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  • Rep. Weber at U.S. Capitol: 'Father, We Have Trampled' on 'Holy Matrimony' and 'Called It an ...

    04/29/2017 11:55:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Rep. Weber at U.S. Capitol: 'Father, We Have Trampled' on 'Holy Matrimony' and 'Called It an Alternative Lifestyle' During a lengthy prayer event in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, House Representative Randy Weber (R-Texas) begged God to forgive lawmakers and judges for taking the Bible out of the classroom, for "trampling" on "holy matrimony" with same-sex "marriages," and for "killing the most innocent amongst us" and "calling it a choice."
  • GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

    11/13/2016 10:05:33 PM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 85 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/13/2016 | Benjamin Seigel
    “It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.” “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m – I’m fine with that,” he added.
  • People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

    08/06/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Aug. 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology. The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships. “Even in a country with a comparatively tolerant climate regarding homosexuality such as Sweden, same-sex married individuals evidence a higher risk for suicide...
  • Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent

    10/11/2015 6:05:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/11/15
    Editor’s Note: A group of more than 60 legal scholars released a statement last week calling on all federal and state officeholders not to accept the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision--declaring a national right to same-same sex marriage--as binding precedent.One of the signers and authors of the statement was Robert. P. George, the founder of the American Principles Project and McCormack Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton. "We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is," said George. "We remind all officeholders in the...
  • AFTER SUPREME COURT ORDER KENTUCKY CLERK WILL NOT ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE LICENSE

    09/01/2015 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 383 replies
    9/1/2015 | Self
    It happened in Kentucky minutes ago with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis explaining to a gay couple why she would not give them a marriage license.... Cameras were there......
  • Poll: Support For Gay Marriage May Be Leveling Off

    09/23/2014 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2014 5:31 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The study’s authors caution it’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent, in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The percentage of those opposed increased during that same period, from 39 percent in February to 41 percent last month. The poll of 2,002 adults,...
  • Did You Know That the Emperor Nero Engaged in Two Public Same Sex Marriages?

    09/22/2014 8:39:03 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 58 replies
    This article has an interesting account from the Roman Empire, that will enable you to understand what will happen to America when the gay agenda seizes 100 control: http://www.fgfbooks.com/Turner-Craig/2013/Turner130323.html ".....But our most detailed images of homosexual marriages come from the descriptions of Roman emperors. Nero, a depraved first-century emperor, married at least two men. He wed Pythagoras in a formal same-sex wedding by first putting on a bridal veil that made Nero the "bride" and Pythagoras the "groom." Every symbol of a classical marriage was present at this ceremony: a dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses. Tacitus, the great Roman...
  • More GOP Lawmakers Shifting to Support Gay Marriage

    07/30/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/14 | Melanie Batley
    Republican lobbyists are working to persuade GOP lawmakers to change their position on same-sex marriage and revise the party's official position that "traditional marriage" is between a man and a woman. Gay marriage advocates say their efforts are paying off as an increasing number of members of the congressional delegation are diverging from the party line, The Hill reported. "The issue is losing its toxicity, from a Republican perspective," Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland & Knight, who helped write the Defense of Marriage Act, told The Hill. She has been visiting dozens of Republican offices...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gresham bakery that denied same-sex wedding cake closes

    09/02/2013 6:24:34 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.kgw.com ^ | september 1, 2013 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, prompting a state investigation, shut its doors. On Sunday, KGW stopped by Sweet Cakes by Melissa and found the bakery completely empty. All counter tops, display cases and decorations were gone. Hanging in the window was a sign from the Oregon Family Council that read "Religious freedom is under attack in Gresham." As first reported in Willamette Week, Sweet Cakes by Melissa posted on its Facebook page, “This will be our last weekend at the shop we are moving our business to an in home bakery....
  • First gay divorce finalized in Colorado

    07/30/2013 2:27:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2013 5:10 PM EDT
    Colorado’s first recognized same-sex divorce is final. Supporters of Colorado’s civil unions law say the court ruling means gay couples married in other states can legally terminate their relationships here without uprooting their lives. Juli Yim and Lorelei Jones wed in Massachusetts in 2009, where same-sex marriage is legal. … Colorado is one of several states that treat gay and straight couples the same in almost every respect through civil unions or domestic partnerships. Gay couples are not allowed to marry in Colorado but can get divorced under state statute. …
  • GOP still struggling on gay marriage messaging (how to flipflop without losing the base)

    07/10/2013 2:55:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/9/2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II used to be on record supporting a federal constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, but now that he is running for governor, he refuses to take a stand. “You want to drag me out of Virginia,” Mr. Cuccinelli recently told editors and reporters of The Washington Times when asked to weigh in on the thorny issue. Indeed, Republicans across the country are trying to confine the marriage issue to the states, as the tide appears to be going against the Republican Party and its lawmakers try to calculate how to best limit the damage,...
  • If People Vote the Wrong Way, Judges Change It: California's Proposition 8

    06/29/2013 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 June 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    We have just seen the umpteenth example of "“judicial imperialism”, by which unelected judges through their verdicts supersede laws passed by elected representatives of the people". Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in California, was passed in November 2008 after the California state elections in which 52.24% of the electorate voted in its favour. So, here we are in the presence of legislation approved not by the elected representatives of the people but, more than that, by the people themselves. Two homosexual couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Jeff Katami and Paul Zarrillo, after being...
  • Polygamists hope Supreme Court rulings will pave way to decriminalization(Marrying pigs comes next)

    06/27/2013 2:14:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/27/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    Polygamists nationwide are cheering the Supreme Court’s rulings on Wednesday, which paved the way for gay marriage in California and federal recognition for married same-sex couples. “I was very glad,” polygamist Anne Wilde told Buzzfeed on Wednesday. “The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore. Now it’s grandparents taking care of kids, single parents, gay parents. I think people are more and more understanding that as consenting adults, we should be able to raise a family however we choose.” Joe Darger, a Utah-based polygamist who has three wives, told...
  • Redefine marriage, make government bigger

    06/23/2013 5:51:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4-18-13 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Amid all the emotion over same-sex marriage, the limited-government argument for marriage as uniting a man and a woman keeps getting short shrift. It fell to me to make that case during a discussion of marriage law and the Supreme Court with the worthy S.E. Cupp on a recent installment of “Real News from The Blaze,” and I’d like to flesh out those thoughts here. For starters, virtually every political community has regulated male-female sexual relationships. This is not because government cares about romance as such. Government recognizes male-female sexual relationships because these alone produce new human beings. For highly...
  • Charlie Crist endorses gay marriage [South Florida Media PRAISING Sodomy Today]

    05/10/2013 3:14:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/9/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Another step in Charlie Crist’s political evolution is complete. On Wednesday night, the former Florida governor endorsed gay marriage. “I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here,” the Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat wrote on his Facebook page. He congratulated Delaware on becoming the 11th state to legalize gay marriage.
  • Mass AG asking court to throw out marriage law

    03/27/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 03/27/2013 | Associated Press
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to be at the U.S. Supreme Court for arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Massachusetts in 2009 was the first state to challenge DOMA, saying the law discriminated against the thousands of couples that had married since the state legalized gay marriage.
  • SCOTUS: Oral Arguments on Same-sex marriage today [Live Thread] (Audio available by 2:00 ET)

    03/26/2013 10:05:42 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 157 replies
    Free Republic/C-SPAN ^ | 03/26/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for about 80 minutes in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which is the lawsuit regarding California's Proposition 8. Two gay couples brought suit on the grounds that the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Since the State of California refuses to defend Proposition 8, opponents of gay marriage sought to enforce it in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Generally, citizens do not have legal standing to enforce laws with which they agree. Several justices expressed doubt that gay marriage...
  • The End is Near For Marriage As We Know It

    03/26/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 26, 2013 | JP
    As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a landmark case that seeks to establish “marriage equality” as the law of the land, my thoughts turned to Kody Brown, David Epstein and Kenneth Pinyan. Brown, who appears with his four brides and 17 children in the TLC reality show “Sister Wives,” faces prosecution for violating Utah’s ban on polygamy. Epstein, a Columbia University political science professor, was charged last year with one count of incest for his three-year consensual sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. And Pinyan, the subject of a documentary film, “Zoo,” which won an award at...