COLORADO - Hastily Written Ballot Initiative, Seeking To Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Would Make All Marriage Illegal

  • metta

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    Jul 06, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    Hastily Written Ballot Initiative, Seeking To Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Would Make All Marriage Illegal

    A proposed amendment to the Colorado constitution appears designed to eliminate same-sex marriages. Yet it is so broadly drafted that it would most likely eliminate marriage entirely in the state of Colorado.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/07/06/3677133/oops-ballot-initiative-attacking-sex-marriage-inadvertently-ban-marriage/
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    Jul 06, 2015 8:50 PM GMT
    May everyone be arrested then! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 06, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
    Too funny & ironic. And did these Colorado Republicans actually think they could overrule the US Supreme Court with this? They merely succeed in proving their ignorance of the law.

    But let it pass into Colorado law, and let the unintended consequences happen. Exactly what they deserve. But no gays will ever be hurt by this, as no Federal Court would uphold that interpretation for us. Or if they did, it would apply to everyone. icon_biggrin.gif
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 06, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    it would be gret if it would pass,lol
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    Jul 06, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    That Colorado salad.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Jul 06, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    Please understand that it's not Colorado (where I lived for seven years, and loved every minute), it's Republicans.
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    Jul 06, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    basically the area of Denver & Boulder/Ft Collins is an island. The rest of the state, tho these areas have more cattle than people, is largely republican.
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    Jul 06, 2015 10:40 PM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist said
    Please understand that it's not Colorado (where I lived for seven years, and loved every minute), it's Republicans.

    Oh, so no Coloradans are Republicans? Then who did this?

    Did Republicans invade the State and forcefully impose this initiative on Colorado citizens against their will? No, this initiative is home-grown, written by Coloradans themselves.

    Let them wallow in its consequences, if it passes. And hang their heads in shame that it was ever proposed.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 07, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    I am amazed that people continue to vote for Republicans when all they do is waste voters money on this kind of nonsense.
    At best this is a "symbolic" gesture that reaffirms how much Republicans hate gay people.
    Congrats on another great day, GOP. You should be so proud of yourselves.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 07, 2015 2:06 AM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidPlease understand that it's not Colorado (where I lived for seven years, and loved every minute), it's Republicans.
    More accurately it is narrow minded bible thumping screwballs like that fascist dimwit from Colorado Springs, James Dobson and all his right wing sycophants. Stop generalizing by saying republicans because not all republicans act this way. It is just the right wing lunatics that are doing this stupid shit.


  • 24hourguy

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    Jul 07, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    one of the bitter-sweet things about Colorado politics is that it's actually not that difficult to get something (idiotic) on the ballot to be to be voted on, and then added to the state constitution. -but don't even think about taking away their pot or their guns
  • Wendigo9

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    Jul 07, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    The blame falls on the people with older views on the world, specificly the "over the top" religous kinds. Goes to show some people are just not ready for that kind of change yet, just give them time to think.
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    OutdoorAdventurist said
    Please understand that it's not Colorado (where I lived for seven years, and loved every minute), it's Republicans.

    Oh, so no Coloradans are Republicans? Then who did this?

    Did Republicans invade the State and forcefully impose this initiative on Colorado citizens against their will? No, this initiative is home-grown, written by Coloradans themselves.

    Let them wallow in its consequences, if it passes. And hang their heads in shame that it was ever proposed.


    The two people initiating this are a pair of political gadflies who've attempted several spectacularly unsuccessful referendums.

    They're residents of Littleton in Arapahoe County, a modestly conservative suburb of Denver. They're both registered Republicans, so you're correct in that regard.

    Colorado in general has become much more liberal over the past couple decades with the influx of residents from states such as California. They import their political beliefs and governance philosophies as well.
  • Apparition

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    Jul 07, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    there should be some sort of fee involved with this if it fails. Signatures should have to include credit card numbers.
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    Jul 08, 2015 4:19 AM GMT
    Colorado should be boycotted for legalizing marijuana:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/us/after-5-months-of-sales-colorado-sees-the-downside-of-a-legal-high.html?_r=0



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    Jul 08, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    That's what happens when they smoke pot in the back room while giving head.
    Stupid fucks!
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    Jul 08, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
    This is nothing more than the equivalent of George Wallace closing down the school or filling up the "whites only" pool with mortar and concrete. AKA political theater that will fail.

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    Jul 08, 2015 4:46 AM GMT

    Hmmmm, just like prison icon_confused.gif



    During the Jim Crow era, for example, white Southerners frequently defended bans on interracial marriage on religious grounds. Indeed, one judge argued that “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents,” and that we should infer from this fact that God “did not intend for the races to mix.” Though this belief is not particularly common in the modern age, the proposed Colorado amendment prohibits any form of marriage that is opposed by “any particular religious belief.” So interracial marriage would be forbidden.


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    On February 23, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that is likely to stamp out the last vestige of government-enforced racial segregation in the United States.

    In Johnson v. California, it ordered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the housing policies of the California prison system, and to apply legal standards that will probably lead it to ban the practice of temporarily grouping new arrivals by race and ethnicity.

    At issue was whether the California Department of Correction’s (CDC) decades-old practice of giving prisoners initial cellmates of their own race violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

    The policy, of course, was to keep inmates from killing each other, but merely saving lives is less important to six Supreme Court justices than promoting the myth that race is not supposed to matter.