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Old 11-21-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced earlier this month that state-owned National Guard facilities will no longer allow any married couples to apply for spousal benefits, regardless of whether they are same-sex or opposite-sex. The Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act means that servicemembers with same-sex spouses are now eligible for federal benefits. Fallin’s unusual tactic is designed to avoid having to recognize those couples, which she asserts would violate Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman:

Oklahoma Drops National Guard Benefits For All Couples To Avoid Serving Same-Sex Couples [UPDATED] | ThinkProgress
This is a woman that will be on the wrong side of history when all is said and done.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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This harkens back to the days when the Southern states/local governments were ordered by the Federal government to desegregate their public facilities - such as schools, libraries, recreational centers. Some of these governments responded by closing their public schools, libraries, or swimming pools rather than allow them to be integrated.

How enlightened - so they would cut off their nose to spite their face?
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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This harkens back to the days when the Southern states/local governments were ordered by the Federal government to desegregate their public facilities - such as schools, libraries, recreational centers. Some of these governments responded by closing their public schools, libraries, or swimming pools rather than allow them to be integrated.

How enlightened - so they would cut off their nose to spite their face?
She is an idiot and exactly what she thinks will come of this is beyond reason. Bigotry knows no bounds.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:51 PM
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The 2013 version of the gay hating religious right affiliated Republican politician is unable to notice their own inevitable extinction. They should be asking themselves how well "Segregation now, segregation tommorrow, segregation forever" worked out.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Here in Oklahoma we call her "Back Seat Mary". When she was Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma she destroyed both her marriage and her body guard's marriage by having an adulteress affair with him. He was an Oklahoma Highway Patrol sergeant named Greg Allen. When she was running for governor she ran on a "Traditional Oklahoma Family Values" platform.

She will say and do anything to get elected. She could have admitted to sleeping with every OHP trooper, but as long as she wraps herself in the flag and carries a bible, she knows she will be elected by a landslide here in JesusLand.

Her ideal of a traditional marriage is, one man, one woman and one OHP officer....

Former bodyguard of Lt. Gov. Fallin back on the job |
Amarillo.com | Amarillo Globe-News
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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Here in Oklahoma we call her "Back Seat Mary". When she was Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma she destroyed both her marriage and her body guard's marriage by having an adulteress affair with him. He was an Oklahoma Highway Patrol sergeant named Greg Allen. When she was running for governor she ran on a "Traditional Oklahoma Family Values" platform.

She will say and do anything to get elected. She could have admitted to sleeping with every OHP trooper, but as long as she wraps herself in the flag and carries a bible, she knows she will be elected by a landslide here in JesusLand.

Her ideal of a traditional marriage is, one man, one woman and one OHP officer....

Former bodyguard of Lt. Gov. Fallin back on the job |
Amarillo.com | Amarillo Globe-News
...and her personal indiscretions and hypocrisy had no affect on how the people of Oklahoma viewed this *****? Just how ignorant are they?
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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...and her personal indiscretions and hypocrisy had no affect on how the people of Oklahoma viewed this *****? Just how ignorant are they?
Oklahoma is one of the most religious and least educated states, we are down there with Mississippi and West Virginia as far a poverty goes. We are also one of the reddest states.

All she had to do is run her mouth about how much she hated Obama and the next thing you know she is at Dillard's picking out drapes for the Governor's Mansion.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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The 2013 version of the gay hating religious right affiliated Republican politician is unable to notice their own inevitable extinction. They should be asking themselves how well "Segregation now, segregation tommorrow, segregation forever" worked out.


Well it worked out just fine they put on elephant masks and became Republicans! The burning crosses are still the same though. These people really know how to light their FAITH!
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Ah, the unintended consequences.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ah, the unintended consequences.
The unintended consequence of putting a bigot in a position of power.
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