Posts Tagged ‘ same sex marriage ’

Iowa Conservatives having a hissy fit, want drastic pay cut for justices in same-sex marriage decision

April 24, 2013
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Iowa Conservatives having a hissy fit, want drastic pay cut for justices in same-sex marriage decision

A handful of House conservatives are having a hissy fit over the State’s Supreme Court decision in 2009 to strike down a ban on same-sex marriages. So, they propose cutting the Justices’ pay involved in that decision. In short, they didn’t get their way so they’re mad.  Rep. Tom Shaw, R-Laurens, said Tuesday, “It’s our responsibility…

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On Marriage Equality: Two videos and one image on how ridiculous ‘marriage is for procreation’ is

March 28, 2013
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On Marriage Equality: Two videos and one image on how ridiculous ‘marriage is for procreation’ is

Since the suggestion was posed by those supporting the Defense of Marriage Act (AKA: DOMA) that marriage is solely for purposes of procreation, it left many of us scratching our heads. Here are three ways to display how crazy the right wing side of the argument appears the rest of us. Watch: My husband died…

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Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage ‘I’d never marry a guy I didn’t like’

March 28, 2013
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Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage ‘I’d never marry a guy I didn’t like’

With all eyes on the Supreme Court during the past two days of hearing arguments on Marriage Equality, Willie Nelson weighs in. Wednesday night, in an interview in Austin, Texas, Willie said he believes love doesn’t discriminate, “and it shouldn’t be discriminated against.” Nelson added during his interview that gay people should be as miserable…

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Rush Limbaugh comes out (see what I did there?), to admit gay marriage will be nationwide

March 27, 2013
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For once Rush Limbaugh got it right saying that gay marriage is inevitable, although as usual, there were some problems in his latest rant. Somehow he does not grasp the public’s distaste for Dick Cheney, who Limbaugh claims supports gay rights.  The GOP mouthpiece also stated that a SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality…

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Prop 8: Transcript on SCOTUS arguments, tweets and images of this FABULOUS and historic day

March 26, 2013
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Prop 8: Transcript on SCOTUS arguments, tweets and images of this FABULOUS and historic day

Starting Tuesday, the Supreme Court began to hear arguments on a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a voter-passed initiative that defines marriage in California as only between a man and a woman. The supporters of the initiative seemed to argue that marriage should be upheld solely for purposes procreation, thus disregarding any reason for same…

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Freedom guy Rand Paul on DOMA, delves into a flat tax code, not equality

March 24, 2013
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Freedom guy Rand Paul on DOMA, delves into a flat tax code, not equality

Arguments on the Constitutionality of Section 3, DOMA will be heard this week by the Supreme Court. Sen. Rand Paul (Tea-KY) on Sunday declined to say whether he wants DOMA invalidated though he did say part of DOMA “federalizes” the same-sex marriage issue which he believes should be left to the states, then went on to…

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Leader of GOProud: “It’s embarrassing to call yourself a Republican right now. I’m embarrassed”

March 15, 2013
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Leader of GOProud: “It’s embarrassing to call yourself a Republican right now. I’m embarrassed”

The Conservatie Political Action Conference banned GOProud as an official sponsor again this year. In fact, they also banned Chris Christie, so that rather displays how far to the right they want Republicans to venture. But, even as Rob Portman comes out (see what I did there?) in support of same sex marriage today, he’s…

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It took Sen Rob Portman having a gay son to evolve; GOPers should represent all people

March 15, 2013
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It took Sen Rob Portman having a gay son to evolve; GOPers should represent all people

A friend of mine, Glen Gulliver, wrote an excellent piece on a Facebook page in regards to Senator Rob Portman, an anti-gay Senator who has voted for a Constitutional ban on same sex marriages but has since changed his position since his son has come out. In essence, Glen speaks for many of us who…

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Rob Portman evolves: Now the only sitting GOP Senator to support Marriage Equality, after son comes out

March 15, 2013
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Rob Portman evolves: Now the only sitting GOP Senator to support Marriage Equality, after son comes out

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has evolved on his stance on gay marriage, making a complete about face, which makes him the only sitting Republican senator to support same sex marriage. In an op-ed he writes, “I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care…

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Yes, yes it does: Marco Rubio says Denying Marriage To Gays ‘Does Not Make Me A Bigot’

March 14, 2013
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While Marco Rubio addressed the CPAC 2013 crowd he said, “I respect people who disagree with me on certain things, but that means they have to respect me too. Just because I believe states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot. Just because we believe…

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GOPer claims homosexuality is a choice and “an unhealthy, sexual addiction”

February 28, 2013
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GOPer claims homosexuality is a choice and “an unhealthy, sexual addiction”

A staunch vocal opponent of gay rights made a claim to counter same-sex marriage becoming legal in Minnesota. Republican lawmaker Glenn Gruenhagen on Wednesday claimed that homosexuality is a choice and a form of sexual addiction. “It’s an unhealthy, sexual addiction,” he said. The Glencoe Republican offered no proof to substantiate his conclusion but brought up an anonymous friend who he…

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Top Catholic Cleric who called gay marriage ‘grotesque’ accused of inappropriate behavior with priests

February 24, 2013
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Top Catholic Cleric who called gay marriage ‘grotesque’  accused of inappropriate behavior with priests

 Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, thus giving his final public blessing Sunday. He began his papacy in 2005 and will be the first Pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415. The Pople will be departing as the Catholic Church finds itself with a new scandal.  Vatican officials…

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