- May 19, 2004
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- Libertarian - Right
Source: Yahoo News
Kerry also said that the states are doing a fine job of it. If they were, why is it when they vote OVERWELMINGLY by 78% to ban gay marraige or even civil unions - the courts throw them out?TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - [size=-1] President Bush (news - web sites) and Democratic candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), who both oppose gay marriage, disagreed Wednesday on whether the issue should be left up to states and offered differing answers on whether a person could choose to be homosexual.
[/size] [size=-1] In their third presidential debate, devoted to domestic issues, Massachusetts Sen. Kerry cited Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites)'s lesbian daughter Mary in arguing that sexual orientation was not a matter of individual choice and he said states have shown they are capable of managing their own marriage laws. [/size]
[size=-1] Bush, who supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, said he was unsure whether a person could choose to be homosexual and that an amendment was needed to ensure that the issue of marriage does not end up "being defined by courts." [/size]
BTW, that was a low blow on Kerry's behalf of even mentioning Cheneys daughter.State District Judge William Morvant ruled Oct. 5 that the Louisiana amendment, which was overwhelming approved by 78 percent of voters Sept. 18, was flawed as drawn up by the Legislature because the provision had more than one purpose — banning not only same-sex marriage but also civil unions. more...