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Orrin Hatch wants gay couples to have the same rights...

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/orrin-hatch-civil-unions_n_3036685.html

Orrin Hatch Endorses Civil Unions For Gay Couples To Preserve 'Traditional Marriage'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is not joining the ranks of his fellow senators who have come out in recent days and endorsedmarriage equality. But he is backing civil unions for same-sex couples, saying he believes it could be a way to preserve "traditional marriage" for heterosexual couples.

In an interview with Utah radio stationKVNU on Wednesday, Hatch said he does not believe individuals choose to be gay, but he still "draw[s] the line on traditional marriage."

"I'll say this, I do believe this could be solved greatly by a civil union law that wouldgive gay people the same rights as married people," said Hatch, mentioning hospital visitation rights and tax benefits. "I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country."

Hatch told KVNU that legalizing marriage equality nationally could have unintended consequences and lead to "every Tom, Dick and Harry in there with some crazy marital scheme demanding the same rights and the same privileges."

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Hatch also broke with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying he doesn't support amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and that he prefers the issue be left to the states.


Here's an idea.  Want to pass a law that would give gay couples the same rights as married heterosexual couples?  LET THEM GET MARRIED!!  Done. Easy peasy.

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief"  Gerry Spence

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lga1965
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Oh geeeeee. I'm not surprised though because he is a LDS and they are extremely protective of traditional marriage.
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toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM

  "I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country."

Sounds good to me. 

SLTmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Well, that's where we disagree.  I don't see how allowing two people who love each other deeply and truly, want to join their lives together, be there for each other for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, be true to each other, and be a family undermines anything.  ::shrug::

Quoting toomanypoodles:

  "I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country."

Sounds good to me. 


"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief"  Gerry Spence

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I still don't see why everybody doesn't just legally have a civil union.  

rfurlongg
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM
A step in the right direction.
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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM
Actually, he seems to echo a lot of what Utahans think.
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trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Why can't you religious folk just call it holy matrimony?

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:52 PM


Ummm. Last I checked we do. Lol 

Quoting trippyhippy:

Why can't you religious folk just call it holy matrimony?



toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:25 AM

 

Quoting SLTmom:

Well, that's where we disagree.  I don't see how allowing two people who love each other deeply and truly, want to join their lives together, be there for each other for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, be true to each other, and be a family undermines anything.  ::shrug::

Quoting toomanypoodles:

  "I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country."

Sounds good to me. 


 Wrong---I believe they should have that--every right and benefit.  Every right a hetero has---just call it something besides a marriage---marriage is defined as one man, one woman. 

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:57 AM


Of course it does, you're not on the losing end of the proposition.

Quoting toomanypoodles:

  "I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country."

Sounds good to me. 






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