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'Freedom to Marry Week' celebrated: Homosexual activists 'raise awareness'
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Posted on 02/10/2004 2:03:30 AM PST by JohnHuang2

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'Freedom to Marry Week' celebrated
Homosexual activists 'raise awareness' about same-sex marriage


Posted: February 10, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Homosexual and lesbian activists have kicked off "Freedom to Marry Week," hoping to use events planned across the nation to build support for legalizing same-sex marriage.

"Once again, as they have for the last six years, same sex couples and our non-gay allies will organize events to help our neighbors see the value of full equality under the law," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, in a statement.

"The gay and non-gay people taking part in Freedom to Marry events this week are asking fair-minded people to reject efforts to stampede them into supporting discrimination and instead talk about how the exclusion from marriage harms real families in our country."

Public debate about homosexual marriage has heightened since last week's advisory opinion by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that only full and equal marriage rights for homosexual couples will pass constitutional muster, rejecting a potential Vermont-style civil-union system.

The ruling paves the way for the nation's first state-sanctioned homosexual weddings in mid-May.

This week's event organizers have set aside Thursday as Freedom to Marry Day.

"The more people talk calmly to one another about what reasons there are for excluding committed couples from marriage because they are gay, the more Americans are coming to accept marriage equality," Wolfson said. "As courts in Canada and Massachusetts have recently reminded us, there is no good reason to take a group of families, including parents with kids, and shove them outside the legal protection and security that come with civil marriage licenses."

Organizers say events this week will include rallies, public forums and religious ceremonies.

Wolfson claims "Americans are coming to support marriage equality, because they know that there is enough marriage, and enough equality, to share."

In a Zogby poll released last month, 52 percent of Massachusetts residents agreed only marriage between one man and one woman should be legal and binding in America. Forty-two percent disagreed.

Opposition to legal homosexual marriage is greater on a national basis. A poll released yesterday indicates 60 percent of Americans oppose same-sex matrimony, while just 31 percent approve.

Opponents of same-sex marriage have launched a drive to pass constitutional amendment in the U.S. that would preclude states from licensing homosexuals to marry.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: adamandsteve; civiliunion; disgusting; freaks; homos; homosexualagenda; leviticus1822; marriage; perverted; prisoners; samesexmarriage; spreadingaids; weirdos
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

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1 posted on 02/10/2004 2:03:30 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
and the mass judge has taken homosexual unions off the table, it is homosexual marriage or nothing for the left.
2 posted on 02/10/2004 2:28:21 AM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: JohnHuang2
O.K. then. Let them "marry" each other. Then tax them to hell and back for engaging in a practice that has been determined to be dangerous to society. ( Like they do to us who smoke.)
4 posted on 02/10/2004 6:01:48 AM PST by zygoat
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To: JohnHuang2
The homosexuals want to get married, and the heterosexuals just want to live together. Something's wrong with this picture.
5 posted on 02/10/2004 6:09:25 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Marriage = one man + one woman)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Double Bagger Alert.

I hope with all my heart that this type of crap backfires in these homo-promoters' faces. I hope and pray that more Americans wake up to the truth of the homosexual agenda. And we can help - if each person who understands this basic fact - that same sex acts are unhealthy, unnatural, and immoral - just communicates this to a few people, who then get clear in the brain about it, and by understanding the truth, become stronger in heart themselves, and then THEY do the same thing - just think what could happen.

More later.
6 posted on 02/10/2004 7:35:46 AM PST by little jeremiah (everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone isn't entitled to be right.)
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To: JohnHuang2
...legalizing same-sex marriage.

What about legalizing marriages among larger groups? Who gave these folks the right to restrict anyone to only marrying in twos? And what about getting rid of restrictions regarding relatives from marrying? Who are they to enforce their morals on anyone else? And what about marrying other species?

If they want to redefine the meaning, let's just go ahead and make it meaningless!

7 posted on 02/10/2004 8:42:37 AM PST by FormerLib (We'll fight the good fight until the very end!)
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To: zygoat; Charles Henrickson; FormerLib
O.K. then. Let them "marry" each other. Then tax them to hell and back for engaging in a practice that has been determined to be dangerous to society. ( Like they do to us who smoke.)

Oh, that will never do. Their lobby won't let such a 'homophobic' action be taken against them, that would be criminal. Marriage, as they've strived to change it's original definition, is just the first step I think. I doubt that will satisfy the 'activist' group. They don't just want to marry, they want the rest of us to acknowledge and celebrate their equality - or be, I don't know, chastised or something because of our obvious homophobia. Yes, if anyone is taxed, it will be those who oppose marriage between same-sex people. And I don't think they'll stop there. What if they get the right to 'marry' (has websters changed the definition yet?) as they like to call it, will they be satisfied to let it rest? I have a sinking suspicion that there is more waiting for the 'activists'.

I agree, FormerLib, maybe marriage between groups, including groups already married to others? Maybe lower the age of consent? Maybe marriage to objects or pets? Of course, I use the term 'marriage' loosely, as it's meaning has been altered and cheapened.

The homosexuals want to get married, and the heterosexuals just want to live together. Something's wrong with this picture.

I think that suits the 'activists' just fine, as they struggle to prove that their same-sex 'marriages' are better in every way than the poor attempt that heteros make.

8 posted on 02/10/2004 9:04:56 AM PST by fortunecookie
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"I have a sinking suspicion that there is more waiting for the 'activists'".


Yeah, well, I sure as hell don't want to know whats coming.
9 posted on 02/10/2004 9:36:21 AM PST by zygoat
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To: zygoat
Sorry Cookie, I just couldn't help myself!
10 posted on 02/10/2004 9:37:51 AM PST by zygoat
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To: zygoat
Yeah, well, I sure as hell don't want to know whats coming.

A sardonic LOL. If only because they are stopped. But I would like an inkling of - shudder - what comes next, if only to steel myself and try to put a stop to it.

11 posted on 02/10/2004 4:25:11 PM PST by fortunecookie
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