Tag Archives: Proposition 8

Barney Frank On Justice Antonin Scalia

“I was glad that he made clear what’s been obvious, that he’s just a flat out bigot. I’d previously said he was a homophobe. And Fox and the rightwing said, ‘Oh just because he’s not for same-sex marriage? And I said, ‘No, let me be very clear. That’s not it. This is a man who has said you should go …

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Is Justice Scalia’s Son An “Ex-Gay”?

In an article about Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent comments on homosexuality, the Los Angeles Times delivers a fascinating nugget about Scalia’s son. The notion that there are no homosexual people, just homosexual acts, is an ancient one. Until recently it was the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church. Scalia’s son Paul, a Catholic priest who has served as chaplain to …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Washington Post: In striking down both laws, the Supreme Court could adopt the logic of the various appeals courts, or it could find other legally acceptable ways to avoid a sweeping ruling just yet. Same-sex couples could then marry in California, and married same-sex couples across the country could obtain federal benefits — but other states would have …

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Totally Not-Gay Never-Married Sen. Lindsey Graham On Gay Marriage

(Via Think Progress)

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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GOP Silent On SCOTUS Decisions

Politico today notes that thus far the leadership of the Republican Party has not uttered a peep about Friday’s Supreme Court decisions.  Hate groups, naturally, are disappointed. House Republican leaders had a uniform response to the Supreme Court’s decision to take up gay marriage: silence. The high court’s decision last week to hear two cases relating to same-sex marriage puts …

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Justice Antonin Scalia Compares Gay Sex To Bestiality And Murder (AGAIN)

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia repeated one of his most famously foul comparisons. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be …

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Maggie Gallagher: We’ll Lose On DOMA

“To strike down Prop 8 on ‘narrow grounds’ proposed by the 9th Circuit is so intellectually dishonest that if that is what the Court wished to do I think they would have refused to hear the case. I think Kennedy will overturn DOMA (perhaps joined by Roberts) and then uphold the right of states to refuse to accept gay marriage …

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Worried About SCOTUS?

For the “Yes, we should worry” side, here’s noted journalist Linda Hirshman, the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. In 1996 Justice Anthony Kennedy, still rumored to be the swing vote this time, wrote a groundbreaking opinion in favor of the political rights of gays. In 2003, the Supreme Court threw out the remaining state laws making sodomy criminal. …

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Brian Brown: I’m Thrilled That SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Cases

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Archbishop Of SF Prays For SCOTUS

“I pray the court will affirm the fact that the institution of marriage, which is as old as humanity and written in our very nature, is the union of one man and one woman. Marriage is the foundation of a just society, as it protects the most vulnerable among us, children. It is the only institution that unites children with …

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About The Coming SCOTUS Cases

“By taking these cases, the Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our most cherished values by preserving the American people’s right to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Those who persist in forcing their preferred redefinition of marriage on the country by rule of law stand squarely against everything on which this country was …

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George Will: The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Literally Dying

This from the man whom many characterize as one of America’s leading conservative thinkers. The full discussion from this morning’s show is here.

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SF Officials React To SCOTUS

Video by JMG reader Sean Chapin.

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FOTF Reacts To SCOTUS Decisions

“The Supreme Court’s decision today to determine whether the Constitution allows state and federal government to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman is a welcome development. When the executive branch of the government is no longer willing to defend its own law, the final arbiter must be the highest court in the land. Today’s announcement …

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NOM Reacts To SCOTUS Decisions

“We believe that it is significant that the Supreme Court has taken the Prop 8 case. We believe it is a strong signal that the Court will reverse the lower courts and uphold Proposition 8. That is the right outcome based on the law and based on the principle that voters hold the ultimate power over basic policy judgments and …

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AFER Reacts To Prop 8 Decision

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Protect Marriage Celebrates

“The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Today we scored a MAJOR victory for traditional marriage in the Supreme Court of the United States!! Just moments ago, the Supreme Court GRANTED our petition seeking the Court’s review of the Ninth Circuit’s erroneous decision striking down California’s Proposition 8. Thankfully, now we finally have a fighting chance at a …

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SCOTUS Reactions

MA Attorney General Martha Coakley We believe that the First Circuit’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act was correct and we look forward to the time when that discriminatory law is conclusively invalidated. Though the Supreme Court has chosen to take up the issue of DOMA’s constitutionality in another case – Windsor v. United States – my office …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Proposition 8 & Windsor DOMA Cases

SCOTUSblog weighs in: Trying to sort this all out, it is clear that the Court has agreed to consider the merits case in Prop. 8, because that is what the petition presented as its question, but that it is also going to address whether the proponents had a right to pursue their case. If the Court were to find that …

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