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Conservative activists fear Ohioa s same-sex marriage ban could be jeopardized by the Obama administrationa s decision not to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Full Story
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#89 Feb 28, 2011
Im Joe the Plumber wrote:
<quoted text>You're right, we're not a Democracy, we're a Republic. We either elect representatives to create laws on our behalf, or we utilize a method to create them ourselves. In the case of Ohio and Florida's ban on homosexual marriage, we the people got together, drafted a law, went through the legal requirements to place it on the ballot and then had a legally binding vote to create a constitutional amendment to regulate activities within our state. The only time the federal government should get involved is when there is a dispute between states. We the people have the right to ballot initiative through action of ourselves when our government fails to take action, and referendum when the government goes too far.
with the exception of the un-American belief that civil rights are up for vote we are on the same side section 3 of DOMA violates the states right to chose which marriages to recognized. As far as Florida and Ohio go yes the state should have the right to pick its laws so long as they dont conflict with the supreme law of the land. As has recently happened in California with Proposition 8 we see that a ban on marriage equality is in conflict with the United States Constitution. its just a matter of time before the supreme court takes this matter up and will decided that marriage is a "basic right of man" as they always have. and thus Ohio,Florida and all other state constitutional bans are lifted due to this conflict:)
Kim

Hightstown, NJ

#90 Feb 28, 2011
Topper wrote:
Same-Sex marriage was never in the bible, or practiced by any peoples of any tribes ever...
But Polygamy was in the bible...was and is practiced by other peoples of the earth....
Why not recognize polygamy???
Polygamy in the Bible was condemned by God. But the Bible doesn’t white wash anything, even when the men of God sinned by committing polygamy. It even tells of the many problems polygamy caused the men who practiced it.(Jacob, Dave, Solomon)
Jordan

Chardon, OH

#91 Feb 28, 2011
Being an Ohio citizen and living with my life partner, this article is laughable because the officials in this state are so behind in the times.

It's disgustingly laughable and i'm ashamed.

I wish they would look around and see all the somewhat positive gay rights news going around in this nation right now.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#92 Feb 28, 2011
It should never have been passed, and should be repealed. It violates the Constitutional requirement of equal protection under the law, for one thing.

It will go down sooner or later....and we will see that all the fuss over passing it, and all the money spent, were wasted on this bigotry.

I'm guessing, however, that the Right-wingers and religious nuts who passed it will never apologize.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#93 Feb 28, 2011
Kim wrote:
<quoted text>
Polygamy in the Bible was condemned by God. But the Bible doesn’t white wash anything, even when the men of God sinned by committing polygamy. It even tells of the many problems polygamy caused the men who practiced it.(Jacob, Dave, Solomon)
Pretty much irrelevant, since the Bible is not the basis for our laws; nor are Biblical mores the basis for ours.
Josh

Chardon, OH

#94 Feb 28, 2011
Religion and Law have nothing to do with eachother. People are confusing the Holy Bible as a legitimate source for how our government works when it's outdated and completely taken out of context. Leave God out of how our system works and use your own brain and heart when it comes to letting others marry. Shouldn't this be common sense already?
Tony

Chillicothe, OH

#96 Feb 28, 2011
A Bipolar Guy wrote:
The sacred and spiritual nature of marriage as viewed by Christians, Jews and other faiths, can no more be harmed by allowing same-sex marriage than our faith can harmed by permitting other religions and atheism to be freely practiced.
let each goes his/her own way as far as the law is concerned, and rejoice in the freedom we share.
I completely agree. I would also point out that God ave us free will, and might not look kindly on some of us stealing that gift from others. In short, anything should be permitted that does not harm another.

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