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Proposition 8 is an issue that I am very much interested in seeing resolved. Being a lesbian myself, with a wedding planned for 6 months from today, I want nothing more than to be able to LEGALLY wed my fiancee on that day. Unfortunately, even though same-sex marriage was legalized in California, it had been overturned on appeal and a final decision is being considered as of now. In fact, the hearings have already begun and a decision is to be expected by the end of June. I am very hopeful that this day will happen and I will truly be marrying the love of my life as opposed to showing a symbol of our affection (at the same cost ha).
[for more information on the case, scroll to below the video]
The video below is of a young man, Daniel, who was adopted by two gay fathers. This extraordinary kid decided to write a letter to Chief Justice Roberts, after discovering that he, too, adopted two young kids.
The justices will hear arguments Tuesday on Prop. 8′s constitutionality, followed a day later by a hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that denied federal benefits to married same-sex couples. Rulings are due by the end of June.
The court said Tuesday that it would release same-day audio recordings of the hearings in both cases, the first time it has done so since last year’s arguments on the federal health care law. It does not allow hearings to be televised.
The Obama administration will take part in both hearings, arguing that laws discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation should be considered suspect because gays and lesbians have been subject to persecution.
Despite recent gains, they are still unable to marry in most states, are unprotected by discrimination laws in many states and lack substantial political power, the Justice Department said.
That argument was disputed Tuesday by Prop. 8′s sponsors, a conservative religious coalition called Protect Marriage.
While “gays and lesbians have been subject to a regrettable history of discrimination,” the prejudice has “waned dramatically in recent years,” the pro-Prop. 8 lawyers wrote.
“Aside from redefining marriage, it is difficult to identify any objective that gays and lesbians in California have not achieved,” the lawyers said, citing the state’s domestic-partner and antidiscrimination laws.
Lower federal courts have ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional, saying the denial of marriage to gays and lesbians would not benefit opposite-sex couples or the institution of marriage and was ultimately based on moral disapproval of homosexuality. Backers of the measure disagreed.
Marriage was never intended to be “genderless” and was meant, instead, to “channel potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring, stable unions” to raise children, the Prop. 8 lawyers said.
I am getting really sick and tired of this conservative Mormon telling me what I can and cannot do with, or for, the one I love. My relationship, whether deemed appropriate or not in his mind, is MINE to handle as I please. If my fiancée (soon to be wife) is in the hospital, there is not one person who will be able to keep me from visiting. Why would anyone want someone who is ill to not have the support of those who love them by their side? It’s an unnecessary way of torturing gay individuals who don’t live up to the religious standards of some Americans. I don’t know when we decided that separation of church and state was no longer working, but I can reassure you that I most certainly wasn’t involved in that vote. Oh wait, nothing of the sort ever took place, yet we still manage to create laws based upon religious beliefs.
Two years ago, the current President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, required all hospitals to treat same-sex couples with the same rights as married heterosexual couples, which includes visitation rights. This is also included in Obamacare, for those who were wondering.
Unfortunately, the presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, feels that is no longer necessary. In fact, he believes that allowing same-sex couples to visit each other in the hospital is not a civil right, but rather, a “benefit” that states can take away if they choose. While this is disgusting, there is also the matter of gay adoption on the table. This too, is something Romney feels the states should be deciding. Instead of allowing some good-hearted, loving couples or individuals to adopt children in need, the state will decide if that isn’t in the best interest of the child. Let me remind you, there have been numerous cases of children who have been adopted to heterosexual couples and are found to be abused physically, sexually and emotionally. I can see how that could be a better upbringing than a non abusive gay household.
“Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman,” Romney advisor Bay Buchanan toldBuzzfeed today. “Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. I referred to the Tenth Amendment only when speaking about these kinds of benefits – not marriage.”
A President that only supports a percentage of his country, will most certainly not be a great President historically. The gay rights movement will one day be a thing of the past, just like the civil rights movement. I’m not saying that people no longer face discrimination based on skin color, but the laws have most certainly come to their aid in since the 1950′s/1960′s and I am positive the same will happen for those fighting for gay rights.
I am a liberal, but I do not vote based solely on my political party, I vote with the individuals political policies in mind as well as their plans for America’s future. I am disgusted with the fact that people are still willing to vote for a man who does not respect a good percentage of Americans, simply because they do not want to vote for Obama. Think before you recklessly vote for someone based on ridiculous matters. This is our country, our freedom and our way of life. Vote smart.
[VIDEO] Missouri Pastor’s Controversial Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has AMAZING Twist Ending
At a Springfield City Council public hearing back in August, Rev. Phil Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church gave a speak against equal rights for Homosexuals that starts off very upsetting. This hearing was about amending the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections, and Mr. Snider decided he must speak up. The ending is truly remarkable.
[VIDEO] Chick-Fil-A Lover Speaks Eloquently About The Controversial Situation And How She No Longer Supports Them
The long and short of it– on 8/1 (the day Mike Huckabee wants Chick-Fil-A supporters to patronize the restaurant) go to Chick-Fil-A. Ask for a large water and nothing else. See if they adhere to Proverbs 25:21 and give it to you. If they do, yay! You took a few cents from their hate fund! If they don’t, well…I guess they’re proving their principals aren’t so “biblical.”
If you’re in, pass the word on, please. #Proverbs2521
Also, while I consider myself well-versed in the Bible, Bradley Hartman saved me EPIC AMOUNTS OF TIME by writing a very awesome open letter to Chick-Fil-A that helped me locate these passages. Many thanks.
With everything being said from both sides, I feel this was very well said. Do the right thing and don’t let Chick-Fil-A encourage hate and homophobia.
This YouTube user also had this to say:
A REALLY DELICIOUS make at home Chick-Fil-A recipe (called the Chick-Fil-Gay!):
Here is a video from the Republicans debate last night. Their answers and beliefs about gay marriage are answered honestly. Bachmann and Perry royally irritated me through this:
A few years back I read a book called ‘The Wanting Seed’ by Anthony Burgess. The novel was based upon a society that was dealing with the consequences of overpopulation far too late and had to deal with it as best as they could. Homosexuality was encouraged as the “normal” sexuality considering that it led to no children. Being straight was viewed as being a rebel, and having a child was seen as being an aggressive rebel who was pointing your finger at authorities waiting for them to eventually strike back.
Buildings in this place were very tall, very close together, and very tiny. You made use of everything in the room and lived with the bare minimum. Having children was seen as taking up more room than you needed. If one was discovered to be pregnant, they could force an abortion upon you just to maintain the already overpopulated species.
Food was another topic that was discussed often in ‘The Wanting Seed’. Except, there were not any fields or crops because there was no space. They had to keep just what they needed to survive. It wasn’t necessarily appetizing, but it held them over. Because of this, people craved variety, and being that they were human, they craved meat. Cannibalism became something that people enjoyed, and others feared.
The prison system was an entirely different issue. There was no justice. There was no room for justice.
As I was first reading this book I became enthralled with the idea that homosexuality had become the acceptable form of sexuality. But unfortunately, when I saw what else had become the “norm”, I quickly realized this was a disgusting place to live.
This isn’t suppose to be about the book, but rather that we are currently facing a problem of overpopulation, and it’s one that isn’t being discussed too often. In fact, I never really even thought about it until I read this book, which to my shock, was written in the 1960′s. Then, today I read an article in the Los Angeles Times that made me think about Anthony Burgess’ book once again and felt I needed to share this.
If you’re interested in reading the article, click here
Michele Bachmann has been making the rounds in the media these days, and for good reason. I recently read something that she said in response to a question about how she felt about Fred Phelps (leader of The Westboro Baptist Church). I was shocked and outraged by her response:
“I almost think that the gay community has hired this guy, or created this guy, to do what he does. He is their best friend.”
This is utterly ridiculous! Does she also believe that they’re helping the families who go to funerals of their fallen soldiers and have to face this churches condemnation?! Anyone that can justify any of this “clergy’s” actions, should not be considered to represent “the people” of America. This not only insults me, but makes me ashamed; Not for who I am, but for trying to be fair in my judgment of her.
She refers to people that call themselves homosexuals as having a “very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders.”
I think she may be holding on to this definition of homosexuality because her poor husband would have no other excuse for his closeted gayness. Maybe I’m wrong though and his gay exorcism program really is working out well. Although, I don’t think I am. It seems more fitting that he’s gay, she’s a bitch, and the homosexuals are tired of being gay bashed by an ignorant politician.
More on Michele Bachmann’s Hatred Towards Gays: http://gawker.com/5820706/michele-bachmann-in-her-own-words-gays-are-part-of-satan
“Five years ago, nobody was talking about curing HIV,” Dr. Keith Jerome said.
The idea is to extract stem cells from an HIV-positive patient, modify them so they are resistant to the virus and then put them back in the patient.
“So if the person is HIV-infected, we can provide these cells,” Jerome said Monday. “Those cells are now resistant to the virus, they can grow up and replenish that patient with healthy cells that don`t give the virus anyplace to grow,” he said.
Jerome and Dr. Hans Peter Kiem are using a two-pronged approach – stem cell transplanting and cell modification – to try to find the cure.
“We’ve never before had the ability to go in and modify within a living cell or a particular gene within that cell,” Jerome said.
HIV research with stem cells has been limited in the past to trying to find a stem cell donor who is resistant to the virus – that can be rare. But altering the patient’s own stem cells opens the door for almost anyone who’s infected.
“That means we can ideally use this treatment for all HIV patients, that’s really our goal,” Kiem said.
Thanks to a $20 million federal grant, Jerome and Kiem have begun investigating this procedure, which could lead to a new era in the battle against HIV.
“Now that we see a path forward we’re going to take that path and we’re going to move forward and try to beat through those roadblocks just as fast as we can,” Jerome said.
Scientists say while this is a new and exciting route in the fight against HIV, it could be years before results are known.
Curing the HIV virus hasn’t been much of a thought in previous years. It would be great to be able to cure something that has killed so many. The new approaches that are being tried sound promising.
I don’t want to get my hopes up, but with all this good news floating around about the success of so many different HIV tests and research, it is the closest we’ve come yet. Let’s hope the doctors are on the right track and I’ll be able to post that HIV is curable