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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
    MatthewPaulTurner.net ^ | 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...