Joe Griffo and Gay Rights

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Just asking

Oneida, NY

#1 Dec 2, 2009
How did Joe Griffo vote today. Some of his old partners want to know.
lez bean

Auburn, NY

#2 Dec 2, 2009
I cant believe what a closeted hyypocritical piece of $hit he is. Karma is a bitch Joe. Would hate to see you outed to your constituents
lez bean

Auburn, NY

#3 Dec 2, 2009
I am so pi$$ed off right now
John Boy

United States

#4 Dec 2, 2009
Hopefully he voted for gay "Civil Union" (Marriage already means something else) as it is covered under the Americans With Disability Act as a Birth Order Anomaly. No first born males are gay. Genome-Ridley.
Pee Wee

Syracuse, NY

#5 Dec 2, 2009
Ask some of the teenage boys he used to buy booze for at his old superbowl parties on second street in Rome.
yousif

Syracuse, NY

#6 Dec 2, 2009
great bluff by him
How Dare U

AOL

#7 Dec 2, 2009
Joe is a happily MARRIED man

Since: Aug 09

Stockton, CA

#8 Dec 2, 2009
Let 90% of the population decide what's right for 10%. Civil rights are never to be voted on or African Americans would still be slaves. Our elected leaders should do the right thing and support same sex couples having the right to have a legally recognized relationship.
TIM WARNER

Syracuse, NY

#9 Dec 3, 2009
13492USA wrote:
Let 90% of the population decide what's right for 10%. Civil rights are never to be voted on or African Americans would still be slaves. Our elected leaders should do the right thing and support same sex couples having the right to have a legally recognized relationship.
I agree 100%. How ironic that the previous poster stated that Mr Griffo is a happily MARRIED man. I guess Mr Griffo believes in the civil rights for some, but not all. Hmmm
teamster

Connersville, IN

#10 Dec 3, 2009
I'm not by any means a liberal, but I think he's wrong on this issue. What difference does it make in our lives if this is allowed or not? Did things change in Iowa or Vermont after it was legalized? And besides, allowing gay marriage would boost the state's economy--seriously! Gay couples would travel here to get married. And many of them have a lot of money to spend. These senators who voted no should be way more worried about how our state's economy is in the toilet and we are chasing small businesses to the Carolinas with taxes and fees.
greenacres

Connersville, IN

#11 Dec 3, 2009
Many of the people who live in the areas these senators voting no represent believe marriage should be between a man and a sheep! lol

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Since: Jul 09

Luft Stalag 13

#12 Dec 3, 2009
Vinky Joe ist nicht one of my favorite mensches, but one zis von, he got it right.

Vhy do you zink you can hijack a societal norm und bend it to suit you? Ve don't vant to come into your lifestyle, bitte danke, stay out of ours.

You vant civil relationships, fine mit me. Be civil, be werry civil. But Jebus, leave somezink from the old vorld intact. It's bad enough you flaunt zis stuff in parades und all (vhen vas zee last time you saw straight volks parading about being straight), but I zink it vas better vhen you vhere in zee closet. At least you vere CIVIL about it zhen.

Schultzie out hier. Und keep zee flame responses CIVIL, bitte! Hoy hoy hoy.
OMY

New York, NY

#13 Dec 3, 2009
Isn't he gay or was?However, he's alright.
bowaa

Rome, NY

#14 Dec 3, 2009
Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
truth

New York, NY

#15 Dec 3, 2009
ironic how gays rights are more of a priority than those of biological parents. This is one fkd up state.
Guy

Utica, NY

#16 Dec 3, 2009
There are lots of simultaneous discussions going on at once, which doesn't serve anyone well.

The word marriage is being used multiple ways:
- To describe the state of an emotional relationship between people
- To describe the state of legal contract between people as sanctioned by a particular government body
- To describe the state of social contract between people as sanctioned by a religious organization.

This discussion would have been over a long time ago if we didn't use one word to describe three things!

To those who feel that their "Sanctity of Marriage" is threatened by any actions of any other entity in the universe, I pity you. You've subjugated your happiness to how a third party views you. I'll go further and say that if they weren't "victimized" by the thoughts and feelings of others on this issue, it would be something else. It is a form of mental illness. And just because there are crowds of people that think and say the same thing doesn't mean it isn't an illness, it's just an illness in the context of a plague.

To those who seek equal-treatment-under-the-law, I am sympathetic. Heterosexual couples enjoy (although it sometimes isn't in their favor) different legal status as recognized by government, employers, hospitals, insurance companies, etc., than those that aren't. "Those that aren't", includes not only same-sex couples, but also singles. And to be honest, I think that those that are for same sex marriage would find more allies in their cause if they advocated for universal equality rather than marriage parity.

The original flaw here is that our government segregates the populous into married and not-married individuals. I say segregated because they are not treated equally. Why is this tolerated? Isn't our country founded on the principles that all individuals are to be treated equally? Equality is absolute and should not be based on the manner in which an individual associates with other individuals. What we have is a case where our government is operating in a manner that is in conflict with the fundamental rights assured it's citizens. This isn't unique, we've fixed these kinds of flaws in the past and been better for it.

Those who seek recognition from your respective religions organizations, best of luck to you, the only dog in the fight on that one is you and your fellow parishioners.
Abbe Norml

Rome, NY

#17 Dec 3, 2009
Just asking wrote:
How did Joe Griffo vote today. Some of his old partners want to know.
Why would anyone put these two topics together?
For REAL

Catskill, NY

#18 Dec 3, 2009
WELL you must not know him then and I am sure his wife know he is gay it was just a political move. AND Karma is a biotch when all his old boyfriends come out to rat on him for that vote.
How Dare U wrote:
Joe is a happily MARRIED man
TRUTH shall set you free

Catskill, NY

#19 Dec 3, 2009
You must be afraid to come out of the closet
bowaa wrote:
Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
chemtrails

New York, NY

#20 Dec 3, 2009
he voted against it:

http://romesentinel.com/news...

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