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  • Judge tosses marriage suit by inmate, transgender fiancée

    05/11/2014 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Michael1977
    JournalStar.Com ^ | 11/17/2013 | Lori Pilger
    A federal judge has rejected the challenge of a Nebraska prison inmate and his transgender fiancée to a voter-approved constitutional amendment that says marriage must be between a man and woman. Harold B. Wilson and Gracy Sedlak, formerly John Jirovsky, sued the Nebraska prison system and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning in U.S. District Court in Omaha. In the suit, they sought to overturn Nebraska Initiative Measure 416 of 2000, saying their rights were being violated because they weren't allowed to marry the person of their choosing and weren't being treated equally to heterosexual couples who may be approved for...
  • Judge says state can't bar gay marriage or divorce (Requires Houston Chronicle Subscription)

    04/25/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT · by Michael1977 · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/23/2014 | Michelle Casady
    SAN ANTONIO - In a move that follows suit with a federal ruling issued in February, a state district judge has deemed Texas' restrictions on same-sex marriage unconstitutional - paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue. (continued)
  • Son getting married on Sunday!

    04/10/2014 10:11:21 PM PDT · by Doomonyou · 32 replies
    Heaven, Bible ^ | 4-10-14 | Doomonyou
    Shameless Vanity. Doomonyou Junior is getting married to the love of his life this Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Doomonyou and I are driving down from Petaluma to Riverside tomorrow and would like to ask for prayers for safe travel, a good wedding rehearsal and dinner, and a blessed wedding.
  • No Gay Mormon Left Behind

    01/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by dbz77 · 5 replies · 422+ views
    TownHall ^ | January 2, 2009 | Mike S. Adams
    The other night I saw another debate on the topic of gay marriage. The debate was between Robert Jeffress, an opponent, and Wayne Besen, an extremely gay activist. It was the kind of lame debate I’ve come to expect lately on the Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor. In fact, nothing interesting happened until the last few seconds of the six-minute segment when Besen characterized the debate’s first legitimate point as “crazy.” Jeffress argued the point many opponents argue when he said that gay marriage could lead to polygamy and even to marriage between a man and his pet. When...
  • Re: Warren Invitation

    12/24/2008 3:35:10 PM PST · by dbz77 · 7 replies · 576+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | December 24, 2008 | Ruben Rueda
    Re "Warren invitation" (Letters, Dec. 23): I am getting tired of hearing gays and left-leaning Democrats refer to anyone who opposes gay marriage as being "homophobic" or even "bigoted." I voted yes on Proposition 8 because I believe marriage is a bond between one man and one woman. For the sake of my children and their children's future I will do everything I can to protect the institution of marriage and family for them. That doesn't make me a bigot or homophobic. That makes me an American exercising my right to vote. Having the Rev. Rick Warren give the inaugural...
  • Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

    12/24/2008 8:21:38 AM PST · by dbz77 · 10 replies · 605+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | December 22, 2008 | Del Whan
    Warren invitation I am a 68-year-old gay woman. As a longtime political watcher I have seen President Bush signal his conservative bona fides by sacrificing gays to the Karl Rove hatchet attacks. Now as an Obama supporter I see the invitation of conservative preacher Rick Warren to offer up a blessing at the inauguration as a big slap in the face for gays. This is a major misstep for the Obama team. It panders to the right-wing soft bigots like Warren (who just condemn homosexuality, not gays per se). Del Whan
  • Proposition 8 Moves Christian Couple to Action

    12/21/2008 12:53:57 PM PST · by dbz77 · 14 replies · 680+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    Abel Ferreira and his wife, Robbie, never considered themselves political activists. But when Proposition 8 landed on November's ballot, the Spring Valley couple did everything they could to ensure that the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage got passed. They made phone calls. They attended prayer rallies. They fasted for 40 days. For the Ferreiras, as for so many other people motivated to action by Proposition 8, the measure wasn't just a matter of politics. It was about family, faith and the future of the country.
  • A Catholic Case Against Gay Marriage: "The Knot That Can't Be Tied"

    12/18/2008 9:26:02 AM PST · by Patrick Madrid · 10 replies · 566+ views
    MAN'S SEXUAL ENERGIES are of extraordinary power and complexity. Is this energy something we can use however we wish, or is there some objective standard to which this energy should be conformed? The Western tradition, like many other traditions, has consistently held that there is such an objective standard, and it is the reality called "marriage." Today, however, many think that marriage can be whatever they want it to be. Instead of seeing marriage as an objective reality to which we align ourselves, it is seen as something that must conform to our notions and desires. Let's call this perspective...
  • Turning the Bible on its Head -- Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage (Response to Lisa Miller)

    12/09/2008 5:38:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 933+ views
    Albert Mohler ^ | Dec 8, 2008 | Rev. Albert Mohler
    RESPONDING TO NEWSWEEK's DISTORTIONS OF THE BIBLE REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE Newsweek magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in America, has decided to come out for same-sex marriage in a big way, and to do so by means of a biblical and theological argument. In its cover story for this week, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage. It is fair to say that Newsweek has gone for broke on this question. Miller begins with a lengthy dismissal of the Bible's relevance to...
  • The Costs of an Offensive Analogy

    12/10/2008 7:14:54 AM PST · by dbz77 · 1 replies · 352+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 10, 2008 | Michael Medved
    Why did 70% of California African-Americans vote against gay marriage on November 4th? While a narrow majority of white voters opposed Proposition 8 (which defined marriage as "valid and recognized" only between a man and a woman), and a small majority of Latinos supported it, the black community overwhelmingly said "no" to the top "civil rights" priority of gay activists. Liberals explain this surprising result with insulting (and occasionally racist) claims that black voters didn't understand the real nature of the fight, and suggestions that they were misled by TV advertisements or their impassioned pastors. Conservatives, on the other hand,...
  • A Response To Marc Shaiman's Musical Against Prop. 8 (Its Not Hate Alert)

    12/09/2008 10:04:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 1,151+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/09/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer of the film and stage musical “Hairspray,” has done the country a major, if inadvertent, service. He has composed a brief musical piece against California Proposition 8 that takes only three minutes to reveal the ignorance and hate that pervades so much anti-Proposition 8 activism. This short musical, viewed more than 2 million times on the Internet, features major Hollywood talents playing (through song) two groups on a beach -- gay men and women in beach clothes and a stuffy formally dressed church group composed of whites and blacks. Its message begins with a...
  • A Response to Marc Shaiman’s Musical Against Prop 8

    12/09/2008 10:04:14 AM PST · by dbz77 · 6 replies · 575+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 9, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer of the film and stage musical “Hairspray,” has done the country a major, if inadvertent, service. He has composed a brief musical piece against California Proposition 8 that takes only three minutes to reveal the ignorance and hate that pervades so much anti-Proposition 8 activism. This short musical, viewed more than 2 million times on the Internet, features major Hollywood talents playing (through song) two groups on a beach -- gay men and women in beach clothes and a stuffy formally dressed church group composed of whites and blacks. Its message begins with a...
  • Newsweek Goes Gay

    12/08/2008 9:43:31 AM PST · by This Just In · 53 replies · 1,334+ views
    http://www.albertmohler.com ^ | December 8, 2008 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Turning the Bible on its Head -- Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 at 6:50 am ET Printer Version E-mail Permalink Bookmark and Share Newsweek magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in America, has decided to come out for same-sex marriage in a big way, and to do so by means of a biblical and theological argument. In its cover story for this week, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage. It is fair to say that Newsweek has gone...
  • Call in gay on December 10th

    12/07/2008 11:44:56 AM PST · by Salman · 86 replies · 2,268+ views
    DayWithoutAGay.net ^ | Dec 2008 | DayWithoutAGay.net
    We are asking everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, to help us fight for basic human rights. In reaction to the devastating and inhumane ‘yes’ on Proposition 8, the LBGT community, is asking all Queers and supporters to “call in gay” for ‘Human Rights Day’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Day), the 10th of December. The Queer population has suffered social injustice for too long and now is our chance to show the world how much we matter. December 10th is a Wednesday and we encourage everyone to do nothing to help the economy. We ask that students skip class, teachers cancel class and business owners...
  • Bickering Republicans clamor over party's heart { Conservatives Target The Guv }

    12/06/2008 10:06:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 949+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/6/8 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Religion Writer
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposed Proposition 8, has openly hoped that courts will now overturn it and has encouraged opponents to "never give up."In the process, he's ignited a battle within his own party. Christian conservatives are using him as a foil, to claim that they, not the Republican governor, represent the party base. That Schwarzenegger is "condoning street protests and supporting judicial activist scams to overturn a popularly approved state constitutional amendment approaches advocacy of anarchy," said an action alert from the Family Research Council, which urges conservatives to contact Schwarzenegger's office. With Republicans out of power in both houses...
  • Anti-Prop 8 Forces Push Tolerance-->Except For Pro-Prop 8 People

    12/04/2008 9:42:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/5/08 | Yidwithlid
    Then Prop 8 argument, was settled by the voters almost three weeks ago and in that time the argument has shifted from "should there be gay marriage" to "should people/institutions be punished for their political views? Two weeks ago a theater director was forced to resign because he gave money to the pro-Prop 8 forces, then the head of the LA Film Festival has been forced to resign for the same reason. There are regular and sometimes vicious protests in front of the Mormon Church in California. The Argument has shifted. This no longer has to do with the definition...
  • Jack Black, Jesus, and Prop 8

    12/05/2008 7:33:52 AM PST · by dbz77 · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 4, 2008 | Frank Pastore
    This week, the creative minds behind “Hairspray,” composer Marc Shaiman and director Adam Shankman, opened their “Prop 8: The Musical” with an all-star studded cast that includes Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and John C. Reilly at Sacramento Community College. You can watch it here. The point of the production is to shame the voting public for passing Proposition 8 a month ago, which simply defined marriage in California as between a man and a woman. The musical is clearly intended to spark more “public outrage.” No doubt, more protests, more storming of Mormon temples and Catholic churches and more...
  • The New Hollywood Blacklist

    12/05/2008 7:29:22 AM PST · by dbz77 · 27 replies · 1,173+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 5, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    Hollywood can still mount a soapbox and recall the dark days when people lost their jobs in show business for daring to take an unpopular political position that was outside the mainstream. Whenever they're criticized, they proclaim, "McCarthyism," accuse their critics of "blacklisting," and condemn the deplorable "intolerance." Hollywood has yet to accept, perhaps even to understand, that it is the entertainment industry that excels at this slanderous behavior. After California voters narrowly approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, it was revealed that Scott Eckern, the artistic director...
  • First Amendment loses ground to the 'Right to Never Be Dissed'

    11/23/2008 4:21:12 PM PST · by rhema · 15 replies · 951+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/20/2008 | Patrick McIlheran
    Just so we're clear, the ongoing gay rage after California's vote isn't about benefits. California's civil unions were materially indistinguishable from marriage. That state's Supreme Court said so when it ruled that this wasn't enough. Nor is it about having a family. Gay couples have those. Billboards around our town point this out. As one woman among the 200 protesters in downtown Milwaukee last weekend put it, "We want our family recognized." Which is to say it's not about gay people at all. It's about you. Their love isn't at issue. Your love for their love is. Employer benefits were...
  • Gay Marriage And Collective Lie (Harold Fickett Answers Andrew Sullivan Alert)

    11/26/2008 4:27:06 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,266+ views
    Godspy.com ^ | 11/25/2008 | Harold Fickett
    The writer Andrew Sullivan sits across the table from you on Chris Matthews' Hardball praising gay-marriage as a symbol of the homosexual community's desire to join the mainstream. He is a Catholic, conservative in many things, and a highly articulate spokesman for his point-of-view. What do you say? The requisite conservative on pundit panels usually falls back on citing heterosexual marriage's 5,000 year history as society's basic building block. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. 65% of the American people are against homosexual unions. Etc. That's not going to get it. It's a way of brushing...
  • Benton Out of Shape on Proposition Eight

    11/24/2008 7:47:09 AM PST · by dbz77 · 5 replies · 429+ views
    TownHall ^ | November 24, 2008 | Mike S. Adams
    Pepperdine University President Andrew Benton recently interjected himself into a controversy concerning a commercial in support of California Proposition 8. His ostensible purpose in doing so was to quell a wave of outrage from radical gay activists in California. If anything, his actions will embolden those who prefer intellectual terrorism over civil political discourse as a means of shaping public policy. His actions will also further diminish the reputation of Pepperdine as a conservative Christian university. The controversy began when Law Professor Richard Peterson appeared in the following television ad. President Benton responded with the following: “I want to provide...
  • Marriage Endures (National Review Editorial)

    11/06/2008 10:11:37 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 785+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/7/2008 | National Review
    Marriage Endures By the Editors On Tuesday, by a margin of 52 to 48 percent, voters in California amended their state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, as did voters in Florida (62 to 38 percent) and Arizona (56 to 44 percent). Those who argue social conservatism is behind the GOP’s current electoral malaise take note: In Arizona marriage outperformed John McCain by 2 percentage points, in Florida by 14 percentage points, and in California by 15 percentage points. The Arizona win, reversing a defeat for a marriage amendment in that state in...
  • Gay Marriage in Connecticut: THE IGNORANT FISHERMAN

    11/22/2008 2:08:32 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 493+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman Blog ^ | 11/21/08 | The Ignorant Fishermen
    Just recently in Connecticut - four godless, leftist secular "Judges" have forced on the citizens and families of Connecticut the godless institution of Gay Marriage. This marital coup has been a long time in the works. There has been an aggressive steady media barrage, hypnotizing the citizens of the United States - let alone the citizens of Connecticut for about 12 years now. Key rogue elected officials have been placed into prominent, key positions of power for the sole purpose of over-throwing Judean-Christian values and the God-ordained institution of marriage (Hebrews 13:4). It has been the major agenda of the...
  • California- The Bigotry State

    11/22/2008 4:27:34 PM PST · by dbz77 · 63 replies · 1,357+ views
    *Oficialy*thirtysomething ^ | November 12, 2008 | Dre
    I've been neglecting my blog, I admit it, but now that I think I finally have a layout that I like, perhaps I will more likely to post. I have pictures from Halloween, my trip to NYC, and other musings, however, right now, I am still fixated on the fact that my fellow Californians passed Proposition 8, thereby banning gay marraige. California is supposed to be one of the more liberal states in the Union, yet here we are, a bunch of biggots. That's honestly how I feel. There isn't any acceptable form of bigotry in today's day, unless you...
  • Prop. 8 Gay Marriage Ban Goes To Supreme Court (Hearing Next Year. Prop. 8 Remains In Effect Alert)

    11/19/2008 2:56:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 3,400+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2008 | Maura Dolan
    he California Supreme Court agreed today to review legal challenges to Prop. 8, the voter initiative that restored a ban on same-sex marriage, but refused to permit gay weddings to resume pending a ruling. Meeting in closed session, the state high court asked litigants on both sides for more written arguments and scheduled a hearing for next March. The court also signaled its intention to decide the fate of existing same-sex marriages, asking litigants to argue that question. Today's decision to review the lawsuits against Proposition 8 did not reveal how the court was leaning. The court could have dismissed...
  • All Eyes on SF Court Today for Prop. 8 Decision

    11/19/2008 11:10:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Wed, Nov 19, 2008
    Wednesday could be a big day in the fight over Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage in California that voters approved Nov. 4. That's when the California Supreme Court could decide whether to review several lawsuits filed by Prop 8 opponents. The groups claim the ballot measure is unconstitutional. The court could also issue a stay on Prop 8 while it decides. That would allow same-sex marriages to resume until a final ruling is made on the lawsuits. Four Bay Area counties are the latest to join the legal fight to try to stop state Proposition 8. The Board...
  • What The Times Forgot to Mention about California’s Marriage Amendment

    11/19/2008 11:32:23 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 20 replies · 2,091+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 18, 2008 | Don Feder
    An article in The New York Times reports that Attorney General Jerry Brown has asked the state’s Supreme Court to rule on the legality of a voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. “The central argument in the recently filed lawsuits is that Proposition 8 is a significant enough revision to the State Constitution to require approval by the legislature,” the article stated. It also noted that the passage of Proposition 8 “has prompted protests across the country.” Here’s what the paper that makes all the news fit its agenda forgot to mention:...
  • The Insane Rage of the Same-Sex Marriage Mob

    11/19/2008 7:58:30 AM PST · by dbz77 · 38 replies · 1,420+ views
    TownHall ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Before Election Day, national media handwringers forged a wildly popular narrative: The right was, in the words of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, gripped by "insane rage." Outbreaks of incivility (some real, but mostly imagined) were proof positive of the extremist takeover of the Republican Party. The cluck-cluckers and tut-tutters shook with fear. But when the GOP took a beating on Nov. 4, no mass protests ensued; no nationwide boycotts erupted. Conservatives took their lumps and began the peaceful post-defeat process of self-flagellation, self-analysis and self-autopsy. In fact, in the wake of campaign 2008 there's only one angry mob...
  • On the Prop. 8 Legal Challenge

    11/17/2008 10:58:47 AM PST · by dbz77 · 5 replies · 487+ views
    MySpace Blogs ^ | November 14, 2008 | Me
    A lawsuit had been filed with the California Supreme Court asking that Proposition 8, an amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, to be ruled a revision and thus not in force. Having read up on this issue extensively, as well as the relevant case law, I would have to conclude that Proposition 8 is indeed a legitimate amendment. Initiative constitutional amendments have been used to legalize Indian gaming, impose legislative term limits, forbid the state from engaging in racial or gender discrimination in employment, and even reinstate the death penalty. The last two are especially...
  • Why the Prop 8 H8ers Lost

    11/17/2008 7:14:55 AM PST · by dbz77 · 11 replies · 699+ views
    TownHall ^ | November 16, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    There has been much "hate" described in media reports since election day in the nation, much of it related to the passing of Prop 8 as a Constitutional Amendment for that state and as such is no longer touchable by a state sanctioned court. Yet hate has abounded, not from the corners of Jewish synagogues, Mormon temples, Christian churches or Catholic cathedrals. Those are just the places we've been told "hate" resides. The "hate" was also not found in any single ethnicity, political party, or geographical demographic. No the side that has been doing all of the hating since election...
  • Counterfeit Marriage and Its Counterfeit Movement

    11/17/2008 7:11:24 AM PST · by dbz77 · 14 replies · 480+ views
    TownHall ^ | November 16, 2008 | Matt Barber
    With a unified voice amplified several million-fold through the ballot box megaphone, African-Americans have spoken on the issues of marriage, family and human sexuality. Whether young or old, male or female, Democrat or Republican, blacks are justifiably fed up with the deceptive antics of the self-described and craftily contrived "gay rights movement." For decades now, well-organized, well-funded and highly influential "gay" political pressure groups have, with impertinence, hijacked the language of the authentic civil rights movement. In what amounts to a sort of soft racism, self-styled "queers" have disingenuously and ignobly hitched their lil' lavender wagons to a movement which,...