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Q: Gay marriage is legal in the 50 states. Chinese reactions?

My gay friends in America now have the same legal rights that I enjoy to marry a person of my choice. 

 

Most Chinese don't seem too interested in politics but I heard a reaction that made me laugh: apparently recognizing gay marriage will lead to a proliferation in HIV/AIDS. Because.... you know..... legally recognizing monogamous relationships causes STDS to spread like wildfire and all. 

 

So what other reactions have you heard from Chinese?

5 years 17 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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the backlash from religious groups in america is going to be worse than the march at selma. glad im not there to see the results.

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the backlash from religious groups in america is going to be worse than the march at selma. glad im not there to see the results.

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This is pretty much the most important Supreme Court Case of my time, and not for the reason people think.

-There is no 'legal precedent' to gay marriage. The right to marry people of the same sex is not contained in the constitution. However, 5 justices said it is. Therefore, ANYTHING that a majority says is in the constitution is.

-Again, I think Gay Marriage would have become legal, eventually, in the US. A contract in one state is legal in another state.  The supreme court had already ruled that.

-But this changes that. How a document written more than two hundred years before the first country legalized gay marriage could have allowed gay marriage seems silly.

-Oh granted, the dissenting justices didn't all agree. I've read them all, and agree with ALL the reasons they gave. I especially like Roberts Line " Celebrate, but don't thank the Constitution. This has nothing to do with the constitution."

-Of course, does this really matter? Hard to say. I especially liked Thomas' argument that comparing miscegenation to gay marriage is a lie. As marriage between race has existed, as norm, EXCEPT where forbidden. Second, a marriage between a white and black was illegal, but not illicit. Said marriage was recognized anywhere in the world save in a place where miscegenation law was in effect.

-But truth is relative. Women can have a penis. Unpopular opinions are bigotry. 2+2=5. These are all things that make post-modernists  proud. Legal gay marriage would have happened eventually, in all 50 states. But there is no longer any ground for debate. It is being forced down the throat of the unwilling. Far better to have let the South, and the Conservatives who oppose it, die out. But now we have serious divides. A 5-4 decision is not one that will persuade people of the error of their ways.

-I expect to gather a huge number of down votes as soon as this is published. However, I will not be shocked. Justice Alito mentioned this. It is not for this Court to determine that a view held by man, all mankind, without exception, for millennia, should define bigotry.

 

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i think marriage and government have no business in the same sentence, like separation of church and state,

 

they should have left marriage to the religious interests and said government can do contract civil unions of adults gay or straight and outlawed the word marriage as a government or legal term altogether, but to change the meaning of marriage and i fear force churches to violate their teachings is going to lead to violence, this could have been handled better and i hope the lazy congress does something before all hell breaks loose. i never thought i would see the day that muslims and catholics would both be pissed off at the american government and agree on anything, but that day is coming.

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Seen a lot of female Chinese support it.. Did you know you cannot discriminate against gays? Because it abnormal, and incorrect, it's no different than sticking two double AA batteries with the two + signs next to each other.. So I completely don't support gays! It's not normal nor were humans designed for this, ok sure we can love our friends, but marriage and sex were meant for a man and a woman. Not for the same sex! That's not discrimination ! Because it can't be.. Being gay should be and is a sin.

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Off on a slight tangent....

 

Broke back Mountain. What a fantastic film. My (Chinese) wifes favourite western film of all time.  Honestly, it makes her cry.

 

2006 Oscars... Broke back did not win best movie. WTF we all said. "Crash".. "what the hell is "Crash?""

 

A few years later I watched the Oscar winner that beat broke back... and I have to say, "crash" was an amazing film. It started slow, but goodness me, it was a well deserved "best picture Oscar" winner.

 

If broke back had won that Oscar.... Gay marriage in the US, and world wide, would probably have come sooner. There might have been no supreme court judgement required.

 

Lots of stuff on here about the US constitution. As is right.

 

The first amendment...

 

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

 

North Carolina, however, disagrees.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/11/north-carolina-gay-marriage_n_7...

 

Switching to rant mode now....... cough cough..

 

I have had the pleasure of the company of a texan redneck for the past week or so in my local bar. Redneck he is. Dungarees, loud. boy.. boy that... stories with the N word.

 

" Yeah man... I have guns... it's my right, protected by the constitution to have a gun to protect myself from the feds"

 

Yup, I have no problem with that.

 

He... "its in the constitution man... the second amendment"

 

Yup. So it's not actually in the constitution. It's in an amendment.

 

Why do people not get this. The constistution has been amended. It has been changed. Forgive me if I am wrong, but the 14th amendment outlawed mixed race marriage. That amendment was amended.

 

How can anyone use an amendment as evidence to say you cant change the constitution? It's a fecking amendment for fecks sake.

 

I have the right to bear arms as part of a well formed militia... yeah boy... the constitution says that.

 

No it does not. The constitution does not say that. The amendend constitution does.

 

Constitution should evolve with the times. It should not be stuck in the past where slavery and colonialism was on the agenda. It needs to change with the times.

 

End rant.

 

I gotta say though, Obama might not be the best president the US has had... but wow... He is the smartest they have ever had.

 

But Bernie Sanders.... he will be the best president the US did not have. Unless you guys back him and put him in the Whitehouse.

 

If you vote for Jeb! your deserve to fallwink

 

Well done to the USA for recognizing same sex marriage.

 

Lets see you sort out the gun issues now.... please.

 

 

 

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Not living in China anymore, I can't speak for the way that most Chinese are reacting to it. But I can speak for my wife. One of the joys of moving her here has been, for me, watching her opinions evolve from those that were more or less typically Chinese to those that jive more with those that we have in the west. Her opinions on gay people have probably changed the most dramatically. Before we left, she felt that most gay men, despite never having met any one openly gay, were dangerous, drug addicted, disco dancing moral degenerates and that gay women simply didn't exist. A little over two years later she was as happy as anyone else was that marriage right had been fully extended to people that are now her friends and co-workers. It's heartening to know that the sort of backwardness that her culture sometimes saddles people with can be shaken off like a dog with a bad case of fleas might. 

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So from the comment what I get is;

 

1. I dislike gay marriages.    "you are dumb, living in the cavemen era."

2. I like the idea of giving legal rights to gays who intend to marry.    " You are civilized"

3. Gay marriage, .       "WOW! man you are awesome."

 

I don't really get why is it important to condone or condemn this whole thing if one is not interested in? Is it becoming another parameter of judging civility of a society? How does disliking the idea make one 'dumb'? Isn't it stuffing things up one's arse?

 

I don't like the idea of gay marriage whether legal or illegal but if that's what people want, give them and stop stuffing it up our arses or judging us for not liking it. Congrats to the states and brace up for millions flocking in from all around the world to get married over there, specially Chinese will take extra bit of it. Good luck to everyone for getting anything they strive for. 

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Chinese Reaction...

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https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/six-gay-candidates-running-connecticut-republicans-n909701

 

make sure you are sitting down with a stiff drink when you read this, you poor heart might explode.

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