Gay marriage no longer as volatile po...

Gay marriage no longer as volatile politically

There are 12 comments on the KSWB-TV San Diego story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Gay marriage no longer as volatile politically. In it, KSWB-TV San Diego reports that:

WASHINGTON..When President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996, no state in the union had ordained gay marriage, gays and lesbians in the military were on official notice to keep quiet about their sexual orientation and the first episode of the gay-friendly sitcom Will & Grace had yet to air its first episode.

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Geo

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Wha ha!

When DOMA was signed into law by William Jefferson Blythe (Bubba) Clinton, a growing majority of states had not enacted constitutional amendments to prevent disenfranchisement of citizens on this issue.

Voters will DUMP politicians that support homomarriage, just as Iowa voters recently dumped the judges that disenfranchised them.
mainelygay

Biddeford, ME

#2 Feb 25, 2011
If you need any evidence that this issue is becoming less and less important as more people move to support equality for all families all you need to do is look at Maryland. They may any day become state number 6 to support Marriage Equality. Hardly received any publicity at all! The rabid haters and bigots are less and less newsworthy as their intolerance becomes more and more fringe.
People hiding behind multiple posting names to make their extreme positions seem more main stream is another example. Interesting that they have to hide in a forum as anonymous as this, suggesting they too are ashamed of their own behavior. Most people see right through this and understand this is the desperate gasps of a position headed for minority status.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

Seminole, FL

#3 Feb 25, 2011
<<With the economy and jobs at the forefront of people's minds, social issues are losing their power to move voters, said Mark McKinnon, a strategist who worked with both George W. Bush and John McCain.

As a result, gay marriage is not as effective as a wedge that splits the party's base.

"The wedge has lost its edge," he said.>>

Yep, the wedge has lost it's edge.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Feb 25, 2011
mainelygay wrote:
If you need any evidence that this issue is becoming less and less important as more people move to support equality for all families all you need to do is look at Maryland. They may any day become state number 6 to support Marriage Equality. Hardly received any publicity at all! The rabid haters and bigots are less and less newsworthy as their intolerance becomes more and more fringe.
People hiding behind multiple posting names to make their extreme positions seem more main stream is another example. Interesting that they have to hide in a forum as anonymous as this, suggesting they too are ashamed of their own behavior. Most people see right through this and understand this is the desperate gasps of a position headed for minority status.
Is there any progress on civil unions or other arrangements in Maine?

Since: Jun 10

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 25, 2011
i don't care what its called i just want the same rights as a married couple

and we fight on
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Geo wrote:
Wha ha!
When DOMA was signed into law by William Jefferson Blythe (Bubba) Clinton, a growing majority of states had not enacted constitutional amendments to prevent disenfranchisement of citizens on this issue.
Voters will DUMP politicians that support homomarriage, just as Iowa voters recently dumped the judges that disenfranchised them.
The only reason the voters dumped the judges is because this woman promised they could play with her flubber
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
Jack Martin

Gastonia, NC

#7 Feb 25, 2011
mainelygay wrote:
If you need any evidence that this issue is becoming less and less important as more people move to support equality for all families all you need to do is look at Maryland. They may any day become state number 6 to support Marriage Equality. Hardly received any publicity at all! The rabid haters and bigots are less and less newsworthy as their intolerance becomes more and more fringe.
People hiding behind multiple posting names to make their extreme positions seem more main stream is another example. Interesting that they have to hide in a forum as anonymous as this, suggesting they too are ashamed of their own behavior. Most people see right through this and understand this is the desperate gasps of a position headed for minority status.
That is my name , what is yours?

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#8 Feb 25, 2011
Geo wrote:
Wha ha!
When DOMA was signed into law by William Jefferson Blythe (Bubba) Clinton, a growing majority of states had not enacted constitutional amendments to prevent disenfranchisement of citizens on this issue.
Voters will DUMP politicians that support homomarriage, just as Iowa voters recently dumped the judges that disenfranchised them.
Governor Quinn promised to get civil unions through if re-elected. He was re-elected even with this information out there. The majority of people just don't see this issue with the hate you harbor.

Since: Mar 07

Washington DC

#9 Feb 25, 2011
mainelygay wrote:
If you need any evidence that this issue is becoming less and less important as more people move to support equality for all families all you need to do is look at Maryland. They may any day become state number 6 to support Marriage Equality. Hardly received any publicity at all! The rabid haters and bigots are less and less newsworthy as their intolerance becomes more and more fringe.
Not only that, Mainelygay, while the local news carried it as a "matter-of-fact" kind of story, the emphasis was on WHEN it will happen, not if... and that it was a relatively quiet hearing...

YET, if you look at the websites and tweets of the hate groups like the National Organization for [Heterosexual] Marriage, they are trying to fake news stories that those that were pro-marriage equality to bashing chrsitian values, attacking families, yada, yada. They were trying to create events that didn't happen in the State House. It's pathetic.

As the new generation of TRUE conservatives come to take back the party from the social conservative wingnuts, this wedge issue will lose more and more of its edge.
Birdzilla

Etna, CA

#10 Feb 26, 2011
Any real marrage in the eyes of god are between one man and one woman same sex marrages are immoral and wrong
mainelygay

Biddeford, ME

#11 Feb 26, 2011
Birdzilla wrote:
Any real marrage in the eyes of god are between one man and one woman same sex marrages are immoral and wrong
That of course depends on who your god is. My God supports loving families and finds intolerance immoral.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Feb 26, 2011
Birdzilla wrote:
Any real marrage in the eyes of god are between one man and one woman same sex marrages are immoral and wrong
Not according to GOD
.
GOD gives explicit 4-step instructions leading to a successful lifetime marriage
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Step 1: The souls of two people become knit as one
.
1 Samuel 18:1> And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
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Step 2: We make a covenant with God as our witness
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1 Samuel 18:3> Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 18:4> And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
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Step 3: We consummate our marriage (thrice; in this parable)
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1 Samuel 20:41> And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded. 20:42> And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.
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Step 4: Our marriage is permanent until, by death, we are parted
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2 Samuel 1:25> How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places. 1:26> I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
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So perhaps you need to quit putting words in GOD's mouth and let HIM speak for HIMself
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sugar

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