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    Keeper of Michelle's Nose berthes ghost's Avatar
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    V.P. doesn't want ban on gay marriage

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3596732.stm

    He thinks that it's up to each state to decide it's laws. Hmm...Mr. Bush, isn't that the usual Rep partly line, less government interference?

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    I see the problem with gay marriage is the use of the term 'marriage'. Gay activists want the term 'marriage' because they claim all the written laws use that term. Anti gay activists see the word marriage as sanctimonius and can only be applied to a man and a woman, despite the 60 per cent divorce rate in the USA.

    I believe if the gay activists would accept the term 'partnership' and all the laws be changed to include that term, they would succeed in obtaining their freedom for all rights. I think most of Americans are beyond that stigma about gays.

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    When we had the debate in Massachusetts, one state congressman suggested doing away with state marriage all together. In other words, heterosexual couples, if they chose to get hitched in the city hall, would have a "civil union", not a "marriage". This way, there would be complete equality between heterosexual and homosexual couples, without giving the homosexual unions the "marriage" title. I think the whole debate is more compicated here in the US than in Europe because the priest/ rabbi/ imam can sign the state marriage certificate. I believe in most European countries you have to get your marriage certificate in city hall, and then you can have whatever ceremony you want in any religious/ cultural institution.

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    kinda off topic but I saw something in an article the other day that threw me off guard... does Chenny have a daughter who is gay? it'd explain why he's disagreeing with Bush on the gay marriage thing a little more... just wondering...

    it's a sad day in Alaska... the primaries are complete and the wrong person got the nod for the republican candidate! :( (ok so that's my opinion but still)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle
    ... does Chenny have a daughter who is gay?
    Yes, Chaney's daughter is openly gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle
    kinda off topic but I saw something in an article the other day that threw me off guard... does Chenny have a daughter who is gay? it'd explain why he's disagreeing with Bush on the gay marriage thing a little more... just wondering...
    It's not off topic at all! The article I linked to above, the inspiraion for this entire thread, talks about the daughter Mary and her influence.

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    Vice-President Cheney said he and his wife "have a gay daughter, so it's an issue our family is very familiar with".

    Regarding the issue of same-sex relationships, he said, "my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone".

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    I wonder who Mary is voting for in November?

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