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Read the whole thing, AND the description. You might want to consider putting that little note about this being sarcastic at the beginning of the piece. This was written very well, made me laugh, and I see exactly why this is such a huge topic. I sure hope that people actually start reading the description though.
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kairiandpapou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GUYS LEAVE THIS PERSON ALONE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION T_T
You did a good job its hard to write a paper that goes against your views I had to do the same thing and I took an F for it because i said no, but my parents yelled at my teacher and they changed my subject.
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:iconthe-mysterious-j:
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what was it about?
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:iconkairiandpapou:
kairiandpapou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
same subject
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:iconthe-mysterious-j:
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's wrong with your teachers? Are they even allowed to do that?
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:iconkairiandpapou:
kairiandpapou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
apparentley in high school they do. T_T. It's rediclious.
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:iconthe-mysterious-j:
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean apart from the fact that this is baiting, are they even allowed to tell you from what point of view to write? I mean they can definitely tell you what topic you write about but they can't force their opinion on you, can they?
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kairiandpapou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently my school can.They where like its just an assignment...I was like YA ONE IM NOT GONNA DO!
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Kind of creepy if the school orders what you have to think!
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kairiandpapou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my two aunts have a girl and a boy neither are gay haha wowwwwwwwwww this is lame its like every other argument. no offense to since you agree...see I read the description :D
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StillHope4TheBest Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I know your intentions are well, but when you say Atheists and people with no religion you're being repetitive, because Atheists have no religion. We are of no beliefs.
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Mamushi-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to question all these 'it's not natural' people by asking.. if it's not natural.. then why does it exist? o-o Just saying.. things exist for a reason in our world. :I And it isn't your world to dub which is natural and which is not. Because what's natural to people comes from personal opinion yes.. but at the same time.. Is it really your job in life to say what is and isn't natural? :/ Sounds more like playing God to me.
As to the religious part of it.. why would God allow this stuff? :I It's been in every culture for since humanity started.. and God gives people free will. Soooo.. for the religious people out there. Why are you getting in the way of the free will that God has given people? Including homosexual ones. That seems a bit hypocritical for you to be doing your Gods job, and judging people by what they choose to do with what they've been given just because YOU don't like it. :I And in the end of it all.. with my opinions, and my viewpoints, and my thinking process... All you religious jerks out there against homosexuality are judgmental, hypocritical pricks >_<;. Let people use the free will they've been given, it is NOT your place to tell them what to do, or to hate against them. In the end it'll be your God who will choose what to do with them, NOT you. So live and let live, and butt out if you don't like it. Besides, hate isn't preached in the Bible[from what I remember..] or any Holy Book for that matter, and if it is, then no wonder all of the negativity is circulating everywhere.. doesn't anyone remember "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself"? ;~;.. I really don't know what I'm trying to get across anymore. I just needed to get my feelings out after reading this post.
As for the piece itself, I think it was well written, and you express your view points in a cool way. :) I'm glad that you stick to your beliefs and what you feel is right. Though I think it's pretty lame that your teacher made you do a project that is hateful.... :/
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SOOOOOO TRUE!!!!
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MorganvilleFan213 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
"Children need both male and female influences in their lives" Children need a father and mother in their lives. A female parent and a male parent raising them.
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's probably good to have male and female rolemodels, but they don't have to be the ones raising you, so since very few are locked up in a one-sex-only-society, the sexuality of the parents doesn't count at all as long as they love each other and the child.
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AdrenalineBox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IF STRAIGHT PEOPLE RAISE STRAIGHT CHILDREN WHERE DID THE GAYS COME IN?
IM LAUGHING SO HARD OKDSMFVIONGIUDNFBVIUKJDNFV
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
REALLY!
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CoronetV8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, so how and since when homosexuality became so popular? And why? I tolerate gay people, I have a couple of gay friends, and I'm okay with them. But this thing started spreading like cancer like a few years ago.
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They just want the same rights my dear! Which they don't have yet, so they fight.
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CoronetV8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least they don't have to work in the cotton field, don't get massacred (at least in first world countries), and able to get proper education.
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So?
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CoronetV8 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So they already have the same rights, even marriage. Everyone can get married, as long as it's not gay. If gay people have their right to befriend their same sex, why bother about marriage?
Marriage is a RELIGIOUS bond between a MAN AND A WOMAN. Religious guys have their own rights to be respected too.
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being married has many legal aspects. A couple, wether heterosexual or homosexual, if not married, doesn't have the same rights a married couple has (at least in many countries) like child custody, adoption, ensurance, all these things are different.
Also, what has marriage to do with religion? It exists in every single culture (I think), and is a bond between TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE EACH OTHER. In what way are the rights of religious people not respected by letting gay people marry?
In my county, btw, marrying in a church does not legally 'count'. You have to go to the register office to get legally married.
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steinonipanda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If someone can give me some proof on
why some of you think you are BORN a homosexual...
Which in fact you are not...
Maybe I'll consider.
Because right now, I don't really agree with gays.
And right now, all I'm seeing is
you guys thinking gays are correct
is building off of a rebel energy.
'Kay?
Give me some reasoning. Not defiance.
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Satchen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Writer
[link]

This is a good link as to why some people are gay and others are not. This is just some of the latest scientific research. It's a lot to take in, so be ready to read.
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3ubbly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay!
Reasons to believe people are born gay:

1. Why would ANYONE EVER want to be picked on and bullied if they had a choice? This is the most obvious, I mean, COME. ON. You're telling me gays are people who like to pretend to be homosexual so that they can be judged, excluded from their religion, and denied rights given to other people? Honey, SERIOUSLY?? Sorry, I'm just trying to put emphases on this one xD
2. Over 1500 species of animals exhibit homosexual behavior, including sex with the same gender. Animals are animals. They can't just choose to be homosexual (They're animals...), so why do people cease to believe that humans do not choose to be homosexual?
3. In a study once, the brain of a straight man and a homosexual man were compared. Their were apparently difference concerning the hypothalamus region (sex hormone release). Wouldn't that mean it is triggered by the brain? I think so.

Okay! There's three reasons for you c:
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steinonipanda Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. They may not choose to be bullied on, they don't have to be bullied. It actually has nothing to do with THEM it has to do with the bullies choice. I may no agree with gays, but I don't BULLY them. It is based more on the reaction of the people around them, not the gay themself.
2. Animal have nothing to do with humans. We are two different beings, animals think differently.
3.If homosexuality were triggered by the brain, they think that way. It's like saying we were born knowing how to walk... our brain develops these things over time. It took us months to learn how to walk. There has to be some sort of catlyst or influemce to make a being homosexual.
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Animals actually do have something to do with humans. We are animals. Intelligent ones (at least some of us), but still animals. And sexuality doesn't have anything to do with thinking.
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steinonipanda Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is English not your native language? How does any of this tie to what I was arguing...?
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The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You said that animals have nothing to do with humans and that we think different. I said that humans are animals (mammals to be precice) and that, apart from this, sexuality has nothing to do with thinking (because you said we think differently). Is that hard to understand?
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3ubbly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
1. Yes, but they do realize they will be bullied and judged. And tell me right now; why would they put themselves through that?
2. Do they? So an animal could be born gay, but humans, NOOOOO. Humans choose to be gay. Just like humans choose to be straight. Do you think that you could be lesbian if you wanted? I certainly couldn't. I'm straight, that's just how I was born. I didn't choose to like boys, I just realized at some point that I find them attractive. But girls, in that way? I could never. It would repulse me because I was born straight. And you're trying to tell me that gay people are straight people, just like you and I, who just decided they wanted to have sex with the same gender.
3. Yes. Precisely, they think that way.
And yes, we are not born knowing how to walk. We develop that, because a baby does not have the ability to balance and move on it's feet. Just like a child has to develop it's attraction to one gender or the other, because a child must mature before it's ready for sex at all. Regardless of which gender it is sexually attracted to.
And I'm not really sure what you were trying to argue there... So um, a little clarification would be helpful.
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steinonipanda Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1.No they don't realize it. haha. There may be many many gays that DO get judged, but not all do.
2.Precisely! We are all born straight. Some people, though choose to fulfill their LUST and have a thing for the same sex. Yes. Homosexuality is not love, it is lust.
3. Here I'm telling you that you develop the way of thinking that you have an attraction, whether it be to the same sex, or the opposite sex. you actually somewhat just proved my point here...
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3ubbly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
1. I beg to differ. But we aren't trying to discuss wether or not they are judged, we are discussing why they wouldn't want to be.
2. Hmm, "homosexuality is not love, it is lust". That would be where we disagree. First of all, if it's lust, then why do gay and lesbian couples choose to raise children? Second, if it's lust, then why do they want to be able to marry? If it's all about lust then what they want is sex. Sex is easy. Go somewhere private. But they want marriage, which is a promise to love someone forever.
3. I'm still confused. So now they aren't choosing to be gay, they're developing their attraction to the same gender? Wouldn't that mean they were going to be gay in the first place but just needed to develop it? Therefor, they were born gay?
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