Amendment Two Debate Continues

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Amendment two was one of the most heated subjects throughout Florida's 2008 election--but even 48 hours after the amendment has passed, the debate continues. "I think we're going to look back on it one day and say I can't believe that ever passed." said Abby Smith, a student at FSU.

Another FSU student, Abby Rubottom, says she comes from a family where marriage is considered sacred. "It's really important in my family and some day I want to be married and I think that it's really important that they keep it as a man and a woman and that they don't let the judges be able to decide what's important in that area." said Rubottom.

The Florida Marriage Protection Amendment passed by 62.1 percent--it only needed 60 percent to pass. And for those who campaigned to get the word 'YES' out on two--they're happy about the majority vote, but plans are already in place to continue their efforts.

Nathan Dunn, a local grassroots campaign coordinator for Yes on 2 said, "We know that the homosexual activists nationwide have an agenda to try to redefine marriage and to continue that agenda nationwide, so we're going to be vigilant."

Those opposed to Dunn's statement reaffirmed and re-enforced their position on gay marriage. Local resident, Robert Payne, says the national presidential election proves there will be change in the future, but was disappointed with Amendment 2. "I got to be honest, when I saw that that amendment had passed I was distraught because it's going to take a very long time to overturn something like that." said Payne.

In California, there has been a similar divide between equality and protecting marriage. And there, some Christian groups say the measure could now invalidate some 18-thousand same sex unions already established.

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  • by LetMyPeopleGo Location: Tallahassee on Nov 8, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    I have a question for LuvMyKids - you say you love your kids and you love God. What if God asked you to kill your kids? He asked Abraham to kill his son and Abraham was going to do it. Would you do what God told you or ignore him?
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Nov 8, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    I have it on a reliable source that there is still widespread adultery,fornication,and idolatry happening in our state right now! Of course, the frauds who pushed Amendment 2 will never go after this because it will offend the hypocrites who call themselves "Christains"
  • by LetMyPeopleGo Location: Tallahassee on Nov 7, 2008 at 09:59 PM
    My God LuvMyKids. You are amazing. You give decent Christians a bad name. No wonder McCain lost the election. You probably home shcool your kids to. Afriad they might become smarter than you.
  • by Tally on Nov 7, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    luvmykids--> There are species of animals who practice homosexuality..GOD made those animals right?? So why do they practice homosexuality then? Because they choose to? Obviously you don't hang out or are friends with any gay people. If you did, you'd realize it isn't a choice. Why don't you try thinking for yourself for once, and not rely on the Bible.
  • by luvmykids Location: tally on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:33 PM
    TALLY: I am a firm believer in the Bible and I have never been divorced so I feel I am at liberty to post about Ammendment 2 being passed, since everyone seems to say divorced people have no right to comment since that is a sin. Being gay is a choice, if you were "made" that way God wouldn't consider it a sin. Would he?
  • by luvmykids Location: tally on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:27 PM
    WILDMAN: I'm sure that you must not have any kids!!!!! I have 3 beautiful babies and yes I am one of those idiots that takes babies to resturants. If you don't want to hear "other people's babies screaming" then maybe you should stay out of family style resturants and go to something a little more "upper class". (sp).
  • by Carl Location: TLH on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    These sickos disgust me
  • by CC Location: TALLAHASSEE on Nov 7, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    Let the gays be gay, just do it in Mexifornia
  • by dale Location: tallahassee on Nov 7, 2008 at 05:09 PM
    me location--i'm never going to shut up nor go away--if we have to take to the streets and start the civil rights movement all over again, we will. a majority of people once thought that blacks shouldm't walk on white sidewalks--and there were laws that 'the people' were in favor of--but people who knew what was right and wrong didn't shut up or go away. so get used to it.
  • by LetMyPeopleGo Location: Tallahassee on Nov 7, 2008 at 03:28 PM
    This issue is never going away. We have a new President who said in his speech that we is going to unite all Americans including gay people.
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