DC board won't allow gay marriage ban on ballot

  • metta

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    Nov 17, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    DC board won't allow gay marriage ban on ballot



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    A measure to let voters decide whether to ban same-sex marriages in D.C. cannot go on the ballot because it would violate a city human rights law, the Board of Elections and Ethics ruled Tuesday.

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  • metta

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    Nov 18, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    lets get one of these human rights laws on the federal level. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    WOOO-fucking-HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    Something good for once...
  • DCEric

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    Nov 18, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    You all cheer this law (and I understand why) but it has in the past been used to justify things like striking down laws banning grafitti. The board claimed it was a cultural aspect of urban life, and therefore could not be banned. That issue was taken care of in a round about way. The Human Rights law makes for some pretty messed up decisions sometimes.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Nov 18, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    DCEric saidYou all cheer this law (and I understand why) but it has in the past been used to justify things like striking down laws banning grafitti. They claimed it was a cultural aspect of urban life, and therefore could not be banned. That issue was taken care of in a round about way, that Human Rights law makes for some pretty messed up decisions sometimes.



    well you win some you lose some.
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    Nov 18, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
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    Nov 18, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    TheIStrat saidicon_biggrin.gif

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    Nov 18, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    Gosh, now the Catholic church may have to follow through with their threat to not offer charity or social services for the homeless and needy.

    Won't they look like asses.
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    Nov 18, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidGosh, now the Catholic church may have to follow through with their threat to not offer charity or social services for the homeless and needy.

    Won't they look like asses.

    We are all avidly waiting.
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    Nov 18, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    They have the right idea. Human/civil rights should not be put up to a vote to allow the tyranny of the majority. Some rights are "inalienable"
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    Nov 18, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    Pinny said
    wrestlervic saidGosh, now the Catholic church may have to follow through with their threat to not offer charity or social services for the homeless and needy.

    Won't they look like asses.

    We are all avidly waiting.


    You know I was raised by Catholic schools in the DC area, and when I posted that nonsense about the Roman church threatening to do that on my facebook account, I got a few posts on my wall that actually were defending the church. Ridiculous. Some people really drink the Kool-Aid. I love it when people defend the indefensible. There's simply no way you can defend that one.