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  •  It's easy to blame Lingle (3+ / 0-)
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    Rabbithead, CajunBoyLgb, apimomfan2

    And, I guess I do, too.  She could have taken a bold stance, declared that the people's representatives have done this thing, and bowing to the people's will, she would have signed the legislation.

    But, the plain fact is that enough people of good conscience simply don't care about this issue.  Obama feels comfortable enough to emphatically state that he's opposed to same sex marriage.  Any political leader looking at Obama's example can deduce that if he can get away with that position, anyone can.  And, ultimately, until enough people convince the Obamas and Lingles of the political world that there will be hell to pay for denying civil rights, that's the way it's going to play out.

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