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Undecided NY GOP senator to vote for gay marriage
Associated Press ^ | Jun 24, 2011 9:43 PM (ET) | MICHAEL GORMLEY

Posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A veteran Republican senator tells The Associated Press he will vote yes on gay marriage, apparently giving the measure the support it needs to become law.

Sen. Stephen Saland (suh-LAND') says he has long been undecided. He voted against a similar bill in 2009, helping kill the measure and dealing a blow to the national gay rights movement.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; newyork; stephensaland
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Cowards. Immoral cowards.
1 posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW
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To: little jeremiah

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2 posted on 06/24/2011 7:12:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Homosexuals and those who support their lifestyle want to bring America down. The GOP is no better than dems. NY deserves what it already has and will get in the future.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 7:14:50 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DJ MacWoW

Anybody catching the argument going on now?


4 posted on 06/24/2011 7:17:14 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: DJ MacWoW

You can come out the closet now.

kommie.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 7:17:14 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: ilovesarah2012

There are FReepers that live in NY. Do they deserve what they get?


6 posted on 06/24/2011 7:17:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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Oh no. This is terrible news. What is wrong with these idiots??? What is wrong with them? Bribery? Blackmail? Ignorance? If every single politician barring about 5 of them were replaced with random people out of the phone book, we'd have much better quality people in gov. This is repulsive. What this means AFAIAC is that it's going to have to hit rock bottom before turning in the right direction. Really bad news.

7 posted on 06/24/2011 7:21:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yep. It’s gonna pass. =(

“Republican Senator Saland throws his support to gay marriage. “I have to define doing the right as treating all persons with equality.” “I certainly am in peace with my vote.”

He’s the 32nd vote.


8 posted on 06/24/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DJ MacWoW

They can move. Why would a conservative want to live somewhere like that? Or MA? Or CA? High taxes, high cost of living, perverts running the state. Why live in a place like that?


9 posted on 06/24/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DJ MacWoW

One thing they made certain was they weren’t going to let the VOTERS decide. Just like in Massachusetts, where the legislators whooped it up after disallowing a voter initiative to go through.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Too much money involved. Gays are among the most affluent constituencies out there, especially in the NY metro area, and they spread it around.

This is what finances the so-called “Gay Mafia”.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 7:25:43 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: little jeremiah

All I can say to New York is,”WELCOME TO HELL!”


12 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:04 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Just passed and not even close. 36-26


13 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:03 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: boop

Quite frankly, the voters in NY would pass gay marriage. This was really our only chance.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:54 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DJ MacWoW
I don't know about the rest of the country but in the NY metro area this has been a non-stop story for the past 2 weeks. I don't really know how to explain this but it seems like this was all staged. From the outset I knew it was going to pass, but the media made it seem like some sort of high drama. One day the legislature was about to pass it, next thing they were getting ready to go on break, and everyone was biting their nails wondering, "will we finally get gay marriage in NY?". Personally I knew it was going to pass, so cut the drama and just pass it already! If you really wanted to know what the people think, you'd put it to a referendum, but we all know how THAT would go.

At least CT was honest about it. The court imposed it on us, and if you damned conservatives and religious people didn't like it TOUGH!

I guess if I'm going to live in a totalitarian state, I'd just prefer they be up front about it and stop making like we the people have a say.

15 posted on 06/24/2011 7:27:07 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: ilovesarah2012
They can move.

That's one of the dumber things that posters say. It's so easy to sell a house, uproot everyone and find jobs elsewhere because the economy is booming, right?

16 posted on 06/24/2011 7:29:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is all predicted in the Bible. We’re one day closer to Paradise!


17 posted on 06/24/2011 7:29:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: YankeeReb

Same here ni Los Angeles ... non-stop story. But I suppose that is to be expected here.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 7:29:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

I thought what they just passed was the religion exemptions.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 7:29:58 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Or they can stay where they are and enjoy living in a state where perverts run the show. Doesn’t really matter to me.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 7:31:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ah a compassionate conservative.


21 posted on 06/24/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My guess is that this law will cause more people to move to New York than out of New York.


22 posted on 06/24/2011 7:34:33 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m a little confused. News stories said they voted on the amendments for religious exemptions. Is the vote still to be had on legalizing fake marriage?


23 posted on 06/24/2011 7:34:33 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yeah, that was earlier. I just saw pop up on a news site (lemme see if I can find it) Breaking: Same Sex marriage Passes in New York.

brb


24 posted on 06/24/2011 7:34:33 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ilovesarah2012

Your post is very offensive, and I sent in an Abuse Report on it.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 7:35:24 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Equality.

So he’s going to be OK with polygamy?

With brother-brother and sister-sister marriages?

Effing immoral liberal giving in to those with money and big loud screaming faces who represent and underwhelming minority of the American people.

We’re going to need a marriage amendment to the US Constitution.


26 posted on 06/24/2011 7:36:22 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: fwdude

yeah, I hear ya. I just saw that on a news site as I was surfing. Can’t remember where as I surf all over. Looking now.


27 posted on 06/24/2011 7:37:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DJ MacWoW
What this means is that somebody has good dirt on this scumbag Saland. A daughter, wife, or other family member has had multiple abortions. Something like that... Or, maybe Saland himself is just another foot tapper.


28 posted on 06/24/2011 7:38:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ilovesarah2012; DJ MacWoW

The citizenry do not want same sex “marriage”. The people of the US or the state of NY do not deserve to have turncoat spineless Rs in office. The political class offers tweedledum and tweedledee to vote for more often than not, or Rs claim to be conservative while running for office and then become a different creature afterwards.

More doom/n/gloom from you. Is that the only song you sing?


29 posted on 06/24/2011 7:42:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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What's "offensive" about it?
30 posted on 06/24/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: RIghtwardHo; DJ MacWoW

They’re still debating on the live feed. What? I don’t think the final vote has been cast.


31 posted on 06/24/2011 7:42:49 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
It really is a failure of civics education for people to even pay attention to the state level. Whether it is a state statute or a state constitutional amendment, nothing will stop gay marriage short of a Federal Constitutional Amendment prohibiting gay marriage. Given the jurisprudence of Federal Constitutional Law of equal protection - anything that prohibits gay marriage (federal statute, state statute, state constitutional prohibition) will fall. The gay and lesbian political and legal machine is very focused and very skilled, and they will slowly, but surely achieve a victory, unless a Federal Constitutional Amendment strictly limiting marriage to one man and one woman is enacted. End of story. Stop wasting energy getting upset about machinations at the state level, it does not matter.
32 posted on 06/24/2011 7:43:15 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sure, sell the house that no one will buy, or just leave it behind, leave the job if someone is fortunate enough to have one, and move to a state where you don’t know anyone or have a house or a job.

Makes tons of sense.


33 posted on 06/24/2011 7:44:29 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

But we’re constantly scolded by Daniel-type “Republicans” and told that we need to “call a truce” on “social” conservatism until we get our financial house in order. And look what happens; an irreversible abomination.


34 posted on 06/24/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thank the Grand Old Pukes like John McCain for not stopping this when they had the chance!

http://www.donfeder.com/articles/0606MPAvote.pdf


35 posted on 06/24/2011 7:46:12 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

damn fags


36 posted on 06/24/2011 7:47:09 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

What was offensive about it? You don’t believe homosexuals are perverts? I find homosexuality very offensive and the joke of homosexual “marriage” even more offensive.


37 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:19 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Yosemitest; Lauren BaRecall

Snide comments about how all conservatives deserve to have fag “marriage” forced upon them and if they don’t move they must like living with perverts are pretty strange comments.


38 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

As long as Obama is president, I imagine I will be doom and gloom. I will be much more optimistic in 2012.


39 posted on 06/24/2011 7:49:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: massmike

I guess everything’s going to have to crash and burn before it gets better.

Really disheartening.


40 posted on 06/24/2011 7:49:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: fwdude

Anyone not fighting vice is tacitly promoting it. It’s really getting to the point where anyone who is not vocally a strong conservative is the enemy of the Constituiton, morality, and sanity.


41 posted on 06/24/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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No. That's not all you did. And you know that. Not every FReeper that lives in NY state can simply move. And it's snide to say they should or they are getting what they deserve.

Tell me, do you deserve Obama? You live here princess.

42 posted on 06/24/2011 7:52:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: fwdude

Yeah, it’s all over the place now. Just check any news site. It passed.

Sorry if I caused confusion but I for sure saw the headline.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/nyregion/gay-marriage-approved-by-new-york-senate.html?hp


43 posted on 06/24/2011 7:53:46 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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Tell me, do you deserve Obama? You live here princess.

Exactly so.

44 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Cowards. Immoral cowards.

Add delusional to that description.

45 posted on 06/24/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

I hope they repent but I doubt it.


46 posted on 06/24/2011 7:56:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: ilovesarah2012; DJ MacWoW

I don’t think you’re an American. You don’t declare your state, and rather than having some compassion for conservatives in NY State, you’re engaging in some variation of class warfare.


47 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:04 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The Stupid Party is making a comeback


48 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: little jeremiah
I'm going to bed. I have an early morning.

Night.

49 posted on 06/24/2011 7:57:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Thanks. I guess. :-(


50 posted on 06/24/2011 7:58:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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