Discussion: Conservatives Are Quietly Caving On Gay Marriage

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The best way to support marriage is to invest in the marriage you are in.

Trying to control any other person’s relationship is not going to do anything but assure that your own marriage is populated with at least one controlling busybody.

God is love. Love is a holy mystery. The more of it you give, the more you have.


Anderson and Whelan know gay marriage is not mandatory, right? They can still just live together.


Being upset that other people get to be married is a really being upset that other people get to be happy.

The GOP HATES it when other people are happy.


“In the short run, the legal battle over the definition of marriage may be an uphill struggle,” Anderson wrote. “But in the long run, those who defend marriage as the union of a man and woman will prove to be prophetic.”

His way of saying, “Just wait, you’ll be sorry!”

Yeah, we’re still waiting on all the other things the fright-wing has predicted, too. Good thing we’re not holding our collective breath…


A judge with “frighteningly Jacobin temperament” and “incredible hubris.”

Brought to you by George W. Bush and Rick Santorum.


Jan van Lohuizen, who warned Republicans two years ago this month that the tide of public opinion was shifting so quickly that the party should embrace and reframe gay marriage as a conservative cause because “freedom means freedom for everyone.”

Another opportunity lost to their rabid hatred of anything sensible.


The social and political equivalent to Marshall Applewhite’s warnings about Hale–Bopp in my view.


The bigots in th GOTP never listened to Ferris Bueller who famously said: “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home!”


So now six comments is too many to fit into the actual comment “drawer” and a click over to yet another page is necessary? And still for no reason except for making editing extremely difficult, as I type this it is displayed in one line that apparently could be several miles long.

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“…in the long run, those who defend marriage as the union of a man and woman will prove to be prophetic…”

He means pathetic.

America is for everyone.


What browser are you using? It sure doesn’t happen in mine.

Just you wait! Hurricanes and locusts and public card playing! Chaos and social disintegration! Dogs and cats living together! Then you’ll all be sorry you ignored our dire warnings, oh yes!


“freedom means freedom for everyone.”

not according to the tea party and the Christian fundies it doesn’t. freedom is only for those people exactly like them, fuck everyone else.

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And I’m ready to be convinced … what is it about denying governmentally sanctioned rights to one section of the tax-paying citizenry that’s “reasonable?”

In your response to…emjayay

I found out the hard way, Don’t use the comment box when you click on the comment icon. Get into the discussion page and then hit the ‘Reply’ button at the top or bottom. That’s when you get the side by side comment composition boxes. Makes a world of difference. That continuous long line was about to drive me nuts! Not sure why it’s configured like that, but IMHO, it should be fixed. Hope this helps.

Oh no’s! Gay people are being treated like people! We have to stop that…or throw another tantrum!


I know they have to try and keep up the morale of their moron base, but these guys have to know it’s a lost cause. I wonder when the donations run out?

What prophecies (or predictions, if you prefer) do you suppose he means?
The only one I can think of is: "If we have gay marriage, then gay people will be able to get married–to each other!

But that seems a little simplistic, even for them.

I think he’s trying to bolster his creds on the Second Coming. Apparently, he’s got The Grand Plan, and his role is to stand beside St. Peter and say, “I told you so.”

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