Posts tagged "gay marriage"

The Illinois legislature's last week of the session: the horrors that await

As usual, the Illinois Legislature cops the 37th Annual American Procrastinators Award by putting everything off until the last week of the legislation session, which ends Friday, May 31. It should be an interesting, if not horrifying, week. On the agenda are everything from reforming Illinois’ dreadful public employee pension funds to gay marriage. Below... Read more »

Group pledges $250,000 to defeat any Illinois GOP legislator who votes for gay marriage

The group is called the National Organization for Marriage, which describes itself this way:  [NOM] a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. Founded in 2007 in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures, NOM serves as a national resource... Read more »

Do children have a right to a male father and a female mother ?

The case to legalize same-sex marriage seems to come down to a basic question of “rights.” LGBTQ people, we’re told, have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. In fact, they do: Everyone, no matter their sexual orientation has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex. But that’s not the point here. If it... Read more »
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Massive protest in Paris (!) against same-sex marriage.

Who would have thought? PARIS (Reuters) – Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption by June. Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the landmark... Read more »

Government now gets to decide what my values are? Pfffft

I was born and grew up in Chicago. I have attended school in Chicago and have spent almost my entire life working in Chicago. Now Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to tell me what my values are? What I’d like to tell Rahm and everyone else who thinks that government can or should dictate my... Read more »

Study: Gay couple parenting, not so hot for the kids

Chicago First Ward Ald.Proco “Joe” Moreno‘s attempt to keep a fast-food chain out of his Northwest Side ward because the company’s boss opposes gay marriage is so patently unconstitutional that it hardly merits discussion. But ignoring this stunning assault on two First Amendment rights gives it undeserved credence. By trying to block a Chick-fil-A restaurant... Read more »
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Straight talk on gay marriage

Here is a thoughtful, calm and well-reasoned argument for why gay marriage is a bad idea. Aaron Fruh nails it when he says: The argument for same-sex marriage is that a state that denies rights to romantic unions is discriminatory and unjust. It seems that supporting gay marriage has become a litmus test for whether a... Read more »

Lesbian judge refuses to perform heterosexual marriages

From Dallas Voice.com Using the example of turning young couples away who want the court to marry them quickly because they are often pregnant and desperate, Parker said she refers them to other judges because of the state’s marriage inequality, informing them that that is why she will not marry them. “I use it as... Read more »
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