Last edited by BayToBay; 06-26-11 at 01:08 PM.
No, I wouldn't support a Constitutional marriage amendment that forced gay marriage to be legal. States issue marriage licenses. The federal government should tell the states how they need to issue out licenses or who can qualify for one. It's a states rights issue, not a federal one. I support the rights of states to define marriage according to the morality of the populace who votes. That right should not be denied.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. – Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, 1939
I would favor an amendment to establish marriage as being between two individuals. That is limiting the ability of the government to infringe upon the rights of individuals
I am not in favor of an amendment to establish marriage as being between one man and one woman. That is using the constitution to limit the rights of the individuals, something not specifically done since prohibition.
One kind of amendment falls in line with what our constitution represents, one is so vilely against its very purpose that it disgusts me to be on the same side ideologically as the people trying to push it.
Gender Discrimination is a higher form of discrimination and a more protected form of discrimination than "Discrimination against the number of partners one wants to have" .There's also far more state interest in disallowing polygamous marriage than same sex marriage.
People get upset when polygamy or bestiality is thrown into the mix because its an attempt to suggest that somehow the arguments, context, and issues related to same sex marriage must be exactly the same as those two issues, when in reality they're not even close, which is why its an obvious and unquestionable distraction not honest debate.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.