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  • Franklin Graham: Obama shook fist at God by supporting same-sex marriage

    05/10/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    WSCO-TV ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012
    SNIP Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, issued a statement Thursday about the president’s decision. It said, in part, “In changing his position from that of Senator/candidate Obama, President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more.” Graham also said: “While the move to pass amendments defining marriage is relatively new, the definition of marriage is 8,000 years old and was defined not by man, but by...
  • 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?...
  • Bill Donohue: "Obama has always liked the idea of two men getting married"

    05/10/2012 3:32:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/9/2012 | Piers Morgan
    As Wednesday sees Barack Obama voice his support for same-sex marriage, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a host of experts and analysts, celebrities, and journalists, all charged with detailing and debating one of America's most-polarizing social issues. Joining Piers Morgan live for a face to face discussion, Chad Griffin explained the impact of the president's stance: "Every single night, LGBT people get in their beds, turn out the light, and instead of closing their eyes, and going to sleep like their friends, and their parents, and their colleagues, they stay awake and stare at the ceiling fearing the next...
  • State Sen. Jim Alesi[R]: Gay Marriage Vote Sunk Me

    05/10/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Celeste Katz
    One of the four state Senate Republicans who broke ranks to vote for New York’s gay marriage bill last year will not seek reelection this fall. Sen. James Alesi (R-Rochester) told the Daily News Wednesday night that he believes his vote in favor of the landmark gay marriage legislation would have severely hampered his chances in a GOP primary this year. He said the vote — which passed 33-29 due to the GOP defectors — cost him the support of the leadership of the local Republican and Conservative parties. They are now backing his primary opponent. “I’ve gotten a...
  • Obama backs same-sex marriage, fires up both sides

    05/10/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama's historic move Wednesday to support same-sex marriage could ripple all the way to the November election, helping unite his liberal base while threatening to ignite evangelical voters who have yet to commit to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, political experts said. But while the public debate over same-sex marriage has sparked explosive political clashes in the past, observers on both sides said it is unlikely to be a game-changer this year, when the economy is the top issue for most voters. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with ABC...
  • Pro wrestler tells traditional marriage supporters: ‘Kill yourself,’ ‘Drink bleach’

    05/10/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ben Johnson
    STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – WWE wrestling superstar C.M. Punk strikes an aggressive pose inside the ring, but it seems he saved his hardest blows for supporters of the traditional family. On Monday, the grappler told his Twitter followers he opposed North Carolina’s constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which passed in a landslide on Tuesday. One of his followers responded, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk then replied, “Kill yourself.” He told another supporter of the nuclear family to “drink...
  • Mashing the Throttle on the Highway to Hell (Obama & gay marriage)

    05/10/2012 7:12:14 AM PDT · by Marathoner · 28 replies
    Ann Barnhardt website ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    I'm not much for people declaring their "gut feelings" and "women's intuition" and stuff like that, but I will now say that I have the very, very strong feeling that we are on the final countdown to the shit well and truly hitting the fan. Europe is imploding and is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Nigel Farage delivered an address on the floor of the EU today in which he predicted full-on hot war in Europe and the re-ascendency of totalitarian National Socialism very soon. He said that events are unfolding almost exactly like they did in...
  • California Considers Legislation Making it a Crime to Counsel Children Not to Be Homosexual

    05/10/2012 7:03:15 AM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 9, 2012 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) - Conservative pro-family groups in California are making preparations to challenge what they call a “dangerous” bill banning "reparative therapy" for teens that is on a fast track through the California State Senate. California Senate Bill 1172 would make it illegal for therapists, psychologists, counselors and parents to engage in any kind of “sexual orientation change efforts” against children 18 and younger. Violators could be subject to arrest, fines, possible jail time. The bill, which passed out of a legislative committee Tuesday on a 5-3 vote, would also require adults to sign a consent form before they could seek...
  • Obama & Gay Marriage: Is GOP best response: "Romney did it too" OR "Romney did it First"?

    05/10/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 10 May 12 | Xzins
    Barack Obama has come out of the closet....at least about gay marriage. Until now he has kept Willie and Pete stuffed in a corner behind Moochelle's expensive sweaters and shoes. Tiring of hiding them, and with so much cash and positive media coverage at stake, he finally ushered them out into the limelight as his version of North Carolina smackdown. How dare those yokel Tarheels vote down gay marriage! Damn hillbillies! Republicans have rallied to North Carolina's side! Uhhh....wait a minute...last night's Fox News "Red Eye" spent most of the showing demeaning all things North Carolina decision as well. How...
  • Obama endorses gay ‘marriage’: says support based on Jesus, Golden Rule

    05/10/2012 5:04:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has flip-flopped on gay “marriage” for the second time, endorsing same-sex marriage in an interview today, in which he said his decision was motivated in part by his Christian faith and his belief in the Golden Rule. “I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC News reporter Robin Roberts in an interview to air this evening. He added that his wife, Michelle, agreed with him. “We’ve talked...
  • California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy [Help Defeat Pervert state Sen. Lieu!]

    05/09/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 09, 2012 | James Eng
    California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy California may ban a controversial therapy designed to convert teens from gay to straight. By James Eng A California lawmaker says he’s optimistic about the prospects of a bill that would make it illegal for therapists in the state to try to “convert” gay youths. Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, says so-called “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy wrongfully treats homosexuality as a disease and can be dangerous to minors. If his bill becomes law, California would become the first state to ban therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian teens...
  • Marriage (E-Mail from Mr. Obama)

    05/09/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    May 9, 2012 | Barack H. Obama
    Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. I hope you'll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality: http://my.barackobama.com/Marriage I've always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution. But over the course of several years I've...
  • President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 5:34:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 132 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/9/2012 | Norah O'Donnell
    President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday, just hours after North Carolina adopted a constitutional amendment to ban it -- one of 41 states where same-sex marriage is illegal. President Obama's declaration does not change any law, but it does inject a contentious social issue into the race for the White House. "For me personally it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Mr. Obama said. CBS News correspondent Norah O'Donnell reports Mr. Obama has often said he was in favor of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and...
  • Celebs tweet Obama’s praises over marriage

    05/09/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Joel Connelly
    Air Force One will feel a tailwind as it heads from Seattle to Southern California on Thursday, as show biz celebrities heaped praise on President Obama for declaring that he supports the right of same-sex couples to marry. Obama is headed for a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the home of Oscar-winning actor George Clooney. The entertainment industry has helped change attitudes in America with depiction of gay and lesbian characters in TV sitcoms and movies. Here is a sampling of celebrity tweets on Obama’s marriage announcement. –Alec Baldwin: “Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo. –Kathy Griffin: “POTUS & VPOTUS:...
  • Why ABC's Robin Roberts Got the Exclusive (ABC producer: Obama chose her because she's black)

    05/09/2012 5:33:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    For President Barack Obama’s ground-breaking interview on gay marriage, the White House turned to a friendly face - ABC’s Robin Roberts. She’s a respected journalist who knows both Barack and Michelle Obama well, isn’t regarded as a difficult “gotcha” interrogator, and whose own identity - and shared love of sports with Obama - was a key factor in the decision to grant her one of the biggest gets of the president’s time in office, according to insiders at ABC and elsewhere. “The White House went with Robin because of her personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews — but also...
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • NOW Celebrates President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

    05/09/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    NOW Celebrates President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill May 9, 2012 The National Organization for Women applauds President Barack Obama's announcement today supporting marriage equality. The president's statement marks a proud moment in history, and is an especially welcome antidote to yesterday's vote in North Carolina enshrining discrimination into that state's constitution. We commend President Obama for standing with the LGBT community and millions of others in this country who support marriage for same-sex couples. Marriage is recognized as a fundamental right in this country and, as such, it cannot legitimately be withheld from...
  • Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality

    05/09/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality May 09, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama declared his support for marriage equality: “Today marks progress for the civil rights of LGBT Americans and all Americans. With President Obama’s support, we look forward to the day when all American families are treated equally in the eyes of the law. “Republicans are standing on the wrong side of history. Just yesterday, a Republican-backed amendment to ban same-sex marriage passed in North Carolina. Here in the House, Republican leaders refuse to bring...
  • Against Me!'s Tom Gabel speaks on being transgender [BARF]

    05/09/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT · by Third Person · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9th, 2012 | Denise Quan
    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel speaks out on being transgender, and shares her plans to transition from a man to a woman. The punk rocker has been privately struggling with gender dysphoria, and will soon start taking hormones and receiving electrolysis treatments, Rolling Stone reports. Gabel is the highest profile musician to ever come out as transgender, although not the first overall, as MTV notes, and she tells Rolling Stone that's precisely the reason she's publicly sharing her story. Prior to talking to Rolling Stone, Gabel had only revealed her plans to transition to...
  • Obama: Teachings Of Jesus Christ Helped Change My Mind on Gay Marriage

    05/09/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    In 1996, Barack Obama supported gay marriage. In 2004, while running for Senate in Illinois, Obama was against it, he said, because of his religious faith. But in his big interview today, President Obama cited the teachings of Jesus Christ as a reason for his decision to support gay marriage: Roberts asked the president if First Lady Michelle Obama was involved in this decision. Obama said she was, and he talked specifically about his own faith in responding. “This is something that, you know, we’ve talked about over the years and she, you know, [the First Lady] feels the same...
  • Fox’s Shep Smith on Gay Marriage: Republicans On ‘Wrong Side Of History’(video)

    05/09/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | May 9, 2012
    “What I’m most curious about is whether it’s your belief that in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest if Republicans would go out on the limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly, without much question, on the wrong side of history on it.”
  • The President Who Opposes the Right to Life Admits to ABC News He Opposes Marriage

    05/09/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/9/12 | Keith A Fournier
    The main stream media is abuzz over the acknowledgement by President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. The politically correct way of writing about his announcement would be to follow the verbal engineers in the Human Rights Campaign, the Nation's largest Public Interest Law Firm, and say the President supports "marriage equality". I will not do so... Homosexual Equivalency activists want us to hail the Presidents "evolution" as some sort of enlightened act when it is just plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation. Borrowing...
  • Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

    05/09/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/09/12 | Neil Munro
    Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NCBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state. The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on change.org immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution. The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a...
  • Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/09/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriageBy Mike Lillis - 05/09/12 04:55 PM ET Behind Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a long list of House Democrats hailed President Obama's support for gay marriage Wednesday, saying Republicans are "on the wrong side of history" for their continued opposition. The swift and enthusiastic reaction from Pelosi and others is indication that the Democrats see support for gay marriage as a political benefit — not an albatross — on the campaign trail this year. Obama on Wednesday ended his years-long balancing act surrounding gay marriage, telling ABC News that he...
  • W.H.: Biden forced Obama’s hand on gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-9-12 | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    For President Barack Obama and his team, the decision to back gay marriage came down to a choice between two unpalatable alternatives: support it and brave the backlash in battleground states where the issue could be a liability — or keep silent and be accused by allies of gutlessness and putting politics over principle. Administration officials said the president planned to announce his support before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this September. But they admit that Vice President Joe Biden did, indeed, force their hand.
  • Breaking: Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

    05/09/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Guy Benson
    An absolutely inevitable headline, although its somewhat awkward timing is sure to raise a few eyebrows.  President Obama was expected to come around on this issue after the 2012 election, but this week's firestorm finally pushed the White House's lame and cynical  "he's evolving" formulation to the brink.  Caught in an untenable position, Obama at last decided to share his true thoughts on same-sex marriage with the American people, via a hastily-arranged interview with ABC News (video HERE):   "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and...
  • Landslide victory in North Carolina proves gay ‘marriage’ not inevitable say marriage supporters

    05/09/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Ben Johnson
    The movement to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman marched forward yesterday as an emphatic majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment forbidding activist judges from redefining the family. Amendment One, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on Tuesday by 61 percent to 39 percent. On his daily podcast Wednesday morning, Dr. Albert Mohler referred to the vote as a “landslide.” Peter LaBarbera, president of the family values group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) told LifeSiteNews.com the vote’s impact is “huge.” “The thrust of the message from the other side is that...
  • Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry. Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Oklahoma City, Romney said his position on same sex marriage is unchanged despite Obama's shift on the issue. "I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. "I have the same view I've had since, well, running...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Obama supports gay marriage: Shep Smith warns GOP not to be ‘on the wrong side of history’

    05/09/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Cutline ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dylan Stableford
    Moments after ABC revealed that President Obama said during a taped interview with "Good Morning America" that he supports gay marriage, Fox News' Shepard Smith applauded the president, and warned conservatives not to use the evolution of Obama's view on same sex unions as part of its presidential campaign. "The President of the United States, now in the 21st century," Smith said. "What I'm most curious about, in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly,...
  • Obama backs gay marriage, answering speculation on 'evolving' position (Sign an Executive Order)

    05/09/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Fox News
    President Obama on Wednesday endorsed same-sex marriages, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to take that position following days of speculation about his "evolving" stance on the issue. The president used a hastily called TV interview to make his position clear. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News. The president, who was previously opposed to the unions, explained that he's gone through an "evolution." Obama said he initially thought civil unions...
  • Standing on Solid Rock, Not Sinking Sand

    05/09/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Recently I read a masterful article in The Christian Post by Dr. Albert Mohler, who is nothing short of a modern-day prophet. In the article, Dr. Mohler warns, “The urgency to reach people with the Gospel can, if the church is not faithful and watchful, tempt us to subvert the Gospel by redefining its terms.” Specifically, Dr. Mohler drew attention to how some evangelical megachurches appear to be softening their positions on homosexuality. He calls on evangelical leaders to steer clear of the sinking sand of celebrating homosexuality—a quicksand that the mainline churches, I believe, have fallen into. Many evangelicals...
  • Viewing child pornography online not a crime: New York court ruling

    05/09/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 9 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court. The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer's cache. < snip >
  • Obama in 2004: 'I Don't Think Marriage Is a Civil Right'

    05/09/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama's position on same sex marriage might be "evolving," as he's admitted himself, but he wasn't always so unclear about where he stood. Consider this interview from 2004: Q: “Mr. Obama, you've said that your religious faiths, your religious faith, dictates that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Would you elaborate on that?” OBAMA: “Well, what I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to...
  • Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

    05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 3:15 p.m. ET- President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates. Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative. Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had "concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples...
  • OBAMA FLIP FLOPS ON GAY MARRIAGE---declares support

    05/09/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT · by WellyP · 43 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9 May 2012 | Fox News
    Obama supports guay marriage!
  • Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 386 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein
    President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of...
  • Why Obama has nothing to fear from backing marriage equality (Go ahead Obama, support it)

    05/09/2012 9:42:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/9/2012 | Harry J Enten
    Barack Obama continues to frustrates the LGBT community and its supporters by not coming out and endorsing same-sex marriage, despite his approving of civil unions. The question many have is whether he hasn't done so because of a political judgment about the possible costs and benefits involved. In which case, how would it break for the president's campaign to back marriage equality? Despite Obama's well-publicised claim that his personal view is "evolving", there seems to be underlying assumption among same-sex marriage advocates that the president privately does support same-sex marriage, but that he is afraid to admit it for fear...
  • Snr. Obama Advisor: Obama Will 'Certainly' Endorse Same-Sex Marriage 'After the Election'

    05/09/2012 10:28:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    bretibart ^ | 5/9/12 | John Nolte
    Ryan Lizza, a Washington correspondent for 'The New Yorker,' tweeted out a statement from a SENIOR Obama advisor today: Sr. BO adviser to me re: BO endorsing gay marriage: BO "may get around to it before this election but he certainly will after the election." If true, I guess we're once again learning what Obama has in mind after the election when he has more "flexibility." There's also news on the Twitter-nets that Obama's going to or already has done an interview in order to clarify his position on same-sex marriage, you know, because the words "for" or "against" require...
  • Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today

    05/09/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2012 | Peter Wallsten
    The president has been under intense pressure for his self-described “evolving” position on the issue since Sunday, when NBC aired an interview in which Vice President Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage. Biden’s comments put Obama on the spot, exposing the president’s position to ridicule among gay-rights activists who see it as a wink-and-nod stance to avoid alienating conservative swing voters as well as African-Americans and Latinos key to Obama’s reelection. The president’s challenge was evident in Tuesday’s vote in North Carolina, one of the campaign’s targeted states, where voters overwhelmingly backed a constitutional amendment to ban...
  • Impromptu midnight march through downtown opposing Amendment One [Ashville, NC - photos]

    05/09/2012 7:55:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Mountain Xpress ^ | May 9, 2012 | Max Cooper and Bill Rhodes
    A group of seventy-five to 100 people staged an impromptu march against Amendment One downtown early Wednesday morning. Starting spontaneously just hours after the people of North Carolina voted to amend the state's constitution to ensure that marriage between one man and one woman will be the state's only legal domestic union, the march at times bordered on becoming a riot. Protesters chanted obscene slogans and threw firecrackers, encouraging bar patrons to join them as they marched through the streets, ending up at the Vance Monument, where the march began. Despite its rowdiness, the march remained peaceful. After blocking the...
  • The Gay Old Party?

    05/09/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5-9-12 | Daniel Allott
    President Obama and his lieutenants aren't the only ones whose views on same-sex marriage are "evolving." Republicans -- including prominent conservative office-holders, pundits and activists -- are increasingly endorsing key parts of the gay-rights agenda. What do former Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Governor Sarah Palin, columnist Ann Coulter and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist have in common? They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community. Cheney publicly endorsed gay marriage years ago. In January, Christie appointed New Jersey's first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Priebus has...
  • Gallup: Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage (Dems/Independents for, Republicans against)

    05/08/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/08/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Fifty percent of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages -- down slightly from 53% last year, but marking only the second time in Gallup's history of tracking this question that at least half of Americans have supported legal same-sex marriage. Forty-eight percent say such marriages should not be legal. These results -- based on Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 3-6 -- come at a time when Vice President Joe Biden's remarks on "Meet the Press" Sunday have at least temporarily brought the...
  • Maryland GOP gives voters the last word

    05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | David Hill
    When Marylanders go to the polls in November, the most interesting races might not involve political candidates. The state’s voters will elect eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. senator, and will help choose a president, but an unprecedented slate of ballot initiatives is expected to set the state’s course on social issues, including same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, and potentially on gambling and congressional redistricting. This will be the first time in 20 years that a voter-petitioned referendum makes the state’s ballot, and as many as three could appear. All were initiated by Republicans who...
  • Top Obama Donors Withholding Money From His Super PAC (Outraged He Didn't Sign E.O. On Gay Workers)

    05/08/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 8, 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    There’s a price to pay for not being fabulous.Via WaPo: Some leading gay and progressive donors are so angry over President Obama’s refusal to sign an executive order barring same sex discrimination by federal contractors that they are refusing to give any more money to the pro-Obama super PAC, a top gay fundraiser’s office tells me. In some cases, I’m told, big donations are being withheld. Jonathan Lewis, the gay philanthropist and leading Democratic fundraiser, is one of many gay advocates who has been working behind the scenes to pressure Obama to change his mind. When Obama decided against the...
  • Obama 'disappointed' with NC ban on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says he's "disappointed" with North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a Tuesday statement that the ban on same-sex unions is "divisive and discriminatory." French says same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. North Carolinians overwhelming voted Tuesday to amend their state constitution, strengthening a state law that already outlawed same-sex unions.
  • North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions

    05/08/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid "domestic legal partnership" in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP's projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution. The state already outlawed gay marriage, but the constitutional amendment makes it more difficult for politicians to ever change the law. The amendment also means that a handful of North Carolina municipalities that extended benefits to the domestic partners of their...
  • Obama's vague gay marriage stance under scrutiny

    05/07/2012 8:33:38 PM PDT · by quantim · 13 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | May 7, 9:18 PM EDT | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's election-year vagueness on gay marriage is coming under fresh scrutiny. Education Secretary Arne Duncan broke ranks with the White House on Monday, stating his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage one day after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that he supported gay marriage as well. Obama aides worked to manage any political fallout. They said the back-to-back remarks by two top administration officials represented personal viewpoints and were not part of a coordinated effort to lay groundwork for a shift in the president's position. Obama aides also tried to use the latest flare-up in the...
  • Obama Campaign Seeks Middle Ground on Gay Marriage [Big Lie Alert!]

    05/08/2012 5:28:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT ^ | 5/7/12 | Rebekah Metzler
    Thanks to a pair of top Obama administration officials recently pronouncing their support for it, the issue of gay marriage has rocketed into political headlines six months before Election Day. Same-sex marriage advocates also say the issue could have implications during the presidential election, thanks in part to the number of states scheduled to hold referenda on related issues. "We here at the [Human Rights Campaign] are saying that 2012 will be the year of marriage," says Fred Sainz, vice president of communications and marketing for the group, which bills itself as the largest civil rights organization promoting equality for...
  • Team Obama Looks For Wedge Issue with Gay Marriage (While the Middle-Class still struggles)

    05/08/2012 3:38:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Chris Stirewalt
    “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties.” -- Vice President Joe Biden on “Meet the Press.” The economy is faltering and Mitt Romney scores better with voters on his ability to turn it around than does President Obama. If that dynamic remains the main force behind the 2012 election, Obama will lose. But, if Obama can find enough wedge issues with which to pry away potential Romney voters, he might...