Monday, April 18, 2005

Putting the Uh-oh in Oregon

Put on a flack jacket and hardhat and head over to the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal. It ran a reader poll about the recent state Supreme Court nullification of over 3,000 same-sex marriages.

Those who think that Massachusetts voters were conflicted about same-sex marriages and civil unions, need to cruise the many pages of response to:
The Oregon Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling nullifying gay marriage. What do you think about it? What should happen now? Should the state Legislature back Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples and outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? Should the Legislature do nothing about it? Should the plaintiffs file another lawsuit to seek gay marriage?
How about:
  • The gay people of the world have all of the same rights as I have. They are just wanting more above the norm. Let them get their mind straight, and get married to one of the opposite sex and their marriage rights will be upheld."
  • Good for the Oregon Supreme Court! It shows real leadership when our courts take a stand against an abnormal behavior that for centuries has been outlawed. Everyone knows that a homosexual relationship is declared as a sin. It seem like people have forgotton what God has declared through writings in the Bible. Anyone for gay marriage has declared that they are on the dark side and will be damned in hell when the time comes (which is a lot sooner than they can imagine).
  • Incrementalism hits a bump in the road. Expect other attacks. The agenda continues . . . . .
  • HOW CAN THE GAY COMMUNITY SAY WE TOOK OUR VOWS BEFORE GOD? THE BIBLE SPEAKS OUT VERY CLEAR AGAINST HOMOSEXUALTY.IF THE GAY FOLKS DON'T LIKE IT MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE.IT IS ABOUT TIME WE TAKE A FIRM STAND!
  • It is a travesty of injustice, but not unexpected. The dying behemoth of homophobic intolerance is making its final marks in the sands of time... but those marks, like any in the sand of a beach, will eventually be washed away. In ten, twenty, thrirty or more years the hysterical and intolerant majority of today will be looked upon as the same kind of closedminded fools that raved against and persecuted interracial marriages, who circled the wagons against the concept of equal rights for women or before that those who fought against women even being allowed to vote.
And there is much, much more.

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