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  • 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...
  • Fight Against Gay Marriage? Not if the Iowa GOP Wants Young Voters

    02/06/2013 7:19:48 AM PST · by fractionated · 105 replies
    Ankeny (IA) Patch ^ | February 4, 2013 | Stephen Schmidt
    Young Republicans in Iowa are still split on the institution of marriage being extended to gay people. But there is a growing consensus among college-aged GOPers that in order to win elections, the party's focus should be elsewhere. Gay and lesbian campus groups and College Republicans haven't exactly been friendly to one another over the years, in Iowa or the rest of the country. But there are signs that with this coming generation the trend could be changing, and for the Republican Party that could be critical. "As a young Republican, I see where the party’s coming from with the...
  • MassResistance files strong pro-family bills in Mass. Legislature to protect parents and citizens

    02/06/2013 3:48:09 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 02/06/2013 | n/a
    As the new 2013-2014 legislative session begins, MassResistance is fighting back! We have filed and are supporting several badly needed bills. Most of them are meant to restore rights to parents and citizens, and to stop the increasingly militant homosexual and transgender movement which is targeting vulnerable children in the public schools (while parents helplessly watch from the sidelines). 1. Effective Parents' Rights Opt-In Bill Docket #: HD3179 2. Protect children from intrusive school surveys on personal issues Docket #: HD2794 3. Repeal the "Buffer Zone" around abortion clinics Docket #: HD1791 4. Eliminate the "Commission on GLBT Youth" Docket...
  • Mormon-founded Marriott joins push against anti-gay marriage law

    01/31/2013 4:49:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | David Coker
    <p>One of the nation's leading gay-rights advocacy groups, the Human Rights Campaign, has formed a coalition of major companies calling for the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.</p> <p>It's no surprise, of course, that the HRC in Washington would use its considerable clout to organize big businesses to fight DOMA, the law that excludes recognition of same-sex marriages.</p>
  • Iowa conservatives renew bid to defeat judge who backs gay marriage

    08/12/2012 4:15:24 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 13 replies
    Sun Times ^ | Aug 12 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>WAUKEE, Iowa — A group of Iowa conservatives announced Saturday they will campaign to defeat Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the court’s unanimous 2009 decision to allow gay marriage in the states.</p> <p>But Wiggins, unlike three Iowa high court judges rejected by voters in 2010, is backed by a group of activists fighting their own campaign to defend him.</p>
  • Mitt Romney Supports Gay Boy Scouts But Not Gay Marriage?

    08/06/2012 6:04:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    Zimbio ^ | Aug 4
    Well, this doesn’t make much sense, now does it?? Back in June, we showed you a video of Mitt Romney from 1994, proclaiming his support of the Boy Scouts of America and his views on its gay members. CLICK HERE to see the video if you missed it. In the video, Romney stated: “I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the...
  • GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue

    08/06/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    POLITICO ^ | Aug 6 2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    When Democrats announced that their 2012 platform would include a historic first — gay marriage written in as a plank — the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence. There were no statements blasted out from Mitt Romney’s campaign. The same was true for the Republican National Committee. Romney has yet to address the the fact. The pushback came largely from social conservatives and evangelicals, who pledged to make same-sex unions an issue going forward and insisted the stand will hurt Democrats. But the comparative quiet from party leaders would have been unimaginable even four years ago, when public opinion...
  • Chick-fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Your Grandchildren

    08/04/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 69 replies
    Chron.com ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Chris Ladd
    It’s hard to read about...Civil Rights... without playing a game of ‘what would I have done?’ ... This spring when Obama described his “evolution”... I felt like I could relate... When... people rise up and demonstrate their commitment to their rights... how do you say no to them in good conscience? ... one is inevitably reminded of the Civil Rights Movement. The pattern of non-violent resistance adopted by Martin Luther King had a complex beauty, operating at one time on so many levels... The Civil Rights Movement placed the burden of black suffering squarely on the plates of people all...
  • New Scottish Bishop Could See Going to Jail Over Gay 'Marriage'

    07/25/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/25/12 | David Kerr
    Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 25, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24. His comments came just a day before the Scottish government announced it would legislate in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Archbishop Tartaglia warned that the redefinition of marriage will have “enormous implications for religious liberty.” “I...
  • Chicago Judge deciding 'Gay Marriage' Lawsuit is Open Lesbian

    07/20/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 11 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | July 20 2012 | Peter LeBarbara
    Cook County judge is member of homosexual judges group, advocated for “gay” cause; pro-family attorneys say she should recuse herself from case CHICAGO—Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall – who will rule on combined pro-homosexual lawsuits challenging Illinois’ existing law defining marriage as one-man, one-woman — is an open lesbian and pro-homosexuality advocate, according to information widely available online but which has gone unreported by the media. Judge Hall’s homosexuality is not a secret, or an ”open secret” –as it was with Vaughn Walker, the California judge who last year issued a decision overturning that state’s Proposition 8 marriage...
  • Romney... No More Mr. Nice Guy... (HAH!)

    07/15/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    7/15/12 | me
    How does Romney handle dirty campaign attack adds and whispered lies about who he is? (the purpose of which is to cause doubt in the minds of those willing to vote for Romney but not wanting to). I was working with my son-in-law and a few of his friends a few weeks back. I know those guys to be conservative to some degree or another... I wanted to razz them a little so I asked them, "so, are you guys voting for Obama again?" They, all at once, denounced that they had voted for him the first time and would...
  • Report: GOP appeals DOMA case to the Supreme Court

    06/30/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/29/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The Washington Blade's Chris Johnson reports: House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) attorneys on Friday formally appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court an appeals court decision determining the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, according to a Democratic aide. Drew Hammill, spokesperson for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), told the Washington Blade on Friday afternoon that House Republicans had notified Democratic leadership counsel filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Former president of APA says organization (now) controlled by ‘gay rights’ movement

    06/05/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Dr. Nicholas Cummings June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), who also introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975, says that the APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the “gay rights movement,” who refuse to allow an open debate on reparative therapy for homosexuality. Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and also served as a member of the organization’s Council of Representatives. He served for years as Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization, and is...
  • Has Support for Gays Cost Obama the Black Vote?

    06/03/2012 1:01:15 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 5/31/2012 | Marc Hujer
    Obama's declaration of support for same-sex marriage has African-American communities up in arms. Many African-Americans live in a culture that values strong masculine figures and looks down on homosexuality. Many put their faith in what their pastors say and what is written in the Bible, including the statement that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Pastor Dwight McKissic from Arlington, Texas, declared, "Obama has betrayed the Bible." Pastor William Owens from Memphis, Tennessee, decried what he described as "the homosexual community hijacking the civil rights movement," adding, "I did not choose to be black, and you...
  • Defense of Marriage Act heads to US Supreme Court

    06/01/2012 2:31:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 5/31/12 | DENISE LAVOIE
    A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision, the three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1996 law deprives gay couples of the rights and privileges granted to heterosexual couples. The court didn't rule on the law's more politically combustible provision — that states without same-sex marriage cannot be forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where...
  • Boston appeals court finds federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

    05/31/2012 7:21:25 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    An appeals court has ruled that a law that denies a host of federal benefits to same-sex married couples is unconstitutional
  • Another Federal Judge Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

    05/25/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    KQED (Bay Area/CA) ^ | May 25, 2012 | News Staff and Wires
    (Bay City News) A federal judge ruled in Oakland that the state's public-employee pension system must make long-term care insurance equally available to same-sex spouses and partners. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken said a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is unconstitutional to the extent that it limits same-sex spouses of state workers in obtaining the insurance. . . Wilken said the DOMA ban violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal treatment. She wrote that there was no proof the DOMA provision was "rationally related to a legitimate government interest." . . In today's ruling, Wilken...
  • Blacks help push Maryland toward gay marriage

    05/25/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | David Hill
    The nation’s changing views on same-sex marriage and new support from black leaders could put Maryland on track toward becoming the first state to cast a public vote in favor of gay marriage, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling showed 57 percent of Maryland voters would vote for gay marriage if it is put to referendum this fall and just 37 percent would vote against it — a stark departure from past polls by the firm and other groups that have shown Marylanders to be almost evenly divided on the issue. More than...
  • African American leaders blast NAACP 'gay marriage' support

    05/23/2012 2:58:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12 | Michelle Bauman
    The NAACP's recent endorsement of “gay marriage” drew harsh criticism from within the African American community for misrepresenting civil rights and undermining families. Pastor Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, said that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's “unfortunate” stance on the issue will contribute to the “further demise of the family.” McCoy told CNA on May 21 that the NAACP is “endorsing an epidemic” of fatherless households, a “tragic” phenomenon in the United States and particularly in the African American community. On May 19, the association released a statement in support of redefining...
  • US Customs Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

    05/22/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Care2 ^ | March 27, 2012 | Steve Williams
    US Customs authorities have announced that they are considering changing regulations so as to recognize same-sex parents as families and therefore allow them to cross the border into the US together. Currently, same-sex partners are not recognized under the family declaration and therefore must file for entry separately. This change would widen the family declaration and incorporate same-sex partners. The change, as proposed on the Federal Register website, says: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling...
  • Newsweek Cover is a Gift to Romney (Calls Obama the First Gay President)

    05/14/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mitt and Ann Romney are exceptionally gracious people. Even though they are on the road they constantly have taken time to put pen to paper to write to Andrew Sullivan and Tina Brown expressing their gratitude for their efforts on behalf of the Romney campaign. Right Turn has come into possession of the letter. Well, actually we made it up, but this what they should be writing in recognition of the Newsweek cover that will go down as the single most helpful in-kind donation to the Romney camp this cycle. Dear Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Brown: Ann and I...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • Romney seeks evangelical votes; opposes gay marriage

    05/12/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 12, 2012 2:54pm EDT | Sam Youngman
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought on Saturday to calm fears that his Mormon faith would be an obstacle to evangelical Christian voters, stressing shared conservative values while acknowledging religious differences. In a speech at conservative Christian Liberty University—where it is taught that Mormonism is a cult—Romney stressed their common goal of service to God and declared his opposition to gay marriage, a position essential for winning the majority of evangelicals in November. "People of different faiths like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology,"...
  • Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry. Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Oklahoma City, Romney said his position on same sex marriage is unchanged despite Obama's shift on the issue. "I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. "I have the same view I've had since, well, running...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • Breaking News: AP Headline Only: NC Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

    05/08/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute. Amendment One goes beyond confining marriage to heterosexual couples; it amends the constitution to also makes marriage between a man and a woman “the only domestic legal union” recognized in the state.
  • Polls close in NC primary, early returns in [Traditional Marriage Winning Big!]

    05/08/2012 5:26:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    WXII-TV ^ | 5/8/12
    Early election results are in for some of the biggest races in the North Carolina primary. Live Updates, Live Video: N.C. primary coverage Track the WXII12.com live wire as we post information throughout the day, including pictures from the polling places, quotes, polling figures and more! We'll also be pulling in Twitter feeds from WXII reporters. More According to the State Board of Elections website, with more than 600,000 votes counted, Amendment One had 55 percent voting for it and 44 percent voting against it. The amendment, if passed, would constitutionally make marriage between a man and a woman the...
  • Cher "Can't Breathe Same Air As Racist,Homophobe Romney" Homophobia May Have Saved Chaztity

    05/08/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 54 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/08/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Cher Tweets "@cher "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters" And again, @cher "TOO HARSH ? Thats me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better LIFE !" Finally,(Mercifully) @cher "Tell The Truth (lyric of new song) Supreme Court GONE,Women & Children Left Behind! GOD HELP US !" What the heck happened to Cher? Dumped Sonny. Too many drugs with Gregg Allman? Hired a lesbian sitter for Chastity....
  • Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Blast Gay Marriage At New Hampshire GOP Debate

    01/09/2012 2:27:18 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    On Top ^ | January 9, 2012
    Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich criticized gay marriage during Saturday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire.The issue came up when a Yahoo! News reader asked, “Given that you oppose gay marriage, what do you want gay people to do who want to form loving, committed, long-term relationships? What is your solution?” Romney and Gingrich answered that while they support limited protections for gay and lesbian couples, both believe marriage should remain a heterosexual union.Gingrich offered a two-part answer, which included the suggestion that gay couples are merely friends and that the media was biased on the issue.“I think what...
  • Santorum is Right, Romney is Still Wrong

    12/16/2011 1:50:43 PM PST · by Antoninus · 29 replies
    Steve Deace's The Vault ^ | December 16, 2011 | By Steve Deace
    At Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum challenged Mitt Romney on the role he played in the destruction of marriage in Massachusetts while he was governor. Here was that exchange: After the debate, Romney issued a challenge that Santorum wouldn’t be able to find any respected legal authorities that would agree with his characterization of Romney’s culpability. Romney, as he has been on so many other things over the years, is wrong. When I contacted Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, for his response to the exchange, he sent me the following statement: “Rick...
  • New York clerk faces lawsuit for refusing to sign same-sex ‘marriage’ license

    09/30/2011 2:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 30, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    LEDYARD, NY, September 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another town clerk in New York may lose her job for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same sex couples, the New York Times reports. Fifty-seven-year-old Rose Marie Belforti has been the town clerk in the small rural town of Ledyard, New York for ten years. When the state of New York legalized homosexual “marriage” this past summer, Belforti decided that she could not reconcile signing same-sex marriage licenses with her Christian faith. Instead, she decided to delegate the task to a deputy, who would issue such licenses by appointment. Now, a lesbian...
  • Rights Collide as Town Clerk Sidesteps Role in Gay Marriages

    09/28/2011 2:45:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/27/11 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Rose Marie Belforti is a 57-year-old cheese maker, the elected town clerk in this sprawling Finger Lakes farming community and a self-described Bible-believing Christian. She believes that God has condemned homosexuality as a sin, so she does not want to sign same-sex marriage licenses; instead, she has arranged for a deputy to issue all marriage licenses by appointment. But when a lesbian couple who own a farm near here showed up at the town hall last month, the women said they were unwilling to wait. Now Ms. Belforti is at the heart of an emerging test case, as national advocacy...
  • Same-sex “Marriage”: Accept it or Resign!

    09/27/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/21/2011 | John Horvat II
    When the New York state legislature rammed through a law “legalizing” same-sex “marriage” this last summer, countless New Yorkers disagreed with the decision. Among them were Christian town clerks who could not in good conscience sign marriage licenses for a union they consider sinful. Clauses were written in the law that supposedly protect clergy from being forced to act against their faith. However, such clauses do not apply to town clerks or any other government official. Clerks are told point blank, either accept the law, or resign. Town clerk Rose Marie Belforti of Ledyard, New York found out the hard...
  • Gov. Perry says NY gay marriage is fine by him because he believes in states’ rights

    07/23/2011 11:44:53 AM PDT · by dangus · 301 replies
    .“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” he said to applause from several hundred GOP donors in Aspen, Colo. “That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”
  • Mitt Romney's Deception:His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’

    07/21/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies
    amycontrada.com ^ | July 16, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Contrada details how Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney supported the homosexual and transgender agenda on same-sex ‘marriage,’ sexual-radical indoctrination in the schools, and societal transformation – while posing as a defender of the Constitution and traditional family values. Mitt Romney is no conservative, despite his attempts to appeal to that element in the Republican Party. He is an ‘establishment fixer’ – a preserver of the status quo at best, or a promoter of social liberal causes and institutions at worst. In Massachusetts, the establishment – protected and advanced by Romney – was uniquely committed to the radical homosexual and transgender agenda....
  • Romney rejects gay marriage pledge

    07/12/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | http://www.newsday.com
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it. Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The...
  • After Talks With G.O.P., Cuomo Expects Passage of Gay Marriage Bill

    06/17/2011 11:00:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | DANNY HAKIM and THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he expected same-sex marriage legislation to be approved before the end of the legislative session next week, and indicated that to win passage of the measure he is prepared to yield to Republican concerns for greater protections of religious groups. “I am a proponent of marriage equality, and I’m working very hard to make that a reality in New York,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters on Friday as lawmakers prepared to go home for the weekend. “I am also a proponent of religious freedom, and separation of church and state, so these...