Gay Marriage On Ballot In Four States; Obama Endorses Measures

There are 20 comments on the KUOW-FM Seattle story from Oct 26, 2012, titled Gay Marriage On Ballot In Four States; Obama Endorses Measures. In it, KUOW-FM Seattle reports that:

Zachariah Long and Edward Ritchie protest against a gay-marriage bill in Annapolis, Md., on Feb.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Oct 26, 2012
Polling still looks good in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.

Unfortunately because of their all mail-in ballot sytem, we won't find out how the Washginton vote turns out for about a week after the election.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Oct 26, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Polling still looks good in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.
Unfortunately because of their all mail-in ballot sytem, we won't find out how the Washginton vote turns out for about a week after the election.
i LOVE mail-in ballots ! I mailed mine in to 31 state so far !

:)

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#3 Oct 26, 2012
Hopefully they are votes FOR, and not against.
nomad

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Oct 26, 2012
Gay marrage that's where two dudes say I do and someone say you may now kiss the.

Hold on this is where I get confused I mean what is it kiss the dude dudes the husband.

Do they play the wedding march and if so which one comes down the oh just forget it..

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5 Oct 27, 2012
nomad wrote:
Gay marrage that's where two dudes say I do and someone say you may now kiss the.
Hold on this is where I get confused I mean what is it kiss the dude dudes the husband.
Do they play the wedding march and if so which one comes down the oh just forget it..
The wedding ceremony goes however the couple wants it to go and the line used is probably "you may kiss the groom."

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Oct 27, 2012
nomad wrote:
Gay marrage that's where two dudes say I do and someone say you may now kiss the.
Hold on this is where I get confused I mean what is it kiss the dude dudes the husband.
Do they play the wedding march and if so which one comes down the oh just forget it..
If your so confused by something so simple, then please put a shotgun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

Just remember to load it first.

“Back on cloud 9 :)”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#7 Oct 27, 2012
civil unions?...fine, if they insist.
marriage? hell no.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#8 Oct 27, 2012
910disaster wrote:
civil unions?...fine, if they insist.
marriage? hell no.
As I've said in another thread.
We will get equality.
It's just a matter of time.

You're simply pulling off the band-aid slowly, you're prolonging the pain of losing, instead of ripping it off and getting it over with in one swift pull.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Oct 27, 2012
nomad wrote:
Gay marrage that's where two dudes say I do and someone say you may now kiss the.
Hold on this is where I get confused I mean what is it kiss the dude dudes the husband.
Do they play the wedding march and if so which one comes down the oh just forget it..
You're confused because here are two kinds of marriage; not one
.
You're talking about 'religious' marriage; something gay people have been doing in our own churches for 6000 years
http://www.christianity-revealed.com/cr/files...
.
The kind of marriage we're VOTING on November 6 is 'civil' marriage; the civil right to purchase a $35 marriage license from the clerk at the county courthouse which is legally solemnized by a Judge or a Justice of the Peace

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Oct 27, 2012
910disaster wrote:
civil unions?...fine, if they insist.
marriage? hell no.
What is a "civil union" and how is it different than "marriage" ?

And if certain churches allow gay marriage, isn't not legally recognizing those marriages a violation of their First Amendment Rights ?

“Back on cloud 9 :)”

Since: Jun 12

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#11 Oct 27, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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You're confused because here are two kinds of marriage; not one
.
You're talking about 'religious' marriage; something gay people have been doing in our own churches for 6000 years
http://www.christianity-revealed.com/cr/files...
.
The kind of marriage we're VOTING on November 6 is 'civil' marriage; the civil right to purchase a $35 marriage license from the clerk at the county courthouse which is legally solemnized by a Judge or a Justice of the Peace
I would actually vote for this. Civil unions protects the meaning of marriage and also give spousal rights to gays. Idk why they are still bit-ching.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#12 Oct 27, 2012
910disaster wrote:
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I would actually vote for this. Civil unions protects the meaning of marriage and also give spousal rights to gays. Idk why they are still bit-ching.
Civil marriage is what people are demanding, for it is their right.

“Back on cloud 9 :)”

Since: Jun 12

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#13 Oct 27, 2012
Cal In AZ wrote:
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What is a "civil union" and how is it different than "marriage" ?
And if certain churches allow gay marriage, isn't not legally recognizing those marriages a violation of their First Amendment Rights ?
No, its not a violation because there is another option. The first amendment pertains to freedom of religion and expression.
Civil unions allow gays to express themselves as straights do with marriage. But no! Gays want to change the whole meaning of marriage. To me it has nothing to do with religion.
-"Marriage" is a term that conveys societal and cultural meaning.
-Civil Union is a legally recognized union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage.
It all boils down to finances. The major difference between the two is access to federal funds. They gays should attack that difference or the law instead of going after marriage. http://www.factcheck.org/what_is_a_civil_unio...

“Back on cloud 9 :)”

Since: Jun 12

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#14 Oct 27, 2012
Lacez wrote:
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Civil marriage is what people are demanding, for it is their right.
No they are not.
You gays are demanding marriage rights. States that already allow civil unions still have gays fighting for equal marriage rights. Its essentially the same thing but a different name. Leave marriage alone.
LEW777

Long Beach, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2012
Cal In AZ wrote:
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What is a "civil union" and how is it different than "marriage" ?
And if certain churches allow gay marriage, isn't not legally recognizing those marriages a violation of their First Amendment Rights ?
And there it is, what many, many ,many gay people really want. You see, at some point it will be clear to folks who are not gay but are crying "rights"....uh, no matter what LAWS are passed, there are some of us who will always stand by what GOD said in his word. Yeah, in the not to near future I imagine lawsuits will be brought against the church for ""discrimination "", but REAL Christians will ALWAYS see same sex marriage THE WAY GOD SEES IT, WRONG.

Since: Mar 07

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#16 Oct 27, 2012
nomad wrote:
Gay marrage that's where two dudes say I do and someone say you may now kiss the.
Hold on this is where I get confused I mean what is it kiss the dude dudes the husband.
Do they play the wedding march and if so which one comes down the oh just forget it..
That's the nice thing about ALL weddings, you can tailor them to whatever is the most meaningful for YOU. I mean, really, you read about straight folks marrying while skydiving, in Elvis officiated ceremonies, and in hot air balloons and such all the time.

Do those confuse weddings you as well?

It's pretty easy to navigate, really. You have two spouses, They say a few vows to each other, and the duly appointed person pronounces them married.

And then they often kiss, and a party ensues, often with cake involved.

See, not so hard to understand.

“Back on cloud 9 :)”

Since: Jun 12

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#17 Oct 27, 2012
Take religion out of it and the argument still stands.
Marriage is has a cultural meaning that should not be changed.
Civil Unions are just fine.

Since: Mar 07

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#18 Oct 27, 2012
LEW777 wrote:
<quoted text>And there it is, what many, many ,many gay people really want. You see, at some point it will be clear to folks who are not gay but are crying "rights"....uh, no matter what LAWS are passed, there are some of us who will always stand by what GOD said in his word. Yeah, in the not to near future I imagine lawsuits will be brought against the church for ""discrimination "", but REAL Christians will ALWAYS see same sex marriage THE WAY GOD SEES IT, WRONG.
Why is marriage only wrong for people that God created with only the attraction to the same gender?

Did He do that as a joke?

And then, why the heck does he give gay people the ability and NEED to love, and even send them soul-mates and life-partners, and bless them with happy families and wonderful children?

And then condemn them for being grateful for His blessings in their lives? For grasping the very blessings He provides to them on a platter?

You have a strange view of God if you think he is so twisted and petty as to play with his creations in that manner.

Since: Mar 07

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#19 Oct 27, 2012
910disaster wrote:
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No, its not a violation because there is another option. The first amendment pertains to freedom of religion and expression.
Civil unions allow gays to express themselves as straights do with marriage. But no! Gays want to change the whole meaning of marriage. To me it has nothing to do with religion.
......
How does it change the meaning of YOUR marriage? Is it really that weak that the very idea of a same sex couple marrying can damage it?

Would you accept a lesser designation for YOUR family, based, say, on your race or religion, or shoe size? Would you be perfectly fine with society designating YOUR family as lesser?

I doubt it.

And we don't either. There is ALREADY the appropriate framework in place. Marriage. Calling our marriages something else to please people who don't like us much really isn't an option.

It wouldn't be for you, or your family. Why do you think it would be okay with us?

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#20 Oct 27, 2012
910disaster wrote:
Take religion out of it and the argument still stands.
Marriage is has a cultural meaning that should not be changed.
Civil Unions are just fine.
Civil unions are lesser, separate, and un-necessary.

Marriage has the same "cultural meaning" to gay people. Every bit the same meaning. Same love, same commitment, same support, same family values, same security for children and the elderly.

Gay folks who choose to marry value MARRIAGE. That happens because people like YOU teach your children to value marriage.

And some of those kids are gay.

If you want to stop teaching gay kids to value marriage and to want to grow up and get married, you are going to need to stop teaching such things to AL kids.

Because you can't weed out the gay ones from the mix.

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