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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
They’re not going to go away. I’d rather force their hand into States Rights in an attempt to stop their nationalizing of their agenda. (But then again, we may have more luck forcing them back into their homes. LOL)
In the final analysis, politicians do only that which will insure they keep their jobs. Repugnant and demonRat alike.
I have more respect for mafiosi. At least they're honest about what they are.
I was just thinking about this today.
I think it would be funny to start a movement to force the Left to incorporate gay marriage into Islam, devote a website to it.
Make them play by their rules.
You're kidding, right? How old are you? We took this plunge back in the 60s when the hippy trash took control of the media and the nation's young. How about when a corrupt supreme court legalized pornography and abortion? This isn't a "plunge." This is a frog sitting in a comfortable pan of water that's slowing getting hotter.
What a whore. I hate RINOs.
Had it been OK or Utah, I would be disappointed with 52%.
But it was left-wing California. So I consider that an overwhelming majority. Probably influenced by the illegals, but I’ll take what I can get.
I have to agree. I'm currently reading Summers' "Worthy is the Lamb." Obviously the events in Revelation already happened. It's a fascinating study.
Divorce isn’t outlawed in the Bible.
Nice attempt at an irrelevant attack, though.
Well done on your reply!
The real trojan in all of this will be faggots demanding to be hired by Christian churches. Imagine what that would do to a conservative church?
Arizona rejected an pro-marriage amendment in 2006, by 51%. Then, in 2008, they passed it by 56%. So the pro-marriage amendments are 31 for 32, with every state that tried it eventually passing it. I’m not sure if every state has a popular vote process for amendments.
Virginia only passed it by 57% in 2006. Hawaii passed it by an astounding(for Hawaii) 69%, but that was back in 98. Mississippi passed it by a whopping 86% in 2004! There are five states that passed amendments by majorities in the 52-59% range. I wonder how those votes would go in 10 years? In 50? Of course, that is if our masters in black robes just dont decide to cut out the unwashed masses and decide for us.
One small point - by your logic, same-sex “marriage” is not a special right for homosexuals. Yes, it is the case that homosexuals are free to marry, just like heterosexuals, as long as their spouse meets the required criteria (including, of course, that the spouse is of the opposite sex). But, if same-sex “marriage” is allowed, heterosexuals will be just as free as homosexuals to “marry” someone of the same sex.
I’m not arguing in favor or same-sex “marriage,” merely pointing out that it would not give homosexuals any more rights than heterosexuals.
Unfortunately, you are correct.
Another Roman Catholic doing his best to destroy this country.
His own church outlaws same sex marriage, but it's just fine for everyone else.
Pretty interesting gambit.
One day closer to Civil War II. See my tagline.
More FReepmail trolls.
You know, when I see those FReepmails from someone I don’t know, I don’t even READ it. I scan it for key words like *gay*, and if I see it, delete it IMMEDIATELY.
No, welcome to Sodom. The city may end up as the first one did.
Not anymore. The Republicans just signed their death warrant. They are FINISHED controlling the senate for good now. Because of this vote, the amount of leftist garbage that will be rubber-stamped by the D controlled senate will be mind-boggling.
Thank God I’m leaving this hellhole. Not a moment too soon.
Cuomo needs to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church immediately! As do any other Catholics that took part in this. I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen however!
They were probably afraid of an attack from the glitter bullies. New York’s GOP has show they’re just like California’s - completely irrelevant and will now become a permanent minority.
Let’s be honest, this isn’t about marriage. This is using the concept of marriage to sugarcoat the Left’s goal that they’ve had for a long time of destroying the nuclear family. This is up there with no-fault divorce, radical feminism and abortion on demand.
I got that too...seems he’s making his rounds behind the scene in folks freep-mail rather than make his case in full view of the audiance. What a hypocrite making claims “in the Freep-mail rather than ‘comeout’ for all to view.
Lots! John Chapter 1 vs 1
In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
The Word became fleas and dwelt among us. Jesus is the Word, Jesus is God!
Every Word in the Old/New Testaments is from God.
Whether it`s Sodom and Gomorrah, or any of the other MANY scripture regarding homosexuality.
I am sure most are familiar with them all...Abomination etc etc
Also important to remember that God loves us all, and all sins can be forgiven if we only will acknowledge to God that we are indeed sinners. Thank Him Lord Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins, and turn from our sins, at the very least to attempt to turn from our sins for starters, crying out for His strength and mercy.
But when we say we have no sin we have no hope.
I KNOW I AM A SINNER...saved by Grace
Tell me that was the result of auto-correct!
Fixed your typo! :-)
Thank You! And Jesus please forgive me for that TERRIBLE mistake.
Well it says that his account has been banned or suspended. Maybe that just happened.
God be merciful to me a sinner!!! Sorry Lord, I did not spell check.
Thank you for correcting, only wish I could correct origianal!
I had a terrible typo did not use spell check on post 279 of this thread on NY gay marriage, it reads fleas instead of flesh
Please correct or delete?
Simply put, Christ reiterated and fulfilled the law, natural and moral. He did not do away with the law (see New Testament Matthew 5:17-19). Iy is true that Old Testament penalties of man may have been done away with; however, the 'old law' is still in effect, mortal sin is still mortal sin, still is to be condemned and avoided, and still damages the soul and can condemn one to eternal damnation.
Sacred Scripture on subject of homosexuality:
New Testament (NAB): Sacred Scripture on subject of homosexuality:
- Matthew 5:17-19
17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
18 Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.
19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 10:14-15
14 Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words - go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
15 Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
- Matthew 11:19-24
19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by her works."
20 Then he began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.
21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
23 And as for you, Capernaum: 'Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.' For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
- Matthew 15:19
19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft, false witness, blasphemy.
- 1 Timothy 1:8-11
8 We know that the law is good, provided that one uses it as law,
9 with the understanding that law is meant not for a righteous person but for the lawless and unruly, the godless and sinful, the unholy and profane, those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers,
10 the unchaste, practicing homosexuals, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is opposed to sound teaching,
11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
9 Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor practicing homosexuals
10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
- Romans 1:22-27
22 While claiming to be wise, they became fools
23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.
24 Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
27 and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.
- Jude 1:7
7 Likewise, Sodom, Gomorrah, and the surrounding towns, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual promiscuity and practiced unnatural vice, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Old Testament (NAB): Sacred Scripture on subject of homosexuality:
- Genesis 18:20-22
20 Then the LORD said: "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave,
21 that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I mean to find out."
22 While the two men walked on farther toward Sodom, the LORD remained standing before Abraham.
- Genesis 19:4-25
4 Before they went to bed, all the townsmen of Sodom, both young and old - all the people to the last man - closed in on the house.
5 They called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have intimacies with them."
6 Lot went out to meet them at the entrance. When he had shut the door behind him,
7 he said, "I beg you, my brothers, not to do this wicked thing.
8 I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with men. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you please. But don't do anything to these men, for you know they have come under the shelter of my roof."
9 They replied, "Stand back! This fellow," they sneered, "came here as an immigrant, and now he dares to give orders! We'll treat you worse than them!" With that, they pressed hard against Lot, moving in closer to break down the door.
10 But his guests put out their hands, pulled Lot inside with them, and closed the door;
11 at the same time they struck the men at the entrance of the house, one and all, with such a blinding light that they were utterly unable to reach the doorway.
12 Then the angels said to Lot: "Who else belongs to you here? Your sons (sons-in-law) and your daughters and all who belong to you in the city - take them away from it!
13 We are about to destroy this place, for the outcry reaching the LORD against those in the city is so great that he has sent us to destroy it."
23 The sun was just rising over the earth as Lot arrived in Zoar;
24 at the same time the LORD rained down sulphurous fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah (from the LORD out of heaven).
25 He overthrew those cities and the whole Plain, together with the inhabitants of the cities and the produce of the soil.
- Leviticus 18:22
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such a thing is an abomination.
- Leviticus 20:13
13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.
I asked moderator if he could fix or delete. The keyboard I have is garbage, I almost always use spell check, very sensitive keyboard. This will be a good lesson for me!
That cartoon reminds me of something I saw at Barnes and Noble last night: A “Gardening” version of Scrabble.
I am patiently waiting the Gay version of Scrabble.
( If you’re able to spell JUDYGARLAND it’s 100 bonus points)
any outed gay figure from Show Biz is only worth 50 points
-—plus the usual points for the letters——
outed figures from Science , Politics, or Medicine also good
for bonus points, but imagine the arguments as to who is and who isn’t.......imagine the possibilities, even in specialized areas like slang terms for genitalia.......
I don’t know if mods can fix posts other than to delete them. Don’t lose any sleep over it. In fact, the typo made me read your post twice. It was a good post. The typo proves you are human and you need to get a new keyboard. God uses our mistakes (if He couldn’t use them, we probably wouldn’t make any).
The browser I use now, Opera, it underlines in red all my typos, like I said, can`t type a sentence without a problem. So because there was so many I missed the biggest one yet.
Sorry to all,The Lord especially!...Now I press FR spell
Thanks for the reference EV....says it very well.
” Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
That pretty much sums up that Sentors remark about “light has entered this chamber tonight”. He called it wrong from the get go....his ‘woes’ will be forthcoming no doubt.
Sounds to me like
New York is doing all it can
to INSURE it gets nuked.
Something else I find disgusting is that the state of New York seems to be facing a whole lot of problems...and this gay marriage crap was the FOCUS of the governor and the legislature.
In all honesty, our family was planning a trip to Niagra Falls. I’ve wanted to see it for a long time.
But now, I am not going. If the state of New York is so hell bent on endorsing perversion, then it will not get my hard earned dollars. Maybe we’ll go to the Grand Canyon instead.
You wouldn’t find anything in Niagara Falls NY anyway. The liberals and unions have destroyed the city. Although there is a huge Indian run casino that dominates the skyline, Niagara Falls NY is a dead city.
Most everyone that comes here goes to the Canadian side. There is a thriving business community and it is alive all day and night.
NF NY used to be the honeymoon capital of the world.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.