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Old 05-23-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Powell favors same-sex marriage – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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"I have no problem with it," he said in the interview, which will air at 5 p.m. ET. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
Looking forward to hearing reaction to this.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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inb4 accusations of RINO

I've always said Powell was one of the few smart things Bush ever did.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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It seems like public opinion on this issue is launching in the direction of legalization. It won't be long before homosexual couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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He says he "supports the President's decision," but it was really no decision at all. As I understand, Pres. Obama wants to leave the question in the hands of the state, so there is no change in policy.

It's kind of like me as an atheist saying I've decided to convert to Christianity, except that I'm not going to go to church, not going to pray, not going to tithe, etc. I'll leave such activities to others. Is it really a "decision" if there are no deeds behind the words?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Powell engaged in hedging to the highest degree by only discussing the legal argument. He didn't dare try to touch the religious argument, because he knows that in that context THERE IS NO ARGUMENT. Gay marriage cannot possibly be accepted in the context of God's image. Powell dodged and weaved and hoped he didn't called on it. And since it was CNN, of course he didn't get called on it.

I hate that Colon Powell has turned into a double-talking jive artist (ie. politician).
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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Who cares what Powell thinks, he is a WAR CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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He says he "supports the President's decision," but it was really no decision at all. As I understand, Pres. Obama wants to leave the question in the hands of the state, so there is no change in policy.

It's kind of like me as an atheist saying I've decided to convert to Christianity, except that I'm not going to go to church, not going to pray, not going to tithe, etc. I'll leave such activities to others. Is it really a "decision" if there are no deeds behind the words?
The decision is the personal position on the subject.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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I have to respect anyone open minded enough to support same sex marriage!
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What was the President's decision that he supports ?
I thought Obama just publicly voiced his opinion in the matter.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I guess if I were a lawyer I'd start preparing now for a new clientele.
Prenups, child custody, adoption, divorce, alimony, child support...a whole new market is about to open up.
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