Minnesota Republicans Try And Fail To...

Minnesota Republicans Try And Fail To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Bill

There are 11 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Minnesota Republicans Try And Fail To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Bill . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Using a variety of different procedural methods to stop the marriage equality bill working its way through the Minnesota Assembly.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 14, 2013
I think Rand Paul has it right.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 14, 2013
But just think of all the sales tax to be collected from all those gay weddings.
Some Never Came Home

Tempe, AZ

#3 Mar 14, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I think Rand Paul has it right.
Rand Paul has it right? LOLOL,Rand Paul has nothing right dufus! Except he is a confirmed member of the American Taliban party same as you apparently!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Mar 14, 2013
Some Never Came Home wrote:
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Rand Paul has it right? LOLOL,Rand Paul has nothing right dufus! Except he is a confirmed member of the American Taliban party same as you apparently!
And your point ?
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#5 Mar 15, 2013
All the Catholic Church cares about is having it's own way at all costs .. and the children be dammed .. Read James Anthony Froude's " Lectures on The Council of Trent " ,( Longmans and Co., 1896 ) and learn just to what lengths they will go to destroy their opponents ; in this case the brave Martin Luther , who was narrowly saved by the then Elector of Saxony and other clear-headed German Princes .. Exciting reading too ..
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#6 Mar 15, 2013
The above was meant to be under another caption but somehow landed here .. sorry ..

“"Gone But Not Forgotten"”

Since: Mar 13

McGrath Minnesota

#7 Mar 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point ?
A gay Tea partier? Now there's an Oxymoron if ever I've seen one! LOL,You're not serious are you? Oh my,the damage you must do to your own cause! Tsk,tsk,tsk,tsk,tsk,for shame!

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 15, 2013
The money argument against permitting same-sex marriage is completely bogus. If all those gays and lesbians who planned to marry turned around and married someone of the opposite sex, would the GOP work to deny them their legal opposite-sex marriages? The cost would be EXACTLY THE SAME.

Does anyone really believe the GOP thinks that marriage should be discouraged?

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#10 Mar 15, 2013
I am always amazed by the financial cost argument as well. If these congressmen are so concerned at the cost of benefits, why have they not been working to end health insurance and pension benefits to spouses and children of all the many straight employees of the state? Surely that is a much higher number than the few percent of their employees who will benefit from equality.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#11 Mar 15, 2013
It was also pointed out to me that gays and lesbians have been paying taxes to cover these benefits without having access to those benefits themselves. With legal same-sex marriage, that tax surplus gets to finally go where it should have been going in the first place.

Perhaps the GOP needs to apologize to all the gay and lesbian taxpayers who were unfairly expected to fund benefits they were denied for all these years. After all, fair is fair!

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#12 Mar 15, 2013
from the article, "a document which they claim shows how legalizing same-sex marriage would cost the state’s insurance fund some $600,000 a year in order to provide coverage to spouses of gay state employees."

REALLY??? And they think that $600,000 a year in benefits being unjustly denied to the same-sex partners of state employees is a reason to NOT allow equal rights??

Seems to me like they just put a $600,000 value on unjust nature of one small consequence of their marriage ban. How much more obvious can the discrimination be???

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