Gay-marriage backers end losing streak, look ahead

Nov 8, 2012 Full story: 9NEWS 12

For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote.

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Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#1 Nov 9, 2012
and theres not a damn thing NOM can do about it

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Nov 9, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
and theres not a damn thing NOM can do about it
NOM is such a vile group, it's one of life's little pleasures to see people opposing them more.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Nov 9, 2012
Now all you religious folks can pray for a certain Supreme Court justice to hasten to his toasty eternal reward during the next four years.
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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Nov 9, 2012
It's going to be a very busy year ahead-

CA, IL, RI, DE, HI, plus who knows where else there will be votes- OH, OR, MN, NV, CO, NJ, etc.

Not the mention the DOMA cases and the court cases in NJ & MN.
TravisA

Lula, GA

#6 Nov 9, 2012
so does this mean there's no way they can repeal marriage equality in these states?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Nov 9, 2012
TravisA wrote:
so does this mean there's no way they can repeal marriage equality in these states?
Like any other legislation, it could always be overturned by a future legislature or a constitutional amendment. Both scenarios are highly unlikely considering the makeup of the states.
TravisA

Lula, GA

#8 Nov 9, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Like any other legislation, it could always be overturned by a future legislature or a constitutional amendment. Both scenarios are highly unlikely considering the makeup of the states.
so would it be reasonable that the people of these states with marriage equality should push for a state constitutional amendment in favor of marriage equality?
onionskin

Asheboro, NC

#9 Nov 10, 2012
What do they have to look forward to????

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23, Holy Bible)

Let's keep praying for homosexuals to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and escape their eternal judgment.

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Since: Mar 07

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2012
onionskin wrote:
What do they have to look forward to????
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23, Holy Bible)
Let's keep praying for homosexuals to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and escape their eternal judgment.
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A great many gay folks ARE Christians, despite the concerted efforts of so many so-called christians to drive them away.

The one thing that never changes, though, is the sexual orientation God gave us.

The gay just doesn't "pray away".

So, we pray that your heart will be softened, and you will come to know the truth.

Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#11 Nov 10, 2012
onionskin wrote:
What do they have to look forward to????
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23, Holy Bible)
Let's keep praying for homosexuals to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and escape their eternal judgment.
BBN is on Facebook and Twitter.
You may want to read this and you just might get enlightened.

http://www.soulforce.org/resources/what-the-b...

Since: Mar 07

United States

#12 Nov 10, 2012
TravisA wrote:
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so would it be reasonable that the people of these states with marriage equality should push for a state constitutional amendment in favor of marriage equality?
Why would it be needed?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Nov 10, 2012
TravisA wrote:
<quoted text>
so would it be reasonable that the people of these states with marriage equality should push for a state constitutional amendment in favor of marriage equality?
Not necessary.

With the exception of California, marriage equality has never been overtunred.

And as we see with Prop 8, the courts don't view that very favorably.

The changing demographics of the country means once marriage equality passes, it's unlikely to ever go away.

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