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Marriage on the Ballot
New York Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:jackson, 10/31/2012 8:34:36 AM

The freedom to marry is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box. In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind. Unfortunately, that is the reality of American politics, which is why same-sex marriage measures on the Nov. 6 ballot in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota could turn out to be pivotal in the struggle for marriage equality. Thanks to court rulings and legislative victories, same-sex marriage is now legal in six states and the District of Columbia, and polls show that a majority of Americans support the legalization of

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At the Times, nothing stops the relentless drive of the "Cause". Santified perversion...oops, "Marriage".

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/31/2012 8:45:32 AM     (No. 8976368)

The freedom to marry a sheep is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box...etc.

ah for logic



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/31/2012 8:46:08 AM     (No. 8976371)

Everybody's free too marry already...as long as they are male and female.

The fact that the Times must include a same-sex modifier means that even they don't regard it as the real thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: crossmyheart, 10/31/2012 8:47:44 AM     (No. 8976374)

But it's not just about gay, lesbian and bisexual couples. If your argument is perfect "equality" than marriage will no longer be a something it will be a whatever any two, three or a hundred people want to make it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/31/2012 8:49:36 AM     (No. 8976376)

Let's destroy the family unit by redefining marriage as opposed to reinforcing marriage. Divorce rates, kids with no parents, ah...who cares?

Doesn't hurt our social structure at all...

Such a narcissistic endeavor, going against the laws of nature...we are god!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RU4us, 10/31/2012 8:51:11 AM     (No. 8976379)

Regarding marriage, gays already have equal rights. For instance, as it is for a straight male, a gay man can marry a woman. A straight woman may not marry a woman. We have already redefined "secure", "privacy", "treason", "war", "make no law" etc. We are about three more words away from anarchy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Oriton, 10/31/2012 8:52:42 AM     (No. 8976384)

Will of God and the will of the people, bad. The will of a perverted, immoral judge or two, or three, good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RhymeWriter12, 10/31/2012 9:08:18 AM     (No. 8976416)

Lol #3 and people shouldn't be corrupting our ways with this... God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bhkat, 10/31/2012 9:15:07 AM     (No. 8976432)

Homosexuals are free to marry as well. Nowhere is it illegal for a homosexual male to marry a homosexual female.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/31/2012 9:19:31 AM     (No. 8976442)

Sure ... and the will consummate their marriage by ???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/31/2012 10:27:33 AM     (No. 8976614)

Gay marriage is always defeated in a free election.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/31/2012 11:00:56 AM     (No. 8976717)

Once same sex marriage is approved by law we will be asked to approve polygamy. There will not be any logical argument against it.

Actually, gays can get 'married' now. Get a lawyer to draw up the proper papers (power of attorney, co-ownership of assets, etc.) then find a 'progressive' cleric to do a religious service of your choice. There are plenty of lefty clergymen out there who will do it.

Gays want what they can't have....approval and celebration by society. They will never have that so they continue to push. If they ever get the same sex marriage they won't be satisfied and will try to find something else to lobby about.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ratslayer, 10/31/2012 11:27:23 AM     (No. 8976806)

The gentlemen of the Times are looking forward to the day they will be able to take their nanny goats to KC. You see the Interspecies Friendship Ball is held at the KC Stockyards.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/31/2012 11:38:19 AM     (No. 8976837)

I must have missed that part of the Constitution, where is this fundamental right?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Breccia, 10/31/2012 12:53:37 PM     (No. 8977031)

A point folks are overlooking is this line.

"In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind."

Really? How else are state residents going to get laws added or changed if they have a state house and/or Governor blocking them legislatively?

Ballot initiatives are a way to thwart politicians who feel they know what's best for the little people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kOok, 10/31/2012 5:52:46 PM     (No. 8977787)

If you could go back in a time machine, and entreat the founding fathers to protect marriage by writing heterosexual marriage into the constitution, they would think you were totally mad. Indeed, the world has gone mad, with lasciviousness, lust and total abandon of Gods' laws.

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