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  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • AN ACT relative to civil marriage and civil unions. (NH)

    02/05/2009 8:11:59 AM PST · by Little Bill · 8 replies · 436+ views
    NH House Journal ^ | 2/05/09 | NH General Court
    HB 436-FN-LOCAL – AS INTRODUCED2009 SESSION09-0008 09/10HOUSE BILL 436-FN-L0CALAN ACT relative to civil marriage and civil unions. SPONSORS: Rep. Splaine, Rock 16; Rep. McEachern, Rock 16; Rep. Butler, Carr 1; Rep. B. Richardson, Ches 5COMMITTEE: JudiciaryANALYSISThis bill eliminates the exclusion of same gender couples from marriage, affirms religious freedom protections of clergy with regard to the solemnization of marriage, and provides a mechanism by which same gender couples who have entered into a civil union prior to the enactment of this bill may obtain the legal status of marriage. - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • Time to Refresh US Map of Marriage Laws (Sea of Red)

    12/19/2008 9:11:44 PM PST · by fwdude · 43 replies · 1,547+ views
  • Looking past 'I do' - Denver Archdiocese a pacesetter

    10/11/2005 5:39:23 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 8, 2005 | Jean Torkelson
    In a room littered with pizza boxes, fried chicken and soda cans, David Walker asked 30 couples to stand and make an unusual declaration of love. "I want you to turn to your future wife and say, 'It's my job to make sure you get to heaven.' " The couples grasped each other's hands and whispered the promise, but Walker was only half done: "Now, it's the ladies' turn . . . " And after the hushed whispers faded, Walker added, "Now that's what sacramental marriage is all about. Aw, give each other a kiss." "I wasn't expecting that," said...
  • Per FNC, Canadian PM ordering party line vote to approve homosexual marriage.

    02/18/2005 12:52:10 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News Channel from broadcast | 2/18/2004 | FNC
    Fox new just reported that the Canadian Prime Minister is NOT going to allow liberal party members a free vote. This, in parlementary forms of goverment, menas that other liberal party members may not break rank and vote their concience. It their system, unless a free vote is allowed, the party members HAVE to tow the party line. A free vote WAS promised... Fox is reporting that there are now enough votes to allow for marriage based on recreational sex of two adults alone. They will ATTEMPT to limit marriage to two "people". The FNC story is also corrected from...
  • Dear Mr. President! Now that the Election is Over........(JB Williams' at The Rant!)

    01/11/2005 9:16:59 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 561+ views
    I was asked many times throughout the campaign season, why I rarely criticized the Bush administration in my writings. Like everyone else in America, I had to take a side in the race, and unlike O’Reilly or Savage, who also voted for Bush, I saw no benefit in shooting at my own guy…My answer is just that simple and self-serving. Like everyone else, I had an agenda. Not so much the re-election of the Bush administration, as the defeat of socialist anti-America minded Democrats who in my opinion threaten America’s future more than any outside enemy today. The sad part...
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Holland as the canary in the West's cultural coal mine)

    12/04/2004 9:47:19 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 11 replies · 1,146+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 03, 2004 | Rod Dreher
    ..."The things you Americans are facing today, Holland faced ten or fifteen years ago," says Rob Hondsmerk, a child psychologist who directs Focus on the Family-Netherlands. "I see America going down the same path, and if things keep going at the present rate, it's not going to take you fifteen years to get there." ...It has been remarked that no society on earth was more thoroughly transformed by the Sixties than Holland's. James Kennedy, a history professor at Hope College in Michigan, wrote his doctoral dissertation on how the Netherlands went from being one of the most religious, socially conservative...
  • Rally for a Constitutional ban on the redefinition of marriage-October 15-Washington D.C.

    10/07/2004 9:53:11 PM PDT · by Seaside · 3 replies · 224+ views
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  • Bloomberg: Let gays marry

    03/05/2004 8:13:26 PM PST · by KQQL · 28 replies · 167+ views ^ | 03/05/04 | BY DAN JANISON AND DEBORAH S. MORRIS
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has for years refused to give his personal stance on same-sex marriage, told members of a gay and lesbian group that he thinks state law should be changed to legalize it, witnesses said. Members of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association said they distinctly heard the mayor take that stand Thursday night as he addressed their private dinner in a Manhattan home. Among an estimated 70 people at the benefit was Pamela Strother, the group's executive director, who said she heard Bloomberg clearly say that he thought the law "should be changed."
  • Pope reiterates condemnation of gay marriage

    03/01/2004 1:33:09 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 19 replies · 170+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-1-04 | THE VATICAN
    Pope John Paul says same-sex unions degrade marriage, adding that authorities in North America and Europe, particularly Catholic ones, must defend true marriage. VATICAN CITY - (AP) -- Pope John Paul II again stressed his opposition to gay unions Saturday, saying they ''degrade'' the true sense of marriage between man and woman. He urged Catholic and non-Catholic authorities alike to stop approving them.It was the second time in a week that John Paul has raised the issue, which is making headlines in the United States as a national debate rages stemming from a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court...
  • Gay marriage: Yes? No? [New Paltz (NY) Mayor Willing to Perform Gay Marriages]

    02/26/2004 3:07:32 PM PST · by GiveEmDubya · 59 replies · 639+ views
    Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | Greg Cannon and Jeremiah Horrigan
    New Paltz Mayor Jason West is ready and willing to marry several gay couples who want him to officiate at their weddings. "It's more than OK," said West, who was elected as a Green Party candidate, of gay marriage. "It's necessary to provide equal protection under the law." But the big question: Under the law, is he allowed to marry same-sex couples? New Paltz Town Clerk Marian Cappillino says no. She declined to issue marriage licenses Monday to two gay couples who came to Town Hall. In doing so, Cappillino, like many other local officials in similar circumstances, cited state...
  • James J. Kilpatrick: An Indecent Proposal

    02/26/2004 2:04:12 AM PST · by blitzgig · 15 replies · 189+ views ^ | 2/25/04 | James J. Kilpatrick
    AN INDECENT PROPOSAL By James J. Kilpatrick Let me quote from the text of a wretched proposal. It reads: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the Constitution of any state, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups." Incredibly, this miserably drafted resolution has...
  • Some in G.O.P. Cool to Gay Marriage Ban

    02/25/2004 9:02:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 96+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 26, 2004 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 — Despite President Bush's endorsement of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, some Congressional Republicans are cool to the idea and say they want to move more deliberately than the White House. The amendment proposal does enjoy broad support among many Republicans in the House and Senate. But the wariness among others is complicating the already difficult task of moving a constitutional change through the House and Senate. The last successful amendment initiated in modern times by Congress was in 1971, when the voting age was lowered. Republican lawmakers would have to provide the bulk of...
  • Daley Backs Marriages

    02/25/2004 12:10:20 PM PST · by demlosers · 15 replies · 100+ views
    Windy City Times ^ | 2004-02-25 | REX WOCKNER
    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley supports same-sex marriage, he said at a press conference Feb. 18. “[Cook County Clerk] David Orr can do it any way he wants. That would be up to him. I have no problems with that issue at all,” Daley said when asked about the ongoing issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San Francisco. “A lot of people are opposed to it. So be it,” Daley said. “But again, you have to point out the strength of this community—they’re your doctors, your lawyers, your journalists, politicians. They’re someone’s son or daughter, they’re someone’s mother or...
  • Campaign Starts to Recall Attorney General Lockyer

    02/24/2004 1:49:25 PM PST · by GoldenStateConservative · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Campaign Starts To Recall Attorney General Lockyer Senate Candidate, Activist Launch Recall Effort POSTED: 10:00 am PST February 24, 2004 UPDATED: 10:05 am PST February 24, 2004 SACRAMENTO -- There's another recall move brewing. Former Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian says he and citizen activist Ted Costa are launching a recall campaign against state Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Kaloogian says he's challenging Lockyer to take action to stop same sex marriages in San Francisco. Kaloogian, who is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, says Lockyer can stop the recall attempt any time by "enforcing the laws of California." Word of the...
  • Calif. to Seek Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    02/23/2004 9:13:31 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 12 replies · 122+ views
    MyWay News
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's attorney general plans to ask the state Supreme Court on Friday whether San Francisco's approval of same-sex marriages violates state law. Monday's announcement by Attorney General Bill Lockyer came after San Francisco filed a constitutional challenge to California's prohibitions on same-sex marriages. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the attorney general last Friday to "take immediate steps" to get a court ruling to make the city stop the gay weddings.
  • City-State Showdown Brewing Over Gay Marriage

    02/21/2004 1:30:06 PM PST · by demlosers · 25 replies · 245+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat February 21, 2004
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's attorney general will go to court as soon as possible to defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. A lawsuit could pit the state against the city of San Francisco, which has sanctioned thousands of same-sex weddings since just before the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day weekend. "We think it's very important to have this issue resolved as quickly as possible for the people of California, as well as for the couples who have obtained these marriage licenses," Hallye Jordan, a spokeswoman for...
  • Feminist kill-joys target marriage

    06/17/2003 12:08:51 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 176+ views ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2003 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Politicians will tell you there are certain things in America that you just can't oppose. You can't be against mom or apple pie or jobs. You can't be against good schools or clean air or low crime rates. You might expect to find marriage on the list. But as President Bush has learned ever since he floated a modest initiative to promote marriage among poor Americans, some people – ones who don't think the words "wedded" and "bliss" belong within 100 miles of each other – are willing to trash society's most venerable institution. The president wants to spend $300...
  • Marriage To Hamza Ruined My Life, Says British Ex-Wife

    02/02/2003 3:41:56 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Marriage to Hamza ruined my life, says British ex-wife (Filed: 02/02/2003) In an interview with Rajeev Syal, Valerie Fleming says that the extremist preacher who was her husband for four years and with whom she has a son has brought her 'nothing but trouble' The former wife of Sheikh Abu Hamza, the hook-handed fanatical cleric of Finsbury Park mosque, has called on him to leave the country for good. Valerie Fleming, whose four-year marriage allowed the Egyptian-born Mr Hamza to live in Britain, confirmed that she would prefer it if he left the country because he "has been nothing but...