Same-sex marriage ban faces pivotal year

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Back to the drawing board -- or on to the voters. What it says "Marriage in Indiana consists of only the union of one man and one woman.

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Grrr

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#113
Dec 31, 2007
 
Horrible reporting by the Star again on this issue. The article fails to mention, as the Star almost always does, that Indiana's statute banning same-sex marriage has ALREADY withstood a court challenge in the Indiana Court of Appeals. That ruling is binding precedent, and if you think the Indiana Supreme Court would rule differently, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn you can buy. What some trial court did in Iowa is completely irrelevant to Indiana. This push for a constitutional amendment is fear-mongering, plain and simple, and a distraction from more serious issues the legislature needs to be addressing.
all marriage is bogus

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#114
Dec 31, 2007
 
LEAVE it in the BEDROOM wrote:
Please leave your sexual orientation at your front door. I leave mine there. My husband and I aren't out struting in parades half naked or are we deep throating each other for the world to see.
I DO NOT support gay marriage. I do not believe it is natural, I do believe, and after working around several gay people, this in the conclusion I have come up with. That most choose this life style as a means to get attention and for shock value to attract even more attention. They need to be in the limelight and any limelight, good or bad the recieve then all the better. I DO NOT believe people were born this way. I leave my sexual orientation at my front door and I wish you would do the same! Quit thrusting it in my face.
I will SUPPORT any legislation at the local, state and federal level that bans this unnatural and crude lifestyle. I have been compiling a list of companies that support and allow for insurance coverage or are pushing for legislation for this lifestyle and we don't support them with our hard earned monies, I take my business elsewhere and for those of you who don't support this lifestyle, I would suggest you do the same, money speaks a whole lot louder than words!
And, YES I do go to church, I vote REPUBLICAN, I am married and I support the military!
If you truly checked you sexuality at the door, you wouldn't vote for legislation that governs the private lives of total strangers. Hypocritical much?
Beth

Indianapolis, IN

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#115
Dec 31, 2007
 
This should go on to voters let the people decide this is a democracy
Why Bother

Peoria, IL

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#116
Dec 31, 2007
 
Unfortunately, some of these people are thinking with their Bibles and not with their heads. To live by a quote that has no historical foundation or consistency is sad. I don't know if most people realize that there are more versions of the Bible than there are words within the Bible (a fact). And if we are looking to it, then why do we no longer have slavery ? Someday, people will look back at this situation in similar disgust. Religion has cost us more pain and lives than any other issue. I'm not saying that God doesn't exist, but He's allowed us to manipulate his so called "word" for our own usefulness.
David

Bloomington, IN

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#117
Dec 31, 2007
 
I realize some of you feel very strongly about this, but to encode something like a gay marriage ban in a state constitution -- Indiana's most vaunted and revered document -- is to debase it. Thoroughly.

Many things do NOT belong in a constitution. This is one of them.
jayt

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#118
Dec 31, 2007
 
Seems to me that this should be settled between Old-testament-Vindictive God and New-Testament-Loving God. Those two really need to get together and figure out just what The True Message is, because it seems to me that The Big Guy is a bit schizophrenic.

Oh, and I hereby propose that there be a constitutional amendment calling for the public stoning of the Indianapolis Colts. I mean, come on, these guys are blatant sinners - touching the skin of a dead pig *and* working on the Sabbath? Heresy, I tell ya. And rumor has it that one or two of them actually charged an unfair price for the daughters that they sold into slavery. I've had it with these guys representing our state.

Commence the stoning of the Indianapolis Colts!! But not until after the Super Bowl, ok?
A Mom

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#119
Dec 31, 2007
 
Our country was founded on religious beliefs. Most of us live here because of that. Our ancestors have lived here for years. They fought to keep these religious beliefs.
Now we have people who are saying religion is for the birds,( God rest your soul.)
Have you noticed how many gay couples have adopted children and then seperate? What are those poor confused children supposed to do. Mommy is gone, but Mom is still there. How do they adjust.
The Adults can live and do whatever they want, but I don't want to hear about it. I am sure even God turns his head. Is there a place for homosexuality? You bet! And it is not in this world.
Rainbow Mom

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#120
Dec 31, 2007
 
LEAVE it in the BEDROOM wrote:
Please leave your sexual orientation at your front door. I leave mine there. My husband and I aren't out struting in parades half naked or are we deep throating each other for the world to see.
I DO NOT support gay marriage. I do not believe it is natural, I do believe, and after working around several gay people, this in the conclusion I have come up with. That most choose this life style as a means to get attention and for shock value to attract even more attention. They need to be in the limelight and any limelight, good or bad the recieve then all the better. I DO NOT believe people were born this way. I leave my sexual orientation at my front door and I wish you would do the same! Quit thrusting it in my face.
I will SUPPORT any legislation at the local, state and federal level that bans this unnatural and crude lifestyle. I have been compiling a list of companies that support and allow for insurance coverage or are pushing for legislation for this lifestyle and we don't support them with our hard earned monies, I take my business elsewhere and for those of you who don't support this lifestyle, I would suggest you do the same, money speaks a whole lot louder than words!
And, YES I do go to church, I vote REPUBLICAN, I am married and I support the military!
Funny thing is though - Homosexuals have so much more disposable income than you will ever know. Do you really think your little boycott will hurt anything? You are right money speaks volumes and if all the homosexuals did the same and only spent their money in "gay friendly" businesses a lot of places would suffer greatly. Fortunately for you close minded bigots we are not as narrow minded nor hate driven like you are. I'm so glad I will not see your family at Disney nor any of the other attractions nor places that I will have my family. I teach love, respect, tolerance (yes, even for bigots like you) for unlike your family my family will respect everyone no matter who they love, who they worship or how ignorant they are. I am sorry for you that you cannot say the same for yours. I appreciate the fact that you will stay in your little hole in the world for the rest of us will celebrate one day and you can continue hiding in fear and hate. My family will pray for you and your family.

Since: Jul 07

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#121
Dec 31, 2007
 
Don't religious people and our government have better things to do than stick their noses in peoples sex lives and bedrooms?? Seeing as so many of them keep getting caught with their pants down around their ankles and tap dancing under airport bathroom stalls, maybe they really need to do what we hired them to....fix the sorry state of our country. You religious nuts now know why we don't want any more of your types running the government. You already screwed things up! Whatever happened to mind your own business? Same sex marriage does not hurt you in one little bit. Frankly I find your pious bible thumping, holier than thou attitude much more irritating!
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#122
Dec 31, 2007
 
Beth wrote:
This should go on to voters let the people decide this is a democracy
We are NOT a democracy. We are a representive republic. We do not let the will of the majority become law. If we did, blacks would still not be able to vote, inter-racial marriage would still be illegal, seperate but equal would still be law. Tell me, what personal rights of yours would you like to put up for a vote?
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#123
Dec 31, 2007
 
A Mom wrote:
Our country was founded on religious beliefs. Most of us live here because of that. Our ancestors have lived here for years. They fought to keep these religious beliefs.
Now we have people who are saying religion is for the birds,( God rest your soul.)
Have you noticed how many gay couples have adopted children and then seperate? What are those poor confused children supposed to do. Mommy is gone, but Mom is still there. How do they adjust.
The Adults can live and do whatever they want, but I don't want to hear about it. I am sure even God turns his head. Is there a place for homosexuality? You bet! And it is not in this world.
I somehow doubt the rate of that happening is no higher than the right of straight people who adopt and then seperate. If there is a significantly higher rate in the gay community of this, please let us know and I will retract this statement.
Dennis_Daviess Co

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#124
Dec 31, 2007
 
Bleached White wrote:
Its a shame all the issues of this state don't go to the public for a vote. The politicians have proven that they are incompetent to make decisions.
What you just said there is the best post that I have ever read in this talk back section. Our politicians couldn't find their hind side with both hands and a set of directions to get them there.
AMEN BROTHER you said the complete truth. I don't see why we are bring this back up for anyway. The money that our local governments are stealing from us is more important than wasting time with this. These idiots just need to get over themselves and move on to something more important. "LIKE PROPERTY TAXES FOR STARTERS." Enough already.
Reading the story

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#125
Dec 31, 2007
 
Grrr wrote:
Horrible reporting by the Star again on this issue. The article fails to mention, as the Star almost always does, that Indiana's statute banning same-sex marriage has ALREADY withstood a court challenge in the Indiana Court of Appeals. That ruling is binding precedent, and if you think the Indiana Supreme Court would rule differently, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn you can buy. What some trial court did in Iowa is completely irrelevant to Indiana. This push for a constitutional amendment is fear-mongering, plain and simple, and a distraction from more serious issues the legislature needs to be addressing.
Here's what the article says:

"Indiana has a state law that bans same-sex marriages. But supporters say an amendment is necessary to prevent judges from overturning the law and allowing gay marriages."

I don't know why these people can't just listen to you, an anonymous person on a website, and quite their worrying. Maybe they just want to be sure.
SURPRISESURPRISE SURPRISE

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#126
Dec 31, 2007
 
And you thought the next session was going to be all about fixing your property taxes, right?

You believed them when they said that they wouldn't have time to work on government reform because they'd be too busy with property taxes, right?

You thought Eric Miller and "Advance" America really CARES about your financial troubles, right?

SUCKERS!

I knew this was going to happen. Just more of the same time-wasting crap. I'll bet you your property tax bill they'll spend at least as much time on PRAYER too.
umm

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#128
Dec 31, 2007
 
can anyone tell me what this guy is talking about? where in the article did it say anything about lilly or nazi's?
Goodbye LILLY wrote:
Do you think big business like Eli Lilly can hire good people into a Nazi state like Indiana? Most people with a brain aren't homophobic - how will any good business stay in Indiana?
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#129
Dec 31, 2007
 
I've never seen the definition of marriage as two males or two females.
Please for the sake of society and God do not allow such rubbish to become law.
Reds Fan

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#130
Dec 31, 2007
 
rainbow wrote:
If I want to marry my girlfriend, I should be able to. What I do in my own life has no effect on anyone else. Why shouldn't my girlfriend and I have the same benefits as straight married couples? We're making a life together, a life full of love and happiness.
If I wanna marry two other people is that ok to?? What I do in my own life has no effect on anyone else. Why shouldnt all three of us have the same benefits as straight married couples?
Dubyah

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#131
Dec 31, 2007
 
T-Mag wrote:
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Get a living will and will made. You can do it with a piece of software that costs about $50 bucks.
But you see, a married couple doesn't have to do that. The spouse is automatically "next of kin" in the eyes of the law. That is all gay couples want; to be recognized as the next of kin under all circumstances.
trosmok

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#133
Dec 31, 2007
 
"...the people of Indiana need the opportunity to vote to protect marrriage.." ~ Eric Miller

In order to truly preserve the sanctity of wedlock, I propose we ban divorce by constitutional amendment, and impose the death penalty on those who vote against it. Makes as much sense as the gay marriage non-issue. Seems homophobia is contageous in this jerkwater town.
indy

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#134
Dec 31, 2007
 
Reverend Hypocrite wrote:
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Good idea. And after this amendment, the legislatures can vote on one supporting the Leviticus verse that states all women on their periods must live outside the city during the duration of their cycle. Or the one about selling a disobedient daughter into slavery. Let's have them do that stuff instead of fixing property taxes. i presume you are too young (and stupid) to know that back in the 60's there was a law against inter-racial marriages. Ministers and lawmakers call such unions "abominations." Sound familiar? Same old hatemongering. Move to Iran -the leader there said they "have no homosexuals" in the whole country. You'd fit right in with them. Meanwhile maybe our legislatures will fix the property tax mess and other tasks for which we elected them.
Very Nice.

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