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Gay “Marriage” in Maine?

“Gay marriage has lost in every single state in which it has been put to a popular vote. Come Election Day, gay-rights supporters are hoping to make Maine the exception,” the Associated Press reports.

This is set to be a close vote, one that activists on both sides say could go either way. We’ll be watching this one.

SF Chronicle Compares Interracial Marriage to Gay “Marriage”

In my last post, I warned that people would compare the Louisiana case to gay “marriage.” It’s already happening. In the online edition of today’s San Francisco Chronicle, Yobie Benjamin writes:

“If you think gay couples are the only ones being denied the right to marry, think again. Racism and anti-miscegenation (the banning of interracial marriage) is alive and well in Louisiana… The case is clearly no different from the discrimination gay couples suffer when government refuses to grant them right to marry.” Continue Reading →

President Obama’s Revolution

On Saturday, President Obama delivered a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, one of the most ardent gay-rights organizations in the country. He promised to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to abolish the Defense of Marriage Act, and to sign into law the Matthew Shepherd hate crimes bill that was just passed in the U. S. House of Representatives. None of this is surprising, though it does seem inconsistent with his 2008 campaign statements affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

What was astonishing, however, was his open admission of what his real goal is. He’s not simply trying to change the law. He wants to change society. Continue Reading →

Noonan Calls Nobel Wicked and Ignorant

Peggy Noonan has a hard-hitting piece on yesterday’s news about President Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize. She is not critical of Obama, but of the committee who diminished the award. She writes:

“The giving of the peace prize to President Obama is absurd. He doesn’t have a body of work; he’s a young man; he’s been president less than nine months. He hopes to accomplish much, and so far–nine months!–has accomplished little. Is this a life of heroic self-denial, of the sacrifice of self for something greater, of huge and historic consequence, of sustained vision? No it’s not. Is this a life marked by a vivid and calculable contribution to the peace of the world? No, it’s not. Continue Reading →

Lawmakers To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Michael Gleeson has the story for The Hill newspaper:

“House lawmakers are poised to introduce legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

“The law, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and prevents same-sex married couples from receiving the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples.

“Reps. Jerold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) — who is the first openly gay member elected to the House — plan to introduce a bill this week that would scrap DOMA. Baldwin is also gay. . .”

“President Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign promised a full repeal of the DOMA.”

(HT: Matt Hall)

Mohler and Piper on Obama’s Speech

Albert Mohler and John Piper agree that the brouhaha over President Obama’s speech to school children is much ado about nothing. In fact, both of them commend the speech’s message. Go read their remarks.

Albert Mohler – “The Obama School Speech Controversy — What to Think?”

John Piper – “I Hope My Daughter Hears the President’s Speech”

John Piper – “I’ve Read the President’s Speech: Amazing”

Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)

Senator Ted Kennedy died early this morning from brain cancer. He will be remembered as one of the most powerful senators ever to have served, as well as one of the Senate’s most effective orators. He was the third-longest-serving senator in American history. He will also be remembered for his infamous role in a 1969 scandal that came to be known as “Chappaquiddick,” an auto accident that left a young woman dead. Many think that this incident ruined any hope that he might one day be elected president. Continue Reading →

Healthcare Legislation to Fund Abortions

The Associated Press reports that Americans may be getting more than they bargained for from healthcare legislation that is now making its way through Congress.

“Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue. . .

“Advocates on both sides are preparing for a renewed battle over abortion, which could jeopardize political support for President Barack Obama’s health care initiative aimed at covering nearly 50 million uninsured and restraining medical costs. The dispute could come to a head with House and Senate floor votes on abortion this fall, a prospect that many lawmakers would like to avoid.”
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