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Minnesota Church Ladies Fight For Marriage Equality

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The suburbs of Minneapolis are a land of quiet cul-de-sacs, hot dish potlucks, and mostly conservative politics, but in light of a new amendment that seeks to add a gay marriage ban to the Minnesota constitution, these neighborhoods have become something a bit more unexpected: a sea of rainbow flags. And who’s leading the charge? Church ladies, of course!

As soon as the State Legislature voted to include this despicable amendment on the November ballot, Gwin Pratt, a senior pastor at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, sprang into action, brainstorming ways to fight it. One church member, Cindy Eyden, proposed a plan: what if they bought rainbow flags and handed them out to anyone who wanted one? Keep reading »

President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

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President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney is “a rich man who is out of touch” with average Americans. All the president will say about that last point is that Romney’s financial success should be celebrated, but as a politician he has “a different vision on how to move the country forward.”

After the serious talk, the ladies quizzed the president on his pop culture knowledge, including (gulp!) 50 Shades Of Grey. Hear his response, after the jump: 

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Unwed Mother Bristol Palin Wags Her Finger At Obama Over Gay Marriage

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[It] would’ve been helpful for [President Obama] to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview. … Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of “Glee.”

Unwed mother Bristol Palin penned a blog post about President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports gay marriage, no doubt while taking it doggy-style from another man to whom she is not legally married. You know, since the sanctity of marriage so important to her.

Also, if you read Bristol’s entire post, it’s a weirdly-argued screed about Christian submission in household and how liberals are upset when wives submit to husbands but Obama “submits” to his teenaged daughters. Um, WHAT? I just can’t anymore. [Patheos via Politico] Keep reading »

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. …

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North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

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Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state constitution. According to reports from 95 percent of counties, 61 percent of the votes supported Amendment One. Meanwhile, only six states — Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Iowa — plus the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. In response to the NC ban, President Obama’s campaign released a statement saying the president was “disappointed” in the outcome and found the amendment to be “divisive and discriminatory.” 

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Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

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  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Gay Marriage In Washington Signed Into Law

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  • Washington state’s Governor Chris Gregoire signed a law that legalizes same-sex marriage, which will take effect on June 7. Unfortunately, opponents are already gathering signatures hoping to get the law voted on at the ballot box by citizens instead. [KIROtv.com]
  • Meanwhile, New Jersey’s state Senate approved a bill today legalizing gay marriage. The bill is expected to pass the NJ Assembly later this weekend. Then it will head to the desk of Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has vowed to veto it. [NJ.com, The Atlantic Monthly]
  • A feminist take on the media response to Whitney Houston’s death. [Feminist Philosophers]
  • Target has pulled a “stalker” Valentine’s Day card that read, “Stalker is a harsh word … I prefer Valentine.” [Care2]
  • Liz Trotta, a Fox News contributer, says women in the military should “expect” rape to be a problem because “these people are in close contact.” Um, that’s a rather offensive thing to say. [Media Matters] Keep reading »

Why One Republican Legislator Voted For Marriage Equality: “I Want To Throw A Wedding For My Kid”

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State Representative Maureen Walsh was one of only two Washington state republicans to break rank and vote in favor of the marriage equality bill, which passed. When the governor signs the legislation into law, as she has stated her intention to do, it will legalize gay marriage in Washington. In this video, choking back tears, Maureen Walsh  explains why she voted for fairness: she has a gay daughter. Walsh describes the bond she had with her late husband and the experience of her daughter coming out of the closet a couple years ago: “She’s a fabulous human being, and she’s met a person that she loves very much, and someday, by God, I want to throw a wedding for that kid.” You know the old cliche, “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes?” Here is a real life example of just how powerful that shaky voice can be. [YouTube via The Atlantic]

Washington State Passes Gay Marriage Bill

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Washington state’s House of Representatives voted yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, which will make Washington the seventh state in the country to allow lesbians and gays to marry their partners.  Gay marriage is already legal in New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Both Starbucks and Microsoft, which are based out of Washington, supported the bill and Starbucks even sent a letter to their 150,000 employees asking them to support gay marriage. Governor Chris Gregoire has vowed to sign the legislation into law next week and it will go into effect 90 days later, which will be in June. Keep reading »

Good “Christian Girl” Miley Cyrus Schools Her Fans About Gay Marriage

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When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me — they said, “What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!” And I said, “Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.” … I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?

I’ve always liked Miley Cyrus (although The Frisky as a whole jokes about her dopier moments) but I’m ready to trade up that “like” to “love.” Miley’s got a short article in the March issue of Glamour on why she supports gay marriage. She’s even recruited Billy Ray Cyrus to the cause. “My dad, who is a real man’s man, lives on the farm and is as Southern and straight as they come,” she writes. “He loves my gay friends and even supports same-sex marriage. If my father can do it, anyone can.” Here, here! [Glamour]
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