Monthly Archives: July 2013

DOMA Struck Down!

Great video about gay marriage.

Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Defense of Marriage Act paves way for gay marriage to resume in California

In a pair of landmark decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage, and it allowed gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case. The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-4 decision, said that the act wrote inequality into federal law and violated the Fifth Amendment’s protection of equal liberty. “DOMA’s principal effect is to identify a subset of state-sanctioned marriages and make them unequal,” he wrote.

In the second case, the court said that it could not rule on a challenge to Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage in California passed by voters there in 2008. The court did not rule on the constitutionality of gay marriage, but the effect of the decision will be to allow same-sex marriage to resume there.

Yeah!!!! Finally.

World Class Quotes

Some world class quotes:

Gay marriage legalized on the same day as marijuana makes perfect biblical sense.
Leviticus 20:13 — A man who lies with another man should be stoned.

Our interpretation has just been wrong for all these years.

Coit

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
~W. Somerset Maugham

You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
~Barry Goldwater

Why can’t they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, “Who’d you call a faggot?”
~ Jon Stewart

The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft we can all declare homosexuality instead of running off to Canada.
~Lorne Bloch

When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.
~From the tombstone of a gay Vietnam veteran

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.
~Lynn Lavner

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share.
~Rita Mae Brown

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.
~Letter to the editor, The Advocate

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: “Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.”
~Robin Tyler

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
~Ernest Gaines

War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?
~The Value of Families

I’d rather be black than gay because when you’re black you don’t have to tell your mother.
~Charles Pierce

That word “lesbian” sounds like a disease. And straight men know because they’re sure that they’re the cure.
~Denise McCanles

If gays are granted rights, next we’ll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail-biters.
~Anita Bryant

Drag is when a man wears everything a lesbian won’t.
~Author Unknown

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain.
~Francis Maude

The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.
~Rita Mae Brown

In response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood. “You could move.”
~Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby,”

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