Seven states--Virginia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Tennessee, South Dakota, Idaho, and Colorado--passed measures affirming traditional marriage. On a night when Republicans tasted defeat coast to coast, ballot measures defining marriage they way it's always been defined in the United States won everywhere but Arizona--where several hundred thousand absentee votes have yet to be counted. Judges and journalists aside, the American people don't want to transform marriage into an institution that confers special rights on same-sex pairs. Not only is this issue a big winner politically for conservatives, but it displays a maturity in its anticipation of the designs of judges that we could have used prior to Roe v. Wade. Feel free to laugh when liberal news readers continue to label this issue divisive. It's not. It's hard to think of any issue that could pass muster in so many diverse states. Feel free to laugh when liberal news readers continue to label these measures "gay marriage bans." The government doesn't now recognize same-sex marriage, does it? One can't ban something that never had legal standing in the first place. And it's not like the "bans" prevent homosexuals from walking into any Unitarian church and getting married. The measures simply protect the rest of us from having to recognize such unions.
Those last two sentences sum it all up very nicely.
However, it's unfortunate that those who expect tolerance and understanding from the rest of us are the ones who will continue to beat people over the heads with the gay marriage stick until they bleed and cry uncle.
I'm surprised that ballot measure didn't pass here in Arizona. Interesting tactics were employed against that initiative that we may see again in other states. The AZ Republic had an interesting news bit on prop 107 this morning. Here’s the link for whoever is interested:
Somewhat of a shocker from a usually conservative AZ. Must be the spillover from the pinks in NM.
Get Big Government and Big Christianity out of people's private lives
"Get Big Government and Big Christianity out of people's private lives"
Umm ... that is exactly what is being done. I can't stand this sort of idiocy from those in favour of same-sex marriage.
Having the state regulate same-sex relationships is asking for the state to intrude into peoples private lives not get out of them.
Of course, it isn't really about the state getting out of peoples private lives is it. It is about homosexuals wanting to force people at the point of a gun to accept their relationships as entirely the same as other relationships.
Still it appears people are sane enough to know better.