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Question of the Day: Do You Support Gay Marriage?

The topic of gay marriage has surfaced in the state Senate as New York could be the sixth state this week to legalize gay marriage – what are your thoughts on this issue?

The sixth state to legalize gay marriage this week could be New York, which needs one more vote in the state Senate to approve a law with five days left until the legislative session closes, according to Huffington Post.

Our Question of the Day for Wednesday is, "Do You Support Gay Marriage?"

Feel free to comment in the box below. Look for another question of the day tomorrow on Smithtown Patch.

Kenneth Winfrey June 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM
I feel that any expression of love is better than any expression of hate.
anne jenkins June 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Yes, I support gay marriage, I support any two people getting married, if they love, honor and respect each other, it is about honesty, love, commitment, that is what makes a marriage,if you love someone and you are happy, yes, do it! I support gay lifestyle,gay 100 %.
Jenn June 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Absolutely! Let's put an end to discrimination against people over a preference. Either that or ban tea drinkers and mango lovers from marrying. That sounds equally absurd. The state should really not have much to do with it other than collecting their revenues from the sales tax on the wedding items and license fees!
Zian June 15, 2011 at 01:43 PM
No its against nature
Rita June 15, 2011 at 02:53 PM
All the way!! I love my gay friends. and you know what, they adopted children that needed homes!!!
Marion Knott June 15, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Of course I support gay marriage. They are not asking that marriage be made a sacrament. Just the right to have a legal as well as a loving arrangement. I recently read an autobiography of Soledad O'[Brien where she talked about her mother and father not being allowed to marry because they were of different races. Remember those days? I don't know what nature has to do with it. Though everyone is entitled to their opinion. Love Jenn's remarks.
Marion Knott June 15, 2011 at 07:31 PM
I love the way Kenneth expressed himself.
Rita June 15, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Oh Yes!!! I believe gays should have the same opportunity to be just as miserable as their heterosexual counterparts, so why not let them get married? lol... but seriously, Gay is not a choice. Gay people are born with different hormones than straight people. But they are still loved by God. Being "Life partners" doesn't get you tax breaks or the right to adopt children. Gays are people too, and some of them are great people. Why take away their rights? There are a million racial support groups and scholarships and tax right offs, but there isn't much support for the gays except the annual rainbow parade, it is sad.
Mary June 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM
I am a Catholic and my religion requires me to love and respect ALL people, which I do. I have gay friends. I just believe, and this is my personal belief, that marriage be reserved for one man and one woman. That's why there are TWO human sexes at birth, male and female. What happens as people mature is their business. The gay community experiences many rights they never had, like adopting children to which I give them credit. However, marriage in the true sense of the ORIGINAL word is reserved for a man and woman. The tax laws have already been changed to reflect cohabitation benefits, so why this constant push to change the original meaning of the word "marriage?" No one should need that word to express their love, commitment and trust with one another.
Marion Knott June 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Live and let love! As far as scholarships, there are so many that are given by different groups for different groups of people. Hockey, LaCrosse, sports, etc. Some given in memory of someone who sacrificed his/her life. So many marriages ending in divorce. Kids with two of everything. Somehow they survive.

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