Gay Marriage Amendment ... Again!?

The Bush Administration has resurrected the gay marriage ban.  A constitutional amendment to ban marriage between two people of same sex. Wow. What a high priority item.

Let me be the first to say anyone who would stand for it, and anyone who would stand against it - listen - if you don't have enough work to do, come visit me.

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Re: Gay Marriage Amendment ... Again!?

While I agree with your point that more important things needed to be attended, if was the pushed on society by those who have tried to make gay marriage legal, for years this country did not have gay marriage and everything was fine with most, but now the issue is here and it has to be dealt with.

Everyone have a goodend and be safe.

by THE MODERATE 2006-06-02 01:01PM | 0 recs
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Yes, Moderate, and in the 1950's a lot of Americans were saying the same thing about black Americans and in the 1970's about women.

I have a gay grandson, and I want him to have the same rights as the rest of us and that includes the right of marriage. I'm proud that he is standing up for his own rights too.  ALL Americans - and I do mean ALL - should be given the same tax and other benefits bestowed on straight married couples.

If Bush and Cheney really cared about America, they wouldn't be dividing it to win elections.  First, the Muslims, then the gays, and now the immigrants.  Keep pounding away on all of them; that'll make the so-called Christian conservtives happy.  If they were truly Christian, they'd be "loving thy neighbor."

As Pink sings, I wonder what Laura thinks about all this.  I hope she kicks him out of bed Monday night!

by Retired in Ohio 2006-06-02 06:04PM | 0 recs
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You know what?  Screw this.  I'm tired of it.  Let's just amend the Constitution to allow amendments to be ratified by through popular referendum at the state level.  Let democracy work.

Of course, the trick is to postpone a bunch of proposed amendments until the referendum amendment passes.  Then you stall the referendum idea indefinitely.

by Anthony de Jesus 2006-06-02 01:23PM | 0 recs
I like that idea, really.

Seriously - think how cool it would be if we could do three things -

1. instant runoff voting

  1. popular referendum -
  2. The big one: no anonymous riders.

if that happened - america would be a stronger country. who weakens our country?

1. guys like lieberman who are backed by the hrc

  1. guys like tom delay who are backed by abramoff
  2. guys like karl rove and bush who get away with it

why have democracy if you can't vote?

by turnerbroadcasting 2006-06-02 02:07PM | 0 recs
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Good that the Bush Administration, rather than dealing with immigration, Iraq, the failing economy, failing education, Medicare-D, and countless other things, he goes for the divisive issue designed to bring about hate and unhappiness.  The Divider in Chief knows how to pander to Pat Robertson and the "Left Behind" crowd... now let's just hope that this thing goes down in defeat (which it will)

by jlove1982 2006-06-02 08:50PM | 0 recs
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see thats the thing I don't get, jlove. the left behind crowd includes myself.

who is it that gets really motivated to get up and get excited about this amendment? I have only one answer for you: the episcopal church.

The episcopal church is founded on the principle that politics and religion mix. The church of england (anglican church) was built because the wife of king henry felt the king of england needed to be the head of the church.

if anyone really wants to pursue this issue, why not pursue it in church. my guess about this is, that bush is not doing anything with his administration but instead reporting to the "anglican" read: episcopal fat cats behind the whole ralph reed for lieutenant governor campaign that its time to connect karl rove back into their message machine.

I will go one further: this announcement was in fact a secret code not to the "left behind" crowd as you so disingenuously put it: we could care less, its a settled issue.

No.

This is a clear signal to everyone on the take from the bush company -and there are MANY - given that this evangelical liberal spends like a drunken sailor ( read: 1.5 billion in the past 6 years, campaigning and marketing his message - where does it really go?)

This is a signal to all those blogs and talk radio hosts and people who are writing those catholic and anglican and "the world" magazines to reconnect back to Karl Rove so he can dictate to them the message of the day...

This is, in fact, no different than an osama bin laden tape in my mind.

If this thing was a big deal to you, then you're on the side of the GOP that has filtered into the Democratic party to respond to it.

I think they did a dry run last week with the whole thing about trying to paint Kerry as if he's still trying to live down the scum boaters.

that didn't work.

So now Karl Rove is going back to his texas - flyer the parking lots of churches roots.

This is classic. The greatest traitor in our country is now out to destroy the work of our founding fathers separating church and state.

And anyone who stands up either for or against him, are working for him. Tell me that Karl Rove isn't a modern day josef goebbels..

by turnerbroadcasting 2006-06-02 11:09PM | 0 recs
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/ story/0,,1787109,00.html

A great article on how bush affects the constitution -

by turnerbroadcasting 2006-06-03 12:24AM | 0 recs
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...oyvey.

by pennquaker08 2006-06-03 05:30AM | 0 recs
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You can rest assured, the moment they smuggle something like this into the Constitution, Bush The Decider will start performing gay and lesbian marriages on the white house lawn for security purposes.

by blues 2006-06-03 08:52AM | 0 recs

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