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  • Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing

    04/17/2014 11:16:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 12:47 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi and Kristi Eaton
    Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom. The appeal of a lower court’s January ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. The same three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard a similar Utah case...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    04/05/2014 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the Human Rights Campaign’s gala in downtown Los Angeles. Biden told a story I had never heard, about the first time he saw two men kissing (at minute 14 of the video above). He was in junior high, and his father was driving him to apply for a lifeguard job. “We stopped at a red light and I looked over...
  • Russia: Will Country Get It's Own Defense of Marriage Act?

    04/02/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 8 replies
    Gayapolis ^ | April 2, 2014
    The head of the Russian Pensioners' Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP has explained his move by his assertion that Russia's traditional values are under threat from the latest modern tendencies. "I got this idea from members of the Pensioners' Party. These people are extremely concerned over the processes that are currently taking place all over the world, in particular by the fact that the laws allowing gay marriage have been passed in 15...
  • Schlafly: The President's Grab for Dictatorial Power

    03/10/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The United States is at "a constitutional tipping point" and "in the midst of a constitutional crisis." Has President Barack Obama unilaterally overturned the constitutional framework of three branches that is the basis of our unique and successful system of self-government? That question is not just partisan bickering by Republicans and tea party activists. It was spoken in all seriousness in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee by a distinguished constitutional law professor who voted for Obama. Jonathan Turley of George Washington University said that the "massive gravitational shift of authority to the executive branch" is unconstitutional and threatens the...
  • Eric Holder Asks State Attorneys General To Ignore Law

    02/28/2014 10:11:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: Attorney General Eric Holder wants his counterparts at the state level to treat the rule of law with the same contempt and selectivity that he and his boss in the White House employ. 'We the people" and "consent of the governed" are important American concepts that Holder and his boss, President Obama, do not understand. They've made it clear by spreading their creeping lawlessness among the attorneys general of the 50 states. We acknowledge the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion, which provides those charged with enforcing our laws in the courts with the authority to decide which particular cases merit...
  • Bachmann: Obama's Legacy Is 'Establishment Of Lawlessness In United States'

    01/23/2014 6:46:09 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Michelle Bachmann
    Because he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now unilaterally adjusts the Obamacare law as it unfolds, President Barack Obama is sending a signal to liberal federal judges to mirror him and, as a result, the president's long-term legacy will be "the establishment of lawlessness in the United States," said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann also compared Obama's actions to those of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi -- "whatever he said was law."
  • The not so dependable Chief Justice Roberts

    01/11/2014 10:28:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/11/14 | George Spelvin
    What is motivating Chief Justice John Roberts? Does he need to talk to us, the American people, about his oath to judge the law in an unbiased, non partisan manner? Why are so many judicial decisions being made that clearly run counter to the wishes of the American people? Where is the caveat that America must be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people? “Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. worked behind the scenes for gay rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them persuade the Supreme Court to issue a landmark 1996 ruling...
  • Polygamy and the Left

    12/22/2013 6:18:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Trevor Thomas
    With the ruling of a federal judge last week that declared part of Utah's anti-polygamy law unconstitutional, the left finds itself torn. Of course, with their ever-wavering consciences that are willing to go along with whatever seems the latest fad that tests our moral boundaries (especially in the sexual realm), some liberals say that it is time that we take a closer look at plural marriage. After all, if consenting adults want to enter into such relationships, what is the problem? In other words, as I asked over five years ago, what's wrong with polygamy? However, some liberals took comfort...
  • Disturbing background of federal judge who issued ruling against Pastor Scott Lively.

    12/21/2013 6:31:00 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/21/2013 | n/a
    The federal judge who recently issued a vitriolic 79-page ruling against Pastor Scott Lively has a disturbing background revealing prejudices and improprieties that under federal law should certainly have disqualified him from presiding over the case, MassResistance has discovered. Presiding Federal Judge Michael Ponsor issued the ruling back in August. The homosexual movement is infamous for its success at shrewd "judge shopping" to push their agenda in the US court system. Ponsor was clearly a perfect choice. Ponsor is openly liberal and a protégé of pro-homosexual Judge Joseph Tauro, who recently ruled to strike down DOMA in the federal court....
  • MSNBC anchor: ‘So many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president’

    12/16/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts said Monday that “many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president.” Roberts was speaking to Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First, a group fighting discrimination against homosexuals and other sexual minorities. The organization is pushing the White House to defy Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws by sending openly gay delegates to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s not about asking for special protection,” Roberts claimed. “It’s about asking and seeking equal respect. We do know as we look at the larger picture here, Shawn, that LGBT rights is just one of the...
  • Obama claims ‘enforcement discretion’ to make Obamacare changes

    11/14/2013 4:56:12 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama said Thursday that what’s good for illegal immigrants is also good for people who are losing their health insurance because of Obamacare, saying he’ll use prosecutorial discretion to let companies continue to offer health plans that violate his law. It’s the latest example of the White House trying to work around Congress and instead take action on its own, and in this case it comes as Mr. Obama seeks to stop a wholesale abandonment of his health law by Democrats who have watched the rocky rollout. ... That immigration policy, known by its acronym of DACA, has proved controversial...
  • Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey

    10/18/2013 8:41:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2013
    (CNN) - Senator-elect Cory Booker will move forward with his support of same-sex marriage even before he is sworn in, with plans to grant the marriages of several same-sex couples 12:01 a.m. Monday after a court ruling goes into effect. The story was first reported by Buzzfeed. The New Jersey Democrat, who's the mayor of Newark, re-tweeted that article to his celebrity-sized Twitter crowd of 1.4 million followers. According to Buzzfeed, Booker will recognize the weddings of at least 10 same-sex couples at Newark City Hall. The weddings will come after a New Jersey judge ruled last month that the...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Bakery Bullies: LGBT groups leading hateful intimidation campaign against Christian cakemakers.

    10/12/2013 5:49:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/9/13 | Claire Healy
    On a cold morning this past January in Gresham, Oregon, Aaron Klein sat down with two customers at the bakery he owned with his wife, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The two women, a bride and her mother, were making plans to purchase a wedding cake. Before discussing the details, Klein asked his customers a few standard questions. When would the wedding be? What was the groom’s name? At the second question, there was an awkward hesitation, and the mother explained that this would be a wedding between two brides. Klein politely but firmly told them that because of his and...
  • Should social conservatives abandon the phrase “traditional marriage”?

    10/11/2013 9:24:17 PM PDT · by Collegiate Theist · 72 replies
    It seems like any time someone wishes to express their opposition to the redefinition of marriage, they start by extolling the virtues of so-called “traditional marriage”. In doing so, their intentions are undoubtedly to explain why it is that succumbing to the push for a more “inclusive” definition of marriage would be harmful to society. Their choice of words, though, may very well hinder their argument.... Whole article: http://collegiatetheist.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/should-social-conservatives-abandon-the-phrase-traditional-marriage/
  • Labor Dept.: Same-sex spouses have benefit rights

    09/18/2013 8:46:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2013 8:06 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    Legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits, even if they live in states that don’t recognize their union, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The new guidance is the latest effort by the Obama administration to clarify questions left unanswered after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in June which invalidated part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. … “This decision represents a historic step toward equality for all American families, and I have directed the department’s agency heads to ensure that they...
  • Cost of Federal Government's Benefits Expansion to Same-Sex Couples Unknown, Sources Say

    09/06/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 4 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 5, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    Cost of Federal Government's Benefits Expansion to Same-Sex Couples Unknown, Sources Say By Michael Gryboski The Christian Post As multiple federal government entities look towards expanding their benefits programs to include same-sex spouses, estimates as to the cost of such expansions have not been calculated. According to multiple sources The Christian Post has queried, no estimates exist for how much expanding federal government and military benefits to same-sex spouses will cost financially. This is the case even though certain benchmarks for implementation of the new policies for benefits have come and gone..... Read more @ http://www.christianpost.com/news/cost-of-federal-governments-benefits-expansion-to-same-sex-couples-unknown-sources-say-103848/
  • Judge orders VA to provide benefits to veterans in same-sex marriages

    08/30/2013 8:44:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    All things considered, this was probably inevitable. The Department of Veterans Affairs can no longer rely on its unique reading of federal law to refuse to provide full benefits to a California veteran in a same-sex marriage, a federal judge declared in a ruling filed late Thursday. U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall of Los Angeles sided with Tracey Cooper-Harris of Pasadena, Calif., a 12-year Army veteran, who sued the VA for denying her full disability benefits because she is married to a woman. The VA is the defendant in several lawsuits over its assertion that the Supreme Court’s decision in...
  • BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS FILE “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT” AGAINST OBAMA

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • DOMA and the Rock: God is sovereign over Supreme Court decisions and shifting worldviews

    07/15/2013 6:09:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | July 15, 2013 | Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
    In 1996, when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I grieved with my people. I was an atheist then, and lived in a monogamous lesbian relationship, working as a tenure-track professor specializing in English literature and Queer Theory. Now, some 17 years later, in the summer of 2013, the Supreme Court has delivered its historic DOMA decision. I am now a Christian, married to a man who serves God as a pastor, and I homeschool in the Classical Christian tradition the two youngest of my four children. And again, I grieve with my people. Standing with the...
  • Ohio Officials Ordered To Recognize Gay Couple’s Marriage

    07/23/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | July 22, 2013 | Chris Geidner
    <p>A federal judge in Ohio ordered state officials Monday to recognize the marriage of two men that was performed in Maryland on the death certificate of an Ohio resident in hospice care who the judge says “is certain to die soon.”</p>
  • Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

    07/13/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 13, 2013 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it. Thomas Peters, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, said the action shows that the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings favoring same-sex unions “set a bad precedent” that will allow elected officials “to not represent the will of the people when they find it expedient.” Peters...
  • DOMA and the Rock

    07/11/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 7-11-13 | Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
    Here is what I know: God is bigger than my sin. And God is sovereign over Supreme Court decisions and shifting worldviews. He has had the first and he will have the last word on all matters of sin and grace. The Church, Christ’s bride, is a God-made institution and will sustain herself in majesty in times of persecution or revival. Context matters not. Providence will paint the walls of this worldview. Who Owns Your Heart But Jesus, the Word made flesh, will not be drawn and quartered. He came to fulfill the whole law, every jot and tittle. And...
  • AG Kane won't defend Pennsylvania in same-sex marriage case

    07/10/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 17 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | philly.com
    AG Kane refuses to represent the State in same-sex marriage case.
  • Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court [Ignore "We the People"?]

    07/10/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2013
    Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court Facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, it looks like Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is going to refuse to defend the state government's ban on gay marriage. Pennsylvania, the only state in the northeast without provisions for same-sex civil unions or marriages, was one of the first states with gay marriage bans targeted by a suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's partial striking of the Defense of Marriage Act. If it's true, the news, reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, based on multiple anonymous sources, isn't...
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • DOMA decision cited to block Michigan law

    07/06/2013 8:17:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 7/6/2013
    A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing the Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act. U.S. District Judge David Lawson’s June 28 ruling said it can “never be a legitimate purpose” to deny health benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees. He said the plaintiffs who lost benefits or had to pay for more expensive private health insurance have a “plausible claim” that the law violates the U.S. Constitution. The 2011 law ended same-sex partner benefits for a few school...
  • Homosexual Couple Busted for Raping Adopted Child

    07/05/2013 12:06:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 3, 2013
    Anyone who supports homosexual “marriage” is supporting homosexual adoption. Anyone who supports homosexual adoption is supporting this: An American pedophile has been convicted to 40 years in prison for years of sexual abuse of [an] adopted Russian boy. His boyfriend from New Zealand who allegedly assisted in meticulously recording acts of sexual offence is going on trial at home. Two members of the pedophile porn exchange ring Boy Lovers network, Mark J. Newton, 42 and his long-term partner Peter Truong, 36, were busted in 2011 on suspicion that they were sexually molesting their son, born to [a] Russian mother in...
  • DOMA Bad, Traditional Marriage Good

    07/03/2013 6:23:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    alfonzorachel.com ^ | 7-3-13 | alfonzo rachel
    Zo thinks it is possible to support traditional marriage and still be against DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). Don’t get it? Then tune in and hear why as AlfonZo Rachel defends the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Gay Activists Set Sights on Nationwide Legalization of Same-sex Legalization

    07/01/2013 7:59:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 July 2013 | Dave Bohon
    With two self-proclaimed Supreme Court victories under their belt, same-sex marriage proponents are preparing to make a push to force the effective legalization of gay marriage in all 50 states. Gay Activists Set Sights on Nationwide Legalization of Same-sex Legalization The New American 01 July 2013
  • Same-sex Marriage is War on Religion

    07/01/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Book of Proverbs, part of biblical canon, once a vital part of American culture, tells us: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” It’s this haughty spirit, this pride that precedes destruction, that lies behind the Supreme Court’s decision last week to bury the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA defined marriage, for purposes of federal law, as traditional marriage – the union of man and woman. This decision did not come out of nowhere. It did not happen in a vacuum. It is but the latest in a long process of the unraveling of American culture...
  • 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]
  • Jesus, Marriage, and Homosexuality

    06/29/2013 12:30:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 29, 2013 | Leroy Huizenga
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decisions striking down the substance of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, Jesus’ opinion—or lack thereof—on homosexuality has received renewed attention. In a crass fundraising email running the risk of violating the Second Commandment, Mike Huckabee wrote, “My immediate thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: ‘Jesus wept,’” while social media ran rampant with memes of Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert’s words from a show in early May 2012: “And I right now would like to read to you what the Jesus said...
  • Biden: America "On The Verge" Of Moving "Even Further" On Gay Marriage

    06/28/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden applauded the Supreme Court's rulings earlier this week overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, saying that "we're on the verge of seeing America move even further" on same-sex marriages.
  • Silver Linings in the Supreme Court Decisions

    06/28/2013 10:23:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2013 | Matt Towery
    As I often say, "OK, I get it." People have very passionate views both on the value of the Voting Rights Act and its past requirements of certain states and on the issue of same-sex marriage. Polls show people split on the issues. Delving into the merits of the central issues involved in all of the major decisions handed down by the Supreme Court on these matters will obscure a valuable silver lining for devotees of our constitutional framers. In the instance of the Voting Rights Act, the court in essence said that to single out certain states based on...
  • Not So Fast: Prop 8 is Still California Law

    06/27/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/13 | Ken Klukowski
    News reports that California's Prop 8 has been struck down as unconstitutional are completely false. Proposition 8 is the amendment to the California Constitution that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A federal trial judge--Vaughn Walker--held that Prop 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that only the losing defendants in that case--the governor and attorney general of California--had standing to appeal that decision. When they refused to do so, Prop 8's official sponsors filed the appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,...
  • Justice Kennedy’s DOMA Deception

    06/28/2013 6:43:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.</p> <p>There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways contradictory, for doing so. The curious thing about the Court’s DOMA decision is that it contains both rationales.</p>
  • PRUDEN: A bigger bed for the honeymoon [on the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling]

    06/28/2013 6:40:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 June 2013 | Wes Pruden
    No closet was big enough to hold Anthony Kennedy, but he came out of something dank and dark somewhere to liberate the gay caballeros. It certainly wasn’t the law. Not even the law could accommodate the purple emotional theatrics he poured into the Supreme Court’s decision rendering the Defense of Marriage Act null, void, mean, cruel, worthless and probably fattening. When he wrote that Congress, in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, acted with the deliberate intention to “disparage and injure” same-sex couples, he tried to put everyone who disagrees with him beyond the limits of human decency....
  • Mourning: End of the Defense of Marriage in US federal law

    06/27/2013 3:14:40 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Mourning: End of the Defense of Marriage in US federal law By Julio Severo In a historical decision, the Supreme Courte issued today (June 26, 2013) two rulings against natural family. In response to demands from gay supremacists, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was invalidated in the protection that it granted to natural marriage against the gay “marriage” ideology. The Supreme Court found unconstitutional federal law upholding “marriage as only between a man and a woman.” What will follow next? A decision saying that it is unconstitutional a marriage among only human beings, opening the doors to other...
  • Utah polygamist family celebrating DOMA ruling

    06/27/2013 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of a Utah polygamist family lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to strike down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act, saying it's a step toward changing perceptions of people like them as "second-class citizens." Joe Darger, who wrote a book with his three wives entitled "Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage," said he and his family are celebrating the victory for gay marriage after the high court ruled that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. In the majority opinion, Justice...
  • Limbaugh: 'Looks like doom, unavoidable doom'

    06/27/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – In the wake of a string of recent advances for Barack Obama’s left-leaning agenda, radio’s Rush Limbaugh, the top-rated voice on the political right, admitted Wednesday there appears on the surface to be little hope in rescuing America. “It all looks like doom, unavoidable doom,” Limbaugh lamented. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as the union between a man and woman to be unconstitutional. But Limbaugh pointed out that was just one of a number of leftist initiatives moving ahead at full throttle. “If amnesty happens,” he...
  • Supreme Court coup

    06/27/2013 9:41:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    The news is reporting the U.S. Supreme Court has found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But that is not true. That is not what happened at the U.S. Supreme Court at all. In fact, there was no real effort at making a constitutional case against a duly enacted piece of legislation, passed overwhelmingly by the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support and signed by a Democratic Party president, Bill Clinton. What actually happened at the Supreme Court was that five justices decided – and wrote in their opinion – that anyone who opposes same-sex marriage does so for...
  • 'This is the thing revolutions are made of'

    06/27/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Unattributed
    The Supreme Court had no reason to rule on the merits of the Defense of Marriage Act, but the majority opinion lays the groundwork for a sweeping, national legalization of same-sex marriage in the near future, warns Liberty Counsel Chairman Mathew Staver. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed same-sex marriage advocates a pair of victories. In addition to dismissing a defense of California’s traditional marriage amendment based on legal standing, it struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, as unconstitutional that allowed federal benefits only for spouses in heterosexual marriages. That’s because the 1996 federal...
  • Bill Whittle: GAY MARRIAGE (Virtual Press Conference)

    06/27/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT · by RonDog · 19 replies
    www.MrVirtualPresident.com/ ^ | June 26, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    From www.mrvirtualpresident.com (via YouTube): GAY MARRIAGE (Virtual Press Conference) June 26, 2013 The Virtual President discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling on Gay Marriage and proposes a simple solution that ensures our Constitutional protections and may leave both sides offended, but free and un-coerced.
  • Traditional-Marriage Supporters Vow To Fight On For DOMA, California Prop 8

    06/27/2013 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Conservative and Republican lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday at the failure of the Obama administration and California state officials to defend duly passed laws on gay marriage, which contributed to their defeat earlier in the day at the Supreme Court.
  • Rabbi: DOMA Defeat Evidence of 'Upside Down World'

    06/27/2013 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Israel National News/Arutz-7 ^ | 27JUN2013 | David Lev
    Rabbi Yoel Schoenfeld, Rabbi of the Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills in Queens, New York, told Arutz Sheva that the decision Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), paving the way for greater acceptance of gay marriage, was a major step backwards for humanity that goes all the back to the Biblical Bila'am, whose donkey spoke to him.
  • Where Do We Go From Here? (SCOTUS and DOMA)

    06/27/2013 6:06:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 27, 2013 | Scott P. Richert
    ”The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” —President Barack Obama, June 26, 2013 ”I will tell you that I don’t believe in gay marriage . . . .” —Sen. Barack Obama, March 2, 2008Yesterday’s Supreme Court decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 should have come as no surprise to anyone. The handwriting was on the wall as far back...
  • Dems voted for DOMA, cheered its end

    06/26/2013 8:51:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2013 | David Nather
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act “a great, historic day for equality in America.” He went on: “The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have a negative impact on anyone else, or on our nation as a whole, has always struck me as absurd.” Pretty strong words from a guy who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. But Reid isn’t the only one. There was a long line of prominent Democrats Wednesday who all queued up to applaud the Supreme Court for striking down...
  • Obama Promises to Respect Constitution

    06/27/2013 3:26:51 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 28 replies
    USBC News ^ | USBC News Wire
    After a controversial decision by the US Supreme Court today invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was passed by elected members of the United States Congress in 1996, President Barack Obama promised that he would continue to allow religious institutions to enjoy protections by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits Congress from creating a “law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It is not clear why President Obama felt it was necessary to clarify that he would not encourage an attack on the first amendment, although critics note that...
  • [SCOTUS rulings] Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined

    06/27/2013 3:17:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/13 | Hadley Arkes
    These decisions, handed down by the Court today, affect to be limited in their reach, but they are even worse than they appear, and they cannot be cabined. They lay down the predicates for litigation that will clearly unfold now, and with short steps sure to come, virtually all of the barriers to same-sex marriage in this country can be swept away. Even constitutional amendments, passed by so many of the states, can be overridden now. The engine put in place to power this drive is supplied by Justice Kennedy’s “hate speech,” offering itself as the opinion of the Court...