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If You OK Out-Of-State Gay Marriages, You Need to OK Out-Of-State Gun Permits


Every time we assume we’ve heard the last illogical rational for banning same-sex marriage, a new surprise files in. When the Baltimore Sun opened up to readers the idea of Maryland recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages, just like Washington D.C. agreed to do, reader Tony Jordan offered this rebuttal: “Glad to see that The Sun is so enamored of recognizing laws enacted in other states like drivers licensing and marriage laws. Will you be supporting the recognition of out-of-state CCW permits — (Concealed weapons carry laws) with the same fervor as the same sex marriage laws that you are touting in the Sunday Sun? After all it would affect a lot of people and it is a constitutional issue.”

On:           May 11, 2009
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    • HYHYBT

      Well, yes, actually I would. (Unless the state issuing the permit says otherwise, of course, which, not having one, I don’t know about)

      May 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oaklander

      You have to make the link between public safety being adversely affected by gay marriage.

      May 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      Then we should have the full lobbying force of the NRA at our disposal.

      May 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack

      Haha – you Americans and your guns! So cute!

      May 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • osocubano

      But of course. We all know marriage leads to murder.

      May 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HYHYBT

      @osocubano: Well, it *is* cheaper than divorce…

      May 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      LOL. Good luck with that.

      This is funnier than the Catholic/Feminist anti-porn coalition.

      I’d love to be a fly on the wall of that first meeting, especially when the good old boys start things off with a moment of prayer.

      May 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      … on the upside, you can break the ice by bitching about what Barack Obama hasn’t done for you this week.

      May 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shelby84

      Really? Seriously? I not against gun by any means… but really? I hate stupid logic

      May 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • [email protected]

      It’s an apples and oranges argument. The difference here is that EVERY state recognizes other states’ heterosexual marriages. If a straight couple moved from Vermont to Maryland, they would not have to remarry. It’s about equality. If Maryland is going to recognize SOME marriages from other states, they should recognize ALL marriages from other states.

      May 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Gay Numbers

      I like the way everyone is trying to actual debate the stupid arguments. It’s sophistry. They don’t care if the arguments make sense. They are designed to confuse and manipulate rather than make sense.

      May 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      @The Gay Numbers:
      Sure, you party pooper.
      Go ahead and ruin the best joke material we’ve had on here all day.

      May 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Achmed

      Stupid arguments? What part of full faith and credit are you not getting? You want all states to recognize your marriage license, but you don’t want all states to recognize concealed carry permits. In other words, you want the full recognition of your rights across the board, but you’re cool with denying other people their rights because you think those rights are icky and scary. The irony is thick…

      May 12, 2009 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      @The Gay Numbers:

      So I was wrong….
      There are still a few laughs left to squeeze out of this story.

      May 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Knob Creeker

      @TANK: Check out Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights organization. They get help from the NRA often.

      May 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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