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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:43 PM
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New Jersey's gay rights favor revives Republican right

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061026/lf_afp/usvotejusti...

New Jersey's gay rights favor revives Republican right

by Charlotte Raab 19 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) - In ruling that homosexual couples have the same constitutional rights as heterosexual couples, the New Jersey Supreme Court threw a much-needed bone to conservative Republicans trying to galvanize their glum voter base.


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A religious right organization, "Concerned Women for America", denounced the ruling as a move by agenda-driven judges wanting "to force" people to accept homosexual marriages.

But the group, just like the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Alliance Defense Fund, recognized it as a "wake-up call" for their faithful.

The conservatives immediately used the bonanza to remind voters to support a ban on gay marriage, scheduled for a referendum in eight states on November 7, along with legislative and gubernatorial elections.

"Nothing less than the future of the American family hangs in the balance if we allow one-man, one-woman marriage to be redefined out of existence," said James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:47 PM
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1. umm.. there is this Prof who predicts Repugs will retain the Sen. cause of this.


"This decision in one state is exactly what Republicans needed to activate social conservatives around the country," said Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia.

Sabato predicted that the decision would allow Republicans to save at least three Senate seats that had been expected to go to Democrats in key states holding referendums on same-sex marriage.

If the Republicans keep their seats in Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia, they would likely retain control of the 100-seat Senate. Democrats need to gain six of the 33 contested seats to gain majority control.
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Sabato said that in reinserting the gay marriage issue into the heart of the political debate, the New Jersey Supreme Court will mobilize nationwide an indispensable base for the Republican Party of
President George W. Bush, which had been begun to slip away.
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Kookaburra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:48 PM
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2. Not going to happen
This isn't going to change the dem tidal wave. We're going to take back the house and senate -- nobody can sway me otherwise.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:52 PM
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3. Someone needs
to point out to the "Concerned Women of America" that no one is going to force them to marry a homosexual. :sarcasm:

Jeez, why does it always have to be about what they want?

Mz Pip
:dem:
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sdfernando Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:57 PM
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5. I wouldn't doubt that some are
I wouldn't doubt that some of those "Concerned Women" are indeed married to homosexual men...They just don't know about their extra-curricular activities. At least not yet.
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 03:55 PM
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4. Actually the turnout claims are most likely a myth
posted about an NPR piece related to this yesterday

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 05:41 PM
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6. They wish. Too late, that pitcher's been to the well...
...a few times too often. The scary homo-ho-mo-ho-ho-hom-homo-sexuals are old news. The sky hasn't fallen, the churches haven't imploded, the rapture hasn't raptured, the horse is out of the barn and several miles down the road. IOW, this is a certified YAWN.

But if they want to pin their GOTV efforts to it, they're more than welcome. I never try to stop people beating dead horses, it only wastes my time and slows up the decay process.

wearily,
Bright
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