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  • Marriage Wins (this is NOT a Vanity!)

    11/08/2006 1:39:54 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 10 replies · 580+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/08/2006 | Stanley Kurtz
    With the important exception of Arizona, 2006 was an excellent election for those who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Amendments defining marriage as a man-woman union passed in seven out of eight states (Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, South Dakota, and Idaho) by an average vote of 61 percent. The narrow loss in Arizona was not because voters favored gay marriage, but because of a successful campaign against the measure’s ban on domestic partner benefits. The Arizona result might seem to indicate that voters favor domestic partner benefits, yet even here the...
  • Angelides says he would sign gay marriage bill

    07/07/2006 3:29:03 PM PDT · by MikeA · 157 replies · 1,627+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/07/06 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides said Friday that if he unseats Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November he would sign a bill legalizing gay marriage in California. Angelides talked about the issue the day after New York's high court upheld that state's one-man, one-woman marriage laws and as a California appeals court prepared to consider whether a trial judge erred in declaring the state's marriage laws unconstitutional. "I would sign the marriage equality bill because I believe if we can get behind people to build a lasting relationship, that is a good thing," Angelides said at a news...
  • "Gay" Adoption:Letters Florida Bar News.(Lawyers misrepresenting danger,Only one view barf alert)

    05/01/2006 8:07:30 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 13 replies · 1,418+ views
    Florida Bar News Letters ^ | May 1, 2006 | Florida Bar
    May 1, 2006 Letters Gay Adoption A fair summary of the April 1 letter to the editor regarding gay adoption would be that foster children adopted by gay people are more vulnerable to sexual predators than children adopted by heterosexual parents. As attorneys, such a provocative and wholly unsupported statement should be troubling to us all. As a former police officer who now practices family law, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to the plight of abused children. The letter writer offers no evidence whatsoever of a nexus between the reaction of a child to the advances of a...
  • Judge Voids Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Nebraska

    05/12/2005 9:50:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 119 replies · 3,425+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LINCOLN, Neb., May 12 (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the measure interfered not only with the rights of gay couples but also with those of foster parents, adopted children and people in a variety of other living arrangements. The amendment to the state's Constitution, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, was passed overwhelmingly by the voters in November 2000. The Nebraska ruling is the first in which a federal court has struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage, and conservatives in the United...
  • On Gay Marriage: Right And Wrong Have No Compromise

    03/14/2005 8:59:37 PM PST · by DaveDay · 3 replies · 473+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | March 14, 2005 | Doug Wrenn
    The sage old adage reminds us that the two things we don't ever want to view being made is sausage and legislation. The older I get, the more I see why this is true. While watching portions of the taped public hearing on CT-N of the contentious gay marriage issue, I heard Chairman Mike Lawlor (Who previously referred to members of the Family Institute Of Connecticut as "Out of Town Extremists" on a recent WTNH Channel 8 news interview), asked the question, of (I believe) FIC Executive Director Brian Brown, if civil unions would be an adequate compromise to resolve...
  • FNC: California law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional

    03/14/2005 12:16:45 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 437 replies · 11,133+ views
    Fox News | March 14, 2005
  • ACLU Urges Washington Supreme Court To Uphold Marriage Equality (Commie Press Release Barf Alert!)

    03/09/2005 6:59:19 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 9 replies · 447+ views
    ACLU Urges Washington Supreme Court To Uphold Marriage Equality March 8, 2005 OLYMPIA, WA -- In a case filed on behalf of 11 couples across the state who wish to marry in Washington or to now have their marriage recognized under Washington law (Castle v. State), the American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Washington Supreme Court today to urge the court to uphold marriage equality for same-sex couples. Plaintiffs include a police officer, a firefighter, a banker, a nurse, a retired judge, a college professor, a business executive, and others. They reside in communities from Seattle to Spokane and...
  • Jeb Bush Speaks on Gay Unions

    11/10/2004 5:56:22 AM PST · by SmithPatterson · 25 replies · 750+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11-10-04 | Bob Mahlburg
    Bush speaks on gay unions By Bob Mahlburg Tallahassee Bureau November 10, 2004 TALLAHASSEE -- Republican Gov. Jeb Bush weighed in on the explosive issue of same sex marriage Tuesday, saying he might support a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage if the courts open the door to such unions in Florida. It was his strongest statement yet on the issue and came the same day that the Florida Baptist State Convention in Jacksonville unanimously agreed to seek a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Bush said he thinks the state's Defense...
  • Has the counterrevolution begun? Pat Buchanan says bill passed by House 'has explosive potential'

    07/28/2004 12:42:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 106 replies · 3,197+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 28, 2004 | Pat Buchanan
    Has Congress, after 50 years of seeing its power seized by the Supreme Court, begun at long last to recapture its lost constitutional rights? Don't laugh. It may just be about to happen. A day before Congress left town for a six-week vacation, the House passed the Marriage Protection Act 233 to 194. This bill would deny "all federal courts, including the Supreme Court, jurisdiction to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act." So reports the Washington Post. DOMA is the 1996 law that says no state need recognize same-sex unions established by other states. What the...
  • A first: Lesbian couple 'married' in Mass. to challenge federal Defense of Marriage Act

    07/20/2004 12:15:13 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 143 replies · 2,188+ views
    BP News ^ | 7/19/04 | Michael Foust
    In an historic lawsuit, a same-sex couple "married" in Massachusetts is expected to file a legal challenge July 20 against the federal Defense of Marriage Act. If successful, the lawsuit could result in all 50 states recognizing same-sex "marriage." Florida attorney Ellis Rubin is scheduled to file the lawsuit in a Tampa, Fla., federal court on behalf of Nancy Wilson and Paula Schoenwether, a lesbian couple who received a marriage license in Massachusetts July 2 and are suing to have it recognized in Florida, a spokesperson for Rubin told Baptist Press. Wilson is pastor of Trinity Metropolitan Community Church --...
  • LIBEL by New York Times (only "Bigots" oppose gay marriage, says judge)

    12/26/2003 9:49:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 33 replies · 343+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | 12/03 | Pawlick
    Excerpt 3 - Chapter 27 Gay Marriage Was a 3-3 Tie, with Marshall Casting Deciding Vote Everyone who disagrees with Margaret Marshall is a "prejudiced bigot," according to her. When Marshall wrote that in her opinion, was she including the three Associate Justices who say she had no right to do what she did? This was a 3-3 tie with Marshall casting the deciding vote. She had been unable to convince even her three most capable associates. They say she had no power to do what she did. No wonder she was so nervous at oral argument and is now...
  • Direct marketers endorse anti-spam laws

    10/24/2002 8:05:42 AM PDT · by steve-b · 3 replies · 163+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 22 October 2002 | Declan McCullagh
    Until now, the DMA has opposed the majority of anti-spam bills in Congress or offered only lukewarm support. But the ever-rising tide of junk e-mail has made the influential trade association rethink its stand. "Even legitimate business' messages are not being looked at because of the get-rich-quick schemes and pornography and so forth," Jerry Cerasale, the DMA's vice president for government affairs, said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon.... The DMA told the Senate Commerce committee in April 2001 that a law governing spam might not be objectionable if it overruled about 20 state laws currently on the books and...
  • Direct marketers want anti-spam laws (The Tide Is Turning Against "Spammers' Rights")

    10/21/2002 8:46:08 PM PDT · by Timesink · 5 replies · 206+ views
    CNET ^ | October 21, 2002 | Declan McCullagh
    Front Door | Entertainment & Media | Search | One Week View Direct marketers want anti-spam laws By Declan McCullaghStaff Writer, CNET News.comOctober 21, 2002, 3:48 PM PT The Direct Marketing Association said Monday that unsolicited e-mail has become so noxious that a federal anti-spam law is finally necessary. Until now, the DMA has opposed the majority of anti-spam bills in Congress or offered only lukewarm support. But the ever-rising tide of junk e-mail has made the influential trade association rethink its stand. "Even legitimate business' messages are not being looked at because of the get-rich-quick schemes and pornography and so forth," Jerry Cerasale,...