Radio host Michael Medved: No state has ever banned gay marriage. 'That is a liberal lie.'

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    Mar 08, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    "There has never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage," Medved said during a [CPAC] panel titled "Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives Ever Get Along?" after another panelist referenced historical discrimination against LGBT couples. "That is a liberal lie."

    Well, you know how we Liberals lie. The RJ conservaposse tells us we do it all the time. And here's more clear evidence, by one of their spokespersons. icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/07/1282964/-Radio-host-Michael-Medved-No-state-has-ever-banned-gay-marriage-That-is-a-liberal-lie?detail=email

    The comments are interesting.
  • tazzari

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    Mar 09, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    Typical of the sort of thought contortions some right-wingers have to go through to justify themselves.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 09, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    Typical indeed.
    When Conservatives don't like reality, they make up their own version.
    (Remember the "unskewed polls.")

    In a few years they will be swearing up and down that they never opposed Obamacare and supported it from the beginning.
  • Kazachok

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    Mar 10, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    Lol, his name means "bear" (literally: honey-eater)
    Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Didn't the bans on gay marriage only get implemented right after Stonewall? There were a few cases of gay couples applying for marriages in 1969-1970, so the politicians panicked.
    And then there are jack Baker and Michael McConnell icon_biggrin.gif
  • Kazachok

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    Mar 10, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    MisfitToy said
    Kazachok saidLol, his name means "bear" (literally: honey-eater)
    Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Didn't the bans on gay marriage only get implemented right after Stonewall? There were a few cases of gay couples applying for marriages in 1969-1970, so the politicians panicked.
    And then there are jack Baker and Michael McConnell icon_biggrin.gif


    The bans didn't come until the 2000s in most states

    I stand corrected. So the bans are very recent.
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidTypical indeed.
    When Conservatives don't like reality, they make up their own version.
    (Remember the "unskewed polls.")

    In a few years they will be swearing up and down that they never opposed Obamacare and supported it from the beginning.


    Republicans did think of Obamacare first and they thought it was a great idea until a Democrat liked it.

    The Irony of Obamacare: Republicans Thought of It First
    http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/the-irony-of-obamacare-republicans-thought-of-it-first.html/?a=viewall

    Republicans will fully support marriage equality by 2020 if not sooner and they will claim they never felt otherwise.
    Amnesia is a useful political tool.
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    Mar 10, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    MisfitToy said
    Kazachok said
    MisfitToy said
    Kazachok saidLol, his name means "bear" (literally: honey-eater)
    Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Didn't the bans on gay marriage only get implemented right after Stonewall? There were a few cases of gay couples applying for marriages in 1969-1970, so the politicians panicked.
    And then there are jack Baker and Michael McConnell icon_biggrin.gif

    The bans didn't come until the 2000s in most states

    I stand corrected. So the bans are very recent.

    Yes most of them closing in on being ten years old

    The gay marriage and civil rights bans were a Karl Rove Republican political strategy, to energize their base and get George Bush and other Republicans elected in 2004. The problem was it became an unholy alliance of the Republican Party with Christian fundamentalists, and encouraged the subsequent rise of the Tea Party.

    Now Republican Party regulars are facing Tea Party and fundamentalist challenges everywhere. With the result that the Teabaggers are controlling the Party dialogue, and marginalizing Republicans with most Americans.

    Their electoral power resides at State level, where redistricting has amplified Republican votes. More Americans nationwide VOTE Democrat, but more Republicans get elected.
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    Mar 10, 2014 9:31 PM GMT


    1998 Alaska
    2000 Nebraska

    ...and the list goes on..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_constitutional_amendments_banning_same-sex_unions_by_type