Colorado votes NO to gay marriage

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/us/colorado-rejects-same-sex-civil-unions.html?_r=2&hp

    Yet another state to reject gay marriage. And Colorado of all places.

    This was a huge fuck up for Team Obama. Most Americans do not support gay marriage. I dont care about the issue, but I DO CARE about defeating Obama. And this topic may have pushed the snowball over the slope that will accumulate enough momentum to grow on itself and kick him out of Washington. Yay!
     
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    Not quite

    GOP leaders funneled the proposal to the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which is known as a "kill committee" because its members are in safe seats and are unlikely to face political consequences for preventing a bill from reaching the floor. The panel lived up to its billing, voting to kill it 5-4 along party lines.

    “We saw this bill die even though a majority of members of the Senate and a majority of members of the House and the governor, as well as a vast majority of Coloradans, want to see this become law,” said Representative Mark Ferrandino of Denver, one of four openly gay state legislators and a sponsor of the bill. “It is very unfortunate. Families across Colorado are going to have to wait longer for equal rights in our state.”

    Colorado same-sex union bill killed in special legislative session
     
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    Oh god. They look like Mississippi!
     
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    According to the gay representative "most" Coloradoans (right term?) want it.

    But a majority voted those folks in. And those folks "represent" the people. ANd they voted no to it.
     
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    Haha, you mean "Oh God, they look like North Carolina".
     
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    That was quite surprising mostly because it also prohibits civil unions.

    Gays might have jumped the gun and gotten too socially greedy. Civil unions were gaining ground. Had the homosexual activists tried for civil unions in all 50 states then gone on to equate civil unions with marriage they might have had a chance. Now the public is rejecting both. If the problem was with federal law and DOMA, it would have been far simpler to leave DOMA in place and get the rights of married couples extended to CUPcakes. Then they really would have had what they wanted. Instead, punishing Christians became more important than "rights".
     
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    Its the "in your face" activism that turns people off, from any group. I'm all for things like ensuring minorities aren't discriminated against, but in your face tactics from the NAACP turn me off from it. Same with immigration rights, etc, etc.
     
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    For now. Time is on our side.
     
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    As opposed to "passive activism" in which everyone just sits arounds and wishes for things to change? Give me a break.

    Nothing changes in this country unless people get up, get out and march. You just don't like it when things change because change is scary to you.
     
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    According to gay representatives most people in the country want it. Yet the issue keeps losng. Not only losing, but taking quite few careers with it when it does lose.
     

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