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  • Mass. gov's daughter says she's gay; dad says he's proud

    06/12/2008 5:08:33 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 59 replies · 125+ views
    BOSTON — The youngest daughter of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in an interview published Thursday that she's gay, and came out to her parents after lawmakers voted to kill a proposal that could have outlawed gay marriage in the state. Katherine Patrick said her father responded to her announcement by giving her a bear hug and saying: "Well, we love you no matter what." She made her revelation public in an interview with her family published Thursday in Bay Windows, a weekly Boston newspaper aimed at the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. The governor told the paper his...

    01/23/2007 9:13:47 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 64 replies · 1,013+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/23/07
    Sources inside former Gov. Mitt Romney's camp tell The Politico that they've picked up yet another major Washington endorsement: former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The Illinoisan is set to publicly endorse Romney today. Romney has cultivated the congressional wing of the GOP in an effort to cast himself as the consensus alternative to Sen. John McCain. Although the former Speaker is now just a rank-and-file member of the House, his support of Romney is a strong indicator of where much of the anti-McCain Republican establishment is headed. Also helpful to Team Mitt, Hastert still retains significant goodwill within the House...
  • MAN ON DOG? (Lawmakers move to lower penalty for bestiality … seriously)

    11/14/2005 9:49:08 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 209 replies · 4,493+ views
    The Weekly DIG ^ | 11/14/2005 | PAUL MCMORROW
    More than two and a half years ago, the nation laughed as pro-family crusader Rick Santorum predicted the consequences of legalized gay marriage: If man-on-man marriage was sanctified, man-on-child and man-on-dog unions might not be far behind. Those who jeered Santorum were silenced last Tuesday. Man-on-dog isn’t legal just yet, but if the Massachusetts State Legislature has its way, it might be soon. On November 1, cheerleading for bestiality was just one of a string of stunning pieces of legislation that converged on the legislature’s judiciary committee in a bizarre, post-Halloween orgy. The imminent collapse of the state cannot be...
  • Is Massachusetts too Liberal? Freep this poll

    08/12/2005 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Tsunamii · 47 replies · 904+ views
    A new survey based on voting patterns says two Massachusetts cities are among the most liberal in the nation. What do you think? Is our state too liberal or not enough? Not all of us here are Liberal...
  • Now in the Boston area. . .[promotion of homosexual activity on public billboard]

    07/27/2005 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
    This is what the homosexual movement (and the sign company, ClearChannel) thinks of the American Flag. This advertises a pornographic homosexual website for "hooking up." But it's more than that. We warned you: Legally sanctioned gay "marriage" is the green light to push this in your face -- in the schools, government, businesses, and the public square. This is also about desensitizing you and your family to homosexuality. When will you and your children drive by this in your neighborhood? This is just the beginning. The sign company (making money thru social decay): Clear Channel Communications Stoneham, Massachusetts (Regional Office)...
  • TV's 'Queer Eye' guys throw Fenway a curve (Pink Sox)

    06/06/2005 6:27:59 AM PDT · by worldclass · 18 replies · 1,270+ views
    The arrival of the ''Queer Eye" crew, down one because of a scheduling conflict, was a milestone of sorts for Fenway, where one season ticket holder remarked that 15 years ago it would have been unthinkable for a gay man to run out to the mound in a pink shirt to throw out the opening pitch.
  • 'Little Black Book' teaches kids 'gay' sex

    05/16/2005 10:18:25 PM PDT · by scripter · 141 replies · 4,060+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 17, 2005
    A Massachusetts activist organization today will mark the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in the state by discussing the "dark underbelly" of the institution in front of Boston's City Hall. The Article 8 Alliance" claims the state's schools have become more active in pushing homosexuality with students, pointing to an April 30 event at Brookline High School. Sponsored by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, the event, said the Article 8 Alliance, featured a "hard-core pornographic homosexual 'how-to' booklet given to hundreds of kids." "The book was prominently distributed at the first table, right after registration, where everyone would be...
  • Ex-coach charged with raping boy

    02/24/2005 12:54:58 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 66 replies · 2,110+ views
    A former Malden wrestling coach who called his students ``disciples in training'' and instructed them to perform sexual acts to be a part of his team is facing charges of raping one of his students and more victims are likely to come forward, according to authorities. Prosecutor Michelle Margolis said Everett Bower, 32, asked his wrestlers to perform sex acts as the culmination of their four-step indoctrination into his ``family.'' Bower has coached boys wrestling at Savio Prep High School in East Boston, Malden High and Malden Catholic, though he's currently unemployed. Margolis described in court how he would instruct...
  • Mom ousted for taping gay acceptance `lies' (Forced off property at High School Gay Awareness Day)

    12/16/2004 10:05:07 AM PST · by presidio9 · 545 replies · 9,081+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2004 | Jessica Fargen
    Two parents, shocked at frank talk during a gay and lesbian awareness day at Newton North High, were forced off the property after one parent whipped out a video camera and started taping. ``This does not belong in curriculum,'' said Kim Cariani, who said four police officers and the principal told them they would be charged with trespassing if they did not leave. ``It's against my religion. It's morally wrong and forced in a child's face.'' Each year, some students at Newton North forgo classes during To BGLAD: Transgender, Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Day with assembly-like sessions including ``Out...
  • The gays lining up,with full TV coverage,for the marriage licenses in Cambridge,Massachusetts.

    05/16/2004 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Mears · 48 replies · 151+ views
    self | 04-17-04 | vanity
    Big night here in massachusetts.
  • Judge won't stop same-sex marriage: Plaintiffs take case to appeals court as May 17 approaches

    05/14/2004 2:45:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 101+ views ^ | Friday, May 14, 2004
    District Judge Joseph Tauro today declined to issue an emergency stay of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision to allow same-sex marriages, prompting the parties who filed suit to stop the ruling from going into effect May 17 to ask the First Circuit Court of Appeals to take up the case. As WorldNetDaily reported, several constitutional-law organizations, along with 11 legislators, filed a lawsuit Monday, arguing the court overstepped its bounds by establishing same-sex marriage in its landmark decision. The suit asks the court to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the enforcement of the ruling and to stop...
  • Disarming Parents of Elementary Students About Homosexuality (unbelievable...)

    04/28/2004 8:49:14 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 60 replies · 452+ views
    'How to Play With Your Classmates' Sex Organs': Disarming Parents of Elementary Students About Homosexuality MassNews Staff April 22, 2003 Sidebars: Tip Sheet for Incorporating Homosexual Activism into Schools Additional Fistgate Workshops Planned Parenthood Absent from Fistgate IV How to disarm parents of elementary students who are being taught the homosexual agenda was told to the attending teachers at one of the Fistgate sessions held this year at Tufts University. A morning workshop promised to help participants "explore ways to manage and facilitate classroom discussions and dynamics related to issues of sexual orientation," in a session titled: titled Transforming...
  • Gay rep gets squeezed (lesbians vs. blacks in MA redistricting)

    02/29/2004 6:54:05 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies · 108+ views ^ | 2/27/04 | Marantz
    BOSTON, MA - An unusual convergence of progressive agendas - gay marriage and black voting - has trapped the state's highest-profile lesbian lawmaker in a political paradox. Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain), one of the symbolic leaders of the gay marriage movement, represents a district - the 11th Suffolk - targeted by Tuesday's federal court ruling as being unfair to black voters. The ruling compels the House to redraw the boundaries of the 11th Suffolk to increase the non-white voting population - most likely by adding precincts from Roxbury and Dorchester and taking away white Jamaica Plain precincts. But in...
  • At the end, discord rules a divided body

    02/13/2004 9:28:43 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 2 replies · 91+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/13/2004 | Yvonne Abraham and Raphael Lewis
    Around 11 p.m., lofty rhetoric gave way to chaotic antics. Legislators who opposed gay marriage stormed out of the House chamber, angry they were being blocked from voting. Supporters of gay marriage inside the chamber started running down the clock, even suggesting a reading of bird sightings to keep a filibuster going. In the hallway, hundreds of protesters broke into song and refused to stop. And advocates, hoarse from screaming, telephoned a gay bar in Boston's South End, calling for reinforcements to join the protest. After two very long, draining days of eloquent speeches and moving personal stories in the...
  • Massachusetts General Convention, Feb. 11 -- Defense of Marriage FIRST BATTLE (Get them to hold it!)

    02/10/2004 7:07:27 PM PST · by CaptIsaacDavis · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | Feb. 6, 2004 | FRC
    February 6, 2004 - Friday Massachusetts (more on this state) On Nov. 18, 2003, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts set off a time bomb that could redefine marriage for every American. By a vote of 4-3, these unelected judges ruled that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violated the state constitution, and ordered the state legislature to address the issue by changing Massachusetts law. State legislators have the opportunity to defuse this bomb with their vote on Feb. 11, 2004. On this day, both houses of the state legislature will convene in joint session as a Constitutional convention. On the...
  • Rally for Marriage, Boston Common

    02/08/2004 3:27:47 PM PST · by Little Bill · 69 replies · 327+ views
    Self | Feb 8, 2004 | Self
    I arrived at the Rally for Marriage at 2:30 while Don Feder was speaking missing the first speaker. The crowd was impressive, best guess would be about 3000- 3500, a good draw for a twenty degree day with a wind chill of below 0. Across Tremont Street a group of sodomites, lesbians, and other off brands, about 125 or so, were cluttering up the sidewalk waving the fag flag and signs complaining about discrimination and despoiling the constitution, yeah. I met JMT576 and his uncle and we desided to walk around, take some pictures for posting, and generally get a...
  • Mass. Lawmakers Mull Gay Marriage Ruling

    02/05/2004 10:03:46 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 42 replies · 2,706+ views
    Feb 5, 9:10 AM (ET) By STEVE LeBLANC (AP) Mary Bonauto, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the Massachusetts gay marriage lawsuit, speaks...Full Image   BOSTON (AP) - Legislators opposed to gay marriage are planning ways to circumvent the ruling by the state's highest court that paves the way for same-sex marriages as early as May. "The court has overstepped its boundary and has not let the legislative process to unfold the way it has on other issues," said Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty. The 4-3 advisory ruling Wednesday by the Supreme Judicial Court creates a legislative dilemma that could force many...