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I just saw this on Faux News. Believe it or not, Napolitano says that gay marriage may have been effectively settled in the Loving vs. Virginia case from the early 60's.
Loving vs. Virginia
http://bit.ly/IDEpndI just saw this on Faux News. Believe it or not, Napolitano says that gay marriage may... more
President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage.
"At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to affirm same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama said in an interview with ABC News.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/09/breaking-obama-comes-out-in-support-of-same-sex-marriage/President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were... more
On Wednesday, President Obama publicly endorsed gay marriage in a television interview and took a definitive stand on one of the most politically charged social issues of the day. Includes photographs and a video of the interview.
“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Mr. Obama said in an interview that came after the president faced mounting pressure to clarify his position.
Public support for same-sex marriage is growing at a pace that surprises even professional pollsters as older generations of voters who tend to be strongly opposed are supplanted by younger ones who are just as strongly in favor. Same-sex couples are featured in some of the most popular shows on television, without controversy.
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, called the president’s statement “a watershed moment in American history” that would aid efforts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York said, “No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people, and I have no doubt that this will be no exception.”
Chad Griffin, the incoming president of the Human Rights Campaign, said that, “President Obama’s words today will be celebrated by generations to come. For the millions of young gay and lesbian Americans across this nation, President Obama’s words provide genuine hope that they will be the first generation to grow up with the freedom to fully pursue the American dream. Marriage, the promise of love, companionship, and family, is basic to the pursuit of that dream.”
This piece includes photographs and video of the interview.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/obama-publicly-endorses-gay-marriage-says-same-sex-marriage-should-be-legal/On Wednesday, President Obama publicly endorsed gay marriage in a television interview... more
As I said last night, losing on Amendment One was a temporary setback, the lost battle that sparks us to win the war. Today, thanks to the passion and the righteous outrage of so many millions of Americans, Mr. Obama has finally accepted that to lead, he must follow the will of the people and stand for what is right.
Make no mistake. May 8 was a dark day for civil rights in North Carolina, but May 9 marks one of our biggest victories yet. It’s now up to us to lead the president to more important realizations.
If we do, we’ll win big in November and his second term may well deliver on the hope everyone voted for in 2008.As I said last night, losing on Amendment One was a temporary setback, the lost battle... more
No matter what the political fallout, this is an historic moment in our shared history as a nation in our march toward full equality for all citizens. President Obama becomes the first sitting president to fully endorse gay marriage.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=35048No matter what the political fallout, this is an historic moment in our shared history... more
Sixty percent of North Carolinians went to the polls Tuesday and knowingly voted to ban civil unions. They voted to stop the handful of cities who offer domestic partner benefits from doing so. They voted to throw a wrench in the families of same sex couples and make it harder to insure their children, and they voted to deny the dignity of partners during medical emergencies or end of life decisions.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=35010Sixty percent of North Carolinians went to the polls Tuesday and knowingly voted to... more
North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.
With most of the precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent against. North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage.
Tami Fitzgerald, who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC, said she believes the initiative awoke a silent majority of more active voters in the future.
"I think it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman," Fitzgerald said at a celebration Tuesday night. "The whole point is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design based on the demands of a group of adults."
In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama's cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/amendment-one-north-carolina_n_1501308.htmlNorth Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as... more
The choice is between the 21st century and the 19th. Vote NO on #AmendmentOne.
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NC votes on constitutional ban on gay marriage
Senate heads toward showdown vote on student loansFat Forecast: 42% of Americans Obese by 2030 NC votes on constitutional ban on gay... more
2012 audio interview with Eddie Campbell, author of the gay dating chronicle 44 Horrible Dates, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=46602012 audio interview with Eddie Campbell, author of the gay dating chronicle 44... more
Rachel Maddow is hot on Unicorn Booty’s biggest story of the week, Dr. Robert Spitzer’s recanting of the entire Ex-Gay Therapy study and apology for essentially making the entire thing up.
Always one to connect the dots, Maddow and Kenji Yoshino hop right into the beef; The argument to ban same-sex marriage in California stood largely on evidence that LGBT people could switch their sexual orientation at will, and marry opposite-sex partners.
Dr. Spitzer’s landmark Ex-Gay Therapy study is quoted over and over again in the Prop 8 case. But now that Spitzer has admitted he made the whole thing up, shouldn’t the entire Prop 8 case be invalidated?
Take it from here, Rachel!
It's time for all the bullshit to end. Let's let people have civil marriage with whomever they choose regardless of whether they are gay or straight.Rachel Maddow is hot on Unicorn Booty’s biggest story of the week, Dr. Robert... more
By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, April 13, 2012 9:02 EDT
On Russia Today TV’s The Big Picture Thursday, progressive radio host Thom Hartmann confronted Family Research Institute chairman Dr. Paul Cameron and asked him an unusually pointed question: “Does it concern you that many of your colleagues in the anti-gay movement may actually be closeted gays?”
“Um, no,” Cameron replied. “Very few of them are homosexually interested. First of all, um… Most people are not interested in homosexuality. There’s not at all. A few homosexuals like to say — and they’ve been saying this now for at least the last seven years — almost everybody is bisexual, maybe some homosexual…”
“I’ve never heard anybody say that,” Hartmann replied.
Cameron went on to claim that biologist Alfred Kinsey, whose groundbreaking research pioneered the study of human sexuality, “was gay” and “pushed that idea,” making his scientific findings somehow less valid. “Most of the homosexual leadership… have pushed that idea,” he added. “But it’s not true!”
Cameron didn’t provide any source or research to support his claim, so interested viewers may just have to take his word for it.
But a wise observer may wish to note that a recently published study by the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara, found that homophobia “is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires.”
“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” the study’s lead author, Netta Weinstein, explained.
And that’s what Hartmann keyed into.
“Who’s going to sit around all day long and think, ‘Oh my God, there’s gays out there! There’s gays out there! We can’t let them get married!’ And just, you know, commit their lives to stopping gay [marriage],” Hartmann said. “I don’t think about it that much. It seems to me that if somebody’s really obsessed with it, maybe we should wonder.”
“Well, you can wonder about it all you want,” Cameron replied.
This video was broadcast by Russia Today on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
"Too Funnny!!! I would have asked him to Prove It!!!" =)By Stephen C. Webster Friday, April 13, 2012 9:02 EDT On Russia Today TV’s... more
¡ALERTA! The National Organization for Marriage pits Latinos against the LGBT community!
NOM, an anti-gay marriage organization, employed as an official strategy to pit Latinos against the LGBT community. What they forgot is that THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED! SHARE if you agree! ¡Cuéntame!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E09UI6HRg_Q&feature=youtu.be¡ALERTA! The National Organization for Marriage pits Latinos against the LGBT... more
Why Rick Santorum and The Republican Party Are Obessed With Pornography, Birth Control and Gay Marriage. They Want to Distract Voters with Bedroom Nonsense.I ask you, the reader, to consider what is important to America; social issues like porn and gay marriage, or, establishing the United States firmly on a foundation of employment and a solid economy. The Republicans are filled with an obsession for sex and sex related things. Could it be true that they protest too much about sex? It is true that we often wear our issues on our sleeve.
You can tell a lot about a person by what they obsess over. Gay hating preachers often turn out to be self-loathing gays themselves. Women against abortion may have had one when they were younger. Politicians who are waving the "values" flag are discovered having extramarital affairs if not several marriages and divorces. Rick Santorum, Republican, says that President Obama is soft on porn. Now why would Santorum bring this up? Folks. Don't we have better things to do than worry about what people are doing with their private sex time?
The reason he brings up the subject of pornography could be that Rick Santorum struggles with a sex addiction. Pornography could be his personal demon. That makes sense. But why...I ask you, the reader, to consider what is important to America; social issues like... more
“In New Jersey, we believe marriage should be as it always was intended, between one indicted, orange-faced man and a woman with high bangs and dead eyes.”
http://veracitystew.com/?p=30877“In New Jersey, we believe marriage should be as it always was intended, between... more
By Andrew Jones
Saturday, February 18, 2012 16:02 EST
Paul Babeu, an emerging Republican figure and strong border defense sheriff, resigned from his position Saturday afternoon as Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign for allegations of threatening deportation on a former lover.
According to The Arizona Republic, a Romney spokesperson broke the news of Babeu’s decision to remove himself from the campaign.
“Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him. We support his decision.”
Babeu has been rocked by the allegations from The Phoenix New Times late Thursday evening, where a Mexican immigrant named Jose told the newspaper that the sheriff and his lawyer threatened to deport him if he revealed their several years relationship.
Jose said that him and Babeu met in October 2006 on gay.com, a dating website, and that he maintained Babeu’s campaign website, Facebook page and Twitter account.
Babeu, who is also running for the U.S. House in Arizona’s new 4th Congressional District, is denying the allegations.
"If they had not Threatened the Immigrant things would have been just fine???"By Andrew Jones Saturday, February 18, 2012 16:02 EST Paul Babeu, an emerging... more
Gay marriage advances in Maryland, vetoed in New Jersey
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Italian police seize $6 trillion of fake U.S. bondsGay marriage advances in Maryland, vetoed in New Jersey U.S. arrests suspect in... more
Maryland House passes same-sex marriage bill
A bill to legalize same-sex marriage was approved Friday by the Maryland House of Delegates, all but assuring the measure will be sent to Gov. O’Malley for his promised signature.
Same-sex marriage bill passes Maryland House of Delegates
View Photo Gallery — The Maryland House of Delegates approved a same-sex marriage bill, making an eventual signing by Gov. Martin O’Malley likely.
Feb. 16, 2012
Dels. Ariana B. Kelly (D-Montgomery) and Bonnie L. Cullison (D-Montgomery) confer. For Cullison, the debate about the gay marriage legislation is personal: She would like to be able to marry her partner, Marcia.
Mark Gail / The Washington Post
By John Wagner, Friday, February 17, 3:46 PM
A bill to legalize same-sex marriage won approval in the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday night, capping a dramatic turnaround from a year ago and all but assuring the measure will be sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) for his promised signature.
After a day of emotional and contentious debate, the Democrat-led House voted 71-67 in favor of the bill, sending it to the Senate, which approved a similar measure last year. No senators have announced plans to change their votes.
Maryland is poised to join seven states and the District in allowing gay nuptials, but opponents are widely expected to launch a petition drive that could give Maryland voters the final say on the November ballot.
The state’s move toward same-sex marriage comes amid a fresh wave of momentum nationally for gay-rights activists. Gay nuptials bills were signed by the governors of New York in June and Washington state this month. And just Friday, the New Jersey legislature sent Gov. Chris Christie (R) a same-sex marriage bill, which Christie promptly vetoed as he had promised to do.
In Annapolis, O’Malley and other supporters scrambled in recent days to nail down enough votes to avoid a repeat of last year when the legislation died on the House floor.
Their efforts were buoyed by the support of two Republican delegates who announced their support of the legislation just this week: Robert A. Costa of Anne Arundel County and A. Wade Kach of Baltimore County.
During Friday’s debate, supporters — including seven gay delegates in the chamber — hailed the measure as a major step forward in equal rights. Opponents decried the redefinition of “marriage” and said it was an affront to long-standing religious traditions.
“We should extend to families, same-sex loving couples, the right to marry in a civil ceremony,” Del. Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore) said in a hushed chamber after relaying her experience coming out as a lesbian. “I’m going to ask you today, my colleagues, to make history.”
Kach told the chamber that his views on the issue changed after a bill hearing last week, when he heard testimony from loving same-sex couples, including some with children. “My constituents did not send me here to judge people,” Kach said.
In the hours before the bill passed, its prospects had appeared clouded by the hospitalization Thursday of a key supporter, Del. Veronica L. Turner (D-Prince George’s).
Although both chambers of Maryland’s legislature are heavily Democratic, the bill proved a tough sell among African American lawmakers from the party, including many Prince George’s delegates, who cited opposition by churches and constituents in their districts.
“Same-sex marriage is wrong,” Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) told the chamber before the vote. “I believe that people who are gay have a right to be that, but the word ‘marriage’ should not be attached.”
Burns joined several Republicans in vowing to defeat the measure on the ballot.
One of the unexpected supporters was Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George’s), who co-sponsored last year’s bill but withdrew her support in response to what she said was strong opposition in her district.
On Friday, Alston said she was satisfied that the bill would get petitioned to the ballot, in part based on a procedural amendment of hers that the chamber adopted.
“Right now, as a state, it’s time for us to move beyond the issue,” Alston told her colleagues. “I think the community needs to vote on this.”
Friday night’s vote marks a victory for O’Malley, who previously supported civil unions as an alternative to same-sex marriage. The governor agreed to sponsor this year’s in bill in July, in the wake of its failure in the House last year.
O’Malley said his reworked legislation provided greater protections for religious organizations opposed to gay nuptials.
During debate Friday, delegates rejected a proposed amendment, 78 to 45, to legalize civil unions rather than same-sex marriage.
This month, a federal appeals court also declared California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, saying it was a violation of the equal rights of gay and lesbian couples.
.. Washington Post... . Maryland House passes same-sex marriage bill A bill... more
Santorum thinks that his marriage will be preserved if he bans gays from getting married. Why is that?
Based on the comments by Santorum below, wouldn't it make better sense to outlaw divorce? The "value voters" seem to have cornered the market on what is right and wrong. Yet, they tend to single out gays instead of divorce. Why is that? According to...Santorum thinks that his marriage will be preserved if he bans gays from getting... more
I have nothing against idiots having an opinion. Shucks, if it weren’t for idiots having opinions, there’d be no Fox News and the Fox & Friends Morning Crew would have to resort to selling their bodies for medical experiments.
So don’t get me wrong. Idiots have the perfect right to spout their idiotic viewpoints in the media. That’s what’s great about the First Amendment. Even idiots can express their political beliefs.
So I won’t take CNN to task for providing op-ed space Sunday morning to an idiot by the name of Reverend Kenneth Hutcherson, who tends to his flock at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington. He’s upset that his state is about to become the latest to allow gay marriage. His bio says he even played middle linebacker in the NFL. They always mention that when they talk about this guy, as if it bolstered his credentials as a “real man”. However, “played in the NFL” can mean many things. In this case, he was a special teams player for the Dallas Cowboys in 1974. He was traded to San Diego in 1975, where he was waived by the Chargers and picked up by Green Bay, where he missed the entire season due to injuries. In 1976, the new Seattle Seahawks claimed him in the expansion draft, and he suffered a career-ending knee injury in the final pre-season game.
So, let’s be clear on what we’re saying when we say he was a “star NFL linebacker.” Because that’s a lie. And lies make the baby Jesus cry.
http://deepbrainmedia.com/2012/02/12/why-does-the-nice-reverend-want-god-to-kill-the-gay-folks/I have nothing against idiots having an opinion. Shucks, if it weren’t for... more