Skip to comments.NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage
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.
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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.
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.
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.
I am also worried about the exact nature of the religious exemptions.
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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.
You believe 9/11 was an act of God?
Just aweful. I won’t be visiting New York any time soon.
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.
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??
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?
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.
I suppose the AP would call it a step backwards, if New York tabled the bill?
“Im finished with political affiliations. Im finished with popular culture. Im finished with the idea that this country stands for anything anymore. “
Fight or flee?
YES THEY DO!
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.
New York, a wretched hive of scum and villainy
“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 ____.
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.
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.
Either the New York GOP will be radically changed by the next election cycle or it will be dead.