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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Actually I think the Supreme Court will resolve this issue before Congress or the White House does. I wouldn't be surprised to see a SCOTUS decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide sometime in the next decade...possibly a 8-1 or 7-2 decision.
    I don't know, me personally I would like to see the SCOTUS grow a pair and actually decide for gay marriage, but I don't see it happening. Not at least for a few more decades. They seem to be avoiding this decision like the plague.

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Fellow council member, and former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry, was the only member to vote against the proposal.
    I'm just going to take a wild stab in the dark here... but I'd bet that if gay marriage were placed on a city-wide ballot in DC it would be defeated in numbers more overwhelming than most red states.


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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    I'd have to think that by the end of Obama's first (of two) term, more than half of our states will have legalized gay marriage. By the end of his 2nd term.. who knows?
    We might be able to get you hooked up if you like.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I'm just going to take a wild stab in the dark here... but I'd bet that if gay marriage were placed on a city-wide ballot in DC it would be defeated in numbers more overwhelming than most red states.

    And if we had depended on backwards rednecks to decide slavery, whether blacks and whites should marry, integration and women's rights. I'd be working a cotton field and you'd be getting lynched. Tyranny of the masses isn't always that great of an idea.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We might be able to get you hooked up if you like.
    But then wouldn't that make your boyfriend unhappy?

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    But then wouldn't that make your boyfriend unhappy?
    Sounds like you're getting jealous.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Sounds like you're getting jealous.
    Nah you have no fear from me, I don't swing that way, but if you and your boyfriend decide to hitch the knot I am supportive of it fully just so you know

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And if we had depended on backwards rednecks to decide slavery, whether blacks and whites should marry, integration and women's rights. I'd be working a cotton field and you'd be getting lynched. Tyranny of the masses isn't always that great of an idea.
    But it is democracy.

    BTW many of those "backwards rednecks" died to free slaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    I'd have to think that by the end of Obama's first (of two) term, more than half of our states will have legalized gay marriage. By the end of his 2nd term.. who knows?
    What does Obama have to do with this? He's against gay marriage.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    But it is democracy.
    Democracy is the worst form of government... except for all the others that have been tried.
    (Churchill if I'm not mistaken.)

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    But it is democracy.
    Actually, it is a democratic Republic. Big diff. The majority doesn't get to make the rules... most of the time.

    What does Obama have to do with this? He's against gay marriage.
    I didn't say he has anything to do with it. With all the new Dems getting elected and the infusion of younger blood this country is starting to turn acutely away from bigotry, hatred and embrace fairness for all.

    Obama may say he's not for it but, I didn't hear him say he is against it. Even if he did, this movement will be bigger than him. Just like AG Holder's pursuit of the criminals from BushCo. Obama may be our leader but, he is not the final say.
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