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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:01 PM

Lindsey Graham Compares Marriage Equality Debate To The Civil War


By Aviva Shen posted from ThinkProgress LGBT on Dec 12, 2012

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) waffled on his same-sex marriage stance Tuesday night, telling CNN’s Piers Morgan he thinks states should have the right to decide marriage rights.

This is a departure from Graham’s longstanding commitment to a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Just four years ago, Graham affirmed his support for a federal amendment that would “define marriage between one man and one woman” as a way to “defend and promote traditional South Carolina values.” Graham’s softened tone against same-sex marriage may have something to do with Americans’ overwhelming support for marriage equality and renewed scrutiny on the issue as the Supreme Court prepares to take it up.

Despite his newfound respect for the right of gay couples to pass on property and “live a free and open life,” Graham also compared gay marriage to polygamy. He asked Morgan, “Is it possible for three people to genuinely love each other and want to share their lives together? Is it OK to have three people marry each other?”

When Morgan pointed out that the debate was about couples, not threesomes, Graham then stated that if “the people” wanted same-sex marriage, they would pass a constitutional amendment legalizing it, just as “the people decided” to pass an amendment to ban slavery:

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http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/12/12/1320751/lindsey-graham-compares-marriage-equality-debate-to-the-civil-war/

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WCGreen Dec 2012 #1
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Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #3
putitinD Dec 2012 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. What a prissy douche of a man...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:12 PM

2. Damn.

If you look at ,it the state he represents was on the wrong side of history back then same as it's senator is about gay marriage. I suppose slavery and discrimination are okay in his mind?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. Fine, then let's go all Thaddeus Stevens on the red states



and force them into the 21st century.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:20 PM

4. Miss Lindsey needs to come out of the closet

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:49 PM

5. Wow. He must really be worried about 2014. He has been spouting all the Tea Party, bible

thumper talking points lately. What a loser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:40 PM

6. Why the fundies are so obsessed with a personal decision which

directly affect them is beyond me.

It's creepy and intrusive and yet they still can't understand why people hate them.

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