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  • 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
    http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/holder-and-obama-declare-doma-unconstitutional/ | 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
    http://www.cityweekly.net ^ | 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 Digg.com, 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...
  • Hey, TEXANS! VOTE(!) for Prop Two Tomorrow!

    11/07/2005 5:11:24 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 10 replies · 427+ views
    Texas Catholic ^ | Texas Catholic Bishops
    On November 8, 2005 Texans will be asked to vote on an amendment to the Texas Constitution that will prohibit the legalization of same-sex unions in Texas. The Catholic Bishops of this state share the conviction with most Texans that marriage is a lifelong union between one man and one woman. This relationship is unique among creation in so far as it is established by God. This fundamental truth ought to be recognized as such in law. As Bishops, we have addressed this issue of marriage and same-sex unions in various documents at the national level. We have always appreciated...
  • Judge: Legislature, Cities Cannot Fight Gay Rights Lawsuit

    09/26/2005 1:56:11 AM PDT · by quietolong · 12 replies · 754+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | 9/25/2005 | WEAU TV 13
    Judge: Legislature, Cities Cannot Fight Gay Rights Lawsuit A judge has decided that the Legislature and several local governments cannot join the fight against a lawsuit seeking taxpayer funded benefits for partners of gay public employees. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled that state law gives the Department of Justice the authority to defend the state's interests. The lawsuit was filed by six lesbian state employees and the American Civil Liberties Union in April. It claims the state's refusal to provide health insurance to their partners violates the equal protection clause of the Wisconsin constitution. Republican State Representative Mark...
  • Judicial Treachery: The Present and Future of the Gay Marriage Debate

    03/18/2005 10:34:52 AM PST · by zetapsi · 2 replies · 174+ views
    DavidEhrlich.com ^ | 3/16/05 | David Ehrlich
    The past few weeks have seen a barrage of judicial effrontery, from the Supreme Court’s preposterous ruling on Capital Punishment for juveniles to the 9th Circuit Court’s attempt to open our borders faster than a Starbuck’s franchise. Thus comes a renewed debate on, depending on your euphemisms to describe it, the “preservation of marriage” or “banning gay marriage.” And once again, in the middle of this conundrum is the People’s Republic of California........
  • Gay Marriage Ban Looks Unstoppable (Good News From Tennessee)

    02/21/2005 11:11:38 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 6 replies · 405+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | 2/21/05 | AP/Lucas L. Johnson II
    NASHVILLE -- House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh may not like it, but he has no plans to fight a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Tennessee. ``Any resolution like this is bad public policy,'' said Naifeh, a Democrat from Covington. ``But it has overwhelming support, so I'm not going to stand in the way and get run over by that train.'' Tennessee law already defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but lawmakers are trying to prevent courts from allowing gay marriages in other states from being recognized here. The legislature approved the ban last...
  • "Marriage" by Fr. Martin Scott - from Things Catholics Are Asked About (1927)

    10/15/2004 7:24:39 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 394+ views
    Things Catholics Are Asked About (1927) | Fr. Martin Scott
    Perhaps there is nothing about the Catholic Church which causes more inquiry than her position with regard to marriage and divorce. It is a subject which comes up constantly wherever people discuss social questions. Moreover, in a country like ours, where people of every religion and of no religion live side by side and frequently form intimate friendships, which may result in marriage, it is a matter which concerns us intimately. Sometimes we hear of a so-called Catholic divorce and wonder how it can be, since the Catholic Church never grants a divorce to her children where there has been...
  • Foes of Gay Marriage see Blow to Marriage Amendment Hopes (Massachusetts)

    09/28/2004 7:46:40 AM PDT · by rface · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2004 | Frank Phillips
    The effort to bring a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to voters in November 2006 suffered a major setback yesterday with departure of House Speaker Thomas M. Finneran and the elevation of Salvatore F. DiMasi, whose arrival is expected to shift the Massachusetts legislative agenda to the left on social issues such as gay rights, abortion, and stem cell research. A key legislative backer of the proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage and establish civil unions yesterday all but declared defeat, saying that Finneran's exit from Beacon Hill was the final straw in an effort that already was in trouble...
  • Gay Marriage Like A Deadly Virus

    09/28/2004 7:11:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 416+ views
    Rainbow Networks ^ | 28 September 2004
    In its strongest condemnation yet of Spanish government plans to legalize gay marriage the Roman Catholic Church said it was akin to releasing a "deadly virus" into Spanish society. The cabinet of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero this week is expected approve the gay marriage legislation and send it directly to Parliament. A vote is expected early next month and the bill is expected to pass despite opposition from conservatives and the Church. Once it becomes law the first marriages could take place early next year. "This legislation is imposing a virus on society, something false that will have...
  • Louisiana Marriage Amendment Vote to Go FORWARD -- High Court Rejects Opponents' Appeal

    09/03/2004 8:01:29 AM PDT · by Flux Capacitor · 23 replies · 1,784+ views
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 9-3-04 | Joe Gyan Jr.
    SUPREME COURT APPROVES SAME-SEX BALLOT By Joe Gyan Jr. jgyan@theadvocate.com New Orleans bureau NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for voters across the state to decide Sept. 18 whether a ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions will be added to the state constitution. The high court dismissed three appeals by Forum for Equality PAC, a gay- and lesbian-rights group in New Orleans that filed three lawsuits last month in an attempt to block a vote on the proposed constitutional amendment. The justices denied two of the appeals and refused to consider the other, saying...
  • Missouri vote sparks action by gay activists

    08/05/2004 1:24:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 1,119+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | August 5, 2004 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com Missouri vote sparks action by gay activistsBy Cheryl WetzsteinTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 5, 2004 This week's vote backing a traditional-marriage amendment in Missouri has galvanized homosexual rights groups, which already were gearing up to work "as hard as we can" to put Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry in the White House.     The decision to ask Missouri voters to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman "was motivated by politics, pure and simple," said Cheryl Jacques, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest homosexual rights advocacy group.     "This was...
  • End Government Recognition of Marriage

    07/16/2004 8:09:37 AM PDT · by Voice in your head · 190 replies · 3,093+ views
    16 July 2004 | Me
    Government recognition of marriage has largely removed all meaning from the institution. A couple that is legally married does not need to enter into a union of holy matrimony. They only need to get the government’s permission to marry and take the necessary steps to complete all formalities associated with the marriage. That there is greater outrage over the government recognition of “same-sex marriage” rather than over clergy members agreeing to conduct the ceremonies is an indication of how far the nation has sunk in its view of marriage as a union of holy matrimony versus a legal contract. The...
  • Right of Petition?

    07/14/2004 10:15:34 AM PDT · by TASMANIANRED · 1 replies · 287+ views
    origional | 7/1404 | tasmanianred
    I was thinking about the spinessness of the Senate in refusing to even vote for cloture on the Affirmation of Marriage act. It seems that the left in this country wants debate only on their own terms. Any other voices are silenced. What is their problem with allowing the people to have a voice in this matter. What ever happened to consent of the governed. I was rolling an idea around to force the issue. Would it be possible to generate a petition demanding a voice on the issue. The petition would be structured to request/demand the right for the...
  • Toying With Marriage (Senate's Federal Marriage Amendment)

    07/14/2004 5:32:43 AM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 361+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14, 2004 | Editorial
    If all goes as expected, the Senate today will vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. But because it is a procedural vote, we won't be getting what the American people are really entitled to here: an honest, open debate. We'll fly our own colors up front. We oppose the Allard-Musgrave amendment at the center of today's procedural vote, on the grounds that it overreaches. Instead of some national definition of marriage, we'd prefer an amendment that reserves issues of family law for the arena where the Founders wanted such issues handled: the American people, acting through their elected state representatives....
  • Challenging the media's `pro-gay' tenor (not quite)

    07/10/2004 4:43:29 AM PDT · by unspun · 51 replies · 731+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2004 | Don Wycliff
    From the Public Editor Don Wycliff Challenging the media's `pro-gay' tenor Published July 8, 2004 `Given the Tribune's overwhelmingly pro-gay viewpoint, I doubt if this ... will be printed." So began a letter received last month from Scott Brueggeman of Chicago, who wrote to take issue with a Commentary page article by Eugene Cullen Kennedy, a former priest and a professor of psychology emeritus at Loyola University Chicago. Kennedy's article challenged the denial of Communion on Pentecost Sunday--on the orders of Cardinal Francis George--at Holy Name Cathedral to members of Rainbow Sash, an organization of Catholic homosexuals and their supporters....
  • Defense of Marriage: Bush’s Lethal Weapon in the Battleground States

    06/30/2004 4:57:22 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 29 replies · 516+ views
    June 30, 2004 | Vision Thing
    Based on recent polls, the 2004 presidential election is tight. This is even clearer in the Battleground states, which by definition, are too close to call. Despite these polls, Bush has an advantage. The battlegrounds of Ohio, Michigan, and Oregon each have proposals for Defense of Marriage initiatives (see article). Since the initiatives have yet to make the ballots there, they likely had no effect in the latest polls. But if they make the ballots, they can help Bush win these states on Election Day. In Oregon, the initiative’s proponents are happy about their chances. According to the Statesman Journal,...
  • Senate Republicans Urge Immediate Consideration of Defense of Marriage Amendment

    06/17/2004 7:00:58 AM PDT · by Prospero · 1 replies · 150+ views
    North Carolina Senate Republican Caucus ^ | 6/17/2003 | Sen. Jim Forrester
    Raleigh – In May, NC Senate Republican Leader Jim Forrester (R–Gaston) sponsored a bill that would allow voters to amend North Carolina’s Constitution to prohibit “same-sex marriage.” As the summer session rushes to adjournment, at the end of June Senate Republicans have written Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight (D-Dare) urging the bill’s immediate consideration.
  • IRS: "NO - ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE"

    06/16/2004 7:28:02 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 42 replies · 185+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 6.16.2004 | McCullough/Burchfiel
    WASHINGTON D.C. - Saying that it will violate the Federal Law known as the "Defense of Marriage Act" (or DOMA), the Internal Revenue Service is declining recognition of same sex marriages on all federal income tax issues. In a letter released yesterday the IRS confirmed that due to the law signed in 1996 by President Bill Clinton which states that "no state shall be forced to recognize" any union other than a man and a woman, they would not be able to allow same-sex unions to recieved "married" status on their returns or in the eyes of the federal department....
  • Electing Democrats must be our focus - My heart says etc.

    05/23/2004 9:05:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 16 replies · 152+ views
    Southern Voice.com ^ | May 21, 2004 | Bob Whitelaw
    Electing Democrats must be our focus - My heart says fight like hell over the marriage amendment, but my mind says save the energy. Friday, May 21, 2004 by Bob Whitelaw Until now, LGBT political leaders have chosen not to actively pursue the issue of marriage. That’s not to say that it has not been discussed. In 2000, while testifying before the platform committee of the Democratic Party, I asked my party to include a section supporting the principle that our couples should have the same rights as same-sex couples. At that time, the name didn’t matter. Now it seems...
  • Activism/Rally Vanity (need some advice please!)

    05/19/2004 7:34:30 AM PDT · by ItsOurTimeNow · 67 replies · 370+ views
    self | 05/19/2004 | self
    I need some advice, guidance, opinion, etc here. I'm planning a "Defense of Marriage" rally on the lawn of the RI State House for June 26th, noon-4. I've finally hit my breaking point with the judicial tyranny, media acceptance, and liberal activism of my neighbor to the north, Massachusetts, and have decided to do something about it. A rally is the best thing I could think of. I feel that if we can gather and make a loud enough voice, it'll hopefully let our local RI politicians and judges know that we're not going to tolerate this tyrannical nonsense any...
  • Mayday for Marriage (Fat Lady has yet to sing)

    04/19/2004 12:29:35 AM PDT · by RedQuill · 2 replies · 449+ views
    Vanity ^ | 4/18/04 | Self
    Sorry if I've broken rules of etiquette here, but I thought the imformation may be interesting, particularly to WA Freepers. I found out today that a private group called "Mayday for Marriage", a group opposed to the redefining of marriage by the courts, is renting Safeco Field May 1, 12:00-2:30pm to show support for the traditional family. Word has it James Dobson will be present among others. http://www.maydayformarriage.com/about.html
  • Wisconsin legislature just passed referendum for ban on same-sex marriage

    03/05/2004 7:36:04 AM PST · by Free2Be49 · 27 replies · 260+ views
    WTMJ 620 AM Milwaukee | March 5, 2004
    Wisconsin legislature just passed referendum for ban on same-sex marriageMarch 5, 2004 WTMJ 620 AM Milwaukee  http://www.620wtmj.com/I just heard on the Charlie Sykes show that the Wisconsin legislature passed the referendum for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.  The initiative passed 68 – 27. According to Charlie Sykes, the referendum has to pass two consecutive legislatures and then goes to the voters.
  • Wisconsin Constitutional Amendment To Keep One Man One Woman Marriage - Vanity

    03/04/2004 8:04:14 AM PST · by Kryptonite · 12 replies · 149+ views
    none | 3/4/04 | None
    The Wisconsin Assembly is voting on the defense of marriage act today and the Senate next week. If it passes in both, it goes to a state-wide referendum, which if successful will amend Wisconsin's constitution to keep marriage between one man and one woman. Please look up your Legislators' numbers and call them to support a constitutional amendment to preserve one man one woman marriage
  • Is it acceptable to marry a girl who has not yet started her menses? (Islam)

    06/23/2003 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Salman · 122 replies · 2,374+ views
    Islam Q & A ^ | 23 June 2003 | Answers supervised by Shaikh M. S. Al-Munajjid
    Question: I have not yet reached the age of puberty. Is it correct that a girl could get married before her menses start, or is that just a traditional myth?. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Marriage to a young girl before she reaches puberty is permissible according to sharee’ah, and it was narrated that there was scholarly consensus on this point. 1 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the ‘Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubt (about their periods), is three months;...