Rosie & Same Sex Marriage

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Rosie O’Donnell is lambasting George W. Bush for not supporting same sex marriage and his using the constitution to oppose it.

The outspoken former TV talk show host slammed Washington for trying to use the U.S. constitution to deny same-sex couples the right to marry, saying the country is lagging behind the rest of the world.

Since Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium are the only countries out of roughly 200 to officially recognize same-sex marriage, how does George W. Bush’s stance make the US lag behind the rest of the world?

6 thoughts on “Rosie & Same Sex Marriage

  1. I suppose that it’s a matter of perspective. Of course most people simply wouldn’t count about 150 of those countries as even being in the race at all. The US must be first! FIRST! and ahead of all the rest. Second, let alone fourth, is the first loser!

    (Lot’s of sarcasm here.)

    Kim,

    I am curious at to your views concerning U.S. hyper-patriotism. Do you as a Canadian ever get tired of seeing olymic events turned into some kind of home coming football game or spirit rally?

  2. US hyper-patriotism certainly tires me, but I have become used to it. How can I not be? Our news comes from the States, our music comes from the States, our TV shows come from the States, our movies come from the States, yadda, yadda, yadda.

  3. I believe Spain should also be on the list http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2005-07-11T211416Z_01_N11508949_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-SPAIN-MARRIAGE-DC.XML

    It is ridiculous to say the U.S. is “lagging.” Common sense should be enough to convince people that same-gender marriage will not help society, but a FEW countries have decided to experiment with it anyway. Most of these are European countries. If you do a little research on the demographic (as well as economic and social) problems Europe is going to be facing because of declining population, you are further convinced that we are well served by not following any social experiment they are trying.

  4. “Common sense should be enough to convince people that same-gender marriage will not help society”

    That depends on your view. Legalising same gender marriages would allow those in those relationships to adopt unwanted children. In that way, society would certainly be helped.

    “If you do a little research on the demographic (as well as economic and social) problems Europe is going to be facing because of declining population, you are further convinced that we are well served by not following any social experiment they are trying.”

    How so, and what do economics have to do with anything?

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