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Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#36870 Jan 5, 2013
You can believe it sister. They brag about same sex marriage being made legal in Maryland, Maine and Washington but thanks to those laws this can never happen in those 3 states:

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Lesbians sue to force Catholic hospital to provide same-sex benefits, undermine DOMA

Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:28 EST
Comments (63)
Tags: bill donohue, catholic hospitals, doma, same-sex 'marriage'



NEW YORK, NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 - A New York lesbian couple has sued to force a Catholic hospital to provide them with insurance benefits by challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit against Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and St. Joseph’s Medical Center because one of St. Joseph’s divisions, St. Vincent’s Westchester, denied them spousal benefits.

The plaintiffs, who have chosen to remain anonymous, are seeking past and future benefits and a declaration that they are entitled to receive them.

Though New York recognizes same-sex marriage, self-insured employers such as St. Joseph’s may still refuse to recognize them because they are governed by federal regulations, rather than state regulations.
Bill Donohue, Catholic League president, defends marriage.
Bill Donohue, Catholic League president, defends marriage.

The lawsuit alleges that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the purposes of federal regulations, is discriminatory and unconstitutional, and therefore cannot justify the hospital’s policy.“It’s just not socially fair,” the employee told the New York Times.

Catholic League President Bill Donohue strongly condemned the lawsuit on Wednesday in a statement calling it an infringement on the hospital’s rights made possible by “sleuth, deception, and a wholesale disregard for the democratic process” and suggesting homosexual activists were the ones trampling on diversity.

“It is not the Catholic Church that is seeking to impose its agenda on others” Donohue said.“It is homosexual activists who voluntarily join a Catholic institution and then seek to upend its strictures.” He noted the employee “surely knew all along…the teachings of Catholicism” on the issues of marriage and homosexuality before coming to the hospital.

DOMA has long been a high-priority target for advocates of redefining marriage. The federal Department of Justice has come under fire for refusing to defend the law in court throughout President Barack Obama’s time in office.

In July 2011, the administration called for the law to be overturned, arguing that the bill signed by President Bill Clinton was “motivated in large part by animus toward gay and lesbian individuals.”

Last month, the First Circuit Court of Appeals struck down DOMA’s federal marriage definition, ruling that benefits could not be denied to gay couples in states that recognize same-sex marriage. However, the court upheld the section of the law protecting states’ right to define marriage for themselves.
Southern Lady01 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, they sure did. God will always win. Want to know more? Just read the Huffington Post Article.
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#36871 Jan 5, 2013
The opinion, written by a judge appointed by President George H.W. Bush, specifically denied the bill was motivated by prejudice.

Critics said at the time that the rest of his ruling was severely flawed. Liberty Counsel senior counsel Harry Mihet noted the inconsistency of ruling that “states remain free to decide the meaning of marriage for themselves and to ban homosexual ‘marriage,’ as 31 states have already done, but somehow the federal government does not have that same freedom to decide for itself…what marriage means.”

Alliance Defense Fund legal counsel Dale Schowengerdt observed that the federal government’s authority to exclude polygamy from marriage’s definition has historically been recognized, while Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued that DOMA should be subjected to the “rational basis test,” a commonly-accepted legal standard that would recognize government’s rational interest in fostering unions that provide children with a mother and a father.

The assault on DOMA raises serious concerns for religious liberty, as well. A ruling against DOMA and St. Joseph would mean that not even religious employers who bear full financial responsibility for their own services have the right to conform those services to their religious convictions.

In October 2011, Bishop William Lori testified before a the House Judiciary subcommittee that the rhetoric used by the Justice Department against DOMA also pose a deeper threat to religious freedom.

“If the label of ‘bigot’ sticks to our Church and many other churches – especially in court, under the Constitution – because of their teaching on marriage,” he argued,“the result will be church-state conflicts for many years to come.”.

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Here's the Maryland law, they all read the same:

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2012 Presidential General Election Question Text
Last Updated 11/07/2012 03:06:01 PM

Return to Election Result Index
NR: not reported

Return to State Ballot Question(s)

Civil Marriage Protection Act (Ch. 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session)
Referendum Petition
Question 06

Establishes that Maryland's civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services, or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.
For the Referred Law
Against the Referred Law

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Those legislators in those 3 states showed them a new meaning of anal sex!

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36872 Jan 5, 2013
Gays Run the World wrote:
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Malarky!!!
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We just keep a few straighties around for amusement
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We don't need your sorry homophobic @ss for reproduction
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We have this:
http://www.quitecurious.com/wp-content/galler...
I wasn't thinking of anyone's ass, I was thinking of the child absent one parent and one gender.

What are you thinking?

Sad.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#36873 Jan 5, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't thinking of anyone's ass, I was thinking of the child absent one parent and one gender.
What are you thinking?
Sad.
One out of every three hetero families has only one parent
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossst...
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So gays raise the bar

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36874 Jan 5, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
One out of every three hetero families has only one parent
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossst...
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So gays raise the bar
Do you understand the desecration of truth your statement encompasses???

Anything other than a biological mother and father LOWERS the bar.

A single parent is second to the BOTTOM of choices.

According to the latest, largest and most scientific study to date on all family types including gay, gays fall BELOW a single parent!

Get real idiot.

Bazinga.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#36875 Jan 5, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you understand the desecration of truth your statement encompasses???
Anything other than a biological mother and father LOWERS the bar.
A single parent is second to the BOTTOM of choices.
According to the latest, largest and most scientific study to date on all family types including gay, gays fall BELOW a single parent!
Get real idiot.
Bazinga.
You can only wish; sugar
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tee hee ;o))

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36877 Jan 6, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep insisting that the reason we have marriage is for procreation, yet there isn't a law on the books in any U.S. jurisdiction that mandates that a married couple must produce children.
In fact, many couples have children outside of wedlock and it's perfectly legal.
So you can't withhold marriage from same-sex partners simply because we don't frequently procreate.
And keep in mind, that gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States and an estimated 6 to 14 million children have gay or lesbian biological children.
Despite what you may think, LGBT people have kids. Just because we are attracted to people of our gender doesn't mean the plumbing doesn't work.

KiMare'a wrote;

VV, Your gay twirl is so silly. Read what you wrote. Do you understand how foolish it is?

1. I don't insist on anything. Evolution insists on procreation. You deny the most basic premise of evolutionary science? First you castigate the Bible, now you shuck science? Now we need to deny the two most significant beneficial influences of society so gays can pretend to be married? Unbelievable idiocy!

2. As noted and answered before, of course people have children outside of marriage. To the severe detriment of the child. What kind of sick A//hole asserts that is a positive thing. Coming from a social worker only makes it extremely disturbing to a civilized people and exposes how twisted your denial has become.

3. "ss couples don't frequently procreate"??? Did you really say that??? Ss couples don't EVER procreate. The result of their union is absolute, total barrenness of human fruit. If anything distinguishes the vast difference between marriage and gay unions, nothing stands more distinct. All you do is emphasize the difference between inherently harmful, unhealthy and demeaning abuse of anal sex with natural and beneficial heterosexual sex.

4. You only remind us of the sad deprivation of children absent their mother and father, and the devastatingly severe impact that will have on their social health. According to the most recent, largest and most scientific study of all family types, including gay, gay couples rank below single parents at the very bottom of default family situations. You brag about that??? Don't worry, I won't forget it.

5. It's not the plumbing that is the problem (other than the sick abuse of it), it's the sexual defect of orientation. The most recent understanding of genetic epi-marker mistakes is quickly explaining and hopefully fixing that defect.

VV, I said it a long time ago, the closer a fake gets to the real thing, the more it's deception is exposed. Your post is an insult to intelligent people and should be embarrassing to you personally and professionally. Get real.

:-)
CUPID

Markham, IL

#36878 Jan 6, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't thinking of anyone's ass,
What are you thinking?
Sad.
im thinking you two need to get together -IT MUST BE LOVE !!
haha

Edwardsville, IL

#36879 Jan 6, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
The opinion, written by a judge appointed by President George H.W. Bush, specifically denied the bill was motivated by prejudice.
Critics said at the time that the rest of his ruling was severely flawed. Liberty Counsel senior counsel Harry Mihet noted the inconsistency of ruling that “states remain free to decide the meaning of marriage for themselves and to ban homosexual ‘marriage,’ as 31 states have already done, but somehow the federal government does not have that same freedom to decide for itself…what marriage means.”
Alliance Defense Fund legal counsel Dale Schowengerdt observed that the federal government’s authority to exclude polygamy from marriage’s definition has historically been recognized, while Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued that DOMA should be subjected to the “rational basis test,” a commonly-accepted legal standard that would recognize government’s rational interest in fostering unions that provide children with a mother and a father.
The assault on DOMA raises serious concerns for religious liberty, as well. A ruling against DOMA and St. Joseph would mean that not even religious employers who bear full financial responsibility for their own services have the right to conform those services to their religious convictions.
In October 2011, Bishop William Lori testified before a the House Judiciary subcommittee that the rhetoric used by the Justice Department against DOMA also pose a deeper threat to religious freedom.
“If the label of ‘bigot’ sticks to our Church and many other churches – especially in court, under the Constitution – because of their teaching on marriage,” he argued,“the result will be church-state conflicts for many years to come.”.
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Here's the Maryland law, they all read the same:
.
2012 Presidential General Election Question Text
Last Updated 11/07/2012 03:06:01 PM
Return to Election Result Index
NR: not reported
Return to State Ballot Question(s)
Civil Marriage Protection Act (Ch. 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session)
Referendum Petition
Question 06
Establishes that Maryland's civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services, or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.
For the Referred Law
Against the Referred Law
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Those legislators in those 3 states showed them a new meaning of anal sex!
Luke G. Shut up and blow me again ya closest case gay man nympho! I promise ill be the bottom this time and you can be the top....heehee

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36880 Jan 6, 2013
STUPID wrote:
<quoted text>im thinking you two need to get together -IT MUST BE LOVE !!
I'm well connected to my ass, but my wife already loves it.

By the way, appropriate post handle.

:-)
haha

Edwardsville, IL

#36881 Jan 6, 2013
But I do know how you luke love being bottom though...such a champ at it you are.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36882 Jan 6, 2013
haha wrote:
But I do know how you luke love being bottom though...such a champ at it you are.
In other words, I bring new meaning to the term,'bottoms up'.

:-)
haha

Edwardsville, IL

#36883 Jan 6, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words, I bring new meaning to the term,'bottoms up'.
:-)
Uh...my posts were directed to "cool hand luke". Not you kimare....UNLESS you are cool hand Luke posting under different screen names????

:-)

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36884 Jan 6, 2013
haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh...my posts were directed to "cool hand luke". Not you kimare....UNLESS you are cool hand Luke posting under different screen names????
:-)
Yeah, it was real clear who you were posting to...
I guess you could call Cool Hand Luke and I a literary chimera. He'd be the right hand, and I with the inherent lesbian, the left.
;-)
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#36885 Jan 6, 2013
CUPID wrote:
<quoted text>im thinking you two need to get together -IT MUST BE LOVE !!
tee hee ;o))
studley

Markham, IL

#36887 Jan 6, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm well connected to my ass, but my wife already loves it.
By the way, appropriate post handle.
:-)
i heard your wife loves alot of asses --men women dogs goats --just not pigs they sqeal on her .. tell her i have to change my appointment to 9 pm --thanks
studley

Markham, IL

#36888 Jan 6, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, it was real clear who you were posting to...
I guess you could call Cool Hand Luke and I a literary chimera. He'd be the right hand, and I with the inherent lesbian, the left.
;-)
got ant pictures ??
studley

Markham, IL

#36889 Jan 6, 2013
*** ANY **** SORRY FOR THE TYPO
sick

United States

#36890 Jan 6, 2013
wow
WHOS SICK

Markham, IL

#36891 Jan 6, 2013
sick wrote:
wow
WOW WHAT ???

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