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Obama Confirms His Support For Gay Marriage!!!

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Despite some perceived confusion, President Barack Obama has concluded same-sex couples should be allowed to marry!!!!

In an ABC News interview with Robin Roberts, he firmly stated:

I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.


Now let's turn this support into some action!!!

Again, thank you, President Obama! We're so proud to have a president who supports equality!!!

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176 comments to “Obama Confirms His Support For Gay Marriage!!!”

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  1. thegentletock says – reply to this


    Whatever you think of Obama you can't deny that he has guts for standing up against the majority of homophobic Americans.

  2. 102

    He did change his stance and I believe people are allowed to do that. It's a great play in an election year, no doubt. It further distances himself from the likes of Romney while his confirmation that he believes it to be a state matter and not federal makes him seem not so far out to the left. Smart move, Mr. President

  3. NotfromUS says – reply to this


    Re: Amy187 – For all of you saying Obama didn't confirm his views I advise you to catch May 8th's Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There is clearly evidence of Obama stating his support of gay marriage as far back as 1996. The only reason he hasn't said anything for the past four years is because that would be politically irresponsible. Now that the majority of YOUR country supports at least gays having civil unions, it is less risky than it was before. It is still a political gamble to state his views on such a divisive issue during an election time but that's just a part of what Obama does, he carefully calculates each move. As for your ridiculous claim that America is the saviour of the world and all immigrants view it as a better life, I don't. I have studied in America LEGALLY and left the day after my graduation. America has its perks but it my opinion those perks aren't anything that can't be bought online. America is very racially divided and I find they are always trying to stuff you in boxes. Be it black, white, Asian, democrat, republican etc . The first thing I had to do was sign a box for my ethnicity which I find absurd. I always checked other because it was none of your damn business. I will take my tax free life any day. I'll come to America through the legitimate channels when I need to and then take my butt back to my beautiful island nation.

  4. jakeyplay says – reply to this


    Re: rabbit killer – It's not Obama's job to bow to the will of American's who think they know what's best for people they don't know anything about (other then from a book written centuries ago), it is to make his country a better place for his people. That is what he's doing.

  5. 105

    Obama is not only an idiot, but he is a piece of shit! Who's shoulder will you cray on Perez when he isn't re-elected in 6 months ?

  6. ding_ding75 says – reply to this


    Good. Speaking as a hetrosexual, I have never understood why the marriage of people of the same sex should offend others as much as it does.

    Its not in my home, it doesn't effect my life in anyway whatsoever, so who the hell am I to say its wrong that gay couples want to express their love by marriage? If Obama was suggesting I had to watch two gay men have sex I might have something to say about it, but since that's not what is happened who cares? The Bible says gay men shouldn't lay together, so even if that's your reason against gays the Bible doesn't say anything about two loving men getting married so leave it alone.

  7. hello thar buddy says – reply to this


    This is possibly a bad move by Obama, a large number of people are very stupid and hate the concept of equality - many of the same people who fifty years ago would have been outraged at the concept of a black president.

    Those same people will want to vote him out in favor of a republican, and there are a lot of them

  8. beccarooroo says – reply to this


    Re: Jessicalc – No it hasn't.

  9. Liam says – reply to this


    Obama, making the world hate America a bit less every day!

  10. let's be honest says – reply to this


    The reason why straight white americans refuse to give equality to its minorities is because they like being able to stamp on them like ants. They're scared that if they are equal they won't be able to get away with as much shit as they do now and they don't like that. Taking from others only gives them more.

  11. Chris from MA says – reply to this


    Re: beccarooroo – I'm American and I agree. I travelled around Europe a few years back and there was definitely an hint of distaste towards me. My American friend joked that we should say we were Canadian to make ourselves seem more likeable. When you see how hard Europe works on tolerance you can kind of understand why they don't trust Americans. And I can't criticize them for that because I'm just as disgusted at my country sometimes as they are.

  12. Joyce says – reply to this


    Re: beccarooroo – Whilst we the 'relatively' (I'm being kind) understanding population of the UK have no issue with this - US folks will be going nuts.

    With so many 'fun'damentalists over there it's made it impossible for me to see a future for them……hope I'm wrong but the US seems to be a sinking ship of fools.

  13. Gary H says – reply to this


    Which came first, sexuality, or the Bible? Which came first, marriage, or the Bible? I rest my case. Go Obama!

  14. The Visitor says – reply to this


    This 'debate' is pointless. All those who are opposed to gay marriage because of religion, homophobia, or whatever-else you are under no obligation whatsoever to participate in it. If other people do want to, though, it's their business and not yours.

    You don't want others telling YOU how to live your life? Return the complement. It really is that simple.

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    Re: beccarooroo – It seems to me like your nan moved out of here a while ago. It's a lot different here today than it was even ten years ago. That's all I have to say. I appreciate that you enjoyed America; I love it here too. I've only been to Italy in Europe and loved it, but really want to go to England. A lot of foreigners also think Americans are very closed-minded when it comes to other places of the world (not saying you do), but I really love travelling as much as I love it here. I just really want to end stereotypes 9as naive as that sounds). Whether you knew it or not, you were stereotyping America/Americans. We all do it to each other, but all I think is that we should try to stop. I only have love for England, even though I've never been there. I would honestly never say anything bad about it, especially since I've never gone there. They are our best ally, in my opinion, and I appreciate that.

  16. LunaRain says – reply to this


    I've just asked God what he thinks about allowing homosexuals to marry in church. He says it's fine.

    Prove me wrong.

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    Re: Lady Who? – I actually am very interested in other cultures and the geographies of other places, as well as the history of the world, and know quite a lot. What I don't know about is their politics. And that is precisely what many foreigners try to comment on in America. If you're Canadian, for example (honestly not trying to pick on Canadians here), why would you worry about Obama or Romney? The extent to which they have to do with you is minute compared to your own politicians. I see people all the time from elsewhere say how much Obama sucks. Um, really? I didn't know you lived here and experienced our politics firsthand? THAT is what I am talking about. I never say anything about other countries' leaders, unless they're like Hitler for example doing something terrible. Otherwise, I stay out because it has nothing to do with me. That, in my opinion, is the same approach people should take about politics of any country but their own.

  18. Krayde says – reply to this


    I live in and was born in the US. In the United States of America our First Amendment rights of our Constitution states:
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…"
    To me that means the govt. is supposed to respect ALL religions provided their practices do not violate basic rights. It's like Christians came along and just took a shit over the very foundations of this country.

  19. Kiddle says – reply to this


    My gay cousin is helping troubled youths and raising funds for multiple charities while you bitch about his sexuality? Stop isolating gay marriage as the biggest 'sin' in society, Go the gays!

  20. The Visitor says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – Some people consider homophobia to be similar to Nazism, so they might feel that their criticisms of America are justified by your own standards of 'doing something terrible'.

  21. Laura says – reply to this


    All the people against gay marriage and gay rights should worry more about their own lives. It doesn't affect you if two men or two women living at the other side of the country, or even next door, get married. If it becomes legal it doesn't mean you'll be forced to do it, calm down and get back on your pedestals you narrow minded little people

  22. Idra says – reply to this


    This is courageous of Obama; he could have kept sidestepping the issue, but instead he just outright said he supports same sex marriage.

    However, it's just going to strengthen support for Romney even more, and if Romney is elected, the LGBT community is going to treated as sub human, in the same way the nazis did to the jews.

  23. 123

    Re: Jude – Even if that's true, for the past two thousand years the Christian religions have opposed gay marriage (and even to some degree gay behavior). That long of a resistance won't suddenly be fixed in a few decades just because some gay people want it to. And I mean that seriously and with all due respect. Maybe it was okay in the Roman times, but that is literally irrelevant now. It needs to be given time. I'm getting sick of people expecting this to change overnight. It didn't occur overnight. This has been two thousand years in the making. It wasn't until fairly recently that people were able to even talk about gay people, letting alone gay people themselves talking about their sexuality. Fifty years ago, this gay marriage stuff wouldn't have even been considered. It would have been absolutely unheard of. We've made progress so far, everybody calm the fuck down. There's more progress to be done and it will happen. Have some damn patience.

  24. Timba says – reply to this


    Please read this article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals

  25. 125

    Re: Laura – I don't believe that oppressing people's opinions is the way to solve problems. People like you are actually what's wrong with issues like this. Everyone is entitled to their opinion without being condemned for it. If two or more opinions on things never existed, it'd be a pretty boring and uneventful world. Instead of bashing others, embrace your own opinion. Enough with the hate.

  26. Ass says – reply to this


    Re: beccarooroo – Fuck you! You wish you were american.

  27. Eva says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99 – Get the fuck out bitch!

  28. Chris from MA says – reply to this


    Re: Ass – I think she made it pretty clear she doesn't :D

  29. parsifal777 says – reply to this


    The most pro-gay: Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Some US states, Canada, Iceland, Spain, South Africa. The most anti-gay: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan. Is there a pattern there? Where would you prefer to live? Why are the most progressive/equal/tolerant countries are also the most developed/advanced? Stop being slaves to religion for a minute and be human.

  30. Kiddle says – reply to this


    Homophobia is SO 1600s!

  31. Robbie says – reply to this


    The one thing I absolutely love about these discussions is the clear difference in intellect between those who preach bigotry and those who support equality. You just need to look at the quality of the argument and all becomes clear.
    Is poor comprehension of reality and failing English skills a side-effect of bigotry? Many seem to have a double helping of stupid that spills out onto the keyboard.

  32. 132

    That should end any chance he has of getting re-elected.

  33. . Rationalist99 says – reply to this


    Re: Mad Dog – Probably, but he'll be remembered as someone who opposed the disgraceful disgusting evil in-human mindless unChristian homophobes, and that's worth it.

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  35. thegentletock says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – If I read on the news that a bunch of British folk had gone on a baby killing rampage I would be disgusted. I don't have to have lived there to know that it's wrong. Opinions are based on morals and morals aren't confined to countries. You're calling this poor gal out because she disagrees with something, but tell me have you never watched the news and seen something from say Yemen or Afghanistan that made you criticize them? By your logic we can't be critical of our soldiers getting blown to bits by terrorists because we don't live on the soil where it happens. Don't be a dang fool.

  36. 136

    Re: Robbie – OMG it fucking blog, a celebrity blog at that. Get OVER yourself.

  37. Suilerua says – reply to this


    Obama probably figures those who are vehemently opposed to same sex marriage will vote against him anyway no matter what position he takes. Others who are for it or are far less concerned about it than what havoc the Republicans would wrek on the US economy and the middle class will not make up their minds on this issue. It's not a deal breaker for anyone considering the more important issues.

  38. JustExtreme says – reply to this


    Why is it any of the governments business who is romantically/sexually involved with whom? Get the state out of the bedroom for gods sake. Next they'll be telling us what not to eat and wear…

  39. Ady says – reply to this


    It is interesting how often it turns out that someone who is intolerant about others turns out to be projecting an insecurity about their own situation.

  40. Hannah says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – As an English person (technically english/welsh) let me give you a heads up. Here in the UK we do not tolerate homophobia, so if you ever plan on coming over here like you say I recommend fixing your attitude, because as it stands now you will not be made welcome.

  41. ptdkle says – reply to this


    Re: CanadianMommy – Hilarious. You have openly stated on here before that you are in a failing marriage that you described as 'a living hell'. So you can't make a marriage work but you're happy to take marriage away from others? All I see is a bitter woman who's marriage isn't what she wants it to be taking out her anger on innocent loving people. Fix your own sham of a marriage before you start talking about someone else's.

  42. fay uk says – reply to this


    Re: beccarooroo – From my point of view the UK wasn't always so critical of America, but things changed after Tony Blair forced us into allying America in a war we did not want to be a part of. I think there is definitely more hostility now, mainly because we are still losing British troops overseas and it is no secret that we do not want to be apart of a conflict which wasn't our problem. And because we got involved we became a target for terrorists in our country and we feel it is not fair. Add on the fact that the UKs beliefs on many key points, like homophobia and religion, are so different and far removed of that of America, it's not a surprise that the UK has become alienated and disillusioned with America.

    If anything Obama standing up for gay marriage will close the gap between us, even if it is minuscule. I don't think it's so far fetched to believe however, that in future our differences will be too great and we might cut ourselves off from a homophobic, racist, power-mad, war-mongering America, and America not thinking twice about turning on their only ally. *shrug*

  43. 143

    Does anybody else see this as a ploy to gain the Gay vote? I mean, he's just NOW saying this, during an election year?! I don't believe a damn thing any politician says until I see their voting record.

  44. Jim B says – reply to this


    The worst thing about things like this are the 'Christians' who talk about the issues who don't see that the world is changing around them including their own religion. I am a Christian and it was only a few months ago that a woman and her family joined our church after leaving hers, because she said she felt the violent hatred against gays had become 'shocking' in the last few years and that it had started to upset her children. These 'Christians' don't realise that the way they fight back against gay relationships is getting too extreme for their own people, and that a lot of true Christians do not want their spiritual life to be poisoned by hatred. They refuse to see that it is not gay marriage that is making people estranged with Christianity, it is their hate, which goes against the word of Jesus which is pushing them away.

  45. jakeyplay says – reply to this


    Re: bluephoenix – Obama already had the gay vote. You can't gain something you already have.

  46. Dr Ratters says – reply to this


    It is a statistical fact that the higher your education, income, and intelligence, the more likely you are not to believe in a god. With this in mind, Mr Romney should be an atheist with an IQ off the charts and a little more open minded than he is towards gay marriage. Therefore he is just appealing to the bible belt of America? Surely such an intelligent man wouldn't be so manipulative?

  47. Dr Ratters says – reply to this


    "Some studies have found correlations between wealth and lack of religious beliefs. Some countries whose populations, as a whole, do not believe in any god, are very wealthy. It is of note that many of these affluent countries were founded on Age of Enlightenment-era, Judeo-Christian principles of equality, free thought, enterprise, religion, press, etc.

    It has further been theorized that wealthy countries, whether religious or non-religious, in order to become wealthy, encourage education, personal wealth, and intellectual resources, and in the course of doing so, allow freedom of thought."

    -from wiki.

  48. B says – reply to this


    Amazing timing. He has been elusive with his stance on gay marriage and now he is doing a 180 several months before the election. Makes me glad I don't have to vote.

  49. jade says – reply to this


    I thought he has always supported gay marriage

  50. Laura says – reply to this


    Re: jade – He has, but people who are against him are accusing him of flip flopping and 180-ing as a way of discrediting him and his beliefs. Typical.

  51. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


    Re: ptdkle – i said my marriage was failing?? ummmm no i didnt, i said we went through hell for three years….and it had nothing to do with our relationship and how we felt about each other, it had to do with illness and alcohol and we got through it….so go piss up a tree @sshole….i didnt even say anything about gay marriage on this post, i just said he was looking for votes…i could care less if you married your dog

  52. 152

    Re: thegentletock – Do not call me a fool. You don't know me. All I am saying is that POLITICALLY, people should stay out of America's business. I don't go around complaining about British Parliament or their Prime Minister. And I don't think I should. It almost always has NOTHING to do with me and my daily life here in the USA. Just like what Obama and Congress and states do every day has nothing to do with England, or anywhere else.

  53. 153

    Re: Hannah – Let me make this clear. I am not homophobic. I have stated that multiple times. I have many gay friends. I LOVE gay guys. They, IMO, are the best friends a girl could have. I simply have no specific opinion on gay marriage because it is not an important issue to me personally.

  54. 154

    Re: Hannah – I'm from New Jersey, do you really think I'm a fucking homophobe? It's generally a blue state (democratic) and known to have a very diverse population in many ways. I'm not democratic, and I am also Catholic, but I have no problem with homosexuality, or even with gay marriage. If it gets legalized in my state, awesome for the gays, I will attend my friends' weddings. But if it doesn't, I'm not going to bitch about it.

  55. 155

    Re: fay uk – If Tony Blair "forced you into a war you didn't want to be apart of", then why do you dislike America so much for it? How is that America's fault? The War on Terror began after 9/11, an extremely traumatizing event for Americans, especially those like me who live 20 miles from NYC. It's not like out of nowhere, we were like, 'oh hey, let's go invade the Muslim world!'. So how is your prime minister joining a war a reason to dislike Americans?

  56. 156

    Re: Lady Who? – whats it like to b ugly, have no friends, and to watch ur gross disgraceful life waste away in front of a computer scream??? Every time i come to this site this old troll has posted a retarded comment; it's truly very sad.

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    americans need to smell the coffee the rest of the world are way ahead in every way and they are way behind in the way people are treated and not given equal rights in life all the back ward stuff is losing u friends.. noone likes america not even ur allies who are forced to smile and just say behind the ur backs what effing assholes

    how can u have something legal in one state and be backwards to the point of hillbillies in another people travel across country they cant be married in one state and not in another thats stupid… gay marriage needs to be legalized across the whole country its a human right to want a life thats equal to everyone else u are blocking basics rights to live in society.. U SUCK!!

    perez excluded off course….

  58. fay uk says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – The PM was under the thumb of your dumb president, they were both power-hungry and American's are to blame for being stupid enough to vote someone without a brain or conscience into power in the first place. The war was an ILLEGAL one, America lied and manipulated the situation to to start a war which had no legal grounds other then to wreak petty revenge on people you knew nothing about, it wasn't just a war on terrorism, it was a war on Islam and anyone else who doesn't agree with America. Innocent people die every day and you don't care because their Islam and Americans think their lives are beneath them. I repeat: the war was ILLEGAL, there are rules about this kind of thing and America ignored them because they seem to think they can just do whatever the hell they want because they're better then everyone else. On top of that you've got dumb Americans taking money they can't pay back and dumb bankers who just hand over cash and I don't know if your brain can understand but the entire western world's economy is screwed because of AMERICANS not anyone else, YOU. The homophobia, obesity, racism, stupidity, ignorance, arrogance all on top of that and you've got yourself a nice little bundle of why everyone hates America.

  59. Chris from MA says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – I'm American and even I know that the Iraq war was started illegally. You might agree with going to war over 9/11 but you cant expect everyone to. You say Brits have no rights to get involved in our business, so why should they have been involved in our war?

  60. Chris from MA says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – There were also plenty of Americans that did not want to go to war, and plenty that did who now regret their choices, myself being one of them. There was no vote, no public opinion, we were told we were going to spend billions of dollars fighting for 'freedom' and all we accomplished was to get our good men blown up. The real terrorists get stronger by the day, but because we spent so much resources on a war that didn't need to be started we are getting weaker by the day. So instead we drop bombs on innocent kids in Afghanistan. America called the Iraq war WW3, and yet the world did not step up and meet us, because it was wrong. I can understand wanting justice for 9/11 but going in guns blazing was stupid and we did it all wrong. We should have learnt by now that war doesn't solve anything. I don't really care if the UK hates the war, I'm an American and I hate it.

  61. bahbah says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – Typical stupid American who doesn't even know the facts behind their own stupid war. Does life get much sadder then this?

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    Re: JerseyGirlll – The reason educated people care about the politics of other countries is simple, decisions made by large countries with strong economic influence in the world greatly effect the economies in other nations. As Canadians, we might not care whether or not you vote to legalize gay marriage as we have already progressed enough to do so, but we certainly care about bank bailouts and pipeline debates and new tax laws and wars that we are asked to support with billions of tax dollars since these decisions greatly affect our own country. In the modern world countries cannot insulate themselves believeing that other world powers should 'mind their own business' as each country's decisions impact those around the world.

  63. 163

    Re: fay uk – Regardless, your prime minister CHOSE to enter the war. No one mad him. No one said he had to. He chose it and it's not our presidents' fault. We were going in with or without allies. The fucking smoke from the twin towers blew into my town three days later and lingered. 700 people from my state died, 6 from my town, 3 that I knew. Don't fucking tell me that that war was for nothing. Maybe for you guys it was, but not for us. Maybe we went in because it is an area of the world that doesn't like America, but you know what, they attacked us first. Twice actually. First the towers in 1993 and then again in 2001, but much worse that time. Those fuckers provoked us TWICE. The past is irrelevant. We were a neutral country and they attacked CIVILLIANS. Not even the military. That hasn't happened here since Pearl Harbor. Should we not have joined WWII, too? God knows that without us, you all would have lost and would be speaking German right now. I don't really care that you're pissed at America for YOUR PM choosing to join the war, that would be YOUR problem not ours. Go ahead. Try to blame us again and say the war was illegal and for nothing. Don't mess with someone so affected from 9/11. Don't. You won't win because you have no idea what it is like. We supported that war initially. We wanted revenge. When Bin Laden died, people cheered everywhere. We got our revenge. Now it's all over.

  64. $h!tted On-3M says – reply to this


    Ya he wants your Votes…. He can only Do so Much….. What's the other candidate's name? Oh that's right I Don't Give A Fuck! This will be the First time I will Vote and it will be for Obama! Next thing you know the other guy will be in office and try to re-enforce "Don't ask don't tell" Fuck that!!! I work and I pay taxes! I am gay and marrying my BF!!!! ;D Fuck YOU pay me!!

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    Re: raypearson – it's a state issue, moron. obama is NOT a flip flopper. you want a flip flopper, you got romney. obama actually took a huge risk with coming out with this stance on gay marriage. it will turn away a lot of supporters but also gain many. yes, it is timed, but that's what you DO in a campaign. that doesn't mean he isn't honest.
    BRAVO mr. president! THIS is the future, THIS is history. i'm sorry some of you want to be stuck in time, i'm honestly so sorry. in 50 years, people will NOT understand WHY we were fighting about this.

  66. 166

    Re: Lady Who? – why must you bring lady gaga into every FUCKING topic? you're obsessed! seriously…i am concerned for your mental health and your backwards thinking scares me.

  67. 167

    Re: dryan1971 – who's shoulder will you cry on when he is? no one wants romney in office, not even repubs.

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    Re: $h!tted On-3M – wooohoo! way to go :)

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    Re: steviebeatie – lol soooo true! cannot stand that idiot on here anymore! needs to be called out!

  70. rebelgirl says – reply to this


    he is prolly gay himself……………….omg…this is such a scam to get the votes of the gay community………

  71. 171

    Re: Chris from MA – I don't know, why did they join our war? Not our problem. That's kind of what I'm trying to say, isn't it? I appreciate their help and alliance, even though others might not, but it isn't our fault they joined in.

  72. 172

    Re: bahbah – Typical stupid idiot who makes him/herself feel better by bullying and belittling others, holier than thou. I live here. I watch the news, read the papers, talk to veterans, politicians, friends, government and politics professors, you name it, I do it to learn about this war. Regardless of the claims people make about why Bush chose to go to war, the fact is that without 9/11 as a catalyst, it never would have happened. So you can say it was because of oil or our right to defend freedom and spread democracy all you want, but if those bastards didn't attack us first, we wouldn't have gone in. End of story.

  73. 173

    Re: Chris from MA – I have never heard anyone refer to this war as WW3. Ever. I don't know where you got that one from. Not on the internet, news, anything. Also, there are always going to be people who believe in something and those who strongly don't. No one side can win. The fact is, we weren't going to sit around and let those people think they could get away with what they did. And we didn't let them get away with it. With or without us over there, people in the Middle East blow themselves up with suicide bombs and kill each other every day. They're terrorists to themselves and others. The Muslim sects don't get along. They have territory wars. They're violent with or without us, before or after us. Killing each other every day. I think that acting on something is better than sitting around and letting it happen, whether or not it ends up being the wrong decision. I don't think the war was, but others do and I know that. And it is always going to be that way - divided. All I know is, America was never more united than it was after 9/11. People wanted revenge. Especially those living near the impact zones. Bush's approval rating skyrocketed following 9/11. That says enough for me.

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    Re: luckymom66 – For those claiming they hate America, they sure judge us a lot. But when they need us, or when we shell out billions to countries in need, that stuff gets ignored. We're willing to help so many others in so many ways. We ignore our own problems half the time. Poverty in the U.S. is horrible in areas, but all we hear about here is poverty elsewhere, and how to help fix THAT. Whether or not we pass gay marriage into law has nothing to do with any other nation yet we're judged on it. Listen, some people don't realize how the U.S. works. States have a ton of power. There are 50 states, each with different cultures and morals. Going to another state can sometimes feel like going to a different country. That being said, states are rarely going to agree on moral issues. Gay marriage is not a federal issue. Not EVERY American is against gay marriage. Majority rules. It could be 49% to 51% in a particular state. It's not like 100% of people vote against it when it doesn't get passed. Some states already have allowed gay marriage. Some allow civil unions, some allow extended benefits. It just depends. So we're not as "far behind" as people think. Out government just works in a unique way.

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    Re: Krayde – Marriage isn't written into the Constitution. The government itself has nothing to do with why gay marriage laws aren't getting passed. It's because of the people and their religions. And Christianity happens to be the majority religion. There's also the fact that for 2000 years marriage has been between a man and a woman and people don't want to change what's been going on for that long.

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    Re: JerseyGirlll – I never claimed to "hate America", in fact I spend a lot of time in the United States snowboarding and doing business and always enjoy my travels. Most people outside of the United States DO in fact understand how your political system works because in Canada, for example, students are required to study, not only Canadian geography, history and economics but also world geography, history and economics. It also is easy for both those from England and Canada to understand as your political system is derived from that of the UK. We may have slightly different terms and differing political parties but if you look at the way government functions in these three countries (and many others!) they are very similar.

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