Saturday, June 03, 2006

Change the Constitution?

Over gay marriage??

**UPDATE** Lou Dobbs gets it right today (the 8th of June)

Yea, they're talking about it again, with support from the W, of course.

Let me get this straight, they want to amend the Constitution of the United States of America over this?
I thought we were done doing stupid things to this document with the 18th Amendment.
Hell, like Kinky Friedman (candidate for Gov in Texas) joked: Let them be as miserable as everyone else..
I love Kinky. He's a cigar-smokin' populist. We need more like him!

What this is, of course, is an appeal to their religious "base" in an election year.
Your life, your marriage, your family and your well-being have NOTHING to do with gays getting married!
And the irony here is that they are trying to STOP a group of people from doing that which they say is bedrock to society; commited relationships.
Because that's what marriage is.

And the other irony (well, maybe not the dictionary definition) is that NO ONE can come up with one legal reason for keeping gays and lesbians from marrying.
For the same reason that "separate but equal" was wrong, not letting women vote was wrong, not letting blacks and whites marry was wrong, so is this.
It is a violation of the 14th amendment, so maybe because of that, they want to add a new one.

Love this quote from W:

"As this debate goes forward, we must remember that every American deserves to be treated with tolerance, respect and dignity"

Right. Unless you're a gay man or woman.
One of these days, those of you will appreciate gays on your street where you live.
They keep their houses nicer and they have no screaming kids around.
I'm for higher property values!


Jon said...

Just because you don't agree with it, doesn't mean that those of us that do are wrong. The only reason why it needs to be added to the US Constitution is because we have way too many liberal judges trying to over turn what voters in many states have voted for. So if it is in the US Constitution they cannot just simply change it because they don't agree. The opponents of this admendment say it should be up to the states to decide and as I said the states have made laws and the residents of the states have voted against gay marriage and yet because of liberal judges take it upon themselves to say that they don't agrre with the law so they change it.

Mike V. said...

They don't agree with the law because there is NO legal reason to support it!

This is your argument???
People said the same things about slavery and segregation, for crissakes.

This has nothing to do with "liberal" judges. They are interpreting the Constitution of the US.

And to top it off, why do you even CARE if two gay men get married?? Why? How does that affect you? Your job, your marriage?

Jebus, if you are the voice of the opposition, I would be worried if I were you..

Tom Harper said...

Gay marriageis wrong! I didn't used to believe this, but here's my sad story:

I was happily married to the same woman for 25 years. Then, this homosexual couple moved next door. Soon after that, my marriage crumbled. Them homasexials did it; I know they did. God was punishing us for our tolerance.

Bill Frist is absolutely right. Banning gay marriage is the number one top priority right now; much more important than balancing the budget or bringing our troops home from Iraq.

Sar said...

It must be election time again; they're pulling out the staple issues. That is something I take issue with and wish I could staple their mouths shut.

Karen said...

Election time *and* low ratings = pull out the 'G' issue... got to git peoples' minds offa me, for heavens sake!!

Carina said...

Well, see, straight people have done such a marvelous job so far of making marriage a successful institution and spawning millions of healthy, well adjusted children. Despite how hard the nasty gays are trying to ruin their marriages.
Why don't some people get that marriage outside of a church is no more than a three way legal contract - two people plus the state. That's all it is, not a damn thing to do with sanctity or tradition or anyone's god or preservation of some holy union.

Tom, haha, you too huh?

Mike V. said...

Yea, my wife and I just about spontaneously divorced at the sight of some gay men moving into a house down the street from us.

Still getting a laugh out of the silly commment from Jon, the "opposition" over there in Nascar-land.

Stick to talking about fast cars that go "vroom", Jon.

Ricardo said...

Ah there goes that Jon again. He's "my boy" ever since he commented over on my blog. I love the last quote you have in your post about him treating others fairly. I just ripped Bush a new one over on my blog about this issue. Hope you can check it out.

Kinky is Awesome said...

Here's my official list of 10 reasons to vote for Kinky (I stole this list from a whiney liberal, but I fixed it to take out the whining):

(1) Kinky has run for office in the past as a Republican,

(2) Kinky voted for Bush/Cheney in 2004,

(3) Kinky's interview with Ruminator magazine confirms that he supported Bush's Middle East foreign policy,

(4) Kinky's public voting records confirm he was mistaken when he said he voted for Gore in 2000,

(5) Kinky hasn't voted for a Democrat in any election at least from 1994 to 2004,

(6) Kinky wants to take time during the school day for prayers in schools,

(7) Kinky wants to post the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms,

(8) Kinky is not obsessed with political correctness,

(9) Kinky knows how to deal with illegal aliens from Mexico, and

(10) Kinky’s immigration policy of hiring Mexican generals to police our border is a great idea that John McCain has endorsed.

SheaNC said...

Actually, the wingnuts' gay marriage thing is great for progressives, because it always serves to illustrate how completely ridiculous the anti-gay-marriage crowd is. It's like the DaVinci Code publicity. Ha!

blog Portland said...

Well fucking said.

I'm voting Mike in 2008.

LA said...

Great news... the Senate just rejected the gay marriage ban!

Mike V. said...

Yea, I saw that too, LA.
Thank goodness for small miracles...

Landcomm said...

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the last-reported U.S. divorce rate in May of 2005 was just under 40%. If members of the Republican Party are so concerned about protecting the sanctity of marriage, perhaps they should spend more time trying to identify why so many blessed unions are falling apart!

Mike V. said...


the only way that they can truly show they are in favor of protecting marriage is to support banning divorce in almost all circumtances.

they would have to support that, right??