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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/ 9/2010

Gay marriage could be issue in straw poll

By Washington Post editors

Same-sex marriage opponents are gearing up to try to influence Saturday’s D.C. Democratic Committee straw poll, Tim Craig reports at D.C. Wire.

Many are upset that voters were not allowed to weigh in on the issue before District officials voted that same-sex couples could legally marry in the city. So Bob King, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Northeast, and other opponents have been handing out fliers urging residents to show up at the straw poll “to send a message” to candidates who supported the city’s same-sex marriage law.

“D.C. leaders denied residents the right to vote on marriage,” the flier states. “Now, the battle is on in the courts and at elections.”

Stay with the D.C. Wire for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | June 9, 2010; 12:17 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  DC Council, Same-sex marriage, fenty, gay marriage, gray  
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Ok, let's vote on ALL marriages in the District. Maybe some of us would vote against heterosexuals getting married as they seem to have made such a mess of marriage!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 9, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Homosexuality is not a sin according to the Bible. Any educated Christian would know that. Scholars who have studied the Bible in context of the times and in relation to other passages have shown those passages (Leviticus, Corinthians, Romans, etc) have nothing to do with homosexuality. These passages often cherry-picked while ignoring the rest of the Bible. The sins theses passages are referring to are idolatry, prostitution, and rape, not homosexuality.

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Posted by: shadow_man | June 9, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Homosexuality is not a choice. Just like you don't choose the color of your skin, you cannot choose whom you are sexually attracted to. If you can, sorry, but you are not heterosexual, you are bi-sexual. Virtually all major psychological and medical experts agree that sexual orientation is NOT a choice. Most gay people will tell you its not a choice. Common sense will tell you its not a choice. While science is relatively new to studying homosexuality, studies tend to indicate that its biological.

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Posted by: shadow_man | June 9, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

The National Library of Medicine pubs confirm that sexual orientation is natural, biologically induced in the first trimester of pregnancy, morally neutral, immutable, neither contagious nor learned, bearing no relation to an individuals ability to form deep and lasting relationships, to parent children, to work or to contribute to society.

From the American Psychological Association: homosexuality is normal; homosexual relationships are normal.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Asociation and American Psychiatric Asociation have endorsed civil marriage for same-sex couples because marriage strengthens mental and physical health and longevity of couples, and provides greater legal and financial security for children, parents and seniors.

America's premier child/mental health associations endorse marriage equality.

Posted by: shadow_man | June 9, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Jezz, can I vote on your marriage too?

Onward to equality and fairness,
Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
Washington, Connecticut, USA.


Aren't their more pressing issues to focus on in the 21st century?

Posted by: cornetmustich | June 9, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Jezz, can I vote on your marriage too?

Onward to equality and fairness,
Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
Washington, Connecticut, USA.


Aren't there more pressing issues to focus on in the 21st century folks..?

Posted by: cornetmustich | June 9, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Morons. Let's vote on banning: stupid....homophobes....busy-bodies....people who won't be affected by gay marriage, etc. Human rights are not a voting issue.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 9, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

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