Lawmaker's 'impulse decision' to come...

Lawmaker's 'impulse decision' to come out

There are 23 comments on the WTAE-TV Pittsburgh story from Apr 25, 2013, titled Lawmaker's 'impulse decision' to come out. In it, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh reports that:

When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over a legislative effort to repeal the state's same-sex marriage ban, he had no idea he'd be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines.

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“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#1 Apr 25, 2013
Bravo Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, it is truly liberating to "come out". That may become one of the most important speeches you ever deliver, I would bet that you have given renewed hope to many Nevada teens and adults.
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Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#4 Apr 25, 2013
And it's precisely because of the idiotic reactions like those of the trolls on here that it is vital for public figures to be honest and come out if they are LGBT.

When the trolls have disappeared and the snide comments about sexuality stop then there will no longer be a need to come out. That day is a long way off though.
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#5 Apr 25, 2013
The American people are focused on JOBS, HOMES, CHILDREN, COST OF GAS, COST OF FOOD, TERROR in OUR country

and all the media does is talk about Social Issues.

Stop letting the media direct your attention.

Focus on the HIGH cost of FOOD

Focus on the HIGH cost of GAS

Focus on the Obama administration NOT SHARING information between CIA, FBI and HOMELAND SECURITY! and then lying to the American public about Benghazi, about the Boston Bombers (do ya know that captured bomber did NOT have a gun in the boat?!! What's with the LIES we're being fed?

Secretary Hillary Clinton= LIES

"The interim progress report claimed that security requests for the consulate were sent to the highest levels of the State Department and were subsequently denied. The report found that there was one memo signed by former Secretary Clinton in April of last year that denied a request for additional security by the then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Gene Cretz. The finding contradicted Secretary Clinton’s testimony before Congress in January of this year, before she stepped down from her post.

“The specific security requests pertaining to Benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals in the department,” testified Clinton.“I didn’t see those requests. They didn’t come to me. I didn’t approve them. I didn’t deny them.” ABC News

Focus on HOUSING (increase in home sells is due to mass buy up by companies, not individual families. Families haven't recouped from the economic depression and saved enough money for a home!)

Focus on JOBS

Focus on the DISMAL ECONOMIC FACTORS result of the Obama administration policies

Focus on the escalating cost of HEALTHCARE INSURANCE
while the Democrats are working to get their Legislative aides to be EXEMPT from ObamaCare

but all the news has been about Gay Rights - SOCIAL ISSUES

instead of ISSUES that are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT like earning a living, having a home, having food on the table, having protection.

Stop being lead by headlines, FOCUS on the FOOD, SHELTER, SAFETY, YOUR CHILDREN.

Social issues will take care of itself

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#6 Apr 25, 2013
Uve wrote:
"he had no idea he'd be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines."
Yeah like it wasn't all staged!
Every creep in the world is "coming out" these days just so everyone will make a big deal and sing praises about how great and brave they are.
What a load of crap!
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So this senaor likes to suck d!cks and take it up the butt - who frigging cares! Just do your job and keep it to yourself!
And what if is was staged?

It's politics, one makes the moves they do for political gain. If one is well liked by their colleagues and wishes to make inroads, why wouldn't they come out to reinforce the notion that the guy you liked yesterday is the same guy today? It illustrates a point.

Just like your post illustrates that you don't have a rational argument against equality.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 25, 2013
Make room in hell.

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#8 Apr 25, 2013
see the light wrote:
Make room in hell.
Religion has no relevance to civil law in this country. The first Amendment prohibits congress from making laws respecting an establishment of religion, and the US Supreme Court has held this restriction extends to the states.

You should be glad it does. If not, legislators could make laws establishing Sharia law. We don't want that, do we?
Osama Obama Hates USA

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Apr 25, 2013
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#10 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?
Perhaps because being gay has no effect upon one's ability to serve their constituents? It's irrelevant to the office.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#11 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?
Why do YOU care?

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#12 Apr 25, 2013
lides wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps because being gay has no effect upon one's ability to serve their constituents? It's irrelevant to the office.
Next thing the wingnuts will claim it's important that voters know whether a candidate wears boxers or briefs, granny panties or thongs.
Osama Obama Hates USA

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Apr 25, 2013
lides wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps because being gay has no effect upon one's ability to serve their constituents? It's irrelevant to the office.
Not true,as we have seen fom the current administration a lack of morrals leads to a lack in leadership.
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“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#15 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?
As more and more people do come out, no one will care and it will be a non issue.

Look at the mayor of Houston. She was out from the get go and is now in charge of a major city. Look for this to happen more and more as time goes by and sanity rules the nation, instead of bronze age fears and prejudices.
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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Apr 25, 2013
see the light wrote:
Make room in hell.
Are you packed and ready to go?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#19 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?
When will you come out as being a retarded amoeba?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#20 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
<quoted text>Not true,as we have seen fom the current administration a lack of morrals leads to a lack in leadership.
And a lack of higher brain function leads to insipid statements like yours.

By the way, plant life, what is a "morral", a kind of sea creature?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Apr 25, 2013
Osama Obama Hates USA wrote:
If they are so proud of being a fruit,why not come out before being elected?
many are these days.

do try to keep up, dear...

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#22 Apr 25, 2013
It appears that if one lacks the ability to craft a rational dissent that they resort to the "Judge it!" button. How wonderfully juvenile.

To bad they can't simply craft a thoughtful argument against equality under the law for same sex couples to marry. Of course no such valid or factually supported argument exists.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#23 Apr 25, 2013
Yawn..................

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#24 Apr 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>many are these days.
do try to keep up, dear...
We've been attacked by a serial "judge-it" bomber! Funny!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#25 Apr 25, 2013
see the light wrote:
Make room in hell.
Move over.

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