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LIVE CHAT: Congressional Candidate Richard Tisei

Join in and chat with Tisei about the congressional issues that are important to you.

Welcome to our Live Chat with congressional candidate Richard Tisei. Tisei served in the state legislature for more than 25 years and was Senate Minority Leader before leaving his seat to run for lieutenent governor. Tisei is now challenging Congressman John Tierney for the Massacusetts.

Nancy Gilberg June 18, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Patch editors, I'm curious - is there a limit to the number of posts one individual may contribute per story? I grew up around the corner from Mr. Tisei and recall him to be a quiet and studious young man. We are so fortunate to live in a time where people can live openly and respectfully despite their differences. Please disregard the small minority who feel otherwise. Best of luck in your campaign!
Bill Gilman June 18, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Nancy. No there is not.
Melissa Gleaton June 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Anne, what is being "taken away?" Can you no longer marry someone you choose in your church? Actually churches have the right to NOT marry you, if they feel you or your future spouse haven't met the requirements for the rite. The church need not have any power to make their rites into legal contracts. I actually was pretty shocked that a baptismal certificate can be used as a legal document. Every certificate issued by the government for the purpose of legalizing a union for tax and other benefits is a CONTRACT that should be able to be entered into by any two consenting adults who wish to sign the contract. If you are seeking a COVENANT, blessed by the church, then go to the church and have it sanctified. Nobody is taking your right to enter into a religious covenant away. Nobody is forcing religious institutions to bless unions. However, I see it heading that way unless the Church gets out of the legally binding business.
Melissa Gleaton June 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
And the fact that we (conservatives) fight over social issues when there are bigger fish to fry, that REALLY EFFECT us, is disconcerting. People choosing not to vote based on ONE social issue? Come on!
E June 18, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Right on Melissa!!!

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