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Huh. New York actually passed gay marriage legislation. Go figure!

I know I should be ecstatic (and in many ways I am very proud of my state today). But the thing is, I'd been thinking deep thinky thoughts on gay marriage and politics and religion and the unholy mix of the two. And I figured, the NY legislature being the way it is, I had at least another week to find time to get them written out before this all became old news.

Anyway, nicely done!

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labourslamp
Jun. 26th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of people on the internet who are at least wary of the idea; however, people in general prefer to voice their opinions among those who agree with them. When I go on Livejournal, I see more posts--and comments--sympathetic to what (in America, at least) is labeled as left ideas than right ideas. I suspect that there are similar places where the inverse is true, even if it's only in the comment section of the National Review Online.

Personally, I prefer to discuss topics like this in a one-on-one venue, because that's a lot less conducive to flaming or pile-ons.

With that said, speaking of the "language of it," for the majority of Americans (even Christian Americans), marriage is not sacramental. Different denominations define the term "sacrament" differently, and it's only in orthodox churches like the RCC that it's applied so broadly. Add to that the large number of people who identify as orthodox but don't understand their own church's teaching on what sacraments are and how important they're supposed to be, and... well...

If we're going to discuss a subject we all have to make sure from the start that our definitions are the same.

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