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New York - Congressman Weiner: I'll Push For Same Gender Marriage In New York

Published on: November 16, 2008 12:56 PM
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New York - In one of the nation’s largest displays of support for alternative life style, tens of thousands of people in cities across the country turned out in support of same gender marriage on Saturday.

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It was the second major protest within days in New York.

Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who is seen as a possible challenger to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told the rally he would push for same-sex marriage to be introduced to New York. “America is not the country we should be until we overturn things like Proposition 8,” said Mr Weiner, who was introduced as a “straight ally of marriage equality”.

“We are not going to rest until every citizen in every state in our country has the right to stand up and say this is the man or woman in the form of marriage,” he said



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1

 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:11 PM 770 Says:

what a fool

2

 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Bum

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Sorry to say but there is no other candidate left for Mayor that us frum ppl. Can vote for exept for Mike !!!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:15 PM Anonymous Says:

is he a yid?

5

 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:27 PM Anonymous Says:

A yiddish blog is not the place 4 this article

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:27 PM Takah a Veener! Says:

The man knows nothing about the law in this country. There is something called a VOTE BT THE PEOPLE and in CA the PEOPLE voted. Unlike most people on this blog, I actually read the prop and what was going to happen. They were going to do away with ALL mentions of HUSBAND & WIFE and replace with other terms.

Weiner MUST be stopped & furthermore, if he supports this kind of stuff, Y'ALL BETTER NOT ELECT HIM!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

is he a yid?

Half,

Anthony - Italian
Weiner - Yid

8

 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:26 PM Schmeel Says:

I always suspected he was one of those.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Does he really want to bring down this country? We just read about Sidom and Amorah yesterday.

Politically speaking, I have no problem with a secular society giving certain privileges (joint-filing status) to roommates who can prove they share expenses, etc. But toeva unions are not marriage. Period.

Toeva unions certainly not good for "their" kids, either, so I don't know why he's looking to legalize state-sanctioned child-endangerment, because that's basically what it boils down to, if either one of the pair decide to actually have kids.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:57 PM Jack Says:

Dear Mr. Weiner;

I believe strongly that all men are created equal. It is true that that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Is the acceptence of gay marriage into society, one of these rights?
When do we stop at the "pursuit of happiness"? Do we stop at underage marriage? After all just because someones 16, does that mean they dont have any rights?
There is a book that is the code of law, to 2/3 of the world. In this book of Leviticis chapter 18 verse 24 it states; "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, for it is an abomination."
These words were spoken by G-d, not by Thomas Jefferson (who borrowed it from an Italian friend, Philip Mazzei). If you want us voters to consider you a product of G-d, and not an abomination I suggest you retract your statements.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:08 PM Nevia Says:

I think America is in a grave dangerous situation. States that want to emulate Sedom and Amorah might not escape Hashem's wrath...

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:44 PM JoeFlix Says:

Down with Wiener!!

I hope the Rabbis and Community leaders will have the courage to do what's right and make sure he's never again elected to office. Let's vote him out!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:41 PM Anonymous Says:

(A yiddish blog is not the place 4 this article)

WAKE UP AND OPEN YOUR NARROW MIND!

Gay and Lesbians do exist in the very frum /chassidish world.

DEAL WITH IT!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Didn't wiener complain about bloomberg overturning the will of the people by extending term limits? Now the people in california voted on this issue no reason to march winer

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:32 PM VOTER Says:

WHY? I'm sure that the majority ogf NY voters don't favor such a outrageous proposal. It's just the small vocal minority that participate in these immoral activities. Maybe, since the Congressman never married, he has no clue about the meaning and sanctity of marriage.

He probably had my vote against Bloomberg until this.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:01 PM Anonymous Says:

he is crazy, he wont win the himeshe olam

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:14 PM pshat is Says:

Licho'reh this gye knows that he has no chance against bloomberg so he has to try apeasing all the mnuvolim from this gevaldigeh melting pot city that's mekabel every kind of shmutz & tumeh under the sun and we all know that there are many many of these menuvolim around so there you go make a rally 1 day in soho then in noho the in the tribekeh & maybe maybe you stand a slim chance

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

(A yiddish blog is not the place 4 this article)

WAKE UP AND OPEN YOUR NARROW MIND!

Gay and Lesbians do exist in the very frum /chassidish world.

DEAL WITH IT!

sorry thats not true! if it is that means those people are NOT FRUM!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:59 PM Big Masmid Says:

this is so sick can't comment

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:57 PM truth detector Says:

i will accept that obama won the election but the liberals to accept that proposition 8 won.


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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

(A yiddish blog is not the place 4 this article)

WAKE UP AND OPEN YOUR NARROW MIND!

Gay and Lesbians do exist in the very frum /chassidish world.

DEAL WITH IT!

granted they may exist but that doesnt mean we have to allow what a bill like prop 8 would have given.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Now who are we going to vote for? the only one left is Mayor Mike.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 02:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Sodom voted NO on 8.

for a liberal, it's all about the will of the people - but of course that's only if they agree with the people.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:37 PM Nataly Says:

Mr weiner Dont bet on our support if you support deviant life styles

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 04:31 PM BP mom Says:

I hope there is another alternative besides for this fool or Come Again Mike.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:53 PM Anonymous Says:

I'd vote for a dog before Mike Bloomberg. There'll be someone else than Weenie Weiner in the race. He/she will get my vote.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 05:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

sorry thats not true! if it is that means those people are NOT FRUM!

Who are you to decide who is considerd frum or not, or what aveira is acceptable or not? Perhaps if you sit in the mikvah shabbos morning talking lashon hara and rechilus you are not frum, or if you are actively involved in your community's machlokes you are not frum, or if you miss ziman krias shema or tefillah, or a host of other "socailly acceptable averos" then you are not frum? In my humble opinion, these individuals, and yes there are homosexuals within the frum community, are not harming or disturbing anyone, let them do what they do, and leave it up to hashem to decide who is frum or not. And finally before deciding who is frum or not, remember what the gemara in Megilah tells us about a certain amorah who told another amorah about what it looks like in the yeshiva shel mallah, "elyonim lematah, vitachtonim lemalah".

di redst vus di veist, uder di veist vus di redst !!!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 05:04 PM Anonymous Says:

what a weiner...

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 05:14 PM Abe S. Says:

Reply to #6  
Takah a Veener! Says:

The man knows nothing about the law in this country. There is something called a VOTE BT THE PEOPLE and in CA the PEOPLE voted. Unlike most people on this blog, I actually read the prop and what was going to happen. They were going to do away with ALL mentions of HUSBAND & WIFE and replace with other terms.

Weiner MUST be stopped & furthermore, if he supports this kind of stuff, Y'ALL BETTER NOT ELECT HIM!

I'm going to donate to Weiner's 09 campaign, and volunteer for him. Boss Mike Tweed Bloomberg can't be elected. And people should not be able to vote on basic social civil rights. Imagine if there was a proposition to ban circumcision?

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 05:29 PM zk Says:

DISGUSTING. I just hope if proposition 8 comes for a vote in NY the frum olim will have enough courage to stand with others to vote against these "people". Make sure you register.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 06:34 PM Anonymous Says:

I don't think VIN should have posted this as news fit fir VIN readers

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 06:34 PM Anonymous Says:

There is other canidate his name is Tony Avella a councilman from Queens but he has no chance since he doesn't take money from special intrest groups

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 06:28 PM SO Says:

Reply to #29  
Abe S. Says:

I'm going to donate to Weiner's 09 campaign, and volunteer for him. Boss Mike Tweed Bloomberg can't be elected. And people should not be able to vote on basic social civil rights. Imagine if there was a proposition to ban circumcision?

there are plenty of other candidates to vote for. who said weiner has to get the nomination? there are many democrats and republicans who will run. (and bloomy is now an independant!)

34

 Nov 16, 2008 at 06:52 PM Anonymous Says:

frumkeit isnt an excuse to be homophobic. enough said!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 06:45 PM Abe S. Says:

Reply to #33  
SO Says:

there are plenty of other candidates to vote for. who said weiner has to get the nomination? there are many democrats and republicans who will run. (and bloomy is now an independant!)

Weiner is most likely going to get the nomination. I would support Bill Thompson too, if he is nominated. And 2, I live in Weiner's district, and he has done a good job!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 07:29 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #32  
Anonymous Says:

There is other canidate his name is Tony Avella a councilman from Queens but he has no chance since he doesn't take money from special intrest groups

Avella is a decent councilman with a decent record.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 07:28 PM So many choices Says:

Reply to #35  
Abe S. Says:

Weiner is most likely going to get the nomination. I would support Bill Thompson too, if he is nominated. And 2, I live in Weiner's district, and he has done a good job!

So far on the democratic side, candidates officially announced on the dem side are :

Anthony Weiner
Bill Thompson
Tony Avella

on the Repub side:

Bruce Blakeman
John Catsimatidis

in additiona there are a whole host of others on either side who have expressed interest and have yet to officially announce, or are speculated to possibliy intend to run. All of this in addition to independant Mike Bloomberg.

other dem possiblities are:

Patricia Harris, Christine Quinn, Helen Marshall, Betsy Gotbaum, Marty Markowitz, Donny Deutsch, Alec Bladwin, John Liu, Debra Markell, Joel Klein.

On the repub side there is also:

Ray Kelly, Randy Daniels, Richard Parsons, Susan Molinari and Martin Golden.

38

 Nov 16, 2008 at 08:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

sorry thats not true! if it is that means those people are NOT FRUM!

You are a very narrow minded individual.Wake up and smell the coffee.

39

 Nov 16, 2008 at 08:26 PM a erlicha yid Says:

In what kind of inviroment r we gona bring up our kinderlich? How will our grand and great grand children stay erlich? #13 do you suggest we start talking about this in shul or at our nightly shiur? Or should we just accsept it in our comunity?

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 09:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #38  
Anonymous Says:

You are a very narrow minded individual.Wake up and smell the coffee.

What are you saying -you could be frum and that type of person? Huh?
How come these liberal Jews are always worried about these type of things? Why don't they care that there is no real federal protection for employment for Shomer Shabbos employees? Refuah Shlaimah to all you losers.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 09:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #38  
Anonymous Says:

You are a very narrow minded individual.Wake up and smell the coffee.

Don't know exactly who is narrow minded, but the "mabul" came because of those "nonfrum" people that were sinning with those menuvoles. Sedom and Amoroh were destroyed because of those menuvolim.
homos and gays are the worst sinners, and are considered "non frum", wake up and smell the dirt.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 11:29 PM Heshy Says:

Why narrow minded & blind people can't see the obvious surprises me. We live in a democracy. So abortion is legal as is homosexuality. Additionally, although a strong argument can be made against it, I understand it if gay people wish to have the same rights as married couples, e.g. medical "spouse" benefits, tax benefits, etc.

But to demand that they have the right to call themselves "married", and that we have to call them "husband & wife" or whatever, is ridiculous. They want our "Haskamah" that they are just like a man & his wife? What arrogance. What if we pass a law that forces us to call them "sir" because we respect their deviant lifestyle. Ridiculous. Once we give them all rights they shouldn't have the nerve to ask for marriage licenses. What nexy? Why not a brother & sister or son & mother who want a marriage license? How about pets?

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 12:32 AM Anonymous Says:

I'll vote for William Thompson ( Black) who's a real decent honest guy or Christine Quinn (Gay) who is highly intelligent & seems like a decent enough woman.

Mike??? Never in a million years. I'd rather not vote & I ALWAYS vote.

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 12:17 AM JO Says:

I'm afraid that fighting gay rights is a loosing batle.

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 03:09 AM JJ Says:

#39........Think Moshiach!!!!!!!!!!

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 02:59 AM Miss Williamsburg Says:

#42 I agree with you. They just want it to be called a "MARRIAGE" which it isn't and will not be happy even if they'll have equal rights. "Arrogance" is the perfect word you used to describe them with..

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 06:59 AM Anonymous Says:

Can't believe it! what a pig.

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 06:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #44  
JO Says:

I'm afraid that fighting gay rights is a loosing batle.

Is this what you're looking forward to? shame on you!

49

 Nov 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM OY Says:

Why is it bad for wiener but ok for Rudy?
whats the difference? Rudy favors the same thing!

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 11:55 AM not gay but happy Says:

Reply to #11  
Nevia Says:

I think America is in a grave dangerous situation. States that want to emulate Sedom and Amorah might not escape Hashem's wrath...

this is the end of a great country down the tube it is going

51

 Nov 17, 2008 at 12:09 PM jo Says:

Reply to #48  
Anonymous Says:

Is this what you're looking forward to? shame on you!

Can you not read? All I wrote is that I am “afraid” yes “afraid” that we are fighting a lost battle.

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 01:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #51  
jo Says:

Can you not read? All I wrote is that I am “afraid” yes “afraid” that we are fighting a lost battle.

Sorry, but your comment gave that impression, the typical way of saying: "just stop with your fighting it's a lost case" . if this is not what you meant, then just excuse me.

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 Nov 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Let that bill pass... In a few years New York will be a Repoblican State!!! After proposition 8 and abbortion there will be no dems to deal with!!!

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