Bill George: Speaking out against the marriage amendment

  • Article by: BILL GEORGE
  • Updated: May 19, 2012 - 5:09 PM
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kn12345May. 20, 12 8:45 AM

Wells Fargo (Wachovia) is a large employer in North Carolina. Curious if they will reduce their employee spouse/partner benefits to match the state's new discriminatory atmosphere? I don't believe the company has spoken out on the matter. Wish they would.

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juddandersonMay. 20, 12 8:46 AM

I believe that our government should not recognize marriage of any kind, only granting civil unions to everyone. Complete separation of church and state.

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outaluckMay. 20, 12 3:54 PM

"Until the 1967 Supreme Court decision, many states banned interracial marriage". There is absolutely no comparison between gay marriage and the banning of interracial marriage. It is an old, tired straw man argument. Interracial marriages involve male and female. Get government out of the religious practice of marriage.

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outaluckMay. 20, 12 3:56 PM

"I don't believe the company has spoken out on the matter. Wish they would...." Why? They will continue to offer the same benefits. What is your point? You hate banks?

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yawneroo56May. 20, 12 4:08 PM

Mr George position on subject didn't surprise me being he teaches at Harvard. I strongly question that the Twin Cities will become a cultural wilderness for talent should the marriage amendment pass November. It's time for Mr George & the local media to stop claiming the sky is falling because it isn't!

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halfabubbleMay. 20, 1210:01 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me remind you that more jobs come from talented people working locally than talented people working some where else. When talented people relocate here, they have had to overcome their adversity to the "Minnesota Winter". For some people, placing the added adversity of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage or civil unions, will mean some talented people will look elsewhere to work and live and by doing so, the jobs those people could create will go somewhere else as well. Hate on talented people all you want, but just take a look at the future that Albuquerque, NM gave up when one person decided to move their small business to Seattle, WA.

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rlwr51May. 20, 1210:03 PM

It's going to happen sooner of later (just like racial equality and women's suffrage), we can be at the head of the pack or left in the dust.

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mn_cameraMay. 20, 1210:05 PM

It's time for the yahoos who claim to speak for god to shut up. If there is such a being, he's no doubt profoundly embarrassed by the fundamentalist extremists making hateful fools of themselves in his name.

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rlwr51May. 20, 1210:25 PM

Wells Fargo (Wachovia) is a money grubbing "financial organization" and will do what brings them a quick buck. Paying out less benefits will currently do that. I doubt they have much interest in hiring or attracting talented, creative or even educated people.

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chaachiMay. 20, 1210:26 PM

Ironic that he cites a Muslim as an example of people seeking tolerance. Wonder what that guy thinks of homosexuality?

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