Gay marriage support has risks for GOP lawmakers

Feb 15, 2013 Full story: Athens Banner-Herald 50

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As more state legislatures around the country consider whether to legalize same-sex weddings, an analysis of gay marriage votes in eight states shows that Republican lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences - including loss of their seats.

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Robert

Douglasville, GA

#1 Feb 15, 2013
Just put it on a state wide ballot and let the people decide then they don't have to fight about it.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Feb 15, 2013
People don't care about gay rights, they care about how they can provide for their families. They can't afford the high cost of food, housing, fuel.

Gay rights is a distraction.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Feb 15, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
People don't care about gay rights, they care about how they can provide for their families. They can't afford the high cost of food, housing, fuel.
Gay rights is a distraction.
So pass the bill and there will be no more "distraction".

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
Just put it on a state wide ballot and let the people decide then they don't have to fight about it.
No worry, the Dems will pass it without the GOPasaurs.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
People don't care about gay rights, they care about how they can provide for their families. They can't afford the high cost of food, housing, fuel.
Gay rights is a distraction.
Self centered people like you, maybe. real human beings do actually care about human rights.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#6 Feb 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No worry, the Dems will pass it without the GOPasaurs.
I never said it would pass, just put it on the ballot instead of argue about it. Just not something we should get side tracked over, a distraction..
Whatevea

Seattle, WA

#7 Feb 15, 2013
marriage support has risks for
america
owell this ship of fools is sinking fast neway...
Whatevea

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 15, 2013
homosexual marriage support risks
america
owell this ship of fools is sinking fast neway...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#9 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said it would pass, just put it on the ballot instead of argue about it. Just not something we should get side tracked over, a distraction..
Ballot votes seem to support SSM lately...Seems you'll be left in the dust like the dinosaurs and the other bigots of history...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Whatevea wrote:
homosexual marriage support risks
america
owell this ship of fools is sinking fast neway...
yes...american bigotsw like you will be called by your rightful name for the rest of history. your children will call you by that name...
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#11 Feb 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Ballot votes seem to support SSM lately...Seems you'll be left in the dust like the dinosaurs and the other bigots of history...
The results of the will of the people on this issue are not my concern, it is just not that important a issue. We have important political issues to solve and don't need to be distracted. Funny how liberals are all for a democratic process when it comes to satisfying wealth envy, it is the will of the people but when the vote does not go their way they want a different process.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#12 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
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The results of the will of the people on this issue are not my concern, it is just not that important a issue. We have important political issues to solve and don't need to be distracted. Funny how liberals are all for a democratic process when it comes to satisfying wealth envy, it is the will of the people but when the vote does not go their way they want a different process.
Most intelligent people can focus on more than one issue at a time.
AntiMelting

New Richmond, WI

#14 Feb 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Most intelligent people can focus on more than one issue at a time.
Intelligent people can also prioritize...which obviously leaves out Liberal Progressives, who have been destroying this country since the 60s with "social justice" agendas.
doug

Tsumeb, Namibia

#15 Feb 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So pass the bill and there will be no more "distraction".
Gay marriage is a man made law (Babylon) it is not part of God's law.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#16 Feb 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Most intelligent people can focus on more than one issue at a time.
I am not worried about the intelligentsia, it is the stupid people who elect our leaders I am worried about, they outnumber the smart people but their votes count just as much, they get bogged down in a bunch of non issues they think important and ignore things like the long term financial solvency of our government, not interested in going the way of greece no matter what kind of social laws we have.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#17 Feb 15, 2013
doug wrote:
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Gay marriage is a man made law (Babylon) it is not part of God's law.
marriage of all kinds is a man-made law. religion hasw no laws on marriage, they didn't get into the marriage game until the 14th century.

you should learn about he topics you post on before you make such as ass out of yourself...
doug

Tsumeb, Namibia

#18 Feb 15, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
People don't care about gay rights, they care about how they can provide for their families. They can't afford the high cost of food, housing, fuel.
Gay rights is a distraction.
When it comes to the poor I agree with you.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#19 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
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I am not worried about the intelligentsia, it is the stupid people who elect our leaders I am worried about, they outnumber the smart people but their votes count just as much, they get bogged down in a bunch of non issues they think important and ignore things like the long term financial solvency of our government, not interested in going the way of greece no matter what kind of social laws we have.
Being a real conservative, i agree we need to address those issues, but we can do both. at least i can...you can give it a shot...
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#20 Feb 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Being a real conservative, i agree we need to address those issues, but we can do both. at least i can...you can give it a shot...
they did in my state, they had a vote on it a few years back and now they don't worry about it.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
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they did in my state, they had a vote on it a few years back and now they don't worry about it.
they will again. soon.

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