In a thread about a parade, Iowa responded to a post by me: Quote: Originally Posted by Frisco I'm in agreement with you as long as what you mean by "..in the work place.." is the job duties and working relationships with colleagues and co-workers. But if by "..in the work place.." you mean you're willing to give up your wife's right to medical and other benefits (retirement, etc) because of your sexual orientation, then we part company because that is what gay couples have faced for decades in the U.S. ..until they began to challenge their "work place" by demanding the same rights as we have. It's not about fraternizing, it's about equal rights, folks. This is not rocket science. Iowa responded: "Here's a big stab into your POV though. Marriage, is a religious thing, with religious origins. Why the state adopted it into legal matters is beyond me, but it still doesn't change it's a religious thing. And with Christianity, homosexuality is forbidden, hence the conflict with gay marriage. Until religion is completely wiped from the face of the earth, which I doubt will ever happen, there will always be prejudice against Gays." And my response: The marriage license is a legal right, not a religious one. Some people have the ceremony in a church, many do not. Also, if Christianity were the only religion with gay members, then you might have a discussion here about whether or not the Holy Bible condones homosexual unions. But, of course, there are gays everywhere on Earth, in every culture and religion.