Thursday, March 09, 2006

Let The People Vote!

On Tuesday the 7th of March 2006, the Wisconsin state Assembly voted overwhelmingly, 62-31, to allow the citizens of Wisconsin to decide whether or not to ban homosexual "marriage". By huge margins in passing state constitutional amendments banning homosexual "marriages", (an average of 71%), American voters are saying no to this abomination. This year at least six more states (Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia) will have on their ballots, constitutional amendments banning homosexual "marriages". There are already 19 states, which ban such "marriages". There may be as many as 15 states before the end of 2006 passing such amendments. Even the liberal state of Maryland -- reacting to a radical state judge, M. Brooke Murdock, who ruled homosexual "marriage" was constitutional -- may have another opportunity. Maryland voters just may get to vote on an amendment banning homosexual "marriages" but not banning "civil unions".
It is anticipated that the new House Majority Leader, John Boehner, (R-OH), and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, (R-TN), will schedule a vote on a constitutional amendment to ban homosexual "marriages' before the 2006 Election. The House bill has not been introduced yet. In 2004, Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, (R-CO), had a vote on her Marriage Protection Amendment, which received a majority vote, but not the 2/3 necessary to pass a constitutional amendment. On the other hand in 2004, left-wing Democrat Senators filibustered Senator Wayne Allard's Marriage Protection Amendment and did not allow a Senate floor vote.
Senator Wayne Allard, (R-CO), introduced the very first Senate resolution in the 109th Congress: Senate Joint Resolution 1. The text of the Allard marriage constitutional amendment is: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the Constitution of any State or Federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups." Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and urge your 2 Senators to sponsor S.1, the "Marriage Protection Act".

2 Comments:

Blogger Brandon said...

Congrats. You must feel proud. For what? I don't know. More freedoms and rights taken away from people you have never met. Hate written into a constitution. Resources diverted from areas that could really use them. I wish I could understand what fuels this in people. At the end of the day - what have you really gained?

6:03 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger SCIA said...

Brandon,
It is not about feeling 'proud'. Why we need to bicker over pride is not relevant. What is at stake here is a cultural value in which THE CULTURE, particularly in MA, could not have a say on. The true issue, at least to me, is democracy. Regardless of what my religious values are, democracy is not being practiced.

If we are to teach Middle Eastern countries the values of a constitutional right to voice their vote and then the Country that is advocating this right, U.S. in this case, does not practice it, then we are labled hippocrits. All I care about is giving people a chance to practice their right to vote.

Culture, as a body of learned behaviors COMMEN to a given human society, acts rather like a template (ie. it has predictable form and content), shaping behavior and consciousness within a human society from generation to generation. So culture resides in all learned behavior and in some shaping template or consciousness prior to behavior as well (that is, a "cultural template" can be in place prior to the birth of an individual person).

There is not one human society, advanced or primitive, civilized or uncivilized, where homosexual relationships, including same-sex "marriages", has existed as a normative part of family life or a culture.

As I mention in previous posts, I do believe that the homosexual community does deserve more rights. Why they need to redefine marriage in order to do that is not understandable to me. We all need to come to a commen ground here. What that commen ground will be is the million doller question.

6:48 AM, March 10, 2006  

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