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  • Justices Say Utah Doesn't Have to Recognize Gay Marriages

    07/18/2014 5:09:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday said Utah is not required to recognize the marriages of roughly 1,000 same-sex couples there while state officials pursue appeals. The court’s order was two sentences long and said only that a lower court’s ruling “is stayed pending the final disposition of the appeal” by the federal appeals court in Denver. Friday’s order came in a different case, one concerning the status of what the state calls “interim marriages,” meaning those entered into during that period in December and January when same-sex marriage was briefly allowed. The case seeking recognition of the 1,000...
  • Republican governors signal shift on gay marriage in bid to attract voters

    07/13/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 12 2014 | The Guardian
    Deep in the Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of evolving views among Republican governors on gay marriage. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition – in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values. "I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's...
  • Homosexuals Destroy Israeli Messianic Business [in Israel!]

    07/12/2014 3:51:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    Israel Today ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
    The Jerusalem District Court has ordered Moshav Yad Hashmonah, a community of Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, to pay compensation to two lesbians after it refused to host a same-sex wedding reception. "We knew we were breaking the law. Somebody needed to do it." says Ayelet Ronen, general secretary for the village. Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld a lower court ruling that the Moshav violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the trial, representatives of the Moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments. "We do not hate homosexuals or lesbians. We love them. We simply told...
  • Alito denies Pa. clerk's bid to halt gay marriage

    07/10/2014 4:11:53 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 07/09/2014 | AP
    <p>A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected a county official's bid to suspend a ruling that overturned Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban.</p> <p>Justice Samuel Alito rejected an appeal by Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney's appeal without comment Wednesday. Santai-Gaffney can appeal to another justice.</p>
  • Will Utah be ground zero for nationwide gay marriage?

    07/09/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/9/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, the state of Utah appealed a June 25 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which invalidated that state’s ban on gay marriage to the United States Supreme Court. If the court accepts the case, some legal experts say, it could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage across all 50 states.“Last month’s decision by the 10th Circuit was the first time a regional appeals court has made such a ruling in the year since the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to extend benefits to legally married same-sex couples,” a Reuters report read. “Legal experts say the Supreme...
  • Marriage victory in Finland! Parliamentary committee votes down "gay marriage." MassResistance!

    07/07/2014 5:34:38 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 10 replies
    MassResistance ^ | July 3 2014 | MassResistance
    A coalition of religious activists in Finland using MassResistance materials has blocked a “gay marriage” move in the Finnish Parliament, overcoming a well-funded and well-organized push by the homosexual lobby. On June 25 the Finnish Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted 10-6 to reject the "gay marriage" bill. The vote followed lobbying by coalition members and the distribution of MassResistance materials to all members of Parliament. In addition, the MassResistance video “What 'gay marriage' did to Massachusetts” was broadcast on national TV in May. This represents a serious setback for efforts to bring “gay marriage” to Finland any time soon. The...
  • Who will wind up as GOP presidential nominee in 2016? (Laff riot)

    07/03/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Buenos Aires Herald / The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    A look at the frontrunners currently making waves.Mitt Romney hasn’t disappeared from the political scene the way many people thought he would after coming up on the losing end in the 2012 presidential race. But that doesn’t mean he’s running for president — or even thinking about running for president — in 2016. Talk of a possible third presidential bid for Romney has surfaced of late, with poll numbers showing that he is well regarded by Republican voters and a growing sense within the GOP smart set that no candidate has really emerged from the pack as yet. Romney has,...
  • Ruling shows crack in legal gay marriage unanimity

    07/01/2014 3:58:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    A federal appeals court's gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts: It was the first appellate decision for gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago, and it also marked the first time since then a federal judge has argued for keeping a state ban on same-sex marriages... Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. was in the minority in his opinion....[said] creating a national mandate for gay marriage, even in states where it is unpopular, "turns the notion of a limited national government on its head," he wrote, adding later: "We should...
  • Biden: 'I Don't Care What Your Culture Is,' LGBT Rights Are More Important

    06/25/2014 3:23:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/25/2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world "I don't care what your culture is," Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory's vice presidential mansion. "Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice...
  • Romney wants Hillary's 'Three F Plan'

    06/25/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | John LeBoutillier
    Here is the dirty little secret of the GOP donor class, i.e. the rich establishment bundlers who funded the recent presidential campaigns of the Bushes, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.): They are actively trying to recruit Romney to run again in 2016 — and Mitt is indeed interested. Their first choice coming out of the 2012 election debacle was Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), but his candidacy has virtually crashed and burned — despite his desperate self-denial. Other than his uber-patron, Ken Langone, the donors have moved on. Many of these professional donors have hopes that...
  • Will Polygamy Be the Next Homosexuality?

    06/22/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | June 20, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As the battle for marriage equality rages on, a different, more obscure kind of sexual immorality is slowly rearing its ugly head: polygamy. Polygamy is defined as the "the custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time," a practice which directly violates the Biblical commandment instructing marriage to be between a single man and wife (1 Timothy 3:2, 12 and Titus 1:6). However, the secular media is increasingly attempting to normalize, and even glamorize this kind of perverted lifestyle. Showtime is airing an original series called Polyamory: Married & Dating, which follows two polyamorous families...
  • The Coming Gay Marriage Witch Hunt

    06/20/2014 2:53:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Is this the new McCarthyism? With the battle over gay marriage beyond hope, some conservatives say they fear being run out of public life for being on the losing side.The war is over. Or at least it is nearing its end. In November 2012, same-sex marriage was legalized at the ballot box in Maryland, Maine, and Washington, while Minnesota defeated a constitutional ban. Since then, bills legalizing same-sex marriage have been passed in Rhode Island and Delaware. Courts in deeply conservative states like Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kentucky have ruled that marriage bans violate the Constitution. Nearly every Democratic officeholder...
  • Letter: Polygamy should be decriminalized

    06/14/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 160 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 6, 2014 | Leslie Jacobs
    When you look at world history, and especially biblical history, you will find that polygamy has been an accepted and honorable way of life. Many beloved prophets of the Old Testament were polygamists, and Abraham was a friend of God, all while having many wives. Polygamy was once a lifestyle accepted by all. For Christians of 2000 years ago, polygamy was stopped by the Roman empire. Paul, in his letter to the church in Rome, said, “A bishop should be the husband of one wife.” He was simply telling them to obey the law of the land. Roman law is...
  • Romney tries to re-emerge as force in GOP politics

    06/12/2014 12:59:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2014 3:21 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Once fearing he would be viewed as “a loser for life” if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics. Romney has quietly sought kingmaker status in the GOP’s fight for the Senate majority this fall and its quest to retake the White House in 2016. The effort at revival is fueling whispers about a third presidential run. But those closest to Romney suggest he’s more interested in shaping party politics by lending his name and record-breaking fundraising machine to what he considers the next generation of electable conservatives. …
  • Romney backs challenger in Michigan

    06/12/2014 1:12:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014, 10:40 am | Cameron Joseph
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) is endorsing businessman Dave Trott (R) in his primary against Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), the latest big-name Republican to weigh in on Trott's behalf. "As someone who grew up in Michigan and has family currently living in the 11th District, I am confident that Dave Trott has the honesty, integrity and experience we need in Washington," Romney said in a statement released by Trott's campaign. "As a job-creator, Dave Trott knows how to balance budgets, cut spending, and fix the mess in Washington. I am proud to endorse Dave Trott for Congress."
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 10:21:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/10/14 | Ben Johnson
    DETROIT, MI, June 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.”...
  • Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker endorsed by pro-gay marriage group GOProud

    06/02/2014 5:44:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 06/02/2014 | Robert Rizzuto
    In recognition of his support for marriage equality in Massachusetts, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker on Thursday was endorsed by GOProud, a Republican marriage equality advocacy group. Baker, who recently released a web video highlighting his break with the national Republican Party on the issue of gay marriage, said he was proud to earn the group's endorsement. “I’m grateful to be endorsed by GOProud, and share their support for free markets and respect for individual rights that includes marriage equality," Baker said in a statement. "The work of organizations like GOProud, and the pro-marriage equality candidates they support, is critical...
  • Florida official: Gay marriage would cause harm

    05/30/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 1:12 PM EDT | Gary Fineout
    The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and “impose significant public harm.” Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow GOP Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal...
  • Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable?

    05/21/2014 2:16:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 05/21/2014 | By Jay Michaelson
    The cascade of same-sex marriage rulings is now a torrent, each more quotable and image-ready than the last. “Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other…and rise,” district Judge Michael McShane wrote Monday in Oregon. Not to be outdone, district Judge John E. Jones III—a George W. Bush appointee, personally recommended by Rick Santorum—wrote Tuesday in Pennsylvania: “We are a better people than what these [marriage] laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history." Indeed, after Judge Jones threw out his state’s...
  • Mitt Romney, the godfather of gay marriage

    05/20/2014 12:59:43 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 48 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | May 19, 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    The press has been in a reminiscent and celebratory mood this past week, as America reached the 10th anniversary of homosexual marriage. What is little discussed is that the first same-sex wedding license was issued only because Republican governor Mitt Romney broke the law. And he not only broke the law, he ordered every city and county clerk to break the law, too, or get fired. It is no exaggeration to say that America has same-sex marriage because of Mitt Romney. As the media has endlessly reminded us this past week, the first domino to fall in the crusade to...
  • Gay marriage: Is GOP tiptoeing away from opposition?

    05/02/2014 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 36 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-30-14 | Linda Feldmann
    A great debate is going on within the Republican Party over how to handle one of the most sensitive social issues of modern times: the definition of marriage. Supporters of same-sex marriage point to signs that the party is gradually changing its tune on the issue, as it seeks to grow its appeal among younger voters and project a more inclusive image. While defense of traditional marriage has long been a defining issue for GOP social conservatives, a recent Pew poll found that 61 percent of Republicans under age 30 favor the right to same-sex marriage. Earlier this month, the...
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • 'Do you love me?' Heartbreaking pleas of disabled boy, 6, as his lesbian mothers...

    04/27/2014 9:09:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/27/14
    ...'forced him into a dog cage and poured syrup and kitty litter over him' A six-year-old boy whose mother forced him into a dog cage then poured syrup and kitty litter on him was rescued after neighbors heard him screaming, 'Do you love me?' to his abuser, authorities said. The boy's mother, Crystal Jean Hostetter, 24, and her long-term girlfriend, Sarah Elizabeth McClain, 30, allegedly abused the boy - who has psychological issues and does not like sticky substances - for two hours on Saturday. Neighbors witnessed the treatment and alerted authorities. The two women, from Douglasville, Georgia, appeared in...
  • The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

    04/25/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Patriotic1 · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/2014 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MA, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation. The three women – Doll, 30; Brynn, 32; and Kitten, 27 – are not legally married to all the members of the polyamorous coupling, something not permitted under state or federal law. Brynn and Doll have been together since 2009. However, it is Brynn...
  • Rand Paul: On Gay Marriage GOP Needs to ‘Agree to Disagree’ [Jun 26, 2013]

    04/23/2014 7:10:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 26, 2013 2:27pm | Jeff Zeleny
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News he believes the Supreme Court ruling on  the Defense of Marriage Act  was appropriate,  and that the issue should be left to the states. He praised Justice Anthony Kennedy for avoiding “a cultural war.”“As a country we can agree to disagree,” Paul said today, stopping for a moment to talk as he walked through the Capitol. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”The comments from Paul, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016,...
  • Here comes the bride. And another one. And another one! Meet world's first married lesbian threesome

    04/23/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 144 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | DENI KIRKOVA
    The world's only 'married' lesbian threesome are expecting their first child. Doll, Kitten and Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July. Kitten, 27, is pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually plan to have three children - one for each of them. The plan at the moment is that Kitten will bear all the children - possibly using her wives' eggs and donated sperm - but they are open to other options, such as adoption. Brynn, 34, says: 'The hope is...
  • Candidate Scott Lively shocks politicians and audience at Ma. LGBT gubernatorial debate.

    03/31/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 49 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 03/31/2014 | n/a
    Pastor Scott Lively, an independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, shocked the other politicians and audience members at a televised candidate forum on "LGBTQ issues" at the Boston Public Library on March 25. Rather than join in the pro-"gay" chorus, Lively described the truths about those behaviors from a medical, sociological, and biblical standpoint. It was a cold dose of common sense that few there had likely heard before. The forum was held in the Boston Public Library on March 25. It was jointly sponsored by the homosexual lobby group MassEquality and the left-wing public television station WGBH. All of...
  • Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

    03/26/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-26-14 | DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday. The announcement came a day after an appeals court indefinitely stopped any additional same-sex marriages. It will likely take months for the court to make its own judgment about whether a Michigan constitutional amendment that says marriage only is between a man and a woman violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down the gay marriage ban Friday. Four counties took the extraordinary step...
  • Godless And Immoral Culture Embraces Homosexual Marriage

    A great evil is sweeping our nation through judicial decree. In states all over the country, bans on homosexual marriage are being overturned by Federal Courts. In most states these bans were voted on by the people, usually by large majorities. The latest state to see its law overturned by judicial decree is Michigan. Within minutes of the Court overturning the Michigan law dozens of sodomites and lesbians got married at liberal county buildings all with the media present and cheering. To believe this wasn’t coordinated with the Court is to suspend rational thought. Homosexuals wouldn’t be marrying but for...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • Alan Simpson, Western State Republicans Press Case for Gay Marriage (Brokeback RINOs Unite)

    03/04/2014 6:17:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | March 4, 2014
    Republicans from Western states are expected on Tuesday to urge a U.S. appeals court to rule state bans on gay marriage unconstitutional, an aide said, citing shifts in the cultural standpoints of some conservatives in a broad national debate. Former U.S. senators Alan Simpson of Wyoming and Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas were among some 20 Republicans who signed a legal brief to be filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver. The court is to hear cases from Utah and Oklahoma, where federal courts have ruled state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.
  • Conservative NYT Columnist on What to Expect When Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in 50 Sates

    03/03/2014 10:07:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    A conservative New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, writes that it's perhaps only a matter of time when same-sex marriage becomes legal in all 50 states, ruminating on what it might be like for those who believe in traditional marriage when that happens. The Supreme Court is likely to be "forced to acknowledge the logic of its own jurisprudence" on same-sex marriage and redefine marriage to include gay couples in all states, writes Douthat, former senior editor at The Atlantic, in an op-ed piece for the Times. This will finish the national debate but the country will remain divided, with...
  • Man adopted in Ky. by member of same-sex couple

    03/01/2014 12:14:02 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 32 replies
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has finalized the adoption of a 28-year-old man by a woman who was legally married to his mother in Massachusetts, the first step-parent adoption by a member of a same-sex couple in Fayette County and possibly the state following a federal court ruling.
  • Defining Marriage [Christians must stand with God, not Idolatrous Man]

    02/28/2014 1:43:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | February 2014 | Joe Carter
    Abraham Lincoln was fond of asking, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” his audience would invariably answer. “No,” he’d politely respond, “the correct answer is four. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.” Like Lincoln’s associates, many of our fellow citizens—including many Christians—appear to fall for the notion that changing a definition causes a change in essence. A prime example is the attempt to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions. Simply calling such relationships “gay marriages,” many believe, will actually make them marriages....
  • Texas' ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional

    02/26/2014 11:34:21 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 119 replies
    SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge in San Antonio has declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being. One lesbian couple had to go to Massachusetts to get married, and they want Texas to recognize the union. A second gay couple have a courtship of 17 years and want to get married here in their home state.
  • Americans’ approval of gays hikes by 21 percentage points

    02/26/2014 4:42:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Americans may not be able to agree on immigration reform, or education policy, or military spending — but on gays, they’re speaking loud and clear: More and more are approving of same-sex marriage than ever before, Pew Research found. Between 2003 and 2013, overall support for gay marriage has risen by 21 percentage points — from 32 percent in 2003 to 53 percent in 2013, Pew’s Public Religion Research Institute found, in a survey released on Wednesday.
  • On Gay Issue Arizona May Heed National Outcy

    02/25/2014 9:44:23 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 25, 2014 | Cindy Carcamo
    Arizona has resisted national pressure before to its controversial laws. But this time leaders are urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay patrons. TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the meddling of outsiders. But now, after the Legislature passed a measure to bolster the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the...
  • Romney: Veto Ariz. bill

    02/25/2014 4:56:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Mitt Romney on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans urging the Arizona governor to veto a bill that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing service to gay people. The former Massachusetts governor tweeted at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), saying it “is right” to veto the bill passed by the state legislature last week. Mitt Romney ✔ @MittRomney .@GovBrewer: veto of #SB1062 is right. 3:41 PM - 25 Feb 2014 1,578 Retweets 831 favorites Brewer has not said whether she will sign or veto the measure. However, a number of media outlets have reported...
  • Half of Ohioans now support same-sex marriage, poll finds

    02/24/2014 9:38:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Monday February 24, 2014 7:01 AM | Darrel Rowland
    For the first time, support for gay marriage in Ohio has reached the 50 percent threshold in the Quinnipiac Poll, a new survey released today shows. Led by support among young voters, exactly half of Ohioans back same-sex marriage, compared to 44 percent who oppose it. The new findings, which mirror public opinion shifts across the nation, represent a reversal since December of 2012, when 47 percent of Ohioans opposed gay marriage and 45 percent supported it. The change comes almost entirely from independent voters; Democrats support and Republicans oppose gay marriage by about the same percentages as before. …
  • Redefining Marriage: Proponents of same-sex marriage insist they’re “on the right side of history.”

    02/23/2014 11:44:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 19, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    In 2006, 57 percent of Virginia’s electorate voted to amend their state’s constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Last week, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled the amendment unconstitutional. In 2004, 76 percent of Oklahoma’s electorate voted to amend their state’s constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. On January 14, 2014, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled the amendment unconstitutional. In 2004, 66 percent of Utah’s electorate voted to amend their state’s constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman....
  • Judge’s same-sex marriage decision mixes up Constitution, Declaration of Independence

    02/14/2014 4:27:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    A federal judge Thursday declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring tweeted the news.
  • Pressure Builds on Democratic Attorneys General to Quit Fighting Gay Marriage

    01/24/2014 3:28:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/14 | David Freedlander
    Virginia’s chief lawyer said he won’t defend the state’s law. Eight of his peers in other states could soon join him. When Mark Herring, the attorney general of Virginia announced on Wednesday that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional and that he will not defend the law in court, he was hailed by marriage equality activists as a hero. Herring put a handful of his fellow attorneys general in a tough spot though. There are currently eight states that have some kind of law against same-sex marriage on the books and have a Democrat as the chief lawyer...
  • Sundance: Prop 8 lawyer wants gay marriage 'in all 50 states in five years'

    01/19/2014 1:37:48 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2014 | Tatiana Siegel
    PARK CITY -- The Sundance premiere for Ryan White and Ben Cotner's Proposition 8 documentary The Case Against 8 at Temple Theatre on Saturday afternoon drew one of the most enthusiastic audience responses of the festival to date. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS Sundance: Zach Braff Was Warned 'People Will Go Apes--t' Over Kickstarter Campaign Sundance: Kristen Stewart on 'Camp X-Ray's' Haunted Set, Meeting Robert Redford (Video) Daily Warm Up: Aaron Paul Talks Sundance Drama 'Hellion,' 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Sundance at 30: Vintage Photos of Park City's Biggest Stars Lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, who successfully fought to overturn California's Proposition...
  • Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex unions

    12/31/2013 3:08:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2013 5:30 PM EST | Paul Foy
    Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban. The heavily Mormon state wants the marriages to stop while it appeals a judge’s decision, which said banning gay couples from marrying violates their right to equal treatment under the law. In papers filed Tuesday, the state asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to overturn a decision that has led to more than 900 gay marriages in Utah. Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain...
  • Federal Judge Says Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Couples’ Out-Of-State Marriages

    12/23/2013 3:09:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | December 23, 2013 | Chris Geidner
    Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state for purposes of being considered married on death certificates, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Judge Timothy Black had granted a temporary injunction for James Obergefell and John Arthur in July, ordering that their marriage be recognized on his death certificate should Arthur — who was in hospice care — die. Since then, Arthur died, but the case was amended to included a funeral director who wanted to ensure that he would be protected should he list same-sex couples as married, as well as another individual...
  • Federal Judge: Right to Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Deeply Rooted in Nation’s History and

    12/23/2013 9:20:08 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 12/21/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday declaring that a right to same-sex marriage is "deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty."
  • 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...
  • Same-sex couples in Utah getting marriage licenses

    12/20/2013 2:45:50 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 76 replies
    FOX 10 ^ | 12/20/2013 | Brady McCombs
    A county clerk's office in Utah is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just hours after a federal judge struck down Utah's ban on gay marriages. Salt Lake County Deputy Clerk Dahnelle Burton-Lee says the district attorney authorized her office to begin issuing the marriage licenses Friday. She couldn't immediately say how many licenses have been issued so far. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that a law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex...
  • Hawaii House Votes to Legalize Same Sex Marriage

    11/09/2013 12:28:56 AM PST · by BurningOak · 22 replies
    KITV ^ | 11/09/2013 | Live
    Just happened, goes to rubber stamping in Senate where it was already passed and on to supportive governor. Hawaii is 16th state +DC to legalize this sin(also Oregon and New Mexico have functional same sex marriage because they recognize out of state marriages).
  • Romney: Christie 'Could Easily Become Our Nominee and Save Our Party’ [barf alert]

    11/03/2013 6:55:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 118 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/3/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could “easily” become the GOP presidential nominee in 2016 and “save our party.” Christie most recently made national news when he decided to drop a legal challenge to rulings in New Jersey state courts that declared same-sex marriage legal there. And not long before that, he changed his position on the question of whether illegal aliens should get in-state tuition rates at New Jersey state colleges. Now he backs legislation...