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Va. quickly emerging as key in gay marriage fight
AP-Yahoo ^ | 1-19-14 | STEVE SZKOTAK

Posted on 01/19/2014 11:33:45 AM PST by Oliviaforever

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; liberalagenda; mcauliffe; queerlybeloved; samesexmarriage; terrymcauliffe; va2013; virginia

1 posted on 01/19/2014 11:33:45 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

America is pretty much dead. Unfortunately, its the judges who should be.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 11:40:01 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Oliviaforever
I believe in buying American, but more and more I'm coming to the conclusion that buying American means supporting evil.

I'll still buy American, but I'll boycott companies who push this to the best of my ability.

3 posted on 01/19/2014 11:44:26 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Yep.. it pretty much is...


4 posted on 01/19/2014 11:44:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Oliviaforever
God made Adam and Eve--

NOT Adam and Steve;
NOT Anna and Eve;
NOT Adam, Eve, Anna, Steve
ONE man and ONE woman.


Mark 10:9
Wherever Jesus was, the people flocked after him in crowds, and he taught them. Preaching was Christ's constant practice. He here shows that the reason why Moses' law allowed divorce, was such that they ought not to use the permission; it was only for the hardness of their hearts. God himself joined man and wife together; he has fitted them to be comforts and helps for each other. The bond which God has tied, is not to be lightly untied. Let those who are for putting away their wives consider what would become of themselves, if God should deal with them in like manner.

5 posted on 01/19/2014 11:46:09 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Viennacon

I would have never thought Virginia would go this way, but it demonstrates the importance of the last Virginia governor’s race. If the race had gone the other way, Virginia would fight any court case seeking to redefine marriage.

The lesson to be learned is that in every local. state and federal election, the the consequences of Gay Marriage should be placed front and center by Republican candidates.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 12:02:28 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
"Gay Marriage should be placed front and center by Republican candidates."

Oh, it will be...along with immigration "reform." Anything that will help them stay in the country club.
7 posted on 01/19/2014 12:10:13 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Oliviaforever
Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.

Marriage isn't a Right, it's a privilege, and only those who meet the criteria are allowed to engage in it.

If it WERE a Right, there would be a whole bunch of ugly people suing the federal government because they were still single.

8 posted on 01/19/2014 12:13:26 PM PST by MamaTexan (Due to the newly adopted policy at FR, every post I make may be my last.)
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To: Oliviaforever
If it weren't for activist judges, gay marriage wouldn't be advancing.

When conservatives sounded the alarm years ago on activist judges, they knew what they were talking about.

9 posted on 01/19/2014 12:18:58 PM PST by what's up
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To: Oliviaforever; All

Voters really need to twist the arms of federal and state lawmakers to make it a punishable crime for judges and justices to apply the deceiving words “constitutional” and “unconstitutional” alone to their decision on any issue. Sadly, today’s law school-indoctrinated judges and justices evidently need to be forced to reference specific constitutional clauses, or declare the Constitution’s silence about a given issue in the interest of state sovereignty, which reasonably makes a given law constitutional or unconstitutional.

Next, OK and VA bans on gay marriage are perfectly constitutional for the following simple reasons. First, the Founding States had made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about any issue, marriage for example, means that such issues are automatically uniquely state power issues.

Next, the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights. So the states are free to make 10th Amandment protected marriage laws which discriminate against constitutionally unprotected gay issues, as long as such laws don’t also abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 12:53:55 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Oliviaforever

The judges are the spearhead, but sadly they are only one step ahead of public opinion. How come no judge in Russia, or Pakistan, or 1950’s America did this? The judges are unaccountable because THE PEOPLE will not confront them about their usurpation of power. It is not enough to just passively oppose something, you have to fight for freedom or you lose it.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 1:04:42 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Amendment10

Whay you say is true, however, liberal judges don’t agree. Instead, liberal judges have decided that there should be a constitutional right to homosexual marriage, and are issuing decrees based on their feelings, not on the law.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 1:06:55 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego; All
Instead, liberal judges have decided that there should be a constitutional right to homosexual marriage, and are issuing decrees based on their feelings, not on the law.

I agree.

Parents need to accept the responsibility to make sure that their childern are taught the differences between legislative, executive and judicial powers.

13 posted on 01/19/2014 1:22:29 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Oliviaforever

See how fast sodomy moves across the land? We will be forced to celebrate perversion as the decadence of America continues to degenerate.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 1:35:02 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oliviaforever

Correct, but we even had “conservatives” bashing the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia.

Disgusting.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 1:36:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oliviaforever

I’m afraid Greg Abbott in TX will run a Cuccinelli style campaign and lose to Wendy Davis, the popular abortionist.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 2:46:41 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Oliviaforever

I’d hate to be one of these wimpy judges on Judgement Day.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 3:19:09 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Oliviaforever

And He answered and said unto them,Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female (citing Genesis 1:27) in modern texts) and said For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife, and the two shall become one flesh .” (Citing Genesis 2:24) both reflected in the Law of Moses.I could care less what the unbeliever says or what the Infidel says— Or what the Reprobate says. That passage in Matthew chapter 19 : is the basis for Marriage Ceremonies And was reflected int he text chosen by two different local Judges here in Colorado Both times I was legally married here. So I respond as did Peter and the other Apostles when confronted by an unjust request from some activist Judge— “we ought to obey God rather than men....”Acts 5:29 When human laws contradict the laws dictated by God ,Himself —Human laws are invalid.end of conversation for the Christian.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 4:27:19 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Oliviaforever

The right to marry.

Marry = a civil and religious estate between a man and a woman.

Persons of homosexual inclinations may not WANT to marry, but they certainly have the right.


19 posted on 01/19/2014 4:30:54 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Oliviaforever

To the state marriage is simply whatever judges, pols, or the voting public think it is at any one time. It can’t be anything else to the state.

Freegards


20 posted on 01/19/2014 5:47:56 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: SoFloFreeper
That's because the Republican nominee was corrupt. We need to nominate men who are both conservative and worthy of the office.
21 posted on 01/19/2014 5:53:18 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Oliviaforever

What fight??

One left-wing judge will decide. They can lose in court 12 times and win once, and it will be “settled law”.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 5:54:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: highball

Also the choice given between Romney and Ron Paul in the nomination election turned a lot of folks off from state republicans, in my opinion.

Freegards


23 posted on 01/19/2014 6:05:52 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: highball

Uh huh. Right.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 6:33:09 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ransomed

You could be right. I wouldn’t know.

But man, I hope not. And if so we’ll need them to get over the disappointing primary soon. I don’t know what races Florida is contesting this year, but 2016 isn’t that far away.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 7:45:28 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball; Ransomed
Ugh. Sorry, Virginia.

My kingdom for an edit button.
26 posted on 01/19/2014 7:47:45 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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