(AP) — With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.

In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage have high-powered support and good chances of passage in the legislature.

Opponents in Maryland and Washington would likely react by seeking referendums in November to overturn those laws, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’d veto the bill and prefers that lawmakers OK a referendum so voters can decide.

Maine voters may have a chance to decide on same-sex marriage in November. In North Carolina and Minnesota, proposed amendments to ban gay marriage will be on the ballot.

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Comments (17)
  1. do-do says:

    I want to marrie my dog……I demand equal rights, it’s my right, i demand…..I…..AHHHH . We want ,,,,,AHHHH…never mind.

    1. V says:

      you know what do-do, if that is what you want, I will say go for it…. you know why??? cause it does not affect me at all… but you will have to fight your own battle

    2. Kevin says:

      Nobody is proposing that humans should marry animals, or marry five different people at once, or anything else the ignorant bigots seem to be able to come up with as a “reason” to stand on the wrong side of history on this issue.

      I just want to be able to marry my partner that I’ve been in a committed relationship with for the past seven years. Is that so awful?

      1. Phid says:

        So you are the “enlightened” person standing on the “right” side of history, eh? Don’t be so sure about that. You want to tear down the traditional understanding of marriage, yet you run from the natural consequences of such an act, which ARE marriage to animals, polygamy, etc. Bottom line is that you can’t destroy what marriage is – the union of a man and a woman – and then attempt to rebuilt it to what you want it to be. If you do that, someone else will be calling you the “bigot”.

        1. Phid's goldfish says:

          Phid, what is it that makes people like you bring up animals as if it’s a solid argument? Really? You obviously are not a bigot, but you are perverted. This came out of your mind.

          Btw, how is Fido? How often do you practice such things? You are the expert!

  2. JoseCuervo says:

    Marriage is between one man and one woman, period.

    1. josecuerovo's boy lover says:

      And another man, ask Amy Koch. and stop talking about periods; it’s so inappropriate.

    2. Sam says:

      Actually, a Christian _wedding_ is between one man and one woman. A marriage is a separate concept, and, depending on the society one is working in, can involve two individuals of the same gender, or more than two individuals.

      1. Phid says:

        Or a man and a dog, or a woman and a tree, or three women and three men, or…… In the end, Sam, all you will end up accomplishing is emptying “marriage” of any real meaning.

        1. Andy says:

          Marriage between a man and a woman is Christian thing. If two people love eachother and want to commit they have every right to be recognized by law, not the church.

        2. Kilgore says:

          Phid…your reasoning is as simplistic as JoseCuervo’s and that’s not an easy thing to do.

        3. a scared animal says:

          I think “divorce” empties marriage of any real meaning.

          Looks like the animal thing has come up again. Where do you get this stuff?

    3. Kilgore says:

      You make a very compelling argument, JoseCuervo. In a similar vein, here is my counter argument…Marriage is NOT just between a man and a woman. So take that.

    4. Andy says:

      Next you’re going to qoute the bible like a moron. Let me guess, Leviticus 18 or 20? Sam said it perfectly.

  3. Kevin says:

    Slurp and swollow….just like my hom* fans….c*m swollers….

    1. Kevin's mom says:

      Kevy…time for your bath.

    2. Kevin's dad says:

      Shut up, Kevin!

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