Archive for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Palin supports ban on gay marriage

October 21, 2008

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— Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says she supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a break with John McCain, who has said he believes states should be left to define what marriage is.

In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, the Alaska governor said she had voted in 1998 for a state amendment banning same sex marriage and hoped to see a federal ban on such unions.

McCain, an Arizona senator, is supporting a ballot initiative in his state this year that would ban gay marriage. But he has consistently opposed a federal marriage amendment, saying it would usurp states' authority on such matters.

Comments

Confrontation 6 years, 8 months ago

Perhaps she should support a ban on forcing a teen to get married just because she's knocked up. It seems much more relevant to Palin's life.

BigDog 6 years, 8 months ago

Did you see the piece on Wasilla on The Daily Show last night? Hysterical-but scary to think these people are real. The segment with the current mayor says everything you need to know. And the guy at the bar with the "interesting" tattoo-a fine representative of the values of the "real" America Palin blathers about. Be sure to watch it online if you missed it.------------------------------------------------One would never find unusual people in the great Republic of Lawrence ..... nopeJust those "real Americans" who want to redistribute the wealth

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 8 months ago

I was thinking maybe my pets could get married... and my kids toys... and some of my household appliances... and....

RogueThrill 6 years, 8 months ago

BigDog, I defend to the end to say whatever you want. After you say it you ar oepn to whatever criticism you bring down upon yourself. Freedom of speech does not equate to respect of opinion.

BigDog 6 years, 8 months ago

Too bad the concepts of freedom of speech and freedom of expression are only okay for professors on the KU Campus and not in the real world

Luxor 6 years, 8 months ago

Classic backwater white trash mentality.

bugmenot 6 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, because gay marriage will lead to the downfall of the American family. Wait, one of her kids is knocked up out of wedlock. Hmmmm...

tolawdjk 6 years, 8 months ago

Conservative idiology: States rights, except, you know, when they know better than you.

mom_of_three 6 years, 8 months ago

Other countries have also managed to stay in the forefront of politics and world affairs while allowing gay marriage, and didn't return to the dark ages as some people seem to think will happen.

americandreamrealty 6 years, 8 months ago

you clearly don't understand, bugmenot... it's the gay agenda that caused her daughter's pregnancy

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 8 months ago

Alright... my apologies for that last remark... I'm sure there are many who found it to be insensitive, even offensive...I should have placed an apostrophe after the s in kids'.

jonas_opines 6 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, Andrew, doesn't cut it. Having access, even mandated access, to a alternative viewpoint in no way infringes on a parent's ability to be the primary guidance of their children's moral guidance. What you had there was the desire to constrict the child's education on the part of the parents, to engage in their own specific indocrination (which, if they want to do, they should home-school) and I wonder if you'd have the same thought if they wanted to opt out of math or science class. (Oh wait, now there probably are people who want their children to opt out of science class)

homechanger 6 years, 8 months ago

obamanator/biden are also against gay marriage binden said during debate. Now who will the gay left vote for.

jonas_opines 6 years, 8 months ago

Oh dear God, Kansas778 is turning into Marion! Please, Kansas778, I tell you this because, in the end, I generally respect you as a poster. Don't fall prey to the Marion Lynn (tm) brand of self-referencing!

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