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Marco Rubio Doesn't Want Immigration Reform to be a Gay Rights Issue

There are 403 comments on the EDGE story from Feb 13, 2013, titled Marco Rubio Doesn't Want Immigration Reform to be a Gay Rights Issue. In it, EDGE reports that:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the charismatic young gun of the Republican Party, said in a recent interview he hopes the bipartisan immigration overhaul plan doesn't become a gay rights issue.

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#336 Mar 10, 2013
In Jamaica, gay behavior is criminalized, lesbians are tolerated. Equal rights? I think not. There are more important issues than same sex marriage, like avoiding ten years imprisonment at hard labor.

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#337 Mar 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, there is no gender equality right. Men and women are equal before the law but by no means are men equal to women.
Keep natural law and keep marriage one man and one woman.
And since men & women are equal before the law, then a man should have the equal right to marry a man, just like a woman does.

If a woman can marry a man, but a man can't marry a man, then they're not equal before the law.

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#338 Mar 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
In Jamaica, gay behavior is criminalized, lesbians are tolerated. Equal rights? I think not. There are more important issues than same sex marriage, like avoiding ten years imprisonment at hard labor.
Psssst, this isn't Jamaica.

Same-sex behavior is no longer criminalized in America, which is why we are focused on marriage equality.

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#339 Mar 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, there is no gender equality right. Men and women are equal before the law but by no means are men equal to women.
Keep natural law and keep marriage one man and one woman.
We can remedy that if you keep pushing it.

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#340 Mar 10, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> You are right. But one thing. People will kill you. Its been done over and over in history. You are pushing them and making yourselves known. If the economic climate in America nd the world expands and we eliminate poverty and the rest, there is no issue. But that is not the norm in history. Haves and have nots. Jealousies. Bitterness. Leads to real hate. Many people who speak progressive now, will kill for their own if they become impoverished. You believe that that will not occur in a large scale. But it exists now and is growing in numbers. We put a premium on civil rights over everything else and have stepped on the neck of the financial and economic foundation of our nation to do it. The elitists and men who set up our fiat financial currency have now got us in trouble. They made statements that recessions and depressions would never happen when this system was set up in 1913. Well we had them. And the debts are expanding several times faster then our growth and even more then that. NO SAVINGS IN OUR BANKS FOR NEAR FIVE YEARS NOW! The interest on the federal debt is over 400 billion dollars a year. And that is with near ZERO PERCENT INTEREST. If it goes up one PER CENT, it will be over a TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN INTEREST ON THE BUDGET. We are in inflationary mode. And the Pres has done nothing about it except screw over the responsible and keeping the same old, same old going. Lies!
So your answer is when people go broke they will kill gay people?

You're a moron.

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#341 Mar 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
In Jamaica, gay behavior is criminalized, lesbians are tolerated. Equal rights? I think not. There are more important issues than same sex marriage, like avoiding ten years imprisonment at hard labor.
...and your point?

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#342 Mar 10, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> You are right. But one thing. People will kill you. Its been done over and over in history. You are pushing them and making yourselves known. If the economic climate in America nd the world expands and we eliminate poverty and the rest, there is no issue. But that is not the norm in history. Haves and have nots. Jealousies. Bitterness. Leads to real hate. Many people who speak progressive now, will kill for their own if they become impoverished. You believe that that will not occur in a large scale. But it exists now and is growing in numbers. We put a premium on civil rights over everything else and have stepped on the neck of the financial and economic foundation of our nation to do it. The elitists and men who set up our fiat financial currency have now got us in trouble. They made statements that recessions and depressions would never happen when this system was set up in 1913. Well we had them. And the debts are expanding several times faster then our growth and even more then that. NO SAVINGS IN OUR BANKS FOR NEAR FIVE YEARS NOW! The interest on the federal debt is over 400 billion dollars a year. And that is with near ZERO PERCENT INTEREST. If it goes up one PER CENT, it will be over a TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN INTEREST ON THE BUDGET. We are in inflationary mode. And the Pres has done nothing about it except screw over the responsible and keeping the same old, same old going. Lies!
Wow, why so gloomy? Are you really that unhappy and worried about the world? I'm sad to see someone so in pain as you are. It ain't that bad. I promise.

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#343 Mar 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
In Jamaica, gay behavior is criminalized, lesbians are tolerated. Equal rights? I think not. There are more important issues than same sex marriage, like avoiding ten years imprisonment at hard labor.
That's why if I ever want tropical paradise, I will go to Hawaii, and NOT some hostile foreign country.
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#344 Mar 10, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, my lovely husband of 20 happy years. Who floats YOUR boat?
You guys make me laugh. You think the worst taunt is calling a gay man "gay" as if this an insult or shocking to an admitted gay person. You are working under a 50 year old myth, that outing someone will ruin his reputation or embarrass him or her. Or calling a hetero man would upset him, belittle him. That part is still kind of relevant. If I called you gay, you would go ape. But calling ME gay? That is like calling me white and standing back for my tears or rage. It ain't gonna happen, Cletus.
Everyone knows about me. When I was still working at the TV station in LA, everyone at work knew about me and my boss not only knew, but my hubby and I went on VACATION with him and his wife, in fact his wife and my hubby became grand pals. No one is the least bit shocked or upset by it, no one but but out of touch haters like you.
Then you don't need to explain anything, right? If that's what you're doing, which is obvious, then you still have issues with it.

Personally, I could care less....
fritobandito

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#345 Mar 10, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, why so gloomy? Are you really that unhappy and worried about the world? I'm sad to see someone so in pain as you are. It ain't that bad. I promise.
Right wing anarchist have their way of twisting things.

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#346 Mar 11, 2013
fritobandito wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you don't need to explain anything, right? If that's what you're doing, which is obvious, then you still have issues with it.
Personally, I could care less....
Yet you are incapable of NOT patiently pounding out responses to any comment you come across. I would HATE to be around when you hit a topic you DID care about. It would be formidable.

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#347 Mar 11, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>....On the other hand, most same-sex couples enjoy the exact same interests. I had no trouble finding a spouse who likes to hunt, fish, kayak, watch sports or scifi movies, go camping, hiking, biking, etc. Many others had no trouble finding a spouse who likes to shop or decorate or go to the opera or have dinner parties etc.
How many straight men can say the same about their spouse? About the ONLY thing they like about her is her cat (think about it)......
In my younger, more obnoxious days, I used to LOVE taunting my straight guy buddies with the fact that I get laid ALL THE FREAKING TIME and I don't have to beg for three hours and buy a diamond tennis bracelet just to get one lousy bj once a year on my birthday.

There are many advantages to being in a relationship with another guy. I think that's the real basis of most of the anti-gay bigotry--jealousy over our perks.

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#348 Mar 11, 2013
eJohn wrote:
<quoted text>
In my younger, more obnoxious days, I used to LOVE taunting my straight guy buddies with the fact that I get laid ALL THE FREAKING TIME and I don't have to beg for three hours and buy a diamond tennis bracelet just to get one lousy bj once a year on my birthday.
There are many advantages to being in a relationship with another guy. I think that's the real basis of most of the anti-gay bigotry--jealousy over our perks.
Yep, including automatically doubling your wardrobe!

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#349 Mar 11, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Psssst, this isn't Jamaica. Same-sex behavior is no longer criminalized in America, which is why we are focused on marriage equality.
I understand, you'd rather create a new marriage right for homosexuals here than keep them out of prison over there. This is why same sex marriage is wrong, it makes you turn your back on real gay rights.

There is no gender equality right, that's how same sex marriage is founded on fallacy. Men and women are different, our laws and customs understand these gender differences while the left just wants to destroy whatever part of society catches its eyes.

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#350 Mar 11, 2013
Tony C wrote:
...and your point?
Real gay rights means standing up for your gay brothers in Jamaica and lesbian sisters in Russia. Rubio is right; immigration has nothing to do with gay rights.

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#351 Mar 11, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I understand, you'd rather create a new marriage right for homosexuals here than keep them out of prison over there. This is why same sex marriage is wrong, it makes you turn your back on real gay rights.
There is no gender equality right, that's how same sex marriage is founded on fallacy. Men and women are different, our laws and customs understand these gender differences while the left just wants to destroy whatever part of society catches its eyes.
Are you high? You must be in order to think that this rambling makes any sense....

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#352 Mar 11, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I understand, you'd rather create a new marriage right for homosexuals here than keep them out of prison over there. This is why same sex marriage is wrong, it makes you turn your back on real gay rights.
There is no gender equality right, that's how same sex marriage is founded on fallacy. Men and women are different, our laws and customs understand these gender differences while the left just wants to destroy whatever part of society catches its eyes.
None of that matters. No matter your defective "reasoning," same sex marriage will be legally recognized soon enough. If the laws aren't there, they will be. Whatever it takes.

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#353 Mar 11, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Real gay rights means standing up for your gay brothers in Jamaica and lesbian sisters in Russia. Rubio is right; immigration has nothing to do with gay rights.
What am I supposed to do, go to Jamaica and beat up bitches like you?

Try to stay on topic.

What immigration has to do with gay rights is current policy splits up gay couples and gay families. Make no mistake, this will not stand.

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#354 Mar 11, 2013
If you don't think a ten year hard labor penalty for gay sex in Jamaica doesn't matter; maybe your more of a threat to gays than people who just want marriage as one man and one woman, like it always was.

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#355 Mar 11, 2013
DOMA is federal law that defines marriage as one man and one woman; Vice President Biden helped vote the legislation into law. If you don't like law that defines marriage as man and woman, tell it to the V.P.

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