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    On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    An IRS ruling on same-sex couples is the latest sign that a patchwork of laws on marriage equality may soon be a thing of the past


    Read more: IRS ruling on joint returns for gay couples - baltimoresun.com



    By Leonard Pitts Jr.6:00 a.m. EDT, September 6, 2013


    Abraham Lincoln said it best.


    As the drums of disunion began to drown out the softer melodies of comity and reason, Lincoln, a candidate for U.S. Senate, warned a convention of Illinois Republicans that the nation could not escape its moment of decision.
    "A house divided against itself cannot stand," he said in a celebrated 1858 speech. "I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other."

    The showdown he foresaw came three years later, when the guns began to fire at Fort Sumter

    Today we face another division of the house -- and another looming showdown. This one will not be resolved with guns -- the violence will be rhetorical -- but it will be difficult, nonetheless.
    We took a step toward the showdown last week whenthe IRS announced that married, same-sex couples will now be allowed to file joint federal tax returns, just as married opposite-sex couples do. Adam and Steve -- or Keisha and Rose -- will be entitled to all the federal exemptions and deductions marriage provides, even if they live in states that prohibit same-sex marriage. Washington will recognize their union, even if North Carolina does not


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    another victory for equal rights, slowly but surely discrimination is losing and equality is winning!!!
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Abraham Lincoln said it best.
    As the drums of disunion began to drown out the softer melodies of comity and reason, Lincoln, a candidate for U.S. Senate, warned a convention of Illinois Republicans that the nation could not escape its moment of decision.

    "A house divided against itself cannot stand," he said in a celebrated 1858 speech. "I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other."

    Read more: IRS ruling on joint returns for gay couples - baltimoresun.com
    ...only Abraham Lincoln wasn't talking about homosexuals, let alone homosexual "rights," LET ALONE homosexual marriage.

    To quote Abraham Lincoln so brazenly and absurdly out of context for purely selfish ends is not only disrespectful to the man but to the very cause for which he made that speech.

    The writer of that article should be ashamed, as should anyone who applauds his theft of it.
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    It is rather intriguing though just how racist the homosexual lobby can become if they think it aids their cause. (no pun intended).
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    It is rather intriguing though just how racist the homosexual lobby can become if they think it aids their cause. (no pun intended).
    Please explain how people (many of whom are 100% hetero) who support same-sex marriage rights are using racism as a tool.

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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    ...only Abraham Lincoln wasn't talking about homosexuals, let alone homosexual "rights," LET ALONE homosexual marriage.

    To quote Abraham Lincoln so brazenly and absurdly out of context for purely selfish ends is not only disrespectful to the man but to the very cause for which he made that speech.

    The writer of that article should be ashamed, as should anyone who applauds his theft of it.
    i applaud equality winning over discrimination, the rest of your opinion is moot to the actual subject.
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Please explain how people (many of whom are 100% hetero) who support same-sex marriage rights are using racism as a tool.
    LOL yeah i cant wait to read that fantasy nonsensical lie either.
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    ...only Abraham Lincoln wasn't talking about homosexuals, let alone homosexual "rights," LET ALONE homosexual marriage.

    To quote Abraham Lincoln so brazenly and absurdly out of context for purely selfish ends is not only disrespectful to the man but to the very cause for which he made that speech.

    The writer of that article should be ashamed, as should anyone who applauds his theft of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Please explain how people (many of whom are 100% hetero) who support same-sex marriage rights are using racism as a tool.
    See my first post (cited above). When the author of that article presumes to cite Abraham Lincoln on behalf of the homosexual cause, he is not only brazenly disrespecting Abraham Lincoln but the very cause for which Mr. Lincoln made that statement. That cause was slavery. Disrespecting the plight of the blacks in this nation for one's own selfish purposes, a purpose which has precisely ZERO in common with blacks and slavery, is blatant racism.

    There, does that explain it?
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

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    LOL yeah i cant wait to read that fantasy nonsensical lie either.
    See the post above. I can't wait to see how you presume to represent that as a "nonsensical lie."
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    There, does that explain it?
    Much like a three year old might try to explain quantum physics, yes.
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    Re: On gay marriage, America's house may not stay divided for long

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    See my first post (cited above). When the author of that article presumes to cite Abraham Lincoln on behalf of the homosexual cause, he is not only brazenly disrespecting Abraham Lincoln but the very cause for which Mr. Lincoln made that statement. That cause was slavery. Disrespecting the plight of the blacks in this nation for one's own selfish purposes, a purpose which has precisely ZERO in common with blacks and slavery, is blatant racism.

    There, does that explain it?
    Well, there are words there but it explains nothing. The quote was about a "House Divided". You are the one who sees it as a race issue.

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