Because freedom can't protect itself
Are you kidding me? Your bragging about three states that allow gay marriage.
Let's revise your article so that the people will know how many times you liberals have been defeated.
They (PRO-GAY MARRIAGE CROWD) were defeated in Tennessee, Texas, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Michigan, Idaho, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, CALIFORNIA, North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska. Well you get the point.
When the people of the country get to vote on this issue they have said in all 30 states NO TO GAY MARRIAGE. Yes that's right we are 30 for 30 and you guys are 0 for 30 when the people vote, even in a liberal state like California. So I wouldn't brag about 3 victories brought on by liberal judicial activism.
It wasn't broke in the first place, why fix it? Keep marriage between a man and a woman. That is how God ordained it, THAT is how it should stay. This will open up a Pandora's box where as everyone and anyone will be able to "marry" whatever they please.
Liberal Hater is thrilled that the pitchfork mob prevailed in 30 states, and Steve wants to define what is God's will and then impose it on the rest of us.
If your freedom of expression or religion were threatened, you would be begging for help at the door of the ACLU, but you don't like gay people and want us to remain second class citizens.
Your hypocrisy makes me want to vomit.
I support equal rights for all New Yorkers, regardless of sexual orientation. My friends in committed relationships shouldn't be denied the legal benefits of marriage because they happen to have the same genitalia. As for all the "God ordained it" arguments, one of the beautiful things about our wonderful country is how government cannot impose religion or religious beliefs on us; your religion might not approve of same-sex marriage, but my faith beliefs are just fine with it.
Keep on fighting the good fight, ACLU!
Thank you for these videos, Jennifer. The stories are powerful and important. My wife and I know that our marriage is stronger when ALL of our friends and family can marry the people they love.
To Steve and liberal_hater, stick with it. Keep reading these posts and hearing these stories. It'll break through someday.
And please, please explain to me how Mia, Matteo, Jane, and Jacob (Jean and Susan's kids) are better off when the government tells them their moms' love is worth less than the love of their friends' parents? How is New York better when we tell some people they are "less than"? How are families stronger when we diminish and degrade Jean and Susan's loving, enduring bond?
As the campaign slogan says, "It's about family" Plain and simple. Thanks, NYCLU.
Very well put, Jennifer, and great choice of video. This lovely family makes a wonderful example for your post, and it's unfortunate people like liberal hater and Steve can't seem to bracket their own hatred for a moment and actually consider what you have to say. Keep up the good work.
Steve, marriage may not have been "broke" for you, but it has been for many people for many years.
Vermont, Maine, Iowa: this year. We are talking about an important turning point toward fairness and equality. What happened 2, 4 or 8 years ago is not as important as what is happening now. And now you are losing, the ground is shifting under your feet. Injustice may last a very long time, but it does not last forever.
Steve, it IS broke. That is the problem.
If God only wants to bless heterosexual marriages that is up to God. This isn't about religious freedom, it is about civil rights.
Keep on rocking in the free world until every person is free to love!
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always." Gandhi
God ordained it? Well she hasn't said a word about it to me. My belief is that she made me this way for a reason. Do you not trust that she knows what she's doing, think you know better? Really?
Message to NOM: NYC has seen enough war. Please take your battles somewhere else. We are perfectly capable of deciding our own issues for ourselves, thank you.
When the movement for people to marry sheep or toasters reaches fever pitch, you have permission to kick me in the balls. Until then, the right of two consenting adults to get married is what's at issue, and even Dick Cheney gets it.
You conservatives are going to lose this one, and you know it. It's generational. Old people who hate/don't know any gay people are dying away and young people have no problem seeing their gay friends get married--and in fact, they're happy for them.
In 15 years, this whole debate will look embarrassing and ridiculous, like George Wallace screaming about segregation forever or guys murmuring about how women can't be trusted with the vote.
Sorry "familyguy", but if my freedom of expression or religion were threatened, I would be going to true civil rights organizations like the Alliance Defense Fund or the Thomas Moore Law Center. The time is coming when the ACLU and the government will require churches to accept homosexuality as "normal" behavior or pay the consequences. God wants to keep you happy, whole, and healthy. Straying from Him and His Word will only lead to destruction.
Why stop with gays? If same-sex couples have the right to "marry" then Warren Jeffs' polygamist cult should be afforded the same right. The ACLU-backed North American Man Boy Love Association should also be granted the same "right". Hey, how about "triad" marriage? If those of the same sex are allowed to do it, then EVERYONE should be granted this "right". Pete, get ready for a swift kick. As for the hate, go to youtube and type in "battle-cry San Francisco" and you will see which side the hate is coming from.
Steve...Where are you getting the notion that the ACLU would support government meddling in church affair? That is exactly 180 degrees from the ACLU's position.
Why not allow polygamy as long as all parties are able to consent? State laws define how young a person can be to enter into a marriage contract.
The hate you see is aimed at the people who hate them, not the general population, a key difference I hope you can appreciate once its been pointed out.
Roald, what the ACLU says and what is spoken behind the closed doors of their board meetings are two different things. If you want to read an eye-opening book, take a look at "The ACLU VS. America" by Alan Sears. In it he spells out the true nature of this Marxist organization. Remember, it was Rodger Baldwin who said "....communism is the goal". Can you name a nation under communist rule where the government does not meddle in church affairs? I believe the ACLU has the same vision for the United States.
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