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  •  Dems win, Repubs win, (5+ / 0-)

    and most importantly, LBGT married and want to be married couples win.

    In this case, I'll take it...and would take it if the third reason were the only one in evidence.

    However, if the Republicans think it's the end of their issues with it, think again.  Trans rights will be hot on their heels here.  Plus the far right won't ever let the marriage thing go any more than they can let abortion go.

    Capitulation by the party heads may actually cause more strife with the Evangelicals than it removes.

    (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

    by Lonely Liberal in PA on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:12:03 AM PDT

    •  Sorry this simply is NOT like abortion, and (0+ / 0-)

      the comparison being pushed (by the right mainly) to Roe v. Wade is just not valid.  Reproductive choice is still polarizing and involves an entirely different set of philosophical/emotional/social issues, while marriage equality is rapidly becoming a no-brainer across the political/religious spectrum for most under retirement age.

      •  Both are Control Issues (3+ / 0-)
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        Control of a minority (politically speaking WRT power controlled).

        I've never met an authoritarian that could give up any power.  I never met an Evangelical that could keep his or her tongue off the gay thing (pun intended).

        That will not change.  They may become partially ineffective at it, but I predict a flurry of state constitutional amendments showing up in 2014 and 2016 if the Supremes were to actually get off their duffs and do the right thing.

        They won't, so I don't think my prediction will be tested.

        (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

        by Lonely Liberal in PA on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:43:36 AM PDT

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      •  Reproductive choice was a no brainer once n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

        by Catte Nappe on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 11:05:41 AM PDT

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    •  If there is an issue like abortion (0+ / 0-)

      I'd say it is gun control rather than same-sex marriage.

      Very few people want to ban guns/abortion outright.  Most people believe in some restrictions they see as common sense.  There is a very strong lobby against any restrictions.

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