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  • The LGBTQ Tsunami Threatens Fundamental Morality and People of Faith

    06/14/2018 11:21:36 AM PDT · by tjd1454 · 27 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 06/14/2018 | Timothy Dailey
    On June 24, the streets of New York City are slated to resonate with the largest Gay Pride March in history, with over 450 contingents and more than 110 floats parading down Fifth Avenue. The event is one of untold hundreds of events taking place across the country this month, designated “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month” in 2009 by former President Barack Obama. Since then, the global collective LGBTQ “celebration” has exploded into “WorldPride,” defined as “the international political and cultural event that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.” The addition of Q is for “queer” or “questioning.”...
  • Oregon ruling marks 13th gay marriage win in a row

    05/19/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BRADY McCOMBS, AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.
  • Obama Promises to Respect Constitution

    06/27/2013 3:26:51 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 28 replies
    USBC News ^ | USBC News Wire
    After a controversial decision by the US Supreme Court today invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was passed by elected members of the United States Congress in 1996, President Barack Obama promised that he would continue to allow religious institutions to enjoy protections by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits Congress from creating a “law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It is not clear why President Obama felt it was necessary to clarify that he would not encourage an attack on the first amendment, although critics note that...
  • DOJ sticks to its guns on Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    03/01/2011 8:26:08 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | February 28, 2011 | Amanda Bronstad
    U.S. Justice Department lawyers have moved again to halt the court fight over Don't Ask, Don't Tell... At the same time, government lawyers asked the appeal court to reverse a federal judge who ruled that the military's ban on open homosexuals was unconstitutional. The Log Cabin Republicans... said the administration's positions regarding the two laws were at war with each other.
  • O's marriage move: All about the votes

    02/25/2011 2:59:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    And so another signature ini tiative of the Clinton admin istration goes down in flames at the hands of the Obama administration. First it was the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military. Now, it's the Defense of Marriage Act -- passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress and signed into law in 1996 -- which gave, in its Section 3, federal recognition to the exclusive, traditional nature of one-man, one-woman wedlock and told the states they didn't have to recognize other states' same-sex marriages. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric...
  • Flouting the rule of law

    02/25/2011 2:53:22 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2011 | Editorial
    Just what is it about the rule of law that President Obama doesn't get? The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it now believes the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- which defines marriage as being a legal union between one man and one woman -- is unconstitutional, and said it will no longer defend the law in court. So, just like that, Obama & Co. effectively declare null a law duly passed by Congress, signed by a previous president -- and presumptively binding on the government until either the courts or Congress declare otherwise. It's a breathtaking act of arrogance,...
  • Holder and Obama Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

    02/23/2011 12:35:28 PM PST · by Bridgetteb · 18 replies · 1+ views | February 23, 2011 | Bridgette
    Obama and Eric Holder Take Legislation into Their Own Hands and Circumvent Congress! Attorney General Holder Will Not Uphold the Laws in our Country! Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Statement of the Attorney General on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage Act WASHINGTON – The Attorney General made the following statement today about the Department’s course of action in two lawsuits, Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States, challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for federal purposes as only between a man and...
  • Obama to appeal federal judge’s ruling striking down Defense of Marriage Act (Who woulda thunk?)

    10/13/2010 1:47:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2010 | Allahpundit
    Why does the president hate gay marriage? The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge’s rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama’s traditional liberal base ahead of a key election.The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, that barred gay marriages, even though Obama had previously opposed the law…“As a policy matter, the President has made clear that he believes DOMA is discriminatory and...
  • Out Of Thin Air

    08/05/2010 5:40:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Same-Sex Marriage: A federal judge decides marriage is a constitutional right and overturns California's Proposition 8 forbidding such unions. The issue is headed to a Supreme Court that Elena Kagan will be sitting on. The imperial judiciary has struck again, with Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down California's Proposition 8, passed in November 2008 with 52% of the vote, on the grounds that the voter-approved law was a violation of gay couples' civil rights. Walker's ruling follows a Massachusetts federal judge's ruling last month that the state's married gay couples, also established by judicial fiat, were being wrongly...
  • Defending Marriage

    07/09/2010 6:17:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The Law: An activist judge has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, saying states have a right to define what marriage is. If it feels good, do it. This is a recipe for societal suicide. With this gavel, I thee wed. In effect, Joseph Tauro, a federal district court judge in Boston, said that to same-sex couples when he ruled the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional on grounds it denied them equal protection. A third of the judge's decision involved all the benefits, financial and legal, that the feds and DOMA were denying to same-sex couples, as if...
  • No Tea Parties in Log Cabins

    04/29/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 609+ views ^ | 04-29-2010 | Jesse Fruhwirth
    It's doesn't fit the narrative coming from FoxNews where Tea Party rallies are the top story in politics this year, but Log Cabin Republicans have shown new influence in Utah politics in ways never seen before. At a recent debate, the organization hosted six of eight Republican senate candidates--or their representatives--including incumbent Bob Bennett, an impressive feat for a Utah organization that focuses on queer issues. To avoid overestimating their impact, however, note that the organization will not issue a formal endorsement of any candidate for fear that it would hurt rather than help the endorsed candidate. Nevertheless, 2010 may...
  • Prez pledge to nix miltary gay ban

    10/11/2009 2:58:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 712+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech tonight, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected. “I will end ’don’t ask-don’t tell,’” Obama said at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights advocacy group. Obama reaffirmed his commitment to end the ban, but did not give a timetable or the specifics that some activists have called for. The law was passed by Congress in 1993 and...
  • 8/19/2009: Conservative News That YOU Should Digg!

    08/19/2009 2:23:53 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 198+ views
    Here are the news stories, editorials, and videos that conservatives dugg yesterday, Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Please take a moment to digg these articles at, then get back over here!
  • Study: How newspapers have shifted public opinion toward gay marriage

    04/22/2009 3:12:19 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,576+ views
    On the media ^ | April 10th | Bob Garfield
    Two states have legalized same-sex marriage in the past two weeks, but when it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are still a minority. That minority is on an upward trajectory though and Scott Barclay, political scientist at the State University of New York at Albany, explains why: newspapers. In the last two weeks, two states have legalized same-sex marriage. First, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a law banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Then Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its legislature. When it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are...
  • Big Marriage Wins in the Making? (Good News on CA Prop. 8)

    10/09/2008 12:10:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies · 1,065+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 10.9/2008 | Maggie Gallagher
    Things are looking good for marriage amendments in California, Florida and Arizona. California is the big surprise. After discouraging polls all summer, the latest CBS News/SurveyUSA Today poll shows Prop 8, the California marriage amendment, surging ahead 47 percent to 42 percent, with 10 percent undecided — that’s a ten point swing since the Yes on Prop 8 campaign ads started airing. Younger voters are leading the swing against gay marriage, reports CBS News. Why? My best guess is: a lot of them are parents who don’t really want their schools teaching their 5 year olds about King and King...
  • NY must recognize homosexual 'marriages'

    05/09/2008 7:11:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,695+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 9, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    The State of New York has been ordered to recognize homosexual "marriages" performed in U.S. states and foreign countries where the practice is legal. New York's highest court – the Court of Appeals – refused to review a lower-court ruling that ordered recognition of so-called foreign "same-sex marriages" performed outside the State of New York. Such unions must now be honored in New York if they were created legally -- for example, in Massachusetts or Canada. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says activist judges are now forcing homosexual marriage on New York citizens. "[T]his is a very...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 06-07-2006

    06/07/2006 7:58:14 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 206+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-07-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The Senate (and this is fact) nixed the Defense of Marriage Act Olympia Snowe's vote (and other RINOs') meant instead Marriage was ATTACKED.
  • Constitutional Amendment on Marriage Fails

    06/07/2006 8:37:51 AM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 316 replies · 9,082+ views
    <p>Wednesday, June 07, 2006 WASHINGTON — A constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman stalled Wednesday in a 49-48 vote, but conservative backers say they are pleased to have had the vote nonetheless.</p>
  • Knights Work with Bishops to Defend Marriage

    06/03/2006 6:54:27 AM PDT · by AlaninSA · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 5/31/06 | KofC
    Knights Urged to E-Mail Senators in Support of Marriage Amendment The Knights of Columbus, in cooperation with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, sponsored a post card campaign for citizens to urge their U.S. senators to support Senate Joint Resolution 1, known as the Marriage Protection Amendment, which proposes an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Because the vote is only days away, there is no longer enough time to mail post cards. Contact your senators by e-mail by clicking here. You may use the text of the...
  • Rally for Marriage at the NJ Supreme Court in Trenton, February 15, 2006

    01/26/2006 7:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 565+ views
      We invite you to gather with us in prayer for the “Defense of Marriage” at the Hughes Justice Complex  From 9:30 a.m. until Noon in Trenton, NJ Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,   and they will become one flesh.” Gen 2:24   This is a call to all N.J. Christians to unite in prayer in Trenton in support of the biblical definition of marriage as “the sacred union between one man and one woman.” ·             On this date the New Jersey Supreme Court...