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NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage
AP ^ | June 24, 2011 | MICHAEL GORMLEY

Posted on 06/24/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT by PROCON

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gay marriage will become legal in New York state after the Republican-led state Senate voted to approve it. Advocates are calling it a historic step as New York stands to become the sixth but by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied hard for the bill and has promised to sign it.

The Senate vote is viewed as a major gain in an effort to allow gay marriage nationally.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; marriage; newyork; obama2012; rainbows; rinos; samesexmarriage
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To: Sun
Christian BLASPEMY should NEVER, EVER remain!

Almost every liberal quote from the MSM contains blasphemy. If FR didn't allow their readers to be exposed to Christian Blasphemy, then we couldn't post any articles from the MSM or discuss them.

We need to know what the enemy is saying. We also need to know when we have enemies in our midst.

151 posted on 06/24/2011 9:56:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

I can send his zot worthy screed to your mail if you like but it really serves no purpose. If you want to post it then you can.


152 posted on 06/24/2011 9:57:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: madmaximus

The complete destruction of our country is closer every day.


153 posted on 06/24/2011 9:59:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
The writing is on the wall, New York is done, time for all the good people left to leave.....

I heard another voice from heaven saying, 'Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities'" (Revelation 18:4,5)


154 posted on 06/24/2011 9:59:45 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: LonelyCon

Wow, that photo really says it all.

A real blanket of evil has descended upon the country. I’m really beginning to believe some kind of secession is the only option left.


155 posted on 06/24/2011 10:00:24 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

Mass Murder fantasies are unbecoming.


156 posted on 06/24/2011 10:01:36 PM PDT by Borges
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To: eyedigress
I can send his zot worthy screed to your mail if you like but it really serves no purpose. If you want to post it then you can.

I read it. I commented on it. My comments were deleted before rsquare was deleted.

He has been deleted now, but i think the comment that got him banned should remain as a warning to other libertine idiots who think that anti-Christian libertarianism is going to be tolerated on a traditional Conservative website.

157 posted on 06/24/2011 10:04:11 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah I just assumed the moderators were busy. They gotta eat too I suppose. =)


158 posted on 06/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PROCON

New York currently does not have a referendum/initiative provision in its law - but a bill is moving through the legislature.

When it is passed, as is expected, only 5% of the electorate needs to sign an anti-gay marriage petitionin order to get it on the ballot.

Then, I think it only needs to be passed by a simple majority in order to repeal the law ...


159 posted on 06/24/2011 10:06:51 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: little jeremiah

Maybe the moderators will tell us why the softer posts were deleted.


160 posted on 06/24/2011 10:07:21 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

thanks for sharing the link...good to know everyone in New York has not embraced the darkness.


161 posted on 06/24/2011 10:08:24 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: P-Marlowe

There’s a certain line we should not cross, and at the same time give idiots a forum.


162 posted on 06/24/2011 10:09:25 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: PROCON

GOD damn gays and their sodomy, rest assured they will burn in hell for this even if they dont burn in america just yet.

jesus is not pleased with new york, more evil in a time of obama evil, sickening. just sickening.


163 posted on 06/24/2011 10:10:00 PM PDT by Tears of a Clown (Hunker down)
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To: All

Liberals believe that everyone has a right to his own opinion and then are shocked and outraged to find there is another opinion. W.F. Buckley


164 posted on 06/24/2011 10:10:49 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: P-Marlowe

I leave that to the mods. If you need a lesson on FR after a screed like that, you don’t belong on FR and neither do the posts being peed on.


165 posted on 06/24/2011 10:11:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Sun

gotta love Buckley


166 posted on 06/24/2011 10:14:53 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: Dilbert San Diego
There have been very real fears that religious organizations will be sued with the legalization of homosexual marriage. Reason being, the liberal view being that discrimination against homosexuals is just like racial discrimination, and liberal judges agreeing.

I don't believe any provisions in this legislation will survive a court challenge. The people who fell for it are just naive.

167 posted on 06/24/2011 10:19:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Lmo56

I would think that this would require an amendment of the state Constitution.


168 posted on 06/24/2011 10:24:52 PM PDT by Coronal
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To: Coronal
I would think that this would require an amendment of the state Constitution.

It is already in the pipeline ...

A New York Initiative and Referendum Amendment may appear on the November 5, 2013 state ballot in New York as an legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment would allow for voters to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum.

If it passes, they could then petition for repeal of gay marriage to be put on the next state ballot. 5% of the previous gubernatorial electorate is needed ...

If the repeal is passed in the election - then the current gay marriage law is null and void ...

This just happened recently in Maine ... pro-gay marriage legislation was passed and signed into law. 6 months later it was rejected by referendum in the next election.

169 posted on 06/24/2011 10:28:43 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: reflecting

“gotta love Buckley”

I miss him!


170 posted on 06/24/2011 10:48:52 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Hank, thank you for identifying the Republican in your midst (Congressman Joe Walsh). Nice to know that there might be a conservative pulse in the ‘almost ready to go bankrupt’ state of Illinois. How is this possible? How the hell did a guy like him get elected in the land of Rham and Obama? Is the state of Illinois redeemable or are you all merely subjects of the Chicago mob? Excuse me if I don’t ‘kiss the ring’.


171 posted on 06/24/2011 10:50:10 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: PROCON

The time has long passed for goooberment to get that "high-speed rail" they've been pushing for!

172 posted on 06/24/2011 10:50:34 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: SuziQ

“The people who fell for it are just naive.”

For sure, or else they are one of them (the gay AGENDA people).


173 posted on 06/24/2011 10:52:07 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

Maybe it’s legal, but Cuomo did legislate from the Executive Office. He initiated the gay bill, probably because he feared a vote by NY citizens.

“Governor Cuomo Proposes Marriage Equality Act

Albany, NY (June 14, 2011)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today submitted a program bill to bring ..”

excerpt http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/06142011MarriageEqualityAct


174 posted on 06/24/2011 10:57:28 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: PROCON

“Cuomo’s for Homos”....has a sickening ring to it! He’s a friggin’ disgrace as are all NY pols except Peter King. Lemme out of this NY cesspool! I’m leaving here ASAP! But for now, I’m stuck with a ball-and-chain house. :(


175 posted on 06/24/2011 10:57:50 PM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah...up next: NAMBLA...just watch.


176 posted on 06/24/2011 11:02:58 PM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
(Great Awakening and Reformation style).

Sounds way too late to me - so many judges elected for life are nutjobs liberals - the churches now are protecting gays, illegals and islam..how are we going to get rid of all these awful judges and replace with normal people? We will never be able to reverse that at the stage we are at AND with the sold out elected republicans we have now.
177 posted on 06/24/2011 11:18:45 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: doc1019

Think of the wedding and event planners, also. Quite an economic stimulus. I’m sure it will be fabulous.


178 posted on 06/24/2011 11:26:04 PM PDT by des
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To: PROCON

I knew they would do it after saying the vote was on Wednesday. They purposely tired out the working people that take off work to lobby govt, and when they all went away after the “signal” was sent that the Senate may not vote on it at all....VOILA....like magic. buncha DH’s.


179 posted on 06/24/2011 11:36:07 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: PROCON

I will never spend another dime in NY state. NYC is fun to visit but I’m done. I refuse to support sodomites. NY will be judged no doubt. This is a perversion.


180 posted on 06/25/2011 12:25:16 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: ArchAngel1983

I don’t know how far back you go, but in this past election Walsh defeated a Dem named Melissa Bean who represented the district for three terms. Before her, though, a true patriot named Phil Crane represented the district for about 30 years.

Crane was so conservative that I don’t think even many here would call him a RINO. Every session of congress he introduced legislation to privatize the post office. He was an early and vocal supporter of Ronald Reagan as well. He even had some tenuous connection with the John Birch Society. That district was really conservative for a very long time.

When I first moved into Palatine as a kid in 1969 it was considered on the outer ring of the Chicago suburbs (about 20 miles away). Over the years, though, more and more Chicagoans moved out and the people who fled the city decades earlier had to move even further North and West to places like Algonquin, McHenry, Island Lake and Cary to flee the consequences of liberalism they hoped they had left behind....so it eventually became a 50/50 district....but there is definitely a conservative pulse that still beats.

Anyway, I moved to East Texas 5 years ago so I’m not too up on Illinois politics any longer except to know that it’s pretty much beyond hope. Glad I left. I miss the restaurants, but that’s about it. I’ll take Texas, no snow and were I live anyway, not too many Democrats.

Hank


181 posted on 06/25/2011 12:30:42 AM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Ping me to join my anti-Christadelphian list - The best arcane religious doctrinal squabbling on FR!)
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To: MARKUSPRIME

I would die happy if I never stepped foot in that state ever again. It’s an expensive cesspool filled with weirdos and freaks and nothing more. Also, if you’re from NY please stay out of Texas. We don’t even want your so-called conservatives who are nothing more than moderate, slimeball Rockefeller RINOs. We might be willing to accept your right-wing extremists.


182 posted on 06/25/2011 12:33:15 AM PDT by jsdjason
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To: jsdjason

We aren’t ALL bad, jdsjason.

Some of us have been up here slugging it out for decades, but I’m done. The SECOND my husband retires, we’re outta here. I simply can’t stand it anymore.

BTW...I think you’d actually like having us as neighbors. You’d be surprised at how conservative some of us are. After all, I’ve had to endure EVERY kind of foul and disgusting namecalling you can imagine, from people on the street, to politicians, and — heck, even my H.S. History teacher way back in the day. It’s been combat up here, and I’m worn out.

I want to live in a place where I can drink my drink, smoke a cigarette AND carry a firearm in peace — and all at the same time, too! I want to live in a place that values people who mind their own business most of the time, but who would rush to your aid if you needed help, or who’d pop over to the house to have a cup of coffee just because. I want to live in a place where I don’t have to try to explain to my kids what those two guys are doing KISSING in the park. Heck, I want to live in a place that doesn’t even HAVE a park because you’ve already got acres and acres of land on which to play.

Yep, that’s what I want. And maybe one day I’ll get it, too.

Regards,


183 posted on 06/25/2011 12:49:48 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: sueuprising

I am also worried about the exact nature of the religious exemptions.

. . .

Doesn’t matter what the religious exemptions are.

The homosexual lobby still won’t be happy and they’ll be targeting churches that refuse to perform the marriages.

Because it’s painted as a civil rights issue, I can guarantee you that non-participating churches can look forward to having their tax-exempt status challenged at the very least.


184 posted on 06/25/2011 1:24:28 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: whatisthetruth

You believe 9/11 was an act of God?


185 posted on 06/25/2011 1:34:44 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: PROCON

Just aweful. I won’t be visiting New York any time soon.


186 posted on 06/25/2011 2:39:37 AM PDT by Brett11
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To: PROCON

What we need to do as REAL conservatives is to completely take over states we have strong majorities in like TX, MS, AL, LA, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, KY....it will require the few real conservatives in places like NY, MA, VT, ME, NH, etc... to relocate to the more desirable places where, we can live free. Make the places we control undesirable and inhospitable to those who don’t believe in free markets, limited government, open carry, God, etc...
If we all lived in one region we can control the national agenda and if we so desire break away en mass to establish a REAL Conservative Country as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
Our strength is in our numbers and right now to many of us are spread out over this once great numbers making us weak, we need to concentrate our numbers to make us stronger and an unstoppable force.


187 posted on 06/25/2011 4:06:00 AM PDT by boca_del.infierno
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To: Nickname

This is an abomination. I hope they all rot in hell in their promoted daisy chain. A civil right? Give me a break. What is next, someone has a “civil right” to procreate so they abolish all rape laws??


188 posted on 06/25/2011 4:07:35 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Chode
But look at the taxable commerce they create. There's HIV/AIDS and its plethora of drug cocktails and research. Lobbyists galore. Then there's condom manufacturers, advocacy groups, specialty marketing firms etc. Think of all the grifters out there making a living off of this disgraceful segment of society and the politicians who love them (and their lobbyist's perks).

Between the phenomenal taxes, outrageous real estate prices and never ending line of liberal, psychopathic politicians looking for ways to take even more money from the electorate, why are there any conservatives still in NY?

189 posted on 06/25/2011 4:09:36 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: reflecting
“God has His people everywhere. We are sent into the world to be a light”

I'm afraid out so-called light is now a flicker. The “church” started down the road of compromise a long time ago.

The bible is quite clear on women preaching in the church...compromise. The bible is quite clear on divorce and remarriage except for a very narrow set of circumstances....compromise. The bible is quite clear on fornication and adultery, yet our Sunday services are filled with people living together without being called to repentance...compromise. Our churches are filled with pregnant single women who are given church-sponsored baby showers with no one hanging their heads in shame....compromise. The only question left is how long before every denomination caves and compromises on the latest politically correct social abomination? Of course, it will be done in the name of love and not being judgmental.

190 posted on 06/25/2011 4:16:32 AM PDT by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot....)
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To: PROCON

I suppose the AP would call it a step backwards, if New York tabled the bill?


191 posted on 06/25/2011 4:17:43 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (July 23, 2017 - This is Ellis Wyatt. I am on strike.)
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To: PROCON
coffin meets with another nail. dang, once another nail is in (and many nails are now on the lid and into the coffin), coming out of the coffin assures the unspeakable of taking place. As the unspeakable takes place (and it will), the action <---> reaction becomes the vicious circle where words have new and unforeseen meanings. Kind of like, (clintoon speak) for the word is, for what is in the coffin can never be held inside the coffin by the nails forever. God will see to it.
192 posted on 06/25/2011 4:45:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

“I’m finished with political affiliations. I’m finished with popular culture. I’m finished with the idea that this country stands for anything anymore. “

Fight or flee?


193 posted on 06/25/2011 4:48:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT)
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To: PROCON

YES THEY DO!


194 posted on 06/25/2011 4:50:08 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: whatisthetruth

Lots of nice photos of big fires on this thread, separated by a lot of tsk-tsk-tsk. Not one photo of a single person with a bucket of water.


195 posted on 06/25/2011 4:55:57 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT)
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To: PROCON

New York, a wretched hive of scum and villainy


196 posted on 06/25/2011 4:58:23 AM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: Rutles4Ever

“And in the end, when each one of us is called before God to account for our actions, may we all be able to say we fought the good fight and were never ashamed to proclaim that Christ is Lord.”

Are you fighting? Congratulations. 99.99% don’t do ____.


197 posted on 06/25/2011 4:58:31 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT)
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To: bella1
The “church” started down the road of compromise a long time ago.

you are absolutely correct. I trace it back to the 1950s, where I remember the adults saying within the meeting the question, Do we compromise? Of course compromise means giving in to the other side. The church gave in, and has been giving in ever since. The reason was, turn the other cheek. I believe the church's cheeks are quite bloodied from giving in, in this, the past to the present. coffin <---> nail, and the weight of the stone grows. Eventually God rolled the stone away. God will remove the nails and the stone when God decides, and man / woman will suffer for their compromises. God rules, man / woman cannot stand up to God, for God rules. What is to come, will come, when God causes it to come. For God is God of All.

198 posted on 06/25/2011 5:03:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: musicman

The problem of the cartoon is this: Everyone who plays by their own rules will cause confusion for everyone else because no one will know what rules to play by. Eventually, there has to be SOME rules to follow to play if people or children are going to play. If society doesn’t follow God’s rules, then we can expect more and more perversion.


199 posted on 06/25/2011 5:04:23 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: PROCON; All

Either the New York GOP will be radically changed by the next election cycle or it will be dead.


200 posted on 06/25/2011 5:06:48 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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