“Yes he started the WBC and yes they have done it to the funerals of LGBT and military personnel but that does not mean we should lower ourselves to their level to give them a taste of their own medicine. It'll truly show the strength of the communities targeted by the WBC to not have a single protestor at his funeral. Show the world that the WBC practices are nothing more than underhand ways to get attention and by ignoring them and not reporting about them will lead them to abandon the practices.”
“Good. Schools should teach kids not to bully each other, not how not to be bullied by others.”
Mark5301 on Mar 23, 2014 at 03:05:15
“In a perfect world that sounds like a great solution. But we don't have a perfect world, and in the real world kids can be pretty vicious. For the all the fuss, the school was basically telling the kid not to make himself a target. You know, looking out for his best interests in a preemptive fashion instead of waiting until he got stuffed in a trash can and then trying to play clean up with useless punishments.”
“Wow some people in Oregon clearly missed Civics classes and sadly ran for office afterwards. Here's the thing about what rights, they aren't supposed to be voted on, that's why they call them rights.
Republicans, not just in Oregon but all across the country, if you really want to get support from younger voters then stop fighting battles that have already been fought. We already established that no matter our differences no one group of Americans can get a specific right while another is denied it.
Gay marriage is supported by the majority of the electorate especially the younger voters and is only a wedge issue between the majority and social conservatives. Time to stop caring about parts and care about love.”
“I am happy for Utah's LGBT couples! Congrats guys!
I love how how the judge has been branded an activist judge by the governor to justify why the judge struck down the ban as unconstitutional. Apparently discrimination is constitutional to certain Republicans.
Marriage equality will come to all 50 states, some states will come around faster than others while some will fight it to the end but it will happen. Gotta say I definitely did not see this happening though.”
“This is why I was hoping SCOTUS would take a wider ruling when ruling on Prop 8. They had to have known that every state with a constitutional ban on gay marriage would begin seeing challenges to their bans which all are just as fundamentally discriminatory as Prop 8 so why not strike them all down at the same time instead of forcing couples in each state file lawsuits and take them to the lower courts?
Even at that it is certain that the rulings of the lower courts will be appealed causing the cases to work their way up the appellate court system before another case finds it way to SCOTUS where it will most likely be struck down just like Prop 8.
So again why could not these discriminatory laws have been stricken down as unconstitutional like they truly are when they have already ruled on a similar case?”
MHHP on Jul 27, 2013 at 08:29:43
“Because they ruled on the lack of standing issue with the parties that appealed the lower court's decision. Had the CA gov't appealed the rulings, we may have seen a more encompassing ruling like Loving v VA, but Prop 8 was not the case to do that.”
“Wow, they already wasted a few million dollars with their 39 other attempts to repeal Obamacare, I guess the party of "fiscal conservatism" is not quite done wasting taxpayer money.”
artvandelay3 on Jul 26, 2013 at 22:31:50
“Been saying that for years. The reason they want to cut is so they can use the savings to waste on gay marriage and Obamacare votes. You should see their Excel docs. Savings on food stamps, Head Start, unemployment benefits? Hire Barry Leiberstein so those two guys don't get married.”
Franklin Smith on Jul 26, 2013 at 22:26:15
“Approximately $68 million so far on just repealing ACA.”
“What a great way to save tax payer money, by spending it to defend a law that has already been struck down by SCOTUS years ago. GOP, the party of fiscal conservatives, until it comes to trying to deny other people their rights.”
“I have never been to Russia and never plan to, even more so now that if I do I'd be arrested for being gay.”
NotReallyANewsSite on Jul 17, 2013 at 02:48:17
“I'm with you Steve. If we are going to boycott them for something, it should be their sordid abuse of human rights...not because Snowden is hiding out there.”
Labor Party on Jul 17, 2013 at 02:33:27
“This is ridiculous. (and not fair to OUR athletes.)”
yourname2000 on Jul 17, 2013 at 02:26:13
“Really...now THAT is a valid reason to boycott the Olympics, imo. Arresting people for as little as having a rainbow flag on them, showing affection, or just saying you believe in marriage equality ---and fining them $6000 or jailing them or expelling them from the country? How can we send our Olympians (some of whom are gay) and their supporters/family to Sochi with Russia enacting such draconian, anti-humanitarian laws. Putin's looking for scapegoats wherever he can to distract his people from the oligarchy he's created.”
“Do you have an actual argument as to why Gays in Pennsylvania should not be allowed to marry? Judging by the fact that you continuing to try to move the topic elsewhere I would say no you don't.”
snakeeater66 on Jul 11, 2013 at 20:30:04
If it is kept out of my face, live demonstrations of Kissing, etc(That really goes for straight couples, as well)
I could care less.... I gotta get an argument going every now and then.. ”
“Well there are plenty of countries in the Middle East that could be classified as a conservative's dream since they are theocracies, have loose gun laws, strict laws regulating what women can and cannot do, have made homophobia into law, etc. Conservatives should be flocking in droves to the Middle East.”
“Reading the article and several of the comments has made me want to remind select people that our lawmakers place their hands on the Bible and swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, they do not put their hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold and defend the Bible.
Granting one group of people (heterosexuals) a right (to marry) while denying the same right from another group of people (homosexuals) is the textbook definition of discrimination which is clearly forbade in the Constitution.
I am in NY and I am glad my neighbors to the South are moving towards equality. Way to go Attorney General Kane, you are now my second favorite Attorney General behind NY Attorney General Scheinderman!”
“Yes they do, it is Fox that has no shame. Try shutting it off sometime, you will definitely feel more comfortable taking off your aluminum foil hat.
It is time to address the fact that the minimum wage is well below the cost of living while corporations are raking in record high profits will productivity is at 50 year high.
In fact if the minimum wage was increased at the same rate of an average CEO's salary over the past 50 years the minimum wage would be over $20 an hour.”
Uncle Todd on Jul 11, 2013 at 03:17:00
“If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his butt.
I rarely watch television, especially for news or opinion. The economic effects of a minimum wage have been a reality longer than any of today's media sources. My comment was not explicit; this "story" is the third version of the same story, distributed amongst various general headings and story titles that I've read on Huffy in one day. And it's constant.
I won't argue the economics of wages with you; I refer you to Walter E. Williams (he's published). But, I will ask this in response to your comment on corporate profitability and CEO salaries; Since most businesses don't have CEOs or that level of management and are in fact small businesses, who pays for the minimum wage increase then?”
“I work for another major company that pays lower wages then Walmart. The system we have is too introverted to function as it stands. The rich and corporations pay pretty much nothing in taxes while paying workers bare bone wages and sticking the majority of tax revenue on them.
If we increased the minimum wage to be above the cost of living and lowered taxes on workers they would have more disposable money which would increase sales and profits for corporations.
If corporations and the rich would pay their fair share in taxes then the government would be able to repair our crumbling infrastructure putting people to work which would lower the unemployment rate and put more disposable money in the economy which would also increase profits for corporations.
The current tax system was devised to get as much money into the pockets of rich as fast as possible while nickel and diming those below them and pining the bill on the tax payer. It is time for reform the system.”
LB62 on Jul 10, 2013 at 22:54:00
“This is so true. My husband works for a car dealership. The GOP will tell you that the "job creator" there is the man who owns the dealership. In truth, the "job creators" are the people coming in and buying cars--regular people who work at places like grocery stores and banks. Squeeze them into poverty and there's no business for any "job creator" to go after. I astounds me that more people don't get that.”
William Occam on Jul 10, 2013 at 22:19:30
“I bet you still believe in Santa claus as well”
Tiggy on Jul 10, 2013 at 22:16:53
“They must tie min. wage to the cost of living to prevent another gap. The problem is that the numbers they deal with are often fluff and inflated. Example, a loaf of bread cost 3.49 they shrink the loaf leaving the cost at 3.49. On paper there is no increase but a family must by two loaves now so their out of pocket has indeed increased. This is happening with almost everything that we consume.”
“I know what the author means, $50 would be a third of my average weekly paycheck and something I would put money a side for a few weeks to be able to do. If I was the author I wouldn't even invite her to my wedding.”
“Okay this "it should be decided by the states argument" needs to end. If we left major civil rights decisions to the states we would still have the Separate but Equal laws on the books along with bans on interracial marriage, women voting and sodomy laws on the books in most of the Bible Belt states.
States have had a terrible track record of recognizing all groups as equal and some have blatantly discriminated against certain groups in the past.
You can wail about how SCOTUS is becoming more and more political but this time they actually did their job at tossing out a discriminatory law (DOMA) and siding with the appellate court's decision in throwing out another discriminatory law (Prop 8).
It is time the bigots and champions of inequality realize that Gay Marriage is at a turning point. Until recently it was thought gay marriage would never win on the ballot until it did in 2 states. It was also thought the Conservative leaning court would uphold DOMA and Prop 8 but it didn't and both were gutted or tossed out entirely.”
I hated the argument that gay marriage will discriminate against those whose views oppose it. Well what about those who actually do believe in respect for thy fellow man? You know, like the Bible states very clearly?!
I don't care what religion you follow, you are free to do so under the Constitution. Your freedom to religion is not, however, a license to discriminate or to force your views on others. Equal rights for all is something is also protected under the Constitution.”
“Don't forget that people change. In 1996 the percentage of people supporting legalization of gay marriage was at 25%, it is now above 50%. The Right are the ones clinging to opposition to gay marriage now, they are the ones trying to bring the ban on gay marriage back to California after SCOTUS upheld the appellate court's decision in support of gay marriage by striking down Prop 8. It is time the Right takes a page from Clinton's and Obama's books and evolve. Well they don't believe in evolution so they can change on the issues.”