Skip to comments.AFA: Democrats not expected to allow vote on the D.C. recognition of same-sex marriage (Link)
Posted on 06/01/2009 8:29:54 AM PDT by mikelets456
Democrats not expected to allow vote on the D.C. recognition of same-sex marriage Move would make homosexual marriage bill law without members of Congress having to vote The District of Columbia Council has voted 12-1 to recognize homosexual "marriages" from states where homosexual marriage is now legal - Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont and Connecticut.
The bill now goes to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate for their approval. If approved by both, it will then go to the president for his signature. If Congress does not act on the bill by June 6, it automatically becomes law.
It appears that Democrats will not allow a vote on the bill. By doing this, they will keep their members from having to go on record as being for or against recognition of homosexual marriage. All Democratic members of Congress can then go back to their districts and tell their constituents that they would have voted against the bill if they had been allowed to vote.
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If this whole area of “gay rights” and same-sex marriage is supposed to be the big civil rights issue of our time, why aren’t Democrats out there leading the way?
If this is matter of civil rights and human rights, and Democrats are good liberals on such issues, why would they hide behind parliamentary procedure?
Many Democrats (though not southern Democrats) and many Republicans put political capital on the line, and risked re-election to go out on a limb to support civil rights in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
So if this is really a matter of civil rights, and even human rights, why aren’t Democrats out there supporting the gay agenda?
I think they just want to see a future “Roe vs. Wade” type Supreme Court ruling for homosexual marriage, and then they can declare the issue decided, without ever having to deal with the issue.
I know - I know. It’s about gay marriage but I have this strong “self-rule” instinct that makes my knee jerk.
The council voted 12-1 to recognize them from elsewhere - they are the local authority and should be allowed the self-determination/autonomy to make this decision. And pay all the costs associated with it. And bear the brunt of any other problems it creates. And be prepared to .... you see?
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