Bermuda Bans Same-Sex Marriage Less Than 1 Year After Legalizing It
Less than a year after same-sex marriages were legalized in Bermuda, the governor of the British island territory signed a bill into law on Wednesday that replaced it with domestic partnerships.
According to the local news site Bernews, Gov. John Rankin said the new law grants same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. However, the law permits same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships only ― not legal marriages.
OK; don’t leave it up to me and others that reason as I do; let the unbiased/unabridged Mr. Webster be the judge.
Mr. Webster # 1
1.the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman).“a happy marriage”
synonyms: wedding, wedding ceremony, marriage ceremony, nuptials, union“the marriage took place at St. Margaret’s”
I don’t think that many people have any objections to the gay community, as long as (excuse the pun), they don’t try to jam something down our throats. I say to each their own. Live your life as you see fit. BUTTTT, don’t try to persuade or force feed me and others on what we do not believe in.
Mr. Webster # 2
1.conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.“it’s quite normal for puppies to bolt their food”
synonyms: usual, standard, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, accustomed, expected, wonted; Moretypical, stock, common, everyday, regular, routine, established, set, fixed, traditional, time-honored“they issue books in the normal way”ordinary, average, typical, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, common, conventional, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, garden-variety, a dime a dozen“a normal couple” antonyms: unusual
2.technical(of a line, ray, or other linear feature) intersecting a given line or surface at right angles.
3.Medicine(of a salt solution) containing the same salt concentration as the blood.
Chemistrydated(of a solution) containing one gram-equivalent of solute per liter.
4.Geologydenoting a fault or faulting in which a relative downward movement occurred in the strata situated on the upper side of the fault plane.
1.the usual, average, or typical state or condition.“her temperature was above normal“
informala person who is conventional or healthy.
2.technicala line at right angles to a given line or surface.
I am sure, we get the gist of the meanings.
Mr. Webster # 3
1.the substance or essence of a speech or text.“she noted the gist of each message”
synonyms: essence, substance, central theme, heart of the matter, nub, kernel, marrow, meat, burden, crux; Morethrust, drift, sense, meaning, significance, import;informalnitty-gritty“this paper relays the gist of my presentation”
2.Lawthe real point of an action.“damage is the gist of the action and without it the plaintiff must fail”
I have a very dear friend that is a chronic bull-shitter. I told him many time; the fact that you bull-shits so much is not the issue with me. The issue is, you think I believe you and you are trying to convert me.
REPEAT; I have no problem with the gay community; I know JC made everyone different. BUTTT: don’t try to convince me that many elements which make up their little world are NATURAL. They are unnatural.
Mr. Webster # 4
contrary to the ordinary course of nature; abnormal.“death by unnatural causes”
synonyms: abnormal, unusual, uncommon, extraordinary, strange, odd, peculiar, unorthodox, exceptional, irregular, atypical, untypical; Morefreakish, freaky, uncanny“the life of a circus bear is completely unnatural” antonyms: normal
not existing in nature; artificial.“the artificial turf looks an unnatural green”
synonyms: artificial, man-made, synthetic, manufactured, inorganic, genetically engineered“a flash of unnatural color” antonyms: genuine
affected or stilted.“the formal tone of the programs caused them to sound stilted and unnatural”
synonyms: affected, artificial, mannered, stilted, forced, labored, strained, false, fake, theatrical, insincere, ersatz; Moreinformalput on, phony“her voice sounded unnatural”
lacking feelings of kindness and sympathy that are considered to be natural.“they condemned her as an unnatural woman”
synonyms: perverted, warped, aberrant, twisted, deviant, depraved, degenerate; Moreinformalkinky, sick“unnatural vice”
One more point of interest:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the United States. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. HPV (Human papillomavirus), the most common STD in the United States, is also a concern for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Some types of HPV can cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancers. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. Men who are HIV-positive are even more likely than those who do not have HIV to get anal cancer.
If this does not put the icing on the hazards of same-sex lifestyles, nothing will.
In conclusion; unless someone wants to change the definitions of these words to suit themselves; they have to stand as they are and have been for 1’000s of years.
All human beings are entitled to live the life styles you chose; BUTT do not have the right to try and convert others to their way of thinking!!!
I say; good for Governor John Rankin. It take people with very strong constitution to stand-up for what they believe in regardless of the backlash or public opinion. YES; even thought I disagree with them 110%; THE KNEELERS.