Editor's note: Same-sex marriage continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Today, North Carolina voters will vote on Amendment One, a referendum that would make "marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized." Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden stated he is "absolutely comfortable" with same-sex marriages and that all people are "entitled the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all of the civil liberties".
Here is a roundup of CNN coverage highlighting the people, perspectives and stories on this topic.
Referendum banning same-sex marriage in spotlight as 3 states hold primaries
White House downplays Biden's same-sex marriage remarks
Biden's support for gay marriage matches most Catholics' views
Another Obama official speaks out for same-sex marriage
Billy Graham backs North Carolina amendment to ban gay marriage
Bill Clinton chimes in on N.C. same-sex marriage ban
Same-sex couples prepare for North Carolina marriage vote
Photos: 'Commitment’ project focuses on long-term gay couples
N.C. House vote to put constitutional same-sex marriage ban on ballot
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Only 32% of current ACMA bllkiacst is child abuse material Actually this is completely incorrect 32% may be _'alleged'_ child abuse content but it is not confirmed (the ACMA list is all alleged, almost none of it has actually been classified by the Classifications Board). Many people have seen the URLs on the list and it seems like the actual' illegal content is closer to 5% than to 32%.
I'm sorry but, to me, this is not about the church or religion at all. It's about a very small, very vocal minority who, by their very definition, have rejected all of the norms of society and nature. BUT, they want to force our society to allow them to change OUR values and laws for THEIR sakes. I don't give a care who they go to bed with or live with or any of that. But, I DO care about the fact that we have certain traditions and values and we happen to cherish them and they are trying to FORCE us change these to suit their needs. I use the word FORCE because in SO MANY cases they have used the courts to literally FORCE this down the throats of the citizenry despite huge majorities voting against it.
On second thought, I'm going to vote against this amendment. I totally forgot that true conservatives don't want the government in anyone's lives, inlcuding defining marriage. Vote against this amendment as an unwarranted intrusion of government power (aka the lib's favorite tactic). Real conservatives understand.
If you want to pound your chest about "standing by your convicitons", at least own it and call it what it is. If you really believe it's right, how can a simple word hurt you?
"Bigot-: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance"
Nah- I think they would probably chafe.
Thank you Rober Jay - you couldn't have said it plainer.
Amen Robert Jay...I couldn't have said it better!
Why is the religious right even involved. I guess separation of church and state only comes into play when it suits them. Maybe when churches start paying taxes they can have a say in what our government does.
They pay no taxes but in NC the Baptist churches can display signs encouraging people to vote for the legislation. Churches should not tell people how to vote. But, people are pretty stupid if they base their opinions on what their church tells them without using their own brain. I don't care if people have a religious objection to this but why should they care what people do with their freedom.
If you believe the bible, or at least the parts of the bible that don't inconvenience you, you will vote for the amendment. If you believe the entire bible, you will vote to treat women as chattel, kill children who talk back to you, kill people who touch pig products, wear their hair too short or too long, eat shrimp, do any work on the Sabbath, see women during their period, marry a woman who is not a virgin, be a woman who does not marry her rapist, or wear mixed fabrics.
If you think gay people have the same rights as straight people, vote against the amendment.
Do you understand the bible at all?
Yeah! It's like a salad bar where you get to pick and choose what parts are actually the word of god. Oh wait...
I did. It would appear that you haven't read it doc. The bible does tell a rapist that he should marry the woman he raped to make it right. He also is supposed to give the dad some money. The bible also says eagles and shellfish. So why aren't you christians trying to close seafood restaurants and get the eagle replaced as the national bird? It's because you pick and choose what you want to believe. Your book is make-believe and the world would be better off without it or the Koran.
So why is Leviticus (and other parts Christians choose to ignore) still in the Bible? Is it possible that parts of the holy book are actually fallible and subject to change?
It is really very clear. If you are a bigot, a racist, rich, or a republican you will vote for the ammendment. If you have ethics, humility, are rationale, are caring, have a vision, (and are probably a democrat) you will vote against the ammedment
Wrong again Lib- 1. Not bigot 2. Not racist 3. Not rich 4. Not a Republican .......AND voting for the Ammendment. You LIberal whiners never get it right. HaHaHaHaHa
Gee, guess I better go back and change my vote to support it then.
As a Republican who believes in the original Republican outlook that personal matters are outside the arena of what the government should have anything to do with, I voted against it.
It must be convienient to blindly classify good and bad based on party lines, I'm sure it requires much less effort than considering facts and drawing your own opinion regardless of what your party tells you is "right".
Uhhh, I don't do that, idi ot.....I just stated that I am not a Republican And I support so-called Democratic principles,too. Let me Guess- You weren't born in NC....or the South... You kinda just moved here recently??
Scott in NC..do you really think there are many others who voted against the ammendment for reasons like you?
You are by far and away a MASSIVE exception to the rule.
You Kidding Me?-
If I was just to judge by those I’ve spoken to, even those who are more on the religious side, I’d be relatively optimistic about it. From what I’ve seen in the overall polling thought it doesn’t look good.