U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's admirable change of heart on gay marriage

Mar 20, 2011 Full story: seattletimes.nwsource.com 8

Some will see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's flip-flop on gay marriage as weakness. Actually, it's a sign of strength, an ability to reconsider one's position in light of new information and changing attitudes.

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“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#1 Mar 21, 2011
People have the entitlement to change their minds on a wide array of topics. There is nothing wrong with that. Just recently, Patrick Leahy also changed his position on this same item.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Mar 21, 2011
More likely she's been reading the polls again, just like the did in 1996 when she SUPPORTED DOMA before her 1998 re-election bid.

While I'm glad she now supports repealing DOMA, it's clearly a typical political move now that marriage equality is polling over 50% and the courts are in the process of overturing it.

Not exactly an act of courage......
Susan Rothman

Bellflower, CA

#3 Mar 27, 2011
I admire Senator Feinsteins silence on Obama's Libyan War. It isn't easy for the Senator to stay silent knowing full well that the chance of Libya devolving into another Vietnam must be taken to increase Obama personal prestige in the Islamic World.

Support Senator Feinstein. It won't be easy for her to ignore every thing she knows about this conflicts potentially devastating ramifications and silently goosesteps to Obama's every whim over the next few months.
Franklin Stantoni

New York, NY

#4 Mar 27, 2011
Susan Rothman wrote:
I admire Senator Feinsteins silence on Obama's Libyan War. It isn't easy for the Senator to stay silent knowing full well that the chance of Libya devolving into another Vietnam must be taken to increase Obama personal prestige in the Islamic World.
Support Senator Feinstein. It won't be easy for her to ignore every thing she knows about this conflicts potentially devastating ramifications and silently goosesteps to Obama's every whim over the next few months.
And despite the administration's [weak] denials, the press is reporting today that we DO have "boots on the ground" in Libya (they're needed for illumination with lasers of some targets), and that our trops will likely remain there "for months" if not longer.

Btw, our troops entered Germany in 1945. When are THEY coming home, and why is nobody screaming for that ?!
Susan Rothman

Bellflower, CA

#5 Mar 27, 2011
Franklin Stantoni wrote:
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And despite the administration's [weak] denials, the press is reporting today that we DO have "boots on the ground" in Libya (they're needed for illumination with lasers of some targets), and that our trops will likely remain there "for months" if not longer.
Btw, our troops entered Germany in 1945. When are THEY coming home, and why is nobody screaming for that ?!
We all know this was ill conceived and will end very badly. But, elected Democrats must support the President regardless of how devastating the consequences are for America and the American people.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Mar 27, 2011
Susan Rothman wrote:
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We all know this was ill conceived and will end very badly. But, elected Democrats must support the President regardless of how devastating the consequences are for America and the American people.
One nuke in Tripoli would end it quite well.
SpongeBob

Staten Island, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2011
StevenFL wrote:
People have the entitlement to change their minds on a wide array of topics. There is nothing wrong with that. Just recently, Patrick Leahy also changed his position on this same item.
I believe the DOM should be repealed because gays are citizens, pay all kinds of taxes, own properties, businesses, etc... They should have the right to get married, become parents, and not be denied any rights other citizens have. And I never understood why they were considered a threat to traditional marriages.
SpongeBob

Staten Island, NY

#8 Mar 27, 2011
StevenFL wrote:
People have the entitlement to change their minds on a wide array of topics. There is nothing wrong with that. Just recently, Patrick Leahy also changed his position on this same item.
I think if you voted for someone on a certain platform, and changed his/her mind after elected, it could feel like a betrayal.

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