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Indiana Senate approves gay marriage ban bill

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  1. assholes.

    1. Staircase2 30 Mar 2011, 4:07pm

      Of course if every Gay person in Indiana stood up and was counted they’d have a far louder voice in the first place.

      The problem with the Gay Communities ‘acceptance’ by the wider community has ALWAYS been hampered by the spectre of the closet looming large.

      Fear fuels homophobia – its simple

  2. Edwin in Colorado 29 Mar 2011, 10:41pm

    Yes they are a big bunch of assholes.
    Colorado is trying for civil unions at this time also.
    They should of tried when there was more Dem’s than Republican’s like it is now.

  3. Unjustifiable

  4. Paddyswurds 29 Mar 2011, 11:28pm

    Just what is to be expected from Hicksville USA….

  5. Vote with your feet, Indiana same-sex couples! If they dont want you, go to a state that does!

  6. What a moronic country US has been turned into by the religious right, it’s very sad.

  7. Pity they’re not so quick to put a ban on taking taxes from gay people. Equal taxes = equal rights! If people do not have the same rights as others, why should they have to pay (usually more!) taxes thasn others? Why does the glbt movement in the US use this argument?

  8. @Ken Actually because they can’t get married gay people pay HIGHER taxes.

    This will be an intersting test for the governor. He’s portrayed himself as a moderate, but if he signs off on this bill it will ruin that carefully crafted image.

    In the long run this is just foolish. Proposition 8 is going down and DOMA will follow. This is simply grandstanding for political points. Disgraceful.

  9. hmm, banning gay marriage I can understand even if I think it is wrongheaded. But what possible rational reason could be used to justify banning civil unions? Crazy, utterly crazy

    1. Try sheer vindictiveness!

  10. David in Indy 30 Mar 2011, 6:11am

    Appalling news.

    I can’t wait to get out of this homophobic hell hole. Indiana has gone completely down the toilet.

    The only hope we really have is to insure a Democratic majority congress in a couple of years. If this gets put before the “good” people of Indiana, they will most certainly vote it into law. Same sex marriage is already banned by state statute here, but apparently they want added protection from the courts- “activist judges” as people like to refer to them around here. The hate in this state is so thick you can nearly cut it with a knife. Indianapolis isn’t TOO bad, but once you leave the 8 county metro area it’s a whole different ballgame unfortunately. Like I said, I can’t wait to leave.

    1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2011, 9:34am

      @David in Indy Move to Masachussetts. We respect human rights here……..

      1. There are many job opportunities in Houston. Although fighting “for Change” in Indiana could be your Calling.

        Rick~transplanted Hoosier.

  11. Would financial boycotting be of any use?

    1. Staircase2 30 Mar 2011, 3:57pm

      of course it would – it always is

      bigots are always eventually persuaded by the financial argument long before they succumb to the spiritual one

  12. Voting for second-class citizenship. Repeatedly. An utter disgrace in a liberal democracy.

  13. Jock S. Trap 30 Mar 2011, 10:19am

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Why don’t these religious morons stop hi-jacking marriage and using whatever means they can to divide and hate,

    1. Staircase2 30 Mar 2011, 3:58pm

      youre really VERY hung up about religion arent you.
      You bring it into every single comment you make….

  14. This is why I’m glad to be a Brit. Imagine that kind of political system operating here. I shudder to think. We’re not perfect, but I’d rather live in the UK with all its faults than live in the U.S. which seems to be regressing into a theocracy or right wing religious nutters, not much better than islamic extremists and their disgusting sharia law.

  15. Some days I think I’d like to move back to the US – it’s where I was born, and there are parts of it that I dreamed of living in when I was growing up.

    For every step forward one state takes, though, it feels like at least one other state is taking two steps back.

    1. Staircase2 30 Mar 2011, 4:04pm

      I think of these things in terms of adolescence

      The US is still in its adolescent phase – a suddenly grown cultural empire, huge amounts of global wealth and influence and yet like all adolescents essentially emotionally illiterate.

      THrowing its weight around on a regular basis without the emotional and spiritual maturity to wield that power wisely.

      The UK has been thru the same thing too – the only difference is twofold: 1) that the UK’s empire has lasted far longer before destroying itself (sadly for the US such is the way of modern speed re rise and fall) and 2) the UK is TINY by comparison which only serves to make its Empire all the more remarkable (although no less stupid) to start with)

      These things will change when the US people collectively grow up and start to think globally. Too much of America is still stuck in rootin tootin 100 year old small mindedness. and puritanical uptightness. (Uptightity? lol)

  16. They are also going to bring back slavery and put all blacks, Jews, gypsies and gays to work in their cotton fields.

    1. When were Gays, gypsies and Jews ever put to work on the cotton fields in the history of America?

      Ypou talk as if there were no Gay slave owners…

  17. FloridaHank 11 Apr 2011, 12:11am

    Will. your statement is stupid. In the
    USA, blacks, Latinos and Arabs are
    a growing % and have many freedoms
    and benefits — while not perfect, they
    prefer to live in the USA

  18. Keith Farrell 16 Feb 2012, 10:22am

    OK so now we all know that the USA is not the land of freedom or equal rights, so why do we buy any products made there or vist there. I dont want tyo go to a country where my rights as a person wil violated

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