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Mark Pryor Worried About The Cost Of Marriage Equality

There are 51 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Mark Pryor Worried About The Cost Of Marriage Equality. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Mark Pryor (D-Ark) is unsure about marriage equality, and he is scared to commit because of the possibility it might cost the government a little money

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Oh B.S.

If he's worried about the cost, then ban HETEROS from marrying, since they cost taxpayers TRILLIONS!

Just once I'd like to see a politician with a spine who did something because they knew it was the right thing to do, and not wait till it was politically feasible to do.

Just once.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 6, 2013
Mark Pryor is a southern baptist
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If southern baptists didn't have a minority group to hate; their whole religious system would collapse
http://m0.i.pbase.com/o6/04/318004/1/73285000...

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#4 Apr 6, 2013
The cost argument is completely bogus. If all the gays and lesbians magically became heterosexual overnight and wanted to marry partners of the opposite sex would they be told not to do it because it might cost the government?

Another way to think of it is this: gays and lesbians have been paying taxes for generations that they were not allowed to claim back that they would have gotten if they had been heterosexuals. Gays and lesbians have been providing FREE MONEY to the government! It's long past time the government squared up with gays and lesbians -- either let us draw on the benefits we were denied, or pay us back all the taxes we have already paid in that was kept from us.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Worried about the cost of equal marraige rights and that it will cost the government money ? To help solve teh deficit that The Obamaniac created, just nullify all black marraiges ! INSTANT money !:)

Black people would then start pouring BILLIONS of dollars into the government, Hey, they want to help The Obamaniac and would do ANYTHING for him, rite ?!:)

Let them start doing THEIR FAIR SHARE FOR A CHANGE !

:)

<s>

Since: Nov 09

Columbus OH

#6 Apr 6, 2013
He also brings out the "choice" argument. He needs to be asked he chose to be heterosexual. I know he chose to hate.

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Apr 6, 2013
Be careful there, Mr. Pryor.

We might all just decide to vote that YOUR Rights are too expensive.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Apr 6, 2013
Typical Democrat POS. Can't grab ENOUGH money from the taxpayers.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#9 Apr 6, 2013
Newton wrote:
If the good Senator from AR wants to retain his Senate seat he'll do the Right thing and take a firm stance Against queer marriage, otherwise the Righteous people of AR will direct him toward the unemployment line.
WOO HOO!!!
There aren't all that many righteous people IN Arkansas. From what I've seen, the vast majority of them are racist homophobes who eat prejudice for breakfast and bias for dinner.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Apr 6, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
<quoted text>
There aren't all that many righteous people IN Arkansas. From what I've seen, the vast majority of them are racist homophobes who eat prejudice for breakfast and bias for dinner.
And they're all still wondering what the word "shoes" means and dreaming about fat Jewish girls.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#11 Apr 6, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
The cost argument is completely bogus. If all the gays and lesbians magically became heterosexual overnight and wanted to marry partners of the opposite sex would they be told not to do it because it might cost the government?
Another way to think of it is this: gays and lesbians have been paying taxes for generations that they were not allowed to claim back that they would have gotten if they had been heterosexuals. Gays and lesbians have been providing FREE MONEY to the government! It's long past time the government squared up with gays and lesbians -- either let us draw on the benefits we were denied, or pay us back all the taxes we have already paid in that was kept from us.
Every year at tax time, I estimate the difference in my taxes had I been able to file a joint return. Since I am the primary breadwinner in my household but am unable to marry my love, the difference averages about $5000 a year - that's extra taxes I've been paying to the Federal government for over 30 years now. I think the hetero population owes me a HUGE thank you for "donating" so much more to the Federal coffers than a similarly situated hetero couple.

And since we are a small portion of the population, how much difference would it make in the Federal budget for us to be treated fairly?

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#13 Apr 6, 2013
Newton wrote:
<quoted text>GO ahead and marry an opposite sex partner and you'll be ok:)
Gee, thanks for that non-answer. Unless, of course, you have a sister, daughter, aunt or someone else who would be willing to enter into a loveless marriage with me. If so, let me know.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Apr 6, 2013
Newton wrote:
If the good Senator from AR wants to retain his Senate seat he'll do the Right thing and take a firm stance Against queer marriage, otherwise the Righteous people of AR will direct him toward the unemployment line.
WOO HOO!!!
Yes, he'll likely lie and continue to claim he opposes marriage equality just to get reelected.

If that's what it takes to keep the Senate majority with the Dems, I can live with that.
Awake

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 6, 2013
"Eat prejudice for breakfast and bias for lunch."

The South is where the soldiers come from--for one example--who killed Bin Laden. They give their all for this country.

The Supreme Court threw you into the circular file, so no one's listening to your Constitutional right argument anymore.

It's over.

Thank God for the South.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Apr 6, 2013
Newton wrote:
<quoted text>GO ahead and marry an opposite sex partner and you'll be ok:)
Well now; aren't you just the sharpest tack in the cork board; sugar
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Where in the heck are you going to find a straightie looking to marry a gay person?
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Are you volunteering?

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#17 Apr 6, 2013
Newton wrote:
If the good Senator from AR wants to retain his Senate seat he'll do the Right thing and take a firm stance Against queer marriage, otherwise the Righteous people of AR will direct him toward the unemployment line.
WOO HOO!!!
"WOO HOO"? Really? Followed by three, count 'em, three exclamation points?

Oh, Newton, honey! Gurrrl, you need to reach back into that closet, whip out those stilettos, grab that red vinyl purse and prance right out into the light of day. You GO, Miss Thang.

Since: Mar 09

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#19 Apr 6, 2013
Awake wrote:
"Eat prejudice for breakfast and bias for lunch."
The South is where the soldiers come from--for one example--who killed Bin Laden. They give their all for this country.
The Supreme Court threw you into the circular file, so no one's listening to your Constitutional right argument anymore.
It's over.
Thank God for the South.
Arkansas isn't "the South". It's the confused bovine middle.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

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#20 Apr 6, 2013
Royce wrote:
<quoted text>You should move to Kansas, I heard they're going to start locking up AIDS infested queers there.
WOO HOO!!!
Royce, I had no idea I was attacking your boy friend. Excuse me.

Since: Mar 09

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#22 Apr 6, 2013
Royce wrote:
<quoted text>Arkansas was part of the Confederacy, a place where men are men and queers better get the hell out and stay out!!!
WOO HOO
In other words, traitorous murdering criminals.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#23 Apr 6, 2013
Apparently, I read a different story than most of you did. Or maybe I just actually read the story.

Mr. Pryor says that he has engaged in respectful dialogue with his gay and lesbian friends and constituents, that he appreciates their candor and believes their stories. In a world where people's opinions are "evolving" on our issues, regardless of their political affiliations or locations, this man is being pilloried from all sides, as if he's Michele Bachmann's ideological twin. That's not right.

Fa-Foxy, you called Mr. Pryor a typical Democrat POS. And what are you, pray tell? An embittered old masochistic POS queen with Stockholm Syndrome who votes for the trash who would take away your freedoms and prevent you from enjoying the rights that should have been yours from birth. You want to talk about people in Arkansas wondering what the word "shoes" means? You, as a self-loathing jerk living in the shadowland of John McCain, should have such simple problems. The next time you refer to anyone as a typical Democrat POS, you just remember that I, as a typical Democrat, believe that you are lower than a POS. Much lower.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#25 Apr 6, 2013
Royce wrote:
<quoted text>Arkansas was part of the Confederacy, a place where men are men and queers better get the hell out and stay out!!!
WOO HOO
Arkansas is the location of one of the largest gay Meccas in this part of the country. Eureka Springs is prized as both a vacation destination and an artist's community which attracts tourists from all over the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the permanent population is openly GLBTQ. I'd love to see you show up there and spout off your nonsense. You'd be kicked out there so fast and so hard you'd probably land in Fa-Foxy's front yard with a steel boot up your behind.

Come to think of it, you might not fare any better in Fayetteville. Better stay put, troll.

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