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San Diego Mayor Says Gay Marriage Views Changed
The Washington Post ^ | 1/19/10 | Lisa Leff

Posted on 01/19/2010 1:03:58 PM PST by steve-b

The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his daughters was a lesbian.

Mayor Jerry Sanders took the witness stand on behalf of two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8...

"I had been prejudiced," he said. "I was saying one group of people did not deserve the same respect, did not deserve the same symbolism of marriage, and I was saying their marriages were less important than those of heterosexuals."...

Sanders, a Republican, now believes it's in the interest of government to support same-sex marriage. A former police chief, he cited examples of hate crimes against gays and of police officers being afraid to acknowledge they are gay....

Throughout the trial backers of the ban have tried to show the ballot measure was not motivated by deep-seated bias toward gays. Such "animus" would make it more difficult for the measure to pass constitutional muster.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: analsex; antibible; antibiblicalmarriage; civilrights; equality; fauxmarriage; hatredofchristians; homonazi; homonaziagenda; homonazis; homonazism; homosexualagenda; jerrysanders; mayor; nambla; polygamy; rino; sandiego; sodomy

1 posted on 01/19/2010 1:04:00 PM PST by steve-b
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To: steve-b

> The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views
> on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his
> daughters was a lesbian.

This guy HAS to be a “Liberal”.

No prinicples, no backbone.

According to his logic, the next time I catch one of my children lying or stealing, I’ll have to change my views on lying and stealing.

Pathetic.


2 posted on 01/19/2010 1:07:01 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

He’s a Republican.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 1:08:06 PM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: Westbrook

Sanders is a McCainite Rino.


4 posted on 01/19/2010 1:08:44 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: steve-b

It takes great strength to tell your son or daughter that their behavior is not acceptable. But you must do it. They need you to fight for them. In many cases the desires are unwanted and can be changed.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 1:11:37 PM PST by montag813
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To: steve-b

> He’s a Republican.

He’s STILL a “LIberal”.

Because, just like a Liberal, his “principles” are determined situationally.

In the tax-funded, union-run, government indoctrination day camps, aka “public” schools, they have whole curricula based on “Situational Ethics”.

Wrong is wrong is WRONG!

It doesn’t MATTER if it’s one of your OWN that’s wrong, it’s STILL WRONG!!!!!


6 posted on 01/19/2010 1:12:09 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: steve-b

I don’t get how this is a trial about the legality of a state constitutional amendment, everyone is talking about their opinion and all that.


7 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: steve-b
Republican or not, this guy's perspective is typically liberal - we all need to live in a world thats convenient for him.
8 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: steve-b

Republican doesn’t mean not liberal.

The man is a fool.


9 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: steve-b

If his child was a child molester, would he advocated for pedophilliacs?


10 posted on 01/19/2010 1:14:04 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: steve-b

The gay community is very prejudiced against NAMBLA and does not feel marriage should be between a man and his pet or other animal.


11 posted on 01/19/2010 1:14:08 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: steve-b

If the Mayor found out his son was having sex with a pet rabbit, he’d want to legalize that too. How about if his daughter decided to be married to 4 other girls and a 3-year old? Hey lets legalize that.

morons.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 1:15:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: steve-b

This is why a lot of churchmembers become liberal. They go to church, and presumably understand the Bible’s views on sexual immorality until it’s one of their kids. Then they foolishly want to “change the rules” so their son or daughter does not feel bad about themselves.


13 posted on 01/19/2010 1:15:40 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: steve-b

Must have been no spiritual basis to his opposition to gay marriage. That’s where the discipline to say ‘No, this is wrong.’ comes from.


14 posted on 01/19/2010 1:15:40 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: steve-b

That’s not logic...it’s either emotion, or cowardice.


15 posted on 01/19/2010 1:16:26 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Westbrook
It doesn’t MATTER if it's one of your OWN that's wrong

I apply that principle on Sarah Palin threads, and am greeted by deafening cries of "TROLL!"....

16 posted on 01/19/2010 1:21:16 PM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: steve-b

One would think that if his daughter is afflicted with this condition, he would be even more interested in making it clear that she needs help with her disordered tendencies. And that begins with acknowledging that they are disordered.

That would show his wisdom and his loving concern for her.

And we all need objective standards, and loving encouragment, in order to live the right way. Don’t we?


17 posted on 01/19/2010 1:22:42 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sorry: Tag-line presently at the dry cleaners. Please find suitable bumper-sticker instead.)
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To: GeronL
Well, they lost at the ballot box, so they are pursuing a strategy introduced by our good friends Anthony Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor in Romer v. Evans.

They seek to show that Proposition 8, like Colorado's Amendment 2, singles out a group of people for discrimination.

Justice Scalia tore the majority a new one in his dissent:

The Court has mistaken a Kulturkampf for a fit of spite. The constitutional amendment before us here is not the manifestation of a "`bare . . . desire to harm'" homosexuals, ante, at 13, but is rather a modest attempt by seemingly tolerant Coloradans to preserve traditional sexual mores against the efforts of a politically powerful minority to revise those mores through use of the laws. That objective, and the means chosen to achieve it, are not only unimpeachable under any constitutional doctrine hitherto pronounced (hence the opinion's heavy reliance upon principles of righteousness rather than judicial holdings); they have been specifically approved by the Congress of the United States and by this Court.

In holding that homosexuality cannot be singled out for disfavorable treatment, the Court contradicts a decision, unchallenged here, pronounced only 10 years ago, see Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), and places the prestige of this institution behind the proposition that opposition to homosexuality is as reprehensible as racial or religious bias. Whether it is or not is precisely the cultural debate that gave rise to the Colorado constitutional amendment (and to the preferential laws against which the amendment was directed). Since the Constitution of the United States says nothing about this subject, it is left to be resolved by normal democratic means, including the democratic adoption of provisions in state constitutions. This Court has no business imposing upon all Americans the resolution favored by the elite class from which the Members of this institution are selected, pronouncing that "animosity" toward homosexuality, ante, at 13, is evil. I vigorously dissent.

18 posted on 01/19/2010 1:24:31 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: steve-b

Really? Sarah Palin has now pronounced the moral acceptance and goodness of pre-marital sex?

I must have missed that.


19 posted on 01/19/2010 1:25:48 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: B Knotts

No Mr. Mayor, NOW you are prejudiced.


20 posted on 01/19/2010 1:29:15 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: steve-b

So because your daughter is a dyke you figure it’s OK to ignore the will of the voters, right? Well isn’t that special...and typical of a leftist.


21 posted on 01/19/2010 1:34:43 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: B Knotts

Saying marriage is between a male and a female is not singling anyone out. People are usually male or female.


22 posted on 01/19/2010 1:43:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

What happened to personally opposed but will support the law? Idiot. What if she said she was a Muslim, would he support having that as the official religion?


23 posted on 01/19/2010 1:55:16 PM PST by JMS
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To: GeronL

What happened to personally opposed but will support the law? Idiot. What if she said she was a Muslim, would he support having that as the official religion?


24 posted on 01/19/2010 1:55:25 PM PST by JMS
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To: GeronL

Of course. Unfortunately, Kennedy and O’Connor failed to grasp the obvious.


25 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:29 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Westbrook

You are right. Morals don’t change because of emotion, unless it’s life or death.


26 posted on 01/19/2010 2:00:14 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: B Knotts
They seek to show that Proposition 8, like Colorado's Amendment 2, singles out a group of people for discrimination.

Ir's a matter of settled legal doctrine that the latter singles out a group of people for discrimination. How is the former different?

27 posted on 01/19/2010 3:58:09 PM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: steve-b
settled legal doctrine

LOL...hardly that. It was invented out of thin air in the 1990s.

28 posted on 01/19/2010 4:08:00 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: steve-b

I cannot begin to tell you how embarrassed and ashamed we are here in San Diego of this guy. Sanders ran on a campaign of strong opposition to the Gay Gestapo - then flipped at the demand of his daughter (who, apparently, is the REAL parent in the family). He even did not have the courtesy to step down ....

And now THIS.


29 posted on 01/20/2010 12:10:14 AM PST by DouginSanDiego (Don't wish this on ANY kid - not even those of your worst enemy)
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