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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.
There have been many differing views when it comes to the Chick-Fil-A controversy, the statements made by Dan Cathy and the financial support he gives to anti-gay organizations. For me, I could care less about what he has said or what he believes. In fact, I respect his opposing viewpoint, I just don’t agree with hatred that has been ignited by religion. The problem that I have with supporting Chick-Fil-A is that it not only means we’re keeping them in business, but giving money to groups that I find disgusting, immoral and based on pure hate.
Their money has been used in an attempt to fight for Ugandan’s government’s right to kill people who are found out to be gay?!?! This is murder; Murder because of who they, we, are. Chick-Fil-A supports and provides finances to organizations that would like to see gay people killed, not just deny them the right to marry who they love. This is sick. For anyone who thinks that supporting them because of Dan Cathy’s right to freedom of speech or because of their religious ties, I would be ashamed if I were you. Wanting to deny someone something is one thing (albeit, pretty fucked up), but wanting them dead is absolutely absurd.
Chick-Fil-A’s corporate “charity” arm WinShape has donated millions of dollars to groups like Family Research Council. FRC doesn’t just oppose marriage equality, they really do HATE gays. Its president Tony Perkins has said of LGBT people:
“They are intolerant. They are hateful. They are vile. They are spiteful…pawns of the enemy.”
And in 2010 Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council claimed in federal forms they had spent $25,000 to lobby Congress on “CIVH.Res.1064Ugandan Resolution Pro-homosexual promotion.” This proposed Congressional resolution condemned the Ugandan government‘s legislative efforts to make “homosexuality” an offense punishable by death.
How can anyone oppose condemning that? But Family Research Council apparently did.
And Family Research Council gets money from Chick-Fil-A. Joe Jervis was the first to break this story, more details can be found here.
Before you support and boycott someone, something, please be sure to get all the facts. Again, Dan Cathy can speak about his beliefs all he wants, but my money will NOT be used in an effort to allow people to be murdered based on who they are and who they love. My fiancée is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and I will fight for our rights as long as I possibly can. If I ever thought that she or I could be murdered because of this love we share, I could only hope that someone, everyone would be willing to stop eating the damn chicken and stop supplying these groups the money they need to even put up a fight.
Briona, my only advice to you…RUN. This guy has got some serious creep going on here and to be quite honest, I have a feeling he loves you too much. I know that everyone says loving too much is not possible, but after watching THIS video, I believe everyone is wrong. Very wrong.
The internet and YouTube has made it so easy for people to share their emotions and meaningless bullshit with the world, and luckily, it has also made it possible for us to be aware of the creepy people who really do exist. None of the nonsense he is saying even makes sense and he seems so absolutely calm that it makes me highly uncomfortable. Still, you have to give the guy a small amount of credit for having the balls to post this shit.
A little video to cheer up my angel. I love you baby girl. Add me on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/magmaflower. You can buy “Stay Perfect. Just for me” Tee-Shirts by Aaron Jennings at http://tiny.cc/STAYPERFECT
- “My Video For Briona” (videogum.com)
- Creepy Skyrim Serial Killer Keeps Heads on Shelves (escapistmagazine.com)
- Climbing Robot Cockroach Is Creepy Cool (Video) (treehugger.com)
- Confirmed: Rachel Maddow Is Not In Creepy Buzzfeed Video Of Creepy Guy Videotaping Sunbathers (mediaite.com)
When I saw the title ”Want to date a gentleman? Head to West Hollywood: The top ten U.S. cities to find ‘sensitive’ men,” I literally laughed my ass off. Of course you’re bound to find a sensitive guy in WeHo; The town is overpopulated with gay men. I live in West Hollywood and yes I am gay. Although it is true that the entire city isn’t occupied by homosexuals, it is well-known that a good majority are gay.
Glamourous?! This has to be a mistake. Clearly the person who discovered these findings has never set foot in West Hollywood, CA. This is more of a place for women to find fags to hag, than the loves of their lives. Either way this proves that stereotypes are true:
1. Gay men are more sensitive than the average ‘Joe’
2. Women really are desperate and searching for love in all the wrong places
ROMEO, ROMEO: TOP TEN CITIES FOR SENSITIVE MEN
- Maher Declares ‘Hate’ for Gingrich’s ‘F—— Guts,’ Santorum ‘Obsessed With Gay Sex’ (newsbusters.org)
- Arsonists assault West Hollywood (pinkbananaworld.com)
- West Hollywood Relaunches GoGayWestHollywood.com; Gay Travel Site is Smarter, Sexier and More Stylish than Ever (Just Like Our Visitors) (prweb.com)
- The Virgin Mary Has Been Hanging Out At Gay Bars, Specifically: Hamburger Mary’s (practikel.com)
- Casebolt & Smith Bring ‘O(h)’ To West Hollywood (laist.com)
- Bill Maher Talks About Rick Santorum’s Obsession with Gay Sex and Sweater Vests: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- You: Rapper ‘Tyler, the Creator’ arrested in West Hollywood for vandalism at The Roxy Theatre (washingtonpost.com)
This article is very intriguing and very well written. If you have the time, I suggest you take a look. The quote that caught my attention and drew me in, was
“Scientists say that the brain chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness—which gives new meaning to…”
The link above takes you to a site that has GREAT signs FOR gay marriage. Most people are familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church and their signs:
The ones on the website above are in response to many like these, from all over. Except, they aren’t so harsh, cruel and without class.