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Some odd inconsistencies
November 6, 2008 - John Stack
After Obama's victory, I saw this as a turning point in America. And it was. Somewhat. I have read reports and gotten emails from friends who are still holding onto the idea that just drug users, blacks, gays and the young (who don't know any better) were the only ones who put Barack Obama in office. This is of course absurd, as 'straight -white and old counties like Clinton, Franklin and Essex all went big for Obama. Another proof of the repulsion of voters of the neo-con leadership was the across the board vote for Obama.But, it was also one of seeming pragmatism. manuy voted for Obama, but still stuck to some of their long held prejudices. Yes, they would finally vote for a black man- but they still have problems with gays.
Three states California, Arizona and Florida all ended up in Obama's column. But, amendments were passed in all three states that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Some reversing recent court decisions in these states. I still can't see it. The old red herring of gays being somehow deviant and unable to lead 'normal' productive lives has been put to rest long ago. Some actually fall back on the 'marriage is for procreation' argument. Are they serious? These people should have their voting rights stripped forever. My father remarried when he was 52 with 5 grown children. He and my step mother had no intention of having more kids. Should they have been denied the right to marry?In Arkansas, an amendment passed denying gay couples to adopt. How cruel! Get this, unlike Newt Gingrichs ridiculous rantings, todays orphanages are not the same as Father Flanagan in Boys Town. Having no parental unit, living with other aboused and tough kids with no one to love you is desirable to being adopted by a gay couple. I hope Arkansas seceeds from the Union.
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