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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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Well, there you have it, New Yorkers, RINOS rule!
1 posted on 06/24/2011 8:06:17 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

The idiots didn’t legalize homosexual marriage, they’re laying the groundwork to persecute those that don’t support it!


2 posted on 06/24/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: PROCON

Welcome to HELL,New York!


3 posted on 06/24/2011 8:08:16 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: PROCON

They just spit on Christ


4 posted on 06/24/2011 8:08:40 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR BUST....Bachmann no thanks)
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To: PROCON

They don’t call it “Screw York” for nothin’


5 posted on 06/24/2011 8:09:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: PROCON
Making perversion legal - the end of a once great Republic. Obozo will finish us off once and for all.
6 posted on 06/24/2011 8:10:10 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Gene Eric

That’s my point. If they want to find a pro-gay minister who wants to marry a gay couple in a state that’s passed this garbage then SO BE IT.

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


7 posted on 06/24/2011 8:10:40 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: massmike

Welcome to the GAY APPLE, folks. Everything Guliani did to clean up the city is now going to be undone over time.

Yes, Democrats, screwing the American people, one vote at a time. And we thought that Anthony Weiner was crazy!


8 posted on 06/24/2011 8:10:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: PROCON

The Log Cabin Republicans strike again.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 8:10:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Gene Eric

Supposedly the delay in passing the bill was due to last minute negotiations to have strong legal protections for religious organizations not to have to deal with same-sex marriage.

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. Even though homosexuality is not a protected class in federal civil rigts laws, liberal judges have begun to pretend that it is.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 8:11:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PROCON

#NYGOP, you suck!


11 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:14 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

***sigh*** Ping!


12 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:14 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: Gene Eric
The idiots didn’t legalize homosexual marriage, they’re laying the groundwork to persecute those that don’t support it!

Mega-BINGO, there!!! Fake same-sex "marriage" has never been about the way the two people involved see themselves, it's about how EVERYONE ELSE will be coerced to look at them.

13 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:25 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Gene Eric

Well said!


14 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

And the MSM is already saying how historic and symbolic this is. They are saying how it all started in New York at Stonewall, and now New York has come full circle by legalizing homosexual marriage.

Look for many puff pieces in the MSM in the days ahead in celebration of this.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PROCON

Well at last! Andrew Cuomo can marry his father, Mario!


16 posted on 06/24/2011 8:13:26 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Those so-called protections will go bye-bye at the drop of a liberal judge’s hat with the first lawsuit.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 8:13:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: CommieCutter

Justices of the peace won’t have a conscientious objection capability — this is not usually a problem among actual religions, in which, say, a Mormon priest won’t marry non-Mormons, or an Islamic imam won’t marry non-Muslims, and there is no legal complaint.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 8:14:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: PROCON
Yet another reason to give up on the 'establishment republicans' . . . Like I needed another one after Dole/ McCain.

I'm officially an independent now. Screw them all!

19 posted on 06/24/2011 8:15:09 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Not to worry, Jesus is taking notes, so to speak.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 8:15:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Of course the MSM is. I’m just waiting for us to weasel in that Mitt Romney is the GOP front runner and presumptive nominee in that conversation to add to my misery.


21 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:03 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PROCON

One of the shortest verses in the Bible ... just 3 words.

Luke 17:32 KJV

Remember Lot’s wife.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:28-37&version=KJV


22 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: PROCON

My Senator voted against, but my Assemblywoman’s son is gay. Hey, Sayward, let’s add more freaking libs to the NYS voting rolls! /s


23 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:16 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Like all legislation their will be holes in it and it wouldn’t suprise me if at somepoint like adoption agencies closing in MA ( Catholic Church ) as to not abide by laws that crossed over their moral convictions, I can see religious marriages not being performed in NY, if their is a loop-hole in this. Call me crazy but look what we have seen in the last 3 years. Oh well, it will be a booming industry in bordering states. Suck to be NY....


24 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:38 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: ArchAngel1983

Illinois Republicans have more backbone than this — it could be because none of them attempt to run in Crook County.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 8:16:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: F15Eagle

And I think the shortest verse would also apply:

“Jesus wept”.


26 posted on 06/24/2011 8:17:09 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Look for many puff pieces in the MSM in the days ahead in celebration of this.

I'll look for a LOT of homosexuals getting infected with HIV in their wanton celebrating tonight. They only need the mildest excuse for debauched behavior.

27 posted on 06/24/2011 8:18:15 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Gene Eric

So true.


28 posted on 06/24/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Given some of the younger seminarians I have met, this one comes to mind:

Judges 2:10 KJV

And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.


29 posted on 06/24/2011 8:19:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: sageb1

And the homosexual pride parades will be extra special this year because of the desire to celebrate this history.

Has any culture in history ever recognized homosexual marriage? Until recent years? I was talking to someone who said homosexuality was very open in ancient Rome and ancient Greece. They took issue with me saying that while tolerated, it was not put on the same legal status as male/female marriage.

I always wonder where it will end. Homosexual marriage was inconceivable even less than 20 years ago. It makes you wonder what will be normalized and/or forced through courts in the next 20 years.

In addition to this, though, I wonder about the survival of our culture and society, when we have normalized so many negative behaviors. The “baby mama” culture, the gang culture, the pornography culture, the idiocracy of the entertainment business, etc.


30 posted on 06/24/2011 8:19:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PROCON

31 posted on 06/24/2011 8:20:01 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: PROCON
Gay marriage will become legal in New York state after the Republican-led state Senate voted to approve it.

Makes me want to vomit for a number of reasons...

Makes me want to re-evaluate my GOP registration.

Wish there was a viable 3rd alternative...

33 posted on 06/24/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It seems two elderly northern district NY GOP bags, with their reported “f___ it” attitudes have decided it’s okay to point their collective butt-hole at the constituency.


34 posted on 06/24/2011 8:21:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: eeriegeno
Wish there was a viable 3rd alternative...

I know, FRiend, it sickens me too!

35 posted on 06/24/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

As a resident of the State of New York, I must say I am sick over this ruling. I am also worried about the exact nature of the religious exemptions. But what upsets me is that the voter in NYS had no say in this matter, and from what I read, that is because unlike California, the voter cannot overturn what the legislature deems as legal. Is there no state in the union that refuses to capitulate to this devilry?


36 posted on 06/24/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Supposedly the delay in passing the bill was due to last minute negotiations to have strong legal protections for religious organizations not to have to deal with same-sex marriage.

They'll get sued anyway. 0bamacare came with an executive order that supposedly banned the financing of the murder of unborn children but that was sued away. Any "protections" for clergy or religious organizations will similarly be sued away.

37 posted on 06/24/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Gene Eric

Time to recall the GOP RINO bastards who voted for this piece of Sodomite perversion


38 posted on 06/24/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: PROCON

Taking names... and waving goodbyes, to those who voted for this, and to respect for reality. They can call it whatever they want. Marriage is what it’s always been and it always remains so. And hopefully we can have the law reflect that again soon.


39 posted on 06/24/2011 8:25:13 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: PROCON

Legalizing something doesn’t make it morally right.

Often law does reflect a morally proper viewpoint, but when it does not, in this specific case, it is a perversion of what the law is supposed to do.


40 posted on 06/24/2011 8:25:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: PROCON
New York, lol. It's been a corrupt, mob-controlled government for decades.
Whatever... Those sick scumbags can't force me to recognize sodomite marriage.
41 posted on 06/24/2011 8:25:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PROCON

And every divorce lower in NY just popped the cork on their favorite Champagne.


42 posted on 06/24/2011 8:27:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Sad thing is the Republican-led senate voted to approve it. How many RINOs and liberal republicans - nothing more than democrats with an “R” in front of them - screwed the state over on this one?


43 posted on 06/24/2011 8:27:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: PROCON

If I recall correctly, NY was one of the first states to legalize abortion.

The apostacy and end time as described in the New Testament is being played out before us. And the pace is picking up. This means that all of this will end much sooner than later.

Marriage was ordained by God right after the creation of Eve, at the dawn of civilization. It came before the fall of man and even God’s promise to Abraham the nation of Israel. That is how important marriage (between a man and a woman) is to God. These secural, empty and soul-less people have NO IDEA with whom they are dealing with and with the wrath that is awaiting them.


44 posted on 06/24/2011 8:28:12 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: sueuprising

As I posted on the “vote in process thread”, our NY GOP just consigned itself to permanent minority status.


45 posted on 06/24/2011 8:29:19 PM PDT by Tirian
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To: PROCON
and the filthy disease ridden queers win again...
46 posted on 06/24/2011 8:29:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We’ll see...I’m not so optimistic.

These idiots make it up as they go along. I have no problem co-existing with homosexuals; just don’t force me to think it’s normal, or natural; it’s not.


47 posted on 06/24/2011 8:29:59 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; All
"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. Even though homosexuality is not a protected class in federal civil rigts laws, liberal judges have begun to pretend that it is."


48 posted on 06/24/2011 8:30:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sueuprising

In CA a single gay judge can rule a voter-led constitutional amendment to be unconstitutional.

There’s no place where some liberal in some position of power can’t attempt to undo what voters want. If it isn’t the legislature it’s the governor, or the state supreme court. Or it’s a liberal secretary of state (ex WI). Or then they go to whatever federal court is there. We have to be engaged all the way all the time and force them to either do their job or force them out.


49 posted on 06/24/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Has any culture in history ever recognized homosexual marriage? Until recent years?

That's because there is only one ultimate culmination of the Age.

50 posted on 06/24/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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