Respect for Marriage Act introduced

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  1. marleyisalegend

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    Click here to sign a petition for your federal representatives to support the Respect for Marriage Act, extending marriage to same-sex couples

    Make sure you forward the link to all your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, anyone who supports marriage equality.

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    Thanks for the info Marley.
     
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    Marley, now you are being very useful. Keep it up (in so many ways).
     
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    LOL thanks.

    Supporters of the act include civil rights legends John Lewis and Eleanor Holmes Norton as well as other members of the Congressional Black Caucus such as Alcee Hastings (FL), Yvette Clarke (NY), Donna Edwards (MD), Chaka Fatah (PA) and Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL).

    Click here to see entire list of representatives who support the act.
     
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    Thanks Marley, I will spread this around.
     
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    Glad to have you back, Marley. :wink:
     
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    Yall better post this on your twitter myspace, facebook, spacebook and everywhere else humanly possible.
     
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    I hope this is not a well framed distraction to draw debate away from health care. You know, the old "hey look over here... Gay Marriage Legislation" and forget about that boring old healthcare stuff con.

    I have no problem with Gay Marriage, but is this the time? I mean in the middle of the economic and health care debacle? Seems like a distraction to me - at this time. The timing seems way too convenient to drop more "hot button issue" dynamite on the fire.

    I am not starting a Gay Marriage debate here - please DO NOT take it that way. I am not trying to downplay that issue, but in my mind this would be akin to initiating legislation to change the IRS tax code. Important, hotly (HOTLY) debated, but now is not the time.
     
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    Gay marriage would ease the economic situation for many gay couples who do not enjoy the tax and legal benefits of federally-recognized marriage. It would also ease the bureaucracy involved for state and federal officials who have to deal with gay-marriage state laws being interpreted on a federal level. All in all, it saves people and government money.
     
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    How long should we wait for our civil rights to be recognized?
     
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    Probably sometime after Obama gives healthcare to (current or former) illegal aliens.

    Personally, would rather see gay marriage legalized than this whole health care disaster, which, in my opinion, will end up helping nobody.
     
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    A distraction? May I refer you to our 8th grade social studies book? Our government is made of more than 4 people, it's an entire system that, BY DESIGN, is SUPPOSED to handle more than one situation at a time.
     
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    Yay! More deception, lies and misinformation. Lord knows we can't get enough of that!
     
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    Why are the 7 reps you mentioned all Democrats?

    Am i right in thinking that if the whole health issue goes badly and the Republicans are elected next time that this Act may have to wait much much longer?
     
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    Good to see you, marley!

    I'm sending this to everyone I know.
     
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    Probably so. The Dems are gonna have a rough midterm and will probably lose to the GOP. :(
     
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    Mostly a bump to get this back to the top, but...

    I think that depends. The Republican party was heavily associated with rumormongers as of late. Now they are trying to carefully detach themselves from World Net Daily, the birthers, the deathers, etc. and become a reasonable party again. These movements will eventually die down, but in the meantime people are going to feel betrayed by their party backing off of these "issues" it was supporting.

    My prediction is that in the 2010 election, between the rumors and the relative inaction of Congress at the moment, many Republicans are going to feel so annoyed at politicians in general that they just won't vote at all. If they Republicans had successfully stalled any reform without relying on such blatantly retarded tactics, they'd probably have won a bunch of seats in Congress. Now, doing a 180 in the middle of the two year period between elections.... it's hard to say. They'll probably either lose a few seats or have no change at all.

    Of course if they did all of this and effective legislation manages to pass anyways, they'll stand to lose quite a bit more.

    Obama's not cracking under the pressure of the mudslinging, and they're backing off. That seldom bodes well for a coming election.
     
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    Isn't marriage a state responsibility under your constitution? How would a federal law change anything?
     
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    I believe the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is suing the federal government over this very issue, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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