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  • project
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26773016

    Surely by saying NO, youre going to loose freinds and by saying yes, youre saying you accept same sex marrige and not believing the propoganda from the catholic church and some newspapers.

    So which side of the fence is everyone on.

    Premier Icon somouk
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    I would attend the wedding.

    I have a few friends that are openly gay and really don’t see the issue.

    freddyg
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    No issue here.

    I have a friend who recently came out at the age of 37. He’s now happier than I have ever seen him. Almost half of our common circle of friends have nothing to do with him now. Stupid people. Their loss.

    iolo
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    youre going to loose freinds

    The wedding’s not going to last long if they’re loose.
    On topic if people love each other who gives a damn. Gay/hetro/transgender/whatever. Why should you refuse to go? Unless you’re an arse and it’s probably best you don’t go and spoil their special day.

    Premier Icon binners
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    When Hora finally accepts what his heart tells him, and rejects the ridiculous sham he’s been living, so we can fulfil our destiny and spend the rest of our lives together, I hope you’ll all come

    allthegear
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    i don’t get it. If I was to marry my girlfriend, I presume we would spend a little bit of time deciding who to invite, the most likely way we would do that is by inviting our friends. If so, doesn’t it make sense that we’re likely to invite people that are more likely to say yes?

    Somehow 1 in 5 refusing on the basis of us being gay seems fairly unlikely.

    Rachel

    iolo
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    I’m waiting for Brant to propose to me

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Sounds about fair; if you’d asked me what proportion of the population are irredeemably twattish, I’d have gone for about 20%

    Premier Icon lunge
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    If I was invited I would go, I just don’t see the problem. What you do with your genetalia, gay or straight, is your concern and not mine, as long as you make each other happy is that not the important thing?

    peterfile
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    This is purely anecdotal, but in a faith school i was at recently (work related!), there were lots of posters up about how it’s ok to be gay etc.

    I queried it and it’s apparently because the parents and the church are teaching the kids that gay=bad, so the school had noticed that those who were even thought to be gay were being subject to a worrying level of isolation and bullying, so the posters are part of a campaign to try and lessen the stigma that’s brainwashed into the kids.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I would say “yes”

    I would also respect the rights of others to have different opinions. Demonstrating tolerance rather than having a shouty rant at them may help them realise their hypocritical position

    fasthaggis
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    I think you are being too kind scaredypants,I would have gone for 30% .
    It’s the sneaky,secretly twattish that you need to watch out for.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    nope (as in, would go). don’t think have actually been to a same sex ceremony, but as above have several gay couples in our circle and would have been delighted to go to any ceremony they held.

    Don’t see the problem, why would you go (or be invited even) to ceremony of folk you didn’t (clearly) like or respect? Odd.

    tomkerton
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    Huge yes.imagine how good the food would be.

    iolo
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    I went to the Civil Partnership of mrs iolo’s hairdesser in Marribor, Slovenia.
    One of the best weekends ever. I must admit it was great. I had so much fun drinking and dancing all day. They had 2 pugs as bridesmaids.
    The Sunday I smashed the DH course with the worst hangover ever.

    sweepy
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    I’d probably try to weasel out of going if I could just because its a wedding and I’ve never been to one that was any fun. I would probably actually be happier going to a gay wedding cos I reckon the disco would be better.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    And the flowers……. 🙄

    IanW
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    Why does this subject get so much air time, homosexuality and religion quite frankly who cares?

    I don’t mean that as disrespect to either group but it’s a bit like asking whose interested in both Concrete Roof Tile designs and also Eastern European Chutney recipes, not exactly mainstream.

    I would so be at that wedding…it would have an AWESOME disco!

    I happen to be listening to The Pet Shop Boys – Sodom (Trentemoller Remix) as I type. AWESOME tune!

    Did I say AWESOME? I think I did!

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Is there a free bar ?

    b r
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    the numbers don’t seem to add up:


    The research also found that younger people were more likely to support same-sex marriage, with 80% of 18 to 34-year-olds backing it, compared with 44% of over-65s.

    Unless the 35-65 y/o are greater than 80% and made up the majority of those surveyed. Or is my maths wrong?

    shifter
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    I don’t know any gay couples so I’d say no to an invite. I’m not keen on friend’s weddings, so there’s no way I’d go to a stranger’s.

    Depends how the questions were asked I suppose.

    peterfile
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    Why does this subject get so much air time, homosexuality and religion quite frankly who cares?

    You’re joking right?

    MrNice
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    I think it’s very likely that those who would say “no” wouldn’t get invited in the first place. What sort of person would think “I’m going to marry my beloved of the same sex. I know who I’ll invite, that bigoted homophobe who thinks I’m going to burn for all eternity”?

    I really really don’t understand why some people get so het up about who other consenting adults choose to share their bed with.

    gordimhor
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    I would attend the wedding without a nanosecond hesitation.

    crankboy
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    I am secretly hoping I get the chance to say yes real soon cranbrat would love to be a pageboy at his uncle’s wedding. Mind you contrary to stereotype I know for a fact the disco will be rubbish.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    What they didn’t cover in that report is what percentage of people would turn down an invitation to a Hetero wedding!

    But yeah, but sad that people feel that way. You’d think that even if you were against it on some ideological/religious principal you could still celebrate the individual happiness.

    Hate the sin, love the sinner sort-of-thing.

    Oh well. Their loss.

    sweepy
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    that bigoted homophobe who thinks I’m going to burn for all eternity”?

    The font here has confused me before, and its done it again

    _tom_
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    I would attend the wedding.

    I have a few friends that are openly gay and really don’t see the issue.

    Same here.

    I’d only say no to a wedding invite if I didn’t particularly care for the people getting married, straight or gay.

    Premier Icon totalshell
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    id would and have happily accpeted an invite, wholeheartedly agree on marraige been available for all

    HOWEVER equally i’d insist on the person offciating doing so by choice and not because of the threat of been sued.

    we all have rights but only with the willing consent of others

    Premier Icon DezB
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    No. No way, its disgusting and a crime against the good Lord.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    sweepy wrote:

    that bigoted homophobe who thinks I’m going to burn for all eternity”?

    The font here has confused me before, and its done it again
    [/quote] 😆

    Ramsey Neil
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    I honestly don’t know what I’d do . I have worked in catering for many years and have worked and socialised with gay people which I have no problem with but on the other hand I don’t agree with Gay marriage . I have no problem with them having a ceremony and pledging a lifetime commitment but I don’t think it should be called marriage . I suppose that makes me one of the irredeemably twattish .

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    My neighbours are a same sex couple, they came to our wedding, so I’d happily go to theirs.

    tpbiker
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    Surely if you are the type to not attend then you are the type that the couple wouldn’t be inviting anyway.

    I’d pitch up no worries, its not the middle ages afterall

    crankrider
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    I have no problems with gay people getting married but do think if an ‘organisation’ like the church don’t want to marry same sex couples in their buildings then they should have that right.

    I can also see why they would be miffed about it – not that I am.

    bikebouy
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    ^^ this.

    Good words, well chosen, I agree.

    sweepy
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    I think if the church won’t marry gays then they can still marry others, but the state shouldn’t recognize that.
    And if a public employee will only perform their role for those they want to then they shouldn’t be in the job. I wouldn’t get away with it.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Anyone see Question Time last night? Apparently children is the reason why (non gay) people should get married, according to some stupid woman in the audience. 🙄

    deadlydarcy
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    The church has married plenty of gay people over the years. They just didn’t realise it.

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