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  • Ted Cruz's dad: 'Devil overplayed hand' with same-sex marriage

    09/18/2015 10:37:45 AM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rafael Cruz, a pastor whos also the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential hopeful, said during a rally outside the Tennessee Capitol the devil has gone to far with same-sex marriage, and Christians are now likely to rouse themselves and fight.
  • Same-sex couples issued marriage licenses in Rowan County

    09/05/2015 1:31:37 AM PDT · by jpsb · 19 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 4, 2015 | John Cheves
    They are not being issued under the authority of the Rowan County clerk's office. They are not worth the paper that they are written on," said attorney Mat Staver after meeting with Davis in the Carter County jail in Grayson. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins previously dismissed that argument, saying deputy clerks can issue valid marriage licenses without their boss's approval.
  • IN DEFENSE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Heartbreaking Must-See Video)

    07/21/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by Hostage · 11 replies
    TedCruz.Org ^ | 07/21/15 | Mark Campbell
    Our country was founded by people who risked everything for religious liberty. So thats why when Ted heard the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, he knew he had to do something. The Iowa couple is shutting down their business as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commissions efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs. He recently sat down with Dick and Betty allowing them to share their story with America. I hope youll watch.
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • Buchanan: The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience

    07/09/2015 7:50:45 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 74 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol. Calling the Commandments religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths, ... monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallins action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and...
  • Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Become Feature Film

    07/08/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | July 8,2015 | Kipp Jones
    The case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which ended June 26 with the United States Supreme Court ruling 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, is headed for the big screen.
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 101 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a clown in blackface

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • Democrats call for Legislature to remove Wisconsin's nullified marriage def. in state constitution

    06/29/2015 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    TribTown, Indiana ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANA FERGUSON
    MADISON, Wisconsin Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Lawmakers held a news conference to introduce the resolution after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday legalizing gay marriage nationwide. State Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, and Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, applauded the court's decision and said Wisconsin's constitution should be amended to reflect it. "Finally victory is ours, but with this bill we want to ensure that our beloved state of Wisconsin is on the right side of history by removing this discriminatory...
  • Andrew Cuomo to officiate same-sex marriage before Gay Pride Parade

    06/28/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by delchiante · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/28/2015 | kenneth lovett, Larry mcshane
    ALBANY - Days after getting the right to marry people, Gov. Cuomo will officiate a same-sex marriage Sunday morning an hour before marching in the city gay pride parade. Cuomo will marry David Contreras Turley, 36, and Peter Thiede, 35. "Its hard to believe everything thats happened in the last 24 hours, Turley told the Daily News on Saturday night. The opportunity arose for us to get married by the governor, and we couldnt be happier. Longtime gay rights activist Edie Windsor, who was part of a landmark Supreme Court decision, will deliver the opening remarks at the ceremony, which...
  • Board of General Superintendents releases statement on same-sex marriage (Church of the Nazarene)

    06/27/2015 8:50:04 AM PDT · by madison10 · 10 replies
    NCN News ^ | June 26, 2015 | nazadmin
    Societies across the globe are engaged in conversations to redefine marriage. Media debates, election-day balloting, and governmental court rulings have provided the platform for this redefinition. We believe a biblical view of marriage involves a monogamous, covenantal relationship between a man and a woman. Jesus said, At the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one...
  • Supreme Court rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

    06/26/2015 8:33:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond
    In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent. The far-reaching decision settles one of the major civil rights fights of this era -- one that has rapidly evolved in the minds of the American public and its leaders, including President Barack Obama. He struggled with the issue...
  • Romans 1: 20 - 32

    06/26/2015 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    BibleHub ^ | 56 AD | St. Paul
    20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24...
  • Prediction time: Will John Roberts break with the right on gay marriage too?

    06/25/2015 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Hot ^ | June 25, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Having totally predicted the outcome of today’s ObamaCare decision, I feel obliged to try to guess the vote count on tomorrow’s (or next week’s?) gay-marriage outcome too. In some ways this is an easier call than King v. Burwell, in some ways it’s harder. It’s easier in the sense that the outcome isn’t in doubt. There was, at least, a chance (according to some people, not me) that Roberts and Kennedy would side with the other conservatives and strike down federal O-Care subsidies. To predict King correctly, you had to guess the outcome before you guessed the votes. The gay-marriage...
  • Papal Silence: The Most Decisive Factor in Ireland's Same-Sex "Marriage" Victory

    06/02/2015 11:07:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 146 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Mauro
    The most decisive factor in Ireland's support for "gay marriage'" was the failure of Pope Francis to publicly oppose " gay marriage " prior to the vote. The Pope speaks almost every day on trivial subjects such as his not watching television but when the date the of Irish referendum was first set, and up to the actual days before the election he should have publicly opposed "gay marriage" in Ireland. The recent post-election comments of Vatican Secretary of State that the Pope was " saddened" by the Irish vote mean nothing. The Pope could have prevented the passage of...
  • Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage(to defy gay rights courts)

    05/12/2015 7:06:48 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 59 replies
    aol news ^ | May 12th 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead Tuesday toward putting the state at the forefront of resistance if same-sex weddings are ruled constitutional. Nearly every Republican in the Texas House is backing a measure that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Less than three weeks remain in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session, and the bill must clear the House by midnight Thursday to advance. If signed by Abbott, the bill would aim to defy the Supreme Court if...
  • Sotomayor: Were not taking away your liberty, because we wont force you to marry a gay person

    04/30/2015 8:55:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Ben Johnson
    One moment in the Supreme Court's oral arguments over same-sex marriage reveals what an embarrassment Sonia Sotomayor is as a justice. John J. Bursch, who argued on behalf of marriage, said that the people, not five unelected justices, should be able to decide whether to redefine a pillar of society that predates the government and written history. This case isn't about how to define marriage, he said. It's about who gets to decide that question. Is it the people acting through the democratic process, or is it the federal courts? And we're asking you to affirm every individual's fundamental liberty...
  • Levin: "Intolerant" Left Forcing Position They Adopted Only Three Years Ago

    04/01/2015 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | April 1,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin argued that the left is being intolerant and making everyone adopt their newfound support of same-sex marriage on Tuesday.
  • What's Next For Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

    03/31/2015 4:08:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Gay activists and their leftist allies told us decades ago that same-sex marriage wasnt on the agenda. All homosexuals wanted was the benefits of marriage, but not the title. That, of course, was a lie.
  • Now it's three-way same-sex "marriage": The Chastisement approaches

    03/06/2015 12:39:55 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited...
  • Supreme Court Malfeasance

    01/22/2015 10:05:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Alan Caruba
    I will say no to those who want to remove the moral pillars that have served our society and all societies over the millennia. Over the course of its history the Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions and the decision to declare abortion legal ranks high among them. On January 22, 1973, in Roe v. Wade the Court interpreted the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to extend a right of privacy to a womans decision to have an abortion prior to the third trimester of pregnancy. There have been 57.5 million abortions since 197342 yearswhen the...
  • Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

    01/14/2015 1:05:02 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | January 14, 2015 | Sarah Padbury
    Religious Liberty | An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings and paid a heavy price
  • Column: Church needs patience, humility in light of same-sex marriage

    01/07/2015 1:14:38 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 42 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/6/15 | Bishop Robert N. Lynch
    "...However, together with Pope Francis and in light of the discussions at the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family held in Rome, I also recognize that the reality of the family today, in all its complexities, presents the church with pastoral challenges as the church strives to accept people in the specific circumstances of their lives and support and encourage them in their search for God and their desire to be members of the church. Therefore, I do not wish to lend our voice to notions which might suggest that same-sex couples are a threat incapable of sharing relationships marked...
  • Bishop Johan Bonny wants the Church to bless same-sex "marriage"

    12/28/2014 11:45:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 28, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here: "The Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny advocates an ecclesiastical recognition of homosexual relationships. The dogma that the Catholic Church can only accept male-female relationships, he put in question in an interview with this newspaper. "There should be a diversity of recognition forms." With his plea Bonny, is one of the first church leaders who attacks the absolute monopoly of the male-female marriage. "We have to look inside the church for a formal recognition of the relationality which is also present in many gay couples. As a variety of legal frameworks in society exist for partners, he wants...
  • Couple fined for refusing to host same-sex wedding on their farm

    11/10/2014 4:47:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/10/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Cynthia and Robert Gifford are caught in a same-sex nightmare. Theyve been forced to defend themselves against claims that theyre lesbian-hating homophobes. We respect and care for everyone! Cynthia Gifford told me. We had an openly gay man working for us this past season, she said. Weve had a woman whos transitioning to be a man. We dont discriminate against anyone. But the government of the state of New York sees things differently. The Giffords, who own the bucolic Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York, were ordered to pay a total of $13,000 a $10,000 fine to the...
  • Pansexual Same-Sex Couple Crowned Homecoming Princesses

    10/11/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 105 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/11/14 | Aurelius
    Shealynn Stillman and Charley Gittins made history Friday night, becoming the first same-sex couple in their school's history to be crowned homecoming princesses, and perhaps even the first in their county. The couple, who identify as pansexual, have been dating for for approximately 12 months. They said that they do not consider gender important in choosing a partner. The school, Maria Carrillo High School of California, broke tradition and presented the winning couple with two shimmering tiaras instead of a crown and a tiara. The crowd knew that Stillman and Gittins had won when, instead of announcing that a "prince...
  • White couple sues, says sperm bank gave vials from black donor

    09/30/2014 3:39:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Meredith Rodriguez
    White couple sues, says sperm bank gave vials from black donor By Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporter contact the reporter A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community. Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, that Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the vials of an African American donor's sperm in September 2011...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests

    07/05/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 76 replies
    Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units, new Australian research suggests. In what they described as the largest study of its type in the world, University of Melbourne researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children about their physical health and social wellbeing. Lead researcher Doctor Simon Crouch said children raised by same-sex partners scored an average of 6 per cent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion. "That's really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems...
  • Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Time ^ | 6/29
    Pop star Elton John called the Pope wonderful and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world.Pop star Elton John called the Pope wonderful and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world. Although Pope Francis does not support same-sex marriage, John praised the Popes attitude toward LGBT people as a sign of progress in an interview with Sky News, the AFP reports.
  • Alliance of Baptists supports NC gay marriage lawsuit

    05/17/2014 1:49:52 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 28 replies
    ABP News ^ | 4/16/2014 | Robert Dilday
    The Alliance of Baptists has expressed support for a legal challenge launched by religious leaders in North Carolina to overturn the states ban on gay marriage. At its annual meeting May 3 in Portland, Maine, the Alliance voted to stand in solidarity with a suit filed in a federal district court in Charlotte April 28 by the United Church of Christ. The UCC claims that North Carolina is unconstitutionally restricting religious freedom by barring clergy members from marrying gay couples. In a resolution, the Alliance, which has affirmed same-sex marriage since 2004, said we rise today to stand in solidarity...
  • Methodisms Late Hour

    04/30/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by bhive · 14 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | February 28, 2014 | Rob Renfro
    I once had a bishop tell me that he could do nothing about pastors who performed gay marriages. Thats an issue for the Board of Ministry and a jury of the pastors peers, he said. I asked him, Bishop, if you were to discover that I was cheating on my wife and if I told you I had no intention of stopping, would I be leading worship in my church next Sunday. No, you would not, he said. I would remove you from ministry in that church. Then, Bishop, I replied, you can do something about pastors who perform gay...
  • New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott

    03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli
    Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need...
  • 2 Women Arrested in Monterey County After 3 Children Found Starving, 1 Chained

    03/22/2014 1:42:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Deputies responding to a Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 to investigate child neglect allegations found three starved and abused children, one chained to the floor. During the investigation, deputies found very little food in the house, which they described as cluttered and dirty. The deputies found three children - an 8-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy - who they said exhibited signs of physical and emotional abuse. The suspects, Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deanda, 44, were arrested for numerous child abuse-related cases.
  • Gay Baptist minister sues for right to wed

    02/18/2014 5:03:49 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 33 replies
    ABP News ^ | 2/17/2014 | Bob Allen
    Bojangles Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister in Louisville, Ky., says denying same-sex couples the benefits of marriage treats them as second-class citizens. A Kentucky Baptist minister and gay-rights activist filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 claiming the states ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Maurice Bojangles Blanchard who with his partner, Dominique James, was fined 1 cent for trespassing in November for refusing to leave a county clerks office after being told they could not apply for a marriage license asked U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to build on his finding two days earlier that Kentucky must recognize same-sex...
  • Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Confuses Declaration Of Independence with Constitution

    02/15/2014 12:13:31 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/14 | Frances Martel
    A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine's Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn't exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that "all men are created equal," which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence. "Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution. The...
  • Judge Timothy S. Black engages in judicial tyranny in same sex marriage case!

    12/26/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 5 replies
    12-26-13 | johnwk
    In the case James Obergefell v Theodore E. Wymyslo, M.D, Judge Timothy S. Black wrote: V. CONCLUSION Accordingly, Plaintiffs Motion for Declaratory Judgment and Permanent Injunction (Doc. 53) is hereby GRANTED as applied to these Plaintiffs. Specifically: 1. The Court finds and declares that Article 15, Section 11, of the Ohio Constitution, and Ohio Revised Code Section 3101.01(C), violate rights secured by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in that same-sex couples married in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is lawful, who seek to have their out-of-state marriage recognized and accepted as legal in Ohio, are denied their...
  • Rome asks views on thorniest issues (Catholic Caucus)

    10/31/2013 7:58:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Tablet ^ | October 31, 2013 | Christopher Lamb
    Catholics across the world are being asked for their views on contraception, same-sex unions and communion for divorced and remarried couples, it has emerged. In preparation for next year's Extraordinary Synod on the Family, which Pope Francis announced earlier this month, the Vatican has sent a questionnaire to the world's bishops to disseminate among priests and people. The responses to the questionnaire will be analysed as part of the preparation for the synod, to take place from 5 to 19 October 2014 on the theme "Pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation". The questions, which were sent...
  • Fallin Halts Soldier Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

    09/17/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT · by oxcart · 13 replies ^ | 09/17/13
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor was following the wish of Oklahoma voters, who approved a constitutional amendment that prohibits giving benefits of marriage to gay couples. Because of that prohibition, Weintz says the governor's legal staff advised the Oklahoma National Guard not to process requests for benefits from gay couples. Weintz says same-sex couples that have been legally married in other states still can apply for those benefits at a federal facility, such...
  • Huelskamp: 'It's Not Over' - Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Gay Marriage Ban

    06/27/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 43 replies ^ | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 10:25 AM | Lisa Barron
    A constitutional amendment restoring the Defense of Marriage Act, to be introduced by Rep. Tim Huelskamp, likely would reignite the debate over same-sex marriage. The Kansas Republican said he plans to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment to restore DOMA, which was struck down by the Supreme Court this week.
  • Same Sex "Marriage" Will Destroy America

    04/01/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 9 replies
    CST News ^ | April 1, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    I realize that my heading is sensational, shocking, and critics will say it is silly, but even if that is true, that would not make it imponderable, improbable, or impossible. Other nations have destroyed themselves by flaunting their wicked behavior in the face of God. Many Americans are experts at flaunting even as they profess motives of love, equality and justice. I suggest their motive is fear: fear of being laughed at; fear of being ostracized; fear of inadequate ability to defend the biblical position. So, its easier, and more popular, to go with the floweven if its over Niagara....
  • [Vanity]Marriage Consortium Possibilities & Realities

    03/28/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 23 replies
    Self Vanity | 28 March 2013 | Self
    Once marriage between multiple parties is legalized on equal protection grounds, what are the possibilities and realities regarding consortiums of persons getting legally married, in a commercial business arrangement, in order to share some benefit of marriage (such as health insurance, compelled under law to be provided to married parties)? Could the enterprising businessman, for example, charge a fee and marry himself to thousands of strangers, allowing these customers to share in his health insurance, and any other rights accruing to married parties? Are there any obstacles to this happening? I see none.
  • Top Minn. College Republican Backs Gay Marriage

    03/06/2013 9:43:54 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 3/6/13 | AP
    The two-term chairman of the Minnesota College Republicans on Wednesday became the latest from his party to support legalizing gay marriage in the state. Ryan Lyk told The Associated Press he wants people to know that not just Democrats support gay marriage. He released a statement of support in conjunction with Minnesotans United, the political group pursuing a gay marriage bill that could get a vote later this spring at the Capitol. Lyk has twice been elected to the top post of a group with 20 chapters statewide and several hundred members. He is the highest-ranking state GOP leader so...
  • How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?

    02/26/2013 1:03:02 PM PST · by annalex · 66 replies
    Iona Institute ^ | 2012 | Mark Regnerus
    a b s t r a c t The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that fielded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults (ages 18–39) who were raised in different types of family arrangements. In this debut article of the NFSS, I compare how the young-adult children of a parent who has had a same-sex romantic relationship fare on 40 different social, emotional, and relational outcome variables when compared with six other family-of-origin types. The results reveal numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian...
  • Feds OK first burial of a veteran's same-sex spouse in a national cemetery

    02/17/2013 8:30:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2013
    Feds OK first burial of a veteran's same-sex spouse in a national cemetery Published February 16, 2013 | Associated Press The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it's far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit. Who gets buried where is one of the practical decisions that the federal government is grappling with following repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. At first glance, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's decision to grant burial to a same-sex...
  • Watching porn boosts support for same-sex marriage

    02/05/2013 6:24:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 4, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    There is no delicate way to say this: Exposure to pornography softens opposition to same-sex marriage among the largest group of naysayers, heterosexual men. A new scholarly analysis suggests that the more straight guys, especially those who are less educated, watch pornographic videos, the more they warm to same-sex marriage. The reason: Porn opens their mind up to accepting non-traditional sexual situations, like gay sex. "Our study suggests that the more heterosexual men, especially less educated heterosexual men, watch pornography, the more supportive they become of same-sex marriage," Indiana University Assistant Professor Paul Wright told Secrets.
  • Same-sex marriage can help save the institution

    01/30/2013 8:14:51 AM PST · by Belteshazzar · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kathleen Parker
    More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage. First he was agnostic, then he was against it, now hes for it. 306 Comments Weigh InCorrections? Personal Post Kathleen Parker Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. Archive FacebookE-mailRSS You may also like... Michael Gerson Does Obama want an immigration deal? Jennifer Rubin One more like that and it's a 'recession' This is to say that Blankenhorn a long-standing opponent of same-sex marriage has shifted his energies to saving the institution of marriage, regardless of whom...
  • Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris

    11/18/2012 3:02:14 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | November 18, 2012 | Valentin BONTEMPS
    PARIS — Thousands of Catholics and other opponents of French government plans to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption marched in Paris on Sunday, a day after more than 100,000 turned out across France for the cause.The rally, organised by conservative Catholic group Civitas, was marred by accusations that protesters had roughed up journalists and topless counter-protesters partially dressed as nuns.Police said some 9,000 people had joined the protest, rallying behind slogans such as one large banner reading: "France needs children, not homosexuals."Civitas official Alain Escada said gay marriage was "a Pandora's box" that would let others demand extended marriage...
  • Chief Diversity Officer of Gallaudet U. Placed on Leave After Signing Maryland Marriage Petition

    10/16/2012 9:35:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 16 October 2012 | Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite News
    University diversity administrator placed on leave after signing marriage petition Washington, D.C., October 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) The Chief Diversity Officer of Gallaudet University has been placed on administrative leave after a homosexual blogger publicized the fact that she signed a petition to support Question 6, a Maryland ballot measure that would send the same-sex marriage law recently passed by the state legislature to voters for a referendum. ... Although Question 6 is neutral on the issue of same-sex marriage and simply brings the yet-to-be-enacted law before Maryland voters for their approval or rejection, homosexual activists have painted the measure...
  • US immigration chief: Same-sex ties are family ties

    09/28/2012 11:58:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Miranda S. Leitsinger
    Same-sex couples will be considered family relationships in immigration proceedings, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a move that could help stem the deportation of those in gay or lesbian binational relationships. Close family ties to the United States are a factor considered by authorities in deportation cases, and gay and lesbian advocates have long argued for same-sex couples to have the same immigration rights as opposite-sex couples. In an effort to make clear the definition of the phrase family relationships, I have directed ICE to disseminate written guidance to the field that the interpretation of the...