Discussion in 'Politics' started by NewGuy, Jun 2, 2004.
But didn't Kerry say he was opposed to gay marriage?
Yes, but he'll do NOTHING to stop this assault on our values.
Much like his approach to the war on terror.
I wonder if Kerry is secretly gay, lol.
Look at his wife? He might be. On second thought nah, he's still a man. Remember that story that got sqaushed about the intern.
Well he is french. maybe he is bi.
Kerry in particular and the Democrats as a whole are opposed to gay marriage. The only party that I know of that would get government out of the marriage business is the LP. Here is a small essay I wrote on the subject a few months ago...
Are Democrats really for Gay Marriage?
The Defense of Marriage Act was an act that defined what marriage is supposed to be federally. States are supposed to accept marriages from other states, however this bill gives states the right to not recognize and honor marriages from other states if it is a gay marriage.
In the Senate, 32 Democrats voted in favor of this bill. Only 14 voted against it. Here is the voting record for the Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/L...ote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00280
In the House, 118 Democrats voted for it and 65 against it: http://clerk.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.asp?year=1996&rollnumber=316
It was signed into law by Bill Clinton, a Democrat.
So you can see that even if we had 100% Democrats in both the House and Senate and a Democrat in the White House, you would still end up with anti-gay marriage legislation being enacted, because by a large majority WITHIN the Democratic party, they are opposed to gay marriage.
To Kerry's credit, he did vote against this particular bill. However, apparently he recently responded to that Massachussettes court ruling by saying that he thinks that gays should not be able to marry and should only be able to have a civil union. This is wrong in my opinion, because if two people want to get married and a church wants to marry them, then it should not matter what the government or any politician says.
Also, I was not able to find anything on gay marriage in the Democrats national platform. http://www.democrats.org/about/2000platform.html
In contrast to the indecisive support of gay marriage in the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party takes a strong stance of keeping the government out of the whole issue. Reject "Defense of Marriage Act," Libertarians Urge Congress.
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