Why do the gays love the dems so much ? in Politics, Polls, and Pundits Posted July 12, 2022 · Edited July 12, 2022 by cle23 1 hour ago, SoCal Deek said: I’ve gone over it already, a few times, but you don’t want to hear it. You just want to circle back to your need for in your face conflict. I didn’t say it diminishes traditional marriage. I said that was the partial intent of those advocating for gay marriage. Once again, for the kids in the back, the purpose of language is to clarify communication. Using the same word to describe many different things does the exact opposite. A German Shepherd and a cocker spaniel are both dogs but we use different words to describe them. It simply helps society communicate more clearly. It doesn’t make either one less of a dog! Right. Dogs are still dogs though. All of them. No matter the breed, they are still dogs. Marriage is marriage, no matter the "type" of marriage. You can specify more if you'd like, but the very definition of marriage covers all the marriages that are available, so why make a different word for it? Also, in the eyes of the law, they are all simply marriages. Calling them all the same thing doesn't diminish the marriage of anyone. I really don't understand how it "doesn't diminish traditional marriage" and yet you say that is the partial intent of people advocating for gay marriage is to diminish traditional marriage. Every single person I've met, gay or straight, that supports gay marriage simply does so because they feel that everyone should have the same right and benefits. I'm not gay, and I've been married for 12+ years now. Not one one person's marriage has changed or diminished anything about mine in any way. None of this has anything to do with "in your face conflict." It's a discussion, and I personally don't understand your position, as to me, it makes zero sense. I haven't made any personal attacks or anything of the sort. That's why I ask for clarification, because I feel like some of your statements are contradicting each other.