Quotes of the day

posted at 8:30 pm on June 26, 2011 by Allahpundit

“‘Now that we’ve made it here, we’ll make it everywhere,’ said prominent activist Evan Wolfson, who took up the cause of marriage equality as a law student three decades ago…

“The work — as envisioned by leading activists — is a three-pronged strategy unfolding at the state level, in dealings with Congress and the Obama administration, and in the courts where several challenges to the federal ban on gay marriage are pending…

“Brian Brown, president of the conservative National Organization for Marriage, vowed to seek defeat of the New York Republicans who helped the marriage bill pass. He also predicted victory for the amendment to ban gay marriage next year in Minnesota, and said this would belie the claims that the same-sex marriage campaign would inevitably prevail nationwide.

“‘We’ve won every free, fair vote of the people,’ Brown said Saturday. “Backroom deals in Albany are not an indication of what people in this country think about marriage.’”

***
“‘The more that other states recognize the fairness and the importance of passing equal marriage rights, the more likely it is to pass here,’ said Patrick Wojahn, the chairman of the board of the Equality Maryland Foundation, which fought this year’s marriage battle in Annapolis. ‘It’s a matter of it becoming a normal thing. People see it and realize the sky isn’t about to fall.’…

“‘I think you’re going to see an evolution toward this position on all levels,’ Cuomo said in a possible reference to the White House’s contention that President Barack Obama’s own views on gay marriage — he opposes it but favors civil unions — are evolving. ‘I think you’re going to see an evolution, and I think you’re going to see a rapid evolution.’…

“Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said, ‘Rarely have you seen political advocates pushing for this like they did in New York. To me, what’s amazing is that (defenders of traditional marriage) held out as long as they did. Support for traditional marriage is still extremely strong.’…

“‘I think this increases the pressure on Washington and Republicans in particular to defend the Defense of Marriage Act,’ Perkins said Saturday. ‘Without that, the … states that have taken a stand for (traditional) marriage could potentially have that wiped away.’”

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“Obama’s reluctance to come out for gay marriage seems hugely and willfully inconsistent with what we know about his progressive worldview. And it is odd that the first black president is letting Andrew Cuomo, who pushed through a gay-marriage bill in Albany on Friday night, go down in history as the leader on the front lines of the civil rights issue of our time.

“But for the president, ‘the fierce urgency of now’ applies only to getting checks from the gay community, not getting up to speed with all the Americans who think it’s time for gay marriage.

“As with ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ Obama is not leading the public, he’s following. And worse, the young, hip black president who was swept in on a gust of change, audacity and hope is lagging behind a couple of old, white conservatives — Dick Cheney and Ted Olson.”

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“Without even bothering to look it up, I know that some people opposing gay marriage argued at some point that gay marriage in some states would create a chaotic patchwork of inconsistent marriage laws in the several states, and that gay marriage should be resisted on these grounds. Without looking it up, I know that gay marriage proponents cried hogwash to this concern, and claimed that the states should serve as laboratories of democracy (even court-imposed non-democracy) and certainly the idea of ‘uniformity’ was a trivial and silly matter that should not be used as a basis of argumentation.

However, I know this: Now that a small but nontrivial minority of states have implemented gay marriage, the gay marriage lobby will begin to argue that ‘uniformity of marriage laws’ is a paramount consideration, and that we surely cannot tolerate a chaotic patchwork of differing marriage laws in the several states, and of course that means we must have nationwide all-50-states gay marriage…

“It becomes harder and harder to believe anything gay marriage proponents claim about their future agenda when every past claim about their next moves has been false (and false from the moment of utterance).

“The claim is being made that ‘Of course we will not impose gay marriage on religious institutions.’

“Um, yeah. Because you’ve been so upfront and candid with me in the past.”

***
“It seems very quick to you folks in the media but for me it’s been a long struggle – and [now] a great sense of elation and joy. I think it’s the right thing to do, the majority of New Yorkers think it’s the right thing to do and it’s about time that we treat gay and lesbian couples the same way we treat everyone else.

“The first time I debated this bill on the floor I pointed out that two drunk people can get on a plane, fly to Las Vegas, stand in front of an Elvis impersonator and they get to have something that I cannot get from my government. This is not about a seat in your synagogue, it’s not about a pew in your church – this is about a document that the state issues to people, and it issues it every day. And many of my straight colleagues in state government have had this license two or three times. It’s about time that I have the right to have it once.”

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Via Mediaite.

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darwin-t on June 26, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Get government out of the marriage business.

ButterflyDragon on June 26, 2011 at 8:33 PM

“‘Now that we’ve made it here, we’ll make it everywhere,’ said prominent activist Evan Wolfson, who took up the cause of marriage equality as a law student three decades ago…

Not so much in God-fearing flyover America…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Not so much in God-fearing flyover America…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Ditto in the Lone Star state!

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Obama is letting Cuomo, et al. take the lead on this because he knows his most reliable constituency, the black population, opposes it overwhelmingly. I offer the vote by the general public in California as evidence. In that referendum blacks voted against legalizing gay marriage something to the tune of 70-30. IIRC.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Not so much in God-fearing flyover America…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Iowa has it… they are not talking about through the legislative method, it will be through the courts… Marriage equality. Lots and lots of people are moving out of New York, think not enough of them will be gay and try and force your home state to recognize the marriage?

astonerii on June 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Ditto in the Lone Star state!

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 8:36 PM

More flyover God-fearing American patriots. Just bigger wide-open spaces to fly over…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Here’s another relevant quote:

“Destroy the family, you destroy the country.”
Vladimir Lenin

Chip on June 26, 2011 at 8:41 PM

‘Now that we’ve made it here, we’ll make it everywhere,’ said prominent activist Evan Wolfson,

When the Governor of next-door NJ, Christie, states confidently that he wouldn’t sign a same-sex marriage bill for his state, you know they’re not going to make it everywhere.

Jenfidel on June 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM

astonerii on June 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

IA is a boil on the Midwest’s @ss and an anomaly to flyover states wrt sensible values. The people didn’t vote for this, activist judjes who were trounced did…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM

The GOP is handed a golden egg.

Will they inform Obama’s Black community?

If history provides a lesson…

Roy Rogers on June 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM

judges

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Cuomo 2016!!

Let the games begin.

SouthernGent on June 26, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Put it on the ballot and let we the people decide.

Knucklehead on June 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Not so much in God-fearing flyover America…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Hopefully you can still include Minnesota in that statement after the next election.

gophergirl on June 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM

In the intellectual fantasy land of the Left:

Gays = must get married

Heterosexuals = ahhhh, let them just live together

NickDeringer on June 26, 2011 at 8:47 PM

This is not about a seat in your synagogue, it’s not about a pew in your church

That’s an outright lie.

JavelinaBomb on June 26, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Obama is letting Cuomo, et al. take the lead on this because he knows his most reliable constituency, the black population, opposes it overwhelmingly.
predator on June 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

I don’t think hispanics are too keen on the idea of ssm either.

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Hopefully you can still include Minnesota in that statement after the next election.

gophergirl on June 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Pray unceasingly…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Obama is letting Cuomo, et al. take the lead on this because he knows his most reliable constituency, the black population, opposes it overwhelmingly. I offer the vote by the general public in California as evidence. In that referendum blacks voted against legalizing gay marriage something to the tune of 70-30. IIRC.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

This is absolutely true. Blacks tend to despise homosexuals.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I think most Americans are tired of the word “gay”. I know I’m sick of daily hearing their grievances and being forced to have a quota of gay characters on TV shows. Gays are a part of our society—I get it, but I don’t really need to know anyone’s sexual orientation. Constantly throwing it out there isn’t going to change my perception that it’s a desirable lifestyle.

texabama on June 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

It’s a matter of it becoming a normal thing.

It will never become a “normal” thing for gays to marry and forge stable relationships. For many gays, their lifestyle is a slap in the face to tradition and responsibility. What you’ll get is more children with a series of “uncles” sharing their mother’s/father’s bed. Gays are the ultimate “me” group. Watch them cop out of “til death do us part.”

Those few couples who do, against the odds, stay together need nothing more than a civil union to protect their financial interests.

disa on June 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Obama is letting Cuomo, et al. take the lead on this because he knows his most reliable constituency, the black population, opposes it overwhelmingly. I offer the vote by the general public in California as evidence. In that referendum blacks voted against legalizing gay marriage something to the tune of 70-30. IIRC.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Spot on, and I don’t think the Hispanic’s are too keen on it either.

Knucklehead on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I agree with MB that it should be decided by the states and preferably by the voters.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Yes Iowa has it, but does it really? IA SC decided it was unconstitutional. Believe it or not, marriage between a man and a woman only is still in the IA Constitution. It has not been changed. Iowans threw out 3 of the SC judges that were in on that decision, would have been more but only 3 were up for review. In Iowa we do not vote for SC judges but we do put them up for review by the voters. Iowans want to vote on “one man one woman” for some reason the gay lobby does not want it to come to a vote. I am willing to accept “gay marriage” IF the majority on Iowans want it. I do not accept the IA SC decision.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I’ve worked with multiple gay people and have liked most of them, and as an atheist I have no religious qualms about gay people whatsoever, but marriage really is between a man and a woman. I see no reason to change the definition of marriage. Even if I were gay I don’t think I’d support gay “marriage”. Demanding the “marriage” title is only an excuse by gay activists to attack religious people who don’t approve of their lifestyles. If that wasn’t the case then the gay activists would be fine with civil unions, which is the same thing without the misapplication of the word “marriage”.

FloatingRock on June 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Ànd you would like Federal Law to trump Sate Law`
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Good Gawd,she`s not even President,and Wallace
is setting up her answer!!!

And why is it,that those in the Right,get these
type of questions,that are demanded,of their per
sonal views,while Democrats get a cake walk!!

F`K`n Ugh!!

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I can’t get too worked up about this gay marriage stuff.

So, what – let ‘em get married. Or not – it doesn’t matter worth a damn either way.

The damn country’s economy is going to hell in a handbasket yet people get all worked up over this crap.

Stupid.

RedNewEnglander on June 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

The Message:On anything Gay Related,

Gop/Tea Party…..Intolerant

Democrat/Socialists..Tolerant

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Blacks tend to despise homosexuals.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM

They don’t like Republicans much either. The Dems know this and have some latitude to appease gay groups w/o losing much of the black vote.

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

So, what – let ‘em get married. Or not – it doesn’t matter worth a damn either way.

The damn country’s economy is going to hell in a handbasket yet people get all worked up over this crap.

Stupid.

RedNewEnglander on June 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

The economy won’t be helped by thousands of new same sex “spouses” applying for state benefits, that’s for sure.
But “let ‘em get married.”
Other than being a drain on a sick economy and destroying the American family and the general level of morality of our society, where’s the harm?

Jenfidel on June 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Oh, goodie! Another “gay” “marriage” thread.

Let the accusations of hatred and homophobia commence!

JannyMae on June 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Funny, I went to the Stonewall Festival in Wilton Manors, Florida last Sunday. A very pleasant day with no one demanding any kind of agenda. It’s the flip side of San Fran. Here it’s more of a TOWN pride day.

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If gay marriage has passed in New York, can multiple marriage be far behind. After all, the logic used to pass homo-marriage can be applied to marrying outside ones specie. It is the aim of the left to break down the morals of the nation. A marriage between same sex couples servers no natural purpose.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on June 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM

What? Nobody noticed the riots in the streets as Tea Party and NeoCons burnt Brooklyn? You didn’t catch the YouTube of human chains of bigots in armlocked chains around church entrances? And really, you all missed the Earth shaking and brimstone landing on Queens?

Limerick on June 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Knucklehead on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

You may be correct, but blacks and asians opposed it more strenuously than other groups. Hispanic resistance was not nearly as high, and I think whites actually supported it by a small margin.

canopfor? Am I right here? Help me Obi-wan-canobi! You’re my only hope!

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Can we get a big Hoo Raw for the 2% of the country where the same sex are in love with themselves???

Rovin on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I agree with MB that it should be decided by the states and preferably by the voters.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

We can have both?

But Bachmann added that it’s not a contradiction to pursue a federal constitutional amendment that would trump state law, and if she were president she would do so. A constitutional amendment would require a two-thirds vote of Congress and ratification by three-quarters of the states.

Dongemaharu on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

I was not implying that they would vote GOP. I was simply agreeing that this is why Obama doesn’t really want to own it.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I can’t get too worked up about this gay marriage stuff.

So, what – let ‘em get married. Or not – it doesn’t matter worth a damn either way.

The damn country’s economy is going to hell in a handbasket yet people get all worked up over this crap.

Stupid.

RedNewEnglander on June 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Can you get worked up over the fact that courts are making the laws of your state instead of the representatives you elected? Kinda takes our voice out of the loop eh?

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Congrats, New York. You’re only a couple years behind Iowa. That’s right New York, flyover country Iowa.

Fallon on June 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I am willing to accept “gay marriage” IF the majority on Iowans want it. I do not accept the IA SC decision.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

My dear sainted Iowegian mother must be turning in her grave (were that possible) over that decision.
That has to be the thunderous sounds I am hearing…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Marriage was designed as equality, but trying to achieve that relationship between two people of the same sex is playing make believe.

Hening on June 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

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=======================================

Bombshell: Man raped by wombat may have been lying
posted at 7:12 pm on March 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

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canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Kinda takes our voice out of the loop eh?

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

And even when it’s the legislature and not the courts, it took 32 votes and 4 guys and their votes that were lobbied to get the “right” vote.
NY didn’t dare hold a referendum on SSM.

Jenfidel on June 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

“However, I know this: Now that a small but nontrivial minority of states have implemented gay marriage, the gay marriage lobby will begin to argue that ‘uniformity of marriage laws’ is a paramount consideration, and that we surely cannot tolerate a chaotic patchwork of differing marriage laws in the several states, and of course that means we must have nationwide all-50-states gay marriage…

That argument hasn’t worked for us on the 2nd Amendment and right-to-carry.

slickwillie2001 on June 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Dongemaharu on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I think she was trying to appease the base while really pushing Federal law to prevent states from being forced to honor the laws of other states on the issue.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Jenfidel on June 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I gotta’ smoke and go pee and get to bed. Just wanted to give you a shout out…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Why should gays be spared the scourge of an unhappy marriage.

bayview on June 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

DIVORCE, American Style…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Congrats, New York. You’re only a couple years behind Iowa. That’s right New York, flyover country Iowa.

Fallon on June 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

The SC of NY turned over an amendment in the NY Constitution? Really? I must have missed that part! I thought the elected representatives voted on it! Silly me!
Neither Iowa’s citizens or our elected representatives voted on it, IA SC shoved it down our throats! Iowans are working to change that.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:18 PM

If exit polls are to be believed, some 70 percent of African-Americans voted Yes on 8, as did 52 percent of Latinos and 49 percent of Asians;

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/07/opinion/main4581859.shtml#ixzz1QR1mc000

Apparently I stand corrected on the Asian vote. The black and hispanic were as I thought. Of course, with CBS as a source, who knows?

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Well, its all about getting government to rebuke the people that criticize their lifestyle anyway.
I’m going to have to think more about whether the self perception of being “in the closet” leads to a general pattern of deception.

Count to 10 on June 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Gay homosexual marriage…

… smells like prison sex.

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Here’s another relevant quote:

“Destroy the family, you destroy the country.”
Vladimir Lenin

Chip on June 26, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Between liberals failed social planning and society’s own failings I suspect that destruction was well underway prior to gay marriage.

CW on June 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Soon if you do not agree that a “gay lifestyle” is normal you will be arrested for “Hate” crimes.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I was not implying that they would vote GOP. I was simply agreeing that this is why Obama doesn’t really want to own it.

Southernblogger on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

You are right about that. My observation is simply that a group which votes 90% for democrats every election isn’t necessarily the best validation for a given point of view.

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is insane…

‘I started wondering if during the night I would be visited by specially trained CIA agents. Could they secretly shoot me with a miniature, slow-acting poison dart?’

His paranoia reached new heights the Monday after the hurricane, when he visited the USS Iwo Jima, an assault ship which served as the base for the federal rescue operation.

When he arrived, he was taken to the infirmary, where two doctors ‘had orders to examine me and give me shots.’

He wrote: ‘I was still a little paranoid and again started imagining a secret CIA plot where in six months I would be gone,.

‘After thinking for a minute, I said to them, “Okay, you can give me shots, but I want you to do the same for my two security guys”.

‘My thinking was it would have been easier to spin that stress ultimately took me out, but it would be much harder to explain all three of us suddenly dying mysteriously.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008253/New-Orleans-mayor-thought-CIA-agents-trying-POISON-Hurricane-Katrina.html#ixzz1QR2J2gpl

equanimous on June 26, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Between liberals failed social planning and society’s own failings I suspect that destruction was well underway prior to gay marriage.

CW on June 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

We could ask LBJ, but I think he’s still dead.

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 9:28 PM

We could ask LBJ, but I think he’s still dead.

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Thank God…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

We could ask LBJ, but I think he’s still dead.

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Or, we could ask J. Edgar Hoover, I’m sure he’d know.

Rovin on June 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

canopfor? Am I right here? Help me Obi-wan-canobi! You’re my only hope!

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM

predator:You might be on to sumpin!:)
========================================

Hispanic Christians Rally Against Gay Marriage in New York
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
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May 13, 2009 — Hispanic pastors in New York are mobilizing to oppose a gay marriage bill that passed in the state Assembly Tuesday night.

Led by Democratic New York state Sen. Rubén Díaz (pictured), a Pentecostal pastor in the Bronx, tens of thousands of Christians are expected to gather outside Gov. David Patterson’s Manhattan offices on Sunday afternoon to protest his moves to bring same-sex marriage to the state.

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/news/20683-hispanic-christians-rally-against-gay-marriage-in-new-york

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

If you think the gay homosexual agenda will stop here…

… you are terribly mistaken.

“Bisexual men sue gay softball event after being disqualified for ‘not being gay enough’”

Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Do not fear law. It is important but utterly meaningless when it tries to replace culture.

StubbleSpark on June 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Gays have a three pronged… strategy?

Sounds painful.

profitsbeard on June 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM

I applaud those states that passed same sex marriage in their legislatures.

I condemn those states whose courts imposed same sex marriage on their citizens.

MJBrutus on June 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Neither Iowa’s citizens or our elected representatives voted on it, IA SC shoved it down our throats! Iowans are working to change that.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Sorry. I didn’t mean to offend. I just thought it would be funny to taunt New York.

Fallon on June 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Velvet Chartreuse Revolution

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

If you think the gay homosexual agenda will stop here…

… you are terribly mistaken.

“Bisexual men sue gay softball event after being disqualified for ‘not being gay enough’”
Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

That’s just flat out funny!

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Led by Democratic New York state Sen. Rubén Díaz

He was the only democrat that voted against it. That took a lot of courage, meanwhile 4 Rs caved. I think money probably changed hands.

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Scorpions – Tokyo Tapes – He’s A Woman, She’s A Man
(Sarc)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KfLhYqHin8

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Soon if you do not agree that a “gay lifestyle” is normal you will be arrested for “Hate” crimes.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Now that’s just crazy talk…!

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Ditto in the Lone Star state!

Dude, you have your own problems there. Looks like spanking your child will get you jail time.

Pilgrimsarbour on June 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

meanwhile 4 Rs caved. I think money probably changed hands.

TxAnn56 on June 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Mark Grisanti, who’s in the district bordering mine, flipped his vote to yes. He’s a Democrat who flipped to the GOP to take out a corrupt Buffalo Dem.

And get this – he explicitly campaigned against gay marriage in 2010. Goodbye, Mark. We won’t miss you.

KingGold on June 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

“Bisexual men sue gay softball event after being disqualified for ‘not being gay enough’”

Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Excellent recall,I do remember that!
:)

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 9:45 PM

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” — Barack Obama — Sept. 9, 2008

Paul-Cincy on June 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM

“The claim is being made that ‘Of course we will not impose gay marriage on religious institutions.’

“Um, yeah. Because you’ve been so upfront and candid with me in the past.”

Bingo, Ace. Not that objectors will be forced to perform any such marriages, no–not at all. It’ll start with stripping religious organizations who refuse to solemnize such relationships of the ability to perform any legal marriages at all. “Hey, we’re not forcing you to do anything. We’re just enforcing equal protection here…”

DRPrice on June 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Bring it to the military now, that should be fun.

Bishop on June 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

RedNewEnglander on June 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Why won’t you care? You realize this is being taught to 3rd and 4th graders? You know what my kid was told – “Marriage is 2 people who love each other living together”. Of course I yelled at the teacher. But tell me this – Is this how we want 3rd graders to be taught?

antisocial on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

We are getting a thunderstorm from hell right now. Just what the Mighty Missouri needs for it’s swollen banks…
Pray for us…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

This is just a boon for divorce lawyers. And if gays want to play house, let them. We’ve got real problems that need dealing with.

teacherman on June 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Get government out of the marriage business.

ButterflyDragon on June 26, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I’m with you BD.

I think the Right expends way too much energy on this.

Church: Marriage

State: Civil Domestic Contract.

No church should be forced to marry gay couples. Let the state issue and mediate contracts: gay, straight or other.

As for the inevitable rejoinders about bigamy, polyandry, a boy and his dog – let ‘er buck. If you can find a minister or civil servant to sign on it ain’t no skin off the nose of me or the Ms.-izz…

(spare me the ‘for the children’ canard – that’s Lefty territory anyway)

Keep yer hands of my light bulbs, too.

Bruno Strozek on June 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Soon if you do not agree that a “gay lifestyle” is normal you will be arrested for “Hate” crimes.

IowaWoman on June 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

True. And after that, the “activists” will move to redefine “consenting” and “adult” until sex with children and animals is legalized.

TugboatPhil on June 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I’m looking at that system right now on Intellicast radar. We are right in the path. We. Don’t. Need. More. Rain.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

You realize this is being taught to 3rd and 4th graders? You know what my kid was told – “Marriage is 2 people who love each other living together”. Of course I yelled at the teacher. But tell me this – Is this how we want 3rd graders to be taught?

antisocial on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM


Obama, NY Dems, and soon the Federal Law will say: YES!
(You hater/bigot/homophobe, etc..)

And when grade school kids ask what “gay” means, how will it be explained?

And how explicitly?

What do two ‘daddies’ do?”

profitsbeard on June 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Why won’t you care? You realize this is being taught to 3rd and 4th graders? You know what my kid was told – “Marriage is 2 people who love each other living together”. Of course I yelled at the teacher. But tell me this – Is this how we want 3rd graders to be taught?

antisocial on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

In many places teachers have a classroom of kids where the minority live with two biological parents. Best to handle discussions of families in a manner that helps the students feel confident, loved and ready to learn.

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:57 PM

And if gays want to play house, let them

They can “play house” all they want. That doesn’t mean we need to add them to the marriage roles. If you think this won’t add to some of the “real problems” that we have, especially fiscal issues, you’re wrong.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM

“What do two ‘daddies’ do?”

profitsbeard on June 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

What do mommy and daddy do? No kids want details of their parents’ sex life.

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Up next,on the road to 2012,the MSM,in its successful
narrative of the Right,as Intolerate,we move next,to
show how much the Right hates illegal immigrants!

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

You realize this is being taught to 3rd and 4th graders? You know what my kid was told – “Marriage is 2 people who love each other living together”. Of course I yelled at the teacher. But tell me this – Is this how we want 3rd graders to be taught?

antisocial on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

absolutely. I’d want my child to know how the world works, not ignorant of things I don’t agree with.

mythicknight on June 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

+++++++9663Prayers ascending./

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM

On a side note,I do wonder,if New York is now
a Priority Target more than ever,by the ever-
so-tolerant Jihadys,in regards to NY Gay Marr
iage!!
(sarc).

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I’m looking at that system right now on Intellicast radar. We are right in the path. We. Don’t. Need. More. Rain.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I haven’t watered my garden all Spring or Summer…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM

+++++++9663
That was from my 90 lb lap dog’s nose.

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM

absolutely. I’d want my child to know how the world works, not ignorant of things I don’t agree with.

mythicknight on June 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM

At that age? Really? You think it’s important that 6,7,8,9-year-olds need to start a “dialogue” on this stuff while still in childhood? How about letting them be kids for a few years before they get exposed to this crap?
The “working world” will still be there when they are old enough to deal with it better.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Why are school teachers talking about such things to any kids? Don’t start yapping about two daddies or one daddy or no daddy, don’t spew your global warming concerns, don’t teach my kids how to stretch a condom over a carrot.

Reading, writing, math, basic sciences, chemistry, the rest is my problem.

Bishop on June 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

“Obama’s reluctance to come out for gay marriage seems hugely and willfully inconsistent with what we know about his progressive worldview.”

That’s because on gay marriage Obama was fittingly leading…from (umm) behind.

watchmen on June 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Love them lapdogs who won’t fit in your purses…
Hail & rain is hellish right now…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

What do two ‘daddies’ do?”

profitsbeard on June 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

What do mommy and daddy do? No kids want details of their parents’ sex life.

dedalus on June 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I didn’t even mean anything “sexual”.

Interesting leap on your part.

The “given” and the norm are not mysterious nor will they raise questions or arouse natural curiosity.

Things out of the ordinary will require teachers to give explanations.

Kids will be kids.

profitsbeard on June 26, 2011 at 10:08 PM

On a side note,I do wonder,if New York is now
a Priority Target more than ever,by the ever-
so-tolerant Jihadys,in regards to NY Gay Marr
iage!!
(sarc).

canopfor on June 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Good point. When people talk about how Gitmo, etc. is creating people who hate us, they are ignoring some of the things that really turns those maniacs against us. And stuff like this is right there. Not that I want them to dictate our social policy, but it is laughable that Gitmo stirs our enemies more than our lifestyle. They hate it. The good and the bad parts of it.

predator on June 26, 2011 at 10:10 PM

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