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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

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    Attorney Cleta Mitchell said that after Fenty signs the bill and it goes to Congress, the group will ask a district elections board to put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to overturn it. She said in a statement before the vote that the law is a "decision for the people, not a dozen people at city hall."


    Absolutely right.

    If the people vote it in, no problem but circumventing the people is the only way this has passed any state so far.
    We the people ELECTED our City Council to represent us. Why should the people have to approve every single thing that our representatives pass? How is it "circumventing the people" for elected representatives to pass laws? If the people are that pissed about it, they can vote the City Council out of office next time they're up for election.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Actually that is incorrect.

    The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on Tuesday denied a petition to put a ballot initiative before city voters that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    D.C. vote on gay marriage denied - Washington Times

    See gay marriage supporters can't win with the people voting on the issue so they circumvent the people.
    First and foremost, "the people" voted these elected officials into office so they could make these sorts of decisions. You know, that whole representative republic thing the constitution sets up? Yeah that.

    Secondly, the Constitution also overrides "the people" when they attempt to vote away the equality and rights of other "people". So they can take their referendum ballot initiatives and shove 'em straight up their asses. Who knows, they might enjoy it and then the whole issue would be a moot point.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    We the people ELECTED our City Council to represent us. Why should the people have to approve every single thing that our representatives pass? How is it "circumventing the people" for elected representatives to pass laws? If the people are that pissed about it, they can vote the City Council out of office next time they're up for election.
    Then explain how they didn't circumvent the people when they denied a vote on this very issue?

    go ahead.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

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    Then explain how they didn't circumvent the people when they denied a vote on this very issue?

    go ahead.

    The group also has a lawsuit pending from earlier this year, when it tried to get an initiative on the ballot asking voters to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The elections board again cited the human rights law in saying no. A hearing in that case is scheduled for January.
    Funny how you neglected to mention that part, and only quoted half the paragraph.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

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    Funny how you neglected to mention that part, and only quoted half the paragraph.
    Because it doesn't answer the question.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Because it doesn't answer the question.

    You can't hide behind a human rights argument to deny people their right to vote.
    The hell we can't. We did it when we forced desegregation.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Because it doesn't answer the question.

    You can't hide behind a human rights argument to deny people their right to vote.
    If the law is in place, and is relevant, you in fact have to use it. Some of you conservatives are all law and order, right up till the law is inconvenient.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If the law is in place, and is relevant, you in fact have to use it. Some of you conservatives are all law and order, right up till the law is inconvenient.
    We just get a little antsy when the legislature deny the people the right to vote on an issue. Not something you liberals care much about as long as its in your favor.

    And there is no human rights law. Nice try.

    So if a man and a 12 year old girl wanted to marry and the council who supported it denied a vote to stop the decision by the people to vote citing "human rights" you would support it as well?


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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    There is no human rights law. Nice try.

    So if a man and a 12 year old girl wanted to marry and the council denied a vote to stop the decision by the people to vote citing human rights you would support it as well?


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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post

    So if a man and a 12 year old girl wanted to marry and the council who supported it denied a vote to stop the decision by the people to vote citing "human rights" you would support it as well?
    How about we revisit that one when 12 year olds are able to legally enter into contracts?

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