Gay marriage should be a states' issue, just like slavery and abortion used to be

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    President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage yesterday. However, he stipulated that this decisions should be left up to individual states.

    The issue of slavery was also left up to the states before the civil war. The issue of abortion was also left up to the states before Roe Vs. Wade.

    This is a very strange position for someone who believes that same-sex marriage is a civil right. How can it be a civil right in one state and not in another state?
     
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    Comparing marriage and slavery is just plain stupid.

    One involves a voluntary action, the other does not.

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    I am not comparing gay marriage to slavery. I am just pointing out that President Obama puts them in the same category.
     
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    Well, then he should be the one facing the corner in the white cone hat.

    The stupidest comparison I've heard in some time.
     
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    It can't. He is playing politics. Supporting gay marriage with one hand shown to the liberals and gay community while opposing it with the other shown to moderate Republicans and the anti-gay community
     
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    Eventually, it will have to be decided at the national level. As more and more states accept it, the federal government and military will have to accept gay marriages. As gays move between states and travel, there will develop cases such as legal representation, survivorship and medical decision making that must carry between states

    20 years from now, everyone will wonder what the big deal was
     
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    Marriage amemdment....here we come.
     
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    they love being on the wrong side of history.


    conservative.

    keeping things the same no matter what the logical position is
     
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    I have already been slammed by a couple Statists telling me that the 14th Amendment comes into play here...

    I don't buy it.

    Being GAY is NOT a 'Race' or ethnicity...nor is it a matter of citizenship.
     
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    Usurp the 9th and 10th...YAY!
     

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