Posts Tagged ‘homosexual’

Pending signature by the Governor, New Hampshire votes to legalize same sex marriage

April 29, 2009

In a 13-10 vote today, the New Hampshire Senate passed legislation that would allow same sex marriage in the state.  An amendment was added to the bill that allows clergy members to refuse to marry gay couples.

The storm is coming.

The storm is coming.

Civil marriages will now be for both opposite sex and same sex couples.  Before the bill passed clergy could refuse to marry couples for any variety of reasons.  Let’s say I want to get married to a Catholic girl, in a Catholic Church, but refuse to raise my children Catholic.  The priest would refuse to marry us.  In other words, the additional amendment is just to appease religious types.  Clergy have always had that right.

Democratic governor John Lynch still needs to sign the bill, but he’ll get enormous pressure from fellow Democrats to do just that, even if he claims that he “personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.”

Congrats to the people of New Hampshire.  Now more gay-tolerant than the entire west coast.

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Full Story: Concord Monitor

Iowa judge stops performing marriage in order to stop the gay storm

April 24, 2009

The gay storm is coming and Third District Magistrate Francis Honrath says that he will no longer perform marriages in the state of Iowa.  Honrath said, “The Supreme Court ruling had something to do with it, but the truth is it’s not just same-sex marriage I had problems with.”

My go-to jpeg for gay storm related stories.

My go-to jpeg for gay storm related stories.

Honrath is a Catholic.  The Catholic Church rejects gay marriage and will not soon approve of it, despite priest buggery.  But do you know what else the Catholic Church is opposed to?  Getting married by a judge rather than a priest.  Yes, if Honrath were to marry any couple, and that couple were to have sex, then according to the Catholic Church they have committed adultery because they are not truly married.

I shit you not.

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Full Story: Des Moines Register

Vermont Governor vetoes same-sex marriage bill

April 7, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that if Vermont had elected a Democrat in 2002 instead of Republican Jim Douglas, they would have become the next state to legalize same-sex marriage.  I don’t understand the point in decisions like this.  Measures like Prop 8 are only going to be on the books for maybe 10 more years before they are repealed.

Fail is fail.

Fail is fail.

Live and let live.

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Full Story: Burlington Free Press