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POLL: Do You Support Gay Marriage?

In light of President Barack Obama's recent announcement supporting gay marriage and a story that has generated a lot of chatter, we want to hear what you think. Take a moment to vote in our poll.

It's no secret that President Barack Obama has proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage.

It was a move—one made during an interview with ABC News that aired in part on Wednesday—that conjured a mixed reaction from those in the Southland.

said the proclamation was like a "breath of fresh air for the gay community."

The 29-year-old entered into a civil union with her longtime girlfriend, Marina Bassett, almost one year ago when Illinois became the sixth state in the United States to issue licenses joining any two non-married adults. 

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. also applauded Obama's announcement. 

"I want to congratulate President Obama for bending the arc of the moral universe of human and civil rights toward justice yesterday," he said in a news release Thursday. "His evolving stance on same-sex marriage was similar to my own." 

, the Blue Island mayor who's vying for a spot in the 1st Congressional District, . 

When asked before the primary for his take on social issues, including same sex marriage, he said he does "not believe that we need to create new laws to regulate society." He also did not return a message left Thursday. 

But the real question is — what do you think? We want to hear what you have to say.

Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts about gay marriage in the comments section.

RobertS August 04, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Amen!!! We can all pass judgement, but until we walk a mile in someones shoes, we cannot imagine their lives, until we change the color of our skin, our gender, etc., we simply need to love those around us. In the end, only kindness matters.
June Whitehand August 04, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ok, my understanding of the Bible leaves the judging to GOD. That being said, why do we utilize a religious ceremony as a legal contract in a country founded on freedom of religion and self determination? I feel we would all be better served with everyone (regardless of sexual orientation---or lack there of) had to enter into a "domestic relationship contract" through the government to apply for insurance benefits, tax preferences, etc. This document would replace the "marriage license" that churches currently require before performing the religious ceremony. Churches should be free to perform any religious ceremony without the government's input.
June Whitehand August 04, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Well Said!!
DJ Morgan August 04, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Kate, thank you for pointing out how easy it is to say anything on here without having to back it up. I really wonder what kind of person is brave enough to speak their piece but not want to take ownership of their stance. Especially when it is something like what "Debbie" spewed. Glass Houses folks!
lvent August 04, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Unfortunately Chronicles of Bob the politicians, and the money changers, the power elite still have us blaming the victims of their crimes. For example, how many Americans still believe the BIG LIE that this manufactured economic crisis was caused by people who bought homes they could not afford? The TRUTH IS...as Ex banking regulator Chris Whalen stated that 1 in 4 mortgage"loans" were LIARS LOANS....IN OTHER WORDS...they SET US UP TO FAIL. That was not even the cause of financial crisis...the real cause was the $1.2 quadrillion in debt the money changers created with our electronic signatures. We were simply robbed of all of our wealth in the manufactured stock market collapse in 2008 and the Patriot Act allowed the banksters and the politicians to hide all of our stolen wealth in their overseas bankster accounts...The traitor politicians handed all of US the banksters tab in the form of ONGOING BAILOUTS to the TBTF. BEWARE THE DECEIVERS...THE BANKS DONT LEND...THEY ARE THE BOROWERS AND THE BIGGEST DEBTORS TO US IN HISTORY...THEY OWE US GAGILLIONS...CHECK OUT SOME REAL NEWS YOU CAN USE AT ALTERNATIVE MEDIA SOURCES SUCH AS: http://www.4closurefraud.org/..
lvent August 04, 2012 at 07:51 PM
STOP THE FORECLOSUREGATE COVERUP....!
lvent August 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM
We need to WAKE UP..Because, while they are distracting US with issues that are afforded all Americans under the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION...They are stealing your rights, wealth, property, freedom and your country right from under US..
lvent August 04, 2012 at 08:05 PM
When THE TRUTH is PENDING APPROVAL in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA..the 'FREEIST' nation on earth then the entire world is in trouble and so are we.
lvent August 04, 2012 at 08:15 PM
The local "news" is reporting that the FDIC took over Waukegan bank. Don't believe the failed "failed bank" meme..It is another sham and another fraud to make us believe the banks are broke...this is a bank balance sheet recession as many banking and financial experts have stated. The banks are NOT broke....they have quintillions of our wealth hidden overseas....Remember when Obama said he believed in spreading our wealth around? They are simply robbing US. out of existance..Remember..all banks are really on giant corporate Government bank..THE WORLD BANK and they are NOT BROKE...THEY ARE ROBBING US of everything...our rights, our wealth, our property, our freedom and our country..They are stealing our NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY for their debt . The TRUTH IS...THEY OWE WE THE PEOPLE GAZILLIONS IN ORIGINATION FRAUD AND USURY FRAUD...!
lvent August 04, 2012 at 08:17 PM
http://www.maxkeiser.com/ Call the White House, call your Senators and Congressmen and tell them we the people know they are all LIARS.
lvent August 04, 2012 at 08:20 PM
They have all dishonored US.
Carin August 05, 2012 at 01:05 AM
So is polluting the environment (otherwise know as driving a car) so if you drive a car, you're a sinner.
Carin August 05, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Gay Marriage. It's just like your marriage, only Gayer.
Carin August 05, 2012 at 01:07 AM
How does a person call themselves a "Patriot" but feel Americans should not be treated as human being? Explain that.
Alan Perkaus August 05, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Carin: If that is your real name May I ask you just what you mean by your last question. I have in the past few days wondered just where you come up with such Off the wall questions, Accusations and statements. Please feel free to enlighten all of us with your wisdom.
Sue1 August 05, 2012 at 02:08 AM
What rights are they taking away?
Mo F'n Kena, Son! August 05, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Yall trippin let dem frooty booties do wat dey want. Just cause dey got suga in da tank dont mean itz none of yall biznass. Mind ya biznass just mind ya bizznass....SON!! (Rick Ross "god forgives i dont" droppin 7/31
lvent August 05, 2012 at 09:07 AM
This war is on our Constitutional Rights. Not on each other. We are worried about gay couples adopting children while the moneyed elite are stealing our country right from under our noses...! There is a war raging here in America and it should not be between all of us. We are all equal under the U.S.C , or are we a dictatorship. You cant have both.
I love the gays. August 08, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Your a sin. How do you know it's a sin? What because the bible said so? Come up with an more original answer. Please I'm so sick of people playing the bible card. Maybe god changed his mind and accepts gay and doesn't think it's a so called sin. You people kill me. I can't stand people like you. Ps I'm straight and I think gay marriage is a beautiful thing. :)
I love the gays. August 08, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I agree Mr Munrone.
anthony August 08, 2012 at 12:46 AM
lol although i view his beard as lovely as a Mohawk scalp He is the only guy i know with images of George Washington and Abe Lincoln on his chest Tribute to paper currency 1's and 5's or some nationlistic tribute ... Ask him
Debbie August 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
‎1corinthians 6:9&10: God did not have to use the words same sex partners to get us to understand. He said man should not lie with man or woman with woman.
Sue Johnson August 11, 2012 at 09:19 PM
There's so many comments here but as we are all entitled, here is my opinion. 1. I would NOT suggest quoting the bible, and asking those that read your quote to take the bible in the context you suggest. If that is the case, how about you quote Genesis 19:31-35 – Lot’s Daughters Sleep With Their Father (For those who don't know Lot's daughters got their father drunk to procreate with him so they could carry on their family line. And no where in the bible does it say "this is wrong") I don't want a bunch of comments, just saying anything can be quoted out of text to be whatever you want it to mean. For those against gay rights or gay marriage or the idea of same sex period.....what if it were your son or daughter born gay? There are plenty of examples of hermaphrodites (those being born with both sexes) and one day one of their lives the Dr "guesses" which sex to make them. Those are OBVIOUS physical traits on the "outside" of the body anyone can see. There has been so much research done and testing to prove the elevated estrogen or testosterone levels.....the world is one big melting pot....with people like Lot sleeping with his daughters (tongue in cheek here) do you not agree wiring can be mixed up? Again, what if you had these strong beliefs handed down to you no doubt from your parents and not your own intuition, but your child was born gay. Doesn't want to be gay. It's a harder life. But is. Should he/she not have the same rights as his siblings?
anthony August 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM
hear hear!!! let me dumb it down "There has been so much research done and testing to prove the elevated estrogen or testosterone levels" yep why some woman have hairy lips some men grow boobs why steroid users shrink the body is reacting to elevated levels oh yea most important part to much estrogen turns into testosterone visca versa " the world is one big melting pot....with people like Lot sleeping with his daughters (tongue in cheek here) do you not agree wiring can be mixed up" yep so if a family remains ethnically pure has the same nationality throughout generations they are narrowing the gene pool higher odds of defect..... East Africans are the exception they have very old DNA. Once these choice/ pleasure pathways form ina young mind good luck changing them... However studies do show very strong mother figures do lend to prefrence even if a man is present.. yea good post
lvent August 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Anthony...Now you are disclosing the mind control tactics of the elite....Stones and his buddies are going to cry. Please check out their Bible.....the CODEX GIGAS.....AKA THE DEVILS BIBLE.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Gigas
Grunty August 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Thanks debbie, But the new testament also says you should remain silent and never assume authority over any man. Do you also believe this should be a law?
Debbie August 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Grunty, sure... Why not?
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:10 PM
I believe that God loves everyone who is a moral person. If you don't lie, cheat, steal, and treat everyone with respect. You are a moral person. That means respecting everyone Gay or straight, black or white.
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Its a sin only in your mind!!!
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Everyone has the right to their own opinion. You have no right to make laws against another Americans right to marry the person they love.

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