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  1. “She says: “I suggest a consideration of natural order. Living things preserve their existance and procreate based on a fusion of heterosexual union If we deviate from the natural order, we manipulate the purpose of created things, and stifle life.””

    PWAAAARRP! WRONG ANSWER. In nature, there are more species who show homosexual behaviour than you care to imagine. In a way, it prevents populations from becoming too large, but it also means there are loving couples who can take care of young who are, for whatever reason, abandoned by its biological parents.

    The young boy, however, is right.

    1. Tim Chapman 16 Jan 2013, 5:28pm

      Also wrong answer because we are of the natural order. I was born gay, naturally, and my parents are heterosexual. And I certainly wasn’t “created”!

    2. She’s also wrong because there are thousands of organisms, both simple and complex, that reproduce solely by asexual reproduction. Not to mention species that are hermaphrodites.

    3. Great point Emory, yet homophobia is only displayed in one species; the human species!

  2. The natural order arguments are just thinly disguised homophobia. The natural order won’t change. It will be exactly the same as it is now but with happier people.

    “public representatives had “more pressing” issues to deal with.
    Then stop distracting them with your tiresome bigotry.

  3. Being LGBT isn’t a new fad. It is part of the natural order, and always has been.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Jan 2013, 7:36pm

    The natural order hasn’t changed one iota since equal marriage was first introduced in the Netherlands ha it not?

    Since when has equal marriage prevented heteros to continue breeding inside and outside of marriage, natural or no natural order? I haven’t noticed heteros cancelling their marriage plans either just because gays can marry.

    This really isn’t about marriage at all but about homophobia in many guises it seems. Isn’t it interesting that all of these opponents no matter in which country they reside are using the same script in one way or the other. Now I wonder who’s responsible for that?

  5. Tim Jarvis 16 Jan 2013, 9:34pm

    I don’t think people should say who we should love. If you love some one then that’s great. About 450 species have homosexuality but we the humans are the only ones that have Homophobia. Which one is more unnatural? I have many LGBT friends and I love them for who they are. Also i don’t think people should use the bible. Why? Because it is invalid . The world is changing everyone. Let it change let people do what they want. Isn’t that what america was made for? Wasn’t it made for freedom? Love is love and it’s a wonderful thing.

  6. Scary!

    1. Yes, I thought so too. Where does the anger come from? I don’t think any of that rabble will have ever met a gay person and it’s unlikely ANY will have a personal reason to feel so strongly about a small minority of people who want to live quietly and happily together.
      Have they been mugged by Gays? Robbed by Gays? Raped by Gays. Threatened by Gays?

  7. I wish these idiots would stop trying to involve their Religion in Politics. It clearly states in our Constitution that Church and State should be separate. So why would a person’s religion have anything to do with a hearing concerning a law? Keep your Relgious veiws to yourselves people. Oh and didn’t your mother’s ever teach you that if you didn’t have something nice to say then don’t say anything at all. This is one of those situations. What two consenting adults do is none of your business, nor should it be up to you if two people should be able to get married or not and your only objection is because they are the same gender! It is not our place to judge others but Gods, isn’t that what a true Christian believes? Stop using your Religion as a way to hide your true feelings. That you are just homophobic!

  8. The average person in Rhode Island is like the average person in the rest of New
    England and nearby New York. They understand that gay marriage is about letting two people that love one another to have the same right.

    what is different about Rhode Island is the power of the Mafia and the Roman Catholic church. They are the reason only Rhode Island among the New England states never legalized consensual sex in private between two adults. It took the Supreme Court ruling
    Rhode Island violates the Constitution for that law to be changed.

    1. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 17 Jan 2013, 3:28pm

      Actually Jean – Sodomy became legal in the US state of Rhode Island in 1998 by the Legislature, discrimination laws on both sexual orientation and gender identity or expression were implemented in 2001, and civil unions became legal in 2011.

  9. Maryellen Butke 17 Jan 2013, 11:30am

    This is a powerful video. I am so proud to be the mother of Matthew Lannon, our son (12 year old, and a 6th grader) who spoke that night. He is a courageous truth teller, entrusted to us. I am very grateful.

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