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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: California
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Lightbulb 22 U.S. Senators Call for Marriage Equality Plank in the Democratic Platform

This article is about twenty-two United States senators who want to add marriage equality to the Democratic platform.

EXCLUSIVE: 22 U.S. senators call for marriage equality plank in Dem platform | Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source








It's about time !
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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I see nothing wrong with this... Democrats are generally the civil rights warriors and marriage equality is a civil rights issue--so long as the government is in the business of marriage.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Nice to see both my senators are on board.

Public opinion on this issue has clearly shifted, and quite quickly. In 2004, we had Rick Santorum blathering on about pedophilia and bestiality on the floor of the senate, George Bush traversing the country cheerleading for an amendment, and voters in 11 states turning out in droves to write hatred and discrimination into their state constitutions. Now, we have 22 senators calling for marriage equality, governors signing same-sex marriage into law, and a majority of Americans supporting equal rights.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Why don't the government just get the hell out of marriage? We do not need more laws and regulations on who can marry and who can't this is beyond stupid.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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so can i file for joint taxes with my goldfish?how about this get the hell out of marriage and perks for married couples and people would stop complaining about this non issue.

GO BACK TO DEALING with REAL problems like the economy you dimwit politicians.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Why don't the government just get the hell out of marriage? We do not need more laws and regulations on who can marry and who can't this is beyond stupid.
If they did, Churches could continue opposing same-sex marriage and it wouldn't be a big deal. However, taxes and government "perks" change the debate and the argument.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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How many traditionally red states would vote for gay marriage if it came on the ballot?
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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How many traditionally red states would vote for gay marriage if it came on the ballot?
None, since even States like California have voted against it at some point. Also, opinion polling in other States show that it wouldn't pass in very blue states (Rhode Island for example).

That is why most of the changes have come through legislation and not ballot.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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This article is about twenty-two United States senators who want to add marriage equality to the Democratic platform.

EXCLUSIVE: 22 U.S. senators call for marriage equality plank in Dem platform | Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source








It's about time !
If they were really concerned about individual rights they'd be pushing for the federal government to stop abusing it's powers by attempting to regulate marriages in any way whatsoever.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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None, since even States like California have voted against it at some point. Also, opinion polling in other States show that it wouldn't pass in very blue states (Rhode Island for example).

That is why most of the changes have come through legislation and not ballot.
Support for Gay marriage has increased considerably since it was voted down in California. The most recent polls in Rhode Island show support for it as well.
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