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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:43 PM
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Allen attacking Webb on NJ equal rights ruling
Virginian-Pilot
http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=113410&...

Allen uses amendment to try to gain traction
By CHRISTINA NUCKOLS AND DALE EISMAN,
October 28, 2006

RICHMOND - When New Jersey judges this week granted same-sex couples equal rights with heterosexuals in that state, they handed U.S. Sen. George Allen a potent issue to galvanize conservative Virginia voters.

The Republican, locked in an unexpectedly tough race for re-election, immediately latched onto a new theme for his campaign: Virginia's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions.

The issue previously received little attention from candidates, but Allen's campaign was churning out statements condemning the New Jersey decision within hours of its release. He spent Thursday and Friday traveling between rallies in rural western Virginia to tout his support for Virginia's ballot initiative.

"These judges ... are trying to take away the right of you, the owners of the government, to define marriage, that foundational value of family," Allen told about 75 people huddled under umbrellas outside a courthouse in Harrisonburg, a Republican enclave in the Shenandoah Valley.

Allen has used the rallies to attack his Democratic challenger, Jim Webb, for opposing the amendment. Webb has said the measure's wording is so broad it could infringe on the rights of unmarried heterosexuals to sign legal contracts and medical directives.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:47 PM
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1. What do they call Gays in Tunisia?
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vademocrat Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:50 PM
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2. Allen's also running a radio ad about this -
calling Webb a "Washington liberal, aligned with Hillary Clinton and the NJ Supreme Court"

Now I grew up a "Washington liberal" and I can testify that Jim Webb is NOT a WL!

There are some good ads against the so-called marriage amendment running on local tv here in Richmond, VA so hopefully they'll dampen some of Allen's ads. The amendment doesn't state same-sex marriage - is says any unmarried couple - and the ads point this out.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:56 PM
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3. of course the headline should have read....
"Allen does RNC bidding and plays Gay Marriage card againt Webb"

or perhaps

"Allen jumps on Gay Bashing Bandwagon"

oh right, it takes a left wing liberal media to get those kind of headlines

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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:31 PM
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4. I love this line:
"These judges ... are trying to take away the right of you, the owners of the government, to define marriage, that foundational value of family."

Um ... no George. These judges are trying to give the same rights to ALL families. Who the hell are you to define what a family is? There are plenty of children with gay parents and their families are just as valuable as yours! :grr:
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:54 PM
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5. .
There they go again with their political plays on the back of "minorities". What they do best is inciting hate.
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