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Bush wants marriage reserved for heterosexuals (c/p)

Bush wants marriage reserved for heterosexuals

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/....ap/index.html

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Wednesday he has government lawyers working on a law that would define marriage as a union between a woman and a man, casting aside calls to legalize gay marriages.

"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and I believe we ought to codify that one way or the other and we have lawyers looking at the best way to do that," the president said a wide-ranging news conference at the White House Rose Garden.

Bush also urged, however, that America remain a "welcoming country" -- not polarized on the issue of homosexuality.

"I am mindful that we're all sinners and I caution those who may try to take a speck out of the neighbor's eye when they got a log in their own," the president said. "I think it is important for our society to respect each individual, to welcome those with good hearts."

"On the other hand, that does not mean that someone like me needs to compromise on the issue of marriage," he added.

Bush has long opposed gay marriage but as recently as earlier this month had said that a constitutional ban on gay marriage proposed in the House might not be needed despite a Supreme Court decision that some conservatives think opens the door to legalizing same-sex marriages.

The Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that made homosexual sex a crime, overturning an earlier ruling that said states could punish homosexuals for having sex.

Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia fired off a blistering dissent of the ruling.

The "opinion dismantles the structure of constitutional law that has permitted a distinction to be made between heterosexual and homosexual unions, insofar as formal recognition in marriage is concerned," Scalia wrote. The ruling specifically said that the court was not addressing that issue, but Scalia warned, "Do not believe it."

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colorado, is the main sponsor of the proposal offered May 21 to amend the Constitution. It was referred on June 25 to the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution.

To be added to the Constitution, the proposal must be approved by two-thirds of the House and the Senate and ratified by three-fourths of the states.
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"I am mindful that we're all sinners and I caution those who may try to take a speck out of the neighbor's eye when they got a log in their own," the president said. "I think it is important for our society to respect each individual, to welcome those with good hearts."

"On the other hand, that does not mean that someone like me needs to compromise on the issue of marriage," he added.
A prize for anyone who can explain in what way this makes the remotest bit of sense.
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"I am mindful that we're all sinners "

Ah, so homosexuality is a sin, is it? Great signal to send out to the American people, Bushie.

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A prize for anyone who can explain in what way this makes the remotest bit of sense.
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I can't believe this guy... please, don't re-elect him...
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He was never elected in the first place.

What do you expect from a republican, though? Surely, you didn't think he would want it legalized, especially if he views it as a sin.

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He was never elected in the first place.

What do you expect from a republican, though? Surely, you didn't think he would want it legalized, especially if he views it as a sin.


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So far all the so-called "major" politicians have come out against gay marriage-even Hillary!
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So far all the so-called "major" politicians have come out against gay marriage-even Hillary!
That bit&%@! I was about to buy her biography... pfff
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hillary isnt running anyway
she recently launched her 2006 campaign for senate


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So far all the so-called "major" politicians have come out against gay marriage-even Hillary!
That is natural. "Major" politicians must win elections. Or they won't be "major". Going for the freedoms for minorities they go for the human rights and freedom. But going for gay marriages would be a challenge to the dominant religious beliefs of the country, and that would most certainly mean losing elections. No major politician would do that any time soon because it would mean a political suicide.
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hilary isnt running anyway
she recently launched her 2006 campaign for senate
LOL... I wasn't talking about her, but me... In the fear of having tomatoes thrown at me.
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lol i mean running for pres LOL


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