Marriage bill draws a crowd

Full story: Bennington Banner

Hundreds of people packed the Vermont House chamber Wednesday evening, filling every corner and crevice, some to testify during a public hearing about same-sex marriage legislation before state lawmakers, and others just to listen.
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I cannot believe it

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 19, 2009
I am VERY surprised that there has been no response to this article. You ignorant few that are always bashing everyone that leaves a comment must still have your heads up your a s s e s from last nights short bus party.
Steve

Greer, SC

#2 Mar 19, 2009
Don't approve this bill, Vermont. Gay marriage is wrong and shouldn't be allowed. But if you're going to insist, at very least let the voters have a say on the issue, like most of the rest of the states have!
Hmmmm

Rindge, NH

#3 Mar 19, 2009
3RD!!!!

“II Samuel 1:26”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#4 Mar 19, 2009
Yep, if Vermont does legalize same sex marriage, they would be the third. I suppose one might say the fouth ... we do STILL have 18,000 same sex marriages in CA.
Hmmmm

Rindge, NH

#6 Mar 19, 2009
Elmer Fudd wrote:
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Way to get people to accept your argument! Call 'em names. Guess you're not really trying to change opinion, just venting.
Elmer, I couldn't even figure out WHAT their argument was. Could you clue me in?
Lee

Bristol, VT

#8 Mar 19, 2009
Whats the differene between Civil-Union and Marriage? How does the law treat them differently in this state? Is the argument merely over the words themselves?

Since: Oct 07

Bellingham

#9 Mar 19, 2009
there's nothing wrong with same sex marriage. I say this because other than nit pickey christians that use their bible to validify their objections, there is no reason to not let them marry. Everyone likes tax benifits, but then would it make common law marriage extent to gays.... so many questions.
Hmmmm

Rindge, NH

#10 Mar 19, 2009
Lee wrote:
Whats the differene between Civil-Union and Marriage? How does the law treat them differently in this state? Is the argument merely over the words themselves?
I think the problem is when poeple in civil unions leave the state, their union is not recognized. A marriage would be.
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#11 Mar 19, 2009
Did I hear someone calling my name? Don't you mean whats the differene between Civil-Union and Same-Sex Marriage? Whats the difference between Loncoln Logs and Tinker Toys? They are both made out of wood and are different colors so they are the same thing right? WRONG! Sorry was I out of turn?
LSU

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2009
AquariusNSF wrote:
Yep, if Vermont does legalize same sex marriage, they would be the third. I suppose one might say the fouth ... we do STILL have 18,000 same sex marriages in CA.
Good, stay there and keep the Aids out of Vermont!
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Is that how it got here Steven? I heard it spread from the west!
Lee

Bristol, VT

#14 Mar 19, 2009
Marriage is not Federal. States currently recognize marriages from other states, but that can change at the will of the other states.

Government should not be involved in this. Come up with a gender-neutral term for both and combine "civil-union" and "marriage" licenses into a single "Joining" license. Let the culture at large determine the nomenclature. Governments can't legislate how people feel.

By the way, when did "Marriage" become a "Right"? I'm single so I guess my "Rights" are being violated. Who can sue about this?
Get Real

Arlington, VT

#15 Mar 19, 2009
I hope they pass it so I can marry my cat and have puppies.

Why don't we just come up with another name for marriage that applies to those who want have sex and live with someone of the same sex.

I suggest we call it "disgusting"
steven

Boston, MA

#16 Mar 19, 2009
Steve wrote:
Don't approve this bill, Vermont. Gay marriage is wrong and shouldn't be allowed. But if you're going to insist, at very least let the voters have a say on the issue, like most of the rest of the states have!
Yes they should approve this bill. and letting the voters decide it, that would be sight
steven

Boston, MA

#17 Mar 19, 2009
Get Real wrote:
I hope they pass it so I can marry my cat and have puppies.
Why don't we just come up with another name for marriage that applies to those who want have sex and live with someone of the same sex.
I suggest we call it "disgusting"
pathetic answer
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#18 Mar 19, 2009
Fluffing the dog and selling the pups! Bring over your Loncoln Logs so we can play Tinker Toys! Playing house can become very confusing to young children with all these new ideas and rules! I wouldn't want to be a kid today!
steven

Boston, MA

#19 Mar 19, 2009
LSU wrote:
<quoted text>Good, stay there and keep the Aids out of Vermont!
Yoy can get aids from blood tranfusions, to sharing dirty needled.get your facts in order
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#20 Mar 19, 2009
Why does aids spread faster in the gay community? Is aids something that just happened or was it planed?
Hmmmm

Rindge, NH

#21 Mar 19, 2009
steven wrote:
<quoted text>Yoy can get aids from blood tranfusions, to sharing dirty needled.get your facts in order
Yes, you can. HOWEVER, it was initially transmitted how? You see, all cases can be traced to sex between two men.
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#22 Mar 19, 2009
A recent study states that HIV probably moved from Africa to Haiti and then entered the United States around 1969 through California! Right Steven?

Why Some Primates, But Not Humans, Can Live with Immunodeficiency Viruses and Not Progress to AIDS

http://gaynewsbits.com/2008/09/16/aids-and-pr...

AfricaSpeaks.com - Blaming Gays, Blacks, and Chimps for AIDS

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geu8uiv8JJfGEBQVV... **http%3a//www.africaspeaks.co m/articles/2005/0903.html

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