GOP to push for D.C. gay marriage ban

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    Jan 25, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/139863-gop-lawmakers-to-pursue-a-bill-to-ban-gay-marriage-in-dcHouse conservatives say they will pursue legislation that would ban gay marriage in the nation’s capital.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), told The Hill that he will push for a vote on the controversial issue in the 112th Congress. The RSC has 175 members.

    “I think RSC will push for it, and I’m certainly strongly for it. I don’t know if we’ve made a decision if I’ll do it or let another member do it, but I’m 100 percent for it,” Jordan said.

    In the last Congress, Jordan was the lead sponsor on the D.C. Defense of Marriage Act. The bill was introduced after the D.C. City Council and then-Mayor Adrian Fenty indicated they would recognize same-sex marriages.

    Jordan’s measure garnered 53 co-sponsors last year. But it is expected to attract more support in the GOP-led House in 2011.

    Recently, Jordan added his name to a legal brief with other gay-marriage opponents who challenged a decision by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics denying a ballot initiative banning gay marriage. The board concluded that such a ballot initiative would violate D.C.’s Human Rights Act.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/25/gop-economy-dc-gay-marriage-ban_n_813665.htmlJordan's statement that the RSC will push for the DC marriage equality ban seems to go against the message he was sending groups -- which included the LCR, Heritage Foundation and National Rifle Association -- at the December meeting.

    "What Chairman Jordan shared with us [in a meeting in December 2010] is that all the priorities for this Congress are fiscal-related," Cooper [of the LCR] told The Huffington Post in early January. "One could interpret it as there have been lessons learned either at a pragmatic or principled level by certain Republicans on social issues, that they're not good for the party; they are divisive." He added that Jordan identified three areas of importance for the RSC: 1) a rescission package that would eliminate previously approved spending; 2) balancing the federal budget; and 3) federal welfare reform.

    Asked for clarification, Jordan's Press Secretary Meghan Snyder said that the congressman's top priorities are still creating jobs and reducing government spending. However, she added, he also "believes that, in addition to addressing our country's fiscal issues, advocating for low taxes, less spending and a strong national defense, conservatives must advocate for traditional family values like life and marriage. Family is the cornerstone upon which our communities, our states and our nation is built, and conservatives must lead the way in promoting the strengths of the traditional family whenever we can."
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    socal? mock? Anything?
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidsocal? mock? Anything?

    I know what you'll hear from them, and SB: it's not all about gay marriage. We're just focused on the issue of the economy.

    Then on the next issue, it's not all about gay adoption rights, it's about the economy. Nor is it all about gay hate crimes, it's all about the economy, or some other wedge issue they throw out. And so on, and so on.

    But in the end, when you add it all up, these guys are NEVER for anything pro-gay, NEVER for anything but positions that are anti-gay.

    Wake up and smell the coffee. These guys are anti-gay from top to bottom, from beginning to end. What do we need, to be kicked in the head to understand this?
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    For the Pugs, it's ALWAYS Dollars over People.

    Always.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    How much are all these rulings/legislation etc costing in government paid politicians time $pent achieving the repealing of human rights? Doesn't sound all that fiscally responsible, really. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
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    OtterJoq saidsocal? mock? Anything?

    I know what you'll hear from them, and SB: it's not all about gay marriage. We're just focused on the issue of the economy.


    Or, from people like CuriousJockAZ, "let's see how this pans out. These are not nationally known politicians; things are clearly changing for the better and these people are on the wrong side of history. They'll clearly pay for their actions at some point."
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    The people who live in the District should revolt.
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    And they're complaining about big government?

    The D.C. Council (representatives of the citizens) reached an 11-2 decision to pass gay marriage. The D.C. Superior Court upheld the law, as did the D.C. Court of Appeals, but these guys want to take it upon themselves to do away with that?

    How low can you go
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
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    OtterJoq saidsocal? mock? Anything?

    I know what you'll hear from them, and SB: it's not all about gay marriage. We're just focused on the issue of the economy.

    Then on the next issue, it's not all about gay adoption rights, it's about the economy. Nor is it all about gay hate crimes, it's all about the economy, or some other wedge issue they throw out. And so on, and so on.

    But in the end, when you add it all up, these guys are NEVER for anything pro-gay, NEVER for anything but positions that are anti-gay.

    Wake up and smell the coffee. These guys are anti-gay from top to bottom, from beginning to end. What do we need, to be kicked in the head to understand this?


    ...but then, some gays like being gay to be subversive, deliciously wrong, and get off on the sensation of furtively getting away with the verboten. Making it all legal and above-board is a huge turn off and boner killer. icon_wink.gif Wrong and dirty is exciting to them. I wonder....

    There's a demographic in the straight population that's like this, too. Marital sex= boring. Cheating = exciting.
    Heck there was a guy here that voted FOR prop8 because. he said, marriage for gays would discriminate against the single gay. O.o
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    Jan 26, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    Or, from people like CuriousJockAZ, "let's see how this pans out. These are not nationally known politicians; things are clearly changing for the better and these people are on the wrong side of history. They'll clearly pay for their actions at some point."




    Ahhhhh, thank you, TIggy....saved me from having to type all that icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
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    TigerTim said
    Or, from people like CuriousJockAZ, "let's see how this pans out. These are not nationally known politicians; things are clearly changing for the better and these people are on the wrong side of history. They'll clearly pay for their actions at some point."




    Ahhhhh, thank you, TIggy....saved me from having to type all that icon_lol.gif


    Go on, say something new!!! You can do it!!!!
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    Jan 26, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TigerTim said
    Or, from people like CuriousJockAZ, "let's see how this pans out. These are not nationally known politicians; things are clearly changing for the better and these people are on the wrong side of history. They'll clearly pay for their actions at some point."




    Ahhhhh, thank you, TIggy....saved me from having to type all that icon_lol.gif


    Go on, say something new!!! You can do it!!!!



    Why? You speak so well for me icon_lol.gif