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  • Schumer announces his daughter is marrying another woman

    06/24/2018 7:35:35 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/2018 | By Elizabeth Rosner and Linda Massarella
    Sen. Chuck Schumer used the occasion of Sunday’s NYC Pride March to announce that his daughter, Alison, will be marrying her fiancée, Elizabeth Weiland. The women plan to walk down the aisle on Nov. 18. “Marching in the #NYCPride Parade has special meaning this year as I am marching with my daughter Alison and her wonderful fiancée Biz! #HappyPride,” tweeted the politician, who wore a lavender shirt to the pride parade.[SNIP]
  • Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon, Jim Obergefell

    06/18/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Jim Obergefell, the man whose name will be forever associated with the institution of genderless marriage in the United States, said he “was heartbroken and devastated,” by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.   But more than that, Obergefell is frightened.  Very frightened. It’s not the actuality of the ruling that scares him; it’s the boogeymen he has concocted in order to shoo away any second guessing about the high court’s judgement in his favor three years ago.   “After deciding in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges,” asked Obergefell in a commentary...
  • Religious Liberty: Not A Piece Of Cake [Write Me a Wedding Invitation] [ed]

    06/08/2018 9:37:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 8, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Well, as a reader points out, we have our first court ruling on religious liberty since Masterpiece Cakeshop. An Arizona appeals court even cited the ruling in its own ruling against two Phoenix calligraphers who said that doing same-sex wedding invitations was a violation of their constitutionally protected religious beliefs. Here’s a link to a PDF of the full text of the ruling. Excerpts:
  • Lance Bass and husband have chosen a surrogate

    06/04/2018 2:43:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 4, 2018 | Leah Bitsky
    Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin are one step closer to becoming parents. “We found the most amazing doctor, surrogate, everything is just great,” the former NSYNC member told People. “It’s happening, and it’s happening quick.” The couple wants to be “very” involved with the surrogate process every step of the way. “She lives close to us so we’ll be able to see her and be a part of her life and she’s going to be a part of our life the rest of our lives,” Bass said.
  • Judge Nap: SCOTUS Ruling in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Is 'Dangerous'

    06/04/2018 10:52:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | As seen on America's Newsroom
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  • Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake

    06/04/2018 7:26:16 AM PDT · by hercuroc · 271 replies
    Cnbc.com
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narow victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
  • Neil Gorsuch’s Question Is Key To Unlocking The Upcoming Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

    05/30/2018 9:24:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5-30-18 | Jeremiah Keenan
    The Supreme Court’s decision on Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop is expected in the next two to three weeks. While the outcome could surprise us all, the result both sides of the political spectrum predict is a substantial win for the Left packaged as a favorable verdict for the Right. That is, the court will rule “for” Phillips but against his cause. The reason is pretty simple: Justice Anthony Kennedy is the swing vote, and in the oral arguments last December, his mind seemed made up. Kennedy knows that if Phillips’ speech as a cake artist is protected, then...
  • VIDEO: USS Milwaukee Launches Hellfires in LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Test

    05/16/2018 3:52:24 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11, firing four longbow hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. US Navy photo. The Navy completed the first phase of its Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) developmental testing for the Littoral Combat Ship program, with a May 11 live-fire test of the missile off USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). Milwaukee fired four AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) targets in a complex warfighting environment, according to a Navy news release. The SSMM consists...
  • Emerging Consensus on LGBT Issues: Findings From the 2017 American Values Atlas

    05/01/2018 11:33:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    PRRI ^ | 05.01.2018 | PRRI
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that same sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, support for same-sex marriage has increased substantially. Currently, more than six in ten (61%) Americans say gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry legally, while only about half as many (30%) are opposed. Strength of support for same-sex marriage has increased dramatically over the past decade, while strength of opposition has fallen in nearly equal measure. Today, Americans who strongly favor same-sex marriage outnumber those who strongly oppose it by more than a two-to-one margin (30% vs. 14%). In 2007,...
  • John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

    04/29/2018 8:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.” The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.” “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”
  • Lesbian couple who plunged to their deaths with their adoptive children fled the Ku Klux Klan...

    04/03/2018 6:58:36 AM PDT · by fwdude · 152 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 April 2018 | Ryan Parry, Grant Hodgson and Alan Butterfield
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian couple who plunged to their deaths with their six adoptive black children fled their Minnesota home after the Ku Klux Klan left a burning cross in their yard, neighbor reveals The lesbian couple who died alongside at least three of their adopted children when their truck inexplicably drove off a California cliff had fled a former home after being targeted by the Ku Klux Klan, it has been claimed. Married Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, were living in Alexandria, Minnesota when they and their African American youngsters allegedly became a target of the hate group,...
  • Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media [Miami FL]

    02/10/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    WCMH, NBC 4, Columbus OH ^ | Published: February 10, 2018, 6:47 am | Updated: February 10, 2018, 9:45 am | NBC 4 Staff
    Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook. On Thursday, Morffi was fired. In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a “difficult and necessary” decision. Nearly a dozen parents who had children in Morffi’s class came to the school to protest her firing. The parents called her a “great teacher”...
  • Irish Government Threatens Catholic Marriage Agency Over Gay Couples

    01/28/2018 5:40:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/26/18 | Staff Reporter
    A marriage counselling service could be forced to close unless it accepts same-sex spousesThe Irish government has threatened to stop funding the bishops’ marriage counselling agency unless it changes its policy to accept gay couples. Accord, an agency of the Irish bishops’ conference, received Ł1.4 million in state funding last year and could potentially be forced to close if such funding is withdrawn. said that Tusla, the government’s childcare agency, has said that any agency it funds must make its services “accessible to everyone”. A new agreement has been sent to state-funded counselling services including Accord. In England and Wales...
  • Clerk who denied marriage licenses files for re-election [Kim Davis]

    01/08/2018 9:52:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2018 12:05 PM EST
    A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election. Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State’s website. She had announced in November she planned to seek a second term. Davis caused an international uproar when she stopped issuing marriage licenses in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws banning same-sex unions. …
  • Man who defended same-sex marriage in viral video to run for Iowa state Senate

    12/26/2017 8:04:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26th December 2017 | Avery Anapol
    A man whose speech defending same-sex marriage went viral in 2011 has announced his bid for an Iowa State Senate seat. Zach Wahls, who was 19 when he made the viral video, gave a powerful speech to the Iowa House of Representatives’s Judiciary Committee about growing up with two moms. The video was YouTube’s most-watched political video that year. Wahls, now 26, is running as a Democrat to fill the Iowa State Senate seat for the 37th District, which will be vacated by Democrat Bob Dvorsky, who is not seeking reelection. Wahls announced his campaign on Twitter on Dec. 21,...
  • Liberal NY Orthodox synagogue to stop announcing LGBT weddings after complaints

    12/13/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    A flagship liberal Orthodox synagogue in New York will stop congratulating same-sex couples on their weddings following a complaint by the Orthodox Union. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx will no longer announce the weddings of its LGBT members in its newsletters in accordance with a policy dictated by the OU, the largest association of Orthodox synagogues in the United States. The policy was set out this month in response to complaints from other member synagogues, which take a harder line on opposing same-sex marriage. Orthodox Jewish law, or halacha, prohibits same-sex marriage, and Orthodox rabbis are not...
  • Student group at a Catholic university persecuted for its support of traditional marriage

    12/12/2017 9:45:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 11, 2017 | Coy Westbrook, Texas A&M
    Love Saxa stands it ground It is rare to find students at modern American colleges that are fiercely committed to the traditional view of marriage as a lifelong institution involving one man and one woman.One such group of students exists at Georgetown University–a Catholic institution. Yet it was recently subjected to a barrage of criticism and activist efforts that very nearly cost it its official status as a university organization, and it continues to be targeted by opponents.This fall, Love Saxa, a student group committed to the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, was accused of being a “hate group” because it did...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the child’s conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were “married” chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mother’s “ex-spouse,” who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...
  • No, Forcing Jews To Bake Swastika Cakes Is Not Like Forcing Homophobes To Bake Gay Cakes

    12/08/2017 10:57:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 161 replies
    The Forward ^ | Jenny Singer | December 8, 2017
    New Year’s resolutions: get outdoors more often, read more books, and stop hanging out with people who only bring up the Holocaust as a way to illustrate unrelated arguments and never to talk about the systematic murder of six million Jews. This week the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune published an editorial, “Wedding Cakes And Conscience,” contending that a baker in Colorado being forced to design a wedding cake for a gay couple would constitute a violation of his freedom of expression. To illustrate the point, the Tribune encouraged readers to understand Colorado baker Jack Phillips’ predicament, saying, “imagine...
  • Australia legalises same-sex marriage

    12/07/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th December 2017 | Roje Adaimy and Paul Osborne
    Australia's first legal same-sex marriages will go ahead in January after a marathon session of parliament passed laws. Same-sex couples will be able from this Saturday lodge a notice of intended marriage to start the minimum notice period required before their marriages can be solemnised from January 9. Only four MPs in the House of Representatives voted against a private bill on Thursday, just more than a week after it was agreed to by the Senate. It went through unchanged, after 56 hours of parliamentary debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions, including for religious organisations, civil...