NYC say's "no way" to the queers!

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    This is exactly what should have happened in SF, Portland and New Paltz. Let them do it the appropriate way, through the courts, not by circumventing the courts.

    NYC Rejects Gay Marriage Applications

    NEW YORK - Dozens of same-sex couples lined up outside the city clerk's office to obtain marriage licenses Thursday morning but were turned away with a letter explaining that gay marriages are illegal in the state.

    On Wednesday, the city's top lawyer ruled that local law prohibits gay marriage, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to enforce the law. New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer also said Wednesday that gay weddings are illegal, though one small-town mayor has conducted gay marriages and another plans to try to obtain license.

    Mara Gottlieb, 33, and Camille Gonzalez, 38, were first in line at the New York City clerk's office.

    "We're disappointed, but we think it's important for people to come here," Gottlieb said. "We want the politicians to know that this isn't going away."

    Spitzer's legal opinion said current state law prohibits same-sex weddings, but the attorney general said he would leave it to the courts to decide if the law is constitutional.

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    I also hear on the news though, that there is one woman, and don't recall her name, fighting for the issue! and feels that gay marriages SHOULD be allowed, not only in NY but through all of the United States.
     
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    It would have been better for that lady if she were never born. :-/
     
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    I think Civil Unions are the answer to this issue. Gay couples can be together and have the benefits of marriage, but their unions should not be called marriages. It may be a technicality, but it's an important one.

    Marriage should only be a union of one man and one woman.
     
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    Not only do I vehemently oppose gay marriage, I condemn all ramifications and forms of homosexuality. I don't accept it, I'm not going to accept, I never did accept it, and I never will accept it.

    Judicial activism isn't bad; liberal judicial activism is.

    Corrupt the democratic process to further the conservative agenda? Absolutely.

    So basically conservatives are good and liberals are bad? Yes.
     
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    civil union. it still makes me laugh. Anyone who thinks a marriage remotely resembles a civil union has obviously never been married.
     
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    I agree. I'm willing to give in to the civil union issue though, if that's what it takes to keep marriage between one man and one woman. I still won't approve or understand what they do. Let them have their own lifestyle though, just don't group it together with mine.
     
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    Allowing gays to form civil unions has absolutely zero impact upon your personal life.

    In my experience, people who are overly concerned about the sexual activity of other consenting adults are just jealous because they aren't getting any.
     
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    I'm ALWAYS jealous about not getting enough. I don't envy homosexuals though. That's great if that's what they want to do but I'll stick with an 'ol porno magazine and a box of tissues. :D
     
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    Speaking of gay....
    :suck:
     

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