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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..
  • Testimony of Ex-Gays for Ohio's Defense of Marriage Act

    02/24/2004 11:37:43 AM PST · by protest1 · 17 replies · 390+ views
    Chron Watch, also Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays ^ | Tuesday, February 24, 2004 | Greg Quinlan Posted by Carlos Lopez
    Testimony of Ex-Gays for Ohio's Defense of Marriage Act Posted by Carlos Lopez Tuesday, February 24, 2004 Ohio recently passed a strong Defense of Marriage Act that rejects same-sex marriages and civil unions in that state. Among those testifying effectively on behalf of the act were Greg and Cheryl Quinlan, former homosexuals now married and working to guide others out of homosexuality. Greg's testimony is reprinted from the online bulletin distributed free to subscribers by the organization, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays. ~~o~~ Mr. Chairman and members of the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee, thank you for...
  • Traditional values, family must be defended

    02/24/2004 1:38:03 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 427+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 24, 2004 | Mychal Massie
    Traditional values, family must be defended Posted: February 24, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 If I were asked, "Do you like homosexuals?" I would probably say, "No." Of course, I would be inclined to answer "no" if asked the same of black people, white people, midgets or Hispanics. My point being that I don't like or dislike people based on group affiliation, height or race. I like or dislike a person based on shared interests and sometimes just because they're likeable. The problem with the homosexual activist agenda is it refuses to recognize this. They espouse a position wherein we must...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...
  • Teacher 'sorry' for singling out UNC student (Leftwing Prof. forced to appologize)

    02/22/2004 3:18:06 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 28 replies · 506+ views ^ | 2/21/2004 | Jane Stancill
    Teacher 'sorry' for singling out UNC student By JANE STANCILL, Staff Writer A UNC-Chapel Hill instructor has apologized after a student said during a class discussion that he opposed homosexuality -- and found himself singled out by the teacher for hate speech. In an e-mail message sent Feb. 6 to her "Literature and Cultural Diversity" students, the lecturer, Elyse Crystall, wrote, "[W]hat we heard [T]hursday at the end of class constitutes 'hate speech' and is completely unacceptable. [I]t has created a hostile environment." Crystall went on to name the student, identified as Tim, and said he was a perfect example...
  • 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>
  • Reading, Writing, and ... Homosexuality?

    02/21/2004 10:43:16 AM PST · by DemWatch · 48 replies · 1,521+ views
    TownHall ^ | Feb. 21, 2004 | Doug Giles
    Gone are the Norman Rockwell days of sending young Scooter off to school with his satchel slung over his shoulder, PBJ sandwich in his Superman lunch box and a wide-eyed expectancy of learning, the kind that makes individuals and nations great. With regard to the safe and trusted haven that was the public school, the fat lady has officially sung. Not only did Big Mama sing a while back, she’s been in the grave decomposing for a solid 40 years. I hate to sound like a freaked out parent, but I AM A FREAKED OUT PARENT! -- and I’m seriously...