Should President Bush pass the law to ban gay marriage

Yes
8% (6 votes)
no
85% (63 votes)
not exactly sure
7% (5 votes)
Total votes: 74

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Campfire's picture

Astonishing that anyone would

Astonishing that anyone would vote 'Yes' really. Even if you don't want to get married in the future, I think it's important everyone supports our equal rights, or we're just being treated like second class humans, which I certainly am not.

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ThinkGreen's picture

Who said yes?... and...why?

Who said yes?... and...why?

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black_sheep's picture

Whoa

I can believe someone actually said yes. That is a shock to me. Surely a mistake was made or maybe my reality is falling apart... AGAIN!!!

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hellonwheels's picture

I don't think I'd ever marry, but...

I do think all GLBT's should have the right to express their love in a legally binding contract. It's a human right, not a thing that can be voted on to take away or to grant. the whole issue is all the church's fault anyway. Just because religion believes love can only be expressed throught the marriage of a man and a woman, that doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to have rights associated w/ marriage and death of a partner or tax reductions etc.

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jeff's picture

Err...

It seems a bit misworded, though.

Bush doesn't want to pass a law banning gay marriage, but make it an actual Constitutional Amendment, which is a much bigger deal. There is already a federal law, in place, no need to do it twice.

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NovaCat's picture

Technically, the President do

Technically, the President doesn't pass laws, but rather confirms, vetoes, or ignores bills passed by Congress. But no, if such a bill ever passed Congress, I would hope Bush would veto it, and if he didn't, it would be struck down as unconstitutional, because it is. I hope against hope that an amendment to the constitution that explicitly defines marriage as between men and women will not be proposed and passed, because that would de facto invalidate all same-sex marriages and imply that they are illegal.

hellonwheels's picture

Umm...

We hope it gets struck down as unconstitutional. But not likelly...bush and his newly appointed majority supreme court justice will likely not vetoe it or rule it as nconstitutional.

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sugarmagnolia's picture

sorry it's a bit long...

it's not a matter of bush passing a law against gay marriage, currently they're promoting an entire ammendment, which would require much more than a law... bush wouldn't have to pass it, like a bill, but rather every state (i believe it's every state) would have to ratify it, and before it even got to that point, it would have to pass through other things... so pretty much it's just a distractor issue so that the republicans can shift the focus. "sure, we're screwing the country but look! the gays! they're **gasp** loving each other!"

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frizzfro45's picture

wow

Who the FUCK would say yes. so, the question could be worded differently, but i think we all catch the drift right. It is a matter of the stupid church, and what ever happened to seperation of church and state? what happened to pursuit of happiness, or our liberties? stupid government shit.

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Barralai's picture

It wont pass, its just anothe

It wont pass, its just another last ditch attempt to raise issues that that the republican base feels is important, oh and here is link if you not in the news...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/26/ap/national/mainD8L01BHO0.shtm...

thats fresh as off 11:00pm 25/10/1006
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raining men's picture

Yep

Yeah he's still trying to find any issue that's going to get the right's blood boiling and on his side again. Good luck mate, you seem to need it

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QuakerOats's picture

yes? that's interesting! i

yes?
that's interesting!
i don't think i've ever met an lgbtq or allied person who said yes. are you kidding?

darla07's picture

Who's business is it?

Who's business is it anyway who marries who.There is such a thing of separation of church and sate,and obviously the republican party just can't seem to get their shit together so they pull out the "gay marriage card" whenever the going gets tough!I'm mean its not like the president is going to be the one getting married.The republicans just need to learn a new trick,because this one's getting old...fast!

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Duncan's picture

Fuck!! Accidentaluy clicked y

Fuck!! Accidentaluy clicked yes! NOOO!!! NOO!!! DAMNIT NOO!!! LET US MARRY!!!

jojojo's picture

stupid poll

don't want to offend people at oasismag, but why do you ask such a
question? can't I assume anymore that it is sort of common agreement here that homophobic policies and initiatives are bad??

I did not vote. my little protest against questioning the most basic anti-homophobic commitment (which I always sensed here).

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Imstillhere's picture

Isnt he trying to change the

Isnt he trying to change the constitution? anyway its all f***** up i mean i dont think its up to the president to decide who can get married.

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hellonwheels's picture

Ur right, it's not his job...

It's the job of the supreme court justices, which sadly, a majority of, are now on Bush's side.

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flugzeug712's picture

"Some see the move as an atte

"Some see the move as an attempt to preserve traditional values, while others see it as a cynical ploy to ensure that Vice President Dick Cheney will never have to pay for his gay daughter's wedding." —Jon Stewart, on President Bush's proposal for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

"Earlier today, President Bush said gay marriage is immoral and that heterosexual marriage must be defended, that's what he said. ... You can tell Bush is serious because he said the new Axis of Evil is Cher, Bette Middler and Clay Aiken." —Conan O'Brien

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alya's picture

who said yes ??????

like seriously ???????
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