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  • Obama calls homosexuality one of our ‘fundamental freedoms’ in statement slamming Ugandan bill

    02/17/2014 11:04:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | ben johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal “fundamental freedoms” in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.” Obama wrote on Sunday that he opposed a proposed bill in Uganda that would criminalize same-sex “marriages” and impose life imprisonment for repeated homosexual acts, among other provisions, because “as a country and a people, the United States has...
  • Bestiality one step closer to being a crime in Alabama

    01/31/2014 11:33:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    AL.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Kyle Whitmire
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Bestiality is one step closer to being illegal in Alabama after the Alabama Senate today passed a bill to criminalize sexual contact with animals. -snip- Currently, bestiality is still legal in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
  • The Real Lives of Sodomite Men (Don't look for an interview any time soon on TV)

    11/30/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Not caring about what happens to gay men is like not caring about prison rape. Prisoners are our brothers, too, and so are gay men. We must care deeply about the abuse of our brothers in prison and we must care deeply about the lives led by our gay brothers. Prison rape seems a world away from us, a subject we try not to think about, yet it is rampant, dehumanizing and deadly dangerous. In the same way, we avert our gaze from the lives led by gay men. Certainly ignoring the lives of gay men is what the paladins...
  • ‘Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female

    11/30/2013 8:09:00 AM PST · by mykroar · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else. It’s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the “shes” and “hers” that dominate...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • Report: Obamacare provision will allow 'forced' home inspections by gov't agents

    11/11/2013 2:26:36 PM PST · by sfimom · 78 replies
    The Examiner.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Citing the Heath and Human Services website, a report posted Wednesday at the Freedom Outpost says that under Obamacare, government agents can engage in "home health visits" for those in certain “high-risk” categories. Those categories include: • Families where mom is not yet 21; • Families where someone is a tobacco user; • Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities, and • Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.
  • Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

    11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics. Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA “changed the classification of pedophilia from a ‘disorder’ to a ‘sexual orientation,’ but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • Houston man whose case advanced gay rights dies (John Geddes Lawrence of Lawrence v. Texas)

    12/27/2011 10:24:11 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | BRIAN ROGERS
    In the eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may not criminalize private homosexual conduct, courts and legislatures across the country have struggled to define gay rights. The debate changed for both sides after a watershed 2003 Supreme Court ruling in a case that originated in Houston. The court voted 6-3 to guarantee privacy rights for gay men and lesbians - reversing a 1986 decision that permitted states to outlaw homosexual acts, even in homes. The Houston man at the center of the groundbreaking decision died last month of a heart condition. John Geddes Lawrence was 68....
  • Does Supreme Court Precedent Or The Constitution Prohibit A State From Banning Sex Toys?

    04/05/2011 11:05:46 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 74 replies
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | 4/1/2011 | Steven W. Lackner
    In his dissent in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), the Supreme Court case that invalidated Texas’s sodomy law, Justice Antonin Scalia cites the 11th Circuit case of William v. Pryor (2001) which upheld Alabama’s prohibition on the sale of sex toys on the ground that “[t]he crafting and safeguarding of public morality…indisputably is a legitimate government interest under rational basis scrutiny.” Scalia lists this ruling as one of “[c]ountless judicial decisions and legislative enactments” that “have relied on the ancient proposition that a governing majority’s belief that certain sexual behavior is ‘immoral and unacceptable’ constitutes a rational basis for regulation.” He...
  • Gay Adoptive Father Faces Arraignment in Abuse Case

    12/09/2009 3:50:00 PM PST · by jonatron · 46 replies · 1,991+ views
    Edge (gay pride mag from Boston) ^ | Tuesday Dec 1, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    A former Duke University employee and adoptive gay father charged with molesting his five-year-old son--and offering the boy as a sex object to pedophiles online--is expected to make a plea bargain, according to a Dec. 1 article in local newspaper the Durham Herald Sun. Frank Lombard faces charges stemming from alleged instances in which he molested his young adopted son and chatted about the deeds online even as he carried them out. It’s thought that the U.S, Attorney’s Office is positioning the case for a plea arrangement because the Office is set to file an "information," which allows the prosecution...
  • Santorum dips toes in 2012 Iowa waters

    08/11/2009 6:04:12 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 2,547+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/11/09 | Jon Martin
    Add former Sen. Rick Santorum to the list of potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates. POLITICO has learned Santorum will visit first-in-the-nation Iowa this fall for a series of appearances before the sort of conservative activists who dominate the state GOP’s key presidential caucuses. The Pennsylvanian, who lost his 2006 re-election bid, will visit Iowa on October 1st, appearing on a Des Moines radio talk show and speaking to a luncheon and workshop of Iowa’s Right to Life group before heading east to Dubuque, where he’ll headline a fundraiser for the conservative America’s Future Fund PAC and then speak about the...
  • Libtards Win! Seventy Years Gay Sex with our Constitution (Vanity)

    07/27/2009 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    Jacquerie ^ | 27 July 2009 | Jacquerie
    America has turned from the most representative form of government to a de facto judicial tyranny – Mark Levin, Men in Black If you wonder: Why you pay a high income tax rate while almost half of the population pays little or nothing. Why you can publicly burn an American Flag but cannot distribute pro-life leaflets within one hundred feet of an abortion clinic. Why illegal aliens get welfare benefits, public schooling and even civil service jobs. Why killing an endangered species lands you in prison while murdering a partially born human is a “right.” Why saying “God” in much...
  • Denominations make doctrinal compromises..(More Apostasy hits the church!)

    02/24/2009 10:16:27 AM PST · by TaraP · 29 replies · 1,002+ views
    Two mainline denominations have announced decisions indicating a further move away from Bible-based Christianity. In Michigan, the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is an ordained Zen Buddhist. Northern Michigan's Episcopal congregations and delegates overwhelmingly elected the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester at their convention on Saturday. The diocesan website says Thew Forrester "has practiced Zen meditation for almost a decade," and the Buddhist community welcomed his commitment by granting him "lay ordination." The website also says Northern Michigan's new bishop "resonates deeply" with "his own interfaith dialogue with Buddhism and meditative practice." Meanwhile, Presbyterian Church (USA) representatives...
  • Chicago Schools Administrator: Homosexual High School is “Necessary”

    12/11/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 11, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    Chicago Public SchoolsWashington (CNSNews.com) – A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is “necessary” for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told CNSNews.com Wednesday. Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district’s high school counselors, said the “Social Justice High School – Pride Campus” is necessary because “the issue (of homosexuality) is out there.” “Whatever is bubbling up,” she said, “needs to be addressed because the issue is there.” The proposed school would offer taxpayer-funded support for homosexual and lesbian students. The school proposal was to be voted on by the Chicago Board of...
  • Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom'(U.K)

    11/25/2008 10:10:09 AM PST · by thetru · 35 replies · 2,202+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 23 Nov 2008 | Martin Beckford
    Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom' Social workers set up a CCTV camera in the bedroom of a couple with learning difficulties in order to monitor their behaviour, a new report claims. By Martin Beckford, Social Affairs CorrespondentCouncil staff are said to have spied on the young parents at night as part of a plan to see if they were fit to look after their baby, who was sleeping in another room. The mother and father were forced to cite the (Human Rights Act), which protects the right to a private life, before the social services team...
  • Exposed: The Myth That "10% Are Homosexual"

    11/25/2008 6:44:36 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 62 replies · 1,873+ views
    While homosexuals claim they make up 10% of the population, the reality is closer to 1-2%. A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals that only 2.3% of the population considers themselves homosexual. The statistics come from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and are based on 12,571 interviews with men and women ages 15-44 years of age. (The findings were reported in WorldNetDaily, September 16, 2005). According to this survey, only 2.3% of the males surveyed considered themselves to be homosexuals; 1.8% considered themselves to be bisexuals. Among men...
  • Utah Democrat AG Candidate Says Polygamy Must be Allowed Based on Repeal of Sodomy Law

    10/28/2008 4:02:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 879+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/28/08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Democratic Attorney General candidate Jean Welch Hill has told Utah voters that polygamists should never have to fear being prosecuted for their religion.According to an AP report she said that the Utah bigamy statute is unconstitutional in the wake of the 2003 Supreme Court ruling Lawrence v. Texas. That case struck down the Texas sodomy law, saying it violated the due process clause and that the state had no justifiable interest intruding into the private lives of consenting adults."Our bigamy law still stands but, frankly, it's indefensible based on that...
  • Michelle Obama Speaks in Support of Gay Rights

    07/16/2008 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 114+ views
    http://www.people.com ^ | June 27, 2008 | By Callie Schweitzer and Emmet Sullivan
    "I'm honored to be with you in a week that reminds us just how far we've come as a country," she said. "Five years ago today, the Supreme Court delivered justice with the decision in Lawrence v. Texas that stated that same-sex couples would never again be persecuted through the use of federal alarm." While Obama, 44, spoke about gay rights, she also praised her husband and explained why she stands firmly behind him. She described the presidential hopeful's idea of the gap between "the world as it is and the world as it should be." These two worlds, she...
  • Ninth Circuit Rules Against Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    05/21/2008 4:37:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 272+ views
    Ninth Circuit Rules Against Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' By Pete Winn CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer May 21, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - The future of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was cast into doubt on Wednesday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Calif., ruled that it is no longer enough for the military to state the policy -- which says that "homosexuality is incompatible with military service" -- when it discharges members of the armed services it discovers to be homosexuals. In a split decision, a three-judge panel ruled that the U.S. Air Force will have...
  • Student Sees Problems With H.S. Text

    04/08/2008 4:20:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 134+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/8/8 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD, AP Education Writer
    Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded. They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools. Student Matthew LaClair of Kearny, N.J., recently brought his concerns to the attention of the Center for...
  • High School Student Raises Questions About Textbook Bias

    04/09/2008 9:37:25 AM PDT · by 14erClimb · 66 replies · 108+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | April 8, 2008 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded. They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools.
  • A Test Case for Abolishing Family

    08/22/2007 4:49:57 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    As odd is it might seem, the next to last day of 2003 may someday be seen as a fateful moment for the traditional family. That is the when the United States Drug Enforcement Agency busted a pair of methamphetamine dealers in Philadelphia. In a remarkable example of the corrosive force liberalism exerts on our society, the arrest of these drug dealers led to an opinion issued July 31 by U.S. District Judge Marvin Katz that -- if sustained by the Supreme Court -- could erase the special status marriage and the traditional family enjoy in American law. (snip) The...
  • Man On Trial For Sex With Dog

    05/27/2007 1:03:23 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 30 replies · 3,100+ views
    Man On Trial For Sex With Dog TACOMA, Wash. - Jury selection began this week in Tacoma for the trial of the first person charged in Washington under a new law that made bestiality a felony. Twenty-six-year-old Michael Patrick McPhail is accused of having sex last October with his family's dog, a pit bull named Sarah. He has pleaded innocent to animal cruelty. If convicted he could be sentence to a year in jail. The bestiality law took effect in June. It was passed by the Washington Legislature because of the death of a man who had sex with a...
  • Prostitutes and Politics Why is it still illegal to pay for sex?

    05/09/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Lusis · 422 replies · 5,197+ views
    Reason Online ^ | May 7, 2007 | Cathy Young
    The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, for "personal reasons" following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two escort-service workers has provided rich grist for amusement on the punditry circuit. There was indeed plenty of material for humor in the situation, from Tobias's strong stand in favor of abstinence teaching in AIDS prevention programs to his "I didn't inhale"-style assertion that he never had sex with the women. But the predictable laughs have obscured a much larger issue than hypocrisy in the ranks of social conservatives. The reason Tobias's call-girl...
  • Man Involved In Landmark Gay Rights Case Dies

    09/14/2006 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 62 replies · 1,703+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | 9/14/06
    HOUSTON -- Tyron Garner, one of two men whose 1998 arrests led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on sodomy, has died, according to a spokesman for the legal firm that represented him. Garner, 39, died early Monday at a Houston hospital, said Mark Roy, a spokesman for Lambda Legal in New York City. Garner had been suffering from meningitis and had been in his brother's care for the past six months. "Over the last few months, he lost the use of his legs from meningitis," Roy told The Associated Press. Garner and John Lawrence were...
  • (OBIT) Defendant in landmark sodomy ruling was not motivated by politics (Lawrence v. Texas case)

    09/14/2006 8:53:47 AM PDT · by weegee · 55 replies · 1,190+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 14, 2006, 12:05AM | By ZEKE MINAYA
    1967 TYRONE GARNER 2006 Defendant in landmark sodomy ruling was not motivated by politics The key civil liberties victory for gays was 'fight against all odds' Tyrone Garner, whose arrest in violation of Texas sodomy laws led to a challenge before the Supreme Court and an eventual victory that struck down such statutes across the country, died after a lengthy illness, friends said Wednesday. He was 39. Garner, who died Monday of meningitis in a Houston-area hospital, was openly gay but not politically active when he chose to fight his arrest in court, said his lawyer, Mitchell Katine. "He was...
  • Conservative Heavyweight: The Remarkable Mind of Robert P. George

    09/03/2003 12:55:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,206+ views
    Crisis ^ | September 1, 2003 | Anne Morse
    Professor Robert P. George is pacing around a Princeton auditorium before 200-plus undergraduates, preparing to wage an intellectual shock-and-awe campaign against illogical thinking. “Some politicians say that they’re ‘personally opposed’ to abortion, yet ‘pro-choice,’” says the 48-year-old professor of constitutional law and moral philosophy. “But we must ask: Is this a position that can survive the test of logical coherence? After all, if abortion is wrong, surely it is wrong because it is the unjust taking of the life of a developing human being.” He pauses to let that sink in and then launches another question: “And if one believes...
  • N.C. Law Banning Cohabitation Struck Down

    07/20/2006 10:13:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 260 replies · 5,274+ views
    AP ^ | 7/20/6 | STEVE HARTSOE
    Raleigh, N.C. -- A state judge has ruled that North Carolina's 201-year-old law barring unmarried couples from living together is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union sued last year to overturn the rarely enforced law on behalf of a former sheriff's dispatcher who says she had to quit her job because she wouldn't marry her live-in boyfriend. Deborah Hobbs, 40, says her boss, Sheriff Carson Smith of Pender County, near Wilmington, told her to get married, move out or find another job after he found out she and her boyfriend had been living together for three years. The couple did...
  • The Homosexual Movement (2)

    05/08/2006 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 27 replies · 743+ views
    Slouching Toward Gomorrah ^ | 2003 | Robert Bork
    One issue posed by the normalization of homosexuality, which Lawrence largely accomplishes–the only step remains is the creation of a constitutional right to homosexual marriage–is whether as a society we want a significant increase in the number of homosexuals. Other arguments are largely beside the point. Homosexuals argue that allowing them all the rights of heterosexuals, including the right to marry, is simply a question of justice, of the equal protection of the laws. That argument leaves out of the account the effects of normalization on individuals and on society. It would have force only if there were no serious...
  • Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt

    04/20/2006 7:02:14 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 44 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press (via signonsandiego.com) ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – A suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gay rhetoric to class lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled the school could restrict what students wear to prevent disruptions. The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit. A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified...
  • Could Same-Sex Marriage Lead to Legalized Polygamy ?

    01/20/2006 7:06:27 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 69 replies · 1,388+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 01/19/2006 | Debra Saunders
    Could Same-Sex Marriage Lead to Legalized Polygamy? By Debra Saunders When social conservatives argue that legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to legalized polygamy, same-sex marriage advocates either laugh or sneer. It's a scare tactic, they say. It'll never happen. Last year, however, as Canada legalized same-sex marriage, Prime Minister Paul Martin commissioned a $150,000 study to debunk the polygamy argument. Big mistake: The study confirmed the scare tactic by recommending that Canada repeal its anti-polygamy law. It also suggested that a legal challenge to Canada's anti-polygamy laws would succeed. "Why criminalize behavior?" asked Martha Bailey, one of the study's three...
  • Progressivism's Alamo (Why stare decisis has become so important to the liberal project)

    01/18/2006 6:38:19 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 25 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 18, 2006 | John Hinderaker
     THE HEARINGS on John Roberts's and Sam Alito's nominations to the Supreme Court featured a Latin phrase most people hear only in connection with Supreme Court confirmations: stare decisis. Stare decisis is the legal doctrine holding that in general, an issue once decided should stay decided, and not be revisited. This exchange between Judge Alito and Senator Arlen Specter, near the beginning of Alito's testimony, was one of many similar colloquies:  SPECTER: In Casey, the joint opinion said, quote, "People have ordered their thinking and lives around Roe. To eliminate the issue of reliance would be detrimental."  Now, that states,...
  • Polygamy rights is the next civil rights battle

    12/12/2005 3:28:02 PM PST · by sionnsar · 26 replies · 792+ views
    The Waffling Anglican ^ | 12/12/2005 | Mike the Geek
    Check out the Organization for Christian Polygamy (WARNING! HIGH STRANGENESS LEVEL!) They advertise themselves as “Continuing the Reformation.” Gee whiz, I guess so, although I know a lot of Reformed-type guys who might dispute their claim. I have a feeling this is an inevitable outcome of the interpret-it-yourself-with-no-recourse-to-tradition approach to scripture that can be found on the outermost wacko fringes of Evangelical theology. They seem to go to great lengths to make themselves sound mainstream: "Polygamy is in the Bible. Polygamy is found throughout history. These facts prove that marriage's definition includes plural marriage. Polygyny is a far older traditional...
  • 3 Utahns try to open door for polygamy (more grease on the slippery slope)

    11/28/2005 7:46:22 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 47 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/27/05 | By Pamela Manson
    Legal challenge: Salt Lake City lawyer Brian Barnard says the ban is unconstitutional By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Until 1963, interracial marriages were illegal in Utah. Residents who suffered chronic epileptic seizures and were not sterilized also were barred from marrying in the state. And, until 1993, anyone who had syphilis, gonorrhea or HIV could not make that walk down the aisle. Now, in 2005, three Utahns who want to unite as husband, wife and wife say their preferred form of marriage also should be allowed. They are asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • How staged sex crime fooled Supreme Court

    10/24/2005 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Hunterb · 286 replies · 4,765+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 24, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Was the U.S. Supreme Court fooled by a make-believe sodomy case in Lawrence v. Texas – one manufactured by homosexual activists to entrap police and ensnare the judicial system in a conspiracy to change the law of the land? That is the compelling verdict of a new book, "Sex Appealed: Was the U.S. Supreme Court Fooled?" by Judge Janice Law. It was in the Houston courthouse where Law presided as judge that she first heard rumors that the key figures in what became the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case actually invited arrest in a pre-arranged setup...
  • An extension of Lawrence (expanding gay rights)

    10/23/2005 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 198+ views
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 10/22/5 | Lyle Denniston
    (This is another in a continuing series of reports on the impact on later cases of the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in June 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas, creating new rights to sexual privacy for homosexuals.) The Kansas Supreme Court has taken the Supreme Court's expansion of gay rights in one field of constitutional law -- privacy -- and applied it to another -- equality. It thus suggests added arguments for greater protection against discrimination against homosexuals. The state court's unanimous decision Friday in Kansas v. Limon (docket 85,898) can be found here. While the Supreme Court was weighing the...
  • Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law?

    10/15/2005 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/14/05 | Elaine Donnelly
    Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law? by Elaine Donnelly Posted Oct 14, 2005 There is no reason to doubt the integrity of Harriet Miers, a person whom President Bush trusts and has nominated to the Supreme Court. There is reason for concern, however, about her actions as White House counsel on legal matters affecting the military. Miers does not have a judicial paper trail, but to the greatest extent possible the Senate should consider her record as the President’s chief legal adviser. The Office of White House Counsel sits at the intersection of law, politics and policy. Given...
  • WSJ: Judicial Tourism - What's wrong with the U.S. Supreme Court citing foreign law.

    09/16/2005 5:38:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 752+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 16, 2005 | MARY ANN GLENDON
    References to foreign law in Supreme Court opinions have become controversial.... True, the references have increased somewhat, but they remain rare, and no one suggests that the court has directly based any of its interpretations of the Constitution on foreign authority. As the issue was framed recently in a debate between Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia, it comes down to this: The former says that if a judge abroad has dealt with a similar problem, "Why don't I read what he says if it's similar enough? Maybe I'll learn something." Yet the latter would exclude such material as wholly...
  • Trying To Outrun Lawrence (Its Time Liberals Legalize Incest Alert - Don't Be Hypocrites!)

    08/28/2005 10:01:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 35 replies · 1,369+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08/28/05 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I believe severe punishment is required in this case," the judge said at Allen and Pat's sentencing in November 1997. "I think they have to be separated. It's the only way to prevent them from having intercourse in the future." Allen and Pat were lovers, but a Wisconsin statute enacted in 1849 made their sexual relationship a felony. The law was sometimes used to nail predators who had molested children, but using it to prosecute consenting adults -- Allen was 45; Pat, 30 -- was virtually unheard of. That didn't deter Milwaukee County Judge David Hansher, however. Nor did the...
  • John Roberts Helped Advance the Homosexual Agenda (Editorial)

    08/04/2005 9:10:32 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 176 replies · 3,755+ views
    It was reported today in the LA Times that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts gave substantial behind the scenes assistance, pro bono, to activists who asked the Supreme Court to overturn Colorado's 'Amendment 2' which prohibited municipalities in Colorado from adopting gay friendly ordinances and policies.The case Romer v. Evans, was the gay movements fist significant victory in the Supreme Court and paved the way for the more recent blockbuster decision of Lawrence v. Texas which outlawed sodomy laws. What to make of this? Is Roberts a clandestine agent of the dreaded homosexual agenda? More likely, he was just doing...
  • Kissing Sibs (SCOTUS & incest)

    08/04/2005 12:24:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies · 2,017+ views
    NRO ^ | August 04, 2005 | Matthew J. Franck
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend Version August 04, 2005, 8:12 a.m. Kissing Sibs Could the Supreme Court embrace incest? By Matthew J. Franck Here’s a question that could reasonably be asked of President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court, John Roberts: Is there a constitutional right to engage in incest? The question is not “academic”; it is virtually guaranteed to make an appearance before the bar of the Court in the near future. Of course, the question’s foreseeable character is a reason not to ask about it to some minds. But as I have argued here on NRO,...
  • The United States Supereme Court's War on the Sovereignty of God

    07/11/2005 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Warhammer · 75 replies · 1,553+ views
    Vision Forum ^ | July 8, 2005 | Douglas W. Phillips, Esq
    July 8, 2005 By Douglas W. Phillips, Esq. Can the State Acknowledge God? The defining legal issue of our generation is not the right to life or even the definition of the family, but whether the United States of America — through its laws, its charters, its magistrates, and its public institutions — can and will meaningfully acknowledge the God of the Bible.[1] The acknowledgment of God is the first principle of liberty, a fact which was recognized by the Founding Fathers who declared that “we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.”[2] Upon the acknowledgement of God...
  • Their Will Be Done

    07/05/2005 4:58:48 AM PDT · by docbnj · 11 replies · 934+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5 Jul 2005 | Robert Bork
    Contrast Tocqueville with Justices Harry Blackmun and Anthony Kennedy. Blackmun wanted to create a constitutional right to homosexual sodomy because of the asserted "'moral fact' that a person belongs to himself and not others nor to society as a whole." Justice Kennedy, writing for six justices, did invent that right, declaring that "At the heart of [constitutional] liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life." Neither of these vaporings has the remotest basis in the actual Constitution and neither has any definable meaning other than...
  • Groups Appeal Court's Decision in Homosexual Father's Custody Case

    04/12/2005 11:37:57 AM PDT · by missyme · 9 replies · 537+ views
    Crosswalk News ^ | April 12th, 2005 | Melanie Hunter
    Two homosexual advocacy groups will argue Tuesday before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on behalf of a homosexual father in a custody case. Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights will represent Ulf Hedberg, who is barred from living with his homosexual partner while raising his 12-year-old son. Hedberg and his ex-wife, who were Virginia residents at the time, separated when their son was four years old. The son lived with Hedberg and his partner, Blaise Delahoussaye, in a home they bought together in suburban Virginia. After the boy's mother moved to Florida, she petitioned the court...
  • Rick Santorum Was Right: Meet the future of marriage in America.

    03/23/2005 8:46:11 AM PST · by DBeers · 35 replies · 1,829+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 23, 2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    Rick Santorum Was RightMeet the future of marriage in America. I have seen the future of American family law, and her name is Elizabeth F. Emens. A whiz kid with a Ph.D. in English from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, Emens, who teaches the University of Chicago Law School, has published a major legal and cultural defense of polyamory (group marriage). In "Beyond Gay Marriage," I showed that state-sanctioned polyamory was rapidly becoming the favorite cause of scholars of family law. Yet not until now has anyone offered so bold, informed, intelligent, and comprehensive a brief...
  • Justice Dept. Fights Ruling on Obscenity

    02/17/2005 4:43:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 503+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 - In a case representing a major test of the Bush administration's campaign against pornography, the Justice Department said Wednesday that it would appeal a recent decision by a federal judge that declared federal obscenity laws unconstitutional. The Justice Department said that if the judge's interpretation of federal law was upheld, it would undermine not only anti-obscenity prohibitions, but also laws against prostitution, bigamy, bestiality and others "based on shared views of public morality." In a ruling last month in Pittsburgh, Judge Gary L. Lancaster of Federal District Court threw out a 10-count criminal indictment that charged...
  • Utah Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Polygamy Case (ACLU Defends Polygamists)

    02/16/2005 11:40:26 AM PST · by Lindykim · 41 replies · 1,286+ views
    Utah Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Polygamy Case     2/15/2005 By Anne F. Downey, Esq. Arrested husband claims U.S. Supreme Court decision indicates right to polygamy. Did the 2003 Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned a Texas law against homosexual sodomy, open the door to polygamy? On February 3, 2005, the Utah Supreme Court heard arguments in a shocking case that raises this issue. The case began in 2002 with the arrest of Rodney Holm, a police officer living in Hildale, Utah, near the Arizona border. Hildale and neighboring Colorado City, Arizona, have a large population of polygamists. Many,...
  • Virginia Court Strikes Down Law Against Sex By Singles

    01/14/2005 2:34:56 PM PST · by KidGlock · 87 replies · 2,057+ views
    WFTV ^ | 1/14/04
    Virginia Court Strikes Down Law Against Sex By Singles POSTED: 4:20 pm EST January 14, 2005 RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday struck down an archaic and rarely enforced state law prohibiting sex between unmarried people. The unanimous ruling strongly suggests that a separate anti-sodomy law in Virginia also is unconstitutional, although that statute is not directly affected. The justices based their ruling on a U.S. Supreme Court decision voiding an anti-sodomy law in Texas. "This case directly affects only the fornication law but makes it absolutely clear how the court would rule were the sodomy law...
  • Constitutional Attorney Sees Polygamy As Next Stage Of Sexual Revolution

    12/29/2004 1:46:06 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | October 5, 2004 | Louis P. Sheldon
    Washington, DC –Jonathan Turley, a constitutional scholar at George Washington Law School has just penned what is a clear sign that our nation is not on a slippery slope toward sexual degradation and moral decline—rather our country is on a rocket-propelled missile into social chaos. Turley argued in Monday’s issue of USA Today that polygamy is the next logical step in the goal of social activists to overturn any remaining barriers to the redefining of marriage. Turley says he detests the idea of polygamy but he has put forth the legal arguments for its legalization. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,...