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  •  I suggested once that Pres. Obama say his (2+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, Cali Scribe

    opinion on gay marriage is a religious belief but that if Congress passed a law in favour of marriage equality he'd sign it (so long as religions were not compelled to perform gay marriages) because it dealt with marriage in its secular, civil law, sense rather than its religious, canon law, sense.  

    This idea got shot down.  I was happy to defer to that opinion since it was a lot more informed on what's going on in the U.S. than mine.  But I still am puzzled that this approach is problematical.  OTOH, I guess seeing the Catholic bishops' jihad against pro-choice Catholic politicians should clue me in.  

    What a country!  (h/t Y. Smirnov).  

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:03:26 AM PDT

    •  Makes a lot of sense to me as well (2+ / 0-)
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      I could imagine Obama coming out (poor choice of phrase, perhaps) shortly after the election and saying:

      While I still believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, neither my nor anyone's personal beliefs should have any impact on civil law. Just over 40 years ago, personal beliefs would have kept my parents from marrying in 1/3 of the states of this union. Therefore, while marriage law is rightfully set by individual states, I direct Congress to begin the process of repealing the mis-named Defense of Marriage Act so that we can begin the process of opening civil marriage to all Americans.

      Mitt Romney: the Etch-A-Sketch candidate in the era of YouTube

      by Cali Scribe on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:30:53 AM PDT

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