Far East -"Many republicans are not anti civil unions, its marriages that most people have issues with."
Who said these guys are right? Nowadays there is a Big difference between a Republican & a Conservative.
"I still dont see why they cant recieve the same tax benefits as everyone else."
Because I don't want them to have any rights. If it was up to me I'd bring back the law making the Toeiva lifesyle a crime.
"I dont think any of us living in America should forget that the same liberties and constitution that allow us to freely practice religion, are the ones that may one day allow gay marriage. And even though i disagree with gay marriage, that wont be the reason i dont vote for obama, i belive there are other way more important issues that go into my deciding whom to vote for"
I personally feel that should be a reason to vote or not vote for a candidate. This also happens to be the opinion of a Godol, either R. Shteinman or R. Kneitzky, who said not to vote for Corzine (NJ -governor) for this reason only.
As far as our liberties go, yes we Jews in the US aren't being led out to the gas chambers like in Germany, but there is no great love towards us. I know this first-hand being denied jobs due to Shabbos and my legal rights not being upheld in Court, even though it was clear cut that they were Legally violated. I know some posters are in denial about this from previous discussions here, but let me remind them even Nazi Germany started first attacking the Jews monetarily. Some Jews are way too comfortable in the American Golus. This is why assimilation has been so great here.