Alabama legislator seeks to block same-sex benefits

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Alabama legislator is picking up support for his bill to stop the state's public universities from offering employee benefits to same-sex couples.

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Resist Ignorance

Knoxville, TN

#1 Nov 14, 2009
More shame for my state!
Creative1

San Francisco, CA

#2 Nov 14, 2009
I hope this passes.

That will mean that talented LGBT faculty and staff will saty at places like Cal, Vanderbilt or North Carolina.(Not that any gay of us in our right mind would move to Alabama to begin with.)

But its passage would be just one more reason to saty out of the Deep South.

Is it true that the Klan now has a two tooth policy for its members?(That would be considered advance thinking for the Alabama.)

Since: May 09

Marin County, CA

#3 Nov 14, 2009
Are these the last dying gasps for air from desperate homophobic bigots?

It seems to me that these kinds of bigoted actions are becoming more and more common as gay/lesbians take each small step forward toward reaching equality.

This legislator and all others who are so blinded that they cannot represent ALL OF THEIR CONSTIUENTS need to be removed from their jobs.
HappilyCelibateC hristian

AOL

#4 Nov 14, 2009
Joe in Novato wrote:
Are these the last dying gasps for air from desperate homophobic bigots?
It seems to me that these kinds of bigoted actions are becoming more and more common as gay/lesbians take each small step forward toward reaching equality.
This legislator and all others who are so blinded that they cannot represent ALL OF THEIR CONSTIUENTS need to be removed from their jobs.
No, he represents the majority of the people who voted for him. Those of us who vote for far right politicians do so with the expectation that they will do what they can to perserve traditional morals in America.

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#5 Nov 14, 2009
Sure they are, and its not just because they're after our right to marry, the anti-gay crowd is after LGBT people having any rights at all.

Since: Jan 09

San Francisco

#7 Nov 14, 2009
Proud Hetero wrote:
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I hope this passes too!
Let them queers move to Maine or Iran....maybe their perverse and deviant lifestyle will be more accepted there!!!
Are you just pretending, or are you really that stupid?
Mike L

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Nov 14, 2009
Please let people love whomever they want to wherever they want to and provide equal rights for all. There are many other issues that profoundly impact this world and what people do in their bedrooms is not one of them. Love not hate.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Nov 14, 2009
Good thing they have nothing against the gays; it's just about protecting the word marriage, right?

Typical hypocrites.

“That's Mama Luigi to you too”

Since: Jun 08

Orange County,CA

#13 Nov 14, 2009
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Good thing they have nothing against the gays; it's just about protecting the word marriage, right?
Typical hypocrites.
It's because they're afraid pf gays doing just as good or even better then them.

Since: May 09

Marin County, CA

#15 Nov 14, 2009
HappilyCelibateChristian wrote:
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No, he represents the majority of the people who voted for him. Those of us who vote for far right politicians do so with the expectation that they will do what they can to perserve traditional morals in America.
No, he represents HIS DISTRICT - which is every citizen who lives there - INCLUDING GAYS.
HappilyCelibateC hristian

AOL

#19 Nov 14, 2009
Joe in Novato wrote:
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No, he represents HIS DISTRICT - which is every citizen who lives there - INCLUDING GAYS.
If the majority of those citizens agree with his actions - and I assume that in Alabama they would - it is not for some California liberal to announce he needs to be removed. Your comment REEKS of homofascism. You are not going to bully the American public into accepting the gay agenda. If you don't like his stance, don't move to his district.
Brian

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Nov 14, 2009
Alabama. Isn't this where any accomplished doctorate would want to go? Please. Talk about back in time.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#22 Nov 14, 2009
Alabama, also the last state to repeal their ban on inter-racial marriages in 2000. Oh, and if only the white vote had been counted, the ban would have STAYED!

Since: May 09

Marin County, CA

#23 Nov 14, 2009
HappilyCelibateChristian wrote:
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If the majority of those citizens agree with his actions - and I assume that in Alabama they would - it is not for some California liberal to announce he needs to be removed. Your comment REEKS of homofascism. You are not going to bully the American public into accepting the gay agenda. If you don't like his stance, don't move to his district.
your opinion.

You provide a benefit to one person, you have to provide it to ALL people. Denying equal rights to EVERY Alabaman, he may be violating the Alabama Constitution which reads:

SECTION 1

Equality and rights of men.

That all men are equally free and independent; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Since: May 09

Marin County, CA

#24 Nov 14, 2009
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Alabama, also the last state to repeal their ban on inter-racial marriages in 2000. Oh, and if only the white vote had been counted, the ban would have STAYED!
yep, if you look at their Constitution, the law is still on the books noting that it was repealed:

SECTION 102

Miscegenation laws.

The legislature shall never pass any law to authorize or legalize any marriage between any white person and a negro, or descendant of a negro.

This section has been annulled by Amendment 667.

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#26 Nov 14, 2009
HappilyCelibateChristian wrote:
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No, he represents the majority of the people who voted for him. Those of us who vote for far right politicians do so with the expectation that they will do what they can to perserve traditional morals in America.
you know that law that might pass in Uganda..well people like you the gays that are now celibate(along with openly gays mothers and fathers of gays and anyone whom is associated with gays) will also be throw in jail and put to death just thought you'd like to know which direction your pushing this country...

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#27 Nov 14, 2009
Proud Hetero wrote:
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I hope this passes too!
Let them queers move to Maine or Iran....maybe their perverse and deviant lifestyle will be more accepted there!!!
your an inbreed loser
Wildfire

Marana, AZ

#35 Nov 14, 2009
Creative1 wrote:
I hope this passes.
That will mean that talented LGBT faculty and staff will saty at places like Cal, Vanderbilt or North Carolina.(Not that any gay of us in our right mind would move to Alabama to begin with.)
But its passage would be just one more reason to saty out of the Deep South.
Is it true that the Klan now has a two tooth policy for its members?(That would be considered advance thinking for the Alabama.)
Isn't thinking totally banned in San Fransisco?
Never mind, your post answered my question, my bad.
Wildfire

Marana, AZ

#36 Nov 14, 2009
Travis A wrote:
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yup some of the best schools are in the gay friendly states:) hmmm wonder why?
Because basically the Liberals can't survive outside of academia.
Academia is the only occupation where facts and logic are not required and the "grading system" is controlled almost exclusively by those being "graded".
Thus most of those in your "best schools" can't pour urine out of a boot, with instructions on the heel.

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#37 Nov 14, 2009
Wildfire wrote:
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Because basically the Liberals can't survive outside of academia.
Academia is the only occupation where facts and logic are not required and the "grading system" is controlled almost exclusively by those being "graded".
Thus most of those in your "best schools" can't pour urine out of a boot, with instructions on the heel.
what exactly do you consider to be a liberal?...i mean people say i am a liberal but i don't think so i think i am more in between liberal and conservative...i mean i am gay so naturally i support gay rights but is that enough to call me liberal?

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