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Old 05-27-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Everyone should be able to do as they please, whenever they please, if they can afford it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with 2 dudes getting hitched, they already sleep together, it is their life, the quicker, we allow this the quicker I get to heaven.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Midtown, Atlanta
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I think it's a breath of fresh air in this state to hear elected/running officials speak in support of GLBTQ issues. Atlanta is a beacon in the Southeast for gay people, and the city government would be foolish in not recognizing this. Dissapointed by Reed, though: civil unions create second class status.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Atlanta is controlled by Georgia, lets not forget.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Midtown, Atlanta
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Believe me, I never forget that fact lol.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I could give a flying rip about the next mayor's position on gay marriage. What I do give a flying rip about is what the mayor will do to make this a better city in which to live. Period.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Everyone should be able to do as they please, whenever they please, if they can afford it.
Uh, sure...

I agree with LovinDecatur - this is a stupid issue to raise in a mayoral race when the city faces far more serious and imminent issues (and because Georgia already has a constitutional ban on gay marriage).
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I don't think the topic is relevant to Atlanta, really. As others have said, it's a State issue, not a City issue, and the State of Georgia is oh, about 1500 years away from ever allowing gay marriage. I mean sure, the gay and lesbian community would want to know if there is a homophobic candidate running for office I guess, but honestly, if any of them were, would they admit it while running for Mayor?

If you go by "cold stats", then traditionally, black men have a harder time with gays than white or black women do, so if anyone is hiding anything, Reed would be. But then, there are liberal-minded heterosexual black men in the world, too. They're not that rare.

You obviously don't want a Mayor who has issues with any one group of people on a personal level, but right now, the City is in desperate need of someone who will get the police staffing/crime issues straightened out, along with the budget issues. A very solid plan for that is (should be) what the candidate should have to get into that office.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I could give a flying rip about the next mayor's position on gay marriage. What I do give a flying rip about is what the mayor will do to make this a better city in which to live. Period.
I agree with this as well. The focus should be on making Atlanta a world-class city...someone who loves Atlanta and really, the Atlanta Region...


...which should include continuing to be a haven of tolerance, etc.
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