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  •  She doesn't have to come out strongly (4.00)
    against it.  It's enough for her to say leave it to the states, or let's see what happens with DOMA, or this isn't big enough to mess with the Constitution over.  Politicians waffle about anything and everything, all day long.  If she waffled about this, nobody would give a damn.  Instead, she pandered to the religious right.  Who needs that from Democrats?  That's what Republicans are for.
    •  Precisely (none)
      People have been mentioning how Dems are divided on the issue of gay marriage.  What would be more interesting to me is whether they are as divided on the issue of amending the Constitution to prevent it.

      To me, that's a key distinction.  I'm frankly shocked that a person who went to law school and purports to represent even an ever so slightly left of center position would advocate amending the Constitution to expressly single out a particular class of citizens and explicitly restrict their rights in a way intended to be as permanent as possible.

      It runs counter to everything I ever learned about the framing and evolution of the Constitution.  

      Is that a ring in your nose, or are you just watching TV?

      by Gooch on Thu Feb 26, 2004 at 12:03:09 PM PST

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