Gov. Announces Veto

Discussion in 'Local News and Events' started by Madea, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Madea

    Madea zip a dee doo dah Staff Member

  2. Grey Colson

    Grey Colson Administrator Staff Member

    No surprise. He says he doesn't take too kindly to threats. I wonder if he realizes they couldn't care less how "kindly" he takes to them, just as long as he bows to them.
     
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  3. ShoeDiva

    ShoeDiva Shoes!!!!

    Good.
     
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  4. honeybunny

    honeybunny Pursuit Driver


    The RFRA is still the law of the land in all 50 states.

    Georgia was simply reaffirming a right that already exists under federal law...

    ;)
     
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  5. Guard Dad

    Guard Dad Administrator Staff Member

    I had not dug into the particulars of this. All my gay friends were vehemently opposed to it, but I wondered if the bill was made out to be worse than it really was?
     
  6. Grey Colson

    Grey Colson Administrator Staff Member

    Heard one dude....I'm guessing it was a dude on the radio saying if he had signed the bill it would encourage discrimination. He then added that since he vetoed the bill, discrimination would continue. That should teach our RINOs that your damned if you do and are damned if you don't. They never seem to learn that lesson. You NEVER make these people happy unless you die.
     
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  7. Blazing Saddles

    Blazing Saddles Moderator Staff Member

    So let me get this straight......Our governor gave in to pressure from people NOT of this state and thumbed his nose at the wishes of the people FROM this state? Ok.
     
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  8. ShoeDiva

    ShoeDiva Shoes!!!!

    I read the whole bill. I still think it is good. ;)
     
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  9. Madea

    Madea zip a dee doo dah Staff Member

    yes
     
  10. Madea

    Madea zip a dee doo dah Staff Member

    yes
     
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  11. honeybunny

    honeybunny Pursuit Driver


    The answer is yes... and I say this as someone who has been
    personally discriminated against by faith based organizations.


    ;)
     
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  12. Madea

    Madea zip a dee doo dah Staff Member

    Example, one pastor was quoted as saying there are hundreds of reasons for him to deny officiating over a wedding, but only one that he will get sued over.
     
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  13. The Sound Guy

    The Sound Guy Expert Driver

    Yea, this is what i don't understand. The Govt will always marry you, why try to force someone to do it who doesn't want to? Makes no sense to me.
     
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  14. Guard Dad

    Guard Dad Administrator Staff Member

    Many churches are re-writing their by-laws on advice from counsel to avoid getting sued if they refuse to marry a same-sex couple.
     
  15. Glassdogs

    Glassdogs Stunt Driver

    Yep. I know one in that very process, right now.

    To my knowledge, the question hasn't come up.

    But there is an answer already being prepared.
     
  16. jenilyn

    jenilyn Expert Driver

    Now that gay marriage is legal, I don't see why any gay couple would want to force anyone who was opposed to perform their marriage. What would be the point? Certainly not to make a point. I haven't heard of anyone doing that since gay marriage was made legal.

    For once I applaud the governor.
     
  17. Guard Dad

    Guard Dad Administrator Staff Member

    There are a-holes who want to push an agenda or get their 15 minutes of fame in the gay community, same as other communities.

    Someone will try. Count on it.
     
  18. J-man

    J-man This post will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... Staff Member

    No surprise there, I expecting him to cave. The only remaining legal target to discriminate against is Christianity (for those liberals who didn't quite understand that line, it was sarcasm). Eventually we'll stop playing nice and demand our rights too. Until then we'll continue to pray.
     
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  19. ShoeDiva

    ShoeDiva Shoes!!!!

    I think there is more of a chance, now, of someone trying it with all the crying for these protecting the clergy laws. JMO.

    You, and I think it would be any of you in this thread, can not get married in my church. You are all Christians, and have significant others of the other sex, and you still can't. It has always been like that. You can't get married in a church that you refuse to go to pre marital counseling. I could go on and on, the point is there have always been requirements in a church and I do not see our court system overwhelmed with law suits. I also believe that even if someone tried it, they would not win. How many churches or pastors have you heard of being forced to marry people?

    I will say I was pleasantly surprised last night when I could not sleep and was reading through hundreds of comments regarding this specific bill and the items included in it that most responses I read first responded whether they were Christian or not, and then responded that they agreed with Deal and not passing this specific bill. (Which included more than just the fact of clergy and marriage) The ones complaining were the ugly and once again those that give Christians a bad rap. Some Christian coalition claimed that most Georgians wanted it, but as most in those threads and comments said, according to whom? They were not at my door, on my phone, or sent me an email.

    If they want a bill just to protect official clergy from lawsuits they should write one. While I do not think it is necessary if they do, then write it. This was not a bill just protecting official clergy.
     
  20. Grey Colson

    Grey Colson Administrator Staff Member

    Not a question of if, but when. The reasoning Deal used is simply stupid. He's not been made aware of anyone being forced to step outside of their religious convictions to date, so there's no reason for the law (translated: protection for people of faith). That's no different than saying that I've not been made aware of a burglary in our neighborhood, so there's no reason for a law preventing it.

    These politicians really do believe the average Joe is stupid, but I've never seen one dance around and describe it to the length that I heard yesterday.
     

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