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Illinois same-sex marriage bill given lifesaving deadline extension

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  1. Does someone know what Democrats weren’t going to vote for it… was is just black Democrats?

    1. No, it was the democrats that have morals and decency!

      1. Midnighter 2 Jun 2013, 1:56pm

        You appear to be confusing religiously indoctrinated bigotry for something worthwhile.

  2. This marriage thing with homosexuals is so rediculous! Marriage is an institution set up by God. If you do not believe in God, why worry about marriage? If you do then know you are mocking him. Get over yourselves and quit pretending to be the victim.

    1. Midnighter 2 Jun 2013, 3:10pm

      *mocking Him (it is good style to capitalise the pronoun when referencing your favourite sky fairy.).

      Not it isn’t. Someone has been telling you lies and fairy stories.

      Just to clarify your misunderstanding, it is perfectly possible to mock “God” just fine without needing to marry. No need to look for ulterior motives there.

      If you don’t want to marry a homosexual, I suggest you don’t marry a homosexual.

    2. bobbleobble 2 Jun 2013, 3:10pm

      Er no, marriage is a legal contract set up by the state and hijacked by religious lunatics who are determined to control every aspect of everybody’s lives. Marriage has existed in one form or another long before your god was dreamt up in the desert and, this may shock you, is practiced by people all over the world, some of whom (brace yourself) aren’t even Christians.

    3. Jessica Lovely 2 Jun 2013, 3:14pm

      Thank you for your input, “blly”, but let’s put things into perspective. Marriage is not solely a religious institution, and the word is not owned by ‘God’ or the Christian church. If that were the case, then atheists wouldn’t be able to get married, would they? Furthermore, a number of religious institutions would vehemently disagree with you. This is an equality issue, not a religious issue, but if lgbt people of faith want to get married in a religious setting that welcomes them, then the views of others such as yourself should not preclude their marriage.

      Civil marriage, which is what we’re fighting for mainly, has absolutely nothing to do with ‘God’. Church and stare are, and should remain, separate.

      “Get over yourselves and quite pretending to be the victim”. I think you need to damn well get over your massive ego. I am not going to just sit back and watch my gay friends be treated like second class citizens. They are going nowhere, and neither am I.

  3. David Cary Hart 2 Jun 2013, 9:16pm

    Some folks from Maryland need to visit Illinois and explain how this is done. One month of outreach to the African-American community would solve this problem.

    To the best of my knowledge there were no minorities in campaign leadership – just high priced media advisors and lawyers. It was PROP-8 REDUX!

    The campaign created a mucking fess that is easily repaired. A majority of Illinois citizens are in favor of marriage equality.

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