Saturday, February 23, 2019

Politicians’ Immoral Behavior Becoming Acceptable

Politicians today are getting away with higher levels of disgraceful behavior. Even just a few years ago it was a shock when a high-level...
New York Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage: Remaining Intellectually Honest Amidst Collective Support

For those of us living in New York City who are intellectually opposed to gay marriage, it's been a frustrating couple of weeks. After the passage...

Conservative Party Calls Passage Of Gay Marriage ‘Disaster for the Future’

"Today is a disheartening day for New Yorkers. Some will celebrate the fact that the long-standing definition of marriage has been changed, but New Yorkers will soon realize that the inevitable decline of the family will not be celebrated.

Gay Marriage Approved by N.Y. Senate

The same-sex marriage bill was approved on a 33-to-29 vote, as 4 Republican state senators joined 29 Democrats in voting for the bill.

Gay Marriage Bill Is One Vote Shy of Clearing State Senate

The senator, Roy J. McDonald, from the capital region, announced his support for same-sex marriage amid growing indications that Republican leaders would bring it the Senate floor on Friday.
Chief District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, of the Northern District of California

Judge’s gay partner raised in Proposition 8 case

Lawyers for the ban's backers said that Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker should have removed himself from the case, or at least disclosed his relationship status, to avoid a real or perceived conflict of interest.
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker

Judge who struck down Prop 8 confirms he’s gay

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker retired in February, several months after his landmark decision that's being challenged in an appeals court. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Walker told reporters Wednesday that he never considered recusing himself from the case because he believes his sexual orientation was irrelevant in deciding the constitutionality of Proposition 8. It's the first time that Walker confirmed longtime rumors that he's gay.
In this June 6, 2009 file photo, protesters from Rev. Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate during funeral services for Dr. George Tiller at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan.

Supreme Court: Anti-gay funeral picketers allowed

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech. All but one justice sided with a fundamentalist church that has stirred outrage with raucous demonstrations contending God is punishing the military for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

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