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  • J.D. Hayworth: 'You could marry your horse'

    03/15/2010 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies · 2,874+ views
    J.D. Hayworth: 'You could marry your horse' By ANDY BARR | 3/15/10 12:07 PM EDT Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the expansion of state laws allowing gay marriage could lead to people marrying horses. Hayworth, during an interview with an Orlando, Fla., radio station explained: "You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage - now get this - it defined marriage as simply, 'the establishment of intimacy.'" "Now how dangerous is that?" asked Hayworth, who is challenging Sen. John McCain from the right in Arizona's GOP Senate primary....
  • Feds defy order to provide same-sex benefits

    12/18/2009 10:17:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 967+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/18/9 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Obama administration refused Friday to follow a federal judge's order to provide insurance benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee in San Francisco and said its hands were tied by a discriminatory law. "This issue shows exactly why Congress needs to repeal" the law, which prohibits federal benefits to same-sex couples, government lawyer Elaine Kaplan said in a message to attorneys for court employee Karen Golinski. One of Golinski's lawyers, Jenny Pizer of the gay-rights group Lambda Legal, said Kaplan's response was "something we might have expected from the Bush or Reagan administration, and...
  • Fenty to sign same-sex marriage bill at church in NW D.C. (All Souls Unitarian LOL)

    12/18/2009 3:34:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies · 649+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/18/2009 | Nikita Stewart
    Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will sign legislation Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in the District at a bill-signing ceremony so historic that his staff scrambled to find the perfect location Thursday. Would it be All Souls Unitarian Church, a Northwest house of worship known for its diversity, liberalism and welcoming of same-sex couples? Would it be Covenant Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Southwest where husband-and-wife team of Dennis and Christine Wiley serve as co-pastors and support gay marriage? Or would it be a secular site? Late in the day, Katie Loughary, executive director at All Souls, said it...
  • Chris Christie, Springsteen agree to disagree on Gay Marriage(Spingsteen won't sing at Inauguration)

    12/16/2009 3:22:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 46 replies · 1,666+ views ^ | Decmeber 15, 2009 | Claire Heininger
    NEW BRUNSWICK -- Bruce Springsteen doesn't share Chris Christie's views on gay marriage and he won't play at the governor-elect's inauguration, but Christie says there's no hard feelings about the Boss' politics or his State Street freeze out.   "Obviously, two bad decisions on his part," Christie joked Monday after a meeting at Rutgers University with the leaders of several New Jersey colleges and universities. "Bruce and I don't agree on certain things politically -- big shock," the Republican added. "But it doesn't diminish at all my enjoyment of him as an artist and a performer."   For the record, Springsteen is...
  • Catholic reporter fired over comment on same-sex 'marriage' campaign

    12/16/2009 5:41:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 909+ views
    CNA ^ | 12/15/2009
    A localized media frenzy has ensued after a Catholic reporter was let go from his 19-year position at a Maine newspaper for voicing his opinion against same-sex “marriage” and the campaign to legalize it in Maine. According to an article by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Larry Grard, a former employee of the Morning Sentinel, was sent a mass email from the pro-gay rights organization, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), following the repeal of the same-sex “marriage” law in Maine during the mid-term elections on Nov. 4. In the email, Trevor Thomas, spokesman for the HRC, voiced his disappointment with the...
  • DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    12/15/2009 12:18:16 PM PST · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Google AP ^ | December 15, 2009
    WASHINGTON — Washington D.C.'s City Council has voted to legalize gay marriage in the nation's capital. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill, which was co-sponsored by 10 of the council's 13 members. The final vote Tuesday was 11-2. The bill now goes to Congress, which has final say over the district's laws. Opponents say they'll try to get Congress or voters to overturn it. Passage of the bill is a victory for gay marriage supporters, who have been dealt a recent string of defeats... Gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont. New Hampshire will...
  • D.C. council votes to legalize same-sex marriage

    12/15/2009 12:38:57 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 1,186+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/15/2009 | n/a
    The Washington City Council voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation's capital. The bill will be given to Mayor Adrian Fenty, who has expressed his support and vowed to sign the bill. If the mayor signs it, Congress will have 30 days to intervene before it would take effect. It is considered unlikely that the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill will block the bill Tuesday's second vote was needed to send the measure to Fenty. The council passed the bill in an 11-2 vote December 1. If the measure becomes law, Washington will join Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and...
  • Attorney Provides Playboy Emails; Carrie ‘is being persecuted for same-sex marriage’ bel

    06/13/2009 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies · 2,223+ views
    breitbart ^ | June 13, 2009 | Big Hollywood
    Miss California USA Pageant Director Keith Lewis explained the decision to fire then-Miss California Carrie Prejean in the following statement: “This was a decision based solely on contract violations including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization.” But In an exclusive interview with Big Hollywood, Ms. Prejean’s attorney, Charles S. LiMandri, who says that he and his client learned of the firing during a phone call from gossip site TMZ, vehemently denies those allegations. “She greeted troops, ‘Fox and Friends,’ she was lined up for the Special Olympics this weekend. It is pure...
  • Coup in New York State Senate Effectively Ends Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill

    06/09/2009 7:36:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 1,848+ views
    LifeSite ^ | June 8, 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    ALBANY, New York, June 8, 2009 ( – In a dramatic turn of events, key defections from the Democratic Party in New York have placed control of the state senate effectively back in Republican control, likely putting to an end the former Democratic leadership’s bid to legalize same-sex “marriage.”Two Democratic state senators, Hiram Monserrate of Queens and Pedro Espada of the Bronx, voted with Republicans Monday afternoon to strip control of the Senate away from Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), who had been engaged in building a majority behind closed doors to legalize same-sex “marriage” before the end of the legislative...
  • CA Public School District Will Force All 1st Graders Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

    06/09/2009 9:02:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 1,936+ views ^ | June 09, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    The Alameda, Calif., public schools are adopting a curriculum that will require first graders to read literature that equates same-sex unions with a family made up of a mother, father and child. Parents will not be allowed to opt their first graders out of the curriculum. Members of the Alameda United School District (AUSD) school board voted 3 to 2 last week to implement the “Safe Schools” curriculum, which supporters say is aimed at stopping anti-homosexual bullying in schools. The program includes a between one and four lessons each year between grades 1 and 5 to introduce students to “LGBT”...
  • Gay Marriage Will Lead to the Downfall of Society

    06/08/2009 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 1,669+ views ^ | 04 June 2009 |
    ... The next belief that is thrown at those who disagree with homosexuality is that people are born gay—they can’t help who they are. The only conclusion I can come to is that this silly way of thinking was thought up in an effort to make people feel sorry for gays, thus changing their opinion on the whole concept of homosexuality. I come to this conclusion because the idea that homosexuals are born gay is both factually and medically incorrect. No one is born gay, it is a lifestyle choice. There are many documented cases of homosexuals changing their sexuality...
  • Gay Marriage: Even Liberals Know It's Bad

    06/07/2009 3:04:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 984+ views ^ | May 26, 2008 | by Frank Turek
    Why not legalize same-sex marriage? Who could it possibly hurt? Children and the rest of society. That’s the conclusion of David Blankenhorn, who is anything but an anti-gay “bigot.” He is a life-long, pro-gay, liberal democrat who disagrees with the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexual behavior. Despite this, Blankenhorn makes a powerful case against Same-Sex marriage in his book, The Future of Marriage. He writes, “Across history and cultures . . . marriage’s single most fundamental idea is that every child needs a mother and a father. Changing marriage to accommodate same-sex couples would nullify this principle in culture and in...
  • Breaking news 4:24 PM N.H. legislators OK gay marriage

    06/03/2009 1:37:25 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 116 replies · 5,688+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 3, 2009 | NA
    Breaking news 4:24 PM N.H. legislators OK gay marriage The governor is expected to sign the bill, which would make New Hampshire the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.
  • Respect Is a Two-Way Street - Christians Suffer for Opposing Homosexuality

    06/01/2009 9:42:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Zenit ^ | ROME, MAY 31, 2009 | Father John Flynn, LC
    The issue of legalizing same-sex marriages continues to be at the forefront of debate. On Tuesday the Californian Supreme Court upheld a referendum, Proposition 8, which modified the state constitution to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples. The referendum invalidated a previous decision by the state's Supreme Court that resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage. In the weeks preceding the latest decision same-sex marriage was legalized in three states. As a result, five states now allow such marriages -- Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Iowa. As a May 27 article in the Washington Post pointed out, four of these states...
  • Thousands rally in support of gay marriage ban (Fresno and San Diego)

    06/01/2009 12:28:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 1, 2009 | Tony Perry and Spencer Weiner
    Thousands of supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage rallied in Fresno and San Diego on Sunday in what organizers described as a celebration of traditional wedlock and a thank-you to the California Supreme Court for upholding their voter-approved measure. The demonstrations followed Saturday's gathering of gay rights supporters in Fresno to renew efforts to reverse Proposition 8, which the high court let stand early last week. The dueling weekend rallies underscored the fact that, despite an election and a Supreme Court decision, the issue of same-sex marriage remains divisive in California. In San Diego, about 200 Proposition 8 supporters...
  • Gay Marriage Supporters To Hold Prayer Service

    05/25/2009 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 1,466+ views
    CBS 13 SACRAMENTO ^ | 25 MAY 2009 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Gay marriage supporters are holding a prayer service on the eve of the California Supreme Court's expected ruling on the legality of a voter-approved ban on same-sex nuptials. The group Marriage Equality USA plans to hold the interfaith event Monday night at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. On Tuesday morning, the state's high court plans to rule on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. Opponents of the gay marriage ban argue that the issue was improperly put before voters; they say it revised the state constitution's equal protection clause to such a dramatic...
  • The sexualisation of heresy

    05/25/2009 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Spectator Blogs (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2009 | Melanie Philips
    The Equality Bill currently going through Parliament is the latest and potentially most oppressive attempt to impose politically acceptable attitudes and drive out any that fall foul of these criteria. Since the attitudes being imposed constitute an ideological agenda to destroy Britain’s foundational ethical principles and replace them by a nihilistic values and lifestyle free-for-all, they represent a direct onslaught on the Judeo-Christian morality underpinning British society. The most neuralgic of these issues is gay rights. This is because the tolerance of homosexuality that a liberal society should properly show has long been hijacked by an agenda which aims at...
  • New Hampshire lawmakers reject gay-marriage bill (in State House)

    05/20/2009 12:39:55 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies · 4,332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/20/200 | n/a
    New Hampshire lawmakers unexpectedly rejected a bill on Wednesday that would have made the state the sixth in the United States to authorize gay marriage. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted down the bill in a 188-186 vote, hours after its Senate approved the legislation 14-10 along party lines. An earlier version of the bill passed the state's House of Representatives on March 26. Both chambers had been asked to approve language that would give religious institutions opposed to gay marriage legal protections, including the right to decline to marry same-sex couples. That wording was added by Governor John Lynch,...
  • Black clergy opposing gay marriage resent civil rights comparision

    05/20/2009 10:43:32 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 37 replies · 1,909+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | Jay Tokasz
    Black clergy have long opposed the march toward legal same-sex marriages. Now, they’re also challenging the growing efforts of gay-marriage supporters to frame the issue as a civil rights cause. The Rev. William Gillison, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, a large African-American congregation on East Delevan Avenue, said he is insulted by the comparison. “We know what we have gone through as an ethnic group. We feel the terminology, the definition itself, has really been hijacked,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s just another ploy to garner more support from people who may not understand what the civil rights struggle was...
  • Why the New York GOP should embrace gay marriage [McNuts alert]

    05/22/2009 5:40:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,116+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2009-05-22 | Meghan McCain
    An Open Letter to New York Republicans: As I read the news about the recent advances of marriage equality across our country, I think it is easy for many to get distracted by the politics and rhetoric on this issue and lose sight of what is really at its heart: the equality of freedom. No matter how politically charged the discussions about marriage equality may get, the question is really a simple one: Do the rights and privileges we offer citizens include everyone in our country, or only some of us? I believe that allowing gays and lesbians the freedom...
  • Vatican Rep: No Catholic Should Vote for Marriage Equality Supporter

    05/12/2009 10:09:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 726+ views
    Edge Boston ^ | Monday May 11, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    Catholic officials have launched a fresh initiative to influence secular law according to the religious teachings of the Catholic Church, with marriage equality firmly in their sites. Church officials in Maine, the fifth and most recent state to offer marriage equality to gay and lesbian families, seek to bring those families’ rights to a popular vote, in hopes of seeing marriage equality repealed, as happened in California last year when, after a bruising and extremely expensive campaign to rescind family rights for gays and lesbians, voters narrowly passed Proposition 8. An Associated Press story from May 10 quoted Maine’s Secretary...
  • ACLU Chief: National Gay Marriage 'A Sure Thing'

    05/11/2009 3:44:30 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | May 11, 2009 3:19 PM | Dan Weil
    Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, says gay marriage will ultimately be legalized throughout the country. With four states already allowing same-sex marriage and several others moving in that direction, “it’s just a matter of time” before the whole country goes that way, Romero tells The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Clearly the momentum is on our side.” Last week, Maine’s legislature approved a gay marriage bill, and New Hampshire’s has done the same. Also last week, the Washington, DC City Council voted to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont and Connecticut permit same-sex marriage. But Romero, the...
  • One Man, One Woman -- Only

    05/10/2009 8:29:27 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 44 replies · 1,860+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2009 | HARRY R. JACKSON JR.
    When the D.C. Council passed a measure to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, council members...violated the sacred trust of their office...a strange brand of reverse bigotry is being perpetrated. Defenders of virtue and protectors of family and age-appropriate education of children are being called "bigots." ... The institution of marriage is unique in our society. It is the one institution that binds women and men together to form a family, serving incredibly important societal purposes. There is little doubt that the best environment for raising children is by a loving married mother and father. Advocates of same-sex marriage purport that...
  • "New Testament Teaching on Homosexuality Not True" -Obama Christian Appointee to Faith-Based Pro...

    05/10/2009 6:22:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 103 replies · 3,215+ views
    CNS News ^ | Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    President Obama has named to his faith-based advisory council a self-professed Christian who holds that the New Testament's teaching that homosexual behavior is unnatural and wrong--which is found in St. Paul's letter to the Romans--“is not true." The appointee, Harry Knox, has also said that Obama's decision to invite the Rev. Rick Warren to say a prayer at the Inauguration "tainted" the ceremony and that Pope Benedict XVI is a "discredited leader." Harry Knox, a professed gay Christian who is director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual rights group, was named to President...
  • How does gay marriage affect you?

    05/11/2009 3:10:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,871+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2009 | Bob Weir
    Recently, a friend of mine asked me what I thought about the chances of gay marriage becoming the norm in this country. Well, the state of Maine just signed the same-sex marriage bill into law, making it the fifth of fifty to do so as of this date. In addition, New Hampshire's legislature just voted to legalize gay nuptials and is awaiting the governor's signature. Meanwhile, the City Council of the District of Columbia took a preliminary step, voting 12 to 1, to recognize marriages between gay people certified in other states. Furthermore, similar legislation is pending in other states,...
  • Miss California or Mr. President? Guess Who Is Held To a Higher Standard?

    05/09/2009 7:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,718+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 6, 2009 | Aaron Goldstein
    Carrie Prejean was destroyed for expressing her views on "same-sex marriage." But the Anointed One gets a free pass for expressing the exact same opinion. We all know the story by now. During the Miss U.S.A. Pageant last month, Miss California Carrie Prejean became a household name when she said she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. To be precise, of all the questions that pageant judge and gossip columnist Perez Hilton could have asked, he chose to ask Ms. Prejean about same-sex marriage. Noting that it had just become legal in Vermont, Hilton asked her,...
  • 5 years on, gay marriage debate fades in Massachusetts

    05/09/2009 1:04:15 PM PDT · by libh8er · 39 replies · 1,415+ views
    AP ^ | 5.09.09 | David Crary
    WHITINSVILLE, Mass., – Twenty years after he met the love of his life, nearly five years after their wedding helped make history, it took a nasty bout of pneumonia for Gary Chalmers to fully appreciate the blessings of marriage. "I was out of work for eight weeks, spent a week in the hospital," Chalmers said. "That was the first time I really felt thankful for the sense of the security we had, with Rich there, talking with the physicians, helping make decisions. ... It really made a difference." At stake was the most basic recognition of marital bonds — something...
  • Media Blunders in Covering California's Prop 8

    05/09/2009 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 389+ views ^ | May 8, 2009 | David L. Wilkinson
    Six months ago, California voters passed Proposition 8, denying legal recognition to same gender marriages. Petitions are now being circulated to put the issue back to the voters in June 2010. Before venturing into this thorny thicket again, the media should realize what a poor job it did in covering the fundraising for Prop 8. The reporting blunders include gross inaccuracies and one where the media did not recognize a good story right before their eyes. All the blunders could have been avoided had news organizations more fully understood the campaign finance reporting laws of California and/or been more diligent...
  • Gay marriage effort stalls in heavily Catholic RI

    05/08/2009 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 1,219+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 5/8/2009 | Ray Henry
    Gay marriage could soon become the law of the land across New England — except in the heavily Roman Catholic state of Rhode Island. A string of sudden successes for gay marriage advocates has left Rhode Island a political outlier. Maine became the fourth state in New England to legalize same-sex unions on Wednesday, while New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is now deciding whether to sign similar legislation.... Yet the movement has stalled in Rhode Island, perhaps even lost ground, after a stalemate at the Statehouse, a loss in the state's top court and continued opposition from religious leaders. "I...
  • Rep. Broun Aims at Gay Marriage: Wants Constitutional Amendment to Ban (state and federal)

    05/08/2009 1:22:18 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 15 replies · 700+ views
    Athens Online ^ | Story updated at 11:55 pm on 5/7/2009 | By BLAKE AUED
    S. Rep. Paul Broun will re-introduce a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the wake of recent votes and court decisions legalizing the practice in at least five states. The amendment is a sign that battles over whether to allow same-sex marriage will continue to rage, even as state courts and legislatures overturn bans. The D.C. City Council voted Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in April that gay marriage is constitutional in that heartland state. Massachusetts and Connecticut also allow same-sex marriage; Vermont and Maine will allow it beginning in...
  • Full gay rights! The argument is over (Does your pastor feel the same way?)

    05/08/2009 11:01:20 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 60 replies · 1,854+ views
    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman ^ | May 7, 2009 | Howard Bess
    Two issues continue to cloud the American political scene. Gay rights and the protection of life. These two issues are seen as so important that many Americans are willing to ignore all other issues such as poverty, housing, foreign policy and health care to vote according to a candidate’s position on homosexuality and abortion. The right to life, abortion, freedom of choice issue is much the tougher issue and a healthy debate should continue until some sort of understanding is reached and codified into laws that are firmly upheld by our courts. I suspect the most workable solution is not...
  • CADC Demands an End to Bashing Carrie Prejean, Miss California, by Perez Hilton and Keith Olbermann

    05/07/2009 8:39:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 2,319+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | May 7, 2009 | Dr. Gary Cass
    The "tolerant" proponents of homosexual marriage, following the hateful lead of homosexual, Perez Hilton and the likes of anti-Christian bigot Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, have had their fun bashing Miss California, Carrie Prejean. For simply stating the obvious truth that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman, Carrie has been unjustly slandered, insulted and ridiculed. "By courageously shining the light of God's truth on the marriage issue, now homosexuals and their allies irrationally seek to defame and destroy Carrie Prejean," said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Perez Hilton, 'queen of all...
  • Gay Equality Advocates Demand: No More Oval Office Fence-Sitting (No voting "present" anymore)

    05/07/2009 2:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 801+ views
    The Fort Lauderdale Edge ^ | May 7, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    The May 6 passage of marriage equality legislation in Maine brings to five the number of states in America that allow gay and lesbian families to wed. The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which adds sexual orientation, sexual identity, and disability, to the list of federally protected demographics (which already provide enhanced penalties for hate crime targeting victims on the basis of race, religion, and nationality among other factors) seems well on its way to becoming law. States are dealing with issues of family equality, and Congress and the Senate are poised to extend protections to a class...
  • Carrie Prejean -- The Origin of Homophobia (Gay mafia media trying to destroy her)

    05/07/2009 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 2,966+ views ^ | May 7, 2009
    So how does a beauty queen turn into the poster child against gay marriage? In the case of Miss California Carrie Prejean, the answer may lie in an ugly divorce that may have cemented her views on gay relationships. Carrie's parents filed for divorce in 1988 and the divorce and custody fights went on for more than a decade -- it was a divorce filled with homosexual allegations hurled by both sides. In one of the docs, Carrie's dad describes a confrontation he had with her mom in 1996, in which he recounts an argument in a restaurant parking lot,...
  • Marion Barry: D.C. risks “civil war” by legalizing gay marriage

    05/06/2009 1:37:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,582+ views ^ | May 6, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Via JWF, a tough call here for the forces of tolerance. On the one hand, he’s a Democrat and a minority and therefore presumptively possessed of Absolute Moral Authority. Attack him at your peril. On the other hand, he’s a tax cheat and an ex-crackhead. No need to impeach his credibility; there’s none left to impeach. Really, about the only thing that can be said in his favor is that, warts and all, he’s still more appealing than Perez Hilton. This much is certain: Hate like this demands the release of another Carrie Prejean topless photo. D.C. Council member Marion...
  • Maine takes step toward approving gay marriage

    05/06/2009 10:29:52 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 13 replies · 1,004+ views
    "BOSTON (Reuters) - The lower house of the Maine state legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that takes the northeasternmost U.S. state a step closer to being the fifth in the nation to allow same-sex marriage." "The bill now returns to the state Senate, which has previously approved it. If it passes there it will be brought to the governor for his signature." "Governor John Baldacci once opposed gay marriage but in April said he is keeping an open mind on the issue."
  • Maine Becomes Fifth US State to Approve Gay Marriage

    05/06/2009 4:52:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 2,353+ views
    The governor of Maine on Wednesday signed a law making the northeastern US state the fifth to allow gays to marry. Governor John Baldacci, a Democrat, signed the law after the upper chamber in the state legislature voted 21 to 13 in favour. "In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions," Baldacci said in a statement on his website. "I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage." Maine joined its fellow New...
  • DC may recognize same-sex 'marriages' - churches ignored

    05/06/2009 2:35:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 763+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/5/2009 | Charlie Butts
    Despite opposition from some local churches, the Washington, DC Council has voted 12-1 to recognize homosexual "marriages" legal in other states. View Video News Report : Associated Press reports advocates from both sides of the debate were part of an overflow crowd that filled city hall, and more than 100 opponents from churches in the Washington region held a rally across the street. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council believes the DC Council is on a slippery slope to recognition of same-gender marriage. "It's unfortunate that the Council chose not to respond to the outpouring of opposition that...
  • Olbermann Guest Likens Miss California to Nazi Doll, Makes Crude Sexual Jokes

    05/06/2009 12:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 3,733+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday’s Countdown show, Michael Musto of the Village Voice appeared to help MSNBC host Keith Olbermann lambast Miss California, Carrie Prejean, because of her expression of opposition to same-sex marriage. After Olbermann set up the segment by revealing that Prejean had received breast implants paid for by the Miss California organization, Musto made a number of crude sexual jokes, and even cracked that she was like a "Klaus Barbie Doll," presumably a reference to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, who was a Gestapo officer responsible for thousands of deaths during World War II. Referring to the Miss California organization,...
  • Baldacci Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law

    05/06/2009 10:04:05 AM PDT · by steve-b · 150 replies · 9,799+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 5/6/09 | Matt Wickenheiser
    Democratic Gov. John Baldacci today signed into law a bill allowing gay marriage, making Maine the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. The governor's signature came barely an hour after the measure won final approval in the state Legislature, with a final 31-8 vote in favor in the Maine Senate. Baldacci said in a statement that while he has opposed gay marriage in the past, "I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and ofequal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage. "This new law does not force...
  • D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

    05/05/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 95 replies · 5,074+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 5., 2009 | Tim Craig
    Washington Post reporter Tim Craig relays that the D.C. Council has voted 13-0, without debate, to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Watch D.C. Wire for updates.
  • Gay Couples Wait For Chance To Get Married In Minnesota Rather Than Rush To Iowa

    05/04/2009 11:10:34 AM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | 5/2/09 | Jason Hoppin
    One of the thorniest issues on the American political scene came to the Midwest this week, and it arrived in typical Midwestern fashion. No one seemed to fuss too much about it. When Iowa clerks began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday, they were not greeted with long lines or large protests. And despite the historic nature of Iowa being the first Midwestern state to approve same-sex marriage, Minnesota gay and lesbian couples are not rushing across the border to get hitched. Instead, they are waiting -- perhaps patiently, perhaps stubbornly -- for gay marriage to happen here.... There is precedent...
  • Romney and Cantor on Same-Sex Marriage: Bosom Buddies

    05/03/2009 11:32:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 1,216+ views ^ | 05/03/2009 |
    KING: Since the last election, a number of states have moved ahead with same-sex marriage proposals. Some have done it legislatively. Some have done it in other ways. Some has happened through the courts, which I know both of you think is the wrong way to do anything, whether it's same-sex marriage or anything else. But, if, at the end of this conversation, you come to the conclusion that the consensus of the people you're talking to is to agree what Steve Schmidt, John McCain's campaign manager, said, you know, the Republicans are viewed as intolerant because we want constitutional...
  • Justus takes bus to Iowa where same-sex marriage is legal to marry partner (Missouri State Senator)

    05/03/2009 7:27:57 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 33 replies · 2,096+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 3, 2009 | Steve Kraske
    Missouri state Sen. Jolie Justus of Kansas City on Friday boarded a bus for Iowa where same-sex marriage is legal to wed her partner of nearly two years, the Democratic senator said Sunday. Justus said she married Shonda Garrison of mid-Missouri at a ceremony in Iowa City. The two were one of 17 couples mostly from the St. Louis area that took advantage of the recent Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State. Missouri does not recognize same-sex marriages, meaning that the marriage carries no legal weight back home in Kansas City. The couples boarded a...
  • The flip-side of same-sex marriage [Frightening Implications!]

    05/03/2009 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 2,199+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 03rd 2009
    The flip-side of same-sex marriage Those who object on religious grounds need legal protection too. By Robin Wilson May 3, 2009 As a growing number of states stand poised to pass same-sex marriage laws, they should consider this: It's possible to legalize gay marriage without infringing on religious liberty. But it takes careful crafting of robust religious protections. And no state has gotten that right yet. The country is deeply divided on same-sex marriage. But once it is recognized legally, all kinds of people -- clerks in the local registrar's office, photographers, owners of reception halls, florists -- might not...
  • Eric Cantor, Mitt Romney: "Federal Implications" If States Decide Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

    05/03/2009 2:36:49 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 22 replies · 726+ views
    Rep. Eric Cantor and Gov. Mitt Romney appeared on CNN "State of The Union". Both express concern over the "federalist" view of allowing individual state's to decide their own laws regarding same-sex marriage. Obviously, most conservatives are against same-sex marriage. Yet the two make the case that decisions on marriage in any given state do, in fact, have "federal implications". What happens with the tax code (joint filing), spousal benefits from employer health-care, status as next-of-kin for hospital visits and medical decisions where one partner is too ill to be competent; joint insurance policies for home, auto and health; and...
  • Gay Marriage Advances in Maine, New Hampshire as Conservative Rhetoric Evolves

    05/02/2009 4:56:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 754+ views ^ | May 01, 2009 | Robert Schlesinger
    I noted with satisfaction that Maine's senate passed a gay marriage bill this week. So too did the New Hampshire senate. Whether the two lower chambers will pass the accompanying bills is unclear (New Hampshire's house passed a slightly different version, so they have to address it again), and whether the governors would sign the bills is also not known (Maine's governor used to be opposed but now says he may be open to the experience). As Josh Marshall points out, it may be that we've reached some sort of societal tipping point on this issue—I can only hope so....
  • Democrats: Opportunity as gay marriage acceptance grows

    05/02/2009 3:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,471+ views
    Gay marriage legalization in several states and the public's growing acceptance of same-sex unions have Democrats sensing political opportunity and some Republicans re-evaluating their party's hard-line opposition to an issue that long has rallied its base. In recent weeks, Vermont and Iowa have legalized same-sex marriage, while New York, Maine and New Hampshire have taken steps in that direction. Polls show younger Americans are far are more tolerant on the issue than are older generations. For now at least, the public is much more focused on the troubled economy and two wars than on social issues. In addition, over the...
  • United Methodist Court Rejects Gay Marriage Resolution

    05/01/2009 4:26:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 848+ views
    christianpost ^ | Apr. 30 2009 | Audrey Barrick
    The United Methodist Church's top court recently ruled that clergy, both active and retired, cannot perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. Performing such services is "a chargeable offense," Bishop Beverly J. Shamana ruled last Friday. UMC's Judicial Council affirmed her decision. The council further ruled that an annual conference, or regional body within the UMC, "may not negate, ignore, or violate provisions of the Discipline with which they disagree, even when the disagreements are based on conscientious objections to the provisions." The council’s ruling was on a resolution passed by the California-Nevada Annual Conference last year, months after the California...
  • Miss California appears in anti-gay marriage ad

    05/01/2009 12:57:31 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 1,435+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 30, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis –
    After failing to stop recent gay marriage approvals in several states, opponents have found an attractive, telegenic poster woman in Miss California, a move reminiscent of beauty queen Anita Bryant's 1970s crusade against gay rights. Miss California, a Christian college student named Carrie Prejean, joined in a television ad campaign against gay marriage this week, upsetting homosexual rights advocates, including a head of the Miss California pageant. In the commercial from the National Organization for Marriage, Prejean is shown at the Miss USA competition last month where she answered a question about same-sex marriage by saying she opposed it, drawing...