Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Ban

Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Ban

There are 108 comments on the Cbs2.com story from Jun 7, 2006, titled Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Ban. In it, Cbs2.com reports that:

The Senate, as expected, turned back a constitutional amendment Wednesday to ban same-sex marriage.

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Len Rogers

Birmingham, AL

#1 Jun 7, 2006
Hate is hate. When will the religious realize that the Republican Party and President Bush are making fools of them? Don't you think the word "flock" is used for a reason. A word usually in reference to mindless sheep being easy to lead. That is what the Republicans are doing. Trying to make mindless sheep of the religious right. They are using the gay marriage issue to get the religious right to vote. That is manipulation. Don't you see that? What have they really done about any issues? Is your gas lower? Are our soldiers still being killed in Iraq? Are your phone records safe? Can you or your parents get medications they need? Come on really there are important issues. If the religious right is going to support politics then they should at least support real danger. And as to protecting the "sanctity of marriage" lets make divorce illegal. Only couples wishing to procreate can marry, and lets castrate and sterilize all adulturers. That might protect marriage from straight strays eh?
Ken

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Jun 7, 2006
Len Rogers wrote:
Hate is hate. When will the religious realize that the Republican Party and President Bush are making fools of them? Don't you think the word "flock" is used for a reason. A word usually in reference to mindless sheep being easy to lead. That is what the Republicans are doing. Trying to make mindless sheep of the religious right. They are using the gay marriage issue to get the religious right to vote. That is manipulation. Don't you see that? What have they really done about any issues? Is your gas lower? Are our soldiers still being killed in Iraq? Are your phone records safe? Can you or your parents get medications they need? Come on really there are important issues. If the religious right is going to support politics then they should at least support real danger. And as to protecting the "sanctity of marriage" lets make divorce illegal. Only couples wishing to procreate can marry, and lets castrate and sterilize all adulturers. That might protect marriage from straight strays eh?
You are very right and I ask those very questions every day, and don't know why those issues continually ignored.
coolmind

United States

#3 Jun 7, 2006
Now that this silly issue has been put to rest, remember Iraq (we need to get out), the debt,($10Trillion and growing) health care, Social security, education, pollution, global warming, etc

I think bush is hoping we forget all the other crises going on.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#4 Jun 7, 2006
Not all republicans are in support of this gay-marriage ban. I for one think it's a joke and a way for the administration to detrack from immigration amnesty, the war in Iraq and gas prices. The administration is faltering on those issues and is trying to deflect attention - it's not working.
TampaBob

Tampa, FL

#5 Jun 7, 2006
Well said Len!
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#6 Jun 7, 2006
When my husband and I got married in our Church in Baltimore, all our family, and friends, Republicans and Democrats stood together to honor us and our marriage. It is time the government and the over 1000 benefits and protections only offered to heterosexual married couples caught up with what our family and our church knows, we are married, we take care of each other, we take care of our children, just like millions of other gay and lesbian families throughout this country.
Steven

Worcester, MA

#7 Jun 7, 2006
Hate is hate and a sloth is a sloth. Just because someone doesn't want to supoort your lifestyle doesn't mean they hate you, but you want everyone else to believe that, silly boy, it means they don't agree with you, which you portray as hate too I suppose, silly boy. See, that's why no one wants you to have what you want, becuase you just continue blaming on some made up emotion and cry for more. Maybe if you were to grow up and act it they might respect you more... I know I would.
Lonnie

United States

#8 Jun 7, 2006
I work for the Government for 35 years, and if people only know how massed up the Government is, they just might weak up. But, as long as the water frows and the elc. comes on, no one cares. We have forgot what this country stands for and the blood that good Americans gave up for this right. Your Government has sold us all out and put the money in there own pockets. If they were on SSN. we could see changes. If they were on Medicare we would see changes. If they beleaved in the constitution, GOD would rule. We may have the vote, but NO one to vote for that is going to do the right thing.

Immigration is not about race, but the law.

The war is not about right and wrong, but money and power for the rich. Our national deat is owed to our own bussiness corperations for the boms and ammo to include the oil companys. Bust is going to do all he can for them.

If Afria has oil or if the Government realy wanted to do what is right, we would be there stopping the genicide of millions of poor people. We are asked on TV to give money to help, but where is our government when it come to doing something other then TALK.
TampaBob

Tampa, FL

#9 Jun 7, 2006
Steven wrote:
Hate is hate and a sloth is a sloth. Just because someone doesn't want to supoort your lifestyle doesn't mean they hate you, but you want everyone else to believe that, silly boy, it means they don't agree with you, which you portray as hate too I suppose, silly boy. See, that's why no one wants you to have what you want, becuase you just continue blaming on some made up emotion and cry for more. Maybe if you were to grow up and act it they might respect you more... I know I would.
Oh? YOu mean grow up like when 2 drunk people go to the "Elvis Presley Drive Thru Wedding Chapel" and get married and get 1,300+ state and federally guaranteed rights just from signing a piece of paper called a WEDDING LISCENCE? THat kind of growing up?

You mean the kind of growing up that 50+% of all married couples need to do because they are divorced within 7 years of their wedding day?

You mean THAT kind of growing up?

That argument is not only weak, but very patronizing. Shame!
Shelley

Austin, TX

#10 Jun 7, 2006
TampaBob wrote:
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Oh? YOu mean grow up like when 2 drunk people go to the "Elvis Presley Drive Thru Wedding Chapel" and get married and get 1,300+ state and federally guaranteed rights just from signing a piece of paper called a WEDDING LISCENCE? THat kind of growing up?
You mean the kind of growing up that 50+% of all married couples need to do because they are divorced within 7 years of their wedding day?
You mean THAT kind of growing up?
That argument is not only weak, but very patronizing. Shame!
Indeed... any argument against gay marriage rights that isn't "I don't support it because it's against my religion" is pure and utter garbage.

Destroying the sanctity of marriage... because it's been kept so sacred by heterosexuals.

Raising children in a *two-parent* household... adopted children that were needing a home to begin with... horrible, horrible.

Being able to see your loved one on their deathbed... that's unnecessary, don't you think? Getting their life insurance and their belongings, should they die, and not have everything they own go to that family that disowned them when they found out they were gay at 19?

Dreadful.
expat

India

#11 Jun 7, 2006
I can't believe that the Bush administration, is spending so much time and effort on the issue of gay marriage and to go as far as to amend the constituion of the United States, to ban it. In the mean time, gasoline prices are at a all time high, the war in Iraq has been a disaster and Iran is threatning to wipe Israel off the map and genocide continues in the Dafur region. How could the issue of gay marriage be such a priority!!!!!!!
Doris Vician

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jun 7, 2006
Allow people to be what they want to be. Why do we have to hate people who have different ideas? As long as two consenting adults want to share their lives together, why should anyone stand in their way. The Catholic church put their feet in their mouths again. No use of condoms in an age of AIDS. These "grumpy old men" need to remember the teaching of Jesus, "Love one another as I have loved you". Maybe then we might see change for the better in our world
John Lennon

Rogers, AR

#13 Jun 7, 2006
I just want to marry my cat and live in peace.

Love,

John
John Lennon

Rogers, AR

#14 Jun 7, 2006
My cat should be allowed to partake in all those specialized benefit packages too. Equality for all I say, no matter what your sexual purrrreference is. Let's all rise up in one accord. I say if you're serious about your convictions, then we should plan a 2 million gay march! Male and male hand in hand, female and female hand in hand, and those of us who want to marry our pets. Hand in paw.

Love, hugs, and kisses,

John
dances_with_weeb les

Brazil

#15 Jun 7, 2006
John Lennon wrote:
My cat should be allowed to partake in all those specialized benefit packages too. Equality for all I say, no matter what your sexual purrrreference is. Let's all rise up in one accord. I say if you're serious about your convictions, then we should plan a 2 million gay march! Male and male hand in hand, female and female hand in hand, and those of us who want to marry our pets. Hand in paw.
Love, hugs, and kisses,
John
maybe you should just go ahead and marry your cat. then you could stop talking about it here and finally get close to some pussy.
TampaBob

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Jun 7, 2006
When all resaonable debate fails, they always bring up beastiality! How sad
John Lennon

Rogers, AR

#17 Jun 7, 2006
TampaBob wrote:
When all resaonable debate fails, they always bring up beastiality! How sad
Hi Tampa Bob!

Wondered when I would catch you on a forum again. I'm just yanking the gay activists chain. I mean no harm. Good to see that you are still pitching your pitch though.

Oddly enough I was just reminiscing today about a time when an old friend of mine, who happened to be gay, stopped at a gas station in Mtn Home Arkansas. My friend had a particular way that he walked and talked, making him an identifiable target. I know that that is not always the case, but in his case I'm afraid it was. Don't misunderstand me, he was a good friend, a little annoying at times, but what the heck, so am I.

Anyway, we stopped at a gas station and filled the car up with gas. My friend, who's name is John (not me) asked if he could use the station attendant's phone. "We don't have a Phone" he said. That was my first taste of bias and discrimination.

While I do not agree with the lifestyle, I don't condemn it either. You and I have spoken bluntly and honestly on this before.

Take care my friend.

John
Angela

Marietta, GA

#18 Jun 7, 2006
John Lennon wrote:
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Hi Tampa Bob!
Wondered when I would catch you on a forum again. I'm just yanking the gay activists chain. I mean no harm. Good to see that you are still pitching your pitch though.
Oddly enough I was just reminiscing today about a time when an old friend of mine, who happened to be gay, stopped at a gas station in Mtn Home Arkansas. My friend had a particular way that he walked and talked, making him an identifiable target. I know that that is not always the case, but in his case I'm afraid it was. Don't misunderstand me, he was a good friend, a little annoying at times, but what the heck, so am I.
Anyway, we stopped at a gas station and filled the car up with gas. My friend, who's name is John (not me) asked if he could use the station attendant's phone. "We don't have a Phone" he said. That was my first taste of bias and discrimination.
While I do not agree with the lifestyle, I don't condemn it either. You and I have spoken bluntly and honestly on this before.
Take care my friend.
John
What you witness was bigotry. Today the Senate tried to add an amendment to the Constitution based on bigotry. Bigotry, though supported by our Senators, our President, the Catholic Church and other religions is still bigotry (intolerance of opinions and lifestyles that differ from our own).

Some people feel justifed in their bigotry, because they say their intolerant attitudes are backed by the Bible. They say that marriage is a religious custom and therefore should only be offered to people that follow their religious beliefs. Some will quickly point to Biblical references. But we live in a country that offers us freedom to accept of reject religious customs.

Hopefully our Senate will continue to protect that freedom.
Ken

Boca Raton, FL

#19 Jun 7, 2006
Ha Ha Bush is an idiot, I am glad his dumb kindergarten Ha Ha Bush is an idiot, I am glad his dumb little kindergarten plan back fired, and now even republicans are in many more words calling him retarded.
John Lennon

Rogers, AR

#20 Jun 8, 2006
dances_with_weebles wrote:
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maybe you should just go ahead and marry your cat. then you could stop talking about it here and finally get close to some pussy.
Oh crap. A new problem has just developed. My male cat is now vying for the same kind of attention. I don't know if I can swing both ways or not. Hey, how about allowing a marriage of threesomes? Kind of a legal mixed marriage if you will. Man just think of the avenues we could take with this.

O.K. gang, who's going to organize the 2 million gay march?

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