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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2004
    © 2004 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,...
  • Homosexual right to marry? not in our democracy

    02/24/2004 9:14:42 PM PST · by kattracks · 68 replies · 412+ views ^ | 2/24/04 | Armstrong Williams
    Ever since the Massachusetts State Supreme Court's Nov. 19 decision to legalize same-sex unions, the nightly news has been saturated with images of gay couples rushing to the altar. This sickens me. I am not alone. A recent Zogby poll indicated that 70 percent of Massachusetts's citizens do not favor the decision allowing homosexual couples to marry. And it's not just Massachusetts. Recent polls by "The New York Times" and CBS News and one by "USA Today" and CNN, all found that more than 60 percent of Americans oppose the legalization of homosexual unions. Not surprisingly, respondents were uncomfortable with...
  • FEISTY MAYOR: Newsom calls Bush reaction shameful

    02/24/2004 7:52:35 PM PST · by demlosers · 38 replies · 408+ views
    sfgate ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2004 | Rachel Gordon
    <p>San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom came out roaring against what he terms President Bush's shameful call Tuesday for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and challenged fellow Democrats to stand firm against the proposal.</p> <p>The president has "tried to divide this country in order to advance his political career by messing with the Constitution,'' Newsom said at a City Hall press conference following Bush's comments from the White House.</p>
  • Lawsuit threatened after gay couple denied marriage license in Broward

    02/24/2004 7:05:37 PM PST · by Ron in Acreage · 19 replies · 445+ views
    Sun Sentinal ^ | Feb. 24, 2004 | Paula McMahon
    Lawsuit threatened after gay couple denied marriage license in Broward By Paula McMahon Staff Writer Posted February 24 2004 Gay activists and attorneys in Florida were quietly and carefully monitoring how the legal campaign for same-sex marriage was going in liberal states like Massachusetts and California. Some said they were waiting to see how the laws would be interpreted. Others said they wanted a legal dream team to find the most sympathetic examples of same-sex partners who wanted to marry and were willing to fight the battle.
  • State high court may get same-sex marriage (California)

    02/24/2004 6:34:57 AM PST · by RonF · 4 replies · 116+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/24/04 | N/A
    California's attorney general announced Monday he would ask the state Supreme Court to decide if San Francisco's approval of same-sex marriage licenses is legal. Attorney General Bill Lockyer said he would file the action Friday, a statement from his office in Sacramento said. "The attorney general seeks the Supreme Court's intervention because he believes the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses violates California law," the statement said.
  • Liberals Boo Bush's Call for Marriage Amendment

    02/24/2004 1:15:08 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 493+ views ^ | 2/24/04 | Melanie Hunter
    (1st Add: Includes comments from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.) ( - Liberals and homosexual advocates booed the president's decision to support a federal amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. "It is wrong to write discrimination into the U.S. Constitution and it is shameful to use attacks against gay and lesbian families as an election strategy," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "It appears that the conservative compassion he promised to deliver in 2000 has now officially run out," McAuliffe added. The Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual group, said Bush...
  • Kerry on Gay Marriage

    02/24/2004 1:00:04 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 44 replies · 391+ views ^ | 2/24/2004 | John Kerry
    February 24, 2004 For Immediate Release “I believe President Bush is wrong. All Americans should be concerned when a President who is in political trouble tries to tamper with the Constitution of the United States at the start of his reelection campaign. “This President can’t talk about jobs. He can’t talk about health care. He can’t talk about a foreign policy, which has driven away allies and weakened the United States, so he is looking for a wedge issue to divide the American people. “While I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, for 200 years, this has...
  • Theron Defends Gay Marriage

    02/24/2004 11:58:07 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 74 replies · 575+ views
    KCOY-TV ^ | 02/24/2004 | Unknown
    Oscar-nominated actress Charlize Theron has spoken out in favor of gay marriage, branding those like Arnold Schwarzenegger who oppose it "prehistoric". The Monster star, who grew up around a number of gay and bisexual people in her native South Africa, is appalled that gay marriage is still up for debate in this day and age. Theron, currently dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend, says, "I just don't understand that at all. It's so unbelievably frustrating. "I mean, I am surrounded by so many beautiful relationships just in my life, I can't tell you - just so inspirational. And the fact that...
  • Bush's Demand for Discriminatory Amendment "Despicable New Low," - National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

    02/24/2004 11:01:27 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 38 replies · 322+ views
    Bush's Demand for Discriminatory Amendment "Despicable New Low," says National Gay And Lesbian Task Force 2/24/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Sheri A. Lunn of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 323-857-8751 or 202-641-5592 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a response by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Matt Foreman: "Today the President of the United States, solely for political gain, called upon Congress to amend the United States Constitution to enshrine our second-class citizenship in the nation's most revered document. This is a despicable new low. "This is nothing...
  • Rush calls for pro-marriage activism

    02/24/2004 9:47:33 AM PST · by kingedgars · 41 replies · 294+ views
    On today's show, Rush was claiming that pro-marriage people should be civily disobedient and force the pro-gay marriage activists to overcome the opposition.
  • Anyone listening to Rush? Says media is missing bigger picture on constitional amendment.

    02/24/2004 9:26:57 AM PST · by skyman · 115 replies · 356+ views
    Rush is saying the media is all worked up about whether this is a political ploy or not, etc. He also says that he's glad to see Pres Bush is standing up for marriage, but the bigger issue is the activist judges because we can't pass a constitutional amendment everytime the judges circumvent the law. Very interesting. Listen if you can...
  • Bush Backs Amendment Banning Gay Marriage [Live Thread 10:45 Statement]

    02/24/2004 7:15:06 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 631 replies · 1,808+ views
    Fox News ^ | 02.24.04
    Bush Backs Amendment Banning Gay Marriage Breaking details yet..
  • N.M. attorney general nullifies same-sex marriage licenses

    02/20/2004 8:41:41 PM PST · by knak · 32 replies · 214+ views
    BERNALILLO, N.M. - (KRT) - As gay men and lesbians rushed their wedding vows in a small yard behind the courthouse, the New Mexico attorney general stepped in late Friday to invalidate the first day of same-sex marriages in Sandoval County, which briefly became the third community in the nation to try to allow such unions. After 66 marriage licenses were issued, the county sheriff and a deputy stood tall in front of the county clerk's counter and blocked about 30 angry couples from obtaining licenses just 40 minutes before closing. In Sheriff John Paul Trujillo's hand was the attorney...
  • A-G: Gay Couples Who Exchange Vows In N.M. Not Married

    02/22/2004 10:52:51 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 212+ views
    A-G: Gay Couples Who Exchange Vows In N.M. Not Married Clerk Has Issued Marriage Licenses To Gay, Lesbian Couples UPDATED: 5:24 PM MST February 20, 2004 BERNALILLO, N.M. -- Gay and lesbian couples lined up Friday outside a courthouse to tie the knot after a county clerk said she would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But, a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Patricia Madrid said that the more than a dozen same-sex couples who went through marriage ceremonies in Bernalillo are not married. Two state senators -- Democrat Tim Jennings, of Roswell, and Republican Steve Komadina, of Corrales...
  • Cynthia (clueless again) Tucker: Gay marriage: Why the fuss?

    02/21/2004 7:26:50 PM PST · by mhking · 46 replies · 239+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2.22.04 | Cynthia Tucker
    Like many other states, Georgia is in a dire budget crunch -- cutting money for health care for the poor, parks, college professors and state troopers. Though the state longs to get its school children out of the academic cellar, it is cutting funds that would shrink the size of classes and improve the climate for learning. So what is so critical that it dominates debate at the Legislature this session instead? The issue that has consumed contentious hours of talk and testimony is gay marriage -- or, rather, "protecting" traditional marriage from same-sex unions. After public hearings that drew...
  • California Gay Marriages in Legal Limbo (not worth much more than the paper they're printed on...)

    02/21/2004 3:50:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 630+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/04 | DAVID KRAVETS
    California Gay Marriages in Legal Limbo 2 hours, 11 minutes ago By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Many of the more than 3,000 same-sex couples who obtained marriage licenses from the city said getting married was among the most joyous events in their lives. But because of legal uncertainty and political controversy, the certificates don't appear to be worth much more than sentimental value at this point. Until the legal fog lifts, businesses being contacted by gays and lesbians seeking new benefits probably won't acknowledge their marriages. Corporate counsels, employment law consultants and human resource departments already...

    02/22/2004 9:15:44 AM PST · by Apolitical · 18 replies · 289+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | by Denis Schulz
    "You got $82 bucks and you're in San Francisco, you can get married. Just go down to City Hall -- line forms on the Far-Far Left. You'll have to step lively though -- there's quite a crowd -- a clerk will be right with you. Keep your checkbooks handy, and please keep your hands off your future spouse. There'll be plenty of time for that later. We're all adults here, and we want to get as many couples processed as we can before Arnold stirs his butt or O'Reilly gets his second wind. "Isn't this the most wonderful Valentine's Day...
  • Same-sex marriage threatens real marriage

    02/22/2004 6:54:58 AM PST · by billorites · 351 replies · 2,129+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | February 22, 2004 | Bernadette Malone
    ONE QUESTION for the Rev. Gene Robinson, the nation’s first openly gay Episcopal priest (now bishop) who cautions those of us opposed to same-sex marriage: “Don’t waste your time and energy defending marriage from something that doesn’t threaten it.” Doesn’t polygamy threaten marriage? Would the Rev. Robinson rise to defend polygamy, and perform wedding ceremonies for a man and two women, or a woman and two men (polyandry)? Because if same-sex marriage doesn’t threaten real marriage, why should polygamy? There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two institutions when you study them. This comparison is not intended to...
  • A Gay ( or not! ) Old Time- GM links

    02/22/2004 3:50:51 AM PST · by backhoe · 268 replies · 4,524+ views
    various FR links | 02-22-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Here Comes The Bride, Or Maybe The Groom (Thoughts On Gay Marriage) ^ | 2/19/04 | Fred ReedAnd so I decided I didn’t give a damn about sexual peculiarities, provided that (a) I didn’t have to watch them and (b) nobody got hurt. The Death of Marriage ^ | February 5, 2004 | Roger F. Gay One Man, One Woman: A citizen's guide to protecting marriageOpinion Journal ^ | 02/05/04 | MITT ROMNEY Rush: Gay Marriage About to Explode as an Election Issue (in the Dems' faces)Rush Limbaugh...
  • Lockyer rejects halt to nuptials He dismisses governor's as a political ploy (CA RATS ALERT)

    02/21/2004 10:55:37 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 417 replies · 2,753+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/21/04 | Nanett Asimov & Ryan Kim
    <p>State Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Saturday rebuffed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's demand that he force an end to San Francisco's same-sex marriages, calling the directive political rhetoric.</p> <p>"The governor can direct the Highway Patrol. He can direct the next 'Terminator 4' movie if he chooses. But he can't direct the attorney general in the way he's attempted to do," Lockyer said, adding that Schwarzenegger's written directive "was a statement designed for consumption at the Republican convention."</p>
  • Gay Marriage and Ambivalent Conservatives

    02/21/2004 4:07:01 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 49 replies · 291+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 02/20/2004 | Nick Schulz
    A curious thing happens when talking to younger conservatives about gay marriage. While many of them think same-sex marriage is in some ways an incoherent notion, I haven't come across any who think that gay marriage will not at some point be permitted. What's more, many of them are not particularly distraught at the prospect. It's true that some of them who are vigorously opposed to gay marriage feel that other laws troubling to them -- such as legalized abortion -- have been foisted upon them by activist judges, and so they think gay marriage will prove to be no...
  • Arkansas Marriage Laws - As of Feb 2004

    02/21/2004 10:24:13 AM PST · by steplock · 13 replies · 2,285+ views
    Arkansas Marriage Laws - As of Feb 2004Saturday, February 21 @ 11:17:28 Arkansas Code (non-annotated)Search Arkansas Codes Arkansas Code describes Marriage as a "civil contract" (9-11-101) ONLY between a "Man and a Woman"(9-11-109). Legal marriages of other states and countries will be recognized EXCEPT between persons of the same sex (9-11-107). 9-11-208. states that a marriage license shall not issued to persons under age or to persons of the same sex. All the above also applies to Covenant marriage (9-11-803). Chapter 11. Marriage.      Subchapter 1. General Provisions.9-11-101. Marriage a civil contract - Consent of parties.9-11-102. Minimum age -...
  • Willie Brown: CA will demand full faith and credit for gay marriages from ALL states

    02/20/2004 7:30:51 PM PST · by wadeintothem · 195 replies · 547+ views
    Scarborough County
    During Scarborough Country interview (buchanan ick) and Willie Brown (ugh) said that after CA adopts Newsomes edict on Gay Marriage, CA will demand recognition of the gay marriages from all states under the full faith and credit clause.