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Thompson backs state bans on same-sex marriage
Palm Beach Post ^ | November 16, 2007 | George Bennett

Posted on 11/16/2007 8:06:00 PM PST by Josh Painter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Cautioning against a federal solution to the controversy over gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Friday applauded a Florida group for "taking care of business at home" by seeking a statewide ban on same-sex marriages.

Thompson, who along with other GOP hopefuls has aggressively courted social conservatives before Florida's Jan. 29 primary, spoke to a Florida Family Policy Council dinner audience of more than 300.

The group is trying to get a referendum on the 2008 Florida ballot defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and forbidding recognition of any other type of union "that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof."

Thompson said the controversy over the definition of marriage is "a totally judicially-made problem" and drew applause when he blasted judges who "make it up as they go along."

In a break with some social conservatives, Thompson does not support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage. But he supports an amendment that would allow states to recognize such marriages only if they are approved by voters or legislatures rather than judges. Thompson's amendment would also specify that no state would have to recognize a same-sex marriage approved in another state.

While not specifically addressing the issue of a federal marriage amendment in his remarks Friday, Thompson told the group that the federal government is a "weak partner" that should not be relied upon.

"The best solution begins at home, and let's keep it that way," Thompson said. "That's why it's so important that people in this room and others that have joined you are doing what you're doing with this marriage amendment here in the state. You're not waiting for somebody else to take care of it. You're taking care of business at home..."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: election; electionpresident; elections; federalism; fredthompson; gop; homosexualagenda; prolife; republicans; samesexmarriage
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The Fred Thompson War Room: Fight Back for Fred!
1 posted on 11/16/2007 8:06:01 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

Fred is for state’s rights when it comes to abortion, too, meaning abortionists will make a bee line for the states that offer abortion on demand. A nightmare! Fred is opposed to a Human Life Amendment.

I heard Fred on TV saying he’s against prosecuting women/girls who have abortions. Who isn’t?! It has always been our desire to prosecute abortionists. Always! I think Fred is out of touch.


2 posted on 11/16/2007 8:11:17 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Another Romulin..........Lord spare us the flip flopper!


3 posted on 11/16/2007 8:13:19 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Josh Painter

BTTT


4 posted on 11/16/2007 8:13:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You really should not make fun of Romney when your guy was behind McCain-Feingold and is against a Human Life Amendment. I like Mitt!


5 posted on 11/16/2007 8:17:23 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

I grew up in Mass. I know the game far better than you do, and nobody ever came out of there in my 53 years who was worth a damn!


6 posted on 11/16/2007 8:21:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
There there Saundra, I know the hurt stays for awhile, but all will be ok. It's not really Mitt's fault, he tried to be a conservative and look Pro Life...

Of course he still has Jim Bopp, I have not seen him roll out from under the bus...

Yet...

7 posted on 11/16/2007 8:24:58 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“and nobody ever came out of there in my 53 years who was worth a damn!”

Whoa, FReeper pal, I’m sure you are worth something. You’re a FReeper, ain’t ya?


8 posted on 11/16/2007 8:25:28 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: Josh Painter
You hire people who are lawyers or lobbyists to shade the truth for the person paying them.

You do not elect them because they will shade the truth for who pays them or shade the truth for themselves!

9 posted on 11/16/2007 8:26:03 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: ejonesie22

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VJnYFU4v9a4


10 posted on 11/16/2007 8:27:54 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: Josh Painter

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VJnYFU4v9a4


11 posted on 11/16/2007 8:28:12 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: Josh Painter
well....FDT, Is stickin' by his guns/words (despite his detractors' charges).....the (10th Adm.) New Federalism, I like it....just b/c the feds; could do it...doesn't mean they should...
12 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Massachusetts is a perfect example of what happens when liberals make all the rules. They cram preposterous liberal ideas down the gullets of all Americans. Mitt Romney was elected by liberals because that is what he is. He is a RINO. Do you know what that means? Republican in Name Only! Mitt is a perfect definition of a RINO, and exactly why Republicans will eventually reject him. Maybe that’s what you are too so you just don’t recognize it?


13 posted on 11/16/2007 8:29:35 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

The day after I graduated from Boston College, I left there, never to return.


14 posted on 11/16/2007 8:31:55 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

I wasn’t born there. My parents moved us to Newton Mass. when I was 12 I am not a native, and if I were, I would deny it. It is a perverse left wing hellhole, worse than San Francisco.


15 posted on 11/16/2007 8:34:22 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy; All

Oh Saundra...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/25/AR2007052501971.html

You must be getting wet and cold in that glass house...

Put down the rocks while you still have a little shelter...


16 posted on 11/16/2007 8:35:45 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

You may want to not use that...

“She” says she was happy with his run but then when he got in he went “anti gay” on “her”

Which tells me he did not have the guts to run as he would later govern...

We call that pandering...


17 posted on 11/16/2007 8:41:37 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Josh Painter
The flipside is also true: Thompson backs state-approved same sex marriage.

Fred is a fence straddler. He wants to be president, but doesn't want to take a leadership role on this important subject.

18 posted on 11/16/2007 8:44:37 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: JCEccles
Yeah, that damned Federalism. Sucks having that kind of thing in a Federal Republic.

If the Founding Fathers had just created that conservative benevolent dictatorship...

BTW how many votes do we have on a national marriage amendment...

20 posted on 11/16/2007 8:56:32 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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