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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Amen, Brother!
If the leader of some particular religion says he doesn't want to marry gay people, that is his right. He doesn't have to do it and the gay people can just go somewhere else.
It's not the government's role - or any government official's role - to regulate that activity. It's not the government's role to force churches to marry someone they don't want to marry, and it's not the government's role to prevent any two human beings from joining in a marriage contract.

George Bush served the nation poorly on the day he signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which allows states to refuse to recognize same sex marriages granted legally in some other state. I voted for him, and I miss him, but on that day he chose poorly.
Too bad more Repubs don't realize this.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Hey, Palazzo dude! There's a new Pope. I'd say, "Learn from him, and unlearn the hatred you were taught in Church."
Respect for homosexuals is not the same as supporting the chimera of same-sex pseudomarriage. Pope Francis is not for the latter!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What in blazes has become of people? I guess they will support polygamy next and call it "plural marriage". Why should only monogamous marriages be considered "equal", eh?
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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I am not going to debate this issue. All I will say is this: Just like I support Colorado and Washington's states rights to legalize weed; I support Mississippi's states right to ban abortion with exceptions for rape and the mother's life and marriage being between one man and one woman. That is what most Mississippians want Black and White. so do not make civil rights comparisons. In the 60's most Mississippians could not vote. Virtually all Blacks and Whites who could not pay the poll tax or pass the literacy test. If you took a poll back then the majority of Mississippians would have ended jim crow. Problem most could not vote. Anyways today Mississippi opposes any redefinition of marriage.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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What in blazes has become of people? I guess they will support polygamy next and call it "plural marriage". Why should only monogamous marriages be considered "equal", eh?
I would like to point out that it is always religious sects that support polygamy.

How very ironic.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What in blazes has become of people? I guess they will support polygamy next and call it "plural marriage". Why should only monogamous marriages be considered "equal", eh?
Why are you offended? How does this effect your life?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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Amen, Brother!
If the leader of some particular religion says he doesn't want to marry gay people, that is his right. He doesn't have to do it and the gay people can just go somewhere else.
It's not the government's role - or any government official's role - to regulate that activity. It's not the government's role to force churches to marry someone they don't want to marry, and it's not the government's role to prevent any two human beings from joining in a marriage contract.

George Bush served the nation poorly on the day he signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which allows states to refuse to recognize same sex marriages granted legally in some other state. I voted for him, and I miss him, but on that day he chose poorly.

Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marraige Act.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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What in blazes has become of people? I guess they will support polygamy next and call it "plural marriage". Why should only monogamous marriages be considered "equal", eh?
Those who support gay marriage without supporting polygamy are hypocrites. All the same reasoning and arguments apply. I would have more respect for the regressives if they fought for polygamists with the same zeal they do for gay marraige. It's irrational for the position they argue for to not be on the streets fighting for polygamist rights in tandem w/their sudden obsession with gay marraige. In fact since polygamy is illegal they should be fighting even more for their rights if their arguments were based on the rationale they claim.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marraige Act.
Oh.

Well, HIM, too!

Actually, thanks. I see where Clinton signed it, having no choice because it had been passed by a veto proof majority. He later called for its repeal, and then Bush called for a Constitutional amendment.

Anyway, a POX on all of them. And congress, too! 'Twarn't any of their business.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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Oh.

Well, HIM, too!

Actually, thanks. I see where Clinton signed it, having no choice because it had been passed by a veto proof majority. He later called for its repeal, and then Bush called for a Constitutional amendment.

Anyway, a POX on all of them. And congress, too! 'Twarn't any of their business.
I respectfully disagree as Clinton issued vetoes more then any other President in recent history even when they were veto proof. It was his stated position at the time and he even ran a re-election ad taking credit for the legislation. Clinton opposed government recognition of same sex marraige while supporting Civil Unions which is the same exact position of GWB and that of Obama at the time of his election. Clinton only called for its repeal last year almost 20 years after signing it into law.
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