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Chick-fil-A, Mayor Vincent Gray, and “Hate Speech”

Raider Nation Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 11:08 AM
"the 31 states where gay marriage was put to vote" Umm...false framing. Voters in 31 states have amendment their constitutions to preserve the definition of marriage as a union between husband and wife. "Gay marriage" was not on the ballot in any of those states.
dmacleo Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 5:26 PM
in maine baldacci signed law (2008) allowing same sex marriage and the imitative to overturn specifically stated rejecting same sex marriage.

Question 1 will ask: "Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?"

A Yes vote takes away the ability of same-sex couples to marry.
A No vote keeps the ability of same-sex couples to marry.

Cuban Peete Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 1:33 PM
Try finding a smaller nit to pick. Do you know what "is" is?
rickmcq Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 11:11 AM
So they voted in favor of keeping traditional marriage instead of allowing alternative marriage? A distinction without a difference.
coop21 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 1:01 PM
Right on rickmcq !
Many from the left are dysfunctional in the nuances of distinction for which they claim expertise.
Many African-Americans today don't even realize that the Republican Party is the party that abolished slavery in this country or that every governor who ever stood in a doorway of a school to block entry of a black student, was a Democrat ! So was Bill Conner the police cheif who released the fire-hoses and German Shepherd dogs onto the peace marchers of the '60's and that Rev Martin Luther King was a Republican. The dumbing down of students in the public school system for the last 40 to 50 years is no accident and now we see the results full force.

For expressing the opinion of the majority of voters in the 31 states where gay marriage was put to vote Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy is accused of “hate speech” by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Such is the mayor’s revulsion that he threatens to mimic Lester Maddox circa 1962 and stand at his city gates wielding an ax handle to bar restaurant Chik-fil-A’s entry into his municipal domain.

Washington D.C’s black mayor is a prominent patron of his hometown restaurant/bookstore Busboys and Poets, billed by its owner as “The Cultural Hub of the Black Community,” and known as “a haven for...