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Obama turnout may save gay marriage in California

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  1. Obama is against gay marriage, didn’t you know? Obama is no Jesus as you seem to think!


  3. Hi Martin – You seem keen to get across the point that Obama is the antichrist, tharefore vote McCain.
    Well it’s true that US democracy is often the choice of the lesser of 2 evils, so in the interests of fairness I visited an impartial website to compare the policies of the 2 candidates –

    Here’s what it summarised as Obama’s policy rundown on the 2 issues you raised…
    Same Sex Marriage
    Obama stands against gay marriage but stands for same-sex civil unions

    Capital Punishment
    Obama supports the death penalty for cases in which “the community is justified in expressing the full measure of its outrage” but acknowledges that says the death penalty “does little to deter crime.” However, when asked in a Questionnaire Obama filled out when running for senate in 1996, he was stated he was against criminal punishment (see this story from As state senator, Obama worked to reform capital punishment system in Illinois and wrote a bill to mandate the videotaping of interrogations and confessions.

    And here’s McCain for comparison…

    Same Sex Marriage
    Supports definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but opposes a constitutional amendment banning same sex-marriage. Says individual states should decide the issue. Says a federal marriage ban might be appropriate if courts overturned state marriage laws. Supports legal benefits for same-sex partners. (

    Capital Punishment
    strongly supports
    McCain supports the death penalty for federal crimes, such as acts of terrorism, and has said he would consider expanding application for other crimes. As senator, he voted to prohibit the use of racial statistics in death penalty appeals and ban the death penalty for minors.

    Although neither is as liberal as I’d like them to be, between the two I’d still say Obama has the edge, especially on gay marriage. In the absence of a third candidate, what else can you do but stay home on polling day?

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