GOP kills civil unions in Colorado special session

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    May 15, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47422403/ns/us_news/#.T7HhT46cP0s
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    May 15, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    The truth that the 'republican' members of this site REFUSE to ADMIT is well spoken by a Republican in Colorado!

    I'll quote:

    ""The gay community is being used as a political pawn," said Republican Rep. Don Coram, whose son is gay. Coram voted against the measure.
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    May 15, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    And you know they will be deadly quiet about this!

    NO BALLS!
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    May 15, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    TropicalMark_GySgtUSMC saidAnd you know they will be deadly quiet about this!

    NO BALLS!
    Oh they have balls, but their balls are busy being licked by some closet queen at the rest area. icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    Art you have already been married a number of times, it's not as if you have been deprived of anything, unlike us Bona Fide Homosexuals.
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    May 15, 2012 7:50 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidArt you have already been married a number of times, it's not as if you have been deprived of anything, unlike us Bona Fide Homosexuals.
    Maybe he was deprived of marrying the one he truly loves?

    Or maybe it was Maybelline.
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    May 15, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_auzzie saidArt you have already been married a number of times, it's not as if you have been deprived of anything, unlike us Bona Fide Homosexuals.
    Actually I have to disagree. He was forced into living according to the demands of societal norms as both a civilian and a soldier. With that comes marrying a woman that he may or may not have wanted to, but did so, because it was expected.
    That's the more politically correct way of saying what I said.

    The less politically correct of saying it would be "STFU TBA cause you've never experienced the hate we experience in the US and have no idea what it's like to be hated by the majority." icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    You do notice that as active as the 'Republican/GOP' members were late last night, how quiet they are about this.. OH they are ranting and posting videos about Obama and the banks, Brown and Christie budgets,drones, etc etc.. but they wont say a FUCKING thing about this kind of crap!

    Yeah GOP! Wave those pom poms posse members!

    Yep, this is YOUR GOP! Own it!
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    May 15, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    So much for that line we hear from some Republicans here- If we stopped pushing for gay marriage and just go for civil unions, we could get that. Leave it to the Republicans and we will get nothing- no marriage, no civil unions, no job protection, no right to adoption, no housing protection. Nothing. A party of bigots who will be on the wrong side of history.
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    May 15, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidSo much for that line we hear from some Republicans here- If we stopped pushing for gay marriage and just go for civil unions, we could get that. Leave it to the Republicans and we will get nothing- no marriage, no civil unions, no job protection, no right to adoption, no housing protection. Nothing. A party of bigots who will be on the wrong side of history.


    And no jobs, either! Gays aren't fit to hold jobs according to the Virginia House.

    http://wtvr.com/2012/05/15/judge-nomination-of-tracy-thorne-begland-voted-down/
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    May 15, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidActually I have to disagree. [Art_Deco] was forced into living according to the demands of societal norms as both a civilian and a soldier. With that comes marrying a woman that he may or may not have wanted to, but did so, because it was expected.

    That's only partly accurate. I wasn't "forced" against my will, because I honestly didn't know I was gay at that time. And I wasn't strongly opposed to straight marriage, just disinterested for myself.

    I imagined myself to be straight like all the other men I knew, because my natural behavior didn't fit the outmoded gay stereotypes on which I had been raised over 50 years ago. I thought I couldn't be gay because I didn't act gay. Nor honestly would I have wanted it, given the image of perversion that gay men had in the public's eye, their poor social standing, and the furtive lives that many of them led.

    But neither did I have much inherent interest in women. That element was provided by society. It was all part of "being a man" and a successful Army Officer career wasn't complete with a wife, so I rather unemotionally got myself "issued" one. And then a second when that marriage failed.

    So that I wasn't so much forced as persuaded to marry. And yes, I was deprived of something, the Constitutional right to live in a way that would have made me most happy. Isn't there some concept about pursuit of happiness? And let's not forget those women in my life, because it's not all about me. Both of them were deprived of the straight husband they thought they were getting, and weren't happy, either, because society had misled me about my orientation, and gave me incentives for mistakenly doing something that was against my true nature.
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    May 15, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    What else is new, the GOP is so extreme right wing that any kind of legislation benefitting gays, women and any other minority group will be soundly defeated. This is disgusting.icon_mad.gif
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    May 15, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    And.... no comments from RJ's conservaposse? Not even admitting that denying a vote on a bill is a bad thing? C'mon guys...

    *crickets*
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    May 15, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidArt you have already been married a number of times, it's not as if you have been deprived of anything, unlike us Bona Fide Homosexuals.


    Cuz it doesn't matter who you married, just that you had a certificate with someone. That's why marriage equality means "the right for any gay man to marry a woman, just like a straight guy can".
    /conservalogic
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    May 15, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    torrentprime saidAnd.... no comments from RJ's conservaposse? Not even admitting that denying a vote on a bill is a bad thing? C'mon guys...

    *crickets*


    They agree with right-wing Republican hatred of gay people.
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    May 15, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    Iceblink saidSo much for that line we hear from some Republicans here- If we stopped pushing for gay marriage and just go for civil unions, we could get that. Leave it to the Republicans and we will get nothing- no marriage, no civil unions, no job protection, no right to adoption, no housing protection. Nothing. A party of bigots who will be on the wrong side of history.


    And no jobs, either! Gays aren't fit to hold jobs according to the Virginia House.

    http://wtvr.com/2012/05/15/judge-nomination-of-tracy-thorne-begland-voted-down/
    Exactly. So while the conservaposse thinks they're voting for a better economy, this better economy they're voting for won't be available to faggots (which will become a socially accepted word again with Repubs running the country).
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    May 15, 2012 10:40 PM GMT

    Gay son "let down" by father's vote against Colorado civil unions bill


    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20629843/gay-son-let-down-by-fathers-vote-against
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    May 15, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Gay son "let down" by father's vote against Colorado civil unions bill


    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20629843/gay-son-let-down-by-fathers-vote-against


    That has to be heartbreaking. In another article, it mentioned that Don Coram's wife was present and she was crying.
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    May 15, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Gay son "let down" by father's vote against Colorado civil unions bill


    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20629843/gay-son-let-down-by-fathers-vote-against
    That son needs to grow some balls and disown his father.
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    May 15, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    The body of my personal email to this 'legislator':


    Are you really that big of a MORON?
    "I saw it as a violation of the Constitution, which I swore to uphold," Coram said.

    As a RETIRED US MARINE.. I find you to be utterly DISGUSTING and an embarrassment to MY 22 yrs defending that CONSTITUTION!

    I have recently RENOUNCED the “repugnantlican”/Bigoted “grand OLD party” because of just your sort of asinine actions.

    You are a spineless, ball less excuse for both a father and/or a legislator..

    It wasn’t “marriage’! It was a god damned “civil union bill”!
    Yeah, I said GOD DAMNED because you can cram your damned GOD right up where the sunshine don’t shine! Some day you might actually understand those words in the 14th amendment of that “constitution” you “swore to uphold”. It’s a fucking shame that I understand very well, what I DEFENDED all those years, and you haven’t a god damned clue.

    I DARE you to actually call me in person, fleabag!

    Yeah I’m pissed!

    ******** **********
    GySGT USMC(ret)
    *** *** ****

    BTW, I have balls.. you might want to check to see if you were born with any of them!



    Oh and he happens to be the co chair of the Colorado state veterans and military affairs committeeicon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidGOP kills civil unions in Colorado special session

    But this is exactly what Mr. Obama wants. His new, "evolved" view on gay marriage is that this should be left to the states. Talk about a bold move by Mr. Obama. icon_rolleyes.gif



    torrentprime saidAnd.... no comments from RJ's conservaposse? Not even admitting that denying a vote on a bill is a bad thing? C'mon guys...

    *crickets*


    Sorry to keep you waiting... I was flying most of the day today and only had internet available on 1 flight I non-revved on.


    LOL ... SB

    Obama?

    No my man .... he was no where NEAR this little republican laid plan
    Colorado Republican Leadership Kills Civil Unions And 30 Other Bills With Epic Obstruction And Dishonesty
    Civil unions are dead for this year in Colorado and Republican obstruction is to blame after an unprecedented night of antics on the House floor. The civil unions bill passed out of its final committee yesterday evening and needed to reach a floor vote by midnight. Republicans instead chose to intentionally run out the clock with hour-long debates on noncontroversial legislation about historic license plates and trans-fats in school lunchrooms, with Rep. David Balmer (R) filibustering, “Not a one of you has the courage to vote against chocolate!
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/09/480695/colorado-republican-leadership-kills-civil-unions-and-30-other-bills-with-epic-obstruction-and-dishonesty/

    Just remember ... when there's a stabbing pain in your back? ... when you turn around 10 times out of ten ? There'll be a republican standing there behind you
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    May 16, 2012 1:34 AM GMT


    Yes SB, which is exactly what Mocktwinkie advocates for, States' rights. I suggest you argue and foam over this with him.

    Your deflection can't cover up the facts of what the article contains.

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    May 16, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    Isnt it interesting that the GOP members here at RJ havent said shit about this?
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    May 16, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    TropicalMark_GySgtUSMC saidIsnt it interesting that the GOP members here at RJ havent said shit about this?


    Not interesting at all.

    The Republican party has banned same sex marriage at the state level, wants to amend the Constitution to discriminate against gays at the national level, opposed the DADT repeal, wants DOMA to be enforced.

    The Republican Party hates gay people. There is nothing to be said.
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    May 16, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
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    TropicalMark_GySgtUSMC saidIsnt it interesting that the GOP members here at RJ havent said shit about this?


    Not interesting at all.

    The Republican party has banned same sex marriage at the state level, wants to amend the Constitution to discriminate against gays at the national level, opposed the DADT repeal, wants DOMA to be enforced.

    The Republican Party hates gay people. There is nothing to be said.
    YOU know that, I know that, WE know that, but do THEY? (yes they do icon_wink.gif )