Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Law Constitutional, Judge Rules

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Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Law Constitutional, Judge Rules
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  • Reality.Bites

    McDermott seems determined to prove to the entire world he’s not just a bigot, he’s an idiot too. His supporters must be so proud.

    • Hello

      Are you trying to prove to the world you’re a real boy Pinocchio?

      • BillTheCat45

        You trying to prove our point that bigots are scumbags?

      • Dale Rice

        The reality is that things are changing and YOU can’t deal with it! hahaha..

  • Lamont Cranston

    It must be rough for worthless bigot Bob McDermott. Surely he must know that he and his ilk will be remembered for their hatred and stupidity, just like his spiritual forefathers who created and enforced Jim Crow laws. I look forward to pissing on his grave.

    • Hello

      Funny because the only hate I see is from people the gay community who are completely bigoted and intolerant of our nations institutions and traditions.
      Who do you think you are to come along and say that someone is a bigot for their beliefs? You are the one with the problem not the rest of us.

      • John De Salvio

        If you are about “our nations [sic] institutions”, then you are FOR equal rights, right? It’s that annoying thing in the U.S. Constitution. Study history: There were same-sex marriages long before there was any Christianity. Even Native American tribes offered same-sex marriages. Remember, this is NOT a “Christian Nation”. It is the bigoted and intolerant words AND ACTIONS that has caused the deaths of thousands of gay people – add another million if we include the homosexuals who were slaughtered by Hitler. Gay people were made by God. If you think God makes mistakes, then you had better take a closer look at your religion. And, tell us what Jesus condemned regarding homosexuals. NOTHING!

        • Alan

          George Washington once wrote that America is a nation without a national religion. It is freedom “FROM” religion.

          • carl

            And Abraham Lincoln once said “you can’t believe everything you read on the internet”

      • BillTheCat45

        We aren’t a theocracy, no matter how much you wish it to be true.

      • Lamont Cranston

        It’s funny when anti-American scumbags like you try to act all patriotic. Thank science for the 2nd amendment!

      • Maggie 4NoH8

        For years and years, Christians have belittled, demeaned, bullied and tried to “fix” LGBT.

        Finally, having had enough, LGBT are pushing back. They are calling out Christians for their bigotry (hate the bigotry, not the bigot). In doing so, the populace has learned exactly how Christianity has been intolerant of LGBT, and figuring out for themselves just how ugly LGBT have been treated, and that it is never justified.

        After hundreds of years of convincing themselves they are moral, Christians now have to look in the mirror and see the ugly truth, and that isn’t easy.

        As for “Hello”s question, “Who do you think you are to come along and say that someone is a bigot for their beliefs?”, LBGT have long asked the same question of Christians. Sadly, from a privileged POV, many Christians have never put the shoe on the other foot, so-to-speak.

        So, here’s my answer to Hello’s question: I am just as moral, just as equal as you, Hello. As such, I’m simply pointing out your position on this issue is, in fact, bigoted. I point this out BECAUSE I love and care for you as a fellow human-being, and I want to help. It isn’t natural to be irrational and illogical – it goes against most codes of morality (including yours, if I assume you are Christian).

        I have no illusions about my ability to change your view (that is your responsibility), Hello, but I will ask this: Please humble yourself. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes (in this case, a LGBT person, and how Christianity has historically treated you). Remove yourself from the self-appointed position of privilege and superiority. Consider that in the grander scheme of things, it’s possible you are the one with the problem. Finally, show some respect to other’s – don’t ask “Who do you think you are…”, because that is very arrogant and you should understand each and everyone of us are as right, as wrong, as important as “you” are.

        Perhaps by doing these things earnestly, you will see things in a more honest, loving and human light?

        • carl

          ya that’s BS. I’ve been to your gay pride parades, there is nothing positive, good or worthwhile about your lifestyle. You choose to be gay just as much as a pedophile does. You need help, not affirmation.

          • David Twombley

            No, Carl: one ‘chooses’ to be a bigot; NO ONE chooses their sexual orientation, any more than one chooses their eye color. Just when did you choose your sexual orientation?

      • paulginandes

        I say someone is a bigot when they lie to achieve their goals. If they had reality based, concrete reasons, they wouldn’t need to lie. So tell me, if you are a supporter of restricting marriage to heterosexuals only, can you give any concrete reason why it would benefit the state to do so? No. Didn’t think so. If you still oppose something even after a dozen courts have ruled your position to be contrary to the constitution, then you may be a bigot.

      • ChristopherErwinHogan

        I’m all for freedom of belief, but eventually you gotta give some of this silly stuff up! Either gay people are straight people who choose to “sin” and deserve to be stoned to death, or they are created gay by God and are no better or worse than other people. All the evidence shows the latter, so we as a society should base our norms and laws accordingly. If you disagree with this, then go out and prove it, and you’ll win a Nobel Prize.

        • carl

          No, you aren’t created gay, and neither is a pedophile; you have a psychological dysfunction. Likely you were molested or raped a child or you’re just a pervert.
          Stop pretending you’re a helpless victim of your genitalia and lusts.
          The whole concept of marriage “equality” is complete BS, marriage is about the family, it’s biological and no law will change that.

    • carl

      standing up for whats right is always a lonely road, people who live it aren’t worried about popularity contests

  • BearEyes

    McDermott is clearly a sore loser. He needs to be voted out.

    • Ninja0980

      Sad to say but his viewpoints were well known before he got elected. I doubt it will be an issue for them.

  • David_in_Houston

    I’d really love for Mr. McDermott to explain how the marriage of a couple — that he doesn’t even know — could negatively impact his life in any possible way? If his position is based on his *chosen* religious beliefs, someone might want to inform him that non-religious couples have always been able to marry in our country; and we’re talking about secular civil marriage, not an optional church ceremony. Perhaps we should find a 5-year old to explain it to him.

    • Hello

      The bastardization of marriage won’t legitimize your deviant and perverted lifestyle.
      Marriage is only between a man and a woman. It’s biological. Period.

      • John De Salvio

        Can you say “caca de toro”? I knew you could… As to that whole “biological” thing, then I guess you forbid marriage between people who can’t have children, right? For your information, for those straight people who toss of their children as just so much human detritus, it is the gay couples who adopt them and raise them to being vibrant, being joyous about life, and being predominantly straight but NOT narrow, like you.

      • BillTheCat45

        Cry some more.

      • Lamont Cranston

        Fortunately, worthless bigot goons like you are dying off. Why not help make America a better place right now and shoot yourself?

        • carl

          tell me more about how the gay agenda is all about love.

          PS Learn a new word, “bigot” is getting old

      • Maggie 4NoH8

        Seriously? You might wanna get some counseling, because you don’t seem to be tethered to reality.

        Marriage is between a man & a man, a woman & a woman, or a man & a woman. THAT is reality. Period.

        • tomass4king

          The reality is that things are changing and YOU can’t deal with it! haha

          • Rob Jensen

            You replied to the wrong person.

        • chuck

          um no, it’s biological.
          Sticking feathers up your butt doesn’t make you a chicken

      • Dale Rice

        The reality is that things are changing and YOU can’t deal with it! haha

      • Dale Rice

        The reality is that things are changing and YOU can’t deal with it! haha…

      • paulginandes

        Marriage is biological? Huh? WTF. Can you give an example of animals that marry? And just so’s ya know, there are plenty of homosexual animals in the world. Your biology argument is going to bite you in the a**.

        • carl

          I don’t look to the animal kingdom on how to live my life but the fact that you do explains a few things.

          • paulginandes

            You are the one who is invoking biology, aka, the animal kingdom, not me. I pointed out that not only is it morally irrelevant, but it’s not even accurate. Explain that, if you can.

    • carl

      As John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

      • paulginandes

        As John Adams said,
        “”The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” Treaty of Tripoly, article 11

        “Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.”

        “But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed.”

        “What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because of suspected heresy? Remember the Index Expurgato-rius, the Inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter, and the guillotine; and, oh! horrible, the rack! This is as bad, if not worse, than a slow fire. Nor should the Lion’s Mouth be forgotten. Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years.” letter to John Taylor, 1814, quoted in In God We Trust and 2000 Years of Disbelief

        “The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.” letter to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1815

        “As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?” letter to F.A. Van der Kamp, December 27, 1816

        “God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.” “this awful blashpemy” that he refers to is the myth of the Incarnation of Christ, from Ira D. Cardi

        “It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service [formation of the American governments] had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven…”

  • Gibbous

    After the overturning of Prop 8, McDermott has no chance. The 9th District court said that it is neigh impossible to revoke a right previously given. Once people started getting married, the horse had left the barn.

  • Mike Scott

    What an idiot that McDermott is.

  • Bikerguy

    Gee, I gues that’s the way Republicans ‘reach out’ to voters.. I guess they LOVE losing elections.

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