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01/29/2010

Another Carlin who might make you wanna use seven dirty words

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2010-01-29 At 12.15.22 Pm-1He's the administrator of a Christian school. He's a Republican. And in Indiana, he's the senator who is seeking to change the state's constitution so that it more fully turns into a weapon against loving gay couples.

Meet Carlin Yoder and his hurtful handiwork:

he Indiana Senate revived a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages Thursday, approving the measure and sending it to the House, where it's likely to meet a quick death.

The 38-10 vote marked the fourth time the Senate has approved such a provision, which must be approved by two separately elected legislatures and voters before being placed into the state's founding document.


State law already bans same-sex marriages, but conservatives have pushed for the amendment, arguing that it would prevent activist judges from overturning the statute.

"Marriage is one of the foundations of our society," said Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, who authored the amendment. "It is something that I firmly believe needs to be protected."

Senate OKs same-sex marriage ban [Indianapolis Star]

Blah, blah, blah. Feed the discriminatory ideas through the far-right talking point machine, out comes a tired old quip. So boring. So anti-intellectual. So needless. So pervasive to young psyches. So destined for ignobility.

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Your thoughts

To the senators who voted yes on this amendment, shame on you for wanting to write discrimination into the constitution.

To the senators who voted no on this amendment and to the democratic majority in the House of Representatives, thank you for standing up for equal rights.

Posted by: Sam | Jan 29, 2010 4:37:40 PM

Would somebody please explain to me how allowing gays to marry and enjoy all the rights that the straight community enjoy, how would this harm traditional marriage?
What do they want to protect it from?

Posted by: William Weeks | Jan 30, 2010 7:03:24 PM

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