California and Beyond: The Battle Over Gay Marriage
Two weeks to go, and already the fight over the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in California is the costliest campaign about a social issue in American history. Spending by both sides has topped $50 million, and the figure is growing. Most of those dollars have poured in since May, when the California Supreme Court turned what had been a slow-moving ballot initiative into a white hot controversy by issuing the most sweeping declaration of fundamental gay rights to be found in U.S. law. Not only must gays be allowed to marry, the Republican-dominated court said, but it also flatly outlawed nearly any kind of discrimination against them....
"MAR'RIAGE, n. L.mas, maris. The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity,and for securing the maintenance and education of children."
Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled. Heb.13.
What fight? All they have to do is to copy the Nebraska Constitution, which established some normalcy, "Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska." See, isn't that simple and it holds up in Federal Court, [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L118.pdf]]]Homosexuality[/URL].
It's time to STAND AND FIGHT FOR WHATâS RIGHT !!! -- SILENCE ISN'T AN OPTION !!! -- ALL YOU 501c3 LOVERS BEST RETHINK YOUR POSITION -- WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON, âfilthy lucreâ OR RIGHTEOUSNESS ???
THE COWARDICE OF worldly men IS OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS, IT IS A BLIGHT UPON THIS NATION AND A DISGRACE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE âUSâ !!! -- EVERY PULPIT THROUGHOUT THIS LAND SHOULD BE ABLAZE WITH TRUTH in the face of lies !!!
[URL=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081021/ap_on_el_pr/palin_gay_marriage]]]Palin breaks with McCain on gay marriage amendment[/URL]
From the article: Tue Oct 21, 2008 "I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that's where we would go. I don't support gay marriage," Palin said. She said she believed traditional marriage is the foundation for strong families.
McCain, an Arizona senator, is supporting a ballot initiative in his state this year that would ban gay marriage. But he has consistently and forcefully opposed a federal marriage amendment, saying it would usurp states' authority on such matters. _________________