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  • Bill Mandating Gay History in Schools Goes to Calif. Governor

    07/05/2011 9:47:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a party-line vote, adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as people with disabilities to the list of groups that schools must include in the lessons. It also would prohibit material that reflects adversely on gays. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says SB48 is crucial because of the bullying that happens to gay students. Republicans called it a well-intentioned but ill-conceived...
  • Radical gay-sensitivity training at USDA may become government-wide program

    06/29/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 29, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - If homosexual activists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have their way, a radical “gay sensitivity” training program developed by the department could soon be coming to every federal agency, the Washington Times reported Sunday. According to an internal newsletter published for employees, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency that oversees federal employment issues, has met with officials at USDA responsible for developing the program. The newsletter, which calls the program “groundbreaking,” reports that the goal of collaboration with OPM is to spread USDA’s “LGBT Special Emphasis Program”  across the...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Keeping families and kids in town

    06/26/2011 10:51:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 6/26/11 | Heather Knight
    Our recent story about the increasing trend of families leaving the city once their kids hit school age garnered a lot of attention inside and outside City Hall. As we noted, despite years of policy initiatives by city and school officials, new census figures show 5,278 fewer kids living in the city in 2010 than in 2000. That means just 13.4 percent of San Francisco residents are kids - one of the lowest percentages of any city in the country. Is it just a given that not many kids will grow up in the city, or can more be done?
  • Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces (Super-rich pushed through NY gay vote)

    06/26/2011 5:30:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 98 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 25, 2011 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors. Over tuna and turkey sandwiches, the advisers explained that New York’s Democratic governor was determined to legalize same-sex marriage and would deliver every possible Senate vote from his own party. Would the donors win over the deciding Senate Republicans? It sounded improbable: top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals. But the donors in the room — the billionaire Paul Singer,...
  • NY Senate again delays vote on gay marriage

    06/24/2011 5:37:26 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 23, 2011 11:37pm EDT | Dan Wiessner
    (Reuters) - The New York state Senate again put off a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, and the Republican Senate leader said lawmakers would meet again on Friday to decide what to do. The bill is one vote short of enough support for passage in the state Senate. It was approved in the state Assembly by a comfortable margin. If approved, New York would be the sixth and by far the most populous U.S. state to legalize gay marriage, and the vote would be a huge victory for the gay rights movement.
  • Respect...Tyree's convictions...He has the right...to his opposition to same-sex marriage

    06/21/2011 11:22:07 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 6 replies
    EPSN ^ | June 22, 2011 | Jemele Hill
    Known primarily for making an unforgettable catch, David Tyree lately has been speaking some pretty unforgettable words. Tyree, whose catch in Super Bowl XLII is among the most amazing plays in NFL postseason history, has drawn widespread criticism for his strong opposition to gay marriage. The issue is a hot topic in New York, where the state legislature is currently considering whether to make New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. [+] EnlargeAP Photo/Hans Pennink David Tyree visited the New York state Capitol in Albany on Monday and shared his views against same-sex marriage with James Jasiewicz.In a...
  • USDA gay-sensitivity training seeks larger audience

    06/18/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 54 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | Friday, June 17, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    U.S. Department of Agriculture activists want to impose their intense brand of homosexual sensitivity training government-wide, including a discussion that compares “heterosexism” — believing marriage can only can be between one man and one woman — to racism. If accepted by the Obama administration, that move could mean more sessions for military service members already undergoing gay-sensitivity indoctrination. Critics fear additional gay-oriented training would be an unnecessary added burden for combat troops and encourage some to leave. USDA officials have asked the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which oversees all federal worker policies, to impose its gay-awareness programs on all...
  • Video: New Jersey Gov. Christie cornered on homosexual views

    06/15/2011 11:50:43 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 56 replies
    LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of America’s top conservative personalities distanced himself from his Catholic faith’s teachings on homosexuality, saying that he believes homosexuals are “born that way” and therefore it is “very difficult” to call homosexuality sinful. CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie in an interview that aired Tuesday night: “Is homosexuality a sin?” “Well my religion says it’s a sin. I mean I think - but for me? I don’t - I’ve always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual, and so I think if someone...
  • McDonald is 31st vote for same-sex marriage (in NY) (Please email Sen. Diaz the lone dissenter)

    06/14/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Times Union ^ | June 14, 2011 | Jimmy Vielkind,
    Sen. Roy McDonald. (nysenate.gov) Senator Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, told the Times Union Tuesday that he will back a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. He becomes the 31st senator to proclaim his public support for the bill. It needs 32 votes to pass the Senate.“I’m trying to do the right thing,” he said. “Rather than wait I worked with the governor…I’m not out to alienate anybody. This is driven by compassion.”“My lifestyle is my lifestyle — I don’t want anyone telling me or my children what to do,” he said. “We’ve got 20 million people in this state…we can’t be paralyzed by...
  • First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester (UK)

    06/04/2011 4:30:10 AM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    PinkNews.co.uk ^ | 2 June 2011 | Christopher Brocklebank for PinkNews.co.uk
    The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism – a major British progressive strand of the religion – took place in Manchester last weekend. Liberal Jewish Community members Jeffrey Levine and Roman Hunter-Fox exchanged vows, a ketubah and rings under a chuppah at the city’s Lowry Hotel. As reported in the Jewish Chronicle, both men performed the traditional glass-breaking, while specially written shevah brachot (seven blessings) were made, including the phrase “Blessed is God that you cause loving companions to rejoice together”, to replace the traditional blessing for a bride and groom. This...
  • Gay softball league limit on straight players OK'd

    06/03/2011 4:57:05 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | GENE JOHNSON
    A gay softball organization can keep its rule limiting the number of heterosexual players on each team, but allegations by three players who say they were disqualified from a tournament because they weren't gay enough can proceed to trial, a federal judge said. The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance oversees gay softball leagues in dozens of U.S. cities and runs an annual tournament called the Gay Softball World Series. Three men claim in a lawsuit filed last year that their team's second-place finish in the 2008 tournament in Washington state was nullified because they are bisexual, not gay, and...
  • Oprah Winfrey, God and gays

    05/28/2011 5:54:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Fri May 27, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Oprah Winfrey, God and gays by Kathleen Gilbert Fri May 27 4:02 PM EST May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Oprah Winfrey, the undisputed queen of daytime TV and popular spirituality, signed off her show after 25 years with a shout-out to both Jesus Christ and the homosexual culture. The farewell episode was appropriate for the woman whose remarkable emotional genius captured a large audience, but whose pseudo-Christian philosophy proved a source of confusion and frustration for conservative Christian America. While apparently espousing Christianity, Winfrey has also promoted New Age spirituality and homosexuality, and sided with the abortion lobby. During...
  • On Gay Rights, Divided Highway Ahead

    05/26/2011 6:15:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    America now has a gay-rights majority. Gallup reports that for the first time ever, most people -- 53 percent -- favor legalizing same-sex marriage. That's up from 27 percent just 15 years ago. The nation has moved, and it's not going back. It's nice to think that in a democracy, public policy will soon follow public opinion, with same-sex marriage becoming the norm, not the exception. But that's not how democracy works in a big, diverse federal system. On this emotional issue, the citizenry is divided, and marriage laws as well as politics will reflect that division for a long...
  • Study Finds Children Raised in Lesbian Familes More Likely to Identify as “Partly Homosexual”

    05/24/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    First Things ^ | May 23, 2011 | Joe Carter
    Are children born to and raised by lesbians more likely to engage in same-sex sexual activity? Law professor Eugene Volokh reports on an interesting study that address that question: ThereÂ’s long been something of a debate about this question, and I thought IÂ’d note an interesting and apparently quite credible article touching on it, Nanette K. Gartrell, Henny M. W. Bos & Naomi G. Goldberg, Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Risk Exposure, Archives of Sexual Behavior (2010). (I learned of it because one of the coauthors is affiliated with the...
  • The Incoherent Libertarian Position on Marriage

    05/19/2011 1:31:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 24 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | May 18, 2011 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    The Libertarian Party of Minnesota has taken a position on the proposal to place a marriage amendment on the ballot for the voters of Minnesota. I am taking the time to rebut this paragraph because this kind of argument has become all too common, even among those who have every desire and intention to expand the scope of government. You might think this would give Libertarians pause, but, that is another story. Here is what the LPMN has to say: The proposed Gay Marriage Ban would expand government control and restrict the freedom of consenting adults to live their own...
  • Charlotte Presbytery, too, ends gay ban

    05/18/2011 3:35:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 18 May 2011 | Tim Funk
    The Presbytery of Charlotte added its support Tuesday to ending the ban on gays and lesbians becoming clergy and lay leaders in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Presbyterian church leaders from the seven-county Charlotte region voted 162-154 to change the denomination's constitution by removing a 1997 amendment that said the ordained must either be single and chaste or in a heterosexual marriage. ..The Rev. Kate Murphy of Hickory Grove Presbyterian, who made the case for removing the ban on gays and lesbians, said her reading of Scripture told her that "committed monogamous homosexual relations are not sinful in God's eyes."
  • Republicans Hate Racism, But Totally Cool With Homophobia

    04/27/2011 1:32:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 59 replies
    Death & Taxes ^ | Monday, April 18, 2011 | Andrew Belonsky
    Republican leaders in California today admonished Orange County official Marilyn Davenport for disseminating racist rhetoric about President Obama. Meanwhile, in Washington, Speaker John Boehner wants government money to reinforce anti-gay discrimination. Is the GOP totally blind to double-speak? Speaker of the House John Boehner officially requested Department of Justice funds today to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act, 15-year old legislation that prohibits the federal government from recognizing marriage equality. Referencing the DOJ’s decision not to defend DOMA, which the Department and President deemed unconstitutional earlier this year, Boehner wrote to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, “Obviously, [that] decision results...
  • Revolutionary Socialist Group Planning to Recruit Children in JR High School

    04/24/2011 9:05:21 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 7 replies
    Revolutionary Socialist Group Planning to Recruit Children in JR High School To Join and Become Leaders in The Movement http://www.theblaze.com/stories/revolutionary-socialist-group-planning-to-recruit-children-in-jr-high-school-to-join-and-become-leaders-in-the-movement/
  • Victim of McDonald's beating speaks out: attack 'hate crime'

    04/24/2011 6:31:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 220 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 24, 2011 | Jill Rosen
    A transgender woman beaten at a Baltimore County McDonald's spoke out on Saturday, saying that the attack was "definitely a hate crime" and that she's been afraid to go out in public ever since. "They said, 'That's a dude, that's a dude and she's in the female bathroom,' " said Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, who said she stopped at the Rosedale restaurant to use the restroom. "They spit in my face." A worker at the restaurant taped Monday's attack and created a graphic video that went viral last week. After the video garnered hundreds of thousands of views on websites,...
  • Transgender Person Speaks About Beating at Mcdonalds

    04/23/2011 7:35:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 93 replies
    Hiphopworld ^ | 4/24/2011 | Hiphopworld
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  • Girl Suffers Seizures After Being Beaten by 4 Girls at a McDonald's

    04/22/2011 10:46:09 AM PDT · by tutstar · 295 replies · 1+ views
    One News ^ | 4 / 22/ 11 | News One Staff
    The video speaks for itself.
  • McDonald's Employee Fired After Taping Video of Fight (Victim Speaks to Baltimore Sun)

    04/23/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 192 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Jill Rosen and Jstin Fenton
    A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired. "My first and foremost concern is with the victim," franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers as well. "I'm as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible." The video of a beating the Rosedale restaurant went viral Friday, garnering hundreds of thousands of views on...
  • Teen Brutally Beaten At McDonald's While Employees Watch :Two Girls Arrested For Beating

    04/23/2011 7:37:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 4/24/2011 | Pix11
    Two women are charged after a video showing a brutal attack on a teenage girl at a Baltimore-area McDonald's restaurant surfaced on the internet Friday. According to the Baltimore Sun, police have charged a 14-year-old girl as a juvenile, and charges are pending for her 18-year-old accomplice. The attack reportedly occurred April 18 at the 6300 Kenwood McDonald’s location. The Sun is also reporting that State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger says that the assault may be classified as a hate crime because the attackers were both black, and the victim white. The video, which was uploaded to LiveLeak.com, shows two...
  • Arrests Made in Baltimore McDonalds’ Beating of a Transgender Woman (Baltimore)

    04/23/2011 6:33:46 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 230 replies
    TMR Newswire ^ | 4/23/2011
    An Baltimore LGBT group called Equality Maryland confirmed the victim of the Baltimore McDonalds’ beating is a transgender woman. Lisa Polyak, vice president of the board of directors for Equality Maryland commented on the video. “It does appear that the victim was a transgender woman, and she was brutalized while people stood by and watched,” “There’s no excuse for that violence under any circumstances, but we would encourage police to investigate as a hate crime.” Equality Maryland called on state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to investigate the case as a hate crime.
  • California may add gay history to curriculum

    04/19/2011 3:29:59 AM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 4/18/2011 | Fermin Leal
    Orange County public schools may soon be mandated to teach gay history as part of regular social studies instruction. Senate Bill 48, approved on Thursday by the Senate and now before the state Assembly, would require lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians in the state and country as part the state curriculum.California would be the first state to adopt the landmark measure.
  • Gay rights group complains as Kobe is caught using a homophobic slur

    04/13/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Kelly Dwyer
    It doesn't matter if it wasn't meant for our ears. It doesn't matter that NBA players might do it all the time. And it doesn't matter in the slightest that Kobe Bryant(notes) wasn't using the usual, hateful, meaning behind a homophobic slur that starts with an "f" and ends with those who are mindful of the pain and suffering that the LGBT community has gone through cringing as we hear it. Before we get to the specifics, here is Bryant's statement on the incident: "What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration...
  • First Homosexual Caveman Found

    04/10/2011 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 55 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 6, 2011 | None Listed
    First Homosexual Caveman FoundArchaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world's oldest known gay caveman. Archeologists believe they have discovered a 'transsexual' or 'third gender grave' in the Czech Republic.The male body – said to date back to between 2900-2500BC – was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age.The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves."From history and ethnology, we...
  • Demographer: US has 4M adults who identify as gay

    04/07/2011 3:41:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How many gay men and lesbians are there in the United States? Gary Gates has an idea but acknowledges pinpointing a solid figure remains an elusive task. Gates' best estimate, derived from five studies that have asked subjects about their sexual orientation, is that the nation has about 4 million adults who identify as being gay or lesbian, representing 1.7 percent of the 18-and-over population.
  • Senate Democrats: ‘Don’t Filibuster’ Gay Service Ban

    09/21/2010 5:54:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    In his State of the Union address last January, President Obama repeated a campaign-trail promise to the gay community. By the end of the year, Mr. Obama said, he would seek a full repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. If the Democrats can’t muster 60 votes to cut off debate, the delay on “don’t ask, don’t tell” would be a blow to gay activists. Two senators, Richard Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, and Joseph I. Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, plan a news conference this morning to urge their colleagues to vote in favor of moving the legislation forward....
  • Judge upholds ruling against photographers who declined work at homosexual ceremony

    12/18/2009 10:11:50 AM PST · by NYer · 70 replies · 2,064+ views
    cna ^ | December 18, 2009
    Albuquerque, N.M., Dec 18, 2009 / 04:12 am (CNA).- Attorneys for a small photography company charged with violating anti-discrimination laws for declining to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony” are planning to appeal a New Mexico judge’s decision to uphold the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission’s ruling against them.The Albuquerque company, Elane Photography, is co-owned by Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jon. They are being represented by attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF).In 2006 a woman named Vanessa Willock asked them to photograph a “commitment ceremony” that she and another woman wanted to hold in Taos, N.M. State law does...
  • The Astounding Impact of the Ruthless Manipulation of Militant Gay Activists!

    12/18/2009 5:40:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 8 replies · 653+ views
    Catholic Prophecy Today ^ | 2009 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Over a hundred years ago the homosexual act was considered Sodomy and it was identified as an act. It still is Sodomy. IT WAS REFERRED TO AS THE HOMOSEXUAL ACT. BUT IN THE 1960’S IT WAS THEN CONDITIONED. The condition of homosexuality was redefined as a condition rather than an act. It did not change, it was just redefined. What really happened here was while you can criticize an act and you can even say it is a criminal act, how do you criticize a condition that someone suffers with? How can you criticize the act that one commits who...
  • Court tosses Prop. 8 ruling on strategy papers (CA against gay marriage)

    12/11/2009 7:03:00 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 16 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronical ^ | 11 Dec, 2008 | The Chronical staff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court in San Francisco has reversed a judge's order that backers of Proposition 8, the state initiative that banned same-sex marriage, give their campaign strategy documents to opponents trying to overturn the measure. In a unanimous ruling today, the Ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals tossed out the order that Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued in October against backers of Prop. 8, which state voters approved in November 2008. Walker had said lawyers for two same-sex couples and a gay-rights group were entitled to see internal memos and e-mails between Yes on 8...
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • Fury as lesbian is chosen by Anglican Church to be a bishop

    12/05/2009 4:29:16 PM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 105 replies · 3,043+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06th December 2009 | Jonathan Petre
    The worldwide Anglican Church has been plunged into a fresh crisis after a lesbian was chosen as its second gay bishop. In a move that will dismay the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, Canon Mary Glasspool was elected as an assistant bishop for the diocese of Los Angeles. The Rev Rod Thomas, the leader of the conservative evangelical group Reform and a member of the General Synod, said: ‘I feel deeply ashamed that this is happening in the Anglican Church. ‘I think a schism is absolutely inevitable.’
  • Gay-marriage supporters in Waterloo gird for Statehouse fight (amendment to overturn court)

    12/04/2009 1:02:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1,692+ views
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 12/4/2009 | Mary Stegmeir
    WATERLOO - The Iowa Legislature doesn't reconvene until January, but same-sex marriage opponents already have started drafting an amendment that could overturn last spring's Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. "We're pretty sure (the issue) is going to be brought up several times," said Matthew Skuya, deputy field director of One Iowa, the state's largest group of gay and lesbian activists. "And I think it's important that we all do as much as we can to ensure marriage equality remains a part of our communities." Gay marriage supporters met Thursday night during a forum at Waterloo's public library. Nearly 60...
  • D.C. Council Overwhelmingly Approves Same-Sex "Marriage" Law

    12/01/2009 11:31:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies · 2,200+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Dec 1 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert and Peter Smith
    Tuesday December 1, 2009 D.C. Council Overwhelmingly Approves Same-Sex "Marriage" Law By Kathleen Gilbert and Peter SmithWASHINGTON, DC, December 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - By a lopsided majority, the District of Columbia City Council voted this afternoon to approve legislation that opens the legal definition of marriage to include homosexual couples. The vote went through despite strong protests from the city's religious leaders who said that the law violates individual conscience rights and religious liberty. The "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009" passed on the first vote by an overwhelming 11-2 margin. The measure was predicted...
  • After major same sex marriage research, liberal CA org says: "We do not see a path to victory."

    11/30/2009 9:48:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1,425+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/30/9 | Joe Garofoli
    The effort to get same sex marriage on the California ballot in 2010 took a hit Monday. Rick Jacbos, the leader of the 700,000-member Courage Campaign just told us that after spending more than $200,000 on "qualitative research" into the issue in California that "We do not see a path to victory." So, the Courage Campaign sent a note to its supporters Monday calling for "for more research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot." Lambda Legal, a LGBT legal organization, said largely the same thing Monday. Jacobs told us that the research -- led...
  • Little Green Footballs: "Why I Parted Ways With The Right"

    12/01/2009 6:43:17 AM PST · by steve-b · 129 replies · 4,321+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | 12/1/09 | Joe Gandelman
    I recently did some posts noting a developing split in the Democratic party ranks -- a split likely to be greatly accentuated if, as expected, President Barack Obama announces hefty troop increases for a surge-but-we-won't-call-it-that in Afghanistan. But there signs of cracks in the GOP's wall as well -- and here's one of them: Little Green Footballs, long considered one of the conservative mega-sites in terms of its big readership, has a post "Why I Parted Ways With The Right." It's in the form of a list which you can read in full here....
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • St. Louis Archbishop responds to gay rights protest outside cathedral

    11/30/2009 3:30:15 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 813+ views
    cna ^ | November 30, 2009
    Archbishop Robert J. Carlson St. Louis, Mo., Nov 30, 2009 / 06:17 pm (CNA).- In a statement Monday, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis responded to a demonstration held outside the city's cathedral by a gay rights group protesting the use of archdiocesan funds to defend traditional marriage in Maine. Catholics have an obligation to “carry out Christ's teachings, whether in the privacy of our own home or in the public square,” stated the prelate on the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.On Sunday, gay rights organization Show Me No Hate protested the donation of $10,000 that the Archdiocese...
  • Episcopal role OK’d in gays’ weddings

    11/29/2009 9:48:43 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies · 1,532+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 30 November 2009 | Michael Paulson
    Five years after same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts, the local Episcopal bishop yesterday gave permission for priests in Eastern Massachusetts to officiate at same-sex weddings. The decision by Bishop M. Thomas Shaw III was immediately welcomed by advocates of gay rights in the Episcopal Church, who have chafed at local rules that allowed priests to bless same-sex couples, but not sign the documents that would solemnize their marriages. The decision is likely to exacerbate tensions in the Episcopal Church and the global denomination to which it belongs, the Anglican Communion, which has faced significant division in the wake of...
  • Schumer: 'Gay marriage' is goal in all 50 states

    11/26/2009 2:17:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 90 replies · 3,453+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Oct 28, 2009 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP)--Delivering a more forthright speech than is often seen from politicians on the issue, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer -- the third ranking member of the Senate -- told a homosexual group last week that "gay marriage" supporters "must not rest" until it is legalized in all 50 states. Schumer's comments came as Maine prepares for Tuesday's vote that will decide the future of "gay marriage" there. If Question 1 passes it would overturn a new state law that legalized "marriage" for same-sex couples. But if it fails it would be the first time any state will have approved "gay...

    11/21/2009 3:54:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 1,208+ views
    Catholic League ^ | November 20, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    GAY ACTIVISTS BULLY D.C. PRIESTS November 20, 2009Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses a serious issue involving gay activists in the District of Columbia:A new homosexual website, ChurchOuting.org, is intent on publicly disclosing who the gay priests are in the Archdiocese of Washington. The goal of this outing is to intimidate gay priests, as well as heterosexual priests who may be “romantically involved,” into voicing objections to the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. This initiative is the work of Phil Attey, self-described as “Liberal-Gay-Ardent Obama Supporter”; he was active in the Obama Pride Metro-DC campaign. According to one...
  • GLOBE Magazine: Obama's gay lover gets revenge!

    11/19/2009 10:17:31 PM PST · by jeltz25 · 62 replies · 8,252+ views
    Author Larry Sinclair, who insists he had sex and did cocaine with Barack Obama, is taking his campaign for revenge to Congress - and insiders say the furious First Lady vows to crush him! GLOBE bares all the details of the bitter battle in an exclusive you can't afford to miss
  • Texas' gay marriage ban may have banned all marriages (Unfortunate drafting error)

    11/19/2009 7:16:17 AM PST · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,338+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11.19.09 | Dave Montgomery
    Barbara Ann Radnofsky,Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state. The amendment declares that "marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B: "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic...
  • Cheney's Daughter, Partner Have 2nd Child (Oh, joy!)

    11/19/2009 4:44:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 100 replies · 4,073+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Staff
    Washington (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney has delivered a baby girl. It's the second child for Cheney and her partner of more than 17 years, Heather Poe. Sarah Lynne Cheney was born Wednesday morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces. She is the seventh grandchild of the former vice president and his wife, Lynne. Mary Cheney and Poe had their first child, Samuel David Cheney, in 2007.
  • Judge Orders Compensation For Gay Couple Denied Benefits [Govt. By Judiciary!]

    11/18/2009 1:06:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 797+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 18, 2009
    Judge Orders Compensation For Gay Couple Denied Benefits November 18, 2009 A federal judge today ordered compensation for a Los Angeles couple denied spousal benefits by the federal government because they are gay men. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt deemed the denial of healthcare and other benefits to the spouse of federal public defender Brad Levenson to be a violation of the Constitution's guarantee of due process and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is prohibited by California state law. Levenson married his longtime partner, Tony Sears, on July 12, 2008, during the five-month...
  • 'Gay' Jihad

    11/13/2009 8:46:38 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 21 replies · 1,326+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 11-13-09 | Matt Barber
    It never ceases to amaze me the degree to which liberals – the self-styled proponents of “tolerance” and “diversity”… the mind-numbingly sanctimonious arbiters of “hate” – consistently prove to be the most intolerant and hateful among us. But regrettably, since the recent passage of “Question 1” – the voter initiative that threw out counterfeit “gay marriage” in Maine – the level of hate-filled bile we’ve come to expect from the left has morphed from malicious to menacing. In the wake of the horrific act of Islamic domestic terrorism at Fort Hood Texas, it’s been learned that militant homosexual activists recently...
  • Barney Frank’s new gay attack on hetero/Christian America: ENDA is coming back this Wednesday

    11/16/2009 6:02:50 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 2,012+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 16, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The poisonous ENDA is back. Barney Frank, the champion of gay America, will force a “debate” on the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday. Indications are it has a good chance of being signed into law. Frank has 189 cosponsors for the latest ENDA bill H.R.3017 and six of them are Republicans. According to Congressman George Miller: “The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017), … would prohibit employment discrimination, preferential treatment, and retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers with 15 or more employees.” This sounds okay right? Think again. If gays were discriminated against...
  • State’s marriage equality law makes the town a destination (Ridgefield CT)

    11/15/2009 6:08:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 984+ views
    Ridgefield Press ^ | 11/15/2009 | Macklin Reid
    Connecticut’s year-old marriage equality law has meant hard-earned respect for same-sex couples — society’s official acceptance and the state’s unqualified recognition of their domestic happiness. “For same-sex couples, it’s a life-long dream” said Ridgefielder Barbara Simkins. “Who’d have thought there’d be such a day, that we’d have the same rights as every other human being in this country? But, unfortunately, it’s only in six states so far. I’m very very proud of Connecticut.” The state’s open-minded law has also made Ridgefield — with its pretty Main Street, nice restaurants, and a gay-owned bed and breakfast — a bit of a...