Gay Marriage in NYS

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Gay Marriage in NYS
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 7:18am

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 12:21pm
Churches can already refuse to marry anyone. I don't see why they feel that would be any different. As for having to 'put up with it ' in their daily lives...I don't care. I put up with a lot of stuff in my daily life that I find morally offensive but I'm not trying to deny someone else their rights!

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 2:32pm

"Churches can already refuse to marry anyone."

Exactly! And that's how it works in Canada, where gay marriage is legal in the entire country. No church is forced to conduct their religious ritual for a gay couple. However, all public servants who conduct legal marriages such as we do in city halls by gov't employees, must do so as it is a gov't entity and not a private church.

Frankly, I find it despicable that our gutless wonder national gov't doesn't make gay marriage as legal as heterosexual marriage. People should not have rights in one state and not another. They should have rights no matter where they may live or relocate for a career, etc.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 12:35pm
Obama Heads To New York Under Pressure On Gay Marriage
WASHINGTON — Talk about timing.

President Barack Obama scheduled a fundraiser in New York City on Thursday for gay supporters – his first as president – just as the state Legislature maneuvered toward of a historic vote legalizing gay marriage. Although the outcome was uncertain, the vote could occur hours before Obama's event.

Whatever the result, there's a spotlight on Obama's failure to endorse gay marriage.

Activists say Obama got off to a slow start on their priority issues. But he won many over by repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military and by instructing the Justice Department to stop defending in court a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
More.....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/23/obama-ny-pressure-gay-marriage_n_882792.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=062311&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FeatureTitle&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

 


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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 12:51pm
((Activists say Obama got off to a slow start on their priority issues.))

Maybe that's because he has been busy with other issues, like jobs and the economy.
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 4:41pm

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 4:43pm

((Activists say Obama got off to a slow start on their priority issues.))

*** Maybe that's because he has been busy with other issues, like jobs and the economy.

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:20pm
Did you enjoy my sarcasm? ;)
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:10pm

Oh the tired old NAMBLA thing. Right up there with marrying goats and sofas.

Yawm.



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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:13pm

Polls show people down on the economy but don't blame Obama.



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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:41pm
((Polls show people down on the economy but don't blame Obama.))

That may be true, but if in 2012 people feel that they are worse off than they were 4 years ago....they just might start blaming him. Like I said, it will be interesting.