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March 03, 2010

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Jordan Lorence

I am concerned that this article is trying to villify the attorney from Foley that represented her client zealously. There is an ominous implication that the attorney did something "wrong" and that the leaders of the law firm should punish her for representing her clients in this lawsuit in favor of a referendum on the issue. I sense a growing McCarthyism, to blackball people who disagree with a forceful minority. If same-sex marriage is inevitable, then there is no need to intimidate those who support traditional marriage. The homosexual activists and their allies seem bent on demonizing and punishing those who disagree with them. Look what happened to many of the voters and donors to the Prop 8 campaign in California. A post like this gives a chilling feel that that heavy hand of intimidation is coming to D.C. as well.

Freddiegaie22

GOD LOVES GAYS, GOD LOVES GAYS, GOD LOVES GAYS-EQUALLY JUST LIKE HIS STRAIGHT CHILDREN. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH THAT ARGUE THAT WITH GOD! LOVE YOU ALL STILL AND WISHING YOU ALL THE COMPASSION LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD CAN OFFER..

Rosenstein

Anziulewicz- Thank you. Your comment is about the best explanation of the truth of this "issue" I've heard. Concise, and explains the role of the social conservatives accurately without actually attacking them. (Shows respect for the foe, something I'm working on in my real life as I work on "some anger issues.") FREAKIN' RIGHT-WING JERKS SHOULD BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE. Sorry, I'm better now.

Anziulewicz

I know there is all kinds of wailing and gnashing of teeth among the usual social conservatives over this … but let me reassure you: The advent of marriage equality for Gay couples will have absolutely ZERO effect on “traditional marriage.” The first state to allow Gay couples to marry, Massachusetts, still has the lowest divorce rate in the country. In all the states where Gay couples are allowed to legally marry or enter into civil unions, Straight couples continue to date, get engaged, marry, and build lives and families together as they always have. To be honest, if you think that YOUR marriage is going to suffer because the Gay couple down the street is allowed to get married also, I think YOU’RE the person who needs counseling.

From a purely Constitutional standpoint, marriage equality for Gay couples has been a long time coming. The only difference between Gay and Straight couples is the sexual orientation of the two people in the relationship. It has nothing to do with religion, since the only thing a church can offer any couple is a ceremony; it is the federal government that bestows the 1,138 legal benefits, according the Government Accounting Office.

It also has nothing to do with raising children, since a couple does not need to be married to have children, nor is the ability or even desire to have children a prerequisite for obtaining a marriage license.

This is about equal treatment as stipulated by the 14th Amendment. You can quote Scripture until the cows come home, but the fact remains that there is simply no Constitutional justification for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the exact same legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that Straight couples have always taken for granted. And it's definitely NOT something that should be a popularity contest.

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