View Full Version : Schumer: 'Gay marriage' is goal in all 50 states

11-26-2009, 11:09 PM
WASHINGTON (BP)--Delivering a more forthright speech than is often seen from politicians on the issue, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer -- the third ranking member of the Senate -- told a homosexual group last week that "gay marriage" supporters "must not rest" until it is legalized in all 50 states.

Schumer's comments came as Maine prepares for Tuesday's vote that will decide the future of "gay marriage" there. If Question 1 passes it would overturn a new state law that legalized "marriage" for same-sex couples. But if it fails it would be the first time any state will have approved "gay marriage" at the ballot.

Schumer's blunt comments went against the states' rights argument often made by legislators who back "gay marriage." Instead of saying that each state should have the right to decide the definition of marriage, Schumer (D.-N.Y.) instead called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law that gives states the option of not recognizing a marriage from another state.

"Ten years ago, many thought that civil unions were about the best we could hope for. But the time for marriage has come," Schumer, speaking at the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner, said. "I call on all of my colleagues -- Democrat and Republican, in the Congress, in the state senate, in the state legislature, to support full marriage equality now.... Equality should know no bounds, and we must not rest until we have [gay] marriage in all 50 of these United States."

The comments were made Oct. 22 but are just now getting nationwide attention thanks to a YouTube video and a Politico.com story.

Schumer, who ranks only behind Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin in the Democratic Senate leadership, added he hopes "soon" to see the Senate "get rid of DOMA once and for all."

"A marriage shouldn't dissolve when you fly from Iowa to South Carolina," he said. "And that's why I'm going to fight to make all federal rights portable. If you get married in one state and have a legitimate marriage license, you should be able to have federal rights in every state of these United States."

The vote in Maine comes one year after California voters passed Proposition 8, which reversed a court ruling that had legalized "gay marriage." It was considered a shocking loss for homosexual activist groups, who have vowed not to allow a repeat in Maine, another left-leaning state.


11-27-2009, 09:16 AM
More fascination on his favorite topic, from Miss Megi. :rolleyes:

11-27-2009, 12:49 PM
I am at a loss here. Unless the Fed is going to mandate gay marriage, there are 30(?) states that have already changed their constitutions to outlaw gay marriage.

Why go so far against the will of the people? Oh yea...they have a "mandate".

11-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Why go so far against the will of the people? Oh yea...they have a "mandate".

They don't give a fuck anymore. They can do whatever the fuck they want and know they won't lose their seats. I think that when Muryha, Durbin and Rangel were reelected to their seats inspite of all their troubles and anti-American rhetoric, it gave all the other idiots in Washington the idea that they are there forever.

I tend to agree. When given the chance to vote out assholes like Pelosi, Murtha, Rangel and Dodd what happens? Not a godamned thing. They continue to "serve."