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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    "We the People" also includes many homosexuals who have defined theme selves as married.
    They get to vote just like the rest of us, even if they lose in the end.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They get to vote just like the rest of us, even if they lose in the end.
    Ah tyranny of the majority what a great thing, not.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    "We the People" also includes many homosexuals who have defined theme selves as married.
    It also includes polygamists, it also includes those from all walks of life. We have referendums, this issue goes in front of the voters quite often...and it's absolutely crushed in most voter polled decision making. Clearly, the overwhelming number of Americans define marriage as between one man and one woman. But, it is up to each individual state and where the constituencies from any state approve of ssm, then the law changing the definition of marriage is appropriate. Where the majority do not consider those of the same gender being married, that is respected as well.

    There are power of attorneys and a number of states that offer domestic partnership laws, should homosexuals want to live together and enjoy those bennies, so be it.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You didn't answer my question. How would a gay marriage affect someone who is not gay?
    He just did. You didn't read his response.

    If you use an argument of "human rights" to argue for gay marriage and it is upheld based on that argument, you could never limit any humans in any number from demanding the same thing based on the same argument.

    I would agree and do not support taking government out of marriage.

    And politicians are supposed to listen to the will of the voters. We did elect them.
    Then you should be disappointed in this board denying the vote by the people. Yet you are not. Why?
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    It also includes polygamists, it also includes those from all walks of life. We have referendums, this issue goes in front of the voters quite often...and it's absolutely crushed in most voter polled decision making. Clearly, the overwhelming number of Americans define marriage as between one man and one woman. But, it is up to each individual state and where the constituencies from any state approve of ssm, then the law changing the definition of marriage is appropriate. Where the majority do not consider those of the same gender being married, that is respected as well.

    There are power of attorneys and a number of states that offer domestic partnership laws, should homosexuals want to live together and enjoy those bennies, so be it.
    Americans continue to find civil unions for gays and lesbians more palatable than full-fledged marriage. Fifty-five percent of respondents favored legally sanctioned unions or partnerships, while only 39 percent supported marriage rights. Both figures are notably higher than in 2004, when 40 percent backed the former and 33 percent approved of the latter. When it comes to according legal rights in specific areas to gays, the public is even more supportive. Seventy-four percent back inheritance rights for gay domestic partners (compared to 60 percent in 2004), 73 percent approve of extending health insurance and other employee benefits to them (compared to 60 percent in 2004), 67 percent favor granting them Social Security benefits (compared to 55 percent in 2004) and 86 percent support hospital visitation rights (a question that wasn't asked four years ago). In other areas, too, respondents appeared increasingly tolerant. Fifty-three percent favor gay adoption rights (8 points more than in 2004), and 66 percent believe gays should be able to serve openly in the military (6 points more than in 2004).

    NEWSWEEK Poll: Support for Gay Marriage Grows | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com

    It seems the tide is a changing.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    It seems the tide is a changing.
    Not enough to win any vote in 31 attempts.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    I say let them experience all the joys of the commitment, and the downfalls as well. Once the divorce lawyers get ahold of it, they will learn quickly of the rule of unintended consequences.


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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Ah tyranny of the majority what a great thing, not.
    That's what the minority always says when they don't get their way.

    ..and when they do get their way, someone like Navy Pride starts ranting about judicial activism and legislating from the bench.

    No, I'm not going to tell you all to STFU. I think you should complain to your hearts content, because you can. In America you are free to bitch and moan and protest and demonstrate about anything you wish, I'll not stand in your way....though I will offer perspective

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's what the minority always says when they don't get their way.

    ..and when they do get their way, someone like Navy Pride starts ranting about judicial activism and legislating from the bench.

    No, I'm not going to tell you all to STFU. I think you should complain to your hearts content, because you can. In America you are free to bitch and moan and protest and demonstrate about anything you wish, I'll not stand in your way....though I will offer perspective
    It would be nice for someone to give a perspective, to give a reason as to why gays should not be treated equally before the law.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Not enough to win any vote in 31 attempts.
    When amendment in Texas passed only 13% of the electorate bothered to show up. The majority really don't give a damn if gays get married.

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