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Palin Breaks With McCain on Gay Marriage Amendment

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Palin Breaks With McCain on Gay Marriage Amendment Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says she supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a break with John McCain who has said he believes states should be left to define what marriage is. The Alaska governor said she had voted in 1998 for a state amendment banning same sex marriage and hoped to see a federal ban on such unions. "I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that's where we would go. I don't support gay marriage," Palin said.

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True-Song True-Song 7 years
Dear Sarah Palin, Go fuck yourself. Thanks! ts
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
haha. Down with marriage! No, I have no issue with unions. I just know that insurance companies are going to have a field day with it, and we'll all pay - - big time. Also, I'm not real concerned about social security. As it is, it will run out the year before I'm eligible to receive it. No big loss to me. Is it sad that I've already accepted that?
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
haha. Down with marriage!No, I have no issue with unions. I just know that insurance companies are going to have a field day with it, and we'll all pay - - big time. Also, I'm not real concerned about social security. As it is, it will run out the year before I'm eligible to receive it. No big loss to me. Is it sad that I've already accepted that?
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
It was mostly for the non-homophobic nature of the argument she presented :)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
Even though Choochoo argued against marriage in general? ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Dammit, I'm dumb...you can only give 100 at a time :rant: CHOOCHOO, you get 500 :)
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Aww, HF :hug:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Aww, HF :hug:
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
No homophobia here. :-)
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
No homophobia here. :-)
Jillness Jillness 7 years
"I think the key to revitalizing the economy is to legalize gay marriage everywhere. You know there would be the most lavish kick-ass weddings all over the country."So true!And I just have to say that I KNEW the day would come when I would agree with Mich, and it is FINALLY HERE! Yeah!!! :hug::drinks:Woo!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
"I think the key to revitalizing the economy is to legalize gay marriage everywhere. You know there would be the most lavish kick-ass weddings all over the country." So true! And I just have to say that I KNEW the day would come when I would agree with Mich, and it is FINALLY HERE! Yeah!!! :hug: :drinks: Woo!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I agree pop!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I agree pop!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
I think the key to revitalizing the economy is to legalize gay marriage everywhere. You know there would be the most lavish kick-ass weddings all over the country. And our economic woes would be forgotten!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Jude I love ya. :hug:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Jude I love ya. :hug:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"Spouses are eligible for insurance benefits, social security survivor benefits, etc, so that means higher costs all around." That would invalidate all the other things people do that cause an increase in insurance rates and etc., such as obesity and smoking. So in order to make sure that no one is doing things that cause others' insurance rates to rise, etc., one would also have to outlaw other reasons for rises in insurance rates, such as smoking and overeating McDonald's Big Macs. I must say, though, that that argument is better than most I've heard, as it isn't rooted in homophobia. If no one else takes the prize, I'll give it to you :)
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"Spouses are eligible for insurance benefits, social security survivor benefits, etc, so that means higher costs all around."That would invalidate all the other things people do that cause an increase in insurance rates and etc., such as obesity and smoking. So in order to make sure that no one is doing things that cause others' insurance rates to rise, etc., one would also have to outlaw other reasons for rises in insurance rates, such as smoking and overeating McDonald's Big Macs.I must say, though, that that argument is better than most I've heard, as it isn't rooted in homophobia. If no one else takes the prize, I'll give it to you :)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
ChooChoo: Well, how about a chance at rebuttal, and then Jude can decide?If the reasons against gay marriage are financial; that more people would be eligible for health and life insurance, thereby raising costs to private insurance industries, and that it would allow more people to become eligible for social security survivorship benefits- couldn't we just argue that we have an incentive to disallow marriage for everyone, or as many people as possible? That would essentially be arguing that marriage itself is a bad thing, and that it would be in our best interest to encourage divorces and a single lifestyle. I don't see that as an argument against gay marriage.In addition, spouses often pay to be added to at least health insurance, and many states and insurance companies are moving in the direction of allowing these financial benefits to same-sex couples in civil unions. I don't think an argument solely against marriage should cut it, but I guess it technically WOULD also be an argument against gay marriage.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
ChooChoo: Well, how about a chance at rebuttal, and then Jude can decide? If the reasons against gay marriage are financial; that more people would be eligible for health and life insurance, thereby raising costs to private insurance industries, and that it would allow more people to become eligible for social security survivorship benefits- couldn't we just argue that we have an incentive to disallow marriage for everyone, or as many people as possible? That would essentially be arguing that marriage itself is a bad thing, and that it would be in our best interest to encourage divorces and a single lifestyle. I don't see that as an argument against gay marriage. In addition, spouses often pay to be added to at least health insurance, and many states and insurance companies are moving in the direction of allowing these financial benefits to same-sex couples in civil unions. I don't think an argument solely against marriage should cut it, but I guess it technically WOULD also be an argument against gay marriage.
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
I have heard that most arguments are financial: Spouses are eligible for insurance benefits, social security survivor benefits, etc, so that means higher costs all around. The end.Do I get the points now? I'm itchin' for Diamond status. haha
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 7 years
I have heard that most arguments are financial: Spouses are eligible for insurance benefits, social security survivor benefits, etc, so that means higher costs all around. The end. Do I get the points now? I'm itchin' for Diamond status. haha
meringue meringue 7 years
I agree that this is usually rooted in religion...I don't think we need to mess with the constitution on this one...but what is wrong with calling one a union and one a marriage?
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Yep.Maybe there should be a tomato-throwing emoticon!
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