Hi everyone, this is a thread to share your views about homosexual marriage and anything you feel is relevant to homosexual marriage. There use to be another thread for it but it was locked but don't worry it was not locked for being against the rules nor was it locked because posters raged at each other. Thus leading us to this new second thread. I was thinking of either Gay Marriage Thread 2: Now with 50% More Gay, Gay Marriage Thread 2.0: Now With Lesbians, Gay Marriage the Sequel, Gay Marriage Part Deux: No Homo or Gay Marriage Rises Returns.
This topic can kind of be a bit of a sensitive one, and one thats prone to attracting strong opinions, so I sincerely and kindly appeal that posters treat each other as nicely as you can. Honestly who needs the stress of petty arguments or slinging insults at each other. If you think someone is being offensive, address them, ignore them, but please do not try and start trouble with them. If someone is being directly offensive towards you then simply follow the CV rules and flag them but it usually takes two to argue so always be aware of your own actions and accountability as far as personal attacks. In that mindset remember that its okay to disagree with people, question people because its possible to do both those things with respect, sincerity and goodwill. Also remember that some posters just want to post their opinions and not get engaged in some massive discussion. Also remember that if you don't want to engage in a massive discussion with someone it probably doesn't pay to quote them or refer to them and take issue with their opinions, and also that some posters will naturally be curious about your opinions or stance on certain things and may try to discuss them with you. Patience and sincerity goes a long way with interacting with your fellow CVer so exercising both when you can just creates a healthier climate for candid and safe discussion.
Personally I have pretty strong opinions regarding homosexual marriage ask me a question if you wish. The main reason I made this thread was because so many great conversations were being had in the prior thread. I'll edit in something more substantial later into OP, right now I wish to get back into conversation with those I was conversing with.
Remember to try and be nice with each other, and people don't really tend to change their opinions by you forcing yours onto them. Best way to get your point across will typically be with patience and kindness and even if you don't change the mind of the person you are disagreeing with, staying focused on the reasoning behind your views will usually sway any observing you express yourself and if you really feel strongly about your views then makes sense that you want to portray yourself as the person who doesn't resort to negativity, personal attacks or so on. CV has a great community so would be great of this thread proved as an example of posters talking about a hot button issue without descending into anarchy.
Also if you wish to show support for homosexuals, homosexuality and avoid the pitfalls that can arise in the open discussion of threads such as these (disagreements, arguments, tension, flirting... wait what? Oh harsh opinions, unfair judgments or jokes and the like) please remember CV Off Topic also has a thread that I will link below this paragraph you might wish to use. Its a safer, friendlier thread that is intended for support. It has nice and friendly people in it too. Take care and be yourselves, because your all awesome no matter what bits and pieces you think look better than other bits and pieces.
Gay Appreciation Thread/LBGT Appreciation thread
For anyone who is interested in generally reading discussion surrounding gay marriage, and the like here is a link to the now defunct gay marriage thread.