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Thursday, April 30, 2009

More important things to deal with



During debate Thursday on whether to rename the Acadome at Alabama State University for Joe Reed, state Rep. Jay Love argued the Legislature should be addressing other issues.
"Personally, I believe we have far more important things to be dealing with," said Love, R-Montgomery.
Some people, including Rep. Patricia Todd, said the same thing about a resolution Love sponsored a week ago.
Love sponsored, and the House passed, a resolution supporting Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who finished second in the Miss USA Pageant. She caused a stir earlier this month when, while answering a question from a gay blogger who was a judge, that she disagreed with gay marriage.
Todd, D-Birmingham, and some people on blogs and in letters to the editor have said Love's resolution is a waste and that lawmakers should focus on more important issues.
"We have critical issues facing Alabama we need to be discussing," Todd said a week ago. "This deters us from work we need to be doing."
Todd is the only openly gay member of the Legislature.
Love said the resolution was passed quickly and there was no cost so it was not a waste of time or money.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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