Voters Unanimous against gay marriage!!!

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  1. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

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    am I happy with another four years of Bush? no. But would I have been happy about 4 years of Kerry...no
    am I happy about republicans retaining control of the House and senate..Yes

    but what Im most happy about is the high voter turnout and the fact that 11 out of 11 states with the homesexual marriage issue on their ticket, voted the right way...



    http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/02/ballot.samesex.marriage/index.html
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  2. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

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    Voters in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah all approved anti-same-sex marriage amendments by double-digit margins.

    The closest race came in Oregon, where gay rights groups concentrated much of their effort and money and thought they had the best chance of winning. Opponents of the amendment raised about $2.8 million, enough to run TV and radio ads in the Beaver State and outspend pro-amendment forces, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

    Yet, in the end, the amendment passed by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent.

    In the remaining states, the amendments passed with 60 percent of the vote or more, with the margin at a whopping 86 percent in Mississippi.

    The push to amend state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage gained steam in May, after gay men and lesbians were granted the right to marry in Massachusetts, thanks to the state's Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled that laws restricting marriage to heterosexuals violated the state constitution.

    In the wake of that ruling, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered his city clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the California constitution also did not allow such distinctions to be made. Local officials in a number of other states, including Oregon and New York, followed his controversial lead.

    The California Supreme Court later ruled that Newsom had overstepped his authority, although the legal fight over the larger constitutional question has yet to be resolved.

    As the backlash grew, opponents of gay and lesbian marriage, including many religious conservatives, moved quickly to put amendments on state ballots to short-circuit similar rulings from courts sympathetic to the argument that restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples was discriminatory.

    "Millions of people understand that it's not bigotry to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and it's not right-wing to think that children need a mother and a father, not two mothers and two fathers," said Gary Bauer, president of American Values, a group opposed to same-sex marriage.

    Opponents of gay and lesbian marriage are also pushing a federal constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage nationwide, though it failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority to pass when it came up for votes in both the House and Senate.

    The federal amendment became an issue in the presidential race, with President Bush supporting the measure and Sen. John Kerry opposing it. Despite their differences over the amendment, both Kerry and Bush were on record opposing same-sex marriage and supporting civil unions, and Kerry has said he is not opposed to state constitutional bans.

    With polls showing strong public opposition to same-sex marriage, groups fighting Tuesday's ballot measures conceded from the beginning that theirs was an uphill fight -- but they embraced the silver lining that the ballot measures were at least an opportunity to debate the issue.

    "Public opinion does not change overnight," said Joan Garry, executive director for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. "We all know from personal experience you do not change somebody's mind on something they feel personally about without arguing about it."

    In eight of the 11 states that voted Tuesday, the constitutional amendments contain additional language that opponents said could also ban civil unions and other legal protections for gay and lesbian people, though proponents in some of those states disputed those claims. The states are Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.

    The measure approved in Oklahoma Tuesday went one step further by making it a misdemeanor crime to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, a pre-emptive shot against any local officials who might want to follow in Newsom's footsteps.

    Earlier this year, voters in Missouri and Louisiana also approved amendments banning same-sex marriage, although a judge in Louisiana later struck down that state's measure because of flawed ballot language. The state has appealed that
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  3. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    kentucky also elected the racist, alarmist republican jim bunning to the senate seat

    what a beacon of intelligence and enlightenment THAT state is!
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  4. Strange1

    Strange1 the northern touch

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    lmao @ "the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force"

    making it sound like some type of SWAT team comprised of men in tutu's and women dressed in leather busting down on crime and terrorism
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  5. TK-Arsenal

    TK-Arsenal beastin'

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  6. 3rd Inf Soldier

    3rd Inf Soldier Bellwingah, hey! Hey!

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    They should be allowed Civil Unions..For tax breaks, etc...

    But they should not be allowed to be married..
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  7. GarciaVega

    GarciaVega Razor Ramon

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    turth,, and looks like most of america agrees.. I hope maryland puts this shit to vote too...
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  8. Majestic...

    Majestic... New Member

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    this is about the only good thing to surface from the elections...
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  9. mic-e.b.

    mic-e.b. aka FACE METAL

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    i don't give a fuck. but isn't that almost the same thing as a marriage. I don't see the point in an amendment. Especially, since the reason behind the amendment is religious. Don't our politicians have more important issues to handle.
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