The conservative bloggers best friend and gay marriage
Did you hear where Howard Dean went on the 700 Club and told Pat Robertson that the Democratic Platform opposed gay marriage? Well that angered members of the Gay lobby including the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and they withdrew a $5000 pledge to the DNC. That led the DNC to come out with a "clarification" of what Mr. Dean said. They re-iterated the platform which reads as follows:
"We support full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and seek equal responsibilities, benefits and protection for these families. In our country, marriage has been defined at the state level for 200 years, and we believe it should continue to be defined there. We repudiate President Bush’s divisive effort to politicize the Constitution by pursuing a ‘Federal Marriage Amendment.’”
Hot on the heels of Howard's latest case of foot in mouth disease, comes our favorite RINO from Arizona.
"On Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain announced: "I will vote against it because I believe very strongly, first of all, in the sanctity of union between man and woman, but I also believe that the states should make these decisions."
Now technically the senior Senator from Arizona is correct, it IS a states rights issue. Then again so was abortion, but the judiciary took that right away from the states 30 years ago.
"From Oregon to Louisiana, wherever the American people have had a chance to vote, strong majorities have voted to keep marriage as a union of husband and wife. It is the courts that are redefining common sense as bigotry and hate-mongering. Judges in one state have already imposed gay marriage (Massachusetts). Judges in two states (Nebraska and Georgia) have already struck down state marriage amendments. Courts in eight states will soon rule on gay marriage as a civil right."
That is one reason why it is so imperative to get a Marriage Amendment on the ballot in Minnesota. A handful of DFL Senators, including Majority Leader Dean Johnson have bottled up the Marriage Amendment in the Senate for long enough. It is time to send home the DFL's in the Senate who refuse to let the people vote on important issues like marriage! Senator Bachman will not be around to push her bill through the Senate (hopefully she will be in DC representing the 6th CD) next year, so lets replace her with a bunch of Senators that are not afraid to hear the voices of the people!