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  •  Party purists (1+ / 0-)
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    Being less "pure" than your average Kos member on certain issues, I get where you're coming from. However, something about the way you phrased your comment sounds as though you're not convinced on marriage equality yourself.

    •  Well, you read very wrong. (0+ / 0-)

      One of my fondest wishes is to attend the legal weddings of some of my mentors and closest friends, and I'm keeping tabs on the initiative to overturn the shameful state constitutional amendment that embarrassed us here in Ohio back in 2004. I am trying not to be insulted by your assumption, since this is the written word and it is easy to mis-read or fail to express clearly.

      No one's marriage is something that should rely on enough people who are not a person or that person's partner feeling hunky-dory about it. It is a right as inviolable as the ones to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Or at least, it should be. It should not be up for debate. If you are two consenting adults who are not already married, then you should be able to marry, no matter who you are, and no matter where you are. Everyone is entitled to a set of Calphalon and bath towels gifted by well-meaning friends and relatives in exchange for cake and a DJ and those little Jordan almonds that come wrapped in netting.

      Maybe my comment is phrased with less clarity than I'd hoped. I don't get why a democratic governor would push against an AG willing to let a marriage equality ruling stand. Unless it is a scenario where the governor is bound by law to object, and his failure to do so could be used by the other side in an attempt to overturn that judicial ruling, or overrule the AG's decision not to appeal.

      Is the governor required to play devil's advocate in this case, in order for proper procedure to play out?

      Or is the governor the one not wholly sold on marriage equality as either a personal tenet or a position that will help his chances come re-election? Is the governor a Dem in a red area who's only aligned with the Democratic party because the local Republicans are too extreme for him?

      How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

      by athenap on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 07:19:04 PM PST

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