Marriage measure's foes raise millions

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2012 - 11:02 AM
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firefight41Sep. 26, 12 7:01 AM

Look at all the money that could have gone to helping folks in need. The homeless, families that the parents lost their jobs.

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merkinSep. 26, 12 7:08 AM

It's a stupid amendment and it will fail.

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ikyabwaiSep. 26, 12 7:25 AM

Excellent. The GOP needs to be educated that the constitution is intended to preserve individual rights - not limit them!!!

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ikyabwaiSep. 26, 12 7:26 AM

Look at all the money that could have gone to helping folks in need. The homeless, families that the parents lost their jobs. -------------------------------------------- Good point. Instead the GOP chose to promote hate and discrimination and look where its gotten us. Nothing good ever comes out of hate and discrimination. When will the GOP learn?

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dorianmodeSep. 26, 12 7:27 AM

Doesn't matter. Bader-Ginsburg has said Prop 8 will be decided this year. Discrimination will be struck down by the Supreme Court. "All men are created equal". Next.

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jrock612Sep. 26, 12 7:31 AM

We already have a law that ban's same sex marriage. This amendment means it can't be over turned in court, and is permanent. Call it whatever you want, just don't call it marriage.

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cheiron55402Sep. 26, 12 7:32 AM

Churches should not be able to strong arm worshipers from the pulpit. Maybe, no...the Government should start taking all these so called "Christian" organizations, ALL OF THEM! They have been getting a free ride for far too long.

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CarrieJ64Sep. 26, 12 7:41 AM

Dorianmode - she did not say that. She said that there was likely to be a DOMA case before them near the end of the term. There are 3-4 DOMA cases ready for presentation to SCOTUS, including at least 2 that are already briefed. The Prop 8 case is different as it does not deal with the federal DOMA law. I doubt that SCOTUS will take up the Prop 8 case considering how the 9th Circuit left it. That means SCOTUS is unlikely to decide the underlying issue of whether same-sex couples are entitled to equal protection on the fundamental right of marriage. The DOMA cases do not address this underlying question. Rather, they address whether the federal government has the right to distinguish between marriages when the states have made the choice to recognize same-sex marriage (something the federal government does not do in any other instance - marriage has always been a state law purview). Vote No.

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cheiron55402Sep. 26, 12 7:54 AM

jrock612Sep. 26, 12 7:31 AM We already have a law that ban's same sex marriage. This amendment means it can't be over turned in court, and is permanent. Call it whatever you want, just don't call it marriage.-------You do realize you don't have to go to a church to be "married". You can go down to city hall (government) to be married, shoot...there are even "wedding chapels" in Vegas who will be more than happy to marry you. And you have to have a "government" issued license to get married. Marriage is a right of heterosexual, as well as homosexual couples. If a church doesn't want to marry them, that is alright to me. But I don't want a church telling me I can't go to the courthouse to get married.

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tigerlily123Sep. 26, 12 8:14 AM

JROCK- why not call it marriage? Will your marriage be undermined and fail if it is? If you feel it is a sin, do not engage in it. God won't hold you accountable for the acts of others. If you honestly believe that your dogma dictates that you MUST demand adherence to your beliefs by others, look again at the Taliban-you are more alike than you are willing to admit.

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