NYC mayor backs Maryland's gay marria...

NYC mayor backs Maryland's gay marriage vote

There are 7 comments on the WTAE-TV Pittsburgh story from Oct 13, 2012, titled NYC mayor backs Maryland's gay marriage vote. In it, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh reports that:

New York City's billionaire three-term mayor has tapped into his personal fortune to further the cause of same-sex marriage, donating $250,000 to support the issue in Maryland where voters will get the chance to weigh in at the ballot box come November.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Oct 13, 2012
Will his money make up for the boneheaded suspension of the diversity officer at Gallaudet for simply signing the anti-marriage petition?

We'll find out in 3 weeks & 3 days.......

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Oct 13, 2012
Thank you, Mr. Mayor.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#3 Oct 13, 2012
snyper wrote:
Thank you, Mr. Mayor.
agreed.

I'd like to point out that Bloomberg is the same guy that pioneered a cable TV channel devoted to stocks. If the trolls don't think he doesn't know what's good for business (supporting GLBT equality) then they're doomed to a world they created: The one we have now.

Now for MY campaign AD:

The following eight guiding principles underlie our call to action. In order to achieve full civil rights now, we avow:


Full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals must be enacted now. Delay and excuses are no longer acceptable.

We will not leave any part of our community behind.

Separate is never equal.

Religious beliefs are not a basis upon which to affirm or deny civil rights.

The establishment and guardianship of full civil rights is a non-partisan issue.

Individual involvement and grassroots action are paramount to success and must be encouraged.

Success is measured by the civil rights we all achieve, not by words, access or money raised.

Those who seek our support are expected to commit to these principles.

Being united by common principles and engaging in united action, we will achieve the following goals:

DIGNITY AND EQUALITY. Every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person has inherent dignity and worth, and has the right to live free of discrimination and harassment.
FAMILY. Every LGBT person has the right to a family without legal barriers to immigration, civil marriage or raising children.
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. Every LGBT person has the right to economic opportunity free from discrimination in employment, public housing, accommodation, public utilities, credit, and federally funded programs and activities.
EDUCATION. Every LGBT child and youth has the right to an education that is affirming, inclusive and free from bullying.
NATIONAL SECURITY. Every LGBT person should have the opportunity to serve our country openly and equally in our military and foreign service.
CRIME. Every LGBT person should enjoy life protected against bias crimes.
HEALTH CARE. Every person should have access to affordable, high quality, and culturally competent health care without discrimination.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Oct 13, 2012
Let's vote on whether Buddhists and Hindus should be allowed to get married !

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Oct 13, 2012
Cal In AZ wrote:
Let's vote on whether Buddhists and Hindus should be allowed to get married !
That was already tried. How do you think the word "smut" got into the English jargon?

General Smuts was the guy who decided that in South Africa only CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES would be legal and valid. The a lawyer named Gandhi spoke up.

Later a man named King studied the political tactics of Gandhi. And we (certain GLBTQ people) studied them both.

Since this all goes back to Gandhi and even farther how can any group honestly say that another is piggybacking off their struggle and not sound like heartless bastards?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Oct 14, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>That was already tried. How do you think the word "smut" got into the English jargon?
General Smuts was the guy who decided that in South Africa only CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES would be legal and valid. The a lawyer named Gandhi spoke up.
Later a man named King studied the political tactics of Gandhi. And we (certain GLBTQ people) studied them both.
Since this all goes back to Gandhi and even farther how can any group honestly say that another is piggybacking off their struggle and not sound like heartless bastards?
Please don't forget to add that Gandhi-ji got his main ideas for direct action activism from Henry David Thoreau's essay "On Civil Disobedience" in his "On Walden Pond".

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Oct 14, 2012
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't forget to add that Gandhi-ji got his main ideas for direct action activism from Henry David Thoreau's essay "On Civil Disobedience" in his "On Walden Pond".
Civil disobediance works better with guns and cannons (refer to The Founding Fathers).

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