Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

Sep 4, 2012 Full story: Free Republic 17

For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage.

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“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#1 Sep 4, 2012
I had an interesting conversation with my brother yesterday. He's a born-again, right wing supporter of Romney. We naturally discussed politics, and on the topic of Marriage Equality, he said that states should have the right to define marriage. I asked him what he thought of the Republicans wanting to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman across the country. He told me the was completely in favor of it. I then asked him how that fits to States Rights. He thought for a moment (that's about as long as he can think for himself), and said, "I need another beer". Nuff said.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Sep 4, 2012
RalphB wrote:
I had an interesting conversation with my brother yesterday. He's a born-again, right wing supporter of Romney. We naturally discussed politics, and on the topic of Marriage Equality, he said that states should have the right to define marriage. I asked him what he thought of the Republicans wanting to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman across the country. He told me the was completely in favor of it. I then asked him how that fits to States Rights. He thought for a moment (that's about as long as he can think for himself), and said, "I need another beer". Nuff said.
Exactly. They claim to support states rights, and yet want to prevent states from making decisions on marriage & abortion rights. They don't want to just repeal Roe v Wade, which would return decisions about abortion to the states, but rather amend the constitution to prevent any state from making their own laws on the issue.

State's rights my a$$!

Thankfully NEITHER amendment stands a chance of passing Congress, much less be ratified by the states.
david traversa

Berrotaran, Argentina

#3 Sep 4, 2012
RalphB wrote:
I had an interesting conversation with my brother yesterday. He's a born-again, right wing supporter of Romney. We naturally discussed politics, and on the topic of Marriage Equality, he said that states should have the right to define marriage. I asked him what he thought of the Republicans wanting to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman across the country. He told me the was completely in favor of it. I then asked him how that fits to States Rights. He thought for a moment (that's about as long as he can think for himself), and said, "I need another beer". Nuff said.
Hilarious rather.. And a wonderfully revealing anecdote..
Jorel

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Sep 4, 2012
I think the black African-American voters are going to abandon Obama.
Obama isn't a real black guy anyway.
He never has been.
He was raised by rich white people and he's only Halfrican/ White.
And he acts all effeminate like a white-male homosexual or tries to pretend to be a white woman.
Obama is a hot mess of liberal-wussy-white-homophaggo try.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 Sep 5, 2012
RalphB wrote:
I had an interesting conversation with my brother yesterday. He's a born-again, right wing supporter of Romney. We naturally discussed politics, and on the topic of Marriage Equality, he said that states should have the right to define marriage. I asked him what he thought of the Republicans wanting to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman across the country. He told me the was completely in favor of it. I then asked him how that fits to States Rights. He thought for a moment (that's about as long as he can think for himself), and said, "I need another beer". Nuff said.
I'm a conservative and I'm all for State's Rights. No to more federal laws interfering in the lives of the citizens all the way. I also believe that all states should allow gay marriage because ... making it illegal is regulating how people live, which is not conservative at all. If the religious nuts want control over it, then abolish all the laws associated with it, that includes all the legal rights associated with it, then they can control it.

Yeah, I'm a classic conservative.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Sep 5, 2012
Jorel wrote:
I think the black African-American voters are going to abandon Obama.
Obama isn't a real black guy anyway.
He never has been.
He was raised by rich white people and he's only Halfrican/ White.
And he acts all effeminate like a white-male homosexual or tries to pretend to be a white woman.
Obama is a hot mess of liberal-wussy-white-homophaggo try.
Wow, you've got some serious race & gay issues to deal with. I'd suggest finding a good therapist.

Please seek help and stop giving my fellow Minnesotans a bad name.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#7 Sep 5, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a conservative and I'm all for State's Rights. No to more federal laws interfering in the lives of the citizens all the way. I also believe that all states should allow gay marriage because ... making it illegal is regulating how people live, which is not conservative at all. If the religious nuts want control over it, then abolish all the laws associated with it, that includes all the legal rights associated with it, then they can control it.
Yeah, I'm a classic conservative.
I am what I think most people truly are, and are limited only by our system, a mixture of conservative and liberal. I consider each issue on its' own merit, and if the most pressing one (or more) is represented by someone running for office, that is how I base my vote. Guess which way I am going in November :)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8 Sep 5, 2012
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
I am what I think most people truly are, and are limited only by our system, a mixture of conservative and liberal. I consider each issue on its' own merit, and if the most pressing one (or more) is represented by someone running for office, that is how I base my vote. Guess which way I am going in November :)
Yes, but the huge flaw in the current system is that conservative does not mean heartless or religious, it means conservative. A balance of conservative and liberal would make us moderate, which I could get on board with. But right now the government is too conservative and way to religious. Want to know what the absolute smallest culture in the US is? Atheist conservative Democrat. I think there might be a hundred of us in the US total. Though the party I align with differs based on the candidates and platforms, right now the Democrat platform statement most closely aligns with what's best for the US, and since almost all the other politicians in the federal government are Republican, we need that balance, lest we return to the Iron Age.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Sep 5, 2012
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
I am what I think most people truly are, and are limited only by our system, a mixture of conservative and liberal. I consider each issue on its' own merit, and if the most pressing one (or more) is represented by someone running for office, that is how I base my vote. Guess which way I am going in November :)
Ron Paul??:)

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#10 Sep 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Ron Paul??:)
Who? Oh, you mean the guy that the Republicans pushed out of the convention? Besides Todd Akin, of course.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Sep 5, 2012
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
Who? Oh, you mean the guy that the Republicans pushed out of the convention? Besides Todd Akin, of course.
Oh that's right.

TODD AKIN for President 2016!!!!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12 Sep 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh that's right.
TODD AKIN for President 2016!!!!
If I did not know you were joking I'd be tempted to wish ill on you for that.
Obama Black Nation

North Pole, AK

#13 Sep 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you've got some serious race & gay issues to deal with. I'd suggest finding a good therapist.
Please seek help and stop giving my fellow Minnesotans a bad name.
Tell us about all the SOMILEIs you libs let into minn and all the human traffic they have caused trafficing young white girls, YOU VAPID LIB SLIME!!!!
Obama Black Nation

North Pole, AK

#14 Sep 5, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
If I did not know you were joking I'd be tempted to wish ill on you for that.
Washington FBI stats state that 25 to 40 % of rapes are false accusations,

YOU VAPID FILTH!!!!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#15 Sep 5, 2012
Obama Black Nation wrote:
<quoted text>
Washington FBI stats state that 25 to 40 % of rapes are false accusations,
YOU VAPID FILTH!!!!
If a victim is too frightened to go to court, that does not make it a false accusation. The figure you used was the rapes that were not persecuted. It's actually a stat that supports the reason rape should be taken more serious, not what you are purporting it to mean.

But the fact that you know this stat makes me wonder how many of those rapes that were not persecuted were committed by you.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#16 Sep 6, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh that's right.
TODD AKIN for President 2016!!!!
No, I wouldn't vote for him any more than I would for Paul (either one). I've been voting against Akin for more years than I can remember.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#17 Sep 6, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh that's right.
TODD AKIN for President 2016!!!!
That's FaFoxys man!

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