Comments on: National impact expected from New York gay marriage law: experts Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: skye_egg Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:25:08 +0000 @Stephen1949,

Please don’t be ignorant and patronizing.

This may come as a shock to “progressive” circles in America, but all those “backwards” and “ethnic” immigrants actually couldn’t care less about same-sex marriage.

The vast majority of immigrants don’t give a damn about same-sex marriage -neither for nor against. Many may have an opinion on the matter, but the vast majority never vote on this issue (IF they even have the legal ability to vote), because it doesn’t affect them.

Of the Latinos in California that *did* vote (the vast majority of whom are American-born, not naturalized immigrants), their voting patterns on California’s prop 8 was equally divided.

If you’re looking for someone to blame for the fact that gay Americans cannot marry in California and most of the US, then look at your own nationality: native-born Americans are far more likely to vote based on social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Immigrants (like my parents) just don’t care about social issues (and my parents, BTW, are loyal Democrats, as are MOST IMMIGRANTS).

It was the African-American and WASP-Evangelical demographics that were most in favor or Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage, and the Prop 8 campaign received a massive amount of campaign money from native-born red-state WASP Americans through the Mormon Church.

So please stop scapegoating those “backwards” immigrants. They’re not as backwards as you think, and they don’t fall for the “God bless…” “I pray to God” “faith in God” rhetoric that AMERICAN politicians constantly spew.

By: Scott-K Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:13:06 +0000 Congratulations New York! Hopefully other states will follow suit

By: wrpa Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:33:18 +0000 and the threats made by the Catholic church and its’ favorite whore, the National Organization for Marriage, ultimately fell on deafened ears! There will be no Catholic Constitution in New York, nor Jewish nor Islamic. Deepest regards to the brave Senators who honored their oath to protect and defend the Constitution!!!!

By: Stephen1949 Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:24:18 +0000 Thank God – this is historic – even more historic than when my state failed to do this. The huge influx of immigrants and blacks have helped to pass the very unconstitutional Proposition 8 (outlawing gay marriage) but that should be wiped off the books soon and THEN we can go on to join the rest of the progressive states who allow gay marriage. I’d hoped my partner, who died in 1994 might live to see this but sadly it came too late. But let’s learn from this California – before you so freely allow the entry of so many immigrants make sure you understand the impact these people will have on your civil/human rights as an American. It sounds good to encourage the world to “give us your poor……” but you’ll get a lot more than “poor, tired people” – consider Prop. 8!!