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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: sueuprising

There are plenty of states whose citizens do not capitulate to this evil. Even the citizens of California voted overwhelmingly to protect the Biblical definition of marriage.

The problem is the communist judges who overturn it.

The other states like NY are similarly led by tyrants.

The next step for the homos is to take this to the Federal level and force those states that do not recognize queer marriage to reciprocate, that is, recognize the queer marriages from other states. Their argument will be that it is discriminatory for there not to be “equality” across the states.

And remember, folks, one of the arguments AGAINST queer/homosexual/same-sex marriage is that it is not fair that homosexuals have EXTRA rights.

Heterosexuals abide by the law that we cannot marry someone of our own sex. Homosexuals have those same limitations. AND homosexuals are as free as heterosexuals to marry anyone they want, provided that other person meets the same requirements that heterosexuals are limited to (opposite sex, age requirements, bloodline requirements, not currently married).

But the homosexuals want the EXTRA right of being able to marry someone of the same sex.

Thus, homosexuals want SPECIAL RIGHTS, not EQUAL RIGHTS.


201 posted on 06/25/2011 5:10:12 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: sueuprising
Is there no state in the union that refuses to capitulate to this devilry?

38 states have either voted it down, or amended their constitutions to forbid it.

202 posted on 06/25/2011 5:11:13 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: PROCON
Homosexuals are the most PC priveleged class in America today—even though most of the Left’s other PCPCs base their claims to victimhood on biological fact.
Homosexual behavior,sans a “homosexual gene” are a CHOSEN set of actions “the scientific method” must conclude are the result of either mental illness or biochemical dysfunction as the behavior is OBVIOUSLY COUNTEREVOLUTIONARY.
Now the PCPC muslims come close to the homosexuals in progressive prestige since they hate white Christians as much as homosexuals,but their demented hate is faith based,not the result of unsafe,unstable,unsanitary unsane secular sex.And even though the Leftist allies of islam are more aggressive in the destruction of Western Civilization,that God/allah thing keeps them out of the Socialist Stork Club.
203 posted on 06/25/2011 5:31:26 AM PDT by Happy Rain (2012= "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.")
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To: PROCON
Well, there you have it, New Yorkers, RINOS rule!

Upstatehood is the only answer to the problem of Downstate.

204 posted on 06/25/2011 5:34:10 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: madmaximus

Best thing for the NY conservatives to do would be to move to PA en masse and take it over. It would be enough to tip the scales and take it away from the libs. Of course, finding a job anywhere now is a major problem, so not sure if that strategy would work...


205 posted on 06/25/2011 5:51:09 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: P-Marlowe

You are PROBABLY right. God will send a great delusion on those who are against Him. I just don’t know when it will happen, after the rapture or before?


206 posted on 06/25/2011 5:55:54 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: PROCON

Sad day for us New Yorkers, just sad - all done under the cover of darkness on a Friday night.


207 posted on 06/25/2011 6:14:41 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: Steelfish; Gene Eric
Unfortunately, these are the reps the NY'rs voted in. Unless states like NY and Massachusetts start electing true conservatives, we have to take what we can from them and hope to win elsewhere.

2012 is going to be big. Let's not give up because NY and Massachusetts elected lefties and RINOs.

208 posted on 06/25/2011 6:23:51 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Look to the South. A new Confederacy of conservative states is the only hope at this point. That or scatter to the 4 corners of the earth.


209 posted on 06/25/2011 6:25:03 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: VermiciousKnid

They are alot of good conservative folk in NY. You guys are just outnumbered by the NY libs and Rinos sadly. Im sure other conservatives would love to have you all as neighbors.


210 posted on 06/25/2011 6:29:28 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: VermiciousKnid

Come to VA (Valley- stay out of NOVA) or NC. We need all the conservatives we can get to fend off the libs that have moved in from the northern border.


211 posted on 06/25/2011 6:30:50 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

“Even the citizens of California voted overwhelmingly to protect the Biblical definition of marriage.”

If you are talking about prop. 8, it was passed by a little over 52% in 2008. I would expect NY to be very close as well in any sort of general vote on the subject.

It isn’t really about rights or marriage in my opinion, although you are correct that that is the argument they use. It is simply about statists and homosexualists being able to eventually punish those who won’t accept their ever evolving definition of marriage.

Freegards


212 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:10 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: amishman

PA people are nearly as liberal but not as wealthy as the privileged New Yorkers.


213 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:43 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: boca_del.infierno

A Southern Confederacy :) Don’t forget VA. But there are also some border states that can be had with strategic migration. PA hangs by a thread and only goes blue in presidential elections because of massive fraud. WV, OH and IN are both easily had as well. Then you have all the western states such as UT, MT, WY, OK, KS, etc.


214 posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:54 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: F15Eagle; RIghtwardHo
I am reminded of the end of Psalm 95:
8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
May apply to our country, not just New York...
215 posted on 06/25/2011 6:39:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Theodore R.

Ever been to PA’s conservative T? Hardly liberal, actually more conservative than most Southern states. PA is dragged down for it’s eastern anchor and border with NY and for the union controlled west. South Central PA people are great, religious, conservative, hard-working people.


216 posted on 06/25/2011 6:42:15 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: MARKUSPRIME

Thank you, MARK. It’s been a rough 24 hours here. I do understand why some folks say, “If you’re a NYer, DON’T come here!” as the same phenomenon happens on a more local scale all the time.

Liberal City dwellers get a little cashola, and WHAMMO, they move out to the ‘burbs. And they bring their City liberalism with them. That’s what happened to Long Island, which used to be almost entirely GOP. No more.

But I’m not like THOSE City dwellers. I left to escape — REALLY escape the liberals in the City. It worked for awhile, but they just keep coming.

I guess I have to go further away somehow...someday.

Regards,


217 posted on 06/25/2011 6:53:02 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Buddygirl

It is one thing for a nation to tolerate behavior that is called an abomination by God. It is another thing altogether when that nation celebrates the abominable behavior and sanctions it to be the equivalent of what God has ordained and declared to be pure.

A nation that follows this road cannot escape judgment.

I fear we may have crossed the Acheron. We have descended into Hell.


218 posted on 06/25/2011 6:54:30 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I don’t know if there are any weapons left except prayer. It’s a tsunami of evil.

“Blessed are those who mourn...”


219 posted on 06/25/2011 6:58:05 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: amishman

Amishman, rural VA is high on our list of possibilities, specifically the Shenendoah Valley. I’d like to get a large but old house (I’m not too fond of new construction), with a bunch of land and maybe a barn for some horses, a coop for a couple of chickens, and a nice pen for a few goats (for milk to make goat cheese). Maybe with a pond or a small lake.

I understand the Front Royal area has a large concentration of traditionally-minded Catholics. That’s just the ticket we’re looking for, as I just can’t do without the Latin Mass. I’d like to live on a nice spread somewhere out in that area, I think.

Regards,

PS: Oh! And I’d lovelovelove to have one of those “party barns” I’ve seen in homes down South. With a working kitchen and a GREAT big old fireplace in it. I’d invite the whole neighborhood!


220 posted on 06/25/2011 7:04:13 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: PROCON

All the more reason for a Federal Marriage Amendment to the US Constitution process to begin now, not after federal judges have ruled to redefine marriage for the entire country. Michele Bachmann claimed she was in favor of such an amendment in the recent New Hampshire Republican debate. She’s a member of the House and could introduce the amendment now. I don’t care if the current Senate doesn’t like it, the issue needs to be on the front burner. If eventually given the opportunity, two-thirds of the states would certainly approve of such an amendment.


222 posted on 06/25/2011 7:11:41 AM PDT by rephope
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To: mewzilla

“Upstatehood is the only answer to the problem of Downstate.”

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8354-2011

I don’t know who the upstate Rinos were, but this link has the yeas and nays. I read an Upstate Rino was their ticket. BTW, was there any of the promised church protection?


223 posted on 06/25/2011 7:13:04 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: PROCON

Another reason to get out of this God forsaken place


224 posted on 06/25/2011 7:17:31 AM PDT by dervish (Israel is not what's wrong with the Middle East; it's what's right with it)
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To: headstamp 2

I got one too. Says I’m a bigot.


226 posted on 06/25/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Even the citizens of California voted overwhelmingly to protect the Biblical definition of marriage

They outlawed divorce?

227 posted on 06/25/2011 7:19:39 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: headstamp 2
Anybody else getting harassing mails from a troll named “NY 10101”? Sign up date of today?

Yep. I tried responding to him, but he just replied back by calling me a "hater". I finally encouraged him to stop sending mail to people and respond in the forums. Don't know if he'll take my advice. My final mail to him was to tell him I'd pray for him.

228 posted on 06/25/2011 7:20:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: PROCON

This is part of Hillary’s master plan to woo Rep. Weiner’s soon-to-be ex-wife.


230 posted on 06/25/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: sageb1
#NYGOP, you suck!

That's the POINT.

231 posted on 06/25/2011 7:34:21 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: PROCON

Cuomo, the maggot didn’t fall from from the tree! Maggot, Jr., enjoy your live-in girlfriend - tomorrow you can marry her old boyfriend. Your payback to the slime was your first priority.

You reap what you sow and that doesn’t get a vote - it just happens automatically and you can’t stop it, maggot!!


232 posted on 06/25/2011 7:36:52 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: PROCON

Sheldon Silver has controlled the NY Legislature for 17 years. He calls himself an Orthodox Jew.

I guess he never read Leviticus, doesn’t know what a Toevah [abomination] is, doesn’t know what happened to the inhabitants of Sodom.


233 posted on 06/25/2011 7:37:49 AM PDT by dervish (Israel is not what's wrong with the Middle East; it's what's right with it)
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To: amishman; headstamp 2

I just reported “NY 10101” to the moderators. Hopefully he’ll be encouraged to stop harassing people. Otherwise, his stay at FreeRepublic will be brief.


234 posted on 06/25/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: PROCON

Now let’s watch and see the workings of the hand of God against these evil people.


235 posted on 06/25/2011 7:42:10 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Steelfish

Paladino should get some air time and ask the people - “is this what you really wanted”?

Remind them - and how he called out Cuomo and his homo agenda!


236 posted on 06/25/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: COBOL2Java
I just reported “NY 10101” to the moderators. Hopefully he’ll be encouraged to stop harassing people. Otherwise, his stay at FreeRepublic will be brief.

He was zotted.

238 posted on 06/25/2011 7:45:02 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: PROCON

Now that it’s passed, you are going to see a sudden and short=term flush of enthusiasm as about 100 couples prepare to get married, then a rapid dwindling-down of interest in the law and taking advantage of it. The entire hot-button issue was inflated to the breaking point in the most ridiculous ways. It was not about gay marriage as such , or even the threatened prosecution for those entrusted with performing the ceremonies, religious or otherwise, but instead a red-hot part of a larger Agenda, which will be ‘put in its place’ in very short order, just as the larger Agenda will. Prediction-—18 months from now we’ll be reading editorials with titles like “Gay Marriage-—what happened?” Two or three years from now we’ll be reading statistical breakdowns of same sex married couples showing higher numbers of divorces than among hetero couples.
But, hey, ‘it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”
or “getting there is half the fun!”
The worst thing about this is of course the fear that NOW THAT IT’S PASSED, it will indeed open that whole new can of worms of continuing the legitimization on every available front-—the self-appointed “spokesmen” for the gay community still need issues to keep themselves feeling important, and the contributions coming in.


240 posted on 06/25/2011 7:54:49 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: jsdjason

I’m an ex-NYer living in Tx since 1983. Still have family and friends up there—many of whom are conservative minded.
Its a shame that the majority are beholden to the Dem freaks and Liberal trash. The Republican party there is mostly a joke save for a very few. Carl Paladino as Governor would not have pushed this gay marriage crap like Andrew cHomo lowlife has done. Weep for NY.


241 posted on 06/25/2011 7:57:33 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: All

The Federal Marriage Amendment that trumps this nonsense is even more important.


242 posted on 06/25/2011 8:01:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: greene66
Because, truthfully, after this vote, I don’t give one single, solitary iota of concern for the survival of New York. It can burn in blazes, and I will react by grinning from ear to ear. It’s no longer a state, but a damned cancer.

Ass

243 posted on 06/25/2011 8:01:36 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: jonjen
I’m curious - what did Christ have to say on the subject of homosexuality or gay marriage?

His first public miracle was changing the water into wine at a wedding feast. A so-called 'gay marriage' at that time would have been an abomination of epic proportions.

244 posted on 06/25/2011 8:05:31 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: Lancey Howard
New York, lol. It's been a corrupt, mob-controlled government for decades.

I was astonished to learn that Stonewall was a Genovese mob-run establishment and the raid on it was to cut down on blackmail operations, not just to defend public morals.

The same mob family is now a big backer of the Pride Parade. I bet the Genoveses just decided that backing the gay movement is a more effective means of blackmail and control.

245 posted on 06/25/2011 8:06:04 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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To: All

how many conventions will this kill.

how many companies will accelerate the NYC exodus?

this is the suicide of the RINOs next time they are up.

we are back to taxation without representation so to speak.


246 posted on 06/25/2011 8:06:10 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: P-Marlowe

I hope he read your reply before getting zotted; that was excellent!


247 posted on 06/25/2011 8:06:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: supremedoctrine

the MSM concealed this story well.

The homosexuals of the MSM intentionally do NOT report thise homosexual marriage stories in order to avoid the majority of the usa.


248 posted on 06/25/2011 8:08:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CommieCutter

“BUT..don’t FORCE those Clergy who DON’T believe in it to conduct it.”

If the clergy are muslim, they won`t force them to do it. But they WILL force Christian clergy to do it.


249 posted on 06/25/2011 8:20:57 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Gene Eric
they’re laying the groundwork to persecute those that don’t support it

That will be the next step. Christian organizations that refuse to validate the faggot lifestyle will ultimately be forced in the courts to hire queers.

250 posted on 06/25/2011 8:22:51 AM PDT by LouAvul
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