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It’s Not a Gay Issue

Posted on November 27, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Staight People Support Equality – From OpenLeft.com

I knocked on doors and called in Maine, (0.00 / 0)and I used the script, but I never felt all that honest about it. I don’t support gay marriage because I’m so fond of gays–I don’t have gay friends or family–and I don’t support gay marriage because I’m so fond of marriage–though I am.

I support gay marriage because I support equal rights. I took my 4-year-old son to a rally, and explained to him that while a woman is allowed to marry a man, a man is not allowed to marry that very same man … just because he’s a boy.

That pissed him right off. How come a girl can marry Bill, but he isn’t allowed?

I guess I’m in a tiny fraction of a solipsistic minority, but I don’t see this is a gay issue. I don’t work on this issue for anyone except myself, my he’s-already-checking-out-girls-at-five-years-old son, and my country.

All of that said, this looks like a great tool. Almost as good as my personal conversational favorite: go batshit on them.


by: JoelWed Nov 25, 2009 at 15:20:04 PM CST

 

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Meghan McCain and Gay Marriage

Posted on November 20, 2009. Filed under: Great Reader Comment, Thumbs up, Uncategorized | Tags: |

A readers comment on Meghan McCain’s blog about Carrie Prejean

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I think what Ms. McCain is doing is calling out the Republican Party for *their* hypocrisy in sheltering Miss Prejean from outright ostracism in deference to her position on gay marriage.

I greatly respect Ms. McCain for her position on gay marriage, and I realize that it must take enormous courage for a Republican to express support for a gay’s right to marry the person he or she loves.

I believe that marriage is a fundamental human right, and laws restricting that right must be subject to strict scrutiny.

In other words, unless the law is necessary to accomplish a compelling state objective (and no less restrictive means is available to accomplish the objective), the law is unconstitutional and void ab initio.

I have yet to hear opponents of gay marriage state a legitimate, much less compelling, state objective that requires restricting marriage to a man and a woman. All they can say is “marriage is between a man and a woman because marriage is between a man and a woman.” This obviously begs the question.

Although the religious right and the anti-gay marriage crowd are certainly entitled to their personal notions of what a marriage should be, they must not be allowed to cram those notions down other people’s throats.

This nation was founded by people who were deeply suspicious of religiosity and the strong tendency of some people to subvert the legitimate purposes of law to further their personal religious agenda. That’s why the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of a state religion.

Laws forbidding marriages between homosexuals are analogous to the establishment of a State Religion, where marriage will only be permitted in cases in which it comports with the State Religion’s definition of a marriage.

I think President Obama has articulated a position on gay marriage that was designed not to offend a large percentage of the electorate. Although I support Mr. Obama, I think this is an unfortunate stance that he has taken, which is inconsistent with his stated desire of equal human rights for all Americans.

History has shown that the notion of human rights evolves with societal norms. At one time, slavery was not only legal, it was considered by many to be a moral good. Less than 50 years ago, a black man and a white woman could be imprisoned in America for up to five years for the “crime” of interracial marriage.

The day will come when the U.S. Supreme Court recognizes that anti-gay marriage laws operate to deny gay citizens their 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the laws, and identifies the right of gay citizens to marry the person of their choice to be a fundamental human right.

It may not happen during our lifetimes, however. 😦

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Out & About – So stone me

Posted on September 13, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Out & About – So stone me

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What is on a marriage license?

Posted on September 6, 2009. Filed under: Marriage, Uncategorized | Tags: |

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Marriage. The word of this decade. Opponents of same sex marriage, the kinder ones, will say “call it anything but marriage”. I have to admit, at least they are willing to give gays and lesbians equal rights. I think they just don’t understand what the word marriage means to a couple. It’s a reflection of the commitment that two people have together. If you are in a domestic partnership, how do you answer the question “Are you married?” Better yet, how do we now ask if a person is single or….. what? Married? Domesticated? Civil unionized?

Marriage is a religious word. Really? Then why is it on a marriage license? I decided to look for some marriage licenses. I looked at my own. Nope, nothing there asking me my religion. I looked on the web. Could not find a single license that asked what religion the parties were. Couldn’t find one asking if they plan to procreate. But most surprisingly, many did not ask if the parties were male or female. Take a look for yourself.

Marriage is a secular word that has been used by the legal system for well over a hundred years. It seems  a little late to make a claim that it is a religious word. It’s just a word. Just because it appears in a religious text, doesn’t make it a religious word, any more than father or mother are religious words.

For information on marriage laws in all 50 states, click here.

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Teacher burns cross into student’s arm

Posted on August 29, 2009. Filed under: Don't Practice What Some Preach, Illogical, Irrational, Just Plain Mean, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

District Settles With Student Who Accused Freshwater | NBC4i.com

Teacher burns a cross into a students arm. Wins Christian Soldier of the Day Award.

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Counter-protest Phelps group: Rutland Herald Online

Posted on August 24, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Counter-protest Phelps group: Rutland Herald Online

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Is God protecting Fla. at Gov. Crist

Posted on August 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Is God protecting Fla. at Gov. Crist's request?

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Hate in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted on August 23, 2009. Filed under: Don't Practice What Some Preach, Hate Crimes, Just Plain Mean, Promotes hate, Thumbs Down, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

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“A short time later, a group of 8 to 10 children gathered at Zussman Park, across from Hamtramck City Hall. “Vote No!” the children cried. “No homos! No homos! No homos!”

Today’s Hate Speech award goes to a resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan who wears a Northwest Airlines uniform.

Warning: What you are about to read is not for the faint of heart. This is the face of hate. This is the fear that gays and lesbians live with, especially teens. This is unChristian, unhuman, revolting and reprehensible. (more…)

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NY LGBT youth center names residence for Bea Arthur

Posted on August 20, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

NY LGBT youth center names residence for Bea Arthur

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Fredericksburg.com – I say there’s nothing wrong with gay marriage

Posted on August 13, 2009. Filed under: Role Model?, Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Fredericksburg.com – I say there’s nothing wrong with gay marriage

This is a letter to the editor written by a 7th grader. It was written four years ago. Which makes it even better. Her science isn’t quite right. But her heart and values are right on target. (more…)

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