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Wyoming legislators protecting “traditional” marriage with gay ban

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  1. Andrew Quick 4 Feb 2009, 12:57pm

    No worries though. They seem to like marrying their siblings or the family ox.

  2. Christina Engela 4 Feb 2009, 5:25pm

    “Banning same gender marriage is NOT homophobic” (or heterosexist)??

    Perhaps this is the same kind of mentality which suggests that killing GLBTIQ is not hate crime. ‘Nuff said. What a bunch of pillocks.

  3. Terry Floyd Johnson 4 Feb 2009, 5:26pm

    Oh, give me a break. This is pure nazism; states may not like gays, but the constitution says americans have rights, and the states, whether they like it or not, have to bow to the U. S. Constitution.

    If marriage is legal for heretosexuals; then it is legal, for anyone, who wants to participate in its legalities and recognition of their relationship.

    Bush’s presidency is dead, thank heaven, The Scam, is now in power, and showing his bigoted beliefs, by putting LGBT in low level government jobs, big of him.

    These heretosexual ****holes are not going to give up ( this does not include those who are for gay marriage, or don’t care one way or the other ) it is specifically aimed at blockheads, who want freedoms solely for themselves, and no one else.

    This is criminal thinking; you don’t get something that another citizen doesn’t, or at least, can if they want to.

    Gays and Bis and Transgendered fight, for your rights against the Nazis, who want to keep you down.

  4. Ultimately, this is an issue that’ll only really get resolved when a case on gay marriage reaches the United States Supreme Court – which opponents of gay marriage definitely don’t want. Having said that, there’s no guarantee that proponents of gay marriage would win any case because although the Constitution of the US protects minority rights, the Supreme Court Justices love a good fight over states’ rights versus federal rights and on its current make-up (the majority of them were appointed by Republican presidents and are pretty right wing) there’s a chance that they’d uphold the rights of states to make their own law. However, the Supremes are getting on in years and when they die or retire they will be replaced by Obama appointees. Of course, given Obama’s love of reaching out to the right wing Republicans, there’s absolutely no guarantee that he’d replace any of the dying or resigning Supremes with more moderate or – shock horror! – left-leaning judges.

  5. Charlotte 5 Feb 2009, 3:46pm

    FYI,Gay Marriage has been legal in America in Massachusetts since
    2004 & in Connecticut since last Spring. Both states welcome out of state LGBT couples to marry. In California Prop 8 is being challenged in arguments before the California Supreme Court March 5th. Also with Obama as President LGBT civil rights are being addressed on the Federal level.

  6. J. David Nichols testified against the DOMA while it was still in committee. You can read his testimony here:

    You can hear his report on the whole process on the February 7 edition of Shared Sacrifice Internet Radio here:

  7. The constitution does not say that gay marriage is a right. I’ve never seen it listed in the constitution that I read. I think that they should have done what our founding fathers would have done, they should have passed the defense of marriage act to let the people of Wyoming decide this issue not entrenched politicians.

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