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  1. No good can come of this. Eventually gay people will get so fed up of inequality that we will take action toward people who work against us. We will only be tolerant up to a point.

  2. It comes to something when people have to form groups so they can all feel happy about hurting people that have no bearing on their sad little life’s …. get a life!

    I still don’t understand how same sex couples getting married can ruin their life’s unless they make it their goal in life to be affected by this.

    I mean, if the couple next door get married it’s not going to affect my life one little bit….sad little people

  3. Very true, Megan. Why would any normal people spend so much money denying others rights? You have to wonder, don’t you? In my opinion, they’re pathetic losers who clearly get their kicks from bullying others because it allows them to forget their own inadequacies. “Sad” is the perfect adjective.

  4. I honestly had hope that Iowa wasn’t this selfish and malicious.

  5. The USA is a backward landmass with backward populations – why are we constantly surprised – If this country (UK) really cares about the Americans who are being discriminated against and yet are still expected to pay taxes to support a bigoted country then as their Allies we should take action – Until these simpletons evolve enough to unburden themselves from brain washing religious con artists nothing will change

  6. Megan, Iris, actually its about religion which is at the heart of it. The National Organization For Marriage’s former leader, Maggie Gallagher was once an unwed mother, ironic isn’t it? So much for family values and the sanctity of marriage that she and her rabble have been spewing for years. These are all republican based organisations. Thank goodness we don’t have that nonsense in the UK. I’ve no doubt that NOM et al will push for a proposition to overturn marriage equality in Iowa now that the republicans have taken back power, a party that doesn’t believe in equality for LGBT people, never has, never will, in fact its never authored one bill favouring them and is also overwhelmingly opposed to ending the ban on American gay men and women from serving openly in their military. A sick party and a sick electorate for giving them power, arguably one of the dumbest in the western hemisphere.

  7. Jock S. Trap 3 Nov 2010, 3:14pm

    American – Uganda – Whats the difference?

    Yet again religion will deny us all.

    American – Land of the Free? What a joke!

  8. Robert, I agree. Religion is the ideal vehicle to brainwash the gullible – and there’s plenty of those around in the US.

    Note – I say this every time but someone still takes offence. I am NOT having a go at America per se. I fully realise that it contains many, many great people – including my girlfriend… My point is that many people there are so gullible that they don’t even realise they’re being fed lies and taken advantage of. It upsets me because I know as a people they’re better than that.

  9. Jock, you asked, American – Uganda – What’s the difference?

    In America it’s NOT illegal to be gay and you do NOT get killed.
    In Uganda it’s illegal to be gay and you soon will get killed.

  10. Peter In Brisbane 3 Nov 2010, 11:10pm

    Take positive action!!! Let the National Organization for Marriage in America know that, we can also lobby our Governments in England, Australia and Canada too. We can agitate to close down their secret listening bases in our freedom loving countries.
    These bases are a Nuclear target and only designed to protect Americans when it comes down to the nitty gritty.

  11. Peter In Brisbane 3 Nov 2010, 11:14pm

    Don’t buy American and pack your riot suitcase.

  12. Mihangel apYrs 3 Nov 2010, 11:33pm

    Matthew Sheppard

  13. Patrick, Dublin, Ireland 4 Nov 2010, 4:30am

    Sigh…anotherstep back for LGBT equality in the USA. Surprise,surpeise. And now that the GOP has taken control of the House of Representative you can expec to see a lot mor of this.

    The United States is poisoned rotten by hate-filled fundamentalist Chrisian religion. It has diseased the mindset of about half the populace of that country. Sick and sad.

  14. Jock S. Trap 4 Nov 2010, 8:26am

    @ Leo

    Maybe but both countrues have disgusting human rights records and both countries treat the LGBT community with contempt. It may be legal in the US but what about when a gay man is murdered and the killer can get a lighter sentence or let off because he can use the excuse that the victim ‘came on to him’. Religious freaks in amercia who publically say that all gay people should commit suicide. Comments after several teenagers have taken their own lives. What about about the US treat their troops? If they find it so disgusting then why do they serve with other countries that don’t have the problem.

    End result… there is no difference between America and Uganda or Iran for that fact. They all do what they can to surpress the LGBT community. I guess the 1 difference as you say is that in the US it is supposed to be legal. So I guess wrongly that gives the other two countries an excuse. America just wants to smother those they don’t accept, then use every rule in the book to defend it.

  15. “…an unprecedented attack by out-of-state special interest groups.”
    “…the Human Rights Campaign and Courage Campaign condemned the National Organization for Marriage’s efforts to intimidate judges across the country.”
    ““Having seen its extremist agenda increasingly rejected by the courts and the American people, it is telling that NOM has now settled on a strategy of evading tax and election laws and trying to intimidate judges,” said Courage Campaign Founder and Chairman Rick Jacobs. “These are the tactics one might expect from Al Capone, not a credible political organization.”

    Prior to its involvement in this election, NOM received a strong warning from Iowa’s ethics agency for evading campaign laws. During a 2009 special election in the state, NOM told supporters they could contribute to its Iowa campaign efforts secretly–without disclosing their names. Iowa law requires disclosure of contributors to political campaigns.

    NOM is also fighting campaign finance laws in New York, Washington, Rhode Island, California and Maine, where it remains under investigation by the Maine Ethics Commission for failing to register with the state as a ballot question committee and refusing to disclose the donors to its campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009.

    The Washington Independent has reported that NOM is funneling charitable donations into political campaigns. NOM’s charitable arm, The Ruth Institute, was also the subject of a recent IRS complaint filed by HRC and the Courage Campaign for repeated violations of federal law prohibiting charitable organizations from advocating on behalf of political campaigns. “

  16. Jock Joke, “there is no difference between America and Uganda or Iran for that fact”

    That’s just fvckin stupid. If you can’t tell the difference, buy a plane ticket to each destination and then tell me there’s no difference.

  17. de Villiers 4 Nov 2010, 12:27pm

    The election of judges is very wrong.

  18. Jock S. Trap 4 Nov 2010, 12:45pm

    No thanks… Been to the US… Never again.

    After that I decided I would Never waste my money on homophobic states.

  19. douglas in canada 4 Nov 2010, 7:02pm

    Since when do people make a decision based on how much someone pays someone else, rather than the facts?

    America, say ‘good-bye’ to democracy and ‘hello’ bribery!

  20. Peter In Brisbane 5 Nov 2010, 12:01am

    Christianists have destroyed the American dream, just as they have destroyed the cultures of the South Pacific. It’s dead!

    Be warned. the NOM’s small step is a giant step forward for irrationality and intolerance. Put a few more steps like that to music and we might as well start goose-stepping in jackboots, towards fascism and the burning of books.

  21. chris in new england 5 Nov 2010, 2:29am

    My dreams are the same whether I’m in America or Europe, and they typically involve Ryan Carnes and a party size bottle of Wet.

  22. Dandelion 9 Nov 2010, 6:17pm

    Why are British people so stupid about America?
    I hear of way more gay beatings and deaths over there then here, thanks to your “ideals” of letting extremists immigrate into you for fears of seeming un-PC.

    America has gay marriage and civil unions, and more, in an increasing amount of states that together are much larger than the UK. A lawsuit going on right now is likely going to make that global, because our courts aren’t pansies and go “well, just offer them something similar…” and make civil unions.

    Iowa is an example of this. Our judges said, GAY MARRIAGE not “Oh make them something sub-par and segregation-like” how your courts have.

  23. Dandelion 9 Nov 2010, 6:19pm

    *by global, I mean effecting all the states and equalizing them… I didn’t make that clear.

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