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    Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Source: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment - Purdue Exponent: City: gay marriage, senate, queer student union, qsu, kirsten gibson

    The Indiana Senate approved an amendment Tuesday to ban gay marriages in the Indiana Constitution.
    The measure was passed 40-10 with an overwhelming majority. The amendment already has made it through the House, and now must gain approval again by both the House and the Senate. It must then gain a two-thirds majority vote by Indiana citizens.
    Head of the Queer Student Union Nicholas Goldsmith, a junior in the College of Agriculture, said this measure is insulting to Hoosiers who are LGBT or have friends or family members who are LGBT.
    "(The amendment) certainly won't bring jobs to Indiana," Goldsmith said. "It will scare people away."
    I'm afraid that I don't quite get the point. As much as people may or may not like it, homosexuals are becoming recognized as valid and even important members of our community. As that process continues, homosexuals will become to be seen as equals. If you will note, this is directly correlated with the increased number of people nationwide who support gay marriage.

    Passing this law only to have it overturned in the next ten to twenty years seems to be a bit absurd and a waste of time and taxpayers money.
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    Re: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Ahh, removing the rights of others secures the rights of everyone.

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    Re: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Republicans/conservatives SAY they are all about freedoms... Not quite.

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    Re: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Ahh, removing the rights of others secures the rights of everyone.
    I understand the fear argument. It is an excellent method of pushing a political agenda. However, I do not believe that the argument is based in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Republicans/conservatives SAY they are all about freedoms... Not quite.
    Forgot the liberal party didn't claim the same thing.
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    Re: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Republicans/conservatives SAY they are all about freedoms... Not quite.
    You are confused. It is the Liberals who claim to support human rights then back the murder of millions of the helpless unborn every year.

    As an old school Conservative I back the laws of nature, God, and the Bible that proclaims Marriage to be between one man and one woman.

    I hate no one, but I do hate what some do and say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    You are confused. It is the Liberals who claim to support human rights then back the murder of millions of the helpless unborn every year.

    As an old school Conservative I back the laws of nature, God, and the Bible that proclaims Marriage to be between one man and one woman.

    I hate no one, but I do hate what some do and say.
    Both sides fail at protecting the dignity of the individual, so let's not make this a left vs. right issue. The true issue is passing of laws that will become irrelevant in the next twenty years. Whether you and I like it or not, the direction is moving towards the full acceptance of gays and lesbians as valued members of our society. As valued members, the masses are beginning to move towards equal protection of the laws for gays and lesbians. This trend is not reversing. So, why waste time and money on Constitutional amendments that will be reversed in the next few years? If you are truly against gay marriage, teach those values to your children and they will either accept or reject your teachings.

    Until the trend changes, I see no need to waste our time with such mindless legislation when we have more important issues to address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    Forgot the liberal party didn't claim the same thing.
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    Re: Ind. Senate approves marriage amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    You are confused. It is the Liberals who claim to support human rights then back the murder of millions of the helpless unborn every year.

    As an old school Conservative I back the laws of nature, God, and the Bible that proclaims Marriage to be between one man and one woman.

    I hate no one, but I do hate what some do and say.
    Your God is not my God, keep your religion to yourself and out of the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    And of course one parties hypocrisy excuses the others.
    Yeah, the tit for tat arguments are both weak and pointless.
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