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  • Indiana House approves constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages

    01/28/2014 2:42:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1-28-14 | FOX
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives approved a proposal Tuesday that would place the state's gay marriage ban in the state constitution, while leaving the door open to eventual approval of civil unions.</p> <p>The proposed ban, which cleared the chamber on 57-40 vote, now heads to the Indiana Senate, where members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to take up the issue.</p>
  • In Defense of Marriage

    01/23/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    On Monday, during his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama took time to parallel the gay rights movement with the Civil Rights movement. At the core of this civil rights argument is the need for same-sex marriage equality, according to the Associated Press. “Never before Monday had an inaugural address conveyed support for marriage equality, and activists now hope the Obama administration will take concrete steps to follow up, including escalated engagement in pending Supreme Court cases,” reports the AP on January 23. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s...
  • The President's Religion - Should he force his personal beliefs on other Americans?

    10/22/2012 8:14:34 AM PDT · by David-Stansberry · 7 replies
    Web site - ^ | 10/01/2010 | Sarge
    THE PRESIDENT’S RELIGION SHOULD THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES USE HIS POSITION AS COMMANDER-IN- CHIEF TO FORCE HIS PERSONAL MORAL VIEWS ON ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL? Historically Americans have expressed legitimate concerns that a President might use his office to promote his personal religious beliefs. From President John Kennedy in 1960, a Catholic, to 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, candidates and presidents have been required to express a commitment not to use the office of the President and Commander-In-Chief to promote their personal moral beliefs. If President John Kennedy had tried to label anyone who rejected his...
  • Marriage Amendment: Vote yes

    10/21/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 10/21/12 | Autumn Leva
    "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." -- JOHN F. KENNEDY There are countless wonderful programs and organizations dedicated to making sure that kids are safe, involved in school and off drugs, out of poverty, eating healthier, not engaging in self-destructive behavior, and achieving their dreams. I remember practicing "stop, drop and roll" in first grade, completing "Dare to Keep Kids Off Drugs" in fifth grade, and having teachers and counselors guide me through the right classes and activities to set me on a successful path to college. As a former teacher, I...
  • Game Changing Election News [Marriage Related]

    10/08/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | 10/8/12 | Brian S. Brown
    What would you do to raise $3 million to protect marriage from Barack Obama and his wealthy homosexual lobbyists? A gracious pro-marriage supporter has just created an extremely generous matching grant fund to help the National Organization for Marriage demonstrate your commitment to marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. Here's how it works: If you donate right now, your contribution to protect marriage from Obama and his homosexual lobbyists will be tripled -- that's right, NOM will receive an additional $2 for every $1 you contribute right now!
  • Platform supporting marriage gets initial GOP approval

    08/23/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | August 22, 2012
    Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Platform drafters for the Republican Party have approved language asserting a firm commitment to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society,” the draft document states. “Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation.” The document says that both experience and studies indicate that marriage has physical, emotional, academic and economic benefits for children. It reaffirms the party's support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, while also...
  • Jesus on Marriage: Matthew 19:4-9: "Between male and female" [only]

    08/10/2012 12:37:53 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bible: King James Version and NIV Version + plus vanity | August 10, 2012
    Matthew 19:4-9 King James Version: 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He...
  • A Sister Souljah Moment for Obama: Defend Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 4:59:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 25, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    It's no secret that things are not going well for the Obama campaign. The President has been forced to veer to the left on gay marriage, immigration and a host of issues to shore up his base. .... The fact remains that this is a center-right country and if you're a Democratic president who appears beholden to the left, you're in trouble. If you want to reassure voters, you have to establish your independence. .... Obama could really use a Sister Souljah moment of his own -- and he's got an opportunity for one staring him right in the face:...
  • Chik-fil-a Wednesday...order something online!

    07/24/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT · by republicanbred · 62 replies
    Like many others, I will not be able to go to a Chik-Fil-A tomorrow to show support for them choosing to stand up for traditional marriage. Actually, that really bothers me. When a business owner is willing to stand up to the radical left, I feel it is critical to support them! So, I went to their website to see if I could order a gift card online tomorrow, I want to see tomorrow be their biggest day of sales ever! So, while I couldn't find a gift card, I found their store that has lots of various items for...
  • New poll shows large margin in favor of marriage amendment

    07/23/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-23-12 | Andy Greder
    A new poll of likely Minnesota voters showed a 15 percent lead in favor of the constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman, according to a SurveyUSA and KSTP-TV poll released Sunday, July 22. The poll by SurveyUSA, a public polling firm that partners with local TV stations, had 52 percent of voters saying they would vote for the ammendment to 37 percent against it. Six percent were unsure; 5 percent would not vote. A previous SurveyUSA poll in February showed 47 percent would vote for the amendment to 39 percent against it. Other recent polls display...
  • Anti-gay marriage group: We have signatures for Maryland ballot

    05/30/2012 7:56:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    ay marriage opponents in Maryland said Tuesday they’ve handed in more than double the signatures required to hold a ballot referendum to squash the state’s new same-sex marriage law. . . “What we’re finding is that people are just engaged and passionate about this, even after Obama and the NAACP came out” in support of gay marriage," McCoy said. “Anybody that was on the fence is no longer on the fence.” A similar effort is under way in Washington state, where legislation approving same-sex marriage was signed into law by the governor earlier this year. Six states and the District...
  • This Gay Marriage Poll Shows An Incredible Shift In Black Support Since Obama's Endorsement

    05/24/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/24/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Public Policy Polling is out with a new survey this morning on the gay marriage referendum likely to be on the Maryland ballot this fall.  It's historic, because it shows that Maryland is likely to pass—by a wide margin—the referendum holding up the bill that lawmakers passed in late February. It's incredible because of the shift in previous polls, particularly among black voters in Maryland.  Check out this flip: In March, 56 percent of black respondents said they would vote against the law, with only 39 percent supporting it. Now, 55 percent of black voters plan to support it, with only 36...
  • Breaking News: AP Headline Only: NC Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

    05/08/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute. Amendment One goes beyond confining marriage to heterosexual couples; it amends the constitution to also makes marriage between a man and a woman “the only domestic legal union” recognized in the state.
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • North Carolina’s Ban on Gay Marriage Appears Likely to Pass [Obama Loses]

    05/07/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/7/12 | Nate Silver
    On Tuesday, North Carolina will vote on a state constitutional amendment that declares, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized,” thereby banning recognition of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships of any kind... The most recent poll was conducted by Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank whose poll results have generally shown little partisan bias in the past. That survey polled Democratic and Republican primary voters separately, but projected that the measure would win by 16 percentage points when it combined the results. An April poll by...
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies ^ | 05/02/12 |
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • Scott Brown for marriage amendment [another third partyist meme goes down in flames]

    01/25/2010 6:35:29 PM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 25 replies · 1,206+ views
    Renew America ^ | 25 January 2010 | Gary Swank
    It was mistakenly reported by some newsfeeds that Scott Brown voted against the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment. Fact: he voted for the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment in 2007. Per Baptist Press' Michael Foust: "Brown opposes 'gay marriage' and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and supports the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. "'Scott Brown not only voted against our community, but he did so unequivocally, proudly and loudly,' Arline Isaacson, chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, told Keen News Service. 'Brown voted at least 20 times against marriage equality, over and over...
  • Hill Republicans join fight against D.C. gay marriage

    01/07/2010 3:41:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 467+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 1/7/2010 | Tim Craig
    Republican congressional leaders have joined local activists in a court fight to allow voters to decide whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the District, underscoring the continued uncertainty surrounding the issue. Same-sex marriage supporters and opponents faced off in D.C. Superior Court for a hearing Wednesday on whether the city should be required to allow a ballot initiative that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Thirty-nine GOP legislators, including 37 members of the House and two senators, James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), have filed an amicus brief supporting a public vote...
  • Marriage vs. the Nanny State

    12/05/2009 5:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 379+ views ^ | December 4, 2009 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Marriage is one of society’s foremost incubators of virtue — those attitudes and habits of behavior that promote health and well-being in the individual and all those with whom he or she interacts. Despite all the derogatory jokes about the oppressive, irksome nature of marriage, the data clearly show that married couples are healthier, happier, and live longer than those who remain unmarried. Social scientists try to parse out whether this association is the result of happy, healthy, positive people tending to marry with higher frequency or whether being married tends to make people happier, healthier, and more positive in...
  • Texas' gay marriage ban may have banned all marriages (Unfortunate drafting error)

    11/19/2009 7:16:17 AM PST · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,338+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11.19.09 | Dave Montgomery
    Barbara Ann Radnofsky,Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state. The amendment declares that "marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B: "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic...
  • Local PR man is pivotal foe of gay marriage

    11/08/2009 9:12:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 690+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/8/9 | Marcos Bretón
    The most effective man fighting to deny the right of gay marriage in America is Frank Schubert of Sacramento. Schubert ran the successful Yes on Proposition 8 campaign last year, the initiative banning gay marriage in California. This week, when Maine voted to repeal a new law allowing gay marriage, Schubert was again the pivotal organizer. If conventional wisdom on gay marriage inevitability were a balloon, Schubert would be the needle. His win in California galvanized Yes on Prop. 8 believers from the right and left - from black to white to Latino and Asian. His win in Maine halted...
  • Victory for Marriage in Maine (You Tube - Read the Comments to see how profound this Victory was)

    11/07/2009 2:45:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 946+ views
    Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, comments on Maine´s victorious Question 1, which repealed a legislative act legalizing gay ´marriage´ in the state.
  • Largest Hate Group In America Unmasked - Maine Voters Reject Gay Marriage

    11/06/2009 9:07:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 955+ views
    The Remnant ^ | Colin Tims
    Largest Hate Group In America Unmasked Maine Voters Reject Gay Marriage Colin Tims A-CNN Staff Reporter The Mother of all Hate Groups: Voters! ALLIUM CEPA NEWS NETWORK: Now that Maine voters have overturned the state's "gay marriage" law Gerald Kapok, censorship chairman of Project Gag at the Southern Prosperity Law Center, announced that the watchdog group has sniffed out the largest hate group yet to be found in the West: voters!“There are many unenlightened voters out there who simply don’t know what is good for them and as a result cast ballots that do not accord with our agenda,”...
  • Victory on Question One - [Maine preserves marriage]

    11/05/2009 11:15:43 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Christian Civic League of Maine ^ | November 4, 2009 | Staff
    The Record The Christian Civic League of Maine has issued the following press release  on the success of the People's Veto of the same sex marriage law. The League thanks its faithful friends and supporters for all they have done to protect marriage  and the families of Maine.    The Christian Civic League of Maine welcomes the news of the win on Question 1. Shortly before the election, the League predicted that homosexual marriage would eventually be decisively and finally defeated. The League saw that the common sense of the people, combined with the Biblical truth about homosexuality would win out over any...
  • Defeat in Maine a harsh blow to gay-marriage drive

    11/04/2009 6:11:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 41 replies · 1,737+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 5 hours ago Nov 4 2009 | DAVID CRARY
    The stars seemed aligned for supporters of gay marriage. They had Maine's governor, legislative leaders and major newspapers on their side, plus a huge edge in campaign funding. So losing a landmark referendum was a devastating blow, for activists in Maine and nationwide. In an election that had been billed for weeks as too close to call, Maine's often unpredictable voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. Gay marriage has now lost in all 31 states in which it has been put to a popular vote — a trend that the gay-rights movement...
  • Dejection fills Maine ballroom after marriage vote

    11/04/2009 12:52:15 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 69 replies · 4,220+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/04/2009 | John Curran
    PORTLAND, Maine — Cecelia Burnett and Ann Swanson had already set their wedding date. When they joined about 1,000 other gay marriage supporters for an election night party in a Holiday Inn ballroom, they hoped to celebrate the vote that would make it possible. Instead, they went home at midnight, dejected and near tears after a failed bid to make Maine the first state to approve same-sex marriage at the ballot box. "I'm ready to start crying," said Burnett, a 58-year-old massage therapist, walking out of the ballroom with Swanson at her side. "I don't understand what the fear is,...
  • Gay-marriage foes claim victory in Maine (Repealed!)

    11/03/2009 10:29:38 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 1,180+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/04/09 | Glenn Adams & David Crary
    Gay-marriage opponents are claiming victory in a closely watched referendum in Maine on a new state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. The law in question was passed by the Legislature in May but never took effect because of a petition drive by conservatives. With more than 84 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, the side seeking to repeal the law had 53 percent of the vote. Their campaign organizer, Frank Schubert, claimed victory and declared that Maine voters had helped preserve the institution of marriage. Gay-marriage supporters refused to concede, holding out hope that that the tide...
  • Maine: Reject Gay Marriage Law 55% Precincts [50.9% Repeal: 49.1% No]

    11/03/2009 8:21:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 1,210+ views
    Maine: Reject Gay Marriage Law 55% Precincts Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages? Answer Party Votes Pct. Yes — 166,155 50.9% No — 160,127 49.1 N.Y. District 23 Candidate Party Votes Pct. Bill Owens Dem. 51,292 49.1% Doug Hoffman Con. 47,219 45.2 Dede Scozzafava Rep. 6,012 5.8
  • Wa State Same Sex Marriage Going Down to Defeat!

    Referendum Measure 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Approved 165,340 44.89 % Rejected 202,954 55.11 % Total Votes 368,294 100.00%
  • Maine Gay Marriage Results..update-Gay Marriage Loses in Maine

    11/03/2009 7:46:12 PM PST · by HamiltonJay · 115 replies · 7,994+ views
    28% Reporting, rejection of Gay Marriage up 50.51%
  • Maine same sex issue close, leaning right!

    11/03/2009 8:00:54 PM PST · by narses · 11 replies · 908+ views
    10:47 -- With 37% reporting, gay marriage is staying alive in Maine by 37 votes right now. I'd guess that a lot of the outstanding votes are from rural precincts, which probably bodes well for overturning the legislature's allowance of gay marriage. --SEAN TRENDE
  • Maine Vote Yes on Question 1 and Washington Vote No on Referendum 71 to protect Marriage Today

    11/02/2009 10:12:52 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 10 replies · 1,406+ views
    vanity | November 3, 2009 | steelers6
    For Washington go to and and for Maine If you know anyone in these states that can go vote to protect marriage or can donate, get other people to the polls let them know
  • Mass. homosexual lobby sending wave of activists to Maine this Tuesday for "get out the vote."

    11/02/2009 10:49:57 AM PST · by massmike · 24 replies · 1,227+ views ^ | 11/02/2009 | n/a
    Over the last several months homosexual activist campaign workers from across the country have been traveling to Maine to campaign against the upcoming vote for traditional marriage. It's been largely paid for by national homosexual groups. But all along the Massachusetts homosexual lobby has been a major organizing and fundraising arm of the pro-gay marriage push in Maine.
  • Gay Marriage backers in Maine lose ground in latest poll.

    11/02/2009 4:29:48 PM PST · by DeusExMachina05 · 18 replies · 1,295+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 11/2/09 | PPP
    Yes on repeal of gay marriage 51% No on repeal of gay marriage 47%
  • Maine split on gay marriage question (48% for,48% against,%5 undecided)

    11/01/2009 2:06:11 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 62 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | October 20, 2009 |
    Raleigh, N.C. – Two weeks out from election day Maine voters are divided right down the middle when it comes to whether they will reject the state’s law allowing same sex couples to marry. 48% say they will vote to over turn the law while 48% say they will vote to keep it with only 4% of the electorate still undecided. Opinion on the issue predictably breaks heavily along party lines. 74% of Republicans are planning to vote yes while only 25% of Democrats are. Independents may end up deciding which way it goes- presently 50% of them support rejecting...
  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL @ NOON Today

    10/29/2009 6:05:12 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 325+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 29, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, IL Thursday, October 29th at NOON

    10/27/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 27, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Same-sex marriage battle moves to Maine

    10/25/2009 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Baladas · 21 replies · 1,158+ views
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2009 | Emily Sherman
    (CNN) -- Voters in Maine will decide next week whether to overturn the legislation signed by Gov. John Baldacci nearly six months ago that allows same-sex couples to wed. Baldacci, who originally opposed the legislation, said upholding the bill comes down to a fundamental understanding of equal protection and constitutional responsibility. "Initially, I had the opinion for several years that civil unions were the limitations of what I was willing to support," Baldacci said. "But, the research that I did uncovered that a civil union didn't equal a civil marriage." On May 6 when Baldacci signed the legislation, he did...

    10/24/2009 11:22:43 AM PDT · by Psion · 33 replies · 2,038+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Oct. 24, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    The Silence of the Lambs - - Obama Style Farewell, Free Speech - - Part 991 So much for free speech and 1st Amendment rights. A hate crimes bill, which was passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday and sent to President Obama for his signature, will serve to muzzle Christian writers, preachers, and teachers who still possess the temerity to advocate Biblical values. Mr. Obama has made a pledge to the gay and lesbian community that the bill will become law before the end of October. Matt Barber, an attorney for Liberty Counsel, says that the President...
  • Goldin: Why I'm Marching (Christians being shouted down for defending marriage)

    10/05/2009 7:38:28 PM PDT · by FMoran · 5 replies · 522+ views
    On October 10th and 11th, thousands of students, service members, and others will converge in Washington to fight for equal rights. The demand is simple: we want equal protection for LGBT people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. This issue is of particular importance for our generation. This is our civil rights movement – we see the issue of LGBT equality as a part of a much larger struggle for social justice. However, there is no singular leader for this movement. We have no Martin Luther King, no Rosa Parks, and no Susan B. Anthony....
  • Maine 'gay marriage' vote stirs passions (Left Wing nuttery)

    09/27/2009 2:17:32 PM PDT · by fwdude · 18 replies · 1,557+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | September 25, 2009 | Michael Foust
    AUGUSTA, Maine (BP)--The issue of "gay marriage" in public schools is now front and center in Maine, thanks to a new television ad paid for by a group opposed to redefining marriage. Stand For Marriage Maine launched the ad Sept. 23, spotlighting a Massachusetts couple whose son's second-grade class was read a book, "King & King," about a prince who "marries" another prince. The couple objected and requested notification of similar books in the future, but the school refused. The couple then sued in federal court and lost. The ad is at the heart of an effort to pass Question...
  • Congress, Obama team up to kill marriage protections

    09/20/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 38 replies · 2,032+ views ^ | September 19, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Nearly 100 members of the U.S. House are working in lockstep with the Obama administration to try to eliminate protections for traditional marriage in the United States with the "Respect for Marriage Act" that has just been introduced in Congress. H.R. 3567 was introduced just days ago by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, and more than 90 co-sponsors. "This legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law which discriminates against lawfully married same-sex couples," Nadler said in a statement on his website.The proposal has been assigned to committee. "The 13-year-old DOMA singles out legally married...
  • We're off to a `warmer' place; Gay life in Miami

    09/12/2009 5:12:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2,377+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/12/2009 | Charles Perez
    've decided to move out of the Sunshine State. It's a bit more chilly here than I had expected. Some may say good riddance, but I'm no longer willing to live in a place where I can't get married, can't adopt children and where there are no state laws to protect me from being fired because I'm gay. And so my partner Keith and I have decided to sell the house, load up the dogs and head north, toward a decidedly warmer climate. To those who visit here, Florida must seem somewhat schizophrenic. We sell ourselves as a great place...
  • Gay Marriage Rage

    09/09/2009 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,197+ views ^ | September 8, 2009 | Maggi Gallagher
    I was in Maine on the day that marriage qualified for the ballot this November. I went to Maine as president and founder of the National Organization for Marriage, which helped local groups organize the signature drive in Maine, as we did in California for Proposition 8. Most of the people in Maine were enthusiastic, but one clergyman asked me, "Shouldn't we live with our neighbors in peace?" His question haunts me for its debased presumptions: Is using democracy to fight for shared values somehow an act of war against our neighbors? "Agree with me or you're a hater" is...
  • Wash. gay partnership ref. makes ballot (Washington State November election)

    09/03/2009 7:40:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 09/01/09 | Michael Foust
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (BP)--Voters in Washington state this November apparently will get to decide whether to keep or overturn the state's same-sex "everything but marriage" law, which grants homosexual couples all the legal benefits of marriage and which conservatives warn will lead to the legalization of full-fledged "gay marriage" in the state.
  • Gay marriage critics file for D.C. referendum

    09/02/2009 7:35:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/2009 | Michael Neibauer
    A coalition of gay marriage opponents asked the D.C. elections board Tuesday to authorize a ballot initiative that if approved by a majority of voters would define marriage in the District as the union of a man and a woman. Stand4MarriageDC, led by Bishop Harry Jackson of Beltsville's Hope Christian Church, filed papers with the Board of Elections and Ethics seeking authority to collect petition signatures for a November 2010 referendum on the definition of marriage. The filing, backed by the Archdiocese of Washington, comes ahead of an anticipated D.C. Council effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. "The...
  • Marriage advocates collect enough signatures for Washington state ballot measure

    09/02/2009 9:43:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 463+ views
    cna ^ | September 2, 2009
    Washington's Secretary of State Sam Reed Seattle, Wash., Sep 2, 2009 / 06:55 am (CNA).- Preliminary, unofficial figures from the Washington state Elections Division shows that a sufficient number of signatures have been gathered to place on the ballot Referendum 71, a measure that would preserve the unique place of marriage by rescinding the state legislature’s expansion of homosexual domestic partnership benefits. Protect Marriage Washington, which is sponsoring the proposal, submitted nearly 138,000 signatures on July 25. State checkers of the signatures accepted 121,617 signatures. According to David Ammons, writing on the blog of the Washington Secretary of State’s...
  • Homosexual activists preparing to harass Maine citizens who donate to pro-marriage campaign

    08/31/2009 7:56:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies · 1,402+ views ^ | 8/31/2009 | n/a
    A disgusting, un-American tactic is coming to Maine. As they did in California, homosexual activists are preparing to harass and intimidate people who donate money to support the pro-marriage ballot question, to be voted on in Maine this November. In California they posted the names, addresses, and dollar amounts of people who donated to the Proposition 8 pro-marriage cause. They even posted Google maps with locations of their houses. As a result people were viciously harassed. Business were boycotted and picketed. Some people even lost their jobs when their pro-gay employers found out. Now one of those California groups is...
  • The Father of Proposition 8 (Mormons? Evangelicals? .. Surprise!)

    08/21/2009 1:10:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 2,589+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | August 12, 2009 | Chris Thompson
    Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that deprived gay men and women of the right to marry one another, was perhaps the ugliest and most divisive electoral moment since Proposition 187, which denied illegal immigrant children access to health care and public education. All across the state, gay men, lesbians, and their friends picketed hostile churches and boycotted businesses that backed the amendment. And as they contemplated their fate, they asked themselves: Who did this to us? Was it the Mormons? The National Organization for Marriage? Black voters? White evangelical megachurches? Now, eight months after...
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    08/17/2009 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 14 replies · 731+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 17, 2009
    As over 100 couples renewed their vows at Celebrate Marriage and Family Day, an event sponsored by the National Organization of Marriage on property owned by Rhode Island’s sole diocese, between 20 and 30 homosexuals engaged in a peaceful protest. Tim Hortons and a local seafood company had originally sponsored the event but withdrew their support following complaints.