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  • No fine for Oregon baker who refused service to gay couple

    03/21/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 20 March 2013 | Linda Thomas
    After all the fuss about an Oregon baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, the state says there is "not an investigation into this issue." The dispute involves a Portland woman, her fiancee and fiancee's mother. In February, the mom and one of the brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, who runs the bakery with his wife, says same-sex marriage goes against his Christian faith so he would not make a wedding cake for the couple. After that, the small bakery gained international attention with...
  • Senator Rob Portman's Homosexual Descent

    03/20/2013 6:13:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    New American ^ | 3-20-13 | Selwyn Duke
    In another case in the annals of conservative "adaptation" to yesterday's liberal innovation, Ohio Republican senator Rob Portman has just announced that he now supports faux marriage. The change was motivated, he said, by his son having come out to him and his wife as a homosexual. Well, it's a good thing his son didn't announce that he was involved in bestiality. Talk about a pandering parent. We can also talk here about letting your personal life influence your public policy. If I were a statesman and learned that a child of mine were hooked on cocaine or had joined...
  • CA: Politics, chicken welcome Chick-fil-A to its new San Jose location

    08/23/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 August 2012 | Molly Vorwerck
    Chicken was in high demand Thursday in the Bay Area, as San Jose's first Chick-fil-A restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Located on the corner of First Street and Headquarters Drive, the store marks the fast food chain's first stand-alone restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Before this one, the closest Chick-fil-A was in Fairfield, and many years ago there was a location in the Sunnyvale Town Center shopping center. The chain intends to open another Bay Area franchise in Walnut Creek in October. Not even a sprinkle of protesters, rallying against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage statements, could darken...
  • Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger gets a rough welcome in southern Utah

    06/13/2012 10:27:48 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Although Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the Republican presidential nomination and all of his serious challengers have conceded the race, presidential candidate Fred Karger is still out on the trail campaigning. Karger, a gay Republican running an issues-based campaign to change attitudes within the GOP about same-sex marriage, took his efforts last week to Utah, which holds the nation's last primary election, on June 26. Karger spent four days in the state, meeting with local Republican leaders and urging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to stop funding efforts against gay marriage. (Prior to launching his presidential...
  • Praising the play while ignoring the performance: Obama’s misguided support for gay ‘marriage’

    05/23/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-22-12 | Donald DeMarco
    May 22, 2012 ( - The May 11, 2012 editorial of the Toronto Star offers high praise for President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. The editor credits the U.S. president with showing “rare courage,” while at the same time advancing the cause for “civil rights.” In approving the legalization of marriage between a man and a man, and a woman and a woman, according to the editorial, Obama is affirming the “full humanity of gays and lesbians.” He is “weighing in on the side of compassion, inclusion and equal rights for all.” How could millennia of diverse cultures, until recently,...
  • Suze Orman: If You Know A Gay Person, Vote For Obama [VIDEO]

    05/15/2012 10:22:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Jane Dough ^ | May 14, 2012 | Amy Tennery
    Suze Orman, personal finance guru and Chancellor Of Extremely Tough Love, stopped by The View today for a wide-ranging discussion that included, unsurprisingly, a conversation about President Obama’s recent announcement in support of gay marriage. Orman, herself openly gay and happily married, shared her reaction to Obama’s statement — and gave an emotional plea for more support for gay marriage. The segment, of course, was not without some awkward moments. The worst of which, perhaps, was when Barbara Walters choked out the sentence “you are married to your [insert 5-second pause here] wife?” with the same tone with which someone...
  • The real news today: Obama was always for faux marriage

    05/13/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-12-12 | Selwyn Duke
    So another mask has dropped. Barack Obama made history Wednesday in becoming the first president to announce support for faux marriage. And on January 20th, 2009 he made history in becoming the first president who supports faux marriage.
  • San Diego Mayor Says Gay Marriage Views Changed

    01/19/2010 1:03:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/19/10 | Lisa Leff
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his daughters was a lesbian. Mayor Jerry Sanders took the witness stand on behalf of two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8... "I had been prejudiced," he said. "I was saying one group of people did not deserve the same respect, did not deserve the same symbolism of marriage, and I was saying their marriages were less important than those of heterosexuals."... Sanders, a Republican, now believes it's in the interest of government to support same-sex marriage. A former police...
  • Maine Becomes Fifth US State to Approve Gay Marriage

    05/06/2009 4:52:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 2,353+ views
    The governor of Maine on Wednesday signed a law making the northeastern US state the fifth to allow gays to marry. Governor John Baldacci, a Democrat, signed the law after the upper chamber in the state legislature voted 21 to 13 in favour. "In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions," Baldacci said in a statement on his website. "I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage." Maine joined its fellow New...
  • D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

    05/05/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 95 replies · 5,074+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 5., 2009 | Tim Craig
    Washington Post reporter Tim Craig relays that the D.C. Council has voted 13-0, without debate, to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Watch D.C. Wire for updates.
  • Justus takes bus to Iowa where same-sex marriage is legal to marry partner (Missouri State Senator)

    05/03/2009 7:27:57 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 33 replies · 2,096+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 3, 2009 | Steve Kraske
    Missouri state Sen. Jolie Justus of Kansas City on Friday boarded a bus for Iowa where same-sex marriage is legal to wed her partner of nearly two years, the Democratic senator said Sunday. Justus said she married Shonda Garrison of mid-Missouri at a ceremony in Iowa City. The two were one of 17 couples mostly from the St. Louis area that took advantage of the recent Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State. Missouri does not recognize same-sex marriages, meaning that the marriage carries no legal weight back home in Kansas City. The couples boarded a...
  • Democrats: Opportunity as gay marriage acceptance grows

    05/02/2009 3:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,471+ views
    Gay marriage legalization in several states and the public's growing acceptance of same-sex unions have Democrats sensing political opportunity and some Republicans re-evaluating their party's hard-line opposition to an issue that long has rallied its base. In recent weeks, Vermont and Iowa have legalized same-sex marriage, while New York, Maine and New Hampshire have taken steps in that direction. Polls show younger Americans are far are more tolerant on the issue than are older generations. For now at least, the public is much more focused on the troubled economy and two wars than on social issues. In addition, over the...
  • Same-sex couples across Iowa apply to marry

    04/27/2009 11:19:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies · 1,491+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | April 27, 2009 | AMY LORENTZEN
    Same-sex couples began applying for marriage licenses at government offices across Iowa on Monday, and several couples quickly tied the knot in ceremonies in Des Moines. Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe were declared "legally married" by pastor Peg Esperanaza during a ceremony in front of Polk County administrative offices in Des Moines. It didn't take long before they were referring to one another as "wife." "It's not very romantic is it?" Melisa Keeton joked, referring to the location of the ceremony and the media attention. The couple was allowed to wed after getting a judge to waive the state's three-day...
  • Why Meghan McCain Is Right

    04/21/2009 9:18:48 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 68 replies · 1,739+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 21 | Jazz Shaw
    Meghan McCain, whose father apparently ran for some political office at one time, certainly knows how to attract attention. Unfortunately, at least among doctrinaire Republicans, it’s generally of the wrong sort. Her most recent outing was a speech delivered to the Log Cabin Republicans’ 2009 convention. In an occasionally rambling but hopeful address, Ms. McCain drew fire from the punditry for daring to give voice to an ugly truth which many party loyalists would rather not contemplate: if the ideological purists of the GOP — particularly the social conservatives — wish to thin the herd by driving all the RINOs...
  • Miss California: "It wasn't about being politically correct but Biblically correct."

    04/21/2009 8:57:17 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 50 replies · 2,478+ views
    Check out the video on the Today show of Miss California, Carrie Prejean, claiming it wasn't about being politically correct but "biblically correct." She said it goes against what she stands for. She said she wouldn't change a thing and that she has a purpose and knows now she can go out to young people about standing out for what you believe in and stand up for what you believe in for anyone or anything even if it is for the crown of Miss USA.
  • Carrie Prejean Says Answer to Gay Marriage Question Cost Her Miss USA Crown

    04/20/2009 4:14:16 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 5,066+ views
    foxnews ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009
    Miss California is not backing down from the answer regarding gay marriage she gave on Sunday night's Miss USA telecast. Carrie Prejean told that she had "no regrets" and was happy with the answer she gave when a Miss USA judge, the gossip blogger Perez Hilton, asked about her stance on same-sex marriage. "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," she said on the live broadcast. "No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
  • Giuliani suddenly decides gay marriage is bad or something

    04/20/2009 6:01:32 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies · 933+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 20, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mind you, this is a guy who’s not only been divorced twice but who used to live with a gay couple.
  • Most New Yorkers Favor Gay Marriage, New Poll Finds

    04/20/2009 6:59:33 PM PDT · by steve-b · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/20/09 | Tom Precious
    A majority of New Yorkers favor a measure pending in the State Senate to legalize gay marriages in the state, a new poll has found. By a margin of 53 percent to 39 percent, respondents to the Siena College Research Institute poll believe the Senate should pass a measure introduced by Gov. David A. Paterson to let gays marry. Eight percent were unsure or had no opinion....
  • Reagan Republicans Know Meghan McCain Is Wrong About Gays

    04/20/2009 2:16:44 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 36 replies · 1,086+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | April 20, 2009 04:32 PM ET | By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
    Say what you want about Meghan McCain, the girl knows how to grab a headline. Speaking Saturday to the Log Cabin Republicans, McCain pronounced her belief that the GOP is too far behind the times to be relevant to the American electorate. "I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes," the 23-year-old McCain said. "There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being 'more' conservative. Worse, there are those who think we can win by changing nothing at all about what our party has become. They just want to wait...
  • Gay Episcopal bishop says civil and religious marriage should be separate

    04/19/2009 5:46:29 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 39 replies · 1,049+ views
    LAT ^ | Apr 19, 2009 | N/A
    The first openly gay Episcopal bishop told a Studio City gathering today that the church should begin mending divisions over the issue of same-sex marriage by getting out of the civil marriage business altogether. During a visit to St. Michael & All Angels Church this morning, the Rev. V. Eugene Robinson said he favored the system used in France and other parts of Europe in which civil marriage – performed by government officials – is completely separate from religious vows. In the U.S., the civil and religious ceremonies are often combined with the cleric signing the government marriage license. "In...
  • McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

    04/19/2009 8:07:15 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 73 replies · 1,386+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/2009
    John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage. Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans -- a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans. He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to endorse civil unions and stop using the Bible as rationale for gay-marriage opposition. "If you put public policy issues to a religious test, you risk becoming a religious...
  • Gay Activist Desecrates Bible - (Where's the media?)

    04/19/2009 6:39:56 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 25 replies · 1,040+ views
    Foxnation ^ | April 19, 2009 | Foxnation
    For some reason something can happen to the Koran and everyone's all up in arms... Here's a homo-Same sex marriage activist desecrating the Bible. (Follow the link for video).Where's the national media???
  • William Murchison: The fantasy of gay 'marriage'

    04/19/2009 6:39:01 AM PDT · by billorites · 27 replies · 1,405+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | April 19, 2009 | William Murchison
    You really can't have "gay marriage," you know, irrespective of what a court or a legislature may say. You can have something some people call gay marriage, because to them the idea sounds worthy and necessary, but to say a thing is other than it is, is to stand reality on its head, hoping to shake out its pockets. Such is the supposed effect of the Iowa Supreme Court's declaration this month that gays and heterosexuals enjoy equal rights to marital bliss. Nope. They don't and won't, even if liberal Vermont follows Iowa's lead. The human race -- sorry ladies,...
  • Operation Marriage Chaos: Woman "Married" to Berlin Wall for 29 Years

    04/18/2009 10:42:13 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies · 698+ views
    A friend alerts us to a woman clearly ahead of her time. According to the Telegraph, a Mrs. Berliner-Mauer, of Sweden, recently revealed that she "tied the knot" with the famous wall while visiting Berlin in 1979. The blissful creature-to-creature ceremony was conducted "before a handful of guests." Clearly biased in its reporting, however, the Telegraph castigates the woman as having a "bizarre fetish for inanimate objects." Objectum-Sexuality, to be regressively clinical. But please: Bizarre? What's truly bizarre is the newspaper's own embrace of Objectosexophobia. Shame! Shame on all objectosexophobists! No doubt "wall friendly" New York and California stand ready...
  • Homosexual agenda 'tramples' religious freedom

    04/17/2009 11:03:49 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 5 replies · 531+ views
    One News Now ^ | April 17, 2009 | Pete Chagnon
    A pro-family leader says it will only be a matter of time before Vermont's homosexual "marriage" law will be challenged in court. Vermont's new law allowing homosexuals to "marry" contains strong religious exemptions. It states that members of the clergy are not required to "solemnize any marriage" and that the refusal to do so "shall not create any civil claim or cause of action." The law also states that any religious organization within the state will be exempt from providing goods, services, and benefits if those items are requested as part of a solemnization or celebration of a marriage that...
  • McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

    04/17/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 333 replies · 6,926+ views
    McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party' Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights. Friday, April 17, 2009 John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage. Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans -- a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans. He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to...
  • NY Governor Introduces Bill To Allow Gay Marriage

    04/16/2009 8:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 633+ views
    Gov. David Paterson introduced a bill Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, comparing the effort to the fight for the abolition of slavery. Paterson, whose job approval rating has plunged below 30 percent, is making a political gamble that he can ride the momentum of other states that have recently allowed the practice, and it's unclear how the legislation will play in New York. The proposal is the same bill the Democratic-controlled state Assembly passed in 2007 before it died in the Senate, where the Republican majority kept it from going to a vote. Democrats now control the...
  • Ex-McCain aide to call for gay marriage support [Steve Schmidt] [says is a God-given right]

    04/16/2009 7:05:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 165 replies · 3,046+ views
    Washington (CNN) - Steve Schmidt, a key architect of John McCain's presidential campaign, is making his first public return to Washington a bold one. Schmidt will use a speech Friday to Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to urge conservative Republicans to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage, CNN has learned. "There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Schmidt will say, according to speech excerpts obtained by CNN. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."
  • The politics of gay bashing

    04/15/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 644+ views ^ | April 12, 2009 | By D. Allan Kerr
    Here across the northeast tip of the United States, where we pride ourselves in like-it-or-stick-it Yankee independence, individuals are toiling to extend marriage equality to the homosexual community. This week, somewhat shockingly, they achieved success in Vermont. Now we will see if Maine and New Hampshire can squash the serpent of fear as well. If I hadn't already chosen a side in this debate, the comments I've heard in recent weeks from opponents of the three bills would have been enough to make me an entrenched defender of the proposals. When the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last month...
  • Governor Paterson Coerced by Gay Mafia

    04/16/2009 10:04:22 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 11 replies · 755+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 4/16/09 | Reginald Cunningham III
    ALBANY, NY - New York Governor David Paterson is introducing legislation today which would promote same-sex marriages in the state. Political insiders believe he is being pressured to do so by the Gay Mafia, based out of New York’s Fashion District. The Gay Mafia, or the Velvet Hand, has been a force in New York politics since the 1970’s. Originally founded in the back rooms of Studio 54, they are now the “Pink Power Brokers” who run New York’s Fashion and Theater districts.
  • McCains lend a hand to gay Republican group

    04/16/2009 2:35:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,069+ views
    (CNN) – Log Cabin Republicans are getting some support from the McCain family. Cindy and Meghan McCain will make an appearance at the gay rights organization's four day convention in Washington, which kicks off Thursday night. "Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart," Meghan McCain, a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, wrote in the Daily Beast this week. "If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to get past our anti-gay rhetoric." Steve Schmidt, former senior...
  • (New York) Governor to Submit Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

    04/15/2009 4:41:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 860+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Gov. David A. Paterson plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to make marriage between same-sex couples legal in New York, advancing his push for greater rights for gay men and lesbians, at a time when other states have done so. Mr. Paterson’s plans represent the most public effort yet by the governor, who has been a consistent supporter of gay rights, to position himself and New York at the crest of a broadening national movement. The move allows him to lead on an issue that could prove defining in his governorship, which has so far been marked by political...
  • Tony Blair Tells The Pope: You're Wrong On Homosexuality

    04/07/2009 6:47:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 2,698+ views
    London Times ^ | April 07, 2009
    From The Times April 8, 2009 Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent Tony Blair has challenged the “entrenched” attitudes of the Pope on homosexuality, and argued that it is time for him to “rethink” his views. Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, the former Prime Minister, himself now a Roman Catholic, said that he wanted to urge religious figures everywhere to reinterpret their religious texts to see them as metaphorical, not literal, and suggested that in time this would make all religious groups accept gay people as equals. Asked about the Pope’s stance,...
  • (Culture War Rages On): California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

    09/09/2008 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies · 413+ views ^ | September 08, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    QUEERLY BELOVED California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage Posted: September 08, 2008 9:05 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2008 WorldNetDaily ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California. That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses. Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif., was alarmed to find the state now rejects the traditional terms after he officiated his first marriage ceremony last week following the California Supreme Court decision...