Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeB131, Nov 15, 2012.
It's a loser issue for the GOP in the long run.
Probably don't need to say any more than that.
Make it a mandate.
obama said something like he is not messing with the gay marriage thing. LOL Hope they enjoyed wasting their vote. LOL
At least he will not actively oppose it.
Maybe not such a wasted vote after all for those who support mandates.
Hell, the only reason he said he supported it was because of Bidens dumbass. Cant have a prez and vp with different views, it seems like. But hey, he got their vote..
OR he just realized that it was a losing game in the long run.
Frankly, orientation equality will probably come a lot faster than racial equality did, because a lot of these republican lawmakers won't like getting the Stink-eye from their Lesbian niece at thanksgiving dinner.
There are two ways we get Gay Marriage for the whole country-
1) The Supreme Court upholds Judge Walker's decision in Perry v. Schwarzennegger, which upheld that there is a federal right to marriage. I personally think this is a bit dubious, but there are precedents to back this up, including Loving v. Virginia.
2) The Supreme Court strikes down DOMA. This means the ten or so states that have legal gay marriage can issue marriage licenses the other 40 states have to recognize. At that point, the states will figure, might as well legalize it and collect those marriage license fees for ourselves.
well yeah, just merge the two parties..
we can have ONE BIG DADDY guberment
Not at all.
If your purpose is to get people to vote against their economic interests by appealling to their religious, racial and sexual biases, then what you are doing is just fine until you realize that combined, gays, women and minorities are a vast majority in this country.
If your goal is to show that free markets, self-reliance and limited governmnet are the way to go, you should be able to do this without appealling to the racists, homophobes and misogynists.
Actually, it would be a smaller government if we got it out of the marriage business altogether.
This whole fight is over the right to file a married income tax return and receive Social Security death benefits and so forth.
Take government out of the equation and the issue evaporates.
Hey, where are Parts 1 through 5? I did not see those.
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