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  •  Heard an interesting idea on what (4+ / 0-)
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    might underlie some some hetero's problems with same sex marriage. There is no obvious person of power. Male - female relationships are still defined by many with the traditional male dominance role - even though it isn't practiced by many couples. Neither two guys nor two gals have the obvious power role. As she pointed out, it really seems to bother some people that both parties refer to each other as husband or wife. Some even ask 'who's  the guy?'

    I think this is very much under the religious indoctrination for those with that indoctrination. Some who can't really explain what they think is wrong, other than it's not natural, might be holding the idea intuitively.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:16:30 AM PDT

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    •  Agree. I don't think the average gay marriage (1+ / 0-)
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      opponent fully understands the rationale behind his opposition.  From what I have seen these are largely people who object to pretty much anything that differs from what they have always understood, without ever analyzing the rationale for their beliefs in the first place.

      Absolute belief in the word for word inerrancy of the Bible is an example.  "True believers" are not interested in a discussion of the Bible's actual historical origin, only it's mystical aura.  In fact many of them would consider an extra-Biblical historical examination a "work of the devil" in itself.  True believers have little use for historical accuracy, which says a lot about the Texas State Board of Education's attitude toward it, but that's another story.

      I suspect this is pretty much the thought process - or lack thereof - that drives most of the opposition.

      Of course there are opponents who fully understand their rationale.  They are the plutocrats who manipulate the folks described above for self-interested reasons unrelated to the motivation of their puppets.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:17:48 AM PDT

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    •  captured brilliantly by George Constanza's (1+ / 0-)
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      question to a lesbian couple

      "When you dance, who leads?"

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