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Despite Obama’s Divisive Speech, Gays and Lesbians Are ‘Treated Like Anyone Under The Law’

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This year's presidential inauguration was an opportunity for President Obama to unite Americans who have recently been through a particularly difficult and heated election season and set us on a better path, one that would uplift all Americans.

Sadly, the President squandered this opportunity when he chose to proclaim that our journey as a people would not be complete until gay and lesbian people are "treated like anyone under the law," a not-so-veiled reference to his politically-motivated decision to endorse the radical movement to redefine marriage, one of our most sacred institutions.

First of all, gay and lesbian people are already treated equally under the law. They have the same civil rights as everyone else. They're free to live as they choose and love whom they wish.

What they don't have is the right to redefine marriage for society.

Indeed, six federal courts (including the Supreme Court in 1972) have rejected the radical idea that there is a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage under the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.

Marriage as it has been defined throughout history - as the union of one man and one woman - is a great cause of unity for any culture, including our own. We know all too well what happens to society when marriage breaks down and government interferes with the rights of men and women to come together and form healthy, lifelong marriages.  The President's obsession with redefining marriage has prevented him in his first term from doing anything of substance to support and advance the institution of marriage for the vast majority of Americans. That is where his emphasis should be.

Americans remain united in support of the commonsense definition of marriage. A poll taken after the most recent elections showed that 60% of Americans agree that marriage is between one man and one woman. Twenty percent of Americans in that same poll said marriage was one of their top three issues. The vast majority of states define marriage as the union of husband and wife and the vast majority of Americans who have been given a chance to vote on the question have supported that definition as well.

This spring and summer the Supreme Court will take up Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Proposition 8, which Obama opposed, defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman, was approved in 2008 by over seven million California voters. The Defense of Marriage Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

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by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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tambrathegreat
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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Really?  So homosexuals can get married and adopt children in all 50 states?  When did this happen?

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jan. 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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Oh goodie! Another post by the Marionite...who seems to believe that if she just tries again to convince us all with her *lovely* and oh so enticing world view we'll all just see the light!! and become good little like-thinking Dark Age-embracing folk, too!

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:12 AM
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Except they don't...

Maybe in some fairly la la world they do but here in the real world they don't. They can't marry and they have no access to the benefits that come with that. It's still perfectly legal to discriminate against someone because fo their sexual orientation(boy scout denied his eagle scout that he worked for since he was little and rightfully earned because he is gay for example). My daughter is 16 and gay. She is proud of who she is and proud to say she is gay. But it not easy and she is not treated normal. Her and her girlfriend went to a dance at her girlfriends school and while doing nothing but sitting on a couch holding hand were asked to leave! The school later apologized to them and us but that isn't enough in my opinion. 

Hey I guess if we are going to say gays can't marry because 50% of marriages end in divorce does that mean heterosexual couples can no longer marry as well..... I mean they are treated equal everything right?? Yeah didn't think so. 

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

How are they not treated normal..

They are free to do anything anyone else is... 

Even in states where they might not be able to marry they can still have relationships.. Shit 50% of marrages fail.. so they are ahead of the curve if you ask me




motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:16 AM

you're beautiful!

Quoting jjchick75:

Except they don't...

Maybe in some fairly la la world they do but here in the real world they don't. They can't marry and they have no access to the benefits that come with that. It's still perfectly legal to discriminate against someone because fo their sexual orientation(boy scout denied his eagle scout that he worked for since he was little and rightfully earned because he is gay for example). My daughter is 16 and gay. She is proud of who she is and proud to say she is gay. But it not easy and she is not treated normal. Her and her girlfriend went to a dance at her girlfriends school and while doing nothing but sitting on a couch holding hand were asked to leave! The school later apologized to them and us but that isn't enough in my opinion. 

Hey I guess if we are going to say gays can't marry because 50% of marriages end in divorce does that mean heterosexual couples can no longer marry as well..... I mean they are treated equal everything right?? Yeah didn't think so. 

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

How are they not treated normal..

They are free to do anything anyone else is... 

Even in states where they might not be able to marry they can still have relationships.. Shit 50% of marrages fail.. so they are ahead of the curve if you ask me





viv212
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:23 AM
Yay Obama!! I'm glad the leader of our states has voiced the opinion of the majority of our population! 60% of people agree marriage is between a man and a woman. Not too long ago it was 90%. That percentage will keep dropping. If a survey was done today, I'm sure that percentage would be ALOT lower.
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