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Friday, October 27, 2006

THE SPECTRE OF GAY MARRIAGE IS BACK

On Wednesday October 25th, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that gay couples are entitled to the same legal rights and financial benefits as heterosexual couples and gave the legislature 180 days to amend or enact laws to achieve this result. Republicans, searching for an issue - any issue - to divert voters' attention away from Iraq and other failures, immediately seized upon gay marriage as that issue. It worked in 2004 so why not now?

Yesterday, in Iowa, the Republican-in-Chief, President Bush, said "Yesterday in New Jersey, we had another activist court issue a ruling that raises doubts about the institution of marriage,” Mr. Bush drew applause when he reiterated his long-held stance that marriage was “a union between a man and a woman,” adding, “I believe it’s a sacred institution that is critical to the health of our society and the well-being of families, and it must be defended.”.

Well, we certainly want to defend traditional marriage against this dire threat. Gay marriage probably also is a threat against the "war.on terror", as well as being responsible for illegal immigration and the rise of Nancy Pelosi. If the Bush administration believed in scientific research, it should appoint a well-respected research group to document how traditional marriage has been severely damaged by the thousands of gay couples who have wed.

1 Comments:

  • Gay couples should be allowed the same rights as any other couple. Bush has no right to be defining 'marriage'.In this recent election he was elected into office because of the values that he portrays if he said different he would be accused of being a hypocrite. Its ironic how people in government consider being gay as a no no. But we have seen recently how some senators in congress have come with the fact that their gay. A persons personal life should not affect how qualified they might be for the job.As we have seen in recent studies about fifty percent of marriages between 'man and woman' end up separating or divorcing.Maybe if we give gay marriage a shot they might be more successful.

    By Blogger angiet, at 1:30 PM  

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