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  1. Tim Garren 13 Mar 2006, 6:11pm

    Civil unions are Jim Crow laws for gays. It’s a second class marriage license that will put gays on the back of the bus when it comes to marriage benefits. Is it better than nothing? Just ask any black who lived through the “separate but equal” days of the 1950’s if their treatment acceptable. We wouldn’t have had the civil rights movement if it had been. Let’s not go down this road. Jim Crow laws languished in this country for 80 years before enough was enough. Tell Hillary Clinton and any other candidate who doesn’t support gay marriage to ask for their support elsewhere.

  2. Zeke, Florida USA 13 Mar 2006, 7:12pm

    Early in this story it’s stated “…over her opposition to same-sex marriage and her support for a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.” Then the last line, “Mrs. Clinton opposes moves to create a constitutional amendment that permanenetly rules out gay marriage.” So which is it?I personally don’t have a problem with taking civil unions and then later, when people are more comfortable and the world hasn’t come to an end, moving into gay marriage. The way it’s being handled now we will never see gay marriage in my lifetime. I believe that if this had been handled better we would have seen gay marriage within ten or so years. Oh well, I guess the “principle” is more important than the actual result to some people. If I die, my partner will be treated like a legal stranger to me and our child, but the important thing will be that we stubbornly stood firm on our principles to settle for nothing short of the same rights only if it’s called “marriage”. I’m sick of gay “leaders” shooting the rest of us in the foot over THEIR “principles”. Give us the frickin rights and fight over what you want to call them later. Jeeze!

  3. Tim Garren 14 Mar 2006, 3:58am

    To be married or not to be married, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them.

  4. Anonymous 7 Jan 2008, 3:37pm

    Hilary Clinton, from the sounds of it, just does not want to come out and say, “I support gay marriage.” She won’t do that and neither will any other type of presidential canidate because they do not want to have to look at the millions of Americans who despise gays. Those millions of people are pathetic. Gay marriage is the same thing as straight marrige. I don’t care if you are striaght or gay or transexual. IT DOESN’T MATTER!!!! Marriage is your own business. All the Christians out there who go by a religion that is supposed to accept everybody are stupid because they sit there and go against their own religion just by not accepting everyone as they are. Barack Obama says he is a Christian and he believes marriage should stay between a man and a woman. That’s funny… because I thought being a Christian meant accepting people for who they are. I suppose I was wrong though, huh? It is just pathetic. I am a lesbian, and I have been with the same woman for over 3 years now and guess what… we would have to travel somewhere across the border or accros the oceon JUST to get married. And how am I supposed to tell her that everything is ok when people sit there and talk about how they just cannot stand to see a gay couple. Well, guess what… Hilary Clinton SHOULD change all of this. It is unfair and against this country to not let a couple marry just because they are the same damn sex. And for everyone who is so excited about this new “constitutional amendment” agaisnt gay marrige. Guess what, if won’t happen!! There is not a snowball’s chance in hell it will happen. You know why? because there are about 115 or so gay Americans serving in congress as you read this. So, forget about it, get over it, and realize that gay marrige should be allowed and represented in every state in America.

  5. Anonymous 6 Feb 2008, 3:20pm

    Vote no. That’s all there is to say.

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