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  • If People Vote the Wrong Way, Judges Change It: California's Proposition 8

    06/29/2013 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 June 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    We have just seen the umpteenth example of "“judicial imperialism”, by which unelected judges through their verdicts supersede laws passed by elected representatives of the people". Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in California, was passed in November 2008 after the California state elections in which 52.24% of the electorate voted in its favour. So, here we are in the presence of legislation approved not by the elected representatives of the people but, more than that, by the people themselves. Two homosexual couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Jeff Katami and Paul Zarrillo, after being...
  • Homosexual Activist Admits True Purpose of Battle is to Destroy Marriage

    04/20/2013 5:24:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 69 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 4/6/13 | Micah Clark
    Even knowing that there are radicals in all movements, doesn’t lessen the startling admission recently by lesbian journalist Masha Gessen. On a radio show she actually admits that homosexual activists are lying about their radical political agenda. She says that they don’t want to access the institution of marriage; they want to radically redefine and eventually eliminate it. Here is what she recently said on a radio interview: “It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay...
  • The Argument For “Marriage Equality” Is Not A Conservative One

    03/27/2013 4:39:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/26/2013 | Dana Loesch
    Supreme Court Decides Whether Of Not To Review Challenge Of California's Prop 8. This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same California’s Prop 8 and a section of the Defense of Marriage Act which deals with benefits for same sex couples. Same sex marriage is front and center once again and I’ve heard some interesting arguments on how supporting government involvement in defining marriage is a “conservative” ideal. During the Sunday morning talk show circuit, former Bush communications adviser took the moderate position emerging within the GOP against American Values’ Gary Bauer. Nicole Wallace tried to argue...
  • Florida Judge OKs 3-Parent Birth Certificate

    02/07/2013 3:23:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    newser ^ | Kevin Spak
    Newser) – These days, it isn't that weird for a baby to have two mothers—but how about two mothers and a father? One 23-month-old girl now legally has just such a family, after a Miami-Dade judge approved a settlement in which her biological mother, her mother's wife (the two married in Connecticut), and the man whose sperm made it all possible will all sign her birth certificate as parents, the Miami Herald reports. "We're creating entirely new concepts of families," says the dad's lawyer.
  • Marriage is good for society … and the GOP (Married voters back Romney by 13 points)

    07/15/2012 5:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Marriage plays a key role in strengthening civil society and reducing poverty. Families of married couples, for example, are approximately six times less likely to be poor than single-parent families. That suggests marriage is one way to reduce the growing dependence on government welfare programs.It also turns out that married couples think about the world quite differently from their single counterparts. When it comes to their political preferences, married couples tend to back Republicans while single men and women support Democrats. That was the case in 2008 and it's once again shaping up to be a dividing line in 2012.Pollster...
  • Maryland becomes eighth state to legalize gay marriage (Another domino falls)

    02/24/2012 6:18:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    It passed the House last week and the Senate tonight, and the governor’s signature is a fait accompli: The final vote by the state Senate ended a yearlong drama in Annapolis over the legislation, and marked the first time an East Coast state south of the Mason-Dixon line has supported gay nuptials…Despite one of the largest Democratic majorities in any state legislature, backers of gay marriage in Maryland had to overcome fierce opposition from blocks of African American lawmakers and those with strong Catholic and evangelical views to cobble together coalitions big enough to pass both chambers. The bill didn’t...
  • At Harvard, a Master’s in Problem Solving (Barf Alert - NYT pimps Mitt Romney)

    12/24/2011 4:23:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-12-25 | Jodi Kantor
    A few years after Mitt Romney graduated from Harvard Business School, he returned to share a simple, timeworn lesson in an unusual way. Invited to give a presentation on balancing work and family, he began by telling students that they were like multinational corporations, recalled Clayton M. Christensen, who organized the event. “You have the same question as General Electric,” said Mr. Romney, then a young father and a management consultant. “Your resources are your time and talent. How are you going to deploy them?” He drew a chart called a growth-share matrix with little circles to represent various pursuits:...
  • NYTimes Editor 'Alarmed' at 'Right Wing' Pushback on Cain Story,

    New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, better known as James Taranto’s punching bag at Opinion Journal, has a new blog at nytimes.com, “The Loyal Opposition.” On Tuesday Rosenthal posted the provocatively titled “Herman Cain and the ‘Liberal Media,’” where he broadcasts his alarm at how “quickly the right wing jumps on an issue almost in unison,” blames Republicans for injecting racial fears into modern-day politics with Willie Horton, and even claiming the phrase "community organizer" is racist when applied to Obama.
  • Gay-marriage backers making full-court press

    10/31/2011 4:44:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Efforts to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act are in full swing, as a major lawsuit advances, another lawsuit is filed, and a Senate panel meets soon to consider legislation to overturn the law. “We are working hard to strike the blow that will end DOMA,” said Mary Bonuato, civil rights project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and lead attorney in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management. Gill is one of several lawsuits filed by gay spouses who say their lives have been injured by DOMA, which defines marriage, for federal purposes, as the union...
  • New York clerk faces lawsuit for refusing to sign same-sex ‘marriage’ license

    09/30/2011 2:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 30, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    LEDYARD, NY, September 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another town clerk in New York may lose her job for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same sex couples, the New York Times reports. Fifty-seven-year-old Rose Marie Belforti has been the town clerk in the small rural town of Ledyard, New York for ten years. When the state of New York legalized homosexual “marriage” this past summer, Belforti decided that she could not reconcile signing same-sex marriage licenses with her Christian faith. Instead, she decided to delegate the task to a deputy, who would issue such licenses by appointment. Now, a lesbian...
  • Same-sex “Marriage”: Accept it or Resign!

    09/27/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/21/2011 | John Horvat II
    When the New York state legislature rammed through a law “legalizing” same-sex “marriage” this last summer, countless New Yorkers disagreed with the decision. Among them were Christian town clerks who could not in good conscience sign marriage licenses for a union they consider sinful. Clauses were written in the law that supposedly protect clergy from being forced to act against their faith. However, such clauses do not apply to town clerks or any other government official. Clerks are told point blank, either accept the law, or resign. Town clerk Rose Marie Belforti of Ledyard, New York found out the hard...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Moving Toward the Mainstream

    08/22/2011 4:01:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2011 | Michael Barone
    One of the few issues on which opinion has moved left over the last few years is same-sex marriage. In 1996, Gallup found that Americans opposed it by a 68 percent to 27 percent margin. Last May, Gallup found Americans in favor by 53 percent to 45 percent. That's a huge change in 15 years. Other polls have shown similar movement. Pew Research reported last week that 45 percent favored same-sex marriage and 46 percent were opposed -- a dead heat. Pew polls in 2008 and 2009 found only 35 percent to 40 percent in favor. This is an issue...
  • Mitt Romney's Deception:His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’

    07/21/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies
    amycontrada.com ^ | July 16, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Contrada details how Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney supported the homosexual and transgender agenda on same-sex ‘marriage,’ sexual-radical indoctrination in the schools, and societal transformation – while posing as a defender of the Constitution and traditional family values. Mitt Romney is no conservative, despite his attempts to appeal to that element in the Republican Party. He is an ‘establishment fixer’ – a preserver of the status quo at best, or a promoter of social liberal causes and institutions at worst. In Massachusetts, the establishment – protected and advanced by Romney – was uniquely committed to the radical homosexual and transgender agenda....
  • Newly appointed lesbian Mass. Supreme Court Judge speaks at fundraiser for radical gay group

    07/17/2011 9:21:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 07/18/2011 | n/a
    Two days after being formally confirmed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judge Barbara Lenk (an "out" lesbian activist) was a featured speaker at a fundraiser for the radical Massachusetts LGBTQ ("Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer") Bar Association. The Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct forbids judges from being a speaker at an organization's fundraising event. Lenk's participation that evening was a clear -- and arrogant -- public violation of that Code. (A similar situation occurred when Justice Margaret Marshall was keynote speaker at the group's 1999 dinner. MassResistance--then Article 8 Alliance--Massachusetts News, and others brought this up as a...
  • Romney rejects gay marriage pledge

    07/12/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | http://www.newsday.com
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it. Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The...
  • Obama’s Position on Gay Marriage Faces New Test

    06/29/2011 3:55:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    When President Obama’s guests arrive at the White House on Wednesday for a Gay Pride reception — just days after New York became the largest state in the country to make same-sex marriage legal — they will no doubt be in a mood to celebrate. But for their host, who does not endorse same-sex marriage, it could be somewhat awkward. “I think they are trying to share the joy, which is genuine on their part, without changing his position,” Hilary Rosen, a prominent Democratic strategist, said of the White House. “I don’t think he can have it both ways here.”...
  • Contact (RINO Party of Screw York) drop Republican Registrations and switch to Conservative

    06/24/2011 8:46:05 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies
    RINO Party of New York ^ | June 24, 2011 | steelers6
    What good are they? The Majority in the Senate but the pass Homosexual Marriage with a joke of an exemption for Religious Organizations.
  • After Talks With G.O.P., Cuomo Expects Passage of Gay Marriage Bill

    06/17/2011 11:00:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | DANNY HAKIM and THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he expected same-sex marriage legislation to be approved before the end of the legislative session next week, and indicated that to win passage of the measure he is prepared to yield to Republican concerns for greater protections of religious groups. “I am a proponent of marriage equality, and I’m working very hard to make that a reality in New York,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters on Friday as lawmakers prepared to go home for the weekend. “I am also a proponent of religious freedom, and separation of church and state, so these...
  • Alternative To The Day Of Silence The Day Of Dialogue

    04/10/2011 7:40:36 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 3 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 04-10-2011 | Donna Garner
    Why We Fight for Student Free Speech This year, April 15 is more than just the due date for your income tax returns – it’s the pro-homosexual, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender Day of Silence, in which students are encouraged to remain silent all day to support “equality” for homosexuals. As a high school or college student, do you wish your classmates could hear more of the story—like the truth about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for marriage and sexuality? Wouldn’t it be nice if a deeper and freer conversation could happen...
  • Marriage Amendment Won't Stop Homosexual Marriage, Only Slow it Down

    12/08/2010 3:10:31 PM PST · by grassboots.org · 13 replies · 1+ views
    www.caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | Descember 08, 2010 | David Shedlock
    We can't stop homosexual "marriage" with a Marriage Amendment. This isn't pessimism, it's reality. Moreover, I am not going the route of libertarian-infatuated Glenn Beck and giving up, or conceding the point that this whole debate is irrelevant. However, It has become clear in recent months that feminist proponents of homosexual "marriage" in America aren't about to let a little thing called a Constitutional Amendment slow down their assault upon the world as God made it. Suppose we pass this Vitter sponsored Marriage Amendment (HJ 56): SECTION 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of...
  • Gay marriage: Coming soon to a country near you (Barf!)

    10/07/2010 2:41:57 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/07/2010 | Jay Bookman
    At first glance, it might seem like a confirmation for those who oppose giving gay couples the right to marry. According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, only 42 percent of Americans support such a step, while 48 percent are opposed. But if you look at the trend line, you can clearly see where this is headed. In fact, the data reflect a rather remarkable shift in public opinion in a pretty short time period, and the pace of change is accelerating rather than slowing. As Pew reports: “For the first time in 15 years of Pew...
  • Schwarzenegger, California AG Can Stay Out of Prop. 8 Fight: State Supreme Court

    09/10/2010 3:05:13 PM PDT · by topher · 29 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 10, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Friday September 10, 2010 Schwarzenegger, California AG Can Stay Out of Prop. 8 Fight: State Supreme Court By Peter J. SmithSAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The California Supreme Court has turned down a request from attorneys to mandate that California’s governor and attorney general represent the state in the federal legal battle over Proposition 8.Late Thursday, the California Supreme Court denied a petition filed by Pacific Justice Institute to require Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to defend Prop. 8. In August, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco decided to overturn Proposition...
  • Reading tea party leaves on marriage

    09/08/2010 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8 Sept 2010 | Frank Cannon
    If you’re a conservative activist or major Republican donor, you have some interesting social options in front of you this month. Tea or cocktails? A small-government rally or a fundraiser for same-sex marriage? Pack yourself in with the grass roots at a mass meeting or rub shoulders with the legal elite in a posh drawing room? But more is at stake than options on a menu of social gatherings. With the same tension that has existed in past efforts by some GOP elites to play down social issues or envelop them in a “Big Tent” — but with far more...
  • Over Time, a Gay Marriage Groundswell (NYT Uses Its Crystal Ball)

    08/27/2010 8:57:30 AM PDT · by zort · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/21/10 | Andrew Gelman, Jeffrey Lax, & Justin Philips
    Gay marriage is not going away as a highly emotional, contested issue. Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage, has seen to that, as it winds its way through the federal courts. But perhaps the public has reached a turning point. A CNN poll this month found that a narrow majority of Americans supported same-sex marriage--the first poll to find majority support. Other poll results did not go that far, but still, on average, showed that support for gay marriage had risen to 45 percent or more (with the rest either opposed or undecided). That’s a big...
  • Disaster Looms If GOP Changes Course On Gay Marriage

    08/26/2010 6:28:21 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2010 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    Same-sex marriage is back as a front-burner issue in American politics. First, on August 4, a federal judge in San Francisco held that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, striking down part of the California Constitution defining marriage as one man and one woman. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ordered an expedited schedule to consider this case, with arguments to be held in December. Second, former RNC chairman and 2004 Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman came out this week, announcing he’s homosexual, and pushing the Republican Party to support the homosexual-rights agenda. Republicans...
  • Judge doubts gay marriage ban's backers can appeal

    08/13/2010 8:35:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2010 | PAUL ELIAS and LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO – The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers have the right to challenge his ruling. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday rejected a request to delay his decision striking down Proposition 8 from taking effect until high courts can take up an appeal lodged by its supporters. One of the reasons, the judge said, is he's not sure the proponents have the authority to appeal since...
  • Do We Really Want To Redefine Marriage?

    08/11/2010 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-11-10 | Vince
    States across the country are in the midst of debating the idea of changing the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Five states have legalized the practice through legislative or judicial action, but despite thirty-one attempts, not a single time has a majority of citizens of a state approved such a change. Not that this is an argument for majority rule. It’s not. Every state has a republican form of government and should be governed by the rule of law rather than man. Nonetheless, at some point government is accountable to the people and...
  • Readers' Comments: A Welfare Check and a Voting Card

    08/10/2010 4:26:57 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | New York Times Readers
    Well, the new York Times has finally done it! They want to register all welfare recipients to vote, and every single reader comment is against their position. Some samples: "Well this is just wonderful Maybe everyone should quit trying to find employment and just go down to the blasted welfare office so government can give you a check to make sure you vote for corrupt and incompetent Democrats "I don't understand why the federal government doesn't just pay welfare recipients for voting. If you vote Democrat, you get a check. If you vote Republican, you get nothing. Why not just...
  • A Liberal Judge Lights a Fuse

    08/10/2010 3:24:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    Last week, when Judge Walker's decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger came out, I felt a dreadful fear. My fear was not about what gay marriage would do to the institution of traditional marriage. I reckon that marriage is not as fragile as conservatives fear, although one should never underestimate the damage that a liberal wrecking crew can do. Marriage is more than a "cultural construct." To use a liberal argument, the science is in on marriage. It is a profoundly Darwinian, evolutionary adaptation that will long survive the fashionable twists and turns in liberal jurisprudence. No, I fear what this...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Judge Finds That a Child Has Neither a Need Nor a *Right* to a Mom and Dad.

    08/09/2010 2:37:52 PM PDT · by TaraP · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 9th, 2010
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, based that ruling in part on his finding that a child does not need and has no right to a mother. Nor, he found, does a child have a need or a right to a father... To further his case that the well-being of children is no bar to declaring same-sex marriage a right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, Judge Walker...
  • What's Next, Bigamy? [Does CA Prop 8 overturn signal polygamy next?]

    08/06/2010 5:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2010 | Peter Ferrara
    Yesterday’s ruling by a California federal court striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage opens a constitutional Pandora’s Box. The court ruled that the gay marriage ban violates the Equal Protection Clause because homosexuals should be just as free to marry whoever they choose as heterosexuals. The court concluded that there is no rational basis for a distinction between the marriage of a man and a woman and the marriage of a man and a man. Whether the failure to see any rational distinction there is itself rational will be decided on appeal. But as of now the decision...
  • Judge's personal life debated after gay ruling

    08/06/2010 6:42:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 6, 2010 | Lisa Leff
    The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban this week is a Republican who once came under fire for his membership to a powerful all-male club that had only recently allowed blacks to join. But after Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker struck down the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8, he became something else in the minds of some: a gay activist. Rumors have circulated for months that Walker is gay, fueled by the blogosphere and a San Francisco Chronicle column that stated his sexual orientation was an "open secret" in legal and gay activism circles. Walker himself hasn't...
  • It's not about couples and love. The marriage ruling is all about you.

    08/05/2010 5:41:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 36 replies
    http://www.jsonline.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2010 | Patrick McIlheran
    Let's look at how the gay-marriage thing in California has unfolded so far: The state’s Supreme Court in 2008, on a one-vote margin, decides to redefine marriage to dump one key parameter that had always and everywhere in human history been part of marriage: that it be between complementary sexes, not identical ones. Within months, the voters of the state overrule the court, amending their constitution to say that, no, you can’t redefine basic social institutions against the will of the people. The losers sue the state. And Wednesday, a federal judge – a judge, as in one – overrules...
  • New campaign is demanding 'gay' Prop 8 judge be booted

    08/05/2010 5:41:24 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    WND ^ | August 04, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    An openly homosexual federal judge in California ignored a warning from the state's own Supreme Court about the coming chaos of polygamy and incest if same-sex "marriages" are established to enjoin enforcement of the state's constitutional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman only – and now he is being targeted by an impeachment campaign. Judge Vaughn Walker, who openly has lived a homosexual lifestyle, yesterday issued an order that the state could not enforce its own constitutional requirement that marriage is between members of the opposite sex only. The ruling from Walker said, "race and...
  • Prop 8: Contemptuous Judge Overturns Will Of Both God And The People

    08/04/2010 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 10 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 4, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Here's the latest story of judicial abuse: SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights. Gay couples waving rainbow and American flags outside the courthouse cheered, hugged and kissed as word of the ruling spread. Despite the favorable ruling for same-sex couples, gay marriage will...
  • Mormon Church Issues Statement on Proposition 8 Ruling

    08/04/2010 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 23 replies
    lds.org ^ | August 4th, 2010 | LDS Church
    SALT LAKE CITY 4 August 2010 The Church issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today's decision. California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree. Marriage between a man and woman is the bedrock...
  • Drudge Healine:CA Prop 8 held to be unconstitutional under due process and equal protection.

    08/04/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Wednesday August 4, 2010
    Judge strikes down 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California'... JUDGE: Having considered the trial evidence and the arguments of counsel, the court pursuant to FRCP 52(a) finds that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and that its enforcement must be enjoined.
  • SOURCE: CA Prop 8 held to be unconstitutional under due process and equal protection.

    08/04/2010 1:45:48 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 363 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/04/2010 | Drudge
    Court enjoins enforcement of Prop 8... Will be released at 2 pm pt... Judge strikes down 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California'..
  • MassResistance warns of push to purge Tea Parties of "social" issues.

    08/02/2010 12:11:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 154 replies · 128+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/02/2010 | n/a
    This past Tuesday evening Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the Plymouth Rock Tea Party in Pembroke. Also making speeches were several well-known politicians and candidates. Two days earlier, on Sunday, a Tea Party on the Lexington Battle Green was shut down by "fiscal-only" Republicans who were upset that "social issues" would be discussed if Brian Camenker of MassResistance were present. Almost immediately after that, a member of the Plymouth Rock Tea Party (which has recently merged with the Cape and Islands group) contacted Camenker and said, "We heard what happened. Come on down and speak at our event on Tuesday."...
  • Federal Defense of Marriage Act does not violate states’ rights

    07/29/2010 8:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Jordan Lorence
    The federal court in Massachusetts got its history and constitutional law wrong with its ruling that the federal Defense of Marriage Act violates “states’ rights” and federalism in defining marriage. For all federal law, DOMA defines “marriage” as one man and one woman and “spouse” to mean a husband or a wife. The district court struck down this federal definition of marriage in two decisions claiming that it intrudes on state sovereignty to regulate marriage, as well as other constitutional provisions. This extreme decision ignores extensive American history showing federal oversight of the states’ definition of marriage. But a double...
  • Court: Lowell can’t fire teacher for failing English tests

    05/05/2010 4:03:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies · 507+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | 05/05/2010 | AP
    The state’s highest court has ruled Lowell school officials can’t fire a teacher who failed two English fluency tests. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said a lower court could not overturn an arbitrator’s decision in favor of the teacher, Phanna Kem Robishaw. Robishaw began teaching in the Lowell public schools in 1992 after fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime. She was one of five teachers at her school of Cambodian birth, where nearly half the student population was Cambodian.... ....Robishaw had four state teaching licenses but failed the English tests in part, she said, because she was suffering from post-traumatic stress.
  • Boston Globe starts media blitz promoting transgender bill

    05/02/2010 3:41:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies · 532+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 05/02/2010 | n/a
    Just another example how out of touch with reality the Boston mainstream media is -- and the lengths they will go pushing their social agendas. The Boston Globe has started its own campaign to lobby for passage of the radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes bill (H1728). In eight days it published six pieces promoting it, including four "news" articles and one editorial, plus a ridiculous editorial cartoon. And we'll probably see a lot more. The issue exploded at the Republican convention when all three challengers for Governor -- Baker, Mihos, and also Cahill -- announced they would veto it...
  • A Murder Suspect’s Worth to Science

    02/23/2010 5:03:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies · 727+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2010 | GINA KOLATA
    Amy Bishop, neuroscientist, inventor, murder suspect, has become bigger than life, a symbol for those who think that genius is close to madness, or that women cannot get ahead in science, or that tenure systems in universities are brutalizing — or even that progress against fatal diseases is so important that someone like Dr. Bishop should be set free to pursue cures. At least that is what emerges from hundreds of comments on the Internet about Dr. Bishop, the assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville charged with shooting six colleagues — three of them fatally — at...
  • The Times Finds A Lone Crazed Assassin

    02/22/2010 4:02:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies · 862+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Peter Collier
    The New York Times’ front page profile on Saturday of professor Amy Bishop, who allegedly executed three University of Alabama Biology Department colleagues after being denied tenure, appears to be an exhaustively reported piece based on “numerous interviews with colleagues and others who knew her.” It portrays Bishop as violent and unpredictable, rejected by Harvard because of mediocre work and shunned by a series of neighbors and co-workers scared off by the suppressed rage that kept bubbling up to the surfaces of her social life, and also someone who may already have gotten away with the murder of her brother...
  • Gay "Marriage" Law Forces D.C. Archdiocese to End Foster Care....

    02/17/2010 1:25:39 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 17th, 2010
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been forced to give up the foster care program it ran with the aid of public funds, after repeated warnings that there would be no other choice should the D.C. City Council insist that the archdiocese recognize gay "marriage" partners in its employment practices. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Catholic Charities handed over the foster-care program intact to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities, whose foster program included 43 children, 35 families and seven staff, runs more than 20 social...
  • NYT: Rampant Polygamy in Gay 'Marriage' May Benefit Institution

    02/05/2010 11:44:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,121+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 5, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    In discussing a new study confirming that polygamy is a staple within gay "marriages," a New York Times article has suggested that doing away with the concept of spousal fidelity in marriage represents an "evolution" that "might point the way for the survival of the institution." NYT columnist Scott James reported January 28 on a project by San Francisco State University's Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality examining various aspects of homosexual relationships. James says the study, which is scheduled for release this month, "reveals that monogamy is not a central feature for many." "Some gay men and lesbians...
  • Mass. high court says nonresident gays cannot marry in the state.

    03/30/2006 9:21:29 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 60 replies · 974+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 03/30/2006 | Jay Lindsay
    BOSTON --The court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage ruled Thursday that same-sex couples from other states where gay marriage is prohibited cannot marry here.
  • New Marriage Amendment Might Be Destroyed by GLAD if Margaret Marshall Is Not Removed Immediately

    12/24/2005 7:53:45 AM PST · by A. Pole · 11 replies · 724+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | December, 2005
    The homosexual law firm, GLAD, which is a close friend of Chief Justice Margaret Marshall has announced that it will be filing a lawsuit in January to "challenge" the new Amendment to ban gay marriage, which has just obtained 123,356 signatures. The law firm is the one which obtained a 4-3 ruling in Nov. 2003 that gay marriage must be allowed in Massachusetts. Those lawyers operate under the leadership of Marshall's close friend, Atty. Mary Bonauto. A famous 1999 photo shows Marshall, while dressed in her official court robes publicly promising Bonauto at the Annual Banquet of the "Massachusetts Gay...
  • Mass. justice sorry for 'red state' remark ["No red states here," Marshall told the crowd....]

    12/03/2005 4:59:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1,891+ views
    Mass. Justice Sorry for 'Red State' Remark By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Writer 38 minutes ago Massachusetts' chief justice has apologized for a remark she made about "red states" during a commencement speech last spring after a citizen complaint was filed with the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct. In greeting the audience at the Brandeis University commencement last May, Chief Justice Margaret Marshall commented on the hundreds of blue and white balloons held in nets tied to the rafters. "No red states here," Marshall told the crowd, using a term used to describe Republican-leaning states. In her apology Friday, the...
  • Marshall apologizes for 'red states' quip

    12/03/2005 2:19:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 1,758+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Jonathan Saltzman,
    The chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court yesterday apologized for a joke she made at the beginning of her commencement speech at Brandeis University in May, when she quipped to spectators gathered beneath blue and white balloons, ''No red states here." The remark by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, who wrote the court's landmark 2003 decision allowing same-sex marriage, triggered a confidential complaint to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The commission released an extraordinary statement yesterday from the state's top jurist, who said she regretted making what might have been construed as a political statement. ''The comment was...