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  • Austrian court rules same-sex couples can marry from 2019

    12/05/2017 11:36:49 PM PST · by Impy · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-5-2017 | Nadine Schmidt and Hilary Clarke
    Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from the start of 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory. The Constitutional Court overturned a law that restricted same-sex unions to civil partnerships, according to court documents seen by CNN. The decision brings Austria into line with many other European nations including Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the UK.
  • Report: Several men accuse spouse of Senate President Stan Rosenberg of abuse (Massachusetts)

    11/30/2017 6:43:48 PM PST · by Impy · 89 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-30-2017 | Associated Press
    Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg said Thursday he was taking seriously a report that his husband sexually assaulted and harassed several men, including some with business before the Legislature. The Boston Globe reported it spoke with four men who said Bryon Hefner sexually assaulted and harassed them over the past few years. Three of the men told the Globe that Hefner grabbed their genitals and one said Hefner kissed him against his will. The Globe said it found no evidence Rosenberg knew about the alleged assaults. Hefner said in a statement to the Globe through his lawyer that he was...
  • Stranger's brilliant reaction helps engagement photo go viral

    12/20/2016 7:56:31 AM PST · by BJ1 · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2016 | Mark Molloy
    A couple’s engagement photo has been widely shared online thanks to an onlooker's brilliant reaction to the proposal. Law student Jessica Rodriguez proposed to her girlfriend Chelsea Miller at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the romantic proposal captured by photographer Ed Sanchez Perry. The joyous reaction of a woman who witnessed the surprise proposal, seen in the background of the photo, has touched the heart of many on social media. Ms Rodriguez’s brother shared the photo on Twitter with the caption: “My sister proposed to her GF today and look at that older woman's reaction.” He told BuzzFeed News:...
  • Archbishop of Lagos lauds Buhari for rejecting same sex marriage

    08/09/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vanguard ^ | 8/05/15
    Lagos – The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for dissociating Nigeria from same sex marriage. Martins, who spoke at the 3rd anniversary of his ordination and installation as the Archbishop of Lagos held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, said that Buhari’s rejection of same sex marriage on behalf of Nigeria indicated that he was a responsive leader. “About a week ago, the President won the applause of most Nigerians when during his visit to the United States he made it clear that Nigeria considers same sex union as contrary to...
  • The Open Letter (to Rainbow-y Relatives and Friends) That Demands a Response

    06/28/2015 3:01:06 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 66 replies
    self | 6/28/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Woo-hoo, yay, hurrah. The Supreme Court now says yes to homosexual “marriage.” Today, you’re all doing limp-wristed high-fives and toasting each other with your tall half-caff soy lattes. But, as usual, you don’t see the big picture. Keeping in line with your propensity for not thinking things through, you’ve neglected to consider something very important—something that will affect the lives of people you claim to love. Let’s get two facts out of the way first. There is no such thing as homosexual “marriage.” There never will be; there never can be. You can buy judges to rewrite the dictionary as...
  • Legalising Man-Dolphin Marriage Is Next

    02/03/2015 3:20:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 27 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Why shouldn't this man be (or have been) allowed to marry his dolphin sweetheart? After all, it's only "love" that matters in holy matrimony, not building a family and a safe environment in which to raise kids. It's all to do with "feelings" these days, little else is important, and obviously we are here talking about the feelings of adults. (The feelings of children of anomalous families carry little weight.) Love in particular, however defined. For some people, like paedophile Oscar Wilde who was paying to have sex with working-class rent boys, the definition of love is lust. A...
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla. Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who...
  • Petition against Italy's Freedom-Killing "Homophobia Bill"

    07/25/2013 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In Italy, several websites are collecting signatures for a petition opposing the "bill against homophobia and transphobia". It is an oppressive, totalitarian and dangerous piece of legislation, threatening freedom of speech and religion. The petition has already collected 24,000 signatures (including mine) in a few days. The Italian Parliament's lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, is about to discuss a new "bill against homophobia and transphobia". If approved, this law would have serious repercussions on the fundamental human rights recognized by the Italian Constitution, including the right to freedom of thought (art. 21) and freedom of religion (art. 19). Under...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support gay marriage?)

    06/26/2013 6:22:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies ^ | 6-26-13 | Daily News
    Wednesday's Poll Do you support gay marriage? Yes No
  • Russian parliament backs ban on 'gay propaganda

    02/27/2013 4:26:03 PM PST · by Westbrook · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:49pm EST | Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonnel
    Russia's parliament backed a draft law on Friday banning "homosexual propaganda" in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country's largely conservative society. ... "We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber.
  • Prepare for Gay Marriage [Warning]

    02/22/2013 6:59:14 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 102 replies
    head heart hand blog ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | David Murray
    Prepare for Gay Marriage I hate writing about this subject, but with both French and British parliaments passing gay marriage laws in the past week, weÂ’re reaching a no-turning-back point in our world. God is sovereign and specializes in last minute rescues, but barring a Mordecai-type intervention we might as well face up to the reality that gay marriage is coming down the pike at an unstoppable speed, and itÂ’s going to impact many Christians in damaging and even destructive ways. While continuing to pray, preach, and campaign against this (read these nine words again), we must also ask how...
  • Name-Calling: The Favored Weapon of Gay Marriage Supporters

    09/01/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 31, 2012 | Donald DeMarco
    I grew up in an Italian neighborhood, so my first understanding of bigotry was that it referred to a very large tree (“Hey, dat’s a big-a tree!”). Now, many years later, I know that it really means supporting traditional marriage. Like President Obama, I have “evolved.” I have advanced on the semantic spectrum from being ethnicized to being politicized. Who needs Noah Webster?William A. Jacobson is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Cornell University Law School. The sesquipedalian title of the statement he posted on July 29, 2012 encapsulates its essence: “Most important legacy of Obama’s gay marriage switch was...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-09-12 ("BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality")

    05/09/2012 4:16:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 9, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    This has not been a good week for Barack Obama. The One kicked off his re-election campaign--not that he has ever STOPPED campaigning--Obamassiah kicked off his re-election campaign the other day, and half the crowd in the stadium came disguised as empty seats. The Obama campaign rolled out an ad called "The Life of Julia," which portrays women as lifelong dependents on the federal government, but "Julia" was met with universal mockery. Then yesterday BO did manage to win the WV Dem primary, but 40% of the vote went to a federal inmate named Keith Judd. Enthusiasm gap, anyone?...
  • Stylist stops cutting governor's hair over gay-marriage stance

    02/23/2012 12:45:57 PM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/22/2012 | Staff
    When New Mexico governor Susana Martinez articulated her stance against gay marriage ("Domestic partnership is just another word for gay marriage, and I do not support [either]," she said during her election campaign), she might have anticipated political protest -- but she probably wasn't expecting her hairstylist to wage a one-man war against her hair. Antonio Darden, who runs Antonio's Hair Studio in Santa Fe, had previously cut the governor's hair three times, but says he refuses to do it again until she reconsiders her position. "I think it's just equality, dignity for everyone," Darden told KOB news. "My...
  • 'Poster couple' for gay rights in California is divorcing

    02/08/2012 2:30:23 PM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Irene Moore and Cary Berglund
    When gay couples first sought the right to legally wed in California, they argued that they were entitled to all of the benefits of marital bliss. It was only a matter of time before that benefit extended to the right to split up. -snip- Robin Tyler filed for divorce from Diane Olson on Jan. 25. The pair were among 14 same-sex couples who originally challenged the ban in 2008. In an exclusive interview with NBC4, Tyler spoke about her decision. "We're human and we went through difficult times," Tyler said. The marriage ran its course, she said. Tyler and...
  • [Iowa] House Freshmen: IMPEACH JUSTICES

    12/16/2010 12:01:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2010 | Al Bregar
    The Iowa SentinelDec. 16, 2010Al Bregar A little more than one month ago, on November 2nd, the voters of Iowa sent a very clear message that they will no longer tolerate the judicial activism that has come to characterize the Supreme Court of Iowa. For all intents and purposes that message was a loud and very clear order to Iowa’s highest court to cease and desist the unconstitutional behavior that has been so prevalent in the rulings of that court as of late. However, as Nathan Tucker at The Iowa Republican has so painstakingly pointed out; this is not the...
  • GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist(Love the Title!)

    09/26/2010 9:47:10 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies ^ | 09/26/10 | Bridgette P. LaVictoire
    GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist 09/26/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoireHomocon is exactly what Ann Coulter did yesterday. She conned a group of homosexuals to give her money while she demeaned them and went on in a very racist fashion. She apparently made a series of jokes and then went ahead and stated the predominantly wealthy conservative lesbians and gays that they should oppose marriage equality and said “I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage.” She then went on to parrot the usual run of why lesbians and gays...
  • The GOP Needs Candidates with Backbone

    04/24/2010 3:29:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2010 | Karen Karacsony
    While recently attending a candidate forum, I heard a prominent Republican candidate answer a question about gay marriage with the declaration, "I don't think the government should have anything to do with marriage." Huh? Fellow Republicans, let us be clear: The government has a whole lot to do with marriage. After all, we do not purchase marriage licenses at our local 7-11, but instead receive them from a government office -- and only after governmental officials have received the proper fees and documentation to certify the marriage. In fact, if we were to view a California License and Certificate of...
  • A President Romney would make no apologies

    03/26/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 130 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 03/26/2010 | Peter Lucas
    Here is one thing I am certain about: A President Mitt Romney would never have bowed to anyone -- not to Saudi King Abdullah, not to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Here's another thing: A President Romney would not have traveled around the world badmouthing his country and making apologies for it. Here's a third: A President Romney would never have ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay or lowered the American flag in Haiti.
  • Special "Protections" For a Marginalize Majority?

    05/28/2009 2:19:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 452+ views ^ | May 28, 2009 | Michael Medved
    The drive for same sex marriage stalled in New Hampshire over insistence by Governor John Lynch that the legislation must include strong protections for religious institutions and individuals who oppose such unions. This tactic – now adopted by gay marriage advocates across the country – may provide office holders with political cover but will offer very little legal security for defenders of traditional marriage. Legislative “conscience” provisions won’t survive lawsuits by agitators or judgments by activist jurists. If gay marriage is a fundamental human and constitutional “right,” then how could faith-based groups or religious individuals legally discriminate against the exercise...