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  • Polygamist cites ruling on sodomy

    12/02/2003 9:49:23 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 272+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 3, 2003 | By Joyce Howard Price
    <p>A Utah man with five wives is in court fighting to get his bigamy conviction overturned on the basis of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling that decriminalized homosexual relations.</p> <p>The legal action by polygamist Tom Green in the Utah Supreme Court seems to confirm predictions of a Republican lawmaker and other social conservatives who warned that the high court's decision would open the door to attempts to legalize other sexual activities that historically have been outlawed by states, such as bigamy, polygamy, prostitution, adult incest and even bestiality.</p>
  • The Perverted State Of America

    11/25/2003 11:55:26 AM PST · by vladog · 90 replies · 792+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 11/25/03 | Allan C. Stover
    Think back: How long ago would you have scoffed at the idea of two men getting married? Or the Supreme Court endorsing sodomy? Or "domestic partners" enjoying the same rights and benefits as married couples? Or network television featuring shows with gays and lesbians? Or companies such as Avis announcing, "Domestic partners are automatically included as additional drivers. No extra fees charged. No questions asked." Or even that you would take the term "sexual rights" seriously? It wasn't that long ago. The forces for perversion have subjected us to a propaganda campaign of such intensity that most Americans have surrendered...
  • When Sex Ed becomes Porn 101

    09/02/2003 10:49:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 228+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003 | By Robert Rector
    <p>It's "Back To School" time again, and here's the first pop quiz. No, it's not for the kids. It's for parents, and they have to answer only one question: Do you know what your children are learning in sex-education classes?</p>
  • "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More

    08/30/2003 5:48:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 377 replies · 2,463+ views
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More Mark Tooley August 22, 2003 When arguing for church acceptance of homosexuality, most advocates talk about monogamy. But others are bolder. “I am a strong ally of those in healthy, polyamorous relationships,” declared Debra Kolodny. She argued that having multiple sexual partners can be “holy.” Kolodyn was leading a workshop at the WOW (Witness Our Welcome) 2003 convention, an ecumenical gathering for “sexually and gender inclusive Christians.” Hundreds of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people gathered under the “queer” banner in Philadelphia August 14-17 to urge religious acceptance of non-traditional sexual behaviors. According...
  • Give teens credit for being able to see beyond thong issue

    08/23/2003 9:02:12 AM PDT · by gorush · 128 replies · 5,511+ views
    Wausau Daily Herald ^ | 8/21/03 | Danielle M. Chahdi
    <p>I am a 15-year-old sophomore at D.C. Everest Senior High School, and I am writing about the Aug. 13 editorial regarding student dress codes because my mom always told me I am not to complain if I am not willing to take action.</p>
  • What's so funny about abstinence, Al Franken?

    08/22/2003 1:05:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 366+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 8/22/03 | Michelle Malkin
    Left-wing "comedian" Al Franken got tripped up by some big fat lies this week. He's sorry he got caught, but smugly silent about making fun of countless American kids who have taken abstinence vows.Thanks to Court TV's Smoking Gun Web site (www.thesmokinggun.com), we now know that the Saturday Night Live leftover abused his position as an "academic fellow" (now that's funny) at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in a puerile attempt to trick Attorney General John Ashcroft into publicly sharing his personal experience with abstinence.Franken urged Ashcroft to share...
  • Teens have right to have sex, lawyer argues (Huh?!?)

    08/21/2003 7:32:39 PM PDT · by mhking · 136 replies · 511+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8.21.03 | JAMAAL ABDUL-ALIM
    When an Oak Creek woman found her 14-year-old daughter nude in the woman's bed with a 14-year-old boy, the teens didn't strike her as being overly concerned. "They both freely admitted that their intention was to 'have sex,' " records quote the woman as saying. They "were confrontational and remorseless." The teens even "challenged" the woman to call police. So she did. Now, the couple's would-be sexual encounter in October has both of them facing serious criminal charges. Their case takes a course through the intersection of morals and law, a bustling crossroads at a time when sexuality has become...
  • In Defense Of Prostitution

    08/21/2003 7:06:56 AM PDT · by dogbrain · 69 replies · 423+ views
    Legal Affairs ^ | Sept/Oct '03 | By Heidi Fleiss as told to Nadya Labi
    TEN YEARS AGO, I WAS ARRESTED AT MY HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS for pandering, which the dictionary defines as acting as "a go-between in sexual intrigue." In other words, I was a madam. After a jury convicted me of three counts of pandering, the verdicts were thrown out, but the government didn't give up. It made me the Al Capone of prostitution. I spent three years in a federal penitentiary in Dublin, Calif., for conspiracy, tax evasion, and money laundering. But it was the sex that got me in trouble. When I was a Hollywood madam, I had between 20...
  • Just because you're heterosexual doesn't mean you're wrong!!

    08/12/2003 11:11:54 PM PDT · by Elkiejg · 10 replies · 724+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/13/03 | Kathleen Parker
    Our either-or cultural template has come to an unattractive head during the recent Gay Moment, as these days are being dubbed. Of course we've already named it. We can't just let an epic or a decade or a moment slip by without a title. A label. A category. Labeling, in fact, is one of our favorite things in compulsive, either/or America. As in, you're either for us or against us. You're either from Mars or from Venus. You're either pro-gay marriage - or you're a right-wing, fascist, dogmatic homophobe. Well, no, not really. Sometimes you're not a homophobe, but you...
  • ‘This Could Be Your Kid’

    08/10/2003 11:14:30 AM PDT · by mlmr · 69 replies · 1,032+ views
    Newsweek online ^ | .08.10.03 | By Suzanne Smalley
    <p>Aug. 18 issue — Like many teenage girls in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Stacey liked to hang out after school at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s vast shopping megaplex. Cute, blond and chatty, she flirted with boys and tried on the latest Gap fashions. One day last summer, Stacey, which isn’t her real name, says she was approached by a man who told her how pretty she was, and asked if he could buy her some clothes. “He was an older guy, dressed really well,” she recalls. “He said he just wanted to see me in the clothes.” Stacey agreed, and went home that night with a $250 outfit.</p>
  • Teen Prostitution; Trends Show Kids Getting Younger, More from Middle-Class Homes

    08/10/2003 12:44:03 PM PDT · by narses · 49 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last year, local and federal law-enforcement officials say they have noted a marked increase in teen prostitution in cities across the country, reports Assistant Editor Suzanne Smalley in the August 18 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, August 11).</p> <p>Law-enforcement agencies and advocacy groups that work with teen prostitutes say they are increasingly alarmed by the trend lines: the kids are getting younger; according to the FBI, the average age of a new recruit is just 13; some are as young as 9. And, while the vast majority of teen prostitutes today are runaways, illegal immigrants and children of poor urban areas, experts say a growing number now come from middle-class homes.</p>
  • Pushy homosexuality: Joseph Farah on growing backlash of public opinion against sodomy

    07/29/2003 11:03:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 124 replies · 193+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    A new USA Today /CNN /Gallup Survey suggests there is a backlash of public opinion against homosexuality after the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Texas' sodomy law. It's not surprising. The decision was widely seen as a judicial push for the agenda of homosexual political activists eager to see their lifestyle not only accepted nationwide but promoted by government and major cultural institutions. Defenders of the Texas law had contended the ultimate goal of the case was not to end sodomy laws, but to advance the "ambitious agenda" of homosexual activists. Justice Antonin Scalia, in a scathing dissent, agreed. "The...
  • Court Dismisses Ohio Man's Guilty Plea in Obscenity Case Involving Fictitious Stories

    07/17/2003 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Brian S · 14 replies · 503+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio July 17 — A state appeals court on Thursday dismissed the guilty plea of a man imprisoned for writing fictitious stories of child torture and molestation. Lawyers specializing in the First Amendment believe Brian Dalton was the first person in the United States successfully prosecuted for child pornography that involved fictional writings, not images. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus ruled that Dalton received ineffective legal assistance. Dalton had argued that his former lawyer didn't inform him of the legal implications of a guilty plea or ask for an immediate dismissal on First Amendment grounds....
  • Sex tourism as economic aid

    07/14/2003 12:49:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 12 2003 | Julie Bindel
    Two flights are due into Montego Bay Airport, one from Toronto, the other from London. Clinton waits on the beach for the new arrivals, hoping that one of them will bring him good fortune. "I look for the milk bottles," he says, explaining how ultra-white skin is a giveaway, "the ones who've just arrived. Milk bottles that need filling ..." Negril, with its 11-kilometre stretch of pristine sand and turquoise sea, attracts the majority of Jamaica's 1.3 million tourists every year, primarily from the United States, Canada and Europe. It is known as a "swinging" resort. Many white Western women...
  • Sex for sale, legally

    07/14/2003 1:12:06 AM PDT · by optik_b · 15 replies · 5,117+ views
    Sex for sale, legally Jul 11th 2003 From The Economist Global Agenda Though some governments are still trying to crack down on prostitution, others are realising that it is better to legalise and license it than to suffer the ill effects of driving it underground. New Zealand has just done so; Belgium looks set to be next Reuters An honest Dutch taxpayer at work THE selling of sex has been widely practised, and roundly condemned, throughout history. The Bible constantly rails against whores and whoremongers, from Genesis through to Revelation, and the book of Leviticus gives the stern injunction: &#8220;Do...
  • Man Claims Right To Videotape Couples Having Sex In Park

    07/09/2003 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mhking · 251 replies · 7,160+ views
    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Greenwich man who was arrested on charges that he videotaped couples having sex in a Greenwich park claims he has a right to videotape because he was in a public place. Court papers said Robert Berwick has pleaded not guilty to breach of peace and voyeurism charges for allegedly secretly videotaping people in Bruce Park and other areas of town. Prosecutors said even visitors to a public park can expect some privacy if their acts are not in plain view. The lawyer who is representing Berwick said a park is different from a home or a...
  • Rights lobby kicks off election campaign -Age of consent lowering and much more (Sydney)

    12/20/2002 1:04:33 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Rights lobby kicks off election campaign By Stacy Farrah The State’s political parties will be quizzed about their commitment to gay and lesbian rights in the lead-up to next year’s NSW state election. The election may still be months away, but the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby is already investigating which candidates will support four key areas of reform. Co-convenor Somali Ghosh said the Lobby would pressure parties to secure commitments to an equal age of consent for everyone, recognition of gay and lesbian parents and changes to the way the Anti-Discrimination Act allows churches and private schools to...
  • Australian State Lowers Age of Consent For Homosexual Sex

    05/29/2003 7:56:33 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 20 replies · 914+ views
    NEWS.com.au / LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 29, 2003 | NEWS.com.au / LifeSiteNews.com
    Consent bill passes upper house By Jim Hanna May 27, 2003 THE age of consent for homosexual males in NSW is set to be lowered to 16 years, after a historic conscience vote in the State's Upper House tonight. At 9.24pm (AEST), the Legislative Council voted 23 to 16 to pass the bill and establish a uniform age of consent of 16 years in NSW, generating cheers and applause from a packed public gallery. Four Labor MLCs - Tony Burke, Tony Catanzariti, Tony Kelly and Eddie Obeid - voted against the bill, while two Labor MLCs - John Hatzistergos and...
  • A Fundamental Constitutional Right To Have Sex With Children, Too?

    07/08/2003 7:08:39 AM PDT · by F_Cohen · 339 replies · 617+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | July 8 | Lowell Phillips
    Is It A Fundamental Constitutional Right To Have Sex With Children, Too? By Lowell Phillips Tuesday July 8, 2003 Toogood Reports "This is a glorious and beautiful time to be queer." Don't start hammering out the hate mail just yet. Those aren't my words, but those of a bona fide "gay rights" activist. Amid the orgy of celebration (pun intended) following the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down sodomy laws, Molly McKay, spokeswoman for Marriage Equality California proclaimed, "This month has been filled with hope... This is a glorious and beautiful time to be queer." Few...
  • Adversaries on Gay Rights Vow State-by-State Fight

    07/08/2003 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies · 722+ views
    NYT ^ | July 6, 2003 | SARAH KERSHAW
    Spurred on by the Supreme Court's landmark ruling decriminalizing gay sexual conduct, both sides in the debate over gay rights are vowing an intense state-by-state fight over deeply polarizing questions, foremost among them whether gays should be allowed to marry. Even with most legislatures out of session until early next year, lively debates are already taking shape across the country, from Hawaii to Connecticut, Oregon to Alabama to Massachusetts. Potentially fierce battles over marriage and other rights loom in dozens of statehouses and state courts, as social conservatives — including the Senate majority leader, Bill Frist of Tennessee — try...
  • Swingers branch out [Private sex acts OK, judge rules]

    07/05/2003 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2003-07-05 | CP
    MONTREAL -- Swingers clubs will spring up across Canada because of a judge ruling their activities are not necessarily illegal, the head of a swingers group said yesterday. Municipal court Judge Denis Boisvert found five people guilty of swinging-related offences, but decided "contemporary Canadian society tolerates swinging and swingers clubs if the sexual acts take place in private." Jean Hamel, president of the 8,000-member Quebec Swingers Association, said Boisvert's ruling will have national significance. "I don't think more clubs will open in Quebec but I think it will open doors for other places in Canada, like Toronto." Judge Boisvert found...
  • Springfield vs. Shelbyville (Gay marriage, incest, and The Simpsons.)

    07/01/2003 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Servant of the Nine · 4 replies · 1,141+ views
    National Revue Online ^ | 1 July, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    You may not know how the town of Springfield, home to the Simpsons, was founded. In the late 1790s Jebediah Springfield and his partner Shelbyville Manhattan led a group of pioneers across the country to start a new community. They finally stopped at a beautiful spot atop a hill looking down on a lush valley: Jebediah: People, our search is over! On this site we shall build a new town where we can worship freely, govern justly, and grow vast fields of hemp for making rope and blankets. Shelbyville: Yes, and marry our cousins.Jebediah: I was — what are...
  • Polygamists see open door for acceptance

    07/04/2003 12:12:36 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 162 replies · 386+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, July 4, 2003 | Ron Strom
    "Polygamy is the next civil-rights battle." That's the new battle cry of proponents of "Christian polygamy" who say their lifestyle is one step closer to being accepted after the Supreme Court's controversial decision last week invalidating state sodomy laws. A website set up for media to get information about the pro-polygamy movement enthusiastically hails the Lawrence v. Texas decision, quoting from the majority opinion that Americans now have "... the full right to engage in private conduct without government intervention." As WorldNetDaily reported, critics of the decision believe the court has usurped the role of lawmakers, establishing a far-reaching precedent...
  • Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile(Lawrence Garner Texas)

    06/29/2003 3:17:56 PM PDT · by weegee · 41 replies · 2,987+ views
    Dallas Morning News via Philly.com ^ | Posted on Thu, Jun. 26, 2003 | BY BRUCE NICHOLS
    Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile BY BRUCE NICHOLS The Dallas Morning News HOUSTON - (KRT) - The two men whose appeal led the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Texas' sodomy law have been invisible warriors, making brief appearances at the courthouse but otherwise working with their lawyers to keep their lives secret. Until Thursday's ruling, the public view of Tyron Garner, 35, who was unemployed when arrested in 1998, and John Geddes Lawrence, 59, a longtime medical technologist, consisted of a brief TV news clip in which they decried their arrest. Garner and...
  • O'Connor Makes Catchphrase Law of the Land

    06/29/2003 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 87 replies · 521+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times (SomeTimes) ^ | 29 June 2003 | Mark Steyn
    I have a sneaking sympathy for Dick Gephardt. Hitherto the Democratic Party's most reliably unexciting presidential candidate, the former House minority leader went bananas the other day and said if the Supreme Court did something he didn't like he'd sign an executive order overturning it. Several conservatives did a bit of pro forma huffin' an' a-puffin' about why this makes Gephardt unfit to be president. But, speaking personally, I can't see why rule by Dick-tat would be worse in principle than the present system, whereby the nation's course for the decades ahead is effectively set by executive orders from Sandra...
  • Top Senator Backs Amendment Banning Gay Marriage - FRist,TN

    06/29/2003 12:32:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 168 replies · 609+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/29/03 | Peter Kaplan - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Sunday he supported a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Reuters Photo Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision last week to strike down a Texas sodomy law. He said he supported an amendment that would reserve marriage for relationships between men and women. "I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament, and that sacrament should extend and can extend to that legal entity of a union between, what is traditionally in our Western values has been defined, as between a...
  • BLAME THE GOP FOR PRO-SODOMY COURT DECISION

    06/29/2003 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 563 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Heustis Update ^ | June 27, AD 2003 | Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
    BLAME THE GOP FOR PRO-SODOMY COURT DECISION By: Reed R. Heustis, Jr. June 27, AD 2003 With one stroke of the pen, [homosexuality] has triumphed at the Supreme Court. And guess what? Republican-appointed Justices are to blame. With a convincing 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court on June 26 overturned a 1986 case, Bowers v. Hardwick, which had upheld the legitimacy of an anti-sodomy law. Sodomites and perverts all across America are hailing the Lawrence decision as the biggest gay rights victory in our nation's history. Mitchell Katine, the openly gay attorney representing John Lawrence...
  • Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2003 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2003
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO  — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against sodomy, Gay Pride parades (search) around the country offered gays and lesbians a chance to celebrate an historic victory they hope marks a new era of equality and respect.</p>
  • Court ruling gives Pride Parade an extra spark (Houston Texas gay pride parade)

    06/29/2003 3:16:13 AM PDT · by weegee · 25 replies · 582+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2003, 11:40PM | By ROBERT CROWE
    By ROBERT CROWE Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle From exotic drag queens strutting their stuff to colorful floats sporting gay and lesbian activists, the Houston Pride Parade on Saturday night attracted a large, festive crowd. While just as flamboyant as it has been during its previous 24 years, the atmosphere was charged by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that overturned Texas' sodomy law. "This is overwhelming and still seems a little unreal after all these years -- more than three decades of struggle -- that we're finally free in Texas and free all over the country," said Lee Harrington. A...
  • A Gay Pride Day to remember

    06/29/2003 1:54:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 334+ views
    When gays rose up against police during the Stonewall Riots in 1969, they were living in a country that considered them criminals. But when their descendants in the struggle for equal rights march down Fifth Ave. in today's Gay Pride Parade, they will do so in a nation whose Supreme Court has forcefully ruled that they are "entitled to respect for their private lives." In the matter of Lawrence vs. Texas, the justices ruled 6 to 3 Thursday that the sodomy law in Texas, which criminalized consensual sexual activity between homosexuals, was unconstitutional. But the court didn't leave it at...
  • Is Lawrence Worse Than Roe?

    06/28/2003 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 696 replies · 1,535+ views
    CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter ^ | 6/27/03 | Deal Hudson
    Is Lawrence Worse Than Roe? CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter June 27, 2003 ********************************************** There has been a lot of lot of talk since yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, a dispute over Texas' law making sodomy illegal. The Supreme Court overturned that law by a vote of 6 to 3, saying that such laws "demean the lives of homosexual persons" and infringe upon their right to privacy. Let me tell you right now: Lawrence is a devastating decision, worse than most people think -- and for reasons that haven't fully dawned on them yet. I...