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  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • President Obama's Thought Process On Supporting Gay Marriage (pic)

    05/14/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Based on Newsweek's latest cover... 
  • Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions [but NOT gay marriage]

    05/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tucker Reals
    A new CBS News/New York Times Poll shows a solid majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples - though not necessarily through the official act of marriage - and the number of people who do support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples is significantly higher among younger generations. Overall, 38 percent of those who responded to the survey said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, just like any other couple. Another 24 percent said civil unions should be used to grant same-sex couples legal rights similar to male-female partnerships. Combined, that means 62 percent -...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • On Marriage, ("First Gay President") Obama Tried to Limit Risk

    05/13/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/13/2012 | By PETER BAKER and RACHEL L. SWARNS
    About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself. He had struggled with the decision, he said, but had come to believe it was the right one. The ministers, though, were not all as enthusiastic. A vocal few made it clear that the president’s stand on gay marriage might make it difficult for them to support his re-election. “They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position,” said the Rev. Delman Coates, the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church...
  • Gay Marriage and Facebook (Vanity)

    05/13/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Sporke · 46 replies
    Sporke
    I never post on Free Republic, although I come here everyday, but something has been bothering me and I'm not exactly sure how to handle it. Ever since his holiness obama has made his gay marriage proclamation, my facebook feed has been inundated by posts from my gay friends about it. I haven't responded to any of the posts, because I know it would be go over well. None of my friends responses by others has been anything except positive (from the gay point of view). I'm smart enough to know that not everyone believes in gay marriage, and the...
  • Captains Courageous: We the people want our leaders to lead (She loves Bam's gay move)

    05/13/2012 6:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, Newsweek and Daily Beast
    I’m told that Obama seemed “almost giddy” after coming out with his milestone pronouncement in favor of gay marriage. The sheer relief of not being suffocated by hairsplitting political calculus and gamed-out spin control was a moment of moral liberation—not just for Obama but for America. On a less exalted level, it hasn’t hurt Obama’s campaign war chest either. “Yes we can” supporters who’d long lost hope of seeing any audacity from this hyperrational president are opening their checkbooks with fresh abandon. (Let’s raise a cheer here for perennially ridiculed Joe Biden. Some flubs are self-defining, and this one was...
  • Is Barack Obama Using Republican Political Techniques to Run Against Romney?

    05/13/2012 6:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 13, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief
    Is Barack Obama using the “Republican playbook” to run against Mitt Romney? The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman thinks he is and outlines why in fascinating piece. I agree with him but have two other thoughts as well as we head into Election 2012. Here are some chunks from Fineman’s post, but it needs to be read in full. His intro: As he tries to become only the second Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win reelection, Barack Obama is adopting much of the strategic playbook Republicans have developed and used for 40 years. Of course, on the core substance of...
  • Obama's gay marriage endorsement could unite right, social conservatives claim

    05/13/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KDFW-TV / Fox News ^ | May 13, 2012
    Prominent social conservatives are claiming that President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage could be the fuel Mitt Romney needs to unite the right in November. Rick Santorum, the former Republican presidential candidate, is on record urging Romney to use this "potent weapon" against the president in the general election. And Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Sunday called the president's announcement a "missing piece of intensity" for the presumptive GOP nominee. Though gay marriage was not an issue that factored prominently into the 2012 election season until last Wednesday, when the president made his historic announcement, the clear...
  • Newsweek names Obama 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT · by aruanan · 53 replies
    MAILOnline ^ | 13 May 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In a gutsy move, Newsweek has released the cover of their next issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'. The news-magazine, which hits stands Monday, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself. Tina Brown, who heads the magazine and it's sister website The Daily Beast, is known for her appreciation of controversial covers to help boost public interest and sales. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-13-12 (Anger Over Newsweek 'First Gay President' Cover)

    05/13/2012 1:06:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 13, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Newsweek featured Barack Obama on the cover with a rainbow halo over his head with the title: "First Gay President." And now the DUmmies are angry because of the effect that cover will have on the election this year. I don't think Tina Brown was doing The One any favors when she chose that Newsweek cover. My thought is that the Newsweek folks and many other media liberals live in an insulated bubble which prevents them from seeing the damage that cover can do to the Bamster. However, many DUmmies are worried about this as well as ANGRY at...
  • Black pastors react to Obama's same-sex marriage stance

    05/13/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WFMZ-TV / CNN ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger...
  • Newsweek Obama Cover: 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president. Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.
  • NYT: Harming the Troops (GOP House Meanies won't let homosexuals marry on DoD installations)

    05/13/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2012 | The Editors
    Republican lawmakers love to say they are protective of religious freedom and supportive of the military. Last week, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee passed two measures that undermine both in an effort to deny equal rights to gay men and lesbians. It was particularly disturbing to see this implacable campaign of intolerance at work during a week in which President Obama announced his support for the expansion of the right to marry to all Americans. Just hours after Mr. Obama tried to lead the nation forward, the House Armed Services Committee was turning the clock back. On a...
  • How low, Obama can go... Using the JudeaChristian 'Golden Rule' to promote Gay "marriage"?

    05/13/2012 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Milagros · 20 replies
    How low, Obama can go... Using the JudeaChristian 'Golden Rule' to promote Gay "marriage"? Mr. Obama on Wednesday cited his Christian faith as a driving force behind the "evolution" of his thinking on gay marriage. "When we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it's also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated," Mr. Obama told ABC News' Robin Roberts on Wednesday.Washington Times - May 10, 2012 It's also horrific how Chris Mathews today like other lib....
  • The Martyred Obama

    05/13/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 10 replies
    We all know that Obama re-evolved to his 1996 stance in favor of gay marriage. We also all know that he came out for gay marriage again 12 years later (with a slight devolutionary back-step in 2008 when he felt marriage was a man-woman thing ). We also all know that he did it pure and simple for the money and donors. One out of six of his bundlers are homosexual. I happen to think that Obama knows that coming out openly for gay marriage puts the lid on his election chances. But I also think that after the West...
  • PICKET: Politicizing the useless anti-bullying agenda

    05/11/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT · by paltz · 4 replies
    The biggest ally of any school bully is our federal government. It is amusing to see the Obama campaign pounce on a questionable 47 year-old story of a young Mitt Romney supposedly “bullying” a high school classmate. This story is especially suspicious given its timing, since President Obama just publicly supported marriage for same-sex couples.
  • Rick Santorum's Endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney

    05/12/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 30 replies
    ricksantorum.com ^ | Rick Santorum
    But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it...
  • Bristol Palin Has A Bone To Pick With Obama Over Gay Marriage

    05/11/2012 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 11, 2012
    May 11, 2012 Bristol Palin Has A Bone To Pick With Obama Over Gay Marriage Bristol Palin, the 21-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has another bone to pick with President Obama. The former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant chastised the president for allowing his young daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13, to influence his stance on gay marriage. In an exclusive interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Obama said that his daughters “have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.” “There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking...
  • Gay marriage shift gives Obama fundraising boost

    05/11/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/11/12 | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama has seen an uptick in fundraising since he announced his shift on gay marriage, with some Democratic rainmakers citing renewed interest from gay and lesbian donors who had been urging the president to clarify his stance on the divisive social issue. "The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke — people calling saying `Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,'" said Robert Zimmerman, a Long Island, N.Y., Obama bundler. "People I've been seeking out for campaign support for months have been calling me...
  • The Antietam of the Culture War [One More SC Justice Needed To Make Gay Marriage Constitutional]

    05/11/2012 10:12:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 11, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Antietam of the Culture War by Patrick J. Buchanan 05/11/2012 It took Joe Biden's public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out. But after Joe told David Gregory of "Meet the Press" he was "absolutely comfortable" with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could not maintain his credibility with the cultural elite if he stuck with the biblical view that God ordained marriage as solely between a man and woman. The biblical view had to go. Obama had to move, or look like a malingerer in secularism's next great moral advance into post-Christian America. Consider. Obama had an appearance coming...
  • Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)

    05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plankBy Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET The Democrats’ top leader in Congress said Thursday that the party’s platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage. “The president’s in favor of it — I’m sure it will be [included],” said Reid. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September. Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He...
  • The Answer is Civil Unions…There. Now, Shut Up. (Surprise BARF alert!)

    05/11/2012 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 24 replies
    Thecollegeconservative.com ^ | 5-11-12 | Tanner Salyers
    “With liberty and justice for all…unless you’re gay.” I’ll say it. Might even be one of the few conservatives that will openly cede that homosexuals are discriminated against in America, and it’s truly a shame. Rights granted to us under the Constitution are not meant to be selectively issued. As much as I believe in state’s rights, I do not believe it is a inherent right of a group of people to collectively restrict the rights of another group of people. The problem with the anti-gay marriage argument is that no matter the route you take it, it seems to...
  • Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays

    05/11/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2012 | ERRIN HAINES and JESSE WASHINGTON
    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an "Obama 2012" placard and another that reads "We've Got His Back." If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: "Look, man — by any means necessary."
  • Sen. Rand Paul mocks Obama, says his views couldn't 'get any gayer’

    05/13/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/12/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) on Saturday blasted President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage, mocking the president's claim that the announcement was the result of years of personal reflection. “Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure his views on marriage could get any gayer,” said Paul, in remarks to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner, first reported by the Des Moines Register. "It did kind of bother me though that he used the justification for it in a biblical reference," Paul continued. "He said the biblical golden rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I'm like...
  • Gay Marriage Will Make Mother’s Day Quite Perplexing

    05/13/2012 6:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2012 | Doug Giles
    I think I speak for most heterosexual males when I say I’m not homophobic but chick-o-centric. Let’s keep it positive, okay? It’s not that we dislike gays … it’s just that we really like girls. It seems no matter how long we spend in PC rehab compliantly undergoing the most stringent psychotherapy to rid ourselves of our knee-jerk to your mate choice, the simple fact is that heterosexual guys don’t “get” gays. Heck, we don’t understand women. What makes you think we’ll ever understand a man who doesn’t like women yet acts like Richard Simmons? You just rifled right over...
  • Is "Gay Week" Finally Over?

    05/13/2012 6:11:40 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 6 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/13/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    I know that in the media every week is "Gay Week," but the past seven days have been non stop gay agenda lobbying from the President to the lowly Saturday Night Live program, which featured several homocentric skits, the worse of all, a faux musical, where pant dropping Will Ferrel and others sang about giving themselves sexual gratification (I can't bear to say how). This was after the beginning of the show when Ferrell kissed and sang to his mother who was in the audience. Proud mother, not. Just a special treat for Mothers Day in Ferrell's mind. Vice President...
  • Gay unions a 'risk to kids', say doctors [AU]

    05/13/2012 6:10:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 13, 2012 | Brigid O'Connell
    Victoria's deputy chief psychiatrist joined forces with doctors lobbying the Federal Government to ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-two Victorian GPs, anaesthetists, obstetricians, palliative care specialists and psychiatrists, including Prof Kuravilla George, have joined 150 colleagues interstate to argue gay marriage poses a health risk to society. In a letter to the Senate's inquiry into marriage equality, the group wrote that it was "important for the future health of our nation" to retain the definition of marriage as being between a man and woman. "We submit the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and...
  • Author reveals Obama love letters

    05/02/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2012 | Johnathan Easley
    In a new book called Barack Obama: The Story, author David Maraniss publishes diary entries and correspondence between the president, then in his early 20s, and two ex-girlfriends, providing new insight into Obama’s life in New York City while at Columbia University.
  • Why it matters that Obama dated a composite and ate a dog

    05/03/2012 6:08:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    (London) Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    There was a brief media firestorm yesterday when Vanity Fair broke the news that Obama’s famous “New York girlfriend” was a fiction. She appears in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, described in some detail by her appearance, voice and mannerisms. But a new biography of Obama – with an excerpt published in Vanity Fair – “reveals” that she was actually an amalgam of several different women. Politico immediately ran with “Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite” and Drudge headlined with “Obama Admits Fabricating Girlfriend in a Memoir.” Coming hot on the heels of the news that the...
  • Obama To Supporters After Gay Marriage Flip: Donate To My Campaign “If You Agree"

    05/09/2012 9:38:11 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 10 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 9, 2012 | Zip
    Shameless.Via email: From: Barack ObamaSubject: MarriageDate: May 9, 2012 8:04:43 PM EDTDrew —Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:http://my.barackobama.com/MarriageI’ve always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution.But...
  • North Carolina's Democratic drama (RATS have a rough week)

    05/13/2012 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    North Carolina's Democratic dramaBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 5/12/12 11:46 PM EDT It's been a rough week for North Carolina Democrats. First there was Tuesday's passage of the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Then, as a result, there were calls from gay rights activists to move the Democratic National Convention out of Charlotte. On Friday, Gov. Bev Perdue said her state looked like Mississippi as a result of the gay marriage vote -- and she didn't mean it as a compliment. All the while, the state's former senator, John Edwards, was on trial in Greensboro. And just when it looked...
  • Vulnerable Democratic senators balk at Obama's gay marriage endorsement

    05/13/2012 4:49:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2012 | By Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats facing difficult reelections are breaking with President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, a sign the issue is politically dangerous in battleground states. Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.), the two most vulnerable Democratic senators, have declined to endorse Obama’s call for the legalization of gay marriage. Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Bill Nelson (Fla.), Democrats who have easier races but in states that could become more competitive by November, have also backed away from Obama’s stance.
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • Obama ignores gay marriage issue on Saturday as Romney surges ahead

    05/12/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2012 | Gregg Re
    President Barack Obama avoided the issue of gay marriage on Saturday, just a day after a new Gallup poll revealed that his decision to back same-sex unions will likely hurt him in November. The poll, conducted on May 10, is the first publicized national survey following the president’s ABC News interview with “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts on Wednesday. It revealed that 51 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s announcement, while 45 percent disapprove. But among survey respondents who said the president’s decision would sway their vote in November, the news was considerably more negative for the Obama...
  • DE AG Beau Biden says he’s proud of his dad, Obama for supporting gay marriage

    05/12/2012 12:48:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:57 PM | (By Associated Press)
    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden says he’s proud of his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama for saying gay people should have the right to marry. In an e-mail to supporters Saturday, Beau Biden says allowing same-sex marriage is a question of civil rights and equality. He says “marriage discrimination” results in the government telling people who to love and that denying equal rights is wrong. …
  • Breaking News: AP Headline Only: NC Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

    05/08/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute. Amendment One goes beyond confining marriage to heterosexual couples; it amends the constitution to also makes marriage between a man and a woman “the only domestic legal union” recognized in the state.
  • Obama gay marriage support seen as world precedent (Wink, wink...)

    President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he supports gay marriage boosted the hopes of gay rights groups around the world that other leaders will follow his example, though opponents denounced his switch as a shameless appeal for votes. Several countries, including Canada, Spain and Argentina, allow same-sex marriage, but far more countries ban it and dozens even prohibit consensual same-sex relations. Gay-rights groups hope Obama's views will inspire more change. "This is incredibly important, it's excellent news. The United States is a global leader on everything, and that includes gay rights," said Julio Moreira, president of the Rio de Janeiro-based...
  • GOP House hits back at Obama gay marriage statement

    05/10/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com/ ^ | May 10, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Just hours after President Barack Obama publicly backed gay marriage, the House struck back and passed a measure aimed at reinforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. With a 245-171 vote, the House voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA -- the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011. "It is not President Obama's prerogative to decide which laws matter and which do not, nor his right to challenge constitutional amendments duly passed by the various states," said the measure's sponsor,...
  • Gay marriage backers on Obama: 'Big day for all Americans'

    As gay rights advocates waited for a much-anticipated interview with President Obama regarding gay marriage, one called Wednesday “a big day for all Americans.” Speaking from his office in Washington, D.C., Human Rights Campaign communications director Fred Sainz said the president’s expected comments could be the end to his “evolving” views on the issue. “I think the term ‘evolving’ implies constant motion with an end. I think at some point, the evolution has to end,” Sainz said. “I’m hopeful that it will be today.” ABC’s Robin Roberts was scheduled to interview Obama on Wednesday in a hastily scheduled interview that...
  • New Republic Makes Suggestions for Newsweek Obama Gay Marriage Cover

    05/11/2012 9:28:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The world awaits a momentous decision in a few days. According to the New Republic staff, Newsweek editor Tina Brown must decide what Newsweek cover to use to illustrate President Obama's announced support  for gay marriage. To aid Ms Brown in making her choice, the New Republic staffers provided a gallery of illustrations for the Newsweek cover including the Obama rainbow umbrella man at the top of this story. You can see several of the New Republic suggested illustrations below the fold. I must give them credit for extreme creativity although I am slightly disappointed that they didn't suggest a...
  • Rep. Allen West: Obama May Lose African American Votes Over Gay Marriage

    05/11/2012 9:10:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Chris Good
    Some African Americans will think twice about voting for President Obama in November after he declared his support for gay marriage, according to Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida. “I think it’s going to cause an incredible discussion in the black community, because, as you know, on Sundays in the black community the most conservative people in America are in those black churches,” West told ABC News on Thursday. “I think it may have been a huge miscalculation, especially when you have 41 states that recognize marriage between one man and one woman, and you just came off an incredible...
  • Majority say Obama’s gay marriage stance won’t change their vote

    05/11/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/11/12 | Jonathan Easley
    A majority of voters say President Obama’s decision to come out in support of gay marriage will not sway their decision in the fall election. According to a Gallup poll released on Friday, 60 percent of adults nationally said Obama’s new position makes no difference, while 26 percent said it would make them less likely to vote for the president and 13 percent said it would make them more likely to. The numbers are similar when broken down by party affiliation — 65 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents said it made no difference, while nearly half of...
  • Daily Beast Readers Mock Notion of Obama Gay Marriage 'LBJ Moment'

    05/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the best things about the internet is the ability of readers to quickly and easily post their reactions to articles. In the strictly hard copy era before the web, authors who wrote completely absurd articles could be easily shielded from reader reaction. This is no longer the case as evidenced by this Daily Beast article by Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Dallek: Obama’s LBJ Moment with His Gay Marriage Endorsement. Yes, a few days ago Richard Cohen of the Washington Post was yearning for President Obama to become more like LBJ. And now we have Dallek declaring that...
  • GALLUP/USA TODAY POLL: Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement Is Turning More Voters Away

    05/11/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Here's the first poll, from Gallup/USA Today, measuring the effect of Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement on voters.  Gallup It has to be a little troubling that a quarter of Independents say they are less likely to vote for him now. It's also rather strange, considering this Gallup poll from this week that found that 57 percent of Independents think gay marriage should be legal. Also, the endorsement does not appear, at least yet, to have had an overly energizing effect on Obama's Democratic base, with only 24 percent more likely to vote for him. Republicans showed a more passionate...
  • Poll: 40 percent say Obama's gay marriage stance will affect vote (This ain't good news for Bam)

    05/11/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Gallup is out with a new poll suggesting a whopping 40 percent of Americans say President Obama's newly public support of gay marriage will affect their votes. Of those, 26 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama, while 13 percent say it will make them more likely to vote for him. The critical number in the poll, though is for independents - 23 percent of whom said the gay marriage support makes it less likely they will vote for Obama. The survey is the first since the president publicly endorsed gay marriage on Wednesday with...
  • To Bigotry No Sanction

    05/11/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Now that President Obama has "evolved" on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by "enlightened" Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene. There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of "hate groups" because of their opposition to gay marriage. A religion professor at a Midwest state university explained Catholic opposition to same-sex marriage...
  • Obama Promotes Gay Marriage To Nation's Children

    05/11/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 8 replies
    The Voice magazine ^ | Jonas Clark
    President Obama sent a clear message to our nation’s children by validating homosexuality and same sex marriage. America’s president made it plain he supports “gay marriage.” This is a reflection on the continued slide into immorality within our nation’s leadership. President Obama needs prayer. His view is just plain wrong and reflects his deepest core values. What a person values is reflected in his or her character. Values define beliefs, kingdoms, cultures, people groups, and purpose. Personal values gather people and personal values divide people. To some Christ is a stumbling stone. To others he is the light of the...
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.