Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON: State To Convert All Domestic Partnerships To Marriages

Via the Seattle Times: Thousands of gay and lesbian domestic partners who have not married or legally dissolved their unions by the end of June will have their relationships automatically converted to marriage — courtesy of the state. It’s the final piece of the state’s same-sex marriage law — a provision about which many couples are apparently unaware and one …

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Ill Papa Ratzinger: Same-Sex Marriage Is A Threat To Justice And World Peace

“There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union. Such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. These principles …

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Orthodox Rabbi: Hurricane Sandy Was God’s Revenge For New York Gay Marriage

Right Wing Watch has the story: Rabbi Noson Leiter of Torah Jews for Decency is blaming Hurricane Sandy on gays and lesbians, calling it “divine justice” for New York’s new marriage equality law. Torah Jews for Decency campaigned against marriage equality in New York and New Jersey, worked with Liberty Counsel and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in an unsuccessful …

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SPAIN: New Government Working To Reverse Progressive Reforms

Spain’s Popular Party was elected late last year in a landslide and they are already working to reverse the many progressive reforms made by the Socialists. Gay marriage isn’t yet openly up for repeal, but observers worry that day is coming soon. People’s Party rising star Justice Minister Alberto Ruíz Gallardón, a former mayor of Madrid and one of the …

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CALIFORNIA: Three Marines Face Charges In Alleged Marriage Scam

Three Marine corporals stationed at Camp Pendleton are facing charges over allegedly sham marriages created in part, those charged say, to evade the restrictions of DOMA. The scam was hatched when a lesbian couple, one a Marine and the other a civilian, decided to live together off base, according to 1st Lt. Maureen Dooley, a Marine spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton. …

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My Uncle’s Wedding

Just released is My Uncle’s Wedding, a new book intended to explain same-sex marriage to kids ages 4-8 who may be invited to attend the ceremony. “This children’s book is the perfect gift for any child who loves a good story and especially children with gay people in their family,” said Molly McKay, National Media Director for Marriage Equality USA. …

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Iceland Approves Gay Marriage

Today Iceland’s parliament voted unanimously to legalize gay marriage! Iceland, the only country in the world to have an openly gay head of state, passed a law on Friday allowing same-sex partners to get married in a vote which met with no political resistance. The Althingi parliament voted 49 to zero to change the wording of marriage legislation to include …

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HomoQuotable – Evan Wolfson

“Phrases such as “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” imply that same-sex couples are asking for something other than marriage. They imply that same-sex couples deserve something different or lesser than the security, protections, safety-net, and respect that married couples cherish. And they play into the right-wing’s fear-mongering that gay people are a threat to marriage, that equality and inclusion would …

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