Skip to comments.US Sen. Hagan of NC Backs Same-Sex Marriage Rights
Posted on 03/27/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday she backs marriage rights for same-sex couples, joining a growing number of Democratic Party politicians ahead of her re-election race next year.
Hagan announced her position as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.
"Marriage equality is a complex issue with strong feelings on both sides, and I have a great deal of respect for varying opinions on the issue," Hagan said on her official Facebook account. "After much thought and prayer, I have come to my own personal conclusion that we shouldn't tell people who they can love or who they can marry."
Hagan last year opposed a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, saying it could make it more difficult for companies to recruit talent. President Barack Obama announced his support for the unions the day after 61 percent of North Carolina voters backed the gay-marriage amendment last May.
The amendment reflected North Carolina's urban-rural divide on social issues. The question passed in 92 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while the counties surrounding Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham and Charlotte among those where the question was defeated.
Hagan became the 47th U.S. senator to throw her support behind gay marriage. Forty-three other Democrats, two independents who caucus with Democrats and one Republican, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, had previously announced their support.....
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Does he want to be re-elected?
In other news, the North Carolina GOP now needs only to nominate an electable candidate and pervert-enabling Kay Hagen is moldy toast!
“Marriage equity”, is such a bogus term.
There is no such thing as ‘marriage equity’, if there were I could marry my brother, or more than one man, or my husband could marry more than one woman, I could marry my first cousin or my dad, or my grandson, or people who are classified as moron or idiot are not permitted to marry..........
I would love to see people who claim Christian also protest the governments definition of divorce, the government has defined that, and it has not worked out well.
NC had a referendum in 2012. They said not just "no.", but "Hell, No!" to gay marriage. Vote margin was about 2-1, if memory serves.
Would be nice to see TWO Republican Senators in from NC starting next year. Assuming that the Republicans a) Call her out on it and b) Don't support Gay Marriage, themselves.
The Evangelicals should be UP IN ARMS!! And the CATHOLICS....and RELIGIOUS JEWS!!
“After much thought and prayer....”
Hmmm. Who did she pray to for advice on the subject of same-sex marriage?
There’s a 97% chance that Lindseed is gayer than a Maypole, though further in the closet than your Hotwheels.
I am actually starting to wonder about this in a larger context. US senators used to be appointed by the states, but the “progressives” said that was undemocratic, so they should be directly elected. And they forced through the 17th Amendment.
And it severely fouled up the balance of federalism in the US, making the central government far more powerful, at the expense of the states and the people.
I say this, because it impresses me that a lot of Democrats in power, as well as a few Republicans, are trying to hint that the Supreme Court should not be making this a *legal* decision, but to change the law with a *popular* decision.
Importantly, federal judges, including the SCOTUS, are all appointed by the president, and confirmed by the senate.
But what if the Democrats want to make *them* all elective offices as well?
It would effectively destroy the constitution. Judicial precedent would go out the window. People like Rahm Emanuel, who knows only corrupt power, would be elected federal judges.
It would be a “progressive” paradise.
“Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.”
— Lucifer, in Paradise Lost. Also the motto of the Democrat party.
“Will Lindseed be next? “
He will be next at the altar.
Why is it that so many pray, reflect, plumb the depths of their souls and all that, and the result is that someone decides they are in favor of homosexual marriage?
Why doesn’t anyone pray, reflect,etc. And come to the conclusion that we should not allow homosexual marriage? Why does it only go in one direction?
When you consider that the Defense of Marriage Act passed with well over 80% support in Congress, including most Democrats at the time, it makes you wonder when homosexual marriage became a liberal cause celebre. Clearly it was not always a liberal cause.
That may get her a few votes out of the ‘Research Triangle’, and a few other liberal areas, but in the rest of the state, her ass will get fried over this.
Then again though, 0bama carried the state once, and just barely lost re-election, so its obviously changing(for the worse)....
Thanks for the Senate seat Kay!
God help me. It's this straw man again.
NOBODY is telling anybody anything of the kind.
How can a pandering politician claim to have 'clarity' on an issue when they obviously don't understand it in the first place?
And if the court messes this one up they will increase that problem.
The gays think it's all about their snuggle buddy but they don't realize darker forces are using them as pawns in a power game.
It passed by 61%. CA passed prop. 22 in 2000 by 61%. NC tied the vote of CA 12 years before. All the states around NC passed theirs in the mid-high 70% ranges mostly around 6+ years ago, exept VA which passed it by 57%.
>Why is it that so many pray, reflect, plumb the depths of their souls and all that, and the result is that someone decides they are in favor of homosexual marriage?<
They’re praying to the god of their choice.
To whom was she praying? The US government?
It is sad to see so many who have been led astray. I have been unfriending on Facebook anyone promoting homosexual marriage among my friend list. So called Christians need to just change the names of their churches to social clubs because they do not seem to be learning much about the Creator of the universe and His tolerance for embracing sin.
These people will never have Holy Matrimony. Instead it is Man’s Matrimony.