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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.
    Will the policies leave with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Will the policies leave with them?
    They can be amended or repealed.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    i know that, I meant exactly how they would. The same way the 'interfered' with the Gun Ban?
    See that's the tricky thing about this. What the federal congress does with this is going to signal whether the opposition attacks full force in an attempt to get a full on ban across the board by means of federal law or the advocates redouble their efforts state to state to overturn state DOMAs.

    It's sort of a litmus test as to where the issue is. That's why all eyes are on this right now.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    See that's the tricky thing about this. What the federal congress does with this is going to signal whether the opposition attacks full force in an attempt to get a full on ban across the board by means of federal law or the advocates redouble their efforts state to state to overturn state DOMAs.

    It's sort of a litmus test as to where the issue is. That's why all eyes are on this right now.
    Makes me miss DC. Such a greeeaat place.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Depends on how you look at it. From my perspective, it looks as though they are blocking the anti-gm crowd from imposing their moral disapproval upon gays.
    From the perspective of the majority, they're imposing gay marriage.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Depends on how their marriage laws were worded prior to this. If there was not mention of 1 man or 1 woman, they imposed nothing.
    Has to do more with how the laws were interepreted -- and that was indeed 1man/1woman.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Either way, mob rule voting away the rights of others is still prohibited by our Constitution.
    Even if true, there is no right to gay marriage in the Constitution.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    From the perspective of the majority, they're imposing gay marriage.
    The majority is irrelevant when discussing individual liberties.

    Has to do more with how the laws were interepreted -- and that was indeed 1man/1woman.
    Has nothing to do with that.

    Even if true, there is no right to gay marriage in the Constitution.
    There's no right to marriage, period, in the Constitution, so what's your point?

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I'm sure Bonney Fwank is thrilled......
    Wow!

    The Homophobes didn't chime until post number #9. They are definitely off their game.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    From the perspective of the majority, they're imposing gay marriage.
    They're allowing it amongst a sea of opposition MAYBE. That's far from imposing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Even if true, there is no right to gay marriage in the Constitution.
    A lot of stuff isn't in the Constitution because it didn't exist, wasn't thought of, or wasn't acceptable at the time and yet, now we have lots of things the Constitution and our laws have been adapted to allow or create.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I'm sure Bonney Fwank is thrilled......
    HA! Like he'd ever get married.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    From the perspective of the majority, they're imposing gay marriage.
    I'm curious, though. Since gay marriage only affects gays, wouldn't it make sense to find out if the majority of gays would support it? I've always wondered how gay marriage affects non-gays...and have yet to hear a legitimate answer that does not affect marriage as a whole.


    Has to do more with how the laws were interepreted -- and that was indeed 1man/1woman.
    And laws can be reinterpreted based on current societal needs.


    Even if true, there is no right to gay marriage in the Constitution.
    Nor is the right to use the internet. You are under arrest. See how silly that argument is?
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