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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

gary47 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 3:43 PM
Actually, your side forced the marriage only debate on the Gay community. 20 of the 30 amendments banning marriage equality also ban civil unions. Two of these also ban private contracts. This shows your side is intentionally Gay bashing, with no desire to limit "traditional" marriage to opposite sex couples. If you had support Civil Unions that provided legal equality 10 years ago, you probably would have won the debate.

SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.

On Nov. 6, for the first time ever, voters in three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington – redefined marriage by popular vote. In Minnesota, residents said no to a constitutional amendment enshrining the traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There is no denying the significance of these results: Previously the issue had gone to the ballot in 32 states, and in all 32 same-sex marriage was defeated....