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Senate Seeker: Freedom Of Marriage Act
The purpose of this is to debate a Bill before it is added. Debate can center on whether the Bill should be passed or not, or it can center over which lobbyists care about the Bill in question. Some Bills are unconstitutional or simply redundant, so if this Bill is one of those, it won't be added in the first place, so feel free to debate that, too. Have fun.
March 11, 2010

Freedom Of Marriage Act

Whereas The constitution and the 14th amendment guarantee all people equal protection under the law.

1.Congress mandates that all states recognize same sex marriages as legal.

2. All states must give the same benefits to same sex marriages and to heterosexual marriages.

3. The united states will recognize all same sex marriages and give the same rights in terms of immigration and adoption to same sex couples.

4. Congress will make no laws limiting the ability of same sex couples to seek benefits of their unions.

5. This bill will go into effect immediately after passage.


Submitted 10:43 PM by Reggie Rocka
HELL NO
Hell NO!! HELL NO!!! What we have is a immoral bill and frankly I think no one should vote for this bill. I request the use of a filibuster.
Posted By Marco Rubio on 3/12/10 at 6:47 AM | Reply
Good Idea
I personally feel homosexual marriage should be allowed. I think the government should represent ALL PEOPLE despite pollitical affiliation, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or anything else that woukd have you descriminated against.
Posted By JamesTmas on 4/5/10 at 9:34 PM | Reply
I dessagree
no way this bill should go through
Posted By TREYANATOR887 on 11/6/10 at 4:34 PM | Reply
NO WAY
this is a crime against god, and a violation of this countries tradition!
Posted By nicolae carpathia on 6/24/11 at 3:49 PM | Reply
Love is love
I'm all for it it doesn't effect me and there is also i thing called the separation of church and state by the way.
Posted By iAustin on 6/13/13 at 8:48 AM | Reply
Love is love
I'm all for it it doesn't effect me and there is also i thing called the separation of church and state by the way.
Posted By iAustin on 6/13/13 at 8:49 AM | Reply
from Joshua Crowder (R)
Marco Rubio is completely correct. Joshua Crowder for House of Representatives.
Posted By Joshua Crowder on 12/13/10 at 9:38 PM | Reply
FULL SUPPORT
This bill will guarantee freedom to marriage of many gay couples around the United States. The right to marriage must be the same for every human being despite his orientation
Posted By Robert Owen on 3/13/10 at 2:19 PM | Reply
cosponsor
If you want a cosponsor

Senator Roseanne Connor, Massachusetts
Posted By Roseanne Connor on 3/14/10 at 2:27 PM | Reply
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"Whereas The constitution and the 14th amendment guarantee all people equal protection under the law.

1.Congress mandates that all states recognize same sex marriages as legal.

2. All states must give the same benefits to same sex marriages and to heterosexual marriages.

3. The united states will recognize all same sex marriages and give the same rights in terms of immigration and adoption to same sex couples.

4. Congress will make no laws limiting the ability of same sex couples to seek benefits of their unions.

5. This bill will go into effect immediately after passage."


"If you want a cosponsor

Senator Roseanne Connor, Massachusetts"

Are you gay or something?

but seriously, allow gays to adopt? I know kids need homes, but the stigma.

Where's your dad?

What's a dad? I have 2 mommies.

Why are they kissing each other?



Yes, gay people are nice, i know a radio dj here in atlanta who's gay ( i know them personally), and she's a nice person. But to let her adopt a kid is insane.

I utterly despise this bill, and request that a 60% majority must be used to pass this bill, not an up and down vote.
Posted By Jason Elam on 3/14/10 at 5:48 PM | Reply
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What respectable remarks made by Mr. Elam! I'm sure that that DJ is a great friend of yours, way to stick up for her rights!
Posted By Senator Boughner on 3/16/10 at 8:27 PM | Reply
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So is Elam suggesting that you have to be gay to support equality for gay citizens? Does that make me an animal for opposing cruelty towards them?
Posted By Kristah Evans on 3/17/10 at 1:51 PM | Reply
Pirates for equality
"Whereas The constitution and the 14th amendment guarantee all people equal protection under the law.

1.Congress mandates that all states recognize same sex marriages as legal.

2. All states must give the same benefits to same sex marriages and to heterosexual marriages.

3. The united states will recognize all same sex marriages and give the same rights in terms of immigration and adoption to same sex couples.

4. Congress will make no laws limiting the ability of same sex couples to seek benefits of their unions.

5. This bill will go into effect immediately after passage."

AAAAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

i mean, AYE!
Posted By PirateDern on 3/18/10 at 4:34 PM | Reply
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"What respectable remarks made by Mr. Elam! I'm sure that that DJ is a great friend of yours, way to stick up for her rights!
Posted By Senator Boughner on 3/16/10 at 8:27 PM | Reply


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So is Elam suggesting that you have to be gay to support equality for gay citizens? Does that make me an animal for opposing cruelty towards them?
Posted By Kristah Evans on 3/17/10 at 1:51 PM | Reply"


No Kristah, but just more friendly to them. Just because you like people with STD's, doesn't mean you are/have one.

Boughner, she doesn't mind.
Posted By Jason Elam on 3/21/10 at 9:45 AM | Reply
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Why would you ask Sen. Connor if she was gay then?
Posted By Kristah Evans on 3/21/10 at 6:23 PM | Reply
not constitutional authority here
Congress does not have the authority to force states to recognize any particular kind of marriage. The Constitution is basically a specific list of things the federal government can do, because it is shorter to list what it can do than to list what it can't. Any power not given specifically by the Constitution to Congress is a power that resides with the state, and I quote, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." (Amendment 10) Therefore, Congress cannot enforce such a law where it has no power.
Posted By Gregg Baker on 3/21/10 at 11:19 PM | Reply
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Kristah, I don't know. I profusely apologize to Sen. Connor.
Posted By Jason Elam on 3/22/10 at 3:18 PM | Reply
Bill Changes
States should be allowed to govern themselves...Federal level needs to open the door for gay marriages.
Posted By Daryl L. Brunner on 3/24/10 at 5:55 AM | Reply
States Rights
Let the states deal with their own moralities. The Federal Government just needs to open the possibilities.
Posted By D. L. Brunner on 3/27/10 at 1:59 AM | Reply
No title
I agree. Federal Government should pave the way and stand up for rights of ALL people. So what if 2 men or 2 women want to get married? How does it affect you?
Posted By NicholeLynn on 4/2/10 at 9:58 PM | Reply
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Same-sex marriage, federally, is already long-settled law on SS.
Posted By Bruce Campbell on 4/5/10 at 10:16 PM | Reply
Good form
Should it be passed, the Freedom of Marriage act must therefore protect also bisexually polygamous family groups, so as to not alienate any American by excluding him/her/them from the right to marriage. Recent polling indicates that both polygamy and bisexuality are hot button issues for voters, let us not alienate our constituents gentlemen.
Posted By PirateDern on 4/30/10 at 7:32 PM | Reply
NO!
Sure i support in civil unions but not gay marriages This is and offensive act to some religions and also would start unpeaceful protests please Vote NO
Posted By Walter Jones on 5/1/10 at 12:14 PM | Reply
Ryan Lyons (R-PA)
I oppose this bill, even though I am gay, on the simple ground that it violates the rights of individual states to regulate marriage- this is not a issue that should be handled on the federal level. Marriages performed in Vermont should not be forced on Alabama if it violates that state's law.
However, if a couple is legally married from their home state then the federal government should recognize that marriage. As well as this, while I believe that marriage is a sacred institution between 2 committed individuals regardless of gender, laws opposing bisexuality and polygamy should be enforced from the state's as well as the federal government. Again, difficult and hot button issue but, some federal laws need to be mandated, so the institution does not get bulldozed over and demolished by some far-left states.
Posted By Ryan Lyons (R-PA) on 5/16/10 at 11:45 PM | Reply
Omar garcia
I disagree with this law it is wrong and if a man was supposed to get married with a man or woman with woman they would be able to have kids but they cant.
Posted By Omar Garcia on 5/25/10 at 10:26 PM | Reply
NO!
I disagree on the grounds that it is unconstitutional and is immoral, but I will say one thing...Let the states make their own decisions!
Posted By Shawn WIlliam on 6/3/10 at 4:05 PM | Reply
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I support a constitutional amendment making it mandatory that all states recognize homosexual marrige as ILLEGAL and will push for such if elected to the house of representatives in Kentucky
Posted By aaron II on 7/6/10 at 4:39 PM | Reply
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I disagree with marriage but i dont disagree that they cant have a civil union
Posted By gaga12 on 7/30/10 at 7:08 PM | Reply
NO!!!
I agree with aaron II in making it mandatory that states recognize homosexual marriage as illegal. I will never, won't ever and can't ever consider bringing this bill into law.
Posted By Tiffany Mason on 8/10/10 at 11:29 AM | Reply
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Gay marriage is unnatural and immoral. Men and women were made for each other, naturally. For reproduction, and etc. When there are two guys, it is impossible for them to naturally reproduce children. As far as morality goes, think about it, a child growing up with gay parents, that child will grow up confused. He or She will wonder why do I have two Dads? or two Moms? when my best friend has a Dad and a Mom. This should not be tolerated and any law that is passed that allows gay marriage is an abomination.
Posted By john290 on 8/11/10 at 3:02 AM | Reply
john 290
really? so should we give fertility tests to all spouses-to-be and if they are unable to conceive, bar them from marrying? how about that?
Posted By bashku2 on 8/31/10 at 9:16 PM | Reply
NO WAY
I will never support gay marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman and God! Homosexuality is a CHOICE. Why should someone get special rights because they CHOOSE to live a certain way?
Posted By Randy Darrah on 10/24/10 at 4:55 PM | Reply
Wait a Minute
In the Bible it says marriage shall be between a man and a woman. So... if you dont marry your opposie sex I think your going against God.
Posted By C. Wood on 10/27/10 at 5:26 PM | Reply
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You CHOOSE to follow god. why should you get special rights-like the right to force your religious beliefs on other people?
Posted By haydensmith on 11/23/10 at 6:48 PM | Reply
NO
The truth is that the states should be given the freedom if this was imposed but I will make sure that we pass an amendment to the constitution to ban it. And are they campaigning for EQUAL rights or SPECIAL rights. Yep that is right. SPECIAL rights. No, no, no!
Posted By Jim Tracy on 11/24/10 at 5:29 PM | Reply
AYE
I support gay marriage because I do not think that the government should choose for whom you should marry. If two people love each other, then that should be the only thing that matters. Gays should be allow to marry and should not be in hiding.
Posted By dowjone8 on 12/2/10 at 12:16 AM | Reply
from Joshua Crowder (R)
I agree with Randy Darrah. Same sex marriage should become illegal through a Constitutional Amendment. Joshua Crowder for House of Representatives.
Posted By Joshua Crowder on 12/13/10 at 9:36 PM | Reply
Constitutional Guarantee
I support the bill in question as:
1.Under the first amendment as citizens we are granted the freedom to practice any religion we chose to. To that end, the fight against gay marriage has always been religiously based on Christian views and since the government is barred from recognizing the rights of a specific religion over another, that argument is null and void.
2.Under the equal opportunity protection clause the rights of the individual person are the same, whether or not they are homosexual or heterosexual.
3.The 10th amendment regarding it is a state right to ban or approve of gay marriage is nullified do to the individual right of the person.
Posted By YTPresident2012 on 6/27/11 at 8:04 PM | Reply
M.C. Lane for liberty
Why is it necessary that government has to acknowledge any marriage. God is not a part of government, but neither is gay culture. Marriage is a issue between consenting individuals in a form of a private contract or a religious expression through church.
Privatize marriage, the government has no right to tell me who I can or can't marry. Anyone can get married to anything or anyone if it is voluntary and through private contract OR church.
Posted By M.C. Lane on 8/2/11 at 8:32 PM | Reply
Right and wrong ways
We live in a time when people make many mistakes, because of their ignorance of traditional and righteous actions. People forgot what our ancestors were fighting for, thus people become shrouded with mistakes and they are in their own world which is full of misinformation.

My point is, marriage is something with which a couple creates a family, a family creates a society, and a society creates a huge and righteous civilization which is being admired by many. That is not possible with same sex marriage. Same sex marriage is not natural, people who practice homosexuality should be rehabilitated because we all have a right way in our genes. Real marriage (heterosexual marriage) is of great importance. Imagine a homosexual marriage, it is misleading, first it is not natural and it is a sign of a backward society, then two men cannot have children which means we will disappear in a close future, also all what our ancestors created will vanish in "gay culture". We will perish. Do not vote for this bill, it might lead us to disappearance.
Posted By Alexander2533 on 11/4/11 at 4:40 PM | Reply
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I think that it is outrageous that someone would be an opposition of legalizing gay marriage. I feel that government should not control what goes on in some ones head. And no matter what gender your spouse is you should be able to get married
Posted By flash1898 on 4/8/12 at 5:56 PM | Reply
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It is unconstitutional to propose this prohibitive act on our american public. If choose to enact such a barbaric law, we are incriminating the innocent who regardless of their sexual orientation, should not be prosecuted for having a belief that the government has business obstructing. This is a secular issue that we have no audacity in litigating and should therefore a private matter. We are resorting to a communist mindset by regulating a PRIVATE act which should not be tampered with.
Posted By cozog on 8/4/12 at 5:23 PM | Reply
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I support this after all ther not animals it's there right as americna citizens
Posted By Laarb on 6/4/12 at 10:34 PM | Reply
Strongly Disagree
This is a terrible idea. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It is bad enough that state governments are voting and making Same-Sex marriage legal. But it definitely is not a federal issue, if anything I think that the people of each state should vote on this matter. As shown in California citizens are against Same-Sex Marriage. Government is here solely here to serve the American citizens, and by us passing laws of this importance without having the people vote on it. We are taking away their right of freedom.
Posted By CHENDERSON on 6/7/12 at 2:48 AM | Reply
yes
if yoiu disagree thats becase your a right winger and hate homos its not there deschions.
Posted By rlee123 on 9/4/12 at 6:08 PM | Reply
hell yes
humans are humans so same sex marriage shouldn't be thought of as anything different from man and women getting married and also god should not be used as an argument against it, simple human decency is more important than something that has no evidence confirming it's existence
Posted By the peoples party on 9/9/12 at 6:14 PM | Reply
Aye!
It is important for our people to be themselves. If a human being wants to get married another human being, we should not say no. Let the people be the people!
Posted By Senator Kubasik on 9/14/12 at 6:29 AM | Reply
Yes!
I approve. It's about time that we make the right step toward true equality.

It would be wholly unconstitutional to NOT pass this bill.
Posted By Nerdymouse on 11/9/12 at 12:19 AM | Reply
I have to say yes
I personally do not like the idea of homosexual marriage and being gay, however it would be unconstitutional to deny homosexuals the right to be married. Citizens are entitled to the pursuit of happiness, and if that pursuit includes same-sex marriage, then so be it.
Posted By aaablau on 1/4/13 at 1:38 AM | Reply
NAY
you nasty fools.....no one wants two mothers...

HELL NO!
Posted By darkorca25 on 3/11/13 at 1:24 PM | Reply
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Yes!
Posted By Morris Katz on 3/16/13 at 10:02 PM | Reply
Nay
This bill is a direct interference between the Separation of Church and State, and it is immoral. I vote no.
Posted By nf130 on 5/23/13 at 2:39 PM | Reply
Absolutely NOT
The promotion and protection of marriage; the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife, is a matter of the common good and serves the wellbeing of the couple, of children, of civil society and humankind. We join together with others to affirm that marriage in its true definition must be protected for its own sake and for the good of society. The meaning and value of marriage precedes and transcends any particular society, government, or religious community. It is a universal good and the foundational institution of all societies. It is bound up with the nature of the human person as male and female, and with the essential task of bearing and nurturing children.
Posted By Ed Torres on 6/22/13 at 7:45 PM | Reply
Nay
This Bill should be dumped in the garbage heaps! This is immoral, unconstitutional! Marriage is between a man and a woman only! We will tragically lift the floodgates of promiscuity in this bill. It will alter the natural law. Equality you say? I say you dont have right to redefine marriage for your own sake!
Posted By Stephen Roy on 7/24/13 at 10:53 PM | Reply
Congress men (D-NY)
I think this a great idea.All people have the right to love who they want.The govermant cant tell them that they cant marry someone.
Posted By congress men on 10/13/13 at 11:34 AM | Reply
Aye
Great idea. It is unconstitutional to deny any person a fundamental right.
Posted By ReApEr666 on 10/29/13 at 4:54 AM | Reply

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