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  • Pentagon: Military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages

    10/01/2011 1:31:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2011 | Caroline May
    Just over a week after ending its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Pentagon has released new guidelines permitting military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages in states where gay marriage is legal. “A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and local law,” a memo released Friday from Under Secretary of Defense Clifford Stanley read. “Further a chaplain is not required to participate in or officiate a private ceremony if doing so would be in variance with the tenets of...
  • Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage

    09/30/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage mug.cnn By: CNN Wire Staff (CNN) - Ten days after the military dumped its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, the Pentagon has issued new rules allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages....
  • US: military chaplains may perform same-sex unions

    09/30/2011 9:45:36 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 32 replies
    AP ^ | September 30, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has decided that military chaplains may perform same-sex unions, whether on or off a military installation. The ruling announced Friday by the Pentagon's personnel chief follows the Sept. 20 repeal of a law that had prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
  • Same-sex “Marriage”: Accept it or Resign!

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

    09/25/2011 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The Christian Post reported that on August 21, 2011, Mike Weatherley, a MP [Member of Parliament] for Hove, wrote a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron saying, "As long as religious groups can refuse to preside over ceremonies for same-sex couples, there will be inequality." In 2004, The United Kingdom passed laws legalizing same-sex unions, but churches were not required to participate in these unions. In 2010, the Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition proposed an amendment to those laws which allowed places of worship to "opt-in" to register same-sex ceremonies, something that MP Weatherley called a "messy compromise." But...
  • Navy officer, partner wed in Vt. as ban ends

    09/19/2011 10:15:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | WILSON RING
    DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) - When Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were searching for a place to get married, they settled on a site in Vermont, in part because the state is in the Eastern time zone. That way, the two men were able to recite their vows before family and friends at the first possible moment after the formal repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Just after midnight Tuesday, the partners of 11 years were married.
  • Navy officer weds partner as gay ban ends

    09/19/2011 10:15:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 191 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2011
    <p>When Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were searching for a place to get married, they settled on a site in Vermont, in part because the state is in the Eastern time zone.</p> <p>That way, the two men were able to recite their vows before family and friends at the first possible moment after the formal repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Just after midnight Tuesday, the partners of 11 years were married.</p>
  • Archie Comics' Gay Character Kevin Keller To Wed In January

    09/17/2011 8:09:46 PM PDT · by Salman · 31 replies
    Comics Alliance (industry publication) ^ | Sep 14th 2011 | Andy Khouri
    At this past July's Comic-Con International in San Diego, Archie Comics announced that not only would its exceedingly popular new character, Kevin Keller, the first openly homosexual member of the iconic Riverdale Gang, will star in his own ongoing series, but that readers would also see Keller get married in a future issue of Life With Archie. The publisher announced this week that the happy event will take place in Life With Archie #16, on sale in January.
  • Gay Choir Director At East Rutherford Parish Resigns After Priest’s Comments

    09/16/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | September 15, 2011
    Bob Russell EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBS 2) – He says he can’t take it anymore.A gay choir director at a Catholic Church in New Jersey has quit his job because he says the priest is making his work environment hostile.But does he have a case?St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in East Rutherford is where Bob Russell has been the choir director for decades. On Thursday, however, the 55-year-old was taking boxes into the parish to pack up his belongings.“Felt that I was put into a position that I had to resign my job because of my sexuality,” Russell told CBS...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Signs NOM Marriage Pledge

    08/26/2011 10:37:32 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 154 replies
    National Organization For Marriage ^ | AUGUST 26, 2011 – 12:36 PM | NOM
    WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released the following statement today announcing that Gov. Rick Perry has signed their marriage pledge: "Kudos to Gov. Rick Perry for making it clear: he's a marriage champion!," said Brian Brown, president of NOM. "The purpose of NOM's Marriage Pledge is to move from vague values statements to concrete actions to protect marriage. Gov. Perry joins Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum as a signer of NOM Marriage Pledge. By doing so, Perry makes crystal clear that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, gay marriage is going to be a bigger issue...
  • Three join GOP fight for marriage equality (Same Sex marriage "leaders")

    08/19/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies
    IOWA INDEPENDENT ^ | 8-18-11 | Lynda Waddington
    Three city council members have been appointed to the advisory board of Iowa Republicans for Freedom, a GOP advocacy group aiming to promote and protect civil marriage for gays and lesbians in Iowa. Jeff Angelo, chairman of the organization, announced Thursday that Jason Gordon of Davenport, Craig Patterson of Grimes and Matt Walsh of Council Bluffs have been appointed.
  • Common Sense Challenge to Lesbians and Gays

    08/18/2011 12:00:58 PM PDT · by GADEL · 17 replies
    HubBlogs with GADEL ^ | 18th August 2011 | GADEL
    A PRACTICAL CHALLENGE TO HOMOSEXUALS: I challenge the advocates of same-sex marriage and the entire sodomite community to gather themselves in a town exclusive to their perversion and see whether in 100 years they would not be in extinction? “Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Let Kids Find Their Own Path?

    08/17/2011 7:42:24 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 8 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-18-11 | stolinsky
      Let Kids Find Their Own Path? Removing the Guardrails From Their Road David C. Stolinsky Aug. 18, 2011 While paging through Facebook recently, I came across a 13-year-old girl who declared that she was married to her girlfriend, whom she named. She didn’t say she planned to marry her friend when they grow older, but that she already was married. When I mentioned this to friends, they merely shrugged and asked what the problem was. ● The problem is not the girl’s sexual orientation. That is her business and no one else’s. ● The problem is lack of...
  • Gay man, transsexual woman marry in Cuba

    08/13/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT · by massmike · 66 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 08/13/2011 | Associated Press
    A gay man and a woman whose sex-change operation was paid for by the state tied the knot Saturday in a first-of-its-kind wedding for Cuba. Bride Wendy Iriepa arrived at a Havana wedding hall in the afternoon in a vintage Ford convertible and a full white wedding gown, flowers in her hair and holding a rainbow flag. Neighborhood residents came out of their homes to gawk at the wedding party and the journalists mobbing the car. Gay marriage is not legal in Cuba and Saturday’s wedding does nothing to change that since Iriepa, born Alexis, is a woman in the...
  • American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0

    08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/8/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement. On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote. The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.” This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes...
  • Gov. Perry says NY gay marriage is fine by him because he believes in states’ rights

    07/23/2011 11:44:53 AM PDT · by dangus · 301 replies
    .“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” he said to applause from several hundred GOP donors in Aspen, Colo. “That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”
  • Homosexual "marriage" is not a natural right

    07/21/2011 11:36:10 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | 21 June 2011 | Tim Dunkin
    One of the fundamental truths about the founding tenets of this nation is that our ordering principles — the basis of our laws, our conception of rights, the purposes to which government is supposed to obtain — are built upon the acknowledgement of and respect for natural law. Natural law presupposes that there are absolute standards of right and wrong, and carries with it the necessary understanding that this natural law, far from being the product of random happenstance or social consensus, is instead instituted by the Divine authority of a Creator God who formed the world in which we...
  • Feinstein Pushes Bill to Repeal DOMA, Ensure Federal Benefits to ‘Married’ Gays

    07/19/2011 8:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 19, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act [2] (DOMA) and replace it with the Respect for Marriage Act [3], which would recognize “married” same-sex couples in the same way as married men and women and ensure those gay couples are eligible to receive federal benefits. Feinstein’s bill would not, however, require states without homosexual marriage laws to recognize those legally sanctioned in other states. “The bill [4]is simple,” Feinstein said at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “It would strike the Defense of Marriage Act from federal law and it...
  • N.Y. clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/13/2011 10:30:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/11
    A rural New York town clerk has resigned her post rather than grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “I would be compromising my moral conscience by participating in licensing same-sex couples,” Laura Fotusky, the clerk of the Town of Barker, told POLITICO. “I had to choose between my job and my god.” Fotusky, a 56-year-old twice-elected Republican in the town of about 2,700 people about 10 miles north of Binghamton, posted her resignation letter to the Web site of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a group that describes itself as “dedicated to influencing legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus...
  • Speculation swirls that Obama will dump Biden from the ticket in 2012 (Andrew "Cuomosexual" instead)

    07/05/2011 3:39:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 4, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Could President Obama dump Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012? New York Post columnist Fred Dicker says yes, quoting prominent Democrat and Republicans speculating that the president would replace Biden with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I don’t think there’s any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate,” Republican William Powers told Dicker. “The president is in trouble and Biden doesn’t bring anything to his ticket.” The report also said former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has speculated that Biden would replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Cuomo is said to be eyeing...