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  • Gay Prince Charming?Let your voice be heard!

    03/18/2004 12:16:16 PM PST · by Redcoat LI · 8 replies · 216+ views
    FAIRY TALES Would you be upset if your child brought home a 'fairy tale' book from school in which Prince Charming marries another prince? Take the Poll @
  • Parents of first-grade girl angered by children's book about gay princes

    03/18/2004 5:17:04 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 226 replies · 1,400+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 18, 2004 | Associated Press
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The parents of a first-grader are fuming over the book their daughter brought home from the school library: a children's story about a prince whose true love turns out to be another prince. Michael Hartsell said he and his wife, Tonya, couldn't believe it when Prince Bertie, the leading character in ``King & King,'' waves off a bevy of eligible princes before falling for Prince Lee. The book ends with the princes marrying and sharing a kiss. ``I was flabbergasted,'' Hartsell said. ``My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it is...
  • Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry

    03/16/2004 11:35:12 AM PST · by AreaMan · 21 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters Oddly Enough News ^ | 16 Mar 04 | Reuters
    Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry Tue Mar 16,10:24 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop said on Monday he would like to marry his longtime partner, but only if it becomes legal in New Hampshire, where they live. Gene Robinson, who became the ninth bishop of New Hampshire last week, said he and partner Mark Andrew hoped they could wed someday, but they did not plan to go to parts of Canada or to Massachusetts -- if same-sex marriage became legal there...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Activists Have Launched a Religious War

    03/16/2004 10:35:53 AM PST · by mrustow · 82 replies · 445+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 16 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Seeing Rosie O’Donnell condemn President Bush just after she “married” her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, was bizarre in a tiresome sort of way. O’Donnell claimed, “We were inspired to come here by the sitting president and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made.”If O’Donnell had any sense of humor or irony, she would look at herself and say, “Gee, for such a tolerant, open-minded person, I sure do condemn and vituperate an awful lot, especially on what should have been the happiest day of my life.”Maybe I’m some sort of pervert, but I don’t recall bearing anyone in the...
  • Same-sex couples jilted by court order sue to overturn ruling

    03/12/2004 2:58:52 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 28 replies · 215+ views
    sfgate ^ | 3-12-04 | Bob Egelko
    <p>The legal battle over same-sex marriage in San Francisco moved into a new phase Friday as couples who were left stranded at City Hall, and others who were awaiting wedding dates, sued to overturn the state laws that prohibit them from marrying.</p>
  • Gays use PC to tilt standards

    03/07/2004 7:15:28 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 25 replies · 487+ views
    The Forum (Fargo-Moorhead) ^ | 7 March 2004 | Ross Nelson
    Never underestimate the power of political correctness to banish rationality from the field. Gay marriage is the latest symptom of a PC outbreak. Last month the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court claimed that gay marriage was constitutionally required. Then we had San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome carrying out hundreds of attempts at gay weddings, with Mayor Jason West of New Paltz, New York, trying his hand at it, too. The weddings have all been illegal, but the real scandal is the reasoning our oh-so-current citizens are using to justify them. One constant refrain is that marriage is only about a “loving...
  • Woman Defeats Men in L.A. Marathon

    03/07/2004 1:32:16 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 108 replies · 289+ views
    LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in history, a woman crossed the finish line ahead of the men in the Los Angeles Marathon. Russian Tatyana Pozdnyakova, 49, defended her title as the elite women's winner of the LA Marathon with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 16 seconds. Pozdnyakova won the battle of the sexes, besting male winner David Kirui of Kenya by about four minutes. Kirui finished the race with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 13 minutes and 40 seconds. The women were given a 20-minute head start on the men this year to...
  • Multnomah County grants gay marriage licenses (Portland, Ore.)

    03/02/2004 6:41:15 PM PST · by TenaciousZ · 81 replies · 730+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 03/02/2004 | Laura Gunderson and David Austin
    Multnomah County will begin granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday, making it the first jurisdiction in Oregon to officially recognize that same-sex couples can marry. County officials have been discussing the move for more than a week and they made the decision based on a legal opinion. County offcials refused to release the opinion and County Attorney Agnes Sowle did not return repeated telephone calls for comment. But a number of county officials confirmed that the county will begin granting the icenses immediately. The county sheriff's office also was alerted to be on hand at the...
  • 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...
  • Rosie takes a bride

    02/27/2004 1:34:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 654+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/27/04 | MARY PAPPENFUS in San Francisco, DAVE GOLDINER in New York
    The bride said, "I do." Then Rosie did, too. Angered by President Bush's crusade to make it illegal for them to marry, Rosie O'Donnell and her lesbian partner, Kelli Carpenter, joined the rush down the aisle in San Francisco yesterday. "We were inspired to come here by the sitting President and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made," the former talk-show host proclaimed after planting a kiss on her longtime love. In tying the knot, the country's most famous lesbian couple took center stage in the debate over gay marriage sparked by Bush's call Tuesday for a constitutional...
  • QUEERLY BELOVED: Action filed to remove S.F. mayor, AG

    02/26/2004 10:22:29 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 110+ views ^ | Friday, February 27, 2004
    QUEERLY BELOVEDAction filed to remove S.F. mayor, AGOfficials 'breached' oaths for not stopping same-sex marriage Posted: February 27, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A traditional-family lobby group involved in previous attempts to stop San Francisco's unprecedented issuance of same-sex marriage licenses has filed legal action calling for the removal of Attorney General Bill Lockyer, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and City and County Clerk Nancy Alfaro. The Sacramento-based Pro-Family Law Center charges the officials have breached their oaths of office. Under Newsom's order, San Francisco issued the first officially sanctioned marriage licenses to same-sex couples in American history Feb. 12. More...
  • 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, lesbian lawmakers offer resolution, seek governor's apology

    02/25/2004 5:34:13 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 93+ views
    AP via North County Times ^ | February 25, 2004 | ANNA OBERTHUR
    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Members of the Legislature's gay and lesbian caucus Wednesday said they will introduce a resolution calling on legislators to oppose a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage proposed by President Bush. The legislators also asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to apologize for remarks he made last weekend about same-sex marriages happening in San Francisco that they called "insulting" and "inflammatory." "Governor Schwarzenegger has been a great disappointment and has done a great disservice to Californians," said Assemblywoman Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego. "The governor's description of what is happening in San Francisco ... is misleading and inaccurate. I hope that...
  • 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>
  • Rosie to wed in SFO

    02/26/2004 6:45:41 AM PST · by Thommas · 54 replies · 1,138+ views
    Drudge | 02/26/2004 | Thommas
    This has to be a bit of a vanity - the advocate website, which is cited as the source for Drudge, won't allow me access. However, it should come as no surprise that Rosie, best known for her lesbian activism, is planning to marry her significant other in good ol' San Francisco.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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..