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Democrats call for marriage equality
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/4/12 | Lynn Hulsey

Posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:56 PM PDT by madprof98

For the first time in history, a major political party is formally supporting gay marriage, as Democrats approved a platform Tuesday that includes a “marriage equality” plank, setting the party in clear contrast to Republicans.

Democratic officials say the vote puts the party squarely in the “individual rights” camp and that it will use the platform to lead the country to acceptance of what supporters say is a basic right. The move comes just a week after Republicans, at their national convention in Tampa, approved a platform that specifically calls for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage

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Nationally, support for gay marriage is growing, according to a poll released July 31 by the Pew Research Center, but not as quickly in the South.

The poll by the nonpartisan think tank found just 39 percent of Southerners support marriage equality while 52 percent oppose it. In every other region of the country, the poll found, a majority or plurality of voters support gay marriage. Still, Pew found, support from Southerners has grown by 8 percentage points in just four years.

Nationally, the Pew poll found gay marriage’s support strongest among Democrats, at 65 percent, compared with 24 percent of Republicans. Perhaps more importantly, 51 percent of independents surveyed now support the idea, compared with 44 percent in 2008.

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Scott Huffmon, a political scientist at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., regularly polls South Carolina and the South. While there will be plenty of Southern voters who will not be “thrilled” with Democrats’ decision, he expects the impacts to be minimal.

“It’s still an issue for a lot of Southerners, but the people who feel very, very strongly about it really aren’t persuadable by Obama anyway,” Huffmon said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
In other words, nobody but the Neanderthals would dare to oppose gay marriage anymore, and most of them are hanging out down South muching on Chik-fil-A's.
1 posted on 09/04/2012 5:32:01 PM PDT by madprof98
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depraved


2 posted on 09/04/2012 5:37:35 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Pandering to 4% of the population has never been considered a winning strategy.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: madprof98

I believe the Lord will severely judge us and withhold any blessing if we continue down this path.

Leviticus 18:22, 1 Cor 6: 9-10


4 posted on 09/04/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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Hate and rage in Charlotte.

5 posted on 09/04/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: ez

I think this is great. Everyone who follows politics knows this is reality, the liberals support homosexual marriage.

I’m glad they came out and supported it. Let the chips fall where they may.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: madprof98
Wonder what would happen if the dnc convention went dark, a booming voice proclaimed ... This is God! Repent! Each of you has five minutes! Can you see the media running for the exits along with everyone else?

God, if you are listening or reading here today, I would love to see it.

7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: madprof98

Sums it up well.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT by Red6
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To: madprof98

Romney should not get sucked into this social issue debate. He should say it is a states rights issue and stay focused on the economy and jobs. Stay on message Mitt.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:46:13 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: madprof98

We have marriage equality now. Everyone has an equal right to get married. What we are NOT for is redefining marriage to fit a bigoted narrow political agenda of 2% of the population


10 posted on 09/04/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: madprof98

This is sick and disturbing.....also tired of seeing DEMOCRATIC in articles... the term is DEMOCRAT. The left co-opted this word and now it is used by people who should know better.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT by PeachyKeen
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Democrats Call For Marriage Equality

They never know when to stop.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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The homosexual community is after legislatively forced acceptance rather than equal rights, which they have now. They are trying to draw a similarity to the racial inequality that was addressed in 1968.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 6:01:31 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: madprof98
The poll by the nonpartisan think tank found just 39 percent of Southerners support marriage equality while 52 percent oppose it. In every other region of the country, the poll found, a majority or plurality of voters support gay marriage. Still, Pew found, support from Southerners has grown by 8 percentage points in just four years.

Are the people supporting gay marriage really saying that men and women are 100% interchangeable? Man/woman, woman/woman, man/man are the same?

Are they saying that life does not begin at conception?

What are we teaching in schools in connection with basic biology? Men and women are the same? Is that not what feminists are claiming?

14 posted on 09/04/2012 6:12:05 PM PDT by olezip
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The homosexual community is after legislatively forced acceptance

The next step will be to demand the government require our approval.

Then they will want mandatory government enforced participation.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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The Dems are on a suicide mission. 38 states have had gay marriage up for a vote. 38 states have rejected it.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:15:43 PM PDT by Signalman
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IIRC, a marriage wasn’t considered valid until it was consummated.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: madprof98

But there IS no inequality!
If a fag wants to come to his senses and find a nice girl and marry her, he’s completely within his rights to do so!


18 posted on 09/04/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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It is a little late for that. He is the “Father of Gay Marriage” He also supported and implemented same sex adoptions. As Governor he printed and had passed out flyers congratulating participants in a YOUTH gay pride parade. When running for Senate he promised he would be better for gays then Ted Kennedy. Is he a man of his word?


19 posted on 09/04/2012 7:03:18 PM PDT by brightright
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This could end up being a BAD idea for the Democrats, especially since most every time this issue has been put to the vote of the general public during an election, same-sex marriages loses--often by significant margins! The enormous success of the Chil-fil-A Appreciation Day back on August 1, 2012 shows that this one very issue means the Democrats could end up writing off most of the Midwest and definitely the South this election cycle.
20 posted on 09/04/2012 7:31:57 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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How could it be bad for the Dems. when the GOP candidate is so pro gay rights. Romney promised he would be better for gays than TED KENNEDY. Is he a man of his word?


21 posted on 09/04/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT by brightright
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