Tag Archives: Proposition 8

NOM Claims “Momentum” For Its Hate March On The Supreme Court

NOM is claiming that its hate march on the Supreme Court is “generating excitement and enthusiasm.”  That’s what they’re telling Catholic News Agency. Neither the schedule nor the official route of the upcoming March for Marriage has been made public, but information will be added to the march website, marriagemarch.org, as it becomes available.vDespite the limited amount of information released …

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HomoQuotable – Robert Oscar Lopez

“There is no contest here. The child comes first. In any ethically grounded discussion, same-sex marriage is dead on arrival. Why, then, are we still having a debate about same-sex marriage? Why is Hollingsworth even an issue? The problem is metaphor, which keeps getting in the way. Whatever same-sex marriage is, that’s not what gays are after. They are after …

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Promo Video: SCOTUS Rallies

From JMG reader Sean Chapin, here’s a new promotional video for the Supreme Court rallies planned around the nation next month. Go to Light The Way To Justice for more information.

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New Flyer From NOM

Jeremy Hooper writes at Good As You: “It’s really kind of funny that they are showing the logos from five groups that all have direct ties to NOM (Ruth Institute is a NOM offshoot; ActRight is Brian Brown’s side project; APP is NOM co-founder Robby George’s org, where Maggie Gallagher now works; NOM Comm. Director Thomas Peters works at CatholicVote.”  …

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These Nine People

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Churches Files Prop 8 Brief

The Mormon Church, the Southern Baptists Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Orthodox Jewish Union, and a sect of the Lutheran Church have filed a joint Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8.  Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: The brief offers three major reasons for why the Supreme Court should uphold Prop 8, which the court …

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Harry Jackson Files Prop 8 Brief

“Bishop” Harry Jackson has filed a Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8. Jackson is being represented by Brian Brown’s ActRight Legal Foundation, which is headed by Tea Party lawyer Cleta Mitchell, who in 2011 argued NOM’s battle to evade financial disclosure in Minnesota. You may recall that Mitchell told Minnesota’s election board that rabid homofascists will physically …

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Eugene Delgaudio Files Prop 8 Brief

Today Eugene Delgaudio joined a large coalition of anti-gay, Christianist, and gun groups in filing a Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8. Sadly, the brief does not open with “It was a dark and stormy night.” It does, however, cite that bit in the Bible that calls for homosexuals to be put to death. And there’s this: …

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Mixner & Jones: LGBT Community Should Also Demonstrate At Supreme Court

As we learned on Saturday, the National Organization for Marriage is planning a “march on the Supreme Court” on the day the Justices begin hearing arguments on their two same-sex marriage cases. Legendary gay activists David Mixner and Cleve Jones are suggesting a demonstration for the LGBT community too. The pair has co-authored a column for The Advocate. We have …

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Homocons File Prop 8 Brief

Self-loathing homosexuals David Benkof, Doug Mainwaring, and Robert Oscar Lopez have jointly filed a Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8.  Here’s an excerpt: Note that this repulsive trio cites several articles from fellow homocon writer Jonathan Rauch as well as the French homocon group HomoVox, whose videos have been posted by NOM.  If you are unfamiliar with …

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Conference Of Catholic Bishops Files SCOTUS Briefs On DOMA & Prop 8

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today filed Supreme Court briefs against the overturn of DOMA and Proposition 8. From their DOMA brief: The USCCB brief in United States v. Windsor says that “there is no fundamental right to marry a person of the same sex.” The brief also states that “as defined by courts ‘sexual orientation’ is not …

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Catholic Group Files Prop 8 Brief

Catholics for the Common Good has filed a Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8, claiming that doing so constitutes “an attack on religion.” Here’s an excerpt from their summation: When the courts below held the People of California violated the Constitution when they voted to reaffirm the unique biological and cultural status of the only civil institution …

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Westboro Files Prop 8 Brief

Westboro Baptist Church has filed a Supreme Court amicus brief against the repeal of Proposition 8. Note that their brief supports “neither party” in the case.   For your amusement, check out Westboro’s legal citations to support their case. This can only help us. (Via Good As You)

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Protect Marriage: WE’RE BROKE

Protect Marriage, the primary backers of Proposition 8, is reportedly so in debt to their lawyers that it may affect their ability to defend their Supreme Court case. ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – …

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FRC Files Proposition 8 Brief

The Family Research Council, in partnership with the anti-gay Thomas More Society, has filed Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8. As they did with their DOMA brief, they argue that Proposition 8 is not intended to discriminate against gay people. Even assuming, for purposes of disparate impact analysis, that sexual orientation is to be treated in the …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the New York Times: Now that Mr. Obama has declared that he believes denying gay people the right to wed is not only unfair and morally wrong but also legally unsupportable, the urgent question is how he will translate his words into action. To start, he should have his solicitor general file a brief in the Proposition 8 case …

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Petition Of The Day

From Equality California: When the President acknowledges your love during his inaugural address, when he makes your equality a benchmark of America’s promise, when he draws commonality from our struggle for dignity and justice to Seneca Falls and Selma, it is impossible not to surge with gratitude and wonder at the progress we have made within the span of a …

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Prop 8 Backers File First SCOTUS Brief

Today the legal team representing Protect Marriage, the backers of Proposition 8, filed their first brief at the Supreme Court. Chris Geidner has the story at Buzzfeed: Arguing that the case brought by same-sex couples seeking to marry was unlike past gay rights cases where the court struck down anti-gay restrictions and also unlike Loving v. Virginia, in which the …

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SCOTUS Marriage Action Announced

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Which States Could Be Next?

Over at Buzzfeed, reporter Chris Geidner breaks down the possibilities.

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