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  • Counterfeit Marriage Rejected in Maine

    11/04/2009 6:13:34 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies · 553+ views ^ | 11/04/2009 | n/a
    Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action, issued the following statement on news that the voters of Maine have rejected counterfeit “same-sex marriage” by 53% - 47%. "...even in one of the most liberal States in the Union, Maine, the people have once again rejected the ridiculous and oxymoronic notion of ‘same sex marriage.’ The momentum has again shifted – hopefully for good this time – in favor of protecting legitimate marriage. A counterfeit is a counterfeit. An orange is an orange no matter how much you want it to be a turnip....
  • Rosie to wed in SFO

    02/26/2004 6:45:41 AM PST · by Thommas · 54 replies · 1,138+ views
    Drudge | 02/26/2004 | Thommas
    This has to be a bit of a vanity - the advocate website, which is cited as the source for Drudge, won't allow me access. However, it should come as no surprise that Rosie, best known for her lesbian activism, is planning to marry her significant other in good ol' San Francisco.
  • Same-sex marriage threatens real marriage

    02/22/2004 6:54:58 AM PST · by billorites · 351 replies · 2,129+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | February 22, 2004 | Bernadette Malone
    ONE QUESTION for the Rev. Gene Robinson, the nation’s first openly gay Episcopal priest (now bishop) who cautions those of us opposed to same-sex marriage: “Don’t waste your time and energy defending marriage from something that doesn’t threaten it.” Doesn’t polygamy threaten marriage? Would the Rev. Robinson rise to defend polygamy, and perform wedding ceremonies for a man and two women, or a woman and two men (polyandry)? Because if same-sex marriage doesn’t threaten real marriage, why should polygamy? There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two institutions when you study them. This comparison is not intended to...
  • A Gay ( or not! ) Old Time- GM links

    02/22/2004 3:50:51 AM PST · by backhoe · 268 replies · 4,524+ views
    various FR links | 02-22-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Here Comes The Bride, Or Maybe The Groom (Thoughts On Gay Marriage) ^ | 2/19/04 | Fred ReedAnd so I decided I didn’t give a damn about sexual peculiarities, provided that (a) I didn’t have to watch them and (b) nobody got hurt. The Death of Marriage ^ | February 5, 2004 | Roger F. Gay One Man, One Woman: A citizen's guide to protecting marriageOpinion Journal ^ | 02/05/04 | MITT ROMNEY Rush: Gay Marriage About to Explode as an Election Issue (in the Dems' faces)Rush Limbaugh...
  • Gay Marriage and Ambivalent Conservatives

    02/21/2004 4:07:01 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 49 replies · 291+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 02/20/2004 | Nick Schulz
    A curious thing happens when talking to younger conservatives about gay marriage. While many of them think same-sex marriage is in some ways an incoherent notion, I haven't come across any who think that gay marriage will not at some point be permitted. What's more, many of them are not particularly distraught at the prospect. It's true that some of them who are vigorously opposed to gay marriage feel that other laws troubling to them -- such as legalized abortion -- have been foisted upon them by activist judges, and so they think gay marriage will prove to be no...
  • Willie Brown: CA will demand full faith and credit for gay marriages from ALL states

    02/20/2004 7:30:51 PM PST · by wadeintothem · 195 replies · 547+ views
    Scarborough County
    During Scarborough Country interview (buchanan ick) and Willie Brown (ugh) said that after CA adopts Newsomes edict on Gay Marriage, CA will demand recognition of the gay marriages from all states under the full faith and credit clause.
  • Gay marriages bring big bucks to San Francisco business

    02/20/2004 5:57:23 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 468+ views
    Agence France Presse via Yahoo News ^ | Thu Feb 19, 3:07 AM ET | Agence France Presse
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - San Francisco's torrent of same-sex marriages may be making political waves across the United States, but they are also proving to be a major business boon for the city's jewelers, florists and champagne sellers. AFP Photo Reuters Photo Slideshow: Same-Sex Marriage Issues Since the city began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples last Thursday, wedding bands, bouquets and pricey bottles of bubbly have rapidly disappeared from the counters of shops around the city for wedding celebrations. With no advance notice that the city would undertake the controversial step to legalize their marriages, few of...
  • Petition to Arrest Mayor Newsom

    02/19/2004 8:48:39 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 219 replies · 1,660+ views
    To: Califonia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco has violated California law by Marrying Same-sex couples in San Francisco. It is patently unlawful to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples. Section 308.5 of the California Family Code plainly defines a valid marriage as being limited to one man and one woman. Furthermore, California Penal Code section 115 prohibits the knowing procurement of any false or forged instrument to be filed or recorded in any public office, making such an act a felony punishable by up to three (3) years in prison. The Mayor of San Francisco is...
  • S.F. to Sue State Over Gay Marriage Ban

    02/19/2004 2:01:22 PM PST · by Simmy2.5 · 18 replies · 264+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Febuary, 19, 2004 | By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO - After sanctioning more than 2,700 gay marriages in the past week, the city said Thursday it is suing the state of California, challenging its ban on same-sex marriages on constitutional grounds. City Attorney Dennis Herrera planned to file the suit in the afternoon, said his spokesman, Matt Dorsey. Two judges already are considering challenges from conservative groups seeking to halt the marriage spree that began last Thursday. The city's lawsuit asks that those cases be consolidated into one case. The city is asking Superior Court Judge James Warren to declare unconstitutional two sections of the California Family...
  • Daley on gay marriage: 'no problem'

    02/19/2004 5:37:36 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 38 replies · 454+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 19, 2004 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley said Wednesday he would have "no problem" with County Clerk David Orr issuing marriage licenses to gay couples -- and Orr said he's open to a San Francisco-style protest if a consensus can be built. "They're your doctors, your lawyers, your journalists, your politicians," the mayor said. "They're someone's son or daughter. They're someone's mother or father. . . . I've seen people of the same sex adopt children, have families. [They're] great parents. "Some people have a difference of opinion -- that only a man and a woman can get married. But in the long run, we...
  • ALL California Marriage Licenses should be regarded as INVALID

    02/18/2004 12:10:48 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 31 replies · 422+ views
    Self | 18 Feb 2004 | Ralph W. Davis
    Since the State of California through the Mayor of San Francisco, city officials, state judges and other state authorities have seen fit to flagrantly violate their own state laws regarding fraudulant marriage licenses, I think it would be prudent if other states passed laws not to recognize ANY California marriage license issued Feb. 12, 2004 or later. San Francisco's fraud does not fall under protection of the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, since it is after all, illegal. We'd put some fire under California's feet if other states refused to recognize the legality of their marriage...
  • A Republican with a heart for gay marriages

    02/19/2004 4:44:28 PM PST · by yonif · 34 replies · 315+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | DAVE DYER
    I'm a middle-aged, happily married heterosexual Republican who supports gay marriage. That should not be as unusual as it may seem. Who could not be touched by the lines of gay marriage license applicants on Valentine's Day? Didn't George Bush promote a marriage initiative because he understood that a stable families are good for the country? Marriage is not a religious institution, despite the efforts by some to claim it as such for their own purposes. It is a concept of civil law whereby the state recognizes a voluntary, public commitment between two people. In fact, the religious leaders who...
  • Gay Marriage Issue Death for Democrats

    02/19/2004 6:27:40 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 37 replies · 472+ views
    EIB ^ | 2-19-04 | Rush Limbaugh
    Ladies and gentlemen, let me set this up by saying that many of you I know are beside yourselves. You cannot believe what is happening to our culture; you cannot believe what's happening to the country; you can't believe that the law can be so wantonly violated and nobody stand up and do anything about it. This is a political movement that's taking place, this is a political issue, it's not a civil rights issue, it's not a legal issue, well, it's a legal issue but that's not the predominant manner in which it's being played out. It's being played...
  • The American Child After Same-Sex Marriage

    02/19/2004 3:04:25 AM PST · by kattracks · 85 replies · 6,148+ views ^ | 2/18/04 | Linda Harvey
    Lesbian bride dolls. Fourth grade "gay" clubs. A king and king at the high school prom. Dating tips for same-sex teens. Bathroom ogling -- and sometimes quick encounters -- in the middle school boys' restroom. These are just the first snapshots of the bizarre new world in store for American children if homosexual marriage is legalized. Most of the major players who mold our youth have already endorsed homosexuality and even cross-dressing. The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers' union, favors support for "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender" students and teachers, which translates into uncritical acceptance throughout the curriculum...
  • Gay couples queue to wed in San Francisco as Bush weighs in against them

    02/19/2004 5:55:26 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 34 replies · 424+ views
    Thursday February 19, 4:27 PMGay couples queue to wed in San Francisco as Bush weighs in against them Scores of gay couples married in San Francisco as US President George W. Bush said he was "troubled" by the same-sex marriages, which have won a legal respite.Bush said he was following the situation "very carefully," after more than 2,600 homosexual marriages were sanctioned by the city during the past six days.The president, who has warned several times that he may seek or endorse a constitutional amendment making such unions illegal, told reporters at the White House that "these events are influencing...
  • At the Capitol, a gay youth joins in fight (Ga Constitutional Amendment)

    02/18/2004 9:21:40 AM PST · by Lance Romance · 20 replies · 213+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constituion ^ | 2-17-04 | Jay Croft
    At the Capitol, a gay youth joins in fightagainst proposed constitutional amendment E-mail Croft -- include name, town, phone number for verification For all the propaganda about anti-gay constitutional amendments being needed to protect children, here's one kid everybody should meet: Gregory Casajuana, a 16-year-old student at Cobb County's Harrison High School. He was among the speakers Saturday at a rally opposing a bill to make the state Constitution say that gay people can never marry -- and a push to codify the same sentiment in the federal Constitution, which President Bush has suggested he would support. Others at the...
  • S.F Judge Delays Ruling on Gay Marriage

    02/17/2004 12:33:46 PM PST · by You Dirty Rats · 150 replies · 738+ views
    Fox News ^ | 02/17/2004 | Fox News
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — The first of two judges to listen to objections to gay marriage in San Francisco delayed until at least Friday whether to block the city from continuing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.</p> <p>The second judge will take up a different petition Tuesday afternoon.</p>
  • Texas Gov. Signs 'Defense of Marriage Act'

    05/28/2003 7:25:17 AM PDT · by Remedy · 4 replies · 143+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2003 | A.P.
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry signed a law preventing Texas from legally recognizing same-sex unions that are formed in other states.</p> <p>Tuesday's signing of the Defense of Marriage Act (search) makes it the 37th state to enact such a law, said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Plano-based Free Market Foundation, a group that describes itself as dedicated to strengthening families.</p>
  • SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: 'Bush's Stance Led Newsom To Take Action' (AG Bill Lockyer was given 'heads up')

    02/16/2004 12:14:53 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 97 replies · 726+ views
    Sin Freaksicko Comical ^ | February 15, 2004 | Rachel Gordon
    <p>It was only his 12th day as mayor of San Francisco, but Gavin Newsom decided that night -- the very night he attended President Bush's State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. -- that he was going to defy California law.</p> <p>And turn the nation on its ear.</p>
  • Gay wedlock would lead to worse

    02/17/2004 5:48:59 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 253 replies · 864+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/17/04 | GEORGE M. WEAVER
    Legalization of same-sex marriage would be a seismic event across this culture. Nothing would ever be the same. Every young child asks his parents, "Can boys [or girls] get married to each other"? If the answer changes from "no" to "yes," homosexuality would have then achieved equal status with heterosexual conduct and marriage. This equivalence would be taught in schools, observed in the workplace and eventually imposed even on churches. If the answer becomes "yes" there will doubtless be a dramatic increase in the incidence of homosexuality. Sexual arousal is a mystical thing, subject to conditioning. How else can one...
  • For now, same-sex marriages are valid

    02/14/2004 8:15:59 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 47 replies · 411+ views
    Oakland Tribune Online ^ | 14 February 2004 | Rebecca Vesely and Jill Tucker
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The hundreds of gay and lesbian weddings performed in San Francisco since Thursday will stand at least through the week-end after a Superior Court judge denied a motion to halt and nullify the same-sex marriages. Following the ruling, which delayed further legal action until at least Tuesday, Mayor Gavin Newsom opened the floodgates, extending city clerk hours until 6 p.m. Friday evening -- with ceremonies likely conducted until midnight. And as if adding an exclamation point, he also announced weekend hours for today, Sunday and the Monday holiday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., no appointment necessary....
  • State's first gay marriage: S.F. officials begin issuing licenses for same-sex pairs

    02/13/2004 5:49:02 AM PST · by Paloma_55 · 31 replies · 454+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/12/04 | Herbert A. Sample and Steve Wiegand
    SAN FRANCISCO - Scores of gay couples were issued marriage licenses here Thursday in a move by city officials that generated both immediate promises of legal action by gay-marriage foes and tears of joy and celebratory whoops by the newly hitched. Two days before Valentine's Day, Mayor Gavin Newsom gave the go-ahead to the county clerk to accept marriage license applications from same-gender couples....
  • Gay Marriage Opponents File Suit in S.F.

    02/13/2004 2:55:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/13/04 | LISA LEFF
    Gay Marriage Opponents File Suit in S.F. 29 minutes ago By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Opponents of gay marriage went to court Friday to stop an extraordinary act of ongoing civil disobedience in which San Francisco has issued more than 150 marriage licenses to gay couples. Weddings appeared likely to continue through the long holiday weekend despite efforts by the Campaign for California Families and the Alliance Defense Fund to obtain a temporary restraining order that would prevent the city from granting more licenses. A Superior Court hearing was scheduled Friday afternoon. Around the country, gays...
  • San Francisco Officials Marry Gay Couple

    02/12/2004 12:16:31 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 115 replies · 393+ views
    February 12, 2004, 2:57 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO -- In a political and legal challenge to California law, city authorities officiated at the marriage of a lesbian couple Thursday and said they will issue more gay marriage licenses. The act of civil disobedience was coordinated by Mayor Gavin Newsom and top city officials and was intended to beat a conservative group to the punch. The group, Campaign for California Families, had planned to go to court on Friday to get an injunction preventing the city from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
  • David Warren: More Revolution (The homosexual agenda grinds on relentlessly)

    02/08/2004 6:01:35 PM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 129+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 8, 2004 | David Warren
    While the latest front of the "gay revolution" consolidates its victories in Canada, it is also making significant progress in the United States — with Canadian help. Here in Canada, Bill C-250, designed in my view to stifle public discussion of the moral issue of homosexuality, has been reintroduced after lapsing with the last parliamentary session. … Bill Graham, a Minister of the Crown, phoned the Toronto Star to assure it that the new Martin government would put an act to fully legalize gay marriage to a vote in Parliament before the next election. … Larry Spencer was formally excluded...
  • Gay marriage setback for the Democrats

    02/06/2004 3:46:43 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 37 replies · 180+ views
    Gay marriage setback for the Democrats By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 06/02/2004) A bitter row over same-sex marriages has exploded on to the agenda for this year's American presidential campaign after a landmark ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court that gay couples have a right to marry. To the outrage of conservatives the top Massachusetts court paved the way for America's first same sex weddings in the spring, by ruling that the state legislature may not offer civil unions instead of marriages for gay couples The ruling comes at an appalling time for Democrats trying to make their case...
  • Frist Set To Block Gay Marriage Legislation in the Senate (Advocating a Constitutional Amendment)

    02/06/2004 7:23:07 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 58 replies · 351+ views
    Talon News / GOP USA ^ | Feb. 6 2004 | Jimmy Moore
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said on Thursday that he would block gay marriage legislation from coming through the United States Senate. Talon News reported on Thursday that the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the liberal northeastern state must allow people of the same sex to be married, not just enter into civil unions. "I want to be very clear. We reject intolerance, we reject hatred. We must treat all our fellow citizens with civility and kindness," Frist exclaimed on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Frist said he would not allow activist...
  • Marriage should be defined by the people: Op-ED by Massachusetts Governor

    02/06/2004 6:51:19 AM PST · by rface · 22 replies · 241+ views
    No matter how you feel about gay marriage, we should be able to agree that the citizens and their elected representatives must not be excluded from a decision as fundamental to society as the definition of marriage. There are lessons from my state's experience that might help other states preserve the rightful participation of their legislatures and citizens, and avoid the confusion now facing Massachusetts. In a decision handed down in November, a divided Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts detected a previously unrecognized right in our 200-year-old state constitution that permits same-sex couples to wed. I believe that 4-3 decision...
  • Strategy for Massachusetts: Legislature should pass law to not issue marriage licenses until 2006!!

    02/05/2004 8:03:44 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 45 replies · 335+ views
    vanity | February 6, 2004 | the eagle has landed
    Pass a law that will not allow anyone to be married in Massachusetts until the Constitutional question is resolved. Either that or pass a law to really make the Supreme Court look really bad and allow statutory rape, no age limit, that you can marry your immediate relatives, be a polygomist, or marry your children. This could really f them up
  • Kerry Opposes Gay Marriage Despite Court Ruling

    02/05/2004 6:09:05 PM PST · by Pikamax · 36 replies · 201+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/05/04 | David Alexander
    Kerry Opposes Gay Marriage Despite Court Ruling Thu February 05, 2004 08:00 PM ET By David Alexander PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner John Kerry said on Thursday he favored letting homosexuals enter into civil unions and disagreed with a Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling granting gays the right to marry. But the Massachusetts senator added the issue should be addressed at the state level and not by the federal government. Some political analysts say with his Massachusetts background, Kerry is vulnerable to Republican attacks trying to link him to the ruling and picturing the senator as too liberal for the...
  • Cain condemns Massachusetts Supreme Court's assault on marriage

    02/05/2004 2:44:33 PM PST · by ibi_libertas · 17 replies · 271+ views
    Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that they will accept nothing short of full marriage rights for same-sex couples. In doing so, the court clearly demonstrated their radical gay marriage agenda by rejecting the Massachusetts state legislatures attempts to find a compromise. Responding to the Massachusetts ruling, U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain said, “The courts have failed the American people. Congress needs to enact a constitutional amendment to protect the sacred institution of marriage.” Cain went on to say, “Liberal-minded judges have opened a floodgate of judicial tyranny that will chip away at the core values of this country until...
  • CBS Frets GOP May Make Gay Marriage Kerry’s “Willie Horton”

    02/05/2004 2:13:24 PM PST · by FlyLow · 56 replies · 373+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-5-04 | Brent Baker
    Might gay marriage become John Kerry’s “Willie Horton?” CBS worries it could. In a Wednesday night CBS Evening News story, Jim Axelrod regurgitated the media’s favorite target as he asked: “Remember Willie Horton?” Axelrod then fretted about how Kerry must be concerned that just as nefarious Republican operatives “made 'Michael Dukakis,’ 'Massachusetts liberal’ and 'out of touch’ synonymous” with the ads about furloughs for murderers, they could do the same with Kerry on gay marriage though, in fact, Kerry’s opposition to gay marriage and support of civil unions is, Axelrod contended, “the basic position of George W. Bush, who also...
  • Gay Rights Go Global

    02/05/2004 12:03:30 PM PST · by amy0387 · 4 replies · 121+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-5-04 | Hal Lindsey
  • Former Homosexual: 'Gay Marriage is a Counterfeit and Fraud'

    02/05/2004 6:57:16 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 115 replies · 596+ views
    Former Homosexual: 'Gay Marriage is a Counterfeit and Fraud' 2/5/04 9:16:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Irene Bennett of Stephen Bennett Ministries, 203-926-6960 or 203-913-9745 (cell); HUNTINGTON, Conn., Feb. 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Stephen Bennett, executive director of SBM, Inc. and former homosexual, testified yesterday on Beacon Hill at the Massachusetts Statehouse stating "gay" marriage is "...a deceptive counterfeit and fraud." A Representative interrupted the session, announcing the breaking news from the state's SJC rejecting a civil union compromise and demanding "gay" marriage. Bennett, a national speaker on homosexuality and the "gay" agenda, lived the "gay" lifestyle...