As much as I vehemently dislike Bush, I do applaud him for at least stating his opinion on the matter--something few other politicians seem willing to do.
I understand what a political hot-potato this is, but c'mon folks! Gay marriages are being performed in new places every week. Regardless of how you feel about it, THIS IS AN ISSUE. IF YOU JUST IGNORE IT AND PRETEND IT ISN'T HAPPENING IT WILL NOT SIMPLY GO AWAY.
Edwards: "Leave it to the states" (translation :"(humming with fingers in ears) I'm not listening! I'll just pass the buck!")
Kerry: "I support civil unions, not marriage" (translation: "It walks like a duck, sounds like a duck--but it isn't a duck! (ducks question)")
And this gem from FL senator Bill Nelson after I sent an e-mail to his office asking him not to support Bush's stupid amendment:
I support civil rights for all, but am opposed to gay marriage. I prefer that the issue not be addressed in the U.S. Constitution, because there is a Federal law giving states the legal right to enact a ban. In Florida, there already is such a law on the books.
As congress further considers this issue, be assured I'll keep your views in mind.
Yes, and I support pro-civil rights senators, but am opposed to actually voting for them.
Will someone please slap these people?