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Would-be Iowa governor promises to repeal gay marriage

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  1. What a numpty! Why doesn’t he put his efforts into creating jobs, etc.? Of course, he’s pandering to bigotry and hatred in the hope he’ll get votes.

  2. Joe Mustich, JP 9 Sep 2009, 3:58pm

    And kudos to Iowa and New England for supporting marriage.

    Couples are coming to CT to wed from all around the country this summer, and many are bringing their families and friends along to celebrate with them. Congrats to all.

    Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
    Washington, Connecticut, USA

    And to the marriage foes and sexually phobic, please find something else to do with your time, because life’s too short. Find love.

  3. We should just get rid of marrage all together :P

  4. Thomas, Florida, USA 9 Sep 2009, 8:29pm

    If there was true justice in America, there would be a vote to ban Republican marriage. There are clearly enough ignorant, Chritianists in the country. I know, Iive in the South…

  5. I hope we get someone who can fit into Chet Culver’s shoes. I don’t want this dummy running my state.

  6. They really should start screening for troglodytes in the election process. First the mayor of Doncaster, now this.

    How can people elect these idiots to such important positions? Is it the smile that does is for them?

  7. Pumpkin Pie 10 Sep 2009, 2:06pm

    Iowa legalised gay marriage in April but Republican challenger Bob Vander Plaats told reporters this week he would use an executive order to put the issue up to the legislature and to a ballot initiative.

    No country should be allowed to do this. And no country which does allow the public to vote on human rights issues should be allowed to call itself civilised. I feel sorry for the citizens of the US, constantly being told by their uber-nationalist rulers how they live in the freest country in the world, when in reality their government is just manipulating them. I know a lot of nice people from that country (even in bible states) and they deserve better.

  8. Har Davids 10 Sep 2009, 3:37pm

    Damn, I live in Holland, supposedly one of the more tolerant nations in the world, and along comes this creep with a Dutch surname and unsavoury notions on right and wrong. I guess his ancestors left Europe a while ago. I hope he’s another family-values nitwit with a skeleton in the closet and that he’ll be found out.

  9. Did you see the footage on BBC1’s “News at Ten” last night showing all these flash good-looking monied WHITE Republicans vowing that will do everything in their power to ensure that Obama does not give every American access to affordable health care?

    Shocking. Incredible.

    One Republican woman bleated to the interviewer: “I don’t WANT the United States to become a socialist republic! I don’t WANT us to become a copy of Russia!”

    The mindset of this particular (and MASSIVE) strand of Yanks is just UNBELIEVABLE!

    If they’ll put so much effort into denying basic affordable HEALTHCARE to every individual, then sure as eggs is eggs they’ll wipe out gay marriage where it has been instituted.

    These people are DANGEROUS!

  10. No, they’re not “dangerous”, Americans are just giving themselves a showing up; have done for a while now, ever since Katrina.

    Obama has been given a mandate to reform healthcare but I think it only means reducing the cost of health insurance. I don’t suppose it will help anyone on the minimum wage, for example.

  11. OK, Dave, well we’ll see. We’ll see how these Republicans play in the coming months. I believe that deep down inside there’s a large number of Republicans who resent this black man and his vow to help the unprivileged of the USA. They can’t comprehend the notion of a caring society. Strange but it doesn’t correlate with their idea of The long-dead) American Dream.

  12. Well, Eddy, let’s hope Miss Plaats will qualify for a face transplant after the healthcare reforms.

    All the best.

  13. Americans are very stupid people who cause all the problems in the world (e.g. globalisation, wars, discrimination, oppression, hatred, climate change, death penalty, genocide in Iraq and Afganistain, etc, etc, etc.)

  14. “he will repeal gay marriage in the state” – It is not techoically legal in Iowa because it is a COURT ORDER not legislation (same with Massacusetts). Iowa and Massacusetts legislation still says today that marriage is “between a man and a woman”. The legislators still have not changed the statutes yet in Iowa and Massacusetts!!!!!

    California did have SSM for a while by COURT ORDER – but 52.7 percent of voters were AGAINST IT in November 2008!!!!!

    In statutes:

    * Vermont – through legislation in 2009
    * Connecticut – through legislation in 2009 (2008 by COURT ORDER)
    * New Hampshire – through legislation in 2009 NOTE: not effective yet (effective from 1/1/2010)

    Only 45 percent of Maine citizens support same-sex marriage according to polls in August 2009, so that means it will NOT be legal when it is voted on by refaremdum in November 2009. It is NOT a “Consitutional Amendment” at all – it justs repeals the recent law allowing same-sex marriage to be legally enacted.


    When people get a chance to vote against something – they go nuts and WILL vote against it!!!!

  15. Brian Burton 12 Sep 2009, 9:39pm

    Another crack-pot mad for power, turn over a rock and there he/she is!

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