However, Wednesday's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, presents a more subdued day at the court, one lacking the level of fanfare seen Tuesday, which highlighted supporters and proponents of California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.
Inside the court Wednesday, the conversation before the nine justices will have a more technical focus, examining the story of Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old New Yorker and widow who married her female partner in Canada, a marriage also recognized by the state of New York. She now seeks federal recognition of their marriage so she won't have to pay $363,000 in estate taxes because the federal government does not recognize their marriage as valid. A survivor in a heterosexual marriage would not have to pay this tax.
DOMA, signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1996, leaves recognition of same-sex marriage up to individual states. It allows the federal government not to recognize gay marriages for taxes, entitlement programs or other legal purposes, and it allows states that don't support gay marriage to ignore the unions as well.
The potential outcomes of this case, compared with Tuesday's, could be far less reaching. While the Proposition 8 case gives the court an opportunity to impose nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage, the DOMA case disputes application of federal law.
Sacramento, California Veteran California pro-family leader Randy Thomasson, an official party in the consolidated marriage cases and president of Campaign for Children and Families, a statewide pro-family leadership organization, issued the following response to today's California Supreme Court ruling licensing homosexual marriages.
The case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, is expected to become a landmark that eventually will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Both sides have hired leading legal advocates.
San Francisco's U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, a Republican appointee known for independence and liberal thinking of the George Bush Administration, will decide whether Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage violates U.S. constitutional rights of equal protection and due process. Walker's pretrial rulings have tended to favor supporters of same-sex marriage. Unlike other court cases about marriage rights, the trial before Walker will involve weeks of testimony from witnesses on wide-ranging issues. Most likely, the gay side will win and President Barack Obama and the US Supreme Court will therefore have to deal with the issue when it is appealed.
Previously in 2009, On a 4-3 vote, the California Supreme Court has destroyed the civil institution of marriage between a man and a woman, and law-abiding Americans must condemn it in the strongest terms. This arrogant judicial activism took 121 pages of contorted logic to explain and is no surprise coming from this San Francisco-based court. By bowing down to homosexual activists and the rebel city of San Francisco, the California Supreme Court has exchanged the rule of law for the rule of unbridled power to destroy all that is good and sacred. However, the terrible example of homosexual weddings should be short-lived. This extremely bad ruling will certainly spur Californians to vote in November to overrule the judges and protect marriage licenses for a man and a woman in the California Constitution.
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Pro-family activists in Connecticut are urging the people of the state to vote yes for a constitution convention when they head for the polls on Nov. 4.
Though the 4-3 split decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday effectively redefined marriage in the state, Connecticuters will have the opportunity to have the final say if enough voters rally behind a call for the state legislature to convene a state constitution convention.
Every twenty years, under the state constitution, the ballot question "Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the state?" is placed on the ballot for consideration. This year marks Connecticut's 220th since its admission to the Union in 1788.
The Court's willingness to undemocratically impose same-sex marriage on Connecticut has made it necessary for us to demand the right to Let the People Decide, expressed Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC), in a press release following Friday's high court decision.
And that is why thousands of us will vote 'yes' for a constitutional convention on November 4th."
If enough votes are found to favor a convention, it will be incumbent upon the state legislature to convene a state Constitution Convention, explained Matthew M. Daly, chairman of the Constitution Convention Campaign. There, the people of Connecticut can implement Initiative Referendum as a mechanism and amend the state Constitution for a 31st time.
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Connecticut and Massachusetts have legalized gay marriage. When Mitt Romney was Governor, his actions strongly pushed the gay agenda. He clearly wore the apparel of the gay left.
Gay Marriage New York
New York becomes the next state to legalize gay marriage. Governor Como signs law on same sex marriage for New York. Now that Gay Marriage is legal in New York, does the legal recognized status say it is okay be openly and legally gay, and how does that effect churches? In New York is it okay for a Christian to be Gay?
North Carolina Marriage Amendment
North Carolina votes on the traditional Marriage Amendment on May 8, 2012.
President Obama says he opposes a proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman -- an amendment that polls show a majority of the state's voters support.
The marriage between one man and one woman is the absolute gold standard, when it comes to human relationships. There is no alternative that provides as successful a foundation for children, adults, and society, and that is in direct congruence with God’s intentional design. For this reason, society recognizes the definite importance of not just protecting, but promoting this most basic and valuable institution.
North Carolina Marriage Amendment
North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban
The amendment, which will be on the May 8 primary ballot, is aimed at preventing a state judge from redefining marriage to include gay couples, as has happened in Massachusetts, Iowa and Connecticut. The amendment, known as Amendment 1, reads: "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."
Last week, President Barack Obama helped to highlight the pivotal role that North Carolina plays in the national battle over the institution of marriage by inserting his opinion into a statewide debate over the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment that will be on the May 8, 2012 primary ballot for all North Carolina voters to decide.
Marriage Amendment in North Carolina
Pro Marriage Slogans
As pro marriage events and rallies become more common, pro marriage slogans become more common. For a list of pro marriage slogans, visit:
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Rick Warren and Gay Marriage
Rick Warren is scheduled to pray at the Barack Obama presidential inauguration.
Warren, after praying at Barack Obama's inaugural he appears poised to be the moderate spokesman for the left of center evangelicals. Rick Warren has publicly stated that he is opposed to gay marriages. But he is trying to meet the gay lesbian community half way by not condemning them and trying to have some sort of compromise on gay marriage. Rick Warren is reaching out to the gay lesbian GLBT community and sort of apologizing for his remarks about gay marriage.
But it appears that the Reverend Rick is going out of his way to demonstrate that he is not a right wing evangelical like latter-day Anthony Comstock, Ken Starrs and James Dobsons of the Christian right. And he's managed to persuade lesbian rock star Melissa Etheridge's one celebrity to another of his sincerity. She tells the story in the Huffington Post.
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Iowa Gay Marriage
Iowa gay marriage decision may hinge on legal standard
Court must decide if state ban has 'rational basis' or requires 'strict scrutiny'
A former Iowa Supreme Court justice believes that the same-sex marriage case that the court will hear Tuesday may hinge on one of the first decisions the court will make, when they choose the standard of review to apply to the case. Those of us who believer in the Bible and listen to WAY FM Christian Radio, will be surprised on the abortion issue.
In Varnum v. Brien, six same-sex couples from Polk County are arguing that the state's 1998 ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional. The state is defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which passed by wide margins in the state Legislature a decade ago. See more details about the Tennessee governor candidates visit:
The three most recent state courts to rule on gay marriage were Massachusetts, California and Connecticut. The justices in all three states ruled that laws banning same-sex marriages were unconstitutional.
McCormick said he believed the quickest ruling he could remember from the Iowa Supreme Court came in roughly three weeks.
In yet another sign that Sen. John McCain will have a difficult time being all things to all voters this year, the Family Research Council says he needs to take a higher profile in fighting against gay marriage.
In an item labeled "Not So Straight Talk Express," the advocacy group for religious conservatives took McCain to task for not making a bigger issue out of the California Supreme Court's decision establishing a right for gay couples to marry.
FRC said McCain "has managed to keep a relatively low profile on an issue that is certain to take center stage in the general election."
Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban
Minnesota Gay Marriage election to ban will be in November 2012.
Minnesota law already bans gay marriage, but backers of the proposal say only a constitutional amendment could keep courts from deciding the issue. An amendment also works around DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, who said he opposes it with "every fiber" of his being. Governors have no veto over constitutional amendments passed by a legislative majority.
State lawmakers voted in May to let voters decide whether gay and lesbian couples should have the right to get married. The issue will appear on the ballot to be voted on in November 2012. State law already restricts marriage to being between one man and one woman, but such a law is subject to court challenges. A constitutional ban would be much harder to overturn.
In May, every single GOP state senator voted in favor of putting the constitutional ban on the ballot, as did all but four House Republicans. But according to the Associated Press, Few House Republicans spoke in favor of the ban .... a mayor contrast to similar debates in past years.
Minnesota Same Sex Marriage Amendment
Minnesota and Gay Marriage
After a long, passionate and solemn debate that lasted deep into the night, the Minnesota House passed a proposed constitutional amendment on Saturday to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Voters will decide the question in November 2012. The final vote was 70-62. All Republicans voted Yes, excepting Four Republicans voted no. Two Democrats voted yes.
"I do not believe it is up to judges or even this body, but it should be up to Minnesotans," said Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, sponsor of the bill. But he said his beliefs are not paramount: "It is not about what I think. It is about what we think as Minnesotans."
Minnesota Marriage Amendment
Information about Marriage Amendments
Churches may directly support marriage amendments or other similar legislation or initiatives, such as the abortion initiative in South Dakota. Since 1934, when the Internal Revenue Code was amended to include a limitation on lobbying activities of 501(c)(3) organizations, not one church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for engaging in too much lobbying. Contacting legislators to support the passage of a constitutional marriage amendment is considered lobbying, and such activity is clearly a permissible activity of churches. Christian Churches should be active against gay marriage, and gay apparel and toy ideas.
No Same Sex Marriage
Twenty eight states have passed Christian marriage protection amendments thus far.
Simply say no to same sex marriage.
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Victories in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Mass Resistance Accomplishments
Mass Resistance officially organized in 1995 as Parents' Rights Coalition, although it had been active both locally and state-wide since 1993. In 2003, under the name Article 8 Alliance, it expanded to issues surrounding the same-sex "marriage" court ruling and its effects in Massachusetts. In 2006, these efforts were consolidated under the new name "Mass Resistance." We have been the leading pro-family grassroots activist group in Massachusetts.
Some of our accomplishments over the years include:
* Legislation: Wrote, lobbied, and got passed the Massachusetts Parental Notification Law (Ch. 71, Sec. 32A), despite a hostile legislature and governor. This has become a landmark law that forced public schools notify parents about sexuality and homosexuality being presented to their children. No other group has gotten pro-family legislation passed in Massachusetts since then. (1996).......
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Florida Marriage Protection Amendment
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN-- AGAIN!
Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Now Officially Certified to be on 2008 Ballot!
(Tallahassee, FL) Friday February 1, 2008.
Florida Marriage Amendment
Tonight at 9:17 PM, the State Division of Elections Director called John Stemberger, State Chairman of the Florida Marriage .org campaign and informed him that the Marriage Protection Amendment was officially certified for the November 4, 2008 ballot with a total of 649,346 petitions certified. 611,009 are needed by law.
This could effect the race for governor or senate.
Arkansas Gay Ban Election
Arkansas voters choose in November 2008 to vote for a ban on gay adoption.
Should the rights of homosexuals be recognized? Or are Arkansas homosexuals and gay couples an abomination as described by the Christian Bible, and should their behavior, apparel, and lifestyle be suppressed?
Arkansas Gay Ban
Wisconsin Marriage Amendment
"This is a moral issue. There are Democrats for it as Republicans."
Voters in Wisconsin are encouraged to vote yes for the marriage amendment.
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Gay Marriage Sermon
Arizona Marriage Amendment
Arizona will be voting on a traditional marriage amendment. The Christian perspective is to vote yes for the Arizona Marriage Amendment. One question is will John McCain be supportive of traditional marriage or for gay marriage? How gay is AZ and John McCain?
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Virginia Marriage Amendment
Why does Virgina need a Constitutional Amendment to ban same sex marriage?
Virginia already has legislation denying same-sex marriage, but a constitution amendment is needed so that laws on the books would be more difficult to be overturned by the courts.
Anti Same Sex Marriage ban needed in Virginia
Six states recognize same sex unions in some form. A Constitutional Amendment to ban same sex marriage is need to strengthen current Virginia laws and to make more difficult for court challenges. A gay or lesbian couple could marry in another state, and move to Wisconsin and request that their civil union be recognized. An anti ban is therefore needed.
Same Sex Marriage Becoming More Common
Connecticut in April became the first state to voluntarily adopt a statute similar to Vermont's, which allows same-sex civil unions. The measure, which was signed by Republican Gov. Jodi Rell, went into effect October 2005 and makes Connecticut the sixth state to give some recognition to same-sex couples. A similar measure was approved by Maryland lawmakers but vetoed by Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich.
In Maine, voters rejected a measure placed on the Nov. 8 ballot by a church-backed conservative group, voting instead to keep a gay rights anti-discrimination law approved by lawmakers earlier this year. Alaska's Supreme Court in October ruled that state and local governments must provide the same benefits to employees' same-sex partners that spouses get.
California's Legislature broke new ground Sept. 6 when it became the first legislative body in the United States to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage without a court order. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the measure, however, saying he would rather leave it up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether California will allow gays and lesbians to wed.
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Anti-Same Sex Marriage, why the Alabama Legislature passed the Constitutional Marriage Amendment
Georgia Marriage Amendment
Georgia has voted for the traditional marriage amendment. It will write into the state Constitution a ban on gay marriage. The Georgia governor candidates need to be encouraged to continue to tale a stand as governor. See more information on the Georgia Marriage Amendment.
Gay Marriage Amendment - Arizona
Against Gay Marriage
A study of the Bible will tell you that we should be against gay marriage.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Gay Marriage Amendment
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On Resurrection Day, what will you tell your Lord Jesus if he asks you what did you do to be "salt of the earth". Have you attempted to obey the 10 Commandments. Don't be ashamed to give an answer on that day. Have you taken action gay marriage. Promote the Commandments of Marriage in in your state. Vote yes on the Gay Marriage Amendment. In all states so far, the correct vote has been yes on the marriage amendment dealing with traditional marriage vs. gay marriage.
Gay and Lesbian Marriage
Per the Bible we should not allow gay and lesbian marriage in our society.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile
affections: for even their woman did change the natural use
into that which is against nature.
Should Gay Marriage be Legal?
If gay marriage is legal, we would not be following our directives in the Bible.
Leviticus 18:22, 24
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with
womankind, it is abomination. Defile not ye yourselves in any of
Martin Luther and Gay Marriage
Martin Luther wrote extensively about marriage. The good folks in New York need to read his extensive writings, like the 95 Theses.
There are many famous quotes from Martin Luther on marriage.
Martin Luther Marriage
Martin Luther has many long quotations from the Bible on almost any subject.
Martin Luther and the Bible
Martin Luther was a stand up kind of person, and we remember him most for writing the 95 Theses.
See the list of Martin Luther and the 95 Theses at:
Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
Martin Luther is best known for being pro marriage, and his songs are quoted for the slogans and Biblical teaching from the Bible
The Bible and Martin Luther have plenty to say about divorce and remarriage.
What does the Bible say about
Divorce and Remarriage
Read the sermons and writings about marriage and remarriage at
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The modern Martin Luther King may have supported the pro gay concept according to his widow.
Coretta Scott King gives her support to gay marriage.
2004 (AP) The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. called gay marriage a civil rights issue, denouncing a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban it.
Constitutional amendments should be used to expand freedom, not restrict it, Coretta Scott King said Tuesday.
Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union, she said. A constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages.
Same Sex Marriage - What Does the Bible Say? - Biblical Prohibition
Verses from the Bible strongly indicate that the gay same sex marriage life style should be suppressed. Thus the foundation of our American law comes from the Bible. Biblical law prohibits this immoral behavior.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Congress should pass this Biblical based Gay Marriage Amendment. Gay marriage should not be legal. Our Christian faith and the Bible teaches that Gay and lesbian marriage should be prohibited in our society.
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself.
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"Love is the fulfilling of the law."
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
The law is fulfilled by love.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
1 Kings 15:11-12
11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
Federal Marriage Amendment
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Minnesota marriage amendment 2012 - Polls
48 percent in the Minnesota Poll said they favored amending state Constitution to allow marriage only between a man and a woman.
Minnesotans are deeply divided over whether the state Constitution should be amended to define marriage as only the union of a man and woman, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
A year before they face the issue on the ballot, 48 percent of Minnesotans favor such an amendment while 43 percent oppose it. That falls within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
The poll of 807 adults statewide, conducted Nov. 2-3, shows that battle lines will be drawn on clear partisan, generational, educational and geographic fractures.
Significant majorities of older voters, Republicans, voters with no college education and Minnesotans living outside of the metropolitan area support this amendment act, which would have the effect of constitutionally banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Similarly, significant majorities of younger voters, Democrats, college-educated and metro-area voters oppose the amendment.
More men than women support the amendment, with 52 percent of men saying that only heterosexual marriage should be recognized while only 45 percent of women hold that view.
Strong feeling from this MN Poll reflect a strong vote from both sides on Minnesota marriage amendment in November 6, 2012.
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Abraham's Faith Confirmed
1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham", And he said, "Here I am."
2 Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."
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For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
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