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Bush's Demand for Discriminatory Amendment "Despicable New Low," - National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
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Posted on 02/24/2004 11:01:27 AM PST by chance33_98

Bush's Demand for Discriminatory Amendment "Despicable New Low," says National Gay And Lesbian Task Force

2/24/04 1:42:00 PM

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To: National Desk

Contact: Sheri A. Lunn of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 323-857-8751 or 202-641-5592

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a response by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Matt Foreman:

"Today the President of the United States, solely for political gain, called upon Congress to amend the United States Constitution to enshrine our second-class citizenship in the nation's most revered document. This is a despicable new low.

"This is nothing more than a transparent election year ploy to use our lives and families to drive a wedge into the electorate and divert attention away from the critical issues that face our country.

"In the face of this, the president's exhortation that this debate be conducted 'without bitterness or anger' is an insult to our families, our dignity and to our contributions as citizens to the life of this nation. We consider today's announcement a declaration of war on gay America.

"Marriage equality for same-sex couples harms no one. As the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has said, 'the history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal.' Yet, the President calls for just that: separate and forever unequal rights for gay Americans.

"Over the past 200 years our nation has resolved and reached consensus on social justice issues through a process involving its courts, national discourse, and legislation. The freedom to marry for same sex couples should be resolved the same way. Bowing to the religious and political zealots who comprise his base, however, the President now seeks to subvert these democratic processes and shut down the national dialogue about same-sex marriage.

"We call upon members of Congress as well as candidates seeking the Democratic party's nomination for president to strongly oppose amending the United States Constitution and to call the President's support for the amendment for what it is: anti-gay, partisan, divisive and distinctly un-American. We call upon all Americans, our families and friends to rally and defeat this attack."

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Matt Foreman is available for interviews by calling Task Force Director of Communications Sheri A. Lunn at either 323-857-8751 or 202-641-5592, or press secretary Roberta Sklar at 212-604-9830 ext. 4014.

Information on the struggle for marriage equality can be found in the Task Force Marriage Information Resource Center at http://www.TheTaskForce.org/marriagecenter. ------

Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is the oldest national organization working to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at the local, state and national level. The Task Force trains activists and leaders and organizes broad- based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. The Task Force Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, researches and reports on critical policy issues. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, the Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. For more information on the Task Force, log on to http://www.TheTaskForce.org


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1 posted on 02/24/2004 11:01:30 AM PST by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
No, they have chosen to subvert the democratic process. They started this and now whine like stuck pigs.
2 posted on 02/24/2004 11:03:25 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: chance33_98
What's despicable is the radical gay agenda that is all about recruitment and the lowering of the age of consent for our youth.

Read some of these links, compiled by another freeper in the most accessible sort of categories I've ever seen, and pay particular attention to the section titled Pedophilia.

Even USA Today had an article about how pedophilia will be the next taboo to fall. Not if I have anything to say about it!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts
3 posted on 02/24/2004 11:03:42 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: chance33_98
Clearly "how we phrase the debate" is unimportant to the LGBT.
4 posted on 02/24/2004 11:04:42 AM PST by King Black Robe (With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
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To: chance33_98
It boggels my mind how the liberal lefties can actually be so dumb as to believe this complete garbage. Its soooo transparent! They should be feared, but also pitied.
5 posted on 02/24/2004 11:06:53 AM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: chance33_98
I want to point out that We consider today's announcement a declaration of war on gay America. is exactly the same thing so-called conservative Andrew Sullivan said. He has never been one of us. He is a one issue guy -- the same issue that will eventually take his own life.
6 posted on 02/24/2004 11:07:13 AM PST by King Black Robe (With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
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To: chance33_98
Man/woman/child/family = bad.

Eating feces/ men having sex with each others butts/ indoctrinating other peoples children into the fetish/ lawlessness/disease = good.

(The homophobes and mental institutions were right. They are a danger to society. They never should have been released in 73)

7 posted on 02/24/2004 11:07:50 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: chance33_98; Republican Wildcat; BlueOneGolf; CourtneyLeigh; William Creel
PING...Already, an U of Louisville professor, is whining about GWB's call for the Amendment....On AM-840 WHAS Radio.
8 posted on 02/24/2004 11:10:09 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: chance33_98
For millennia, "marriage" has been defined as the union of a man and a woman. If the gays don't like the term "civil union" they should be creative and make up a new word.

When I was about three years old, I insisted green should be called "red."

Now that I'm grown up, I realize that all the reference books call green "green."

If the word "marriage" is redefined, I also want all the reference books changed to agree with my view of color. [/sarcasm]

9 posted on 02/24/2004 11:13:20 AM PST by syriacus (Kerry's on the record saying he chose a swift boat assignment because they saw less action.)
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To: chance33_98
The militant homosexuals brought up the issue of marriage DURING an election year, confident it would become front-page news, they staged the San Francisco brouhaha for their own benefit and publicity, and NOW, they claim that President Bush is "using" them for political purposes?

That's laughable. And it sounds like their getting nervous over the backlash.
10 posted on 02/24/2004 11:14:37 AM PST by Judith Anne (Is life a paradox? Well, yes and no...)
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To: chance33_98
The militant homosexuals brought up the issue of marriage DURING an election year, confident it would become front-page news, they staged the San Francisco brouhaha for their own benefit and publicity, and NOW, they claim that President Bush is "using" them for political purposes?

That's laughable. And it sounds like they're getting nervous over the backlash.
11 posted on 02/24/2004 11:15:00 AM PST by Judith Anne (Is life a paradox? Well, yes and no...)
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To: chance33_98
I dont happen to think banning marriage for gays is discrimination.

I take my lead from the liberal wackos on this: Discrimination is in the Eye of the Beholder!

I find that gays wanting to interfere with decency by making a degenerate act mainstream to be VERY OFFENSIVE and if there is discrimination, it is againts Christians.
12 posted on 02/24/2004 11:19:10 AM PST by Iron Matron (Civil Disobediance? It's not just for liberals anymore! FIGHT FOR FREEDOM!)
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To: Judith Anne
The militant homosexuals brought up the issue of marriage DURING an election year, confident it would become front-page news, they staged the San Francisco brouhaha for their own benefit and publicity, and NOW, they claim that President Bush is "using" them for political purposes?

That's laughable. And it sounds like they're getting nervous over the backlash


TRUE! Just like John F'ing Kerry having his minions "bring up" AWOL charges againts GWB, then acting all puffed-up when it backfires.

Democrat, Liberal Socialists are out to destroy our country. They will not succeed.
13 posted on 02/24/2004 11:21:55 AM PST by Iron Matron (Civil Disobediance? It's not just for liberals anymore! FIGHT FOR FREEDOM!)
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To: chance33_98
It couldn't be more despicable than buggery.
14 posted on 02/24/2004 11:22:51 AM PST by Agnes Heep
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To: chance33_98
We consider today's announcement a declaration of war on gay America.

Hey, I'm all for that! What about the war they started, shoving this crap down our throats and our kids throats at school.

15 posted on 02/24/2004 11:24:00 AM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: chance33_98
Despicable new lows?

The mind reels at such a comment from something regressing to an animal state....

16 posted on 02/24/2004 11:24:22 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. )
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To: concerned about politics
Ok, it was really to early to read that! ewwww
17 posted on 02/24/2004 11:27:34 AM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: chance33_98
This is a despicable new low.

No, this is:

God have mercy.

18 posted on 02/24/2004 11:34:24 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: chance33_98
"Marriage equality for same-sex couples harms no one."

Welcome to Unisex States of America, where everyone is legally stripped of their gender. Are we actually ahead of Europe in this? Let's not be too unilateral, folks.

If the courts rule that gender has no role in marriages, they can rule that gender has no role in anything.

Shall we eliminate the gender of the driver from a driver's license? After all displaying one's gender there discriminates between a man and a woman.

Supporters of the ERA amendment must be very happy to know that their agenda is on the front burner again....If marriage applies to all, with no acknowlegement of gender, it will mean that the courts can rule that the elimination of any acknowledgement of differences between the sexes is okay.

19 posted on 02/24/2004 11:35:06 AM PST by syriacus (Courts get rid of gender in marriage = Courts get rid of legal consideration of gender = ERA)
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To: chance33_98
They are NOT second class citizens.They have chosen an aberrant and dangerous lifestyle.And they are WRONG.Wrong.
WRONG to demand the diseased third branch of our government
and the elected politicians legitimize their fraudulant
imitation of life.But as citizens they are equal.But as
for their behavior/lifestyle I cannot embrace it as "OK"
20 posted on 02/24/2004 11:36:42 AM PST by StonyBurk
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