Skip to comments.'Today' OKs Gay Weddings
Posted on 06/27/2005 9:05:17 AM PDT by Pikamax
'Today' OKs Gay Weddings Gay marriage may still be a subject of hot debate elsewhere in the country, but NBC's Today show has decided, with some outside prodding, where it stands: Same-sex vows are fine with them. For six years, the show has been running a series that offers an on-air wedding to couples willing to let viewers help select details down to the honeymoon location. One stipulation: This opportunity is open only to currently engaged couples consisting of a male and a female.
After inquiries from gay-rights activists and an article last week in The Advocate, the policy was changed at week's end. A Today spokeswoman explains that the show has always strived to have the winning couple get legally married on the show. Previous weddings had taken place in New York or Anguilla, where local laws bar gay marriages, but this year's contest is about hometown weddingswhich might take place where gay weddings are permitted, notably Massachusetts.
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IMO, this is the more reasonable position. Courts should not be able to require changes in existing law, although that doesn't really stop them. They can only declare laws unconstitutional or not. They won't do it because of the politics, though, so they legislate from the bench instead.
Hehe...a friends of mine at work is a Univ. of Nebraska grad, and when I refer to the Nebraska football team as the "cornholers" he starts throwing things!
Have yourself another cup of STFU.
And I imagine churches and religious affiliated schools being sued in the future if they do not hire homosexuals.
I've always enjoyed watching old sitcoms and decorating shows to decompress after a day of frustrating news and events. Now, they've taken that away from me too.
I'm normally a very polite, friendly person but I'm to the point where I'm going to strike back at anyone who tries to push any kind of PC crap on me. I've HAD IT!
As faith and family are eroded, so too are the underpinnings of a free society.
Contrary to your views, and the views of many of my libertarian friends, "liberty" does not mean "license". We live in a county not founded on absolute freedom to do whatever you want, but rather, on a system based on the concept of ordered liberties.
As we move away from a government and society based on ordered liberties toward one of anarchy and no self-restraint, we will experience the effects of that erosion skyrocketing illegitimacy rates, poverty, rampant drug abuse, disease (STDs and otherwise), crime and violence, greed and selfishness. It simply becomes a society based on might making right because man is no longer retrained by any sense of moral obligation.
Since Jun 27, 2005
Why does your gay brother need to get married? It serves no purpose.
I don't care about the Today Show and refuse to give them so much credit as to assume their shift is presentation will have national ramifications.
I do agree with your sentiment though.
I don't watch the Today show anyway - and this is just another reason not to start.
That's what I get for posting at work, I have no idea where "presentation" came from.
Back to the desk!
None of which requires a marriage recognized by the state.
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