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  • Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’

    01/17/2020 2:51:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Heather Knight
    It’s San Francisco. Rightly, when it comes to love, anything goes. But one wedding this month garnered attention for breaking one of the last barriers in this country’s long fight for marriage equality. Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, married Todd Gage, a Southwest flight attendant, in Room 200. It is believed to be the first time an executive for a professional men’s sports team married his same-sex partner. According to the Advocate, there are no out players in professional male sports and just a smattering of out executives and coaches. Same-sex weddings in the macho world of...
  • Same-sex marriage is now LEGAL in Northern Ireland: Couples can register their nuptials from today before first weddings can go ahead next month

    01/13/2020 10:05:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:32 EST, 13 January 2020 | Joel Adams
    Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in Northern Ireland from today. Following a legal change last autumn, same-sex couples can now register to marry and the first ceremonies will take place next month. Those who are already married will have their marriage legally recognized in Northern Ireland. Heterosexual couples will also be able to enter into civil partnerships from today. But same sex couples in a civil partnership will not yet be able to convert it to a marriage in the province — the Northern Ireland Office is set to begin a consultation on the matter later this year. The status...
  • United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

    04/20/2019 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2019 | David Crary
    There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the...
  • Lesbian couple who plunged to their deaths with their adoptive children fled the Ku Klux Klan...

    04/03/2018 6:58:36 AM PDT · by fwdude · 152 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 April 2018 | Ryan Parry, Grant Hodgson and Alan Butterfield
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian couple who plunged to their deaths with their six adoptive black children fled their Minnesota home after the Ku Klux Klan left a burning cross in their yard, neighbor reveals The lesbian couple who died alongside at least three of their adopted children when their truck inexplicably drove off a California cliff had fled a former home after being targeted by the Ku Klux Klan, it has been claimed. Married Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, were living in Alexandria, Minnesota when they and their African American youngsters allegedly became a target of the hate group,...
  • No, Forcing Jews To Bake Swastika Cakes Is Not Like Forcing Homophobes To Bake Gay Cakes

    12/08/2017 10:57:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 161 replies
    The Forward ^ | Jenny Singer | December 8, 2017
    New Year’s resolutions: get outdoors more often, read more books, and stop hanging out with people who only bring up the Holocaust as a way to illustrate unrelated arguments and never to talk about the systematic murder of six million Jews. This week the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune published an editorial, “Wedding Cakes And Conscience,” contending that a baker in Colorado being forced to design a wedding cake for a gay couple would constitute a violation of his freedom of expression. To illustrate the point, the Tribune encouraged readers to understand Colorado baker Jack Phillips’ predicament, saying, “imagine...
  • Same-sex marriage bill passes Senate

    11/28/2017 8:08:30 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 60 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/28/17
    Same-sex marriage is a step closer to being legal - after the Senate passed a bill without amendments. This afternoon, the upper house voted 43 to 12 in favour of the bill originally proposed by Liberal senator Dean Smith. But it's a move expected to cause some tension within the Coalition. Last night, six Coalition senators joined Labor and the Greens to scuttle changes to the bill - despite the majority of Coalition senators supporting the amendments to broaden religious protections. Cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Marise Payne and Nigel Scullion joined Senator Smith, Jane Hume and Linda Reynolds in voting...
  • New Jersey woman charged with murder for shooting her wife in the face

    08/07/2017 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2017, 5:17 PM | CrimeSider Staff
    Prosecutors say a woman shot and killed her wife Sunday in their New Jersey home. Laura Bluestein, 28, was charged Monday with first degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and tampering with evidence. Police were called Sunday by a relative of Bluestein, who reported a possible assault at her home in Mount Holly, New Jersey. When they arrived they found 29-year-old Felicia Dormans dead from a gunshot wound to the face. …
  • Children need heterosexual parents, says pope after gay pride march

    08/08/2015 6:46:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 136 replies
    Deseret News ^ | JUne 15, 2015 | Rosie Scamell, RNS
    Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents, just a day after Rome’s gay pride march demonstrated the changing attitudes about same-sex couples outside the Vatican walls. Addressing around 25,000 followers from the Diocese of Rome, the pope said the differences between men and women are fundamental and “an integral part of being human.” The pontiff likened a long-lasting marriage to a good wine, in which a husband and wife make the most of their gender differences. “They’re not scared of the differences!” the pope said. “What great richness this diversity is, a diversity which becomes...
  • Cherokees Ban Same-Sex Marriages

    06/16/2004 8:31:25 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 79 replies · 408+ views
    upi via bloomberg no url | 6/16/4
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla., June 16 (UPI) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has voted in Oklahoma to ban same-sex marriages after a lesbian couple attempted to file a marriage certificate. Kathy Reynolds and partner Dawn McKinley said they would continue their fight through the courts after being rebuffed by the tribal court Tuesday, the Oklahoman reported. "I'm feeling frustrated, disappointed," said Reynolds. The tribal council voted 15-0 Monday night to enact a ban against same-sex marriages. The women were married May 18 in Tulsa and it was the second time they had been turned away when they tried to file the...
  • Divided over gay marriage

    03/13/2004 7:08:21 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 99 replies · 1,831+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 12, 04 | Roy Rivenburg
    From LA Times of March 12: ... "Divided over gay marriage" by Roy Rivenburg Paula Ettelbrick, a law professor who runs the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, recommends legalizing a wide variety of marriage alternatives, including polyamory, or group wedlock. An example could include a lesbian couple living with a sperm-donor father, or a network of men and women who share sexual relations. One aim, she says, is to break the stranglehold that married heterosexual couples have on health benefits and legal rights. The other goal is to "push the parameters of sex, sexuality and family, and in...
  • CA Supreme Court Refuses To Block Gay Marriages

    02/27/2004 4:54:56 PM PST · by William McKinley · 223 replies · 494+ views
    Fox News
    They refused the Attorney General's request that they issue an injunction preventing further gay marriages to be conducted in San Francisco.
  • Mayor of N.Y. town marries gay couples

    02/27/2004 3:06:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 238+ views
    AP | 2/27/04 | MICHAEL HILL
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Twenty-one gay couples exchanged wedding vows on the steps of village hall Friday in a spirited ceremony that opened another front on the growing national debate over gay marriage. As the ceremonies by 26-year-old Mayor Jason West were ending, the state Health Department asked the attorney general to seek an injunction "to prevent further illegal conduct by the mayor," a department spokesman said. A call to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office was not immediately returned. West, elected on the Green Party ticket last year in this village 75 miles north of New York City, joined...
  • Bush calls for calm in marriage debate

    02/27/2004 11:53:53 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 41 replies · 144+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-27-04
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- President George Bush urged Americans Friday to behave properly in the debate over gay marriage despite the sensitivity of the issue. "This is a sensitive debate and it is important people hold true to their beliefs without condemning anybody else, so therefore I call upon all sides in the debate to conduct themselves with dignity, and honor and respect," Bush said. "But this is a debate the nation must have and the people's voice must be heard." Tuesday, after weeks on the sidelines, Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment to enshrine heterosexual marriage and...
  • Pastor’s reaction leaves newlywed lesbians in tears

    02/25/2004 7:51:47 PM PST · by scripter · 280 replies · 982+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 25, 2004 | Kurtis Alexander
    SANTA CRUZ — When Doreen Boxer and Cynthia Zapata heard that "power of love" was the theme of this month’s services at the Santa Cruz Bible Church, the recently married gay couple thought their search for a new place of worship might have been guided by a divine hand. "What a coincidence — we were honoring our love at a time they were celebrating love’s power," said Boxer. "It seemed like God had sent us to this church." Little did Boxer and her partner of seven years know that their Feb. 15 attendance at the church on Frederick Street would...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Weds Longtime Girlfriend

    02/26/2004 3:02:12 PM PST · by Therapist · 114 replies · 667+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/26/2004 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rosie O'Donnell married her longtime girlfriend Thursday, taking what she called a proud stand for gay civil rights in the city where more than 3,300 other same-sex couples have tied the knot since Feb. 12. "I want to thank the city of San Francisco for this amazing stance the mayor has taken for all the people here, not just us but all the thousands and thousands of loving, law-abiding couples," the former talk show host, holding a large bouquet of purple and yellow flowers, said after she and Kelli Carpenter emerged from their brief ceremony inside...
  • Gay marriage: Yes? No? [New Paltz (NY) Mayor Willing to Perform Gay Marriages]

    02/26/2004 3:07:32 PM PST · by GiveEmDubya · 59 replies · 639+ views
    Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | Greg Cannon and Jeremiah Horrigan
    New Paltz Mayor Jason West is ready and willing to marry several gay couples who want him to officiate at their weddings. "It's more than OK," said West, who was elected as a Green Party candidate, of gay marriage. "It's necessary to provide equal protection under the law." But the big question: Under the law, is he allowed to marry same-sex couples? New Paltz Town Clerk Marian Cappillino says no. She declined to issue marriage licenses Monday to two gay couples who came to Town Hall. In doing so, Cappillino, like many other local officials in similar circumstances, cited state...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to marry girlfriend in San Francisco

    02/26/2004 7:21:02 AM PST · by scan58 · 119 replies · 1,236+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Former television talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she planned to marry her longtime girlfriend Thursday in San Francisco, where more than 3,300 other same-sex couples have tied the knot since February 12.</p> <p>Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," O'Donnell announced she would wed Kelli Carpenter -- two days after President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.</p>
  • Gay Rights Groups Quiet on Marriage Issue

    02/25/2004 2:01:48 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 23 replies · 159+ views
    Gay Rights Groups Quiet on Marriage Issue By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP)--Prominent gay rights groups are ready to issue an election-year pass to Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry even though he opposes same-sex marriage, settling for less than they want in hopes of avoiding a constitutional amendment they fear. ``It's always disappointing when we find elected officials or candidates who do not support us 100 percent,'' said Winnie Stachelberg, political director of the Human Rights Campaign.``But we understand that people are on a journey of becoming more understanding and more supportive of all that affects the gay...
  • [Rush] Most Powerful Man on Earth Powerless Against Rogue Courts and Activist Judges

    02/25/2004 9:41:33 AM PST · by tpaine · 95 replies · 468+ views
    Rush Is Right ^ | 2/25/04 | Rush
    The president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world we assume. We think. Do you know why we have to do this, according to the president? Do you know why we need a constitutional amendment to see to it that everybody understands and knows what marriage means? Do you know why? Why? It's not just that. It's not just some people breaking the law. It's that we're not enforcing the law! We've already got law. But since nobody's willing to enforce it, we've got to put another law on the books, this time in the Constitution....
  • Savage: Homosexual activists like Marxists

    02/24/2004 11:53:41 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 24 replies · 528+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2004
    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com From his perch at the current ground zero in the battle over traditional marriage, San Francisco-based syndicated talk-show star Michael Savage warns one of America's "last institutions" is under attack from radical homosexuals with an agenda that mirror's revolutionary communists. "Gay marriage is an oxymoron," Savage said in comments e-mailed to WND. "It is a mockery of marriage by radical homosexuals who wish to destroy one of the last cornerstones of our culture. Those who have studied the communist agenda understand very well that Karl Marx himself derided marriage and family." He quoted from Marx's Communist Manifesto, which said,...