Open thread: Same-sex marriage and your life
May 12th, 2012
01:26 AM ET

Open thread: Same-sex marriage and your life

This week, President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage. The endorsement came a day after North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage in their state.

So, we want to know - what does Obama's announcement mean to you? Will it make any difference in your life?

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  1. Lee

    There are just some things that aren't the business of others....who marries who is definitely one of them!!! I have NO right telling someone else they can't marry the person they love just because they happen to be the same gender....you can't legislate moral conduct!!! It's just an excuse to spread HATE to a group of people who are perceived as different....There are MORE IMPORTANT issues facing this country than what happens in a person's bedroom and the genders of the people involved!!! Wake up and quit sweating the small stuff!!!

    May 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Not again

    @Liberal....I use literal words in the bible to show Gods will because the bible is very literal when it comes to gays.. The bible speaks about what you eat, but Jesus changed that when he told the disciples to go into peoples house and eat what you will. The bible speak about divorce being wrong unless it is do to adultery and it is a sin, but you can be forgiven for it and so can gays if they stop the behavior. We can not change the bible to evolve to our lifestyle. Just what parts of the bible are literal? Yes there is a spirit to the bible and the holy spirit is our guide.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Interested48

      Your bible is not relevant to many people. You cannot make others believe what you believe. You wouldn't want me to force my beliefs on you, would you? So, please, keep your bible and its teachings out of my government.

      May 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Magical Life

      So, the bible DOES change as time goes on..................................interesting.

      May 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liberal Christian

      @not again-once again, I will point out that NO ONE, including you, actually lives by the literal word of the Bible, verse for verse. So, once again, why do you use the literal word against gays? You use the literal words against all sorts of things, but you don't live by the literal word-or do you need me to quote literal verses and see if this is true?

      May 13, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • DragonSlayer Lights Your Fire

      Hey can I borrow your bible I want to find out something

      *Torches the damn thing*
      Bibles do burn to dust NICE!

      May 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ernesto

    To be "pro gay marriage" does not mean a desire for gays to marry but simply to keep government from intruding into the personal issues of people and decree discriminatory rules based on some religious dogmas.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Barry

    If two men can have the Right to marry then it should be my Right to have as many wives as I want, I think three would be fine with me.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Josh

      Just make sure you have a safe place to hide for when they all get on the same cycle.

      May 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • DragonSlayer Lights Your Fire

      sure why not. if you can afford them all why not. We need more available housing in this world. Too many homeless people :)

      May 13, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. faux pas

    Big political plunder... The gay vote was already with the Democrat', so this was just throwing swing votes for no good reason at all. The vast number of positive responders would have already voted with Mr Obama. So now look for an even tighter Presidential Race than there ever should have been.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Asturiano

    Ban all government issued marriage licenses and then the government wont be able to discriminate against its citizens.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DragonSlayer Lights Your Fire

      if they could find a way to make more money on it, they probably would do it

      May 13, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nimrod

    When i was a child, it was very difficult to find a non believer. Crime was very low. Slept with the front and back door standing open. We have done away with God. Thrown Him in the same basket with all the other gods of myths and fables. Reach in the basket and pick one. They are all the same. We did not teach our children well. We have allowed the non believers to have control of this nation.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nimrod

      If ya scared, say your scared.

      May 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Libertarian

    Government should never dictate who can or cannot marry. Its none of their business.
    I find many who say they support freedom really support govt intrusion in support of their social beliefs. Not the same thing. Hypocrites one and all.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lady

    On the day of his annoucement I turned Republican.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. George Stevens

    ...forgot to source my comment a few moments back: Hyper-Intellect on FriendBurstCom

    May 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. truth

    There is no such thing as gay marriage!! It is man-made. Marriage can only happen between a man and a woman. It is sickening just to think about it. Obama should repent before the One who originated marrriage.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • peter shaffer

      Hey, 100 A.D. called. It wants it 'way of thinking' back.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      The USA has reached a new low, and the decline in our society and its values and prosperity continues under Obama's watch. I am truly disappointed in our country and it's continued demise.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kristi koenig

    When I heard president Obama utter the words, that he thought gay people should be able to get married, it stopped me only tracks. My president was saying that I wasn't a second class citizen anymore. If you're straight, you don't quite get why it means so much to us. I admire President Obama so much, for what he's done for the LGBT community.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mslisac363

      You and Obama are fake... Women pretending to be men and men pretending to be women. I'm a female and a woman could never give me what I want from a man... Why do you people buy your toys from a store and were not born with it... You take meds to help you fool someone in thinking your're a female or male... Men going with men that dress and look like women. This shows something is not right with you. Yoiu don't love the Lord, but the devil will lead you wrong. The devil created unnatural things.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ash

    Tired about hearing passages from the Bible...the same Bible that says you can own slaves...are we really going to believe in a book that we says earth was created in 7 days? I hope people have taken enough biology to understand evolution and not believe some story concocted thousands of years ago...we are talking the quality of lives for millions of Americans...like basic rights.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Not again

      Just what passages say you can own slaves.. please tell me.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • peter shaffer

      I dig what you're saying.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cj

      Actually, the Bible does not state that you can own slaves, the writers of the New Testament were dealing with the Roman world as it was presented to them, and dealing with it the best way that they could. How does "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" mesh with owning people?

      May 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. truth

    marriage was GOD idea not man. The devil is a pervert who distorts anything that is good. A situation should not be judged on where it is but where it is headed. Judjement day!!!!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mslisac363

      yes and it's coming soon... If these idiots would read the bible all of these times are named... All of these people are in the bible from the past and are creating the final chapters of the bible predictions of things to come...

      May 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ug

    Gays are so gay and so is Odopey and that proves he is a pervert like all gays and lesbians are...

    May 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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