Saturday, May 12, 2012
Gay Marriage is Not Welcome by Majority of Americans
There are six states that allow same sex marriage: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire along with the District of Columbia. If I am not mistaken, all of these states have legalized gay marriage by statute, not by the will of the people. As a matter of fact, every time the people have been given the chance to decide on this issue they overwhelmingly vote against same sex marriage.
This past week, President Obama gave his rousing endorsement of same sex marriage but also said he believes the states should decide for themselves. Well, Mr. President, the states have been deciding for themselves since 1998 and they continue to do so. The North Carolina vote this past Tuesday was just the latest.
These are the facts: Hawaii granted legislative authority to ban same-sex marriage in 1998. The following states have State Constitutional Amendments that ban same-sex marriage: Alaska, Nevada, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Colorado Tennessee and Arizona. California has passed a state amendment against gay marriage twice (in 2000 and 2008) but each time a judge has struck it down! How can anyone believe Americans want to legalize same sex marriage when one of the most leftist states in the union has voted against it two times?
These states have State Constitutional Amendments that ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, but not other contracts: Nebraska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin (!), Florida and North Carolina.
Only Michigan and Virginia have amendments that ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and other contracts.
By my count that's 31 opposed, 6 in support along with the District of Columbia.
Why do we continually allow a minority of the population tell us what to think, what to do and what we want? It is past the time for us to do a little thinking and research instead of believing the constant propaganda and lies from the government and the media.
If it is true that Americans want to legalize same sex marriage, please tell me the reason we overwhelmingly vote against it every time. Obviously, we don't want it and those votes are the polls that count.
Posted by Reggie