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  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE ROSIE O’DONNELL HOUSE OF HORRORS

    02/28/2015 4:25:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | February 26, 2015
    ROSIE O’DONNELL wrecked her marriage when she “went nuts” in a Thanksgiving Day tantrum fueled by booze and drugs! In a blockbuster world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER can reveal the untold story of Rosie’s relationship-ending meltdown, which left terrified wife Michelle Rounds locked in a bathroom and fearing for the safety of both herself and their 2-year-old daughter. Multiple sources have confirmed the shocking incident took place last November at Rosie’s home on Casey Key – north of Sarasota, Fla. – with raging Rosie throwing a holiday tantrum in front of Michelle’s visiting relatives!
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Republican sources tell BuzzFeed: Jeb Bush may be “evolving” on gay marriage

    02/26/2015 10:19:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    So clever of BuzzFeed to drop this today, with Bush set to sit down with Sean Hannity onstage at CPAC in 24 hours for Q&A. Think this story might come up? Think it’ll be talked about tonight at the local bars among conservatives already suspicious of Jeb’s ideological leanings? There’s more evidence here than I can fairly excerpt of how strongly Bush’s top advisors feel about this issue, so you’ll have to read the whole thing. Here’s the key bit, though: But inside Bush’s orbit, some believe his personal feelings on the subject may have evolved beyond his on-the-record statements....
  • Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell: A Church That Doesn't Support Gay Marriage Is 'Irrelevant'

    02/26/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/20/2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    Rob Bell, the widely popular and controversial former megachurch pastor, is now convinced that a church doesn’t support same-sex marriage will "continue to be even more irrelevant." Bell made the comments on an episode of Oprah Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday," where he appeared with his wife Kristen to talk about religion and spirituality. "One of the oldest aches in the bones of humanity is loneliness," Bell said. "Loneliness is not good for the world. Whoever you are, gay or straight, it is totally normal, natural and healthy to want someone to go through life with. It's central to our humanity....
  • Will Schick: Polygamy no crazier than monogamy

    02/26/2015 11:07:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Galesburg Register-Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Will Schick
    few weeks ago, Lindsay Graham asked Loretta Lynch an interesting question at her Senate confirmation hearings: “What is the legal difference between a ban on same sex marriage being unconstitutional, but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?" The question, understandably, took her by surprise. “Senator, I have not been involved in the argument or analysis of the cases that have gone before the Supreme Court, and I’m not comfortable undertaking legal analysis without having had the ability to review the relevant facts and the precedent there…but I look forward to continuing the discussions with you." No one takes the issue...
  • Rev. (Franklin) Graham: America is 'Morally Crumbling Within ... We Have Turned Our Back on God'

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Reverend Franklin Graham said he did not know whether President Barack Obama dislikes America, as “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani stated last week, but Graham said it is true that Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians,” denies the “religious freedoms” of those who oppose abortion and gay marriage, and added that our nation is “morally crumbling within” and that “we have turned our back on God.” “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he's not sure if President Obama really loves America,” said Rev. Graham in a...
  • Christian florist: Why I can’t agree to provide service to gay weddings [Watch Video]

    02/25/2015 6:51:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2015 | AllahPundit
    She’s soft-spoken, has 23 grandkids, professes love for the gay customer who tried to hire her for his wedding and helped him find another florist when she politely declined (it was Washington’s AG, not the customer, who filed the discrimination complaint against her), and stands to lose her business and possibly her home if the state keeps coming after her for this. There may be more sympathetic spokesmen for religious freedom out there but offhand I can’t imagine one. The polling on whether businesses should be required by law to cater to gay weddings is mixed, but I wonder...
  • Florist refuses attorney general’s options to settle lawsuit over same-sex weddings

    02/23/2015 7:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has offered florist Barronelle Stutzman a deal: She can cater to same-sex weddings or she can stop doing weddings altogether. Of course, there’s always a third option: She can go out of business. Ms. Stutzman, the 70-year-old owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, is opting for none of the above. “Your offer reveals that you don’t really understand me or what this conflict is all about,” Ms. Stutzman said in a letter to Mr. Ferguson. “It’s about freedom, not money. I certainly don’t relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything...
  • Message From a Pro Gay Marriage Heterosexual Republican

    02/23/2015 4:13:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 23, 2015 | Christian Caballero
    Fellow Republicans, you are sadly mistaken if you believe that the results of the November 2014 elections are a sign from the American people that the coast is clear to continue operating as you have in the past. You should not read into the results as predictive of the 2016 presidential elections. If you want to avoid a very short-lived honeymoon at the top you will have to govern in accordance with the realities that exist in America today. One of those realities is that the prohibition of gay marriage is a form of discrimination that our court system is...
  • How to Win the Christian Baker/Same-Sex Wedding Cake Debate

    02/23/2015 7:15:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    A homosexual couple goes into a known Christian bakery and asks for a wedding cake for a same-sex “marriage,” is refused and then files a government complaint or sues. “Intolerance! Bigotry! Equal access!” is the cry. Many Americans have read of such stories in the news. Often the attempted purchase is a set-up, with activist-minded individuals targeting bakers whom they know will decline the request and then be vulnerable to state persecution by zealous bureaucrats. It’s a new front in the war on faith, legitimate freedom and private property rights. Many point out that it constitutes an unprecedented trampling...
  • Wedding cakes and flowers used to ram Gay Marriage down our throats.

    02/22/2015 10:38:04 AM PST · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | walford
    Ultimately, this is about the government designating an Official Position on a social issue and using force to impose it as a minority on the rest of the population. When the Civil Rights laws were enacted during the '60s, it was determined that places of "public accommodation" could not discriminate based upon race, sex or age. These are groups into which people are born. Hence, to be permitted access to offer goods and services to the public, they are obligated to offer them to all of the public, regardless of which group one is born into. And there is no...
  • Lesbian Couple Says Michigan Doctor Refused To Treat Their Baby

    02/21/2015 6:59:22 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 107 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tracy Walsh
    Two Michigan parents said that a local doctor recently refused to see their six-day-old child because they are lesbians, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday... Jami and Krista Contreras said they made an appointment with pediatrician Vesna Roi at the advice of their midwife, according to television station WJBK. But when they brought their daughter for an appointment with the pediatrician, they said they were met by another doctor who told them that Roi would not treat a baby with two mothers, according to the Free Press. Roi sent a letter of apology to the parents, later acquired by the...
  • Livni Makes Campaign Promise of Gay Marriage

    02/21/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/15 | Nir Har-zahav, Ari Yashar
    Tzipi Livni, head of Hatnua and possible prime minister of Israel if her "Zionist camp" union with Labor wins in elections, after which there would be a rotation between her and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, made a campaign promise on Saturday of same-sex marriage. Livni was at a "Dreck" party at the Oman 17 club in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, where she was dancing with gay couples before taking the stage and the microphone. "Good evening Dreck. There's a chance that on March 20 (after elections - ed.) we'll come to celebrate the end of the period of darkness,...
  • Livni Makes Campaign Promise of Gay Marriage (Israel)

    02/21/2015 2:35:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:44 PM | Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar
    Tzipi Livni, head of Hatnua and possible prime minister of Israel if her “Zionist camp” union with Labor wins in elections, after which there would be a rotation between her and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, made a campaign promise on Saturday of same-sex marriage. Livni was at a “Dreck” party at the Oman 17 club in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, where she was dancing with gay couples before taking the stage and the microphone. “Good evening, Dreck. There’s a chance that on March 20 (after elections—ed.) we’ll come to celebrate the end of the period of darkness, racism and...
  • Judge Rules Against Grandma Florist For Refusing To Service Gay Wedding

    02/19/2015 6:48:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | Casey Harper
    A Washington grandmother and florist of 40 years who refused to service gay weddings because of her faith will now be forced to arrange flowers for gay ceremonies, a judge ruled Wednesday. On top of that, the woman, Barronelle Stutzman, will have to pay the legal penalties imposed by the judge as well as attorney’s fees. Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ruled in a summary judgement that Stutzman violated anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws. Ekstrom ruled that the gay couple could collect penalties not just from her business, but also from her personally, according to Alliance Defending Freedom,...
  • First Same-Sex Couple Married in Austin [TX]

    02/19/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies
    NPR via KUT ^ | 02/19/2015
    Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were married this morning in Austin. The county clerk issued the couple a same-sex marriage license based on a court order. The order, the county clerk's office confirms, will only apply to this one couple, one of whom is "medically fragile." [See the judge's order here.] "I am happily following the court order, but the court order only applies to this one couple," says Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. "And it is based on the idea that there are circumstances with this couple…one of them is medically fragile and they may not survive the...
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Battling the New Gnosticism (Catholic Caucus)

    02/11/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | February 11, 2015 | BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER
    (Bishop Schneider. Image Courtesy of Diane Korzeniewski) Editor’s Note: Following his strongly-worded interview with Polonia Christiana in the wake of the first part of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, we reached out to Bishop Athanasius Schneider to seek his guidance on concrete actions Catholics can take during this time of turmoil within the Church. We specifically requested his advice on what the faithful could do to resist heterodoxy and address the errors (or at least obfuscations) that seem to be issuing forth from some of the highest prelates in the Church. Though his counsel is brief, it is deeply...
  • Oregon Judge: Baker Who Ran Business Based on Her Christian Faith Discriminated Against Lesbians

    02/15/2015 11:45:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – An administrative law judge in Oregon has ruled against Melissa Klein’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a lesbian couple after Klein declined to make their wedding cake because of her biblical belief that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman. A hearing in March will now determine what fines will be levied against Klein for “damages” suffered by the lesbians. Attorneys for Klein, owner with her husband Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., had sought to have the case dismissed and to be awarded $200,000 in legal...
  • WHAT CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE DID IN ALABAMA

    02/15/2015 5:49:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 41 replies
    2/15/2014 | Self
    The elected Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is set to be a guest on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. I don't know what the spin from Wallace will be or from any discussion that will follow, but I did receive emails this week from a Roy Moore supporter. Considering the way the media spins things in a negative way towards those who take a stand against gay marriage, I think it appropriate to share what was being said by Justice Moore supporters. I frankly don't take a position on gay marriage other than it is part...
  • Editorial: A changing, improving morality

    02/14/2015 9:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | February 14, 2015 | The Editors
    America’s morality evolves constantly — and the rapid acceptance of same-sex marriage is a stunning example. Only a few years ago, the notion seemed unthinkable. During the 2008 presidential campaign, all candidates opposed it. Democrat Barack Obama declared then: “I am not in favor of gay marriage.” The 2012 Republican national platform called homosexual wedlock “an assault on the foundations of our society,” and demanded a constitutional amendment to outlaw it. However, morality turned upside-down swiftly. The tide for marriage equality rolled like a tsunami. Alabama just became the 37th state to legalize it. West Virginia stands among “yes” states....
  • Alabama Judges' Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 12:46:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 13, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. More than a dozen counties reversed course Friday and began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples in the wake Thursday's strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. By mid-day Friday, at least 35 of the state's 67 counties were complying.
  • Obama Is a Good BS'er, but He's a Terrible Liar

    02/13/2015 12:18:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    It's pretty simple. If you lie, lie about the right things. It's not difficult to imagine a pro-choice candidate winning the presidency. But imagine, if you can, a president whose position on abortion "evolves" after the election. Imagine this president advocating that all innocent human life is worth protecting. Imagine that she appoints judges to solidify her new pro-life attitude. And then imagine that the president's top adviser informs us that the president was a pro-lifer all along. I imagine that would be a pretty big story. Politicians break their promises and modify their positions all the time, of course....
  • Ted Cruz Is the First Possible 2016 Candidate Taking Action After Alabama Gay Marriage Case

    02/12/2015 10:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court rejected hearing Alabama’s appeal on gay marriage earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has taken the firmest stance of all potential Republican presidential candidate on the issue. Cruz introduced the State Marriage Defense Act just two days after the high court’s decision, which would allow states to decide on how to define marriage, rather than federal judges. While Republicans have long been the party supporting only traditional marriage, media reports have recently stressed how slow likely Republican 2016 presidential have been to speak out on the Alabama matter. The Supreme Court opted not to...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Believes The US Is Ready For Gay Marriage [Not Ready Judicial Dictatorship]

    02/12/2015 8:03:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | February 12, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Believes The US Is Ready For Gay Marriage US supreme court justice, expected to rule in favor of marriage equality in June, tells Bloomberg: ‘The rest of us recognized they are one of us’ US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also said Obamacare was a ‘giant step’ towards universal healthcare and will be a big part of the president’s legacy. Amanda Holpuch 12 February 2015 The US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she thinks the country is ready to accept a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, should the nation’s highest court decide...
  • Cruz bill defends states' rights against gay marriage

    02/12/2015 8:38:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 11 2015 03:52:17 PM CST | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Ted Cruz is again putting down a marker in defense of traditional marriage, introducing a bill aimed at protecting states' rights in the same-sex marriage debate.On Tuesday, Cruz re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would prevent the federal government from asserting its own definition of marriage on the states."Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state 'choices about who may be married,' the Obama administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage," Cruz said in a statement announcing the bill....
  • Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed

    02/11/2015 12:42:47 PM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed By Julio Severo Barack Obama “deceived” Pastor Rick Warren during the 2008 presidential election in an appearance at Warren’s Saddleback Church, where Obama said, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” David Axelrod, who served as a top White House adviser after helping Obama get elected, said Obama lied when he publicly stated his opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2008. In...
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    “Confession is good for the soul,” said Mark Twain, “but it’s bad for the reputation.” Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, “I’m just not very good at bull____ing.” Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was “a sacred union” between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warren’s question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that “God is in the mix.” Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. We’ve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....
  • Obama: I didn't mislead voters on gay marriage

    02/11/2015 2:11:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is denying a former top political adviser's contention that he intentionally deceived voters about his position on gay marriage in an interview published Wednesday. The president said David Axelrod, his former senior adviser, was “mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue” when he said Obama publicly backed civil unions rather than gay marriage because it was more politically palatable. “I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with...
  • Ted Cruz introduces bill to leave marriage to the states

    02/10/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 10, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on his colleagues to pass a bill that would make same sex marriage a state issue. Cruz, along with 11 other Republican senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act on Tuesday, which aims to allow states to adopt their own definitions of marriage and would block the federal government from applying its own definition of marriage onto states. “Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by...
  • Judge sets hearing for Thursday to resolve dispute over Mobile County marriage licenses

    02/10/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    AL.com ^ | 02/10/2015 | Brendan Kirby
    A federal judge in Mobile on Tuesday set a 1 p.m. hearing for Thursday to consider a request to order Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The marriage license office has been closed since Monday morning to all couples, gay and straight. Davis has sought "clarification" form the state Supreme Court of an administrative ordered issued Sunday by Chief Justice Roy Moore instructing probate judges not to complete with a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. Attorneys for a group of plaintiffs who could not get licenses on...
  • Marriage Equality Is Coming To America This June ("Gay Marriage")

    02/09/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | February 9, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    If there was any doubt left, Justice Clarence Thomas ended it on Monday morning. The United States Supreme Court will end discrimination against same-sex couples this June — and even justices who oppose the coming decision appear to know it’s going to happen. On Monday morning, Justice Clarence Thomas made explicit what had been growing apparent to observers for months: The court — at least a majority of the justices — has made up its mind on the issue of whether the U.S. Constitution bars states from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in marriage laws. In denying the...
  • Marquette Fires Traditional Professor

    02/09/2015 11:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Proving once again that tenure offers little protection to more conservative scholars, Marquette’s president recently fired a tenured professor who possessed a more traditional outlook. “On November 9, 2014, you chose to post on the Internet a story prompted by a secretly-taped conversation between a student and a graduate student instructor,” Marquette Dean Richard Holz wrote to Dr. John McAdams on January 30, 2015. “While you left the student’s name out of your post, and later insisted that his anonymity be protected, you posted without permission the graduate student instructor’s name, Ms. Cheryl Abate.” “In addition, you gave an account...
  • Chaos reigns in Alabama as same-sex couples seek marriage licenses

    02/09/2015 8:20:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    AL.com ^ | 02/09/2015 | Amy Yurkanin
    A Sunday night order from Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ordering probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples caused confusion at county courthouses this morning. Probate judges in several counties decided not to issue any marriage licenses at all - to same-sex or heterosexual couples. In some counties, including Butler County, Colbert County and Coosa County probate courts are taking marriage applications from all couples but not issuing licenses. In Coffee County, Jefferson County, Chilton County and Madison County, probate judges said they will issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay and straight, on Monday...
  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama

    02/09/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by alancarp · 163 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 2/9/2015 | AP
    Link only, due to AP source.
  • Breaking: SCOTUS denies stay; gay marriage is on in AL [only Thomas and Scalia dissent]

    02/09/2015 6:10:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    supremecourt.gov ^ | 02/09/2015 | SCOTUS
    Order at the link. Notably Alito and Roberts did not join the dissent.
  • Marquette Moves to Fire Professor who Said Students Should be Allowed to Oppose Gay Marriage

    02/08/2015 2:21:27 PM PST · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/8/15 | Aurelius
    Marquette University has begun the process to fire a tenured professor after he publicly said that students have the right to oppose gay marriage while in class, while also naming the professor who tried to ban it. In a letter to Dr. John McAdams, Marquette informed the professor that the "University is commencing the process to revoke your tenure and to dismiss you from the faculty. Marquette is taking this action after Dr. McAdams became aware that another professor, Cheryl Abbate, had banned a student from opposing gay marriage in her classroom. Parts of the incident were recorded secretly by...
  • Ted Cruz Is Wrong about Same Sex Marriage (Look at the source)

    02/06/2015 11:30:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 6, 2015 | Presley Sanderson - Campus Contributor
    Ted Cruz claims to be a “constitutionalist,” but expects us to believe that the issue of gay marriage should be left to “debate…in the legislative chambers.” In response to President Barack Obama’s comments about gay marriage in the State of the union, the Texas senator said: I think the proper place to debate those issues is in the legislative chambers. I’m a constitutionalist…From the beginning of this country, marriage has been a question of the states, and we should not have the federal government, or unelected judges, setting aside the policy judgment of the elected legislatures and imposing their own...
  • Gov. Snyder: Michigan will recognize about 300 gay marriages

    02/04/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 5:09 PM EST | David Eggert
    Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were quickly performed in the hours before an appeals court blocked a ruling legalizing the unions, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday. The Republican said he wouldn’t appeal a federal court’s ruling last month that required the state to recognize the marriages performed on March 22, 2014. The governor’s decision means the ruling takes effect Thursday and could affect the couples’ health insurance coverage, their ability to jointly adopt children and other state benefits. “The judge has determined that same-sex couples were legally married on that day, and we will follow the...
  • Bakers Who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for a Lesbian Couple Could Be Hit With a Massive Fine

    02/04/2015 2:42:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/04/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    It’s official: the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has found that Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian bakers who gained national attention after they refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, were guilty of discrimination — and could be forced to pay up to $150,000 in damages. “A Gresham bakery unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple by denying them full and equal access to a place of public accommodations,” read a statement released by the agency on Monday. The government has found the Kleins — owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa — guilty of...
  • Will Children of Gay Parents Sway the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

    02/04/2015 9:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/04/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing vote in the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming gay marriage decision, appeared to place a high value in how the Court will affect the children of gay parents. Some of those children are now telling Kennedy and the Court that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is harmful for children. During oral arguments for the 2013 gay marriage case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, Kennedy asked, "there is an immediate ... what could be a legal injury, and that's the voice of these children [of same-sex parents]. There are some 40,000 children in California ... that live...
  • Mike Huckabee: Gay Marriage Is Not a Political Issue Its a Biblical Issue

    02/02/2015 8:56:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/01/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who's expected to run for president in 2016, says gay marriage isn't a political issue, but a biblical issue. "This is not a political issue," Huckabee said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue — unless I get a new version of the Scriptures, it's really not my place to say, OK, I'm just going to evolve. It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that — I mean, we're not going to do that....
  • Academic Freedom @ Risk @ Marquette

    02/02/2015 8:55:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 31, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    To its undying credit, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has questioned whether the academic freedom of a Catholic professor at a Jesuit university was violated. “Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, has sought the assistance of the American Association of University Professors as a result of having been informed, by letter of December 16, 2014, that the university was suspending him with pay ‘until further notice’ from his teaching responsibilities ‘and all other faculty activities’ and banning him from campus,” Gregory F. Scholtz of the AAUP wrote in a letter to Marquette’s president....
  • Is same-sex marriage constitutional?

    02/02/2015 8:20:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/02/2015 | David New
    The Supreme Court will soon decide one of the great issues of our time. Is same-sex marriage protected by the U.S. Constitution? Most federal courts have said that it is. But last November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said ‘no.’ They said the issue of same-sex marriage belongs to the states. Their decision created a conflict within the federal circuit courts which convinced the Supreme Court that they will have to decide the issue. When the Supreme Court announced their decision to hear the case, they asked the opposing parties to argue two important questions. First,...
  • Huckabee compares gay marriage to alcohol, profanity

    02/01/2015 11:08:02 AM PST · by DannyTN · 38 replies
    Juno.news.com ^ | 2/1/2015 | PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity — options he says are appealing to others but not to him. ... "Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera. It's not my cup of tea. I would like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of views without screaming, shouting and wanting to shut their businesses down." ...
  • Christian Activist Denies Asking Colorado Bakery to Make 'God Hates Gays' Cake

    01/31/2015 10:49:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Christian activist who filed a complaint against a Colorado bakery for refusing to make two cakes protesting against homosexuality has denied asking for the confections to include the phrase "God hates gays." Recently Azucar Bakery of Denver had a complaint filed against them before the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies for refusing to make the cakes. Bill Jack, founder of the Christian group Worldview Academy and the one who filed the complaint, told The Christian Post that he never wanted the phrase "God hates gays" put on any of the cakes he requested. "I requested...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • GOP Senator asks Loretta Lynch: "Why is Gay marriage OK, but Polygamy isn't?"

    01/29/2015 6:46:13 AM PST · by Din Maker · 69 replies
    During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope argument often made against the marriage equality movement by inquiring what the legal difference is between marriage of same-sex couples and that of three or more people. 'What is the legal difference between a state -- a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?" he inquired at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. "Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the Constitution and the other not?" Lynch, who is the current...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Why I’m Jittery About SCOTUS On Marriage

    01/28/2015 6:26:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Dish ^ | January 22, 2015 | Andrew Sullivan
    I was too sick to grapple with the recently revealed fact that the Supreme Court is going to decide some foundational issues with respect to marriage equality this spring and summer. And maybe because I’ve spent so long worrying about a premature decision that I cannot quite believe that the Fourteenth Amendment will find one more minority to protect. The power of the language and arguments in the Windsor decision would be very hard to take back, and with 36 states now offering marriage equality, the ruling would not be another Roe (there’s already a budding national majority for equal...
  • Mormon Church: We Vow to Fight for LGBT Rights, but Don't Trample Our Religious Freedom

    01/28/2015 6:39:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced Tuesday it would back legal efforts to protect LGBT people from discrimination along with religious freedom protections. This middle ground approach is consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ, church leaders said. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, called the effort "well-intentioned but naive." LDS leaders acknowledged that the LGBT community has faced discrimination and violence against them. LGBT people should be protected from discrimination in housing, employment and other places where discrimination exists, they said, but religious...