Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism

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Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:21 am

Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism
June 27, 2015 by Justin Whitaker
Today I am thrilled to join millions across the country in celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states. In honor of the decision, along with joining the facebook “Celebrate Pride” campaign with this blog’s facebook profile pic, I thought I would repost one of the blog’s most popular entries. Please enjoy, comment, take pride, etc, and remember that there is still much work to be done.
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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbu ... dhism.html
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Re: Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism

Post by A fool from HK » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:55 am

May I know the standard symbolic meaning of the rainbow flag?
I found that there is a group of Taiwan people interpret the color in a different way.
For example, according that group, blue color represent freedom. But this freedom includes the freedom of commiting adultery as long as your partner agrees.
I guess it is just their own interpretation, right?

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Re: Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism

Post by manas » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:34 pm

Thanks Mike, for both posting the link and for bringing this subject up at all. I have no interest in marriage whatsoever personally, but I believe that if two people are silly enough to want to go through with it, gosh let them, whatever their sexual orientation or gender is.
From what's dear is born grief,
from what's dear is born fear.
For one freed from what's dear
there's no grief
— so how fear?


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Re: Celebrating same-sex marriage in Buddhism

Post by Dhammanando » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:45 pm

A fool from HK wrote:May I know the standard symbolic meaning of the rainbow flag?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_f ... _movement)
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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