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  • Gay ‘marriage’ leaders: ‘LGBT rights and abortion rights are inseparable’

    03/14/2016 9:28:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3-14-16 | Ben Johnson
    March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – While some in the pro-life movement do not see a connection between the right to life and the struggle to preserve traditional sexual morality, those on the other side see how the efforts coincide quite clearly. The plaintiffs in the case to force California to redefine marriage say the LGBT political movement and actions to expand abortion “are inseparable.” John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney, a homosexual couple, won a California Supreme Court decision in 2008 stating that refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a form of discrimination that violates the state constitution....
  • True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

    04/17/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Catherine Briggs
    NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, ( – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country. Councilman Daniel Dromm “We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Dromm told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community,...
  • ObamaCare’s Marriage Penalty

    08/19/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    New American ^ | 19 August 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Jeffrey offers a hypothetical example, basing his calculations on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online subsidy calculator. A 50-year-old divorcee with three children who earns $47,100 a year would be faced with an annual health insurance premium of $11,140. However, since her household income is only 200 percent of the FPL for a family of four, she would receive a subsidy of $8,172 to keep her insurance cost to 6.3 percent of her income, or $2,967. Our single mom meets a 56-year-old man who makes $63,000 a year and pays an annual premium of $7,041 with no subsidy because his income...
  • New York Wants to Help You Plan Your Next LGBT Vacation

    06/29/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/29/2013 | Caroline Bankoff
    Governor Cuomo celebrated Pride Weekend and the overturning of DOMA by announcing the launch of a tourism website aimed at the LGBT community, because all out-of-state dollars are equal in his eyes. [NBC New York]
  • Senate committee approves bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    11/10/2011 2:34:39 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MATT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2011 ( – In a narrow vote Thursday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would grant federal recognition to homosexual “marriages.” The bill, titled the “Respect for Marriage Act,” passed the Democrat controlled committee by a 10-8 vote, with the members of the committee voting along party lines. The “Respect for Marriage Act” was introduced in the Senate in March by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) with the goal of repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). DOMA asserts that states where homosexual “marriages” are not currently recognized are not required to recognize same-sex...
  • 'Sugarbabe' favors negotiated infidelity

    08/03/2010 12:59:47 PM PDT · by MissTed · 35 replies · 46+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/3/10 | Shanon Cook
    Could letting your man sleep with another woman help your relationship? Author and former mistress Holly Hill thinks so. "One of the main things that I have learned is that a woman that negotiates infidelity with her partner is far more powerful than a woman who is sitting home wondering why he's late from the office Christmas party," she says. "It's better to walk the dog on a leash than let it escape through an unseen hole in the back fence." Hill's memoir, "Sugarbabe" details her yearlong adventure with a series of so-called "sugar daddies." The book sold 24,000 copies...
  • "The Newlywed Game" Goes Gay --Longstanding Show Books First Gay Couple: "Mr. Sulu" and Hubby

    09/16/2009 11:58:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 1,146+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | Sept. 16, 2009
    "The Newlywed Game" is bringing on its first gay couple. It's a celebrity duo for the long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," will appear with his partner, Brad Altman. They just celebrated their first anniversary after being married in Los Angeles.
  • 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,...
  • The politics of gay bashing

    04/15/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 644+ views ^ | April 12, 2009 | By D. Allan Kerr
    Here across the northeast tip of the United States, where we pride ourselves in like-it-or-stick-it Yankee independence, individuals are toiling to extend marriage equality to the homosexual community. This week, somewhat shockingly, they achieved success in Vermont. Now we will see if Maine and New Hampshire can squash the serpent of fear as well. If I hadn't already chosen a side in this debate, the comments I've heard in recent weeks from opponents of the three bills would have been enough to make me an entrenched defender of the proposals. When the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last month...
  • Tony Blair Tells The Pope: You're Wrong On Homosexuality

    04/07/2009 6:47:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 2,698+ views
    London Times ^ | April 07, 2009
    From The Times April 8, 2009 Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent Tony Blair has challenged the “entrenched” attitudes of the Pope on homosexuality, and argued that it is time for him to “rethink” his views. Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, the former Prime Minister, himself now a Roman Catholic, said that he wanted to urge religious figures everywhere to reinterpret their religious texts to see them as metaphorical, not literal, and suggested that in time this would make all religious groups accept gay people as equals. Asked about the Pope’s stance,...
  • Getting California out of marriage business proposed as answer to Prop. 8 war

    03/24/2009 7:53:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,676+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/24/9 | Susan Ferriss
    At California's historic hearing on Proposition 8 earlier this month, Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin briefly imagined a scenario that might solve the legal conflict over a gay marriage ban. What if the government were to get out of the "marriage business," Ming asked, and issue civil-union licenses to both straight and gay couples? The justices agreed such a change would have to be handled by the Legislature, and discussion closed. But outside the court, the question still hung in the air. On March 10, five days after the court hearing, two California college students got the OK from state...
  • The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage

    10/04/2008 7:08:04 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 34 replies · 1,397+ views
    TheAtlantic ^ | July 1926 | A Woman Resident in Russia
    The question whether marriage as an institution should be abolished is now being debated all over Russia with a violence and depth of passion unknown since the turbulent early days of the Revolution. Last October a bill eliminating distinctions between registered and unregistered marriages and giving the unmarried consort the status and property rights of the legal wife was introduced in the Tzik, or Central Executive Committee. So much unforeseen opposition to the proposed law developed that the Tzik decided to postpone its final adoption until the next session, meanwhile initiating a broad popular discussion of the project. Since that...
  • If Its Bad For America, Its Good For The Democrats (The Rats' Anti-American Sickness Alert)

    08/13/2007 9:27:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 933+ views ^ | 08/14/2007 | Dennis Prager
    ne of the two major political parties of the United States has linked all its electoral hopes on domestic pathologies, economic downturns and foreign failure. It is actually difficult to name any positive development for America that would benefit the Democratic Party's chances in a national election. Name almost any subject, and this unhealthy pattern can be discerned. If African Americans come to believe that America is a land of opportunity in which racism has been largely conquered, it would be catastrophic for the Democrats. The day that most black Americans see America in positive terms will be the day...
  • Bill would help unwed couples - Plan expands rights of all heterosexual domestic partners.

    06/05/2007 7:51:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 983+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/5/7 | Aurelio Rojas
    All heterosexual adults who register their domestic partnerships with the state of California would have the same legal rights as married couples, including filing joint state income tax returns, under legislation approved Monday by the state Senate.Senate Bill 11 -- which will now be considered by the Assembly -- was introduced by Sen. Carole Migden, whose landmark 1999 civil union bill allowed same-sex couples to register with the secretary of state as domestic partners."This bill proposes to expand domestic partnerships and benefits to all adult couples who desire to form domestic partnership relationships," the San Francisco Democrat said on the...
  • 9th Circuit endorses censoring Christians

    03/08/2007 2:14:19 AM PST · by Man50D · 42 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | March 8, 2007
    A ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that municipal employers have the right to censor the words "natural family," "marriage" and "family values" because that is hate speech and could scare workers. The ruling came in a case being handled by the Pro-Family Law Center, which promised an appeal of the drastic result. "We are going to take this case right up the steps of the United States Supreme Court," said Richard D. Ackerman, who along with Scott Lively argued the case for the Pro-Family Law Center. We are simply unwilling to accept that Christians...
  • Lesbian pair escorted from Focus property - Couple protests Dobson's essay on same-sex parents

    02/22/2007 8:41:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 56 replies · 1,395+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 20, 2007 | Jean Torkelson
    COLORADO SPRINGS - A lesbian couple faces trespassing charges following a protest Monday at Focus on the Family over founder James Dobson's views on same-sex parents. Robynne Sapp and Dotti Berry, of Blaine, Wash., said they wanted to see Dobson and demand that he "publicly recant" what they called false statements he made in an essay in a December issue of Time magazine. The women said they took a guided tour of the Focus grounds, hand in hand, but then sat down on the floor of the lobby and refused to leave until they saw Dobson. Colorado Springs police were...
  • Romney's marriage question

    02/22/2007 8:19:37 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 52 replies · 857+ views
    CBN News ^ | February 22, 2007 | David Brody
    As I speak to some of the smaller grassroots conservative groups around the country, they keep bringing up this idea that Mitt Romney did not do enough to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts. The headlines read that Romney fought it as Governor and came to Washington DC to testify in front of the Senate to support of a federal marriage amendment. But these groups tell a different story. I bring this up because it is a common concern I hear from folks who at least say they are in the know in Massachusetts. Below is a column yesterday from Don...
  • Is Giuliani a Conservative? [Mona Charen]

    02/09/2007 6:22:55 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 370 replies · 3,130+ views
    Creator's Syndicate via Yahoo ^ | 02/09/07 | Mona Charen
    [snip] Giuliani transformed a city whose budget and workforce were larger than those of all but five or six states. He and police chief William Bratton famously cracked down first on quality of life crimes like panhandling and public urination. Teenagers who leaped over the turnstiles at subway entrances were arrested — a departure from the practice under Mayor David Dinkins. Giuliani later quipped that the police under his predecessor had become "highly skilled observers of crime." Those turnstile jumpers turned out to possess a huge number of illegal guns, which were confiscated, and criminals throughout the city discovered that...
  • Mary Cheney and Partner Are About to Be Moms

    12/05/2006 11:04:34 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 570 replies · 18,713+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2006 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple. It's a baby boom for grandparents Dick and Lynne Cheney: Their older daughter, Elizabeth, went on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state before having her fifth child in July. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," spokesman Lea Anne McBride said last night. Cheney, 37, was a key aide to her father...
  • Canadian Tories promise to fight same-sex marriage law in election

    07/27/2005 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The Hill Times ^ | 28 July 2005 | Bea Vongdouangchanh
    The Conservatives say they won't drop the divisive same-sex issue this fall and promise to try to repeal it if they form the next government. The federal Conservatives are still committed to revisiting the controversial same-sex marriage issue when the House returns in nine weeks, even though Bill C-38 received Royal Assent last week and despite last week's public opinion poll suggesting that a majority of Canadians don't want to reopen the divisive political issue. Conservative MP Vic Toews (Provencher, Man.), his party's high-profile justice critic and a former Manitoba justice minister, told The Hill Times that the Conservatives will...