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Published: Thursday, Jan. 28 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Hey TOG

Why should the Gay Community have to change the word "Marriage"? Tell me how is that compromising? You actually believe that the word Marriage is just for strait people?

Douglas

If I were in Chaffetz place I would do the exact same thing. Has anyone heard about the new Jazz Band? The name of the Band is: Barak Obama and the Democrats, with Nancy Pelosi as Lead Soloist and Harry Reid on drums; and their hit song is: "Sorry you lost your job; nothing we can do about it."

Eliot

"Is Chaffetz the rep of DC or Utah?"

Both.

Congress is given jurisdiction over DC. It's in the US Constitution.

The Congress shall have Power To… exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States… (The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17)

The Constitution really is a remarkable document. Its a shame more people don't read it.

Pagan

'This is what Utahns want!' - 3:24 p.m.

To exert your influence around the world against people who would normally not have a problem with you?

Mission accomplished.

Anonymous

This is what Utahns want!

Change Utah, change the world.

@the will of the people

so if the "majority" of people in DC don't want this then why did the elect these people into office? it sound like the will of the people of DC did speak and now chaffez a Utahan is trying to over through their will.

Anonymous

3:24 poster.

Please do not speak for me. I am a native to Utah and I think gay marriage would be fine.

So Much for

States Rights or in this case local DC rights ( Im well aware of DC being controlled by Congress) . Wake up Jason . Full Body Scans , Gay Marriage only a matter of time. Also only a matter of time until everyone figures out what a grandstaning media hog loser of a politician you are . My eyes are wide open to this fact now.

Wouldn't it be nice . . .

. . . if Chaffetz would just mind his own business. The DC officials have spoken on this issue. He should just butt out.

@The Will of the People

"The Majority of the people who live in D.C. oppose gay marriage. "

Please cite your source. It would seem to me that the democratically elected officials that passed this ordinance are more representing the will of the people then some backwater bigot from Utah County.

Anonymous

The people have spoken!
And those people live in DC. Not Utah.

Anonymous

3:46 p.m. - It would seem to me that the democratically elected officials that passed this ordinance are more representing the will of the people then some backwater bigot from Utah County.

Buttars? Chaffetz? Your going to have to be specific. There are many.

The people haven't spoken

Until they get to vote on it. Some of those city councilmen just may find themselves out of a job next time they come up for election. Let the people vote on anything this controversial, and have the city council get back to fixing potholes.

Sutton

"Garner the support, and you'll get your voice. But you won't be able to. Too bad."

--Don't be so sure... with all the misconceptions about Mormons that people have, all it will take are just a few well placed “Mormons will destroy marriage and the family” Television ads paid for by the good Bible Thumpin’ Christians down south and it will probably easier then you think.

Don't underestimate the stupidity of the American Voter...

Anonymous

So, I guess all this talk of protecting 'state rights', or in this case, local goverment is all a lie whenever Chaffetz thinks he should but in?

What?!

This is to all those who, for some reason not quite clear to the rational thinking group in this world, decided to go on a diatribe. Did you read the article at all? Or did you just see the words gay marriage and DC and fly off the handle on your uneducated, ignorant tirade? Congress has Constitutional authority over the District of Columbia. As a member of Congress Chaffetz has authority over DC, even the apparently oh so venerble and infallible city council. Oh, and "he is the ranking Republican on a subcommittee that oversees district operations" so therefore...(wait for it) he has authority over DC. Become educated before you speak because its better to say nothing and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Pagan

'Some of those city councilmen just may find themselves out of a job next time they come up for election.' - 4:10 p.m.

And just WHO exaclty elected these councilmen? Leprechans? All this talk of how legislation dosen't 'adhere to the will of the people' but ONLY when it supports gay marriage.

Tell you what? There are 305 million Americans in our country today. To settle this, I want you to count the vote of each, and every man, woman and child to reach a conclusion on this.

And while your at it, people's opinions change over time, right? Do it every year.

Get to work.

Stop The Madness

With all the problems our country faces, Rep. Chaffetz is concerned with two consenting adults forming a loving, committed relationship? Really?

Wow

How refreshing to see so many comments asking Mr. Chaffetz to focus on the business of Utah.
As a resident of the DC Metropolitan area I can attest that DC support Gay marriage as a matter of principle on Human Rights and Social justice.
The main opponent to Gay Marriage in DC is a Rev. Jackson who registered his name in DC but lives in Maryland.
It seems that Mr. Chaffetz is "playing" a populist tune for his conservative constituency. He is making noise in Utah and not in the halls of Congress.
Mr. Chaffetz would be well advised to limit his political expressions to areas he knows. Personally, I would expect a representative of Utah to be candid and honest with those people that put him in Congress. But then again, that is just my opinion and a Utah's problem.

Finally !

Now he's doing things that will get me to vote FOR him. Keep up the good work Jason! Go after these issues and leave TSA alone. You're the Man !

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