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  • More States Challenge US Anti-gay Marriage Law

    09/09/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/08/2012 | AP
    Vermont's attorney general says the state is the latest (after NY and CT) to ask an appeals court to rule that the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. ...
  • Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage

    09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2 September 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was “too much, too fast, too soon,” the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone. “Another important societal cue that things are shifting,” said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. “As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues...
  • Chick-fil-A: Anti-Gay Marriage Chain Set to Open More Bay Area Restaurants

    08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The San Francisco Weekly ^ | August 21, 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that San Franciscans reamed last month, has given the gay marriage movement a few more potential Bay Area locations to stage future kiss-ins. According to media outlets, the Atlanta-based chain bought property in Novato in Marin County this past month with hopes of opening a new restaurant soon, and it has other plans to expand to the East Bay. Naturally, this news has left a bad taste in the mouths of the LGBT community. Stuart Gaffney, media director of MarriageEquality USA, told SF Weekly that he wasn't confident the fast-food chain would thrive in this...
  • Why Romney Will Defeat Obama

    08/23/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | August 22, 2012 | Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
    The contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the presidency will end with a decisive, and possibly even a landslide, victory for Romney in November. Polling data that hasn’t even come close to supporting this contention of mine is of no relevance. Outside of political junkies, the rest of the electorate doesn’t begin paying attention to election races until after Labor Day. Furthermore, Obama has heretofore outspent Romney vis-à-vis (intensely negative) campaign ads — in spite of the fact that Romney has by far and away outraised Obama in campaign donations. Campaign finance laws preventing Romney from spending a...
  • Judge won't void Democratic primary won by anti-gay candidate

    08/18/2012 11:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A federal judge this week refused to void the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate won by an anti-gay candidate the party has disavowed. --snip-- The petition contended that the party committed fraud because it could have kept Clayton off the ballot by meeting an April deadline to tell the state he wasn't a bona fide Democrat under the party's by-laws. The lawsuit also claimed the state's alphabetical arrangement of candidates' names on the ballot creates an unfair advantage for some candidates. The petition noted Clayton's 2008 Senate race, in which he lost to former state Democratic Party chairman Bob...
  • Sophia Bush: 'Chick-fil-A anti-gay stance an insult to god'

    08/14/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | August 13, 2012 | Justin Harp
    Sophia Bush has declared that Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance is an insult to god. The fast food chain sparked controversy last month when its president Dan Cathy expressed his opposition to same sex marriage. Cathy's comments have led to protests by marriage equality advocates as well as demonstrations of support by some conservative groups. Bush weighed in on the controversy over the weekend, telling E! News that Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage should not be tolerated. "Here's my issue - it shocks me how many people come to their defense, first of all. I'm sorry, it's 2012, if you really think...
  • Chick-fil-A and hate? Where's the proof?

    08/11/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | August 11, 2012 | Kemper C. Stone
    Newspapers reported that "only a few" same-sex couples showed up at Chick-fil-A to "counteract the hundreds ... against same-sex marriage." There are two major reasons for this. The reason there was such a large turnout at the Chick-fil-A "buycott" was not in opposition to same-sex marriage or in support of those who do oppose it, but to protest the dishonest, vicious and unconstitutional outbursts of those who are leading and joining the attack on Chick-fil-A. I can't deny that many do oppose marriage for same-sex couples, but American history is replete with other situations in which defenders of the First...
  • Romney-Ryan Ticket Out of Touch with Americans on LGBT Equality (Lavender Mafia not happy)

    08/11/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate this morning, giving us a 2012 GOP ticket that could roll back much of the progress we've seen toward full equality. Ryan’s voting record in Congress – and his public remarks – make it clear that he does not support the dignity of LGBT Americans; a matter on which he is out-of-touch with the majority of Americans – even those within the Republican Party. Paul Ryan does not support LGBT families, and has voted against allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt. He voted against hate crime protections. He...
  • Chick-fil-A to be issue in gay marriage votes

    08/10/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michael Foust, associate editor
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- In a sign that the debate over Chick-fil-A is not going away, traditional groups in the four states voting on gay marriage this fall apparently are set to make the pushback against the restaurant an issue, arguing that the intimidation and name-calling aimed at Chick-fil-A were only a preview of what will happen to traditionalists if marriage is redefined. In recent days pro-traditional marriage groups in Maine and Washington state have sent emails to supporters referencing the Chick-fil-A controversy, with one of them warning "there will be profound consequences" if gay marriage is legalized. The National...
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • Commentary: Chick-fil-a day only fattened Cathy's wallet (Hurl, you will)

    08/08/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    You know all those people who made last Wednesday the most profitable single day in Chick-fil-A’s history? I’m still trying to figure out how they managed to eat the thousands of chicken sandwiches they bought – while simultaneously patting themselves on the back with both hands in honor of their political stand. By filling Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s coffers with even more moolah than usual, many somehow feel they were striking a blow for traditional marriage and free speech in America. Buffalo chips. They didn’t do a thing in the world except help fatten a corporate chieftain’s bottom line and...
  • Shep Smith Takes a Dig at Chick-fil-A Holiday (FreeRepublic referenced)

    08/06/2012 10:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Boston Edge ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jason St. Amand
    Fox News’ Shep Smith, the host of the cable news channel’s primetime "Studio B," seemed to take issue with the controversial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which was created by former Gov. Mike Huckabee -- a fellow Fox News anchor -- and turned out to be one of the company’s best days regarding sales. Smith, who has stated that he supports marriage equality in the past, was able to cleverly slam the fast-food chain and the politician without directly mentioning them, Mediaite reported. "It’s National Badminton Day," he said on his show. "Let’s forget National Day of Intolerance. Let’s just stay with...
  • Now Amway in Crosshairs in Gay Marriage Battle

    08/06/2012 10:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | August 6, 2012 | Mary Papenfuss
    The gay rights battle is now covering everything from soap to clucks. Following the uproar over Chick-fil-A and same-sex marriage, gay rights advocates are pushing for a boycott of cleaning and beauty products company Amway—and its affiliates, including the Orlando Magic basketball team. The boycott call is in response to a $500,000 donation to battle gay marriage made by a foundation funded by Amway president and founder Doug DeVos. The recipient of the donation, the National Organization for Marriage, "has been one of the most virulently anti-LGBT organizations in the country," says a statement launching the boycott by Rights Equal...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think we’ve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordeal—from the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” to the “Same-Sex Kiss Day” that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of it—began...
  • Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day [Yawn!]

    08/06/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the “biblical definition of the family unit.” A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued. Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed,...
  • Menino turned bullies into martyrs with Chick-fil-A stance (Laff riot)

    08/06/2012 12:39:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 6, 2012 | Josh Barro
    On Wednesday, Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country turned into mob scenes, as customers turned out for what Mike Huckabee termed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” The company says it was their best sales day ever. At some locations, customers waited in line for hours for food. I hope Tom Menino is happy. Because this controversy has hurt, not helped, the cause of gay marriage. And it is largely Menino’s fault. A couple of weeks ago, the company was desperate to get out of the spotlight. CEO Dan Cathy’s remarks against gay marriage had sparked consumer outrage and threatened to damage the company’s...
  • The Silent Majority Goes to Chick-fil-A

    08/04/2012 9:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 2, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    The Chick-fil-A controversy has no doubt been polarizing in some corners of the country, but the undeniable success of yesterday's nationwide rally to support the fast food chain means we're likely to remember August 1, 2012 as Silent Majority Day. While the fast food corporation has stayed mostly mum since the fallout from the remarks in support of traditional marriage by Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy, the company broke its silence about the events yesterday. "We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," said...
  • Chick-fil-A gay rights boycott backfires (Mild Barf Alert)

    08/04/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Morning Call ^ | August 4, 2012 | Paul Carpenter
    Taking a page from Terry Rakolta's book on how to use righteous indignation to suppress the freedoms of others, some gay activists and their supporters decided to teach the Chick-fil-A people a lesson. Chick-fil-A became a target for a boycott organized by somebody — it's not exactly clear who — because the fast-food chain's president, Dan Cathy, had the audacity to express his personal views about marriage, which did not comport with those of certain gay activists. Cathy had divulged that he supports "the biblical definition of the family unit." That outraged some politicians, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who...
  • Palin fires back at Cheney: 'The mistake would have been not answering the call' to be VP

    08/03/2012 10:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: First, the sizzling political controversy over a fast food chain. Chick-Fil-A is at the center of a political storm. Why? Well, the company's president openly opposes gay marriage, Dan Cathy saying gay marriage invites God's judgment on our nation. And then came the responses, mayors of several cities recently banning Chick-fil-A. There's also an on-line petition to boycott the chain. But now the counter-protest begins, some conservative political_leaders urging people to support the restaurant chain, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin even tweeting photos of herself and her husband, Todd, at a Texas Chick-fil-A. Governor...
  • 5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!]

    08/03/2012 3:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Matthew Paul Turner
    Thousands and thousands and thousands of people proudly lined up to support Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” yesterday. By all accounts, it was a successful campaign, perhaps one of Huckabee’s most memorable actions, a deed that might warrant etching “#ChickFilA” on his tombstone so future Americans will learn of the greatness that occurred on August 1, 2012. Many of yesterday’s appreciators were born again Christians, people who, I can only assume, claim to love God, put their trust in Jesus, and have a desire that all people hear and experience the Good News of Christ. That fact alone changes the...
  • The Chick-fil-A Effect on the 2012 Election

    08/03/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post | August 3, 2012 | Ron Galloway, Business Documentarian
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  • Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)

    08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger
    Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..." Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and...
  • A Fast Food Loyalty Rooted in Southern Identity (NYT goes there)

    08/02/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Augus, 2012 | Kim Severson
    ATLANTA — Food has always been a complex issue in the South, where the country’s most distinct culinary region often eats its supper against a backdrop of race and religion. So for a Southerner like Justin Breen, whether or not to go to Chick-fil-A is not as simple as choosing sides in a national cultural war that has pitted people who support the chain’s biblical position on homosexuality against those who do not. For Mr. Breen, a young motion graphic designer with many tattoos, a baseball cap and a best friend in the gay pornography business, the chain’s chicken sandwiches...
  • Chick-fil-A sets sales record amid controversy (Pastor Billy Graham ate at Chick-fil-A!!)

    08/02/2012 7:24:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record on Wednesday amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage, company officials said Thursday. The Atlanta-based company confirmed in a statement that the sales record was broken Wednesday after it was declared "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and Fox News talk-show host. Chick-fil-A vice president Steve Robinson said the company won't release sales figures for Wednesday. Customers lined up outside restaurants and the Rev. Billy Graham, the 93-year-old evangelist, dined on a Chick-fil-A lunch on the record-setting day...
  • A Catholic Hooray for Chick-fil-A: Stand in Solidarity for Marriage on August 1st

    08/01/2012 7:03:07 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 18 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/30/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I will not use the term "traditional marriage". I believe making a distinction between so called "traditional" Marriage and other feigned "marriages" is a mistake. Marriage is what it is, period. The very phrase "gay marriage" or "homosexual marriage" is an oxymoron. True marriage is the preeminent and the most fundamental of all human social institutions. It is a relationship defined by nature itself and protected by the natural law that binds all men and women. It finds its foundation in the order of creation. Civil institutions do not create marriage nor can they create a "right" to marry for...
  • Gay marriage ban in Indiana could keep job candidates away (Could it be more one-sided?)

    07/24/2012 1:37:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The South Bend Tribune-Star ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sue Loughlin
    Terre Haute business owner Mike Tingley has some pretty strong opinions about legislative efforts in Indiana toward a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "It's a good reason for people to leave Indiana if such a thing should happen," he said. "It would be a serious step backwards." A member of his family is a lesbian and he has many friends who are gay or lesbian. Tingley said he knows people who probably would leave Indiana if the state constitution was amended to include a same-sex marriage prohibition. Indiana State University has a policy that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation....
  • Target sells gay ‘wedding’ cards

    07/19/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/18/2012 | Katie Craine
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, July 18, 2012 ( – Target is now selling greeting cards for gay ‘marriages,’ as of the middle of June, adding to their previous support for the homosexual agenda. The cards, produced by Carlton Cards, include phrases like “Mr. & Mr.” and “Two very special women, one very special love.” “Target is focused on diversity and inclusivity,” spokesperson for Target Molly Snyder said, adding that they offer “wedding cards relevant for everyone,” including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples. Target faced some backlash from homosexual political groups in 2010 after they gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political...
  • Chick-fil-A president: Gay marriage is ‘inviting God’s judgment on our nation’ [AUDIO]

    07/18/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 18, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, said in a radio interview this week that same-sex marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” Appearing on “The Ken Coleman Show,” Cathy spoke of his company’s pride in its socially conservative character, but then offered an assessment of same-sex marriage that might lose the popular fast food chain a few customers. “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” said Cathy. “I pray God’s mercy on...
  • Fred Luter ‘totally against’ Obama’s gay marriage position (New black SBC President)

    07/15/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | July 12, 2012 | James A. Smith, Sr.
    TAMPA (FBW) – Fred Luter and Barack Obama share historical distinctions as African Americans’ first Southern Baptist Convention and U.S. presidents, respectively, but on the major political-moral issue of gay marriage they are on opposite sides – a disagreement driven by Luter’s commitment to the Bible. “I believe that nothing, nothing can be politically right if it’s biblically wrong,” Luter said July 10 in an interview with Florida Baptist Witness. “The Word of God says marriage is between one man and one woman,” Luter said, adding that “no president, no governor, no mayor, no politician, no individual can change that...
  • Black Clergy Challenge NAACP On Same-Sex Marriage

    07/13/2012 11:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KUHF-FM ^ | July 12, 2012 | Laurie Johnson
    A coalition of black pastors and clergy are rallying in protest of the NAACP's recent endorsement of same-sex marriage. The pastors say the organization's stance on gay marriage indicates a drift from its core mission and does not reflect the beliefs of its members. (AUDIO AT LINK) On May 9th, President Barack Obama voiced his support of same-sex marriages in an interview with ABC News. "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." Ten days later,...
  • Not Mincing My Words (Win lunch with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz!)

    06/28/2012 5:25:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    E-Mail | June 28, 2012 | Donna Brazile, Vice Chair, DNC
    You know why I like the Democratic Party? I'll tell you: It's a big tent, and it always has been. It's a place for working people and the middle class. For women, veterans, and small business owners. And new Americans, too. Everyone belongs here. As we head into Saturday's important FEC fundraising deadline, you should be a part of it, too. Pitch in whatever you can, even as little as $3, to re-elect President Obama and help Democrats in tough local fights this year. Contribute to the Democratic Party today. Democrats represent a broad cross-section of Americans. It's our shared...
  • Flipping Reagan

    06/22/2012 1:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | June 22, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    In case you have not heard about this story, a group of so-called “important gay people” went to the White House for the first ever Gay Pride reception at the White House. What happened next, if you have not heard about it, will shock you, appall you and make you realize what we are up against. What happened? They “important gay people” decided to show their respect for the symbol of American government by going to the portrait of Ronald Reagan and flipping it off. That’s right, they gave the 40th President the middle finger. They took photos of it...
  • Key Issues For Young Voters In November Election

    06/19/2012 9:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KAMR-TV ^ | June 19, 2012 | Sarah Hurwitz
    Joy Garcia is just one of the young Panhandle voters that's worried about the future. Unemployment topped the list with young voters I spoke with, but that's not the only issue that came up. Marla Pacheco says, her issue is about human rights. "One thing that would have to be on my mind would be gay rights. You know if you take out the church, which is the whole reason why it is not legal, which the whole separation of church and state, then it should be legal." For Robert Gore, it's about city development. "Public transportation. If you don't...
  • Transgender Man Proposes To Sweetheart at White House Gay Pride Event [Video]

    06/18/2012 12:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 17, 2012 | H. Scott English
    Scout, a transgender man who was attending a White House event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, decided to show how much he supported President Obama’s recent support for gay marriage. He dropped to one knee and proposed to his long time sweetheart Liz Margolies. Scout (whose name is legally just the one word), had been planning to propose at this event at the White House for more than a year. He only had to figure out where to do it when he got there. So right after President Obama addressed the crowd and everyone was standing around...
  • Preston's Politicals: Obama cuts to the chase, swooping in Hispanics and Gays by the millions

    06/15/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Mobile Tribune ^ | June 15, 2012 | Preston Brady III
    Today Barack Obama came out the gate looking like the horse that wants to win the double crown. It's only June but the man is nasty and mean! I don't remember the name of the man who is running against him, but he's got his you know what cut out for him. Obama, according to most ultra-conservatives slapped legislative and judicial in the face today and announced immigration amnesty to some who are in the U.S. and considered illegal. Although the conservative airwaves are screaming Constitution and how can he, the fact is he can. Almost all executive officers of...
  • Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger gets a rough welcome in southern Utah

    06/13/2012 10:27:48 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Although Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the Republican presidential nomination and all of his serious challengers have conceded the race, presidential candidate Fred Karger is still out on the trail campaigning. Karger, a gay Republican running an issues-based campaign to change attitudes within the GOP about same-sex marriage, took his efforts last week to Utah, which holds the nation's last primary election, on June 26. Karger spent four days in the state, meeting with local Republican leaders and urging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to stop funding efforts against gay marriage. (Prior to launching his presidential...
  • Appeals court strikes down DOMA: Tradition doesn't justify unequal treatment (+video)

    05/31/2012 1:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 31, 2012 | Warren Richey
    The federal appeals court in Boston struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Thursday, ruling that the federal statute violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian married couples to equal treatment under the law. The action by a unanimous three-judge panel of the First US Circuit Court of Appeals sets the stage for a much-anticipated showdown at the US Supreme Court over same-sex marriage. Declaring that tradition alone was not enough to justify disparate treatment of same-sex couples, the appeals court said DOMA failed to pass constitutional muster. “Under current Supreme Court authority, Congress’ denial of federal benefits...
  • How Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage Could Lose Him Florida Come November

    05/28/2012 10:09:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Flagler Live ^ | May 28, 2012 | Michael Peltier
    With debate and votes taking place around the state and polls showing a growing acceptance, the issue of same-sex marriage and domestic partner rights will likely be among a host of second tier issues that could determine which presidential candidate takes Florida. In a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll released this week, a majority of voters said the candidates’ stance on same-sex marriage would not affect the way they would vote. But a significant minority say the issue is likely to move them away from President Barack Obama and toward his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. One in...
  • 'Mini-Sarah Palin' Madeleine McAulay Receives Death Threats for Anti-Gay Marriage Video (Gag!)

    05/23/2012 12:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 23, 2012 | Alex Marinin
    Madeleine McAulay is, in many ways, an exemplary American teenager. At 16, she’s a "one-of-a-kind, politics-obsessed teenager dedicated to the fight for America’s future” who keeps herself busy by writing for her own blog as well as contributing to conservative staples such as Big Government, Big Hollywood and Smart Girl Politics all while obtaining "straight As" in school, according to her blog bio. She’s also a Sarah Palin admirer, who she discovered when she had to watch the former Republican vice presidential nomanee's 2008 speech to the GOP national convention for a school assignment. “I was amazed that a wife...
  • US Customs Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

    05/22/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Care2 ^ | March 27, 2012 | Steve Williams
    US Customs authorities have announced that they are considering changing regulations so as to recognize same-sex parents as families and therefore allow them to cross the border into the US together. Currently, same-sex partners are not recognized under the family declaration and therefore must file for entry separately. This change would widen the family declaration and incorporate same-sex partners. The change, as proposed on the Federal Register website, says: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling...
  • Obama’s Oprah Problem: Like viewers, voters want honesty

    05/20/2012 11:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 18, 2012 | Lee Habeeb
    She didn’t see it coming. One day, Oprah Winfrey turned around, and her nationally syndicated show was sliding in the ratings, and her audience was fleeing en masse. And it happened soon after a day she thought was one of the best in her life. Isn’t that how all the giants fall? When they least expect it? It was the day Oprah announced she was backing the African-American candidate, then-senator Barack Obama, over the highly qualified and experienced woman candidate, then-senator Hillary Clinton. It was the first time that Oprah put her brand on a political candidate. And her audience...
  • Election 2012: North Carolina President North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%

    05/16/2012 5:43:50 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 122 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5-16-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. That’s a big change from last month when Romney posted a narrow 46% to 44% lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the race in North Carolina. Democrats have signaled North Carolina’s...
  • For Obama, Gay Is Green

    05/16/2012 12:30:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2012 | J. Robert Smith
    Joseph Curl's analysis in Sunday's Washington Times on Barack Obama's gay marriage flip-flop nicely sums up the president's motive. Actually, the headline sums it up: "Team Obama panics, and it's only May." That's right. President Barack Obama -- that Everest of integrity -- and his paid hacks are in full panic mode. As Curl observes, it's mid-May, and the president is focusing on shoring up what should be a base constituency -- gays. Previously, Mr. Obama was trying to drive wedges between the GOP and women, Hispanics, and young voters to shore up support from these cohorts. A president up...
  • Suze Orman: If You Know A Gay Person, Vote For Obama [VIDEO]

    05/15/2012 10:22:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Jane Dough ^ | May 14, 2012 | Amy Tennery
    Suze Orman, personal finance guru and Chancellor Of Extremely Tough Love, stopped by The View today for a wide-ranging discussion that included, unsurprisingly, a conversation about President Obama’s recent announcement in support of gay marriage. Orman, herself openly gay and happily married, shared her reaction to Obama’s statement — and gave an emotional plea for more support for gay marriage. The segment, of course, was not without some awkward moments. The worst of which, perhaps, was when Barbara Walters choked out the sentence “you are married to your [insert 5-second pause here] wife?” with the same tone with which someone...
  • [Boxer Manny] Pacquiao rips Obama's views on gays

    05/15/2012 1:39:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 15, 2012
    Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has come out swinging against US President Barack Obama's personal endorsement of same-sex marriage. In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, the religious Pacquiao said Obama's view was nothing more than a direct attack on the morals of society and the will of God. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other," he said. "It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of...
  • Viewpoints: Arguments against same-sex marriage sound too familiar ("homophobia" = racism)

    05/15/2012 12:47:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May. 15, 2012 | Bruce Maiman, Special to the Bee
    The marriage arguments are these: • It's "unnatural." • It's contrary to God's will. • It's about illicit sex, not committed relationships. • The majority of Americans oppose such marriages. Sound familiar? They should. They were the arguments posited in 1948 when Andrea Perez, a Mexican American woman, and Sylvester Davis, an African American man, challenged California's interracial marriage ban in the state Supreme Court. The arguments reappeared when miscegenation went to the U.S. Supreme Court 19 years later in Loving v. Virginia. In each case the plaintiffs won. Today, the arguments continue, but the target is different: gay people....
  • President Obama’s New Role in the Fight Against Black Homophobia (Thinking 'gays' are wrong = hate!)

    05/14/2012 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 15, 2012 | John McWhorter, contributing editor
    There are many reasons to be glad that President Obama has finally decided to stop dissimulating and openly advocate gay marriage. Not least among them is that he is no longer giving tacit approval to one of a prejudice in the African-American community that becomes more awkward and regrettable by the year. Homophobia, to be sure, is a sadly universal phenomenon. But it is one with especially deep roots among blacks. Polling numbers bear this out. In a recent Pew poll, 65 percent of American blacks reported thinking of homosexuality as wrong, while only 48 percent of whites did; in...
  • Obama to attend LGBT fundraiser in NYC ($5K a guest, $35K a chair, hosted by Ricky Martin)

    05/14/2012 12:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Harwood
    CNBC’s John Harwood shares details from the fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, which is expected to bring a large sum of money to the Obama reelection campaign. >> i believe we have grown to marriage equal. >> that of course is south carolina congressman jim clyburn adding his support. he is the third ranging democrat in the house and one of the highest ranking african-american elected officials in this country. in a few hours, president obama will attend an lgbt fund-raiser hosted by openly gay entertainer ricky marine. it will be the first such event since endorsing marriage equal last...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • 'Out for Obama' and Other Outlandish Campaign Slogans

    05/13/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On behalf of advancing equality, following the "evolution" of Barack Obama being made public, the President's campaign almost instantly added a line of 2012 products to that appealed exclusively to euphoric homosexual supporters. A few hours after the President 'came out' for same-sex marriage to Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, who struggled as Obama spoke to contain her uncontrollable "chills," the campaign's website was awash in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender wares. The White House claimed that "President Obama's decision to reveal his personal position on gay marriage was not political - and it was not planned,"...