Tag Archives: marriage equality

ITALY: Hundreds Of Thousands Rally In Rome Against Same-Sex Marriage

Breitbart celebrates: Hundreds of thousands of people travelled from all over Italy and Europe yesterday to protest against the proposed legalisation of gay marriage, and the teaching of ‘gender theories’ in schools. Gathering in the San Giovanni Square in Rome, with estimates of participants running from 300,000 to a million people, the protest put the ‘anti-Austerity’ protests held in London …

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HomoQuotable – Frank Bruni

“Now we stand nervously and hopefully on the brink of a milestone. Before the end of June, a month associated with wedding bells and wedding cake, the Supreme Court will issue a major decision about the right of two men or two women to exchange vows in a manner honored by the government. It may well extend same-sex marriage to …

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Rick Scarborough: I’m Ready To Burn To Death To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Independent: Move over, couple who promised to get a divorce if gay marriage was legalised, because one Texas pastor has taken his opposition to marriage equality one step further. Rick Scarborough, a Baptist pastor and Christian political activist, has said he would be willing to be burned to death in his fight against gay rights. He made the …

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Colin Farrell Celebrates Ireland Marriage

Colin Farrell appeared on the Tonight Show on Thursday where he celebrated Ireland’s marriage referendum and mocked the response of the Catholic Church. At the end of the clip below, he mentions the photo of Gerry Adams and Panti Bliss that was brought up in the JMG interview published today.

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Huckabee: I Will Stop The Criminalization Of Christianity By Same-Sex Marriage

“The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Branch, and it is certainly not the Supreme Being. I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand that Americans abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage. I will fight to defend religious liberty at all costs. I also refuse to surrender to …

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Southern Baptists Issue Call For Civil Disobedience Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week’s annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body of Believers stands on the authority …

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NOM’s Hate Pledge 2016 Site Is Live

NOM anti-gay marriage hate pledge site has gone live. From the press release:  The NOM Presidential Pledge was extremely influential in the 2012 Republican primary process. Not only did every major Republican candidate sign our pledge, including eventual nominee Mitt Romney, but it forced all the candidates to address the marriage issue during the course of their campaigns for the …

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MICHIGAN: Crackpot Tea Party Reps Intro Three New Anti-Gay Marriage Bills

Freshman Michigan Tea Party state reps Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have introduced a trio of  anti-gay marriage bills, two of which are so theocratic that you just have to laugh. Via Eclectablog: House Bill 4731 changes the current law covering the ability of a couple to get married in secret (“without publicity”) to make that option available only to …

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Southern Baptist Convention Leader Albert Mohler Admits: Clergy Won’t Be Arrested Or Sued Over Same-Sex Marriage

“It’s really important that you and every other pastor needs to say ‘I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,’ but let’s be honest, there’s not really a danger that the sheriff’s gonna show up and say, ‘you have to do this.’ So far as I know, no pastor has been sued successfully for refusing to marry someone on other …

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No Marriage Ruling From SCOTUS Today

Six rulings were issued today. That leaves eleven. The last day of the term of Tuesday, June 30th.

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NOM Launches 2016 Hate Pledge

As it did in 2012, today NOM will ask all GOP presidential candidates to sign its hate pledge promising to support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. “Republicans need to not just give lip service to marriage,” Brian Brown, president of the organization, told CNN in an interview. “By signing the pledge they are committing to concrete steps to protect …

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AUSTRALIA: Where The MPs Stand

Australian Marriage Equality is asking citizens to reach out to their MPs and help push both legislative chambers into the majorities needed to pass same-sex marriage. As you can see, they are still 14 MPs short, but the undecideds could easily make up the difference.

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Former Southern Baptist Head Jack Graham: Prepare For Massive Christian Civil Disobedience Over Gay Marriage

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News: Prepare for civil disobedience. That’s the message one prominent pastor is sending to some 16 million members of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, said American Christians should be prepared for massive fallout if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex unions. “We want to stay in the system,” …

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Cliff Kincaid: Christians Must Fight To Their Deaths Against Same-Sex Marriage

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Cliff Kincaid says Obama has given an interview to a “gay porn outfit” (referring to the Huffington Post.) Cliff Kincaid demands that Fox anchor Shepard Smith come out of the closet, refuses to comment on Matt Drudge. Kincaid says that marijuana use causes terrorism.  Kincaid says gay people live a “disease-ridden lifestyle.” Kincaid lectures at Porno Pete’s …

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160K Facebook Users Vow To Celebrate Divorce Of Anti-Gay Australian Couple

Over 160,000 Facebook users have “liked” a page that promises to celebrate the divorce of Australian couple Nick and Sarah Jensen, who gained global headlines last week when they vowed to legally separate should same-sex marriage become law down under. Via Pink News: The Facebook page, which sets 1 September as a placeholder date for celebration, to be confirmed if …

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Focus On The Family: We’re Ready To Launch More Anti-LGBT Bills If SCOTUS Rules For Same-Sex Marriage

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A Clue From Notorious RBG?

Every word uttered by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being scrutinized for possible clues to the coming ruling on same-sex marriage and some are seeing another hint in a comment made this weekend during an interview with the American Constitution Society. Via the Washington Post: Asked about the public’s rapid acceptance of gay rights, she repeated her view …

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HRC To Corporations: Keep Domestic Partnerships After Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Nationwide

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: HRC research shows that two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner benefits to employees with same-sex partners. And 62 percent of those companies also make domestic partner benefits available to employees with opposite-sex partners. Companies that move to eliminate domestic partner benefits, and instead require legal marriage to ensure partner and …

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Jim Obergefell Is At SCOTUS

Geidner reports that Obergefell plans to be at the Supreme Court “every decision day” until the marriage ruling comes out. Today’s rulings are due shortly. UPDATE: The Supreme Court issued three rulings today. Nothing on marriage. The waiting continues. SCOTUSblog notes that more rulings will be issued on Thursday.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“With the Supreme Court due to rule on marriage any day now, Presidential ‘candidate’ Rick Santorum says he would fight back against a pro-equality ruling. He says that states allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is a violation of his religious freedom, which is an argument a lot people made about interracial marriage in the 60s. So do couples …

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