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Gay pride parades draw huge crowds after marriage rulings
Reuters ^ | 06/30/2013 | Ronnie Cohen

Posted on 06/30/2013 7:34:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Dancing, cheering and toting placards, gay rights supporters took to the streets in huge numbers at annual gay pride parades across the United States on Sunday, with attendance boosted by recent Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage.

Gay pride celebrations were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and several other cities by marchers energized by the top court's rulings extending federal benefits to married homosexual couples and striking down a ban on same-sex marriages in California.

In San Francisco, two couples who sued to overturn the California ban led nearly 1 million people in one of the biggest parades in years. Some people carried signs that read "Thank you, Supreme Court!"

The two couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, got married on Friday, hours after the ban was lifted.

On Sunday, crowds cheered as they rode through the parade in a baby-blue convertible with rainbow-colored cans dragging from the back of the car. Some in the crowd were dressed in rainbow colors, others wore bridal dresses and tuxedos.

In New York, Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit prompted the Supreme Court decision to grant gay couples federal benefits, was among the grand marshals leading New York's Gay Pride march down Fifth Avenue.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaypride; homosexuality; parade
Will anyone object to posting photos of the parade?
1 posted on 06/30/2013 7:34:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 7:36:19 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The DOMA Law was passed overwhelmingly by republicans and democrats in the house and senate and signed by a democrat president.

The California initiative that was passed directly by “the people” in direct democracy and was supported by over 70% of black voters.

Both laws were “overturned” by 5 unelected judges forcing their will over the will of the people.

I have said it before. Democrats/liberals/progressive never understand that the tactics and schemes they use on others to get to their political “ends” will one day be used against them.


3 posted on 06/30/2013 7:37:22 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SeekAndFind

In Russia, it’s called a “target-rich environment”.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 7:38:59 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

MATTHEW 24:

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;
39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 7:39:34 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: SeekAndFind

In Russia, it’s called a “target-rich environment”.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 7:39:53 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

a parade of one million? Hard to beat numbers like that. What a sad commentary on the direction of our country.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 7:43:43 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: stars & stripes forever

MATTHEW 24:

So true. Gay activists can’t change that.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 7:47:28 PM PDT by boycott
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt the parades will degenerate into deviant exhibitionism contests.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 7:48:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It will eventaully become homosexual shame. And sooner rather than later.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 7:54:50 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

“Dancing, cheering and toting placards”
That sounds like an scene in the 10th Commandments when Moses came down from the mountain with tablet and found the people doing that. Well we know what happen next..do we folks? =)


11 posted on 06/30/2013 7:56:43 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2banana; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued
>> The DOMA Law was passed overwhelmingly by republicans and democrats in the house and senate and signed by a democrat president.
The California initiative that was passed directly by “the people” in direct democracy and was supported by over 70% of black voters.
Both laws were “overturned” by 5 unelected judges forcing their will over the will of the people
<<

Nah, can't be. A bunch of freepers claim our Republic was destroyed and replaced with a "pure democracy" where an "absolutely majority" has "mob rule" control of govenrment. That's odd, because last time I checked, the majority of Americans did NOT vote for gay marriage, Obamacare, illegal alien amnesty, etc. Instead, a small bunch of elite politicians FORCED this stuff on the rest of us.

12 posted on 06/30/2013 8:10:01 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SeekAndFind

OMG the media is OBSESSED with men screwing other men and blacks. That’s it. Homos and blacks. OBSESSED!


13 posted on 06/30/2013 8:13:31 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind

golly, all 6 percent of americans turned out to gay parades- what a turnout


14 posted on 06/30/2013 8:26:30 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: BillyBoy; 2banana; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”The DOMA Law was passed overwhelmingly by republicans and democrats in the house and senate and signed by a democrat president.
The California initiative that was passed directly by “the people” in direct democracy and was supported by over 70% of black voters.
Both laws were “overturned” by 5 unelected judges forcing their will over the will of the people <<
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Nah, can't be. A bunch of freepers claim our Republic was destroyed and replaced with a “pure democracy” where an “absolutely majority” has “mob rule” control of govenrment.”

That homo ruling is a bummer for sure but ironically libs are outraged that the 5-4 SCOTUS overturned that part of the VRA removing chains binding the Southern states (voting ID laws ) after 90%+ of the GOP (congress) reauthorized it in 2006 under GWB. Only a few Rs voted against doing that then.

Scalia made the argument that it had to be overturned because congress was scared to change it in 2006 even though 40+ years had passed and there were no firehoses and dogs stopping blacks from voting in those states anymore.
So the SCOTUS steps in to reverse the congress.

Like giving illegals the vote, how many minorities votes did the GOP screwing the Red states in 2006 get the GOP in 2006, 2008 and 2012?? zero!

But now Grahamnesty says they have to do it again

15 posted on 06/30/2013 8:30:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind
San Francisco - 1 million attended

Abraham himself could not find 10 righteous men in that wretched city.

16 posted on 06/30/2013 8:41:08 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

I posted on another thread about how some people in my general neighborhood were on their way to or back from seeing the PARADE EVENT. It amazed me how people with small children apparently went to watch too. The local culture “celebrates” it. Small children are very impressionable and must be protected from this filth.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 8:43:21 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll strongly object. Some of us have eaten.
However, from the description alone you can see the comparisons to the last days of Rome. These people are quite literally braindead.

I’d also like to point out something else interesting.

Hordes of homosexuals and assorted morons line the streets to celebrate a biologically nonsensical sham and perversion

Lots of media fawning and coverage

Largest political protest in history right now in Egypt to get rid of an Islamonazi dictator supported by our president.

No coverage at all


18 posted on 06/30/2013 9:42:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Gay pedophile given 40 years in jail.

Bought a child from a Russian mom.

He and his partner committed all sorts of vile acts on the child.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 12:07:07 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: SeekAndFind

look at the freaks, billy. they think that because the state says they can marry, that it’s really a marriage.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 12:08:52 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

RE: Gay pedophile given 40 years in jail.

Here’s one problem — Gays INSIST that homosexuality and pedophilia are TWO DIFFERENT orientations. One normal, the other not.


24 posted on 07/01/2013 4:43:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: thecodont; montag813

RE: It amazed me how people with small children apparently went to watch too. The local culture “celebrates” it.

Reminds of me of the New York gubernatorial campaign when Carl Paladino took Andrew Cuomo to task for taking his kids to the NYC gay pride parade where men were making out in public.

Guess what? Paladino was made out to look like the neanderthal, intolerant guy by the press and the media.

Needless to say, Paladino was crushed by Andrew Cuomo in the elections. It wasn’t even close.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 5:17:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Reminds of me of the New York gubernatorial campaign when Carl Paladino took Andrew Cuomo to task for taking his kids to the NYC gay pride parade where men were making out in public. Guess what? Paladino was made out to look like the neanderthal, intolerant guy by the press and the media.

Pretty ironic considering Andrew's dad ran against (and defeated) Ed Koch for the Gubernatorial primary with supporters putting leaflets on car windshields that said "VOTE FOR CUOMO, NOT THE HOMO".

26 posted on 07/01/2013 8:26:33 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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