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McCain: Same-sex marriage ban is un-Republican

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Wednesday, July 14, 2004 Posted: 4:29 PM EDT (2029 GMT)


    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona broke forcefully with President Bush and the Senate GOP leadership Tuesday evening over the issue of same-sex marriage, taking to the Senate floor to call a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban the practice unnecessary -- and un-Republican.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/14/mccain.marriage/index.html


    You know ...because he is conservative!:thumbs:
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    It seems that he is against gay marriage...but just doesn't want to enshrine that in the Constitution. The article says:

    But McCain argued on the Senate floor that there are "far less draconian" remedies, including the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act -- which defined marriage for purposes of federal law as a union between a man and a woman and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states -- and state constitutional amendments limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

    Therefore, he shares your goal of not recognizing gay marriages, but doesn't think that amending the Constitution is the right way to acheive that goal. Therefore, the title of this thread is incorrect. Personally, I think the government has no business defining people's personal relationships anyway. Sounding rather Libertarian, aren't I?
     
  3. saturneptune

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    Which candidate meets your high standards and deserves your vote?
     
  4. Ivon Denosovich

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    Fred Thompson took the exact same position on gay marriage. Curiously, no one cared.
     
  5. webdog

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    It's a non issue as the constitution already defines a marriage...between a man and a woman. This would only prevent rogue judges from creating legislature from the bench. If the judges would just do what they are supposed to do, there would NEVER be a gay marriage debate at all!

    Having said that, I don't believe McCain to be conservative. I pray that Huckabee can pick up some momentum heading into the convention and garners the delegates needed to eventually be the next president.
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    The Constitution of the United States does no such thing.
     
  7. Ivon Denosovich

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    <off topic>

    Does anyone else pine for the days when Huckabee advocated states rights?

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  8. JamieinNH

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    "The founders wisely made certain that the Constitution is difficult to amend and, as a practical political matter, can't be done without overwhelming public approval. And thank God for that," McCain said.

    "What evidence do we have that states are incapable of further exercising an authority they have exercised successfully for over 200 years?" McCain said.

    Hum, Sounds like he believes in the States and their successful ability to handle tough issues throughout the last 200 years..

    It also shows he respects the Constitution which is great in my book!!

    Don't expect an answer.. He would rather run from questions and stick with slinging mud of his own..

    Jamie
     
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