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Bob Garon, a 63-year-old gay military veteran, spoke on MSNBC Tuesday about his tense exchange Monday in Manchester, N.H. with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over same-sex marriage.
Garon was eating breakfast with his husband at Chez Vachon restaurant and was wearing a Vietnam Veteran hat that Romney noticed. Garon asked about New Hampshire's gay marriage law. Romney said he supported the repeal of the law and believed that marriage was between a man and a woman.
"It's good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights," Garon replied.
"No, actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear that marriage is between a man and a woman," Romney replied. "And I don't believe the Supreme Court has changed that." Garon told reporters that "you can't trust" Romney.
Originally posted by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
reply to post by tsawyer2
Well me, im a hispanic straight male. Im not registered as anything because i didn't register in 2008 (18 at the time) because unfortunately Ron Paul didn't make it to primaries. Now i don't consider myself a libertarian but i do agree with most libertarian philosophy.
I strongly agree that marriage should be viewed as just a contract between TWO persons (just like we grew up to understand marriage as 2 persons from the opposite sex). i am very dubious about polygamy tho. BUT i think people should be able to marry anyone/as many people as they desire to. i think it should be one selves decision to do so and not turn it into a "law" that'll prevent anyone from doing it. That idea of yours about letting the church decide who they want to marry is a very good idea.
that way anyone can marry whoever they desire, just have to find the place that'll do it.edit on 14-12-2011 by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Fitch303
Is Marriage in the constitution?
Mitt has his opinion and the other guy has his, neither is wrong. Mormons don't believe in gay marriage and the other guy does, so you respect both people instead of bashing one side. As it's written the law is equal.....nobody can marry the same sex and everyone can marry the opposite sex.
I believe in civil unions with full benefits fyi.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
As a non-Christian gay man, I believe in equality. That's all.
Romney believes in his "utopian" Christian world, and that is dangerous for a country where a leader is supposed to represent the people, not just the Christian people, ALL the people.
Equality will come, whether it's in the next five years, the next ten or the next twenty. And it won't matter who is the president. It'll come because the influence of the religious cults in the West is collapsing under the weight of their out-dated views, their arrogance, and their hypocrisy.
Fewer people are attending church now than ever before and the decline has been going on for decades. That's because the religious organizations are not moving with the times and representing the beliefs of the people they supposedly serve (yeah, serving a community is something religious folk do less and less, ever noticed that?)
They're archaic, filled with old people who dream of the "good old days" when black people couldn't vote, women couldn't be priests and gay people were kept in their little ghettos and arrested once in a while.
They're dinosaurs, and I cannot wait until they become extinct.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
There is no way in heaven or hell or on earth that OL would even think of entertaining a vote on the issue one way or another BECAUSE it IS an INALIENABLE RIGHT to get married to whoever I want to as long as they are consenting adult!
Voting would turn it from a RIGHT into a LAW!
And we all know the law can and often is an ASS and can be manipulated and possibly even overturned!
Personal Disclosure: Hands off my rights ... or the last resort awaits us all and its no picnic zone!
[Note I am mad that the issue even exists and I am not mad at the OP who I thank for raising this issue! ]
Originally posted by haarvik
Being the father of a lesbian daughter, I don't see how the government has any right to dictate my morality for me or my family. Who someone want to live their life with is no one's business but their own. Why should we keep people from being together and being able to support one another? Load of BS. I am pretty much a conservative, but there are some things I just can't stand from the right, and this is one of them.
Originally posted by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
Now a question for you guys/gals...
How do you feel about gay marriage?
Should this even be something that we should be "voting" for instead of just be "given to us"?
Would your vote FOR or AGAINST gay marriage?
How do you feel about gay/lesbian partners and adoption?
Do you think this can have a negative effect on they child?
I will respect every ones personal opinion