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  •  His reasoning is twisted. (8+ / 0-)

    "It won't change things on a federal level, so I won't let you change things on a state level."

    This is right up there with judges who used to take away the kids' of same-sex couples, saying that s/he only wanted to protect the kids from the negative reaction they'd get from society.  "Other people would make it tough for you poor things, therefore I'll make it impossible for you."

    "All progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw

    by Bearpaw on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 05:12:00 PM PDT

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    •  It Is Not Twisted.... (0+ / 0-)

      it is the reality.

      NO STATE can offer federal benefits to gay couples who marry under ANY state law that allows gay marriage.

    •  ALL his statements on this are lies (4+ / 0-)

      he started his sanctimonious shit with the canard that the marriage equality issue would "distract" the legislature from its oh so pressing priority of fixing the (neocon induced) economic catastrophe.
      Now he's the one creating a huge, time wasting issue when marriage equality sailed thru the legislature with hardly any time spent.

      HE'S A LIAR.

      You waste your time quibbling over the shit he's spewing.

      He hates gay people because he does.
      That's it.

      During the campaign, CHANGE was always in caps. I will not settle for small change.

      by kamarvt on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 06:45:13 PM PDT

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      •  Ding Ding Ding!!!! (2+ / 0-)
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        kamarvt, craigkg

        My aunt nailed it when I called her Friday night:

        ...marriage is civil union.

        There's really no other way around it.  What is called marriage, in the eyes of the law, is a legal union of two people into contract, under which each promises additional responsibilities and obligations, and receives additional benefits and consideration in return.

        So when Douglas says:

        Vermont's civil union law has afforded the same state rights, responsibilities and benefits of marriage to same sex couples. Our civil union law serves Vermont well and I would support congressional action to extend those benefits at the federal level to states that recognize same sex unions. But I believe that marriage should remain between a man and a woman.

        He is simply being duplicitous and willfully ignorant.

        "If the horse you are riding has died, beating it will not make it go any faster."—h/t to teacherken

        by MooseHB on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 09:14:13 PM PDT

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