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What'sUp Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 12:57 PM
But even many supporters of same-sex marriage like me ... Just riding the tide, Mr. Barone? Is your support all about compassion, equality, and all the other blather that is spewed to evade the true nature of the issue? Are you God-fearing, truly God-fearing? The institution of marriage was designed by God for man. To provide social stability to a free-willed beast. It doesn't take much to extend your support to include all kinds of marriages. These are the flood gates you are helping to open. Sad to see someone with the intellectual experience you have honed to come up so sharply wrong on such a simple plan, wrought by God. That is the trouble with the elite, they believe they know what's best as they ride one fad after another.
olddog39 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 5:43 PM
Back in 1996, the Defense of Marriage act was passed by an overwhelming majority of both parties, making it veto proof by Clinton ,so he signed it. Since then we have the left trying very hard to reverse that even though 32 stated have also voted to ban same sex marriages (that's still a majority of the states). Our current POTUS took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land. That in itself should be an impeachable offense if he does not uphold his oath of office. That's his only job- he is not a legislator and should not be allowed to change the law!
ThasicAlambra Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 2:28 PM
I have absolutely no problem with gay people that may want to become legally "attached". I am reluctant for them to co-opt the term marriage, however. The word marriage tends to refer to religious sacrament, a state of union blessed in some way by a greater power, in the USA that power is the Christian God. Let's face it, the Christian God is not pro homosexuality. Sorry, them's the facts.
Kevlar Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 1:52 PM
Barone is a genius but he can't fabricate a reason for Fred and Ted to wed. It happens to Republicans in the Beltway and on Manhattan. Nobody knows why?
ThasicAlambra Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 2:29 PM
If they want to become legally bound, the reason is clear and relates to any and all legal matters. Why shouldn't two gay people get to experience the married tax penalty that the rest of us suffer with?
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 7:42 PM
And why shouldn't they get to know the pleasures of a messy divorce or having to pay ridiculous amounts of alimony and child support every month while they live in poverty because they can't afford the rent on a decent apartment or the joy of living on the run when they can no longer afford to make the payments and the sheriff is after them?
wmou Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 1:33 PM
Two people of the same sex can get "married" any time they want. In many states they can get a civil contract giving them the same legal rights as "married" people. But they still are not content.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 1:48 PM
There's not been a rush for gay people to get married in states that allow same-sex marriage. Why? When you understand the answer to that, you'll know the answer to your question.

Kevlar Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 2:05 PM
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 7:39 PM
Because it's not about "rights" and never was. It is about destroying values, the traditional family, and religion.
Tired in Texas Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 5:31 PM
Since DOMA, which Obama and Holder choose not to support, defines marriage as the union of one man - one woman, two people of the same sex cannot get married, at least in the 31 states that have had it on their ballot. As you say, homosexuals can enter a civil contract. But gay activists don't want a civil contract, they want to be considered the same as heterosexual, which they will never be, just by the fact that they are homosexual.
eddie again Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 1:25 PM
except that it has been the clear and constant teaching of the christian faith for over 1,900 years that ALL sexual activities performed outside of a tradtional marriage are always seriously disordered, socially damaging, immoral, sinful and evil actions.

that is what Jesus taught His followers. that is what His followers still teach today.

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One is the runoff primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Texas. Former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz thumped incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, 57 to 43 percent.

Cruz won even though the Texas Republican establishment, from Gov. Rick Perry on down, endorsed Dewhurst. So did the Austin lobbying community, since Dewhurst as lieutenant governor has run the state Senate for the last 10 years (and, having lost this race, will do...