Gay rights supporters rally at Statehouse

Opponents of a proposed same-sex marriage ban held a rally at the Indiana Statehouse today. Full Story
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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 19, 2007
I agree with the supporters. It makes no sense to amend the constitution with this.

If you don't want to restrict marriage, then that's what LAWS are for. There are LAWS on the books for bigamy, polygamy, underage marriage, etc. The constitution is for our RIGHTS. What we CAN do and what we are entitled to do.

If you want gay marriage to be illegal (literal meaning: not legal, against the LAW), then make it a law, like other restrictions. But, keep it out of the constitution... Murder, rape, and theft aren't in the constitution and we've been fine with that for quite some time...
jane

Peru, IN

#3 Feb 19, 2007
Why don't all you protesters whine about something important. Don't try to pass off that the amended bill might effect unmarried couples as part of your rallying! If you are that unhappy about the inability to marry your gay lover, then move to another country without morals and the conviction to keep the true family sacred. Don't cry about the poor choices you make. Stop begging for the rest of the country to conform to your way life.
Just my 2 cents

Fishers, IN

#4 Feb 19, 2007
If you give unmarried couples of any stripe the same "rights" as married couples then you pretty well diminish whatever benefits one might derive from getting legally married. Hasn't society went downhill enough because of the erosion of the traditional marriage and the resulting impact on the nuclear family? Any sociological studies on this? Beyond the benefits to the people clamoring for this, what about the overall affect on society? And what about the financial affect of all couples whether married or not getting their partners benefits? I'd like to see objective, pragmatic data instead of emotional rhetoric.
Wilson46201

Avon, IN

#5 Feb 19, 2007
I attended - there were over 500 folk calling for basic human rights for all Hoosiers, not for exclusionary amendments to our Constitution or special rights for male/female couples.
Paul

San Francisco, CA

#6 Feb 19, 2007
Ignorant is a good word to describe this amendment and its supporters!
Who is ignorant

Marysville, OH

#7 Feb 19, 2007
Marriage was created as a union between a man and a woman and God. There is nothing hateful or ignorant about that. It is simply the truth.
murrayman

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Feb 19, 2007
Passing the amendment is the right thing to do. Marriage should always be between a man and a woman.
ewww

Terre Haute, IN

#9 Feb 19, 2007
homosexuality is wrong
Pat Wetzel

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Feb 19, 2007
The Bible says: "The Lord created
male and female." The Lord loves
the person not the sin. The male and female God put together to populate
and reproduce. The marriage was intended for male and female not male/male or female/female. Our country was also founded on God's laws and commandments.
Chris

Houston, TX

#11 Feb 19, 2007
Why not ban divorce? That would make "traditional marriage" really strong. I don't understand why the conservatives never attack divorce. It is more of a threat than Adam and Steve!?!?!?
Mike

Fairport, NY

#12 Feb 19, 2007
Check out the ad above for Club Indy for Gay Men. If that doesn't repulse you, then you're not normal. All that is, is a meat market for indiscriminate sex. These people don't want to get married, they just want to have lots of gay sex. No wonder so many people are against gays, it's not right! Maybe that is why we call them queer!
DAWG

Bridgeport, WV

#13 Feb 19, 2007
I hate when people use that old standby for an argument "if you don't like it, start your own country." or "If you don't like it, move to another state."

Mike and Jane - eat dog poop!

You two are typical Hoosiers who think the world revolves around your fat, ignorant butts.

I'm gay and I have values and morals. I don't need your judgment. If you wanna keep the family sacred, why don't you move to another country.
Wilson46201

Avon, IN

#14 Feb 19, 2007
Perhaps divorced Eric Miller could get Britney Spears to the Statehouse for a rally about the sanctity of heterosexual marriage?
truthbeknown

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Feb 19, 2007
Actually, the way the amendment is written, that is exactly what it would do. It would hurt ALL couples who are not married. For example, it eliminates common law marriage by virtue of how it is written. Currently, if a same sex couple has a domestic disturbance and beat each other up, the law prohibits police officers from filing domestic battery. The only charge is plain 'battery.' If this amendment passes, this rule will apply to all unmarried couples. If a boyfriend/girlfriend are living together for 5 years or even have a child together, and they beat each other up, then no longer can prosecutors file the domestic battery. Trust me, I am a prosecutor and we have already been informed of what will happen if this becomes an amendment.
jane wrote:
Why don't all you protesters whine about something important. Don't try to pass off that the amended bill might effect unmarried couples as part of your rallying! If you are that unhappy about the inability to marry your gay lover, then move to another country without morals and the conviction to keep the true family sacred. Don't cry about the poor choices you make. Stop begging for the rest of the country to conform to your way life.
Married and straight

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Feb 19, 2007
I think divorce is more damaging to the family than gay marriage is. My marriage has not been damaged or diminished by any gay person getting recognition of their unions. The bible says more about divorce and adultry being wrong than homosexuality.
Wilson46201

Avon, IN

#18 Feb 19, 2007
At one time the haters told Blacks to go back to Africa - now the haters tell gays and lesbians to move to an island.

Get over it! We are Americans protected by the same U.S. Constitution as every other citizen. If you dont like Blacks or gays, move to Iran or North Korea!
Randy

Plainville, IN

#19 Feb 19, 2007
God has already passed judgement on homosexuality. No rally is going to change that.

Since: Feb 07

Cicero, IN

#20 Feb 19, 2007
All gays and their "rights" should have stayed in the closet. I am tired of hearing "their rights" they don't have any!
William Babb

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Feb 19, 2007
Bring on the State vote. Let the people settle the issue at the polls. This is why we vote.
SC Indy

Brea, CA

#24 Feb 19, 2007
Ignorant! I love it! Just because there are those of us that would like to see this ammendment pass and do not believe in same sex marriages, that makes most of us ignorant? Give me a break!!

Can you imagine the uproar if a comment were printed that claimed that most all people against this amendment and in favor of same sex marriage were ignorant? Oh I forgot, you'd never see that printed in the liberal media.

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