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North Carolina becomes 30th state to ban homosexual faux marriage. Are the progressives losing their gay agenda?

Simmering Frog 2012/05/09 06:19:59
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Twenty-nine states have a constitutional ban restricting marriage to one man and one woman. Those states are:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California (with the passage of Prop 8)
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The term homophobic refers to fear of homosexuality. This term
often is used by homosexual activists to end rational discussion of the
issue by accusing their opponents of having an irrational fear. This is
unjust. One can disagree with and be critical of a behavior without
having a fear of it. When the charge of "homophobia" is made, it
signifies that those making the accusation do not have reasoned
responses to their critics, so they switch to portraying their critics
as irrational rather than responding to their arguments.

Source: http://www.catholic.com/documents/gay-marriage
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  • SoCal71 2012/05/09 06:47:55 (edited)
    Yes
    SoCal71
    +3
    Of course they are. These new polls that say Americans are in favor of Gay Marriage are nonsense. When the issue is put to voters they vote against gay marriage every time.

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  • Psyblade 2012/05/29 20:29:36
    No
    Psyblade
    The younger generation supports gay marriage, they just don't vote as often as older people. We'll see what happens in a few years.
  • sjalan 2012/05/10 07:48:33
    No
    sjalan
    The religious bigots are just being more exposed than ever. Everyone of those states will get a huge surprise when SCOTUS overturns those laws.
  • Waldorf 2012/05/09 19:03:47
    No
    Waldorf
    Never fear. The imperial Supreme Court will trump it all and find it in the Constitution somehow that gays are at least entitled to civil unions. That will be inevitable, if Obama gets to nominate one more Justice, (and the Court is presented with and accepts a case).
  • cellophane 2012/05/09 16:23:17
    No
    cellophane
    In twenty years a more socially liberal (not necessarily politically liberal) generation will be voting, and I'm betting most of these states will have those laws/amendments repealed.
  • EllaBella 2012/05/09 12:46:31
    No
    EllaBella
    because no matter what the individual states may do, this is going to the Supreme Court at some point and i belive that we will see the Court stand on the side of freedom
  • H H 2012/05/09 12:25:51
    Yes
    H H
    I certainly hope they are.
  • ProudProgressive 2012/05/09 11:31:11
    No
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    What the Right Wing likes to call a "gay agenda" is in reality a respect for the United States Constitution. North Carolina's actions are a clear violation of the 14th Amendment, which provides:

    "No State shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    And the funniest part is how hard the Right Wing fights to pretend that the homophobia that motivates these regressive, discriminatory actions doesn't exist. Kind of like when they posted phony photos of Trayvon Martin and lied about him being a drug dealer and a gang member and then claimed that they aren't motivated by racism.
  • Mopeder 2012/05/09 10:33:22
    No
    Mopeder
    +1
    I voted against it. What some people are unaware of is that gay marriage was already banned here in 1996.

    Twenty-eight states have already passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. However, the amendment in North Carolina, where the state constitution already bans same-sex marriage, goes beyond current state law by preventing other forms of domestic unions from carrying legal status.

    Lawyers and campaigners for the anti-amendment campaign have warned that this could cause a host of problems for unmarried couples, including erasing health benefits for the children of public employees in certain parts of the state. They also say it could disrupt protection orders for unmarried couples and impact victims of domestic violence.
  • Dagon 2012/05/09 07:59:22
  • john Kills 2012/05/09 07:26:56
    Yes
    john Kills
    I hope so.
  • SoCal71 2012/05/09 06:47:55 (edited)
    Yes
    SoCal71
    +3
    Of course they are. These new polls that say Americans are in favor of Gay Marriage are nonsense. When the issue is put to voters they vote against gay marriage every time.

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