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Republican Senator Tries to Halt D.C. Gay Marriages with Amendment to the Health Care Bill

There are 16 comments on the www.towleroad.com story from Mar 24, 2010, titled Republican Senator Tries to Halt D.C. Gay Marriages with Amendment to the Health Care Bill. In it, www.towleroad.com reports that:

Pretty sneaky, senator : "Sen. Robert S. Bennett has introduced an amendment that would suspend the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the issue could be put before voters.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Mar 24, 2010
I knew Republicans would find a way to gay bash in the healthcare debate. I guess we should feel so special that Republicans constantly have us gays and trans on the mind.
RnL_4EVR_MARRIED

“ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED AND ”

Since: Jul 09

YOU CAN'T DO SH@T ABOUT IT!!!

#2 Mar 24, 2010
Has anyone bother to inform this idiot that there is no flipping way this is going to happen?

I mean if this Senator really isn't into marrying someone of the Same-Sex.......then NO ONE is forcing him to.

What a pathetic putz!!!!!
Spider

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Mar 24, 2010
Why in the heck do all these republican gay-hating Senators look like mama's-boy homophobes?

And what's this business of their happy homophobic faces framing a portrait of heavy-duty viagra pills?

Ummmmm-hmmm!

We *ALL* know why they're smiling; don't we!

They're being "attended" down below so the photographer won't have to say "cheese"
RnL_4EVR_MARRIED

“ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED AND ”

Since: Jul 09

YOU CAN'T DO SH@T ABOUT IT!!!

#4 Mar 24, 2010
Spider wrote:
Why in the heck do all these republican gay-hating Senators look like mama's-boy homophobes?
And what's this business of their happy homophobic faces framing a portrait of heavy-duty viagra pills?
Ummmmm-hmmm!
We *ALL* know why they're smiling; don't we!
They're being "attended" down below so the photographer won't have to say "cheese"
ROTFLMMFAO........that's really funny and oh how true it could be:)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Mar 24, 2010
More interesting ideas heard this week from Republicans:

File lawsuits and waste more tax payer money trying to fight big government takeover of healthcare.(McCain endorsed mandated purchase of health insurance with Sarah Palin standing next to him with her head bobbing up and down during the Presidential Election)

Introduced legislation to repeal Amendment 17 (Direct election of U.S. Senators). Sort of clashes with the whole "will of the people" chant doesn't it?

Introduced a bill to de-fund ACORN. Guess they missed the fact that ACORN disbanded.

And this weeks winner (IMO). Sen McCain saying he will no longer work to pass any legislation but at the same time asking his State to keep him employed for 6 more years representing them.

Gotta wonder what they put in that tea.

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#6 Mar 24, 2010
it won't happen....

Since: Apr 07

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Mar 24, 2010
This is no longer acceptable. I highly and gravely advise anyone in any interested area where any such amendment or political action is taken *one bit seriously* to immediately cross-propose an amendment to dissolve all *HETEROSEXUAL* marriages in the same state or district, and to threaten *instantaneous* lawsuits if one amendment/action goes through and the other does not.

This is such blatantly bigoted one-sidedness that it needs to be met in kind, endlessly and exhaustively. However, on that note, I have begun to change my thinking about another aspect of this.

People are getting upset with incivility and name-calling. Numerous acts of violence have erupted *nationwide* with the passage of this healthcare bill. I think it is more than acceptable to *demand* that they stop. HOWEVER, to demand that they stop *and that these people have NO RECOURSE* to express themselves *AS THEY SEE FIT* is, in my eyes, intolerable.

NO MATTER the content of their speech, so long as it does not incite violence and is not accompanied by acts of violence, I feel it should be tolerated. I think it's a grave mistake to demand of these people *BOTH* that they refrain from acts of violence *and* from nasty or even bigoted language. By attempting to cut off their *every* outlet to express their rage, you'll only increase it.

I strongly advise this nation to demand that the acts of violence *stop*, but to put up with the language -- no matter how uncivil. Stop trying to control every last thing they do, and let them express themselves. People are outraged by this in a way that hasn't been seen in decades in this country, and need to be able to *simply express that*.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#8 Mar 25, 2010
This dork also seems to want to invalidate D.C.'s Human Rights Act as well.

Republicans state that they believe in small Government. That must be so it will be small enough to fit into people's bedrooms.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#9 Mar 25, 2010
rdg1234 wrote:
This is no longer acceptable. I highly and gravely advise anyone in any interested area where any such amendment or political action is taken *one bit seriously* to immediately cross-propose an amendment to dissolve all *HETEROSEXUAL* marriages in the same state or district, and to threaten *instantaneous* lawsuits if one amendment/action goes through and the other does not.
This is such blatantly bigoted one-sidedness that it needs to be met in kind, endlessly and exhaustively. However, on that note, I have begun to change my thinking about another aspect of this.
People are getting upset with incivility and name-calling. Numerous acts of violence have erupted *nationwide* with the passage of this healthcare bill. I think it is more than acceptable to *demand* that they stop. HOWEVER, to demand that they stop *and that these people have NO RECOURSE* to express themselves *AS THEY SEE FIT* is, in my eyes, intolerable.
NO MATTER the content of their speech, so long as it does not incite violence and is not accompanied by acts of violence, I feel it should be tolerated. I think it's a grave mistake to demand of these people *BOTH* that they refrain from acts of violence *and* from nasty or even bigoted language. By attempting to cut off their *every* outlet to express their rage, you'll only increase it.
I strongly advise this nation to demand that the acts of violence *stop*, but to put up with the language -- no matter how uncivil. Stop trying to control every last thing they do, and let them express themselves. People are outraged by this in a way that hasn't been seen in decades in this country, and need to be able to *simply express that*.
As usual, I agree with you. However, I have seen no move to limit the speech of the right. Have you?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#10 Mar 25, 2010
Sorry for the double post. Either Topix or my server isw screwing up today.
Joe

Pekin, IL

#11 Mar 25, 2010
We all know the people would reject homosexual marriage, just as homosexuals everywhere have overwhelmingly rejected it as an actual practice.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#12 Mar 25, 2010
Joe wrote:
We all know the people would reject homosexual marriage, just as homosexuals everywhere have overwhelmingly rejected it as an actual practice.
Show some honesty and pick an identity already, Pekin. Does Jesus like it when you're shady and elusive?

"The people" would not reject homosexual marriage. "The people" are very divided on the issue, many are in favor of providing equal rights to everyone, and against discrimination and bigotry. The only people who would reject homosexual marriage are RELIGIOUS people (and not even all of those). But those of us who DO value equality and fairness don't care about the lies in your bible. We want laws that are secular in nature, and can be applied to everyone regardless of their religion. If you want to believe that homosexuality and shellfish are abominations, go ahead. Your religion does not give you the authority to force the rest of us to live according to your twisted rules.
RnL_4EVR_MARRIED

“ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED AND ”

Since: Jul 09

YOU CAN'T DO SH@T ABOUT IT!!!

#13 Mar 25, 2010
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Show some honesty and pick an identity already, Pekin. Does Jesus like it when you're shady and elusive?
"The people" would not reject homosexual marriage. "The people" are very divided on the issue, many are in favor of providing equal rights to everyone, and against discrimination and bigotry. The only people who would reject homosexual marriage are RELIGIOUS people (and not even all of those). But those of us who DO value equality and fairness don't care about the lies in your bible. We want laws that are secular in nature, and can be applied to everyone regardless of their religion. If you want to believe that homosexuality and shellfish are abominations, go ahead. Your religion does not give you the authority to force the rest of us to live according to your twisted rules.
Don't mind our little Pekin, IL troll David Moore.......he's a pain in the azz.....but rather harmless and a bit pathetic.

Enjoy your day:)

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#14 Mar 25, 2010
RnL_4EVR_MARRIED wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't mind our little Pekin, IL troll David Moore.......he's a pain in the azz.....but rather harmless and a bit pathetic.
Enjoy your day:)
Oh I know it, but he's here so often, you'd think he could actually SUPPORT his position once in a while. It's really too bad these fundie types don't have something intelligent or sensible to say. They're so passionate about the subject, if they actually had something to contribute, it might actually be useful.
RnL_4EVR_MARRIED

“ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED AND ”

Since: Jul 09

YOU CAN'T DO SH@T ABOUT IT!!!

#15 Mar 25, 2010
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I know it, but he's here so often, you'd think he could actually SUPPORT his position once in a while. It's really too bad these fundie types don't have something intelligent or sensible to say. They're so passionate about the subject, if they actually had something to contribute, it might actually be useful.
Well, that would be nice......but they just don't have anything really to say.......lol:)

Since: Apr 07

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Apr 28, 2010
RalphB wrote:
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As usual, I agree with you. However, I have seen no move to limit the speech of the right. Have you?
I am not clear on your question; you mean, some national movement to silence people? I would hope not.

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