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  • Fox News Actually Just Asked 'Do Gay Marriage Dissenters Have Rights?' Here's Ted Cruz's Answer

    During the GOP Debate, Same-Sex Marriage Is Still Not a Settled Issue

    251 days ago the U.S. Supreme Court told the nation that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. But minutes ago at the GOP debate, Fox News moderator Bret Baier actually asked, "Do gay marriage dissenters have rights?" – falsely suggesting same-sex marriage somehow has taken away all the rights of anti-gay Christians.

    It was an absurd question but one that is a perfect hallmark of the twisted brand of journalism Fox News deploys.

    Here's how Ted Cruz answered that offensive question:

    "I would leave the question of marriage to the states. I would leave the question of adoption to the states," Cruz pandered, slamming the "five unelected judges," who delivered "an illegitimate and wrong decision."

    "There are areas that we should compromise on," like taxation and economics, but not "the Constitution and the Bill of Rights," Cruz said. "When it comes to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I will never compromise your religious liberty." 

    And here's how John Kasich answered the question – a blathering attempt to saddle both sides:

    "We need to learn to respect each other and be a little bit more tolerant," Kasich said. "If you go to a photographer to take pictures at your wedding and he says he'd rather not do it, find another photographer." He said he had hoped after the Supreme Court ruling, "things would have settled down." He slapped down same-sex couples for not being "tolerant" of religious extremists who want to take away their rights.

    And here's how some on Twitter responded:

    Oh, and Hillary Clinton tweeted this right after the question:

     

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    • commented 2016-04-15 14:01:46 -0400
      Kasich Said the same thing that Cruz said only a bit more sugar coated.

    • commented 2016-03-08 01:43:38 -0500
      We were 16, sitting on the steps outside of the hangout. My friend was crying softly, she said she had an awful secret she couldn’t tell anyone. I put my arm over her shoulder and slowly convinced her that nothing she could say would ever make me think less of her. “You can tell me anything,” I said. “What is wrong?” “I think I’m gay,” she said, and broke down – crying even harder. I murmured kind words about what a good person she was, about God loving everyone, about being worthy of love, and about self acceptance. Words I had learned from my mother who went to church 6 days a week. It was 1981. I hadn’t a clue about how this challenge would cause her to face years of struggle with personal self acceptance and understanding. But I knew my friend was a good, kind and loving girl who would never intentionally hurt anyone. I was right. It is now 35 years later. It has been a long time since she first began understanding her thoughts and feelings were different then she saw described by others. She has since embraced who she is, become successful, traveled the world, met many people, she has loved and lost – like so many of us. I am pleased to still call her friend, although I haven’t seen her for over 30 years, we have stayed in contact with one another. I was so lucky in my life to be someone she shared her inner thoughts with. Without her, and the few other people I have met who have this genetic difference, I never would have fully understood. It isn’t a choice. But as adults, there should be a right to privacy, understanding and acceptance. It is not for each of us to judge others. Nor for the law. Marriage too – is not about procreation, but about commitment. Please don’t vote for a single minded narcissist like Ted Cruz. He is so much more dangerous then Trump.

    • commented 2016-03-05 11:43:13 -0500
      Do same sex couples have religious freedom?

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    • commented 2016-03-04 10:24:48 -0500
      But he and every other GOPer gets PISSED OFF when the states want to have equal rights. Do these people have any principles whatsoever? I don’t think they do.

    • commented 2016-03-04 08:29:46 -0500
      There is a solution to the issue. Post a sign where everyone can see it:

      “We are ‘devout christians’ and would prefer to NOT photograph any wedding involving the non-virgin, divorced, any ceremony held outside a church. Also, those ‘wedding’ not approved of by both parents, and those involving people who cannot procreate…this includes post menopausal brides and homosexuals. While we do understand, we must follow the law, and WILL do it if forced, we think those listed above are not worthy of marriage, OR our services.”

      If it IS how you feel, you must own you’re bigotry. Then see how that works out for you. Personally, I do not support many reasons for a woman choosing to have an abortion, not all and I won’t get into that here, but I own my bigotry. People say “you’re anti choice, not prolife.” I say you’re right! I am anti choice when it comes to say Sherri Shepherd claiming she has had more abortions than she can count." You’d think on one of those visits to Planned Parenthood she could have got and IUD instead of returning for another 6-12 abortions. Sorry for "getting in to it when I said I wouldn’t, but I also resent my, and other countries universal healthcare providing free and unlimited abortions at the tax payer’s expense. End of lecture.

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