Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

There are 20 comments on the Nov 30, 2010, CBS2 story titled Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions. In it, CBS2 reports that:

The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

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sammy

Markham, IL

#36943 Jan 7, 2013
Samatha wrote:
Political science professor Jean Betheke Elshtain, while highlighting the dangers presented by codes against racism, also points out the difficulties associated with all punitive codes of this nature:“My hunch is that, over the long haul, the upshot of such endeavors [college speech codes] will not be a purified, racist-free, collective student consciousness, but a simmering backlog of resentment at being labeled as a racist, even if one has never committed a racist act or uttered a racist slur.”[9]
No one should attempt to deny homosexuals their basic human rights; which are the same basic rights that we all have as being sons and daughters of God. But it has gotten to the point where we have to fight to preserve our own basic rights — the rights to free speech, religion, assembly, and teaching our own children our values – in order to protect our own families and institutions.
Those who promote homosexuality are forcibly tearing away more and more of the rights of Christians, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Who could have possibly imagined just a few years ago that companies would start firing people for writing pro-family articles on their own time, or business owners would be sued for refusing to participate in homosexual union ceremonies?
[2] Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual report entitled “Hate Crime Statistics.” Table 1,“Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders by Bias Motivation.” http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm .
is your name really SAMATHA ??

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#36944 Jan 7, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>Then you also agree it is perfectly acceptable for people to boycott Amway. In other words, this is a non-story.
People can do what they want. They're going to anyhow. But why should they boycott Amway? Amway didn't make the donation. Don't they know the difference? Besides if they do boycott Amway the people who are against same sex marriage will just take up the slack. As long as people follow the Bible & God's teachings he will allow them to prosper. I believe there is an article on here about a record setting event @ Chick-Fil-A where customers came out to support the restaurant for standing up for traditional marriage. God's way will always prevail no matter who does or does not like it.
mary jo

Markham, IL

#36945 Jan 7, 2013
Southern Lady01 wrote:
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People can do what they want. They're going to anyhow. But why should they boycott Amway? Amway didn't make the donation. Don't they know the difference? Besides if they do boycott Amway the people who are against same sex marriage will just take up the slack. As long as people follow the Bible & God's teachings he will allow them to prosper. I believe there is an article on here about a record setting event @ Chick-Fil-A where customers came out to support the restaurant for standing up for traditional marriage. God's way will always prevail no matter who does or does not like it.
now just where in the heck have you bee sweet cheeks -- we miss pick on you !! you been out on a biker run ??or out on patrol ??

“Marriage equality for all”

Since: Jul 07

Illinois

#36946 Jan 7, 2013
sammy wrote:
<quoted text>is your name really SAMATHA ??
No, his name is really SPAMATHA.
citizen

Marion, IL

#36947 Jan 7, 2013
Im glad all everyones worried about is gays getting married. we dont have bigger problems at all. debt, gun laws, education, safety! its a bunch of political BS that someone threw money at.

“Marriage equality for all”

Since: Jul 07

Illinois

#36948 Jan 7, 2013
citizen wrote:
Im glad all everyones worried about is gays getting married. we dont have bigger problems at all. debt, gun laws, education, safety! its a bunch of political BS that someone threw money at.
Most republican leaders are beginning to realize that they have to let go of their gay rights stance. It has not served them well, and mainstream Americans continue to increasingly support GLBT rights.
jaja

United States

#36949 Jan 7, 2013
Saluki Rod wrote:
I wonder how long it'll take the Neo-Nazi Far Right Christians to mobilize against this? It's just letting gays be married, what's the big freaking deal? I'm straight, and see no harm to society.
just because you get bent on the down low and your discrete about it don't make you straight
gay

United States

#36950 Jan 7, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>If you really are an emotionally stunted, maturity deprived, mentally challenged 12 year-old, I'll apologize for what I'm thinking about you right now, but if not... Your original post and your response to the poster who replied to you, demonstrates the lack of intellect and reason we're up against and proves once and for all the need for equal treatment and respect under the law for Lesbian and Gay Americans. Ranting idiotic bigots such as yourself serve to prove the righteousness of our cause, keep up the good work.
I'm gay but I hate almost all gay people. Can see why straight people don't want nothing to do with us. Makes me turn straight every time I hear the mentality of another ms Garrison. Rather puke than listen to it. The good thing about it is, God don't allow sin in heaven. Gay is a sin. Thank God there won't be ant gays in heaven. People are so dumb and naive. I pity them
Michael Clark Duncun

Toronto, Canada

#36951 Jan 7, 2013
jaja wrote:
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just because you get bent on the down low and your discrete about it don't make you straight
Now kindly wipe that ugly brown ring off of your mouth! It isn't very becoming on you Mr. village idiot! I'm guessing you're not a MENSA member are you twinkle toes! Yawn! ;)
Michael Clark Duncun

Toronto, Canada

#36952 Jan 7, 2013
gay wrote:
<quoted text>I'm gay but I hate almost all gay people. Can see why straight people don't want nothing to do with us. Makes me turn straight every time I hear the mentality of another ms Garrison. Rather puke than listen to it. The good thing about it is, God don't allow sin in heaven. Gay is a sin. Thank God there won't be ant gays in heaven. People are so dumb and naive. I pity them
Then I guess this post means that you in fact hate yourself? That is if you were truly a gay person of which you're not! Nice try but take your bible and stick it where the "SON" don't shine! This remains a secular nation with separation of church and state! And for a very good reason I might add! I mean just read your hateful "GOD" post and other hateful posts on this thread and many others! How about you try to actually follow what your Jesus taught! As it is,you're an epic fail!'Sigh"
G-Wiz

Collinsville, IL

#36953 Jan 7, 2013
yuk

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#36954 Jan 7, 2013
mary jo wrote:
<quoted text>now just where in the heck have you bee sweet cheeks -- we miss pick on you !! you been out on a biker run ??or out on patrol ??
You know I don't believe you are gay or that you're really the way you let on. I think you just like the attention; either good or bad. You like to take what people say & twist it into something discusting because you can't communicate intelligently. Poor thing!!!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#36955 Jan 7, 2013
In actuality, there is NO separation of church & state. Read your money; it says "In God We Trust". God is in everything. It doesn't matter if you like it or you don't or if you agree or if you don't. The bill didn't go thru & I think it's wonderful that it didn't & I hope it never does.
jaja

United States

#36956 Jan 7, 2013
Michelle Clark Duncun donut hole wrote:
<quoted text>Now kindly wipe that ugly brown ring off of your mouth! It isn't very becoming on you Mr. village idiot! I'm guessing you're not a MENSA member are you twinkle toes! Yawn! ;)
you sound like your talking from experience. Is that what you did? Wipe the brown ring from your mustache? Or was that your mustache? Bet you looked like hitler. You sound calm and mellow. Is that what dingle berries do to you when you eat them? Try not to eat so many next time. I know it's hard for you to resist them carpet muncher. It's making your breathe stink
bye bye

Albany, KY

#36957 Jan 7, 2013
Saluki Rod wrote:
I wonder how long it'll take the Neo-Nazi Far Right Christians to mobilize against this? It's just letting gays be married, what's the big freaking deal? I'm straight, and see no harm to society.
BOO
Michael Clark Duncun

Toronto, Canada

#36959 Jan 8, 2013
Southern Lady01 wrote:
In actuality, there is NO separation of church & state. Read your money; it says "In God We Trust". God is in everything. It doesn't matter if you like it or you don't or if you agree or if you don't. The bill didn't go thru & I think it's wonderful that it didn't & I hope it never does.
Well lady,there may not be separation by law but there is in practice! How about you try to teach Christianity in the public schools and see what happens! You'll get thrown out on your ear and most likely taken to court! Read my money? You do know that the Pledge of allegiance didn't have "God" in it until the 1950's right? And the "In god we trust" wasn't put on our bills until the 1950's right? A group of fundie's under Eisenhower rammed it through congress when they had the majority in the 50's!
The treaty of Tripoli stated in 1796, Quote, "As the government of the United States is NOT in any sense founded on the Christian religion"
Gee,pretty easy to follow there don't you think? LoL,Now was America founded on Christianity? The answer is NO,Lets see what some of our founding fathers had to say on this very subject,but basically they say you are full of it! We as Americans have the Constitutional right to worship in any way(or to not worship) we deem right for us! NO one religion takes precedence over another! If I worship Zeus that is my right and there is just as much evidence around that he was just as real! Our Constitution is the only supreme law that counts in the U.S. and it also trumps the bible!

http://www.freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfat...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#36960 Jan 8, 2013
Michael Clark Duncun wrote:
<quoted text>Well lady,there may not be separation by law but there is in practice! How about you try to teach Christianity in the public schools and see what happens! You'll get thrown out on your ear and most likely taken to court! Read my money? You do know that the Pledge of allegiance didn't have "God" in it until the 1950's right? And the "In god we trust" wasn't put on our bills until the 1950's right? A group of fundie's under Eisenhower rammed it through congress when they had the majority in the 50's!
The treaty of Tripoli stated in 1796, Quote, "As the government of the United States is NOT in any sense founded on the Christian religion"
Gee,pretty easy to follow there don't you think? LoL,Now was America founded on Christianity? The answer is NO,Lets see what some of our founding fathers had to say on this very subject,but basically they say you are full of it! We as Americans have the Constitutional right to worship in any way(or to not worship) we deem right for us! NO one religion takes precedence over another! If I worship Zeus that is my right and there is just as much evidence around that he was just as real! Our Constitution is the only supreme law that counts in the U.S. and it also trumps the bible!

http://www.freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfat...
Nothing trumps the Bible!!!!! Yes, you can worship whatever you choose; I just know what the consequences of that will be. It spells it out for you in the Bible; but you go ahead. & worship who you want or don't want. That is your right. I choose God.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#36961 Jan 8, 2013
Southern Lady01 wrote:
In actuality, there is NO separation of church & state
No ma'am
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Still standing today we are protected by the 1948 United States Supreme Court McCollum vs Board of Education decision; 'separation means separation; not something less':
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We find that the basic Constitutional principle of absolute Separation was violated when the State of Illinois, speaking through its Supreme Court, sustained the school authorities of Champaign in sponsoring and effectively furthering religious beliefs by its educational arrangement.
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Separation means separation, not something less. Jefferson's metaphor in describing the relation between Church and State speaks of a "wall of separation," not of a fine line easily overstepped. The public school is at once the symbol of our democracy and the most pervasive means for promoting our common destiny. In no activity of the State is it more vital to keep out divisive forces than in its schools, to avoid confusing, not to say fusing, what the Constitution sought to keep strictly apart. "The great American principle of eternal separation" -- Elihu Root's phrase bears repetition -- is one of the vital reliances of our Constitutional system for assuring unities among our people stronger than our diversities. It is the Court's duty to enforce this principle in its full integrity.
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We renew our conviction that:
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"we have staked the very existence of our country on the faith that complete separation between the state and religion is best for the state and best for religion."
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If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, "good fences make good neighbors."
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mary jo

Markham, IL

#36962 Jan 8, 2013
Southern Lady01 wrote:
<quoted text>
You know I don't believe you are gay or that you're really the way you let on. I think you just like the attention; either good or bad. You like to take what people say & twist it into something discusting because you can't communicate intelligently. Poor thing!!!
thnks so much for your concern !! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
Get Informed

United States

#36963 Jan 8, 2013
Illinois is lime California without the good weather. Basically it sucks. Illinois rewards lazy people kr people who want free stuff and takes or punishes those who work.

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