Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Nov 30, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS2

The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

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Third, the ACLU and Lambda argue that the reservation of marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the privacy rights of same-sex couples under art. I,§ 6 of the state constitution. The privacy language has been applied only to privacy of personal information and evidence gathering by law enforcement officials; it has never been applied to conduct. Moreover, it is difficult to understand how the right of privacy, which is a shield to protect persons from unwarranted government intrusion into their private affairs, can be converted into a sword for demanding public recognition of a private relationship.

With the exception of the California Supreme Court’s decision in In re Marriage Cases, no state or federal reviewing court has upheld a privacy-based challenge to a law restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples, and several courts, including the Arizona Court of Appeals, Standhardt v. Superior Court (2003), the Hawaii Supreme Court, Baehr v. Lewin (1993), and the Washington Supreme Court, Andersen v. King County (2006), have rejected such challenges. Indeed, in one of the cases advocates of same-sex marriage frequently cite, Lawrence v. Texas (2003), the Supreme Court, in striking down the Texas sodomy law, stated that the case “does not involve whether the government must give formal recognition to any relationship that homosexual persons seek to enter.”

Fourth, the ACLU and Lambda argue that the reservation of marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the prohibition of sex discrimination under art. I,§ 18 of the state constitution. But that prohibition has no application to a law that treats men and women equally. Neither a man nor a woman may marry someone of the same sex; both may marry someone of the opposite sex. With the exception of a two-judge plurality opinion of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Baehr v. Lewin (1993), which has been described by one constitutional law scholar as one of the ten worst state supreme court decisions of all time, no state or federal reviewing court has accepted the “sex discrimination” argument against marriage laws. Such arguments have been rejected by the California Supreme Court, In re Marriage Cases.

Professor Stone parrots the public opinion polls purporting to show that a majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage, but those polling results have not shown up in the only poll that counts, the one on election day. Thirty states, most recently North Carolina, have amended their constitutions by popular vote to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Stone’s only explanation for these results is that “single-issue, single-minded voters, well-funded by religious organizations and driven by religious fervor, can effectively block the will of the majority.” Thus, by a remarkable feat of verbal prestidigitation, tinged by an anti-religious prejudice, Stone manages to turn a majority vote into a minority point of view.

The fact that advocates of same-sex marriage uniformly oppose public votes on state constitutional amendments that would define marriage as a union of a man and a woman is telling evidence that they do not believe what they say. If advocates of same-sex marriage believe that the people of Illinois are now prepared to accept same-sex marriage, let’s have the General Assembly put the issue on the November ballot and we’ll see who wins. Same-sex marriage should not come in the back door, via an arguably collusive lawsuit in which no one charged with the responsibility of enforcing the law actually defends it.
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Ok. Then they were just sick twisted perverted idiots that made God sick so he killed them all. Whatever he fixed what he didn't want. You'd think they'd learn.
where have you been --we missed you bullcrap post on topix--post somr pictures THATS WHAT WE WANT TO SEE !!
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Saluki Rod wrote:
I wonder how long it'll take the Neo-Nazi Far Right Christians to mobilize against this? It's just letting gays be married, what's the big freaking deal? I'm straight, and see no harm to society.
The bible sees harm. Don't hate us for believing in our religion. You're just as bad by criticizing us.
Only god can judge, yet it is our job to tell others about the grace if the one and only Lord and savior, share that he died on the cross to forgive all the worlds sin, and as long as we accept him and praise him, and tell others of his greatness, we will be accepted into the gates of Heaven!
We stand up for what our God wrote in scripture, and FIRMLY BELIEVE!
Fear no one but The Lord, God Almighty!
You will answer to God when your time comes as all of us will. I have done my part in sharing to you the TRUTH. It is up to you to accept and stand firm, or let it go in one ear and out the other and have to come before my Father when your time is up, regretting that you accepted this sick, twisted society ran by Satan and his puppets.
You have been informed!
I will pray for you and many others in this exact situation.
Jesus Loves YOU!

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Mac1978 wrote:
<quoted text>The bible sees harm. Don't hate us for believing in our religion. You're just as bad by criticizing us.
Only god can judge, yet it is our job to tell others about the grace if the one and only Lord and savior, share that he died on the cross to forgive all the worlds sin, and as long as we accept him and praise him, and tell others of his greatness, we will be accepted into the gates of Heaven!
We stand up for what our God wrote in scripture, and FIRMLY BELIEVE!
Fear no one but The Lord, God Almighty!
You will answer to God when your time comes as all of us will. I have done my part in sharing to you the TRUTH. It is up to you to accept and stand firm, or let it go in one ear and out the other and have to come before my Father when your time is up, regretting that you accepted this sick, twisted society ran by Satan and his puppets.
You have been informed!
I will pray for you and many others in this exact situation.
Jesus Loves YOU!
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The bible sees harm. Don't hate us for believing in our religion. You're just as bad by criticizing us.
Only god can judge, yet it is our job to tell others about the grace if the one and only Lord and savior, share that he died on the cross to forgive all the worlds sin, and as long as we accept him and praise him, and tell others of his greatness, we will be accepted into the gates of Heaven!
We stand up for what our God wrote in scripture, and FIRMLY BELIEVE!
Fear no one but The Lord, God Almighty!
You will answer to God when your time comes as all of us will. I have done my part in sharing to you the TRUTH. It is up to you to accept and stand firm, or let it go in one ear and out the other and have to come before my Father when your time is up, regretting that you accepted this sick, twisted society ran by Satan and his puppets.
You have been informed!
I will pray for you and many others in this exact situation.
Jesus Loves YOU!
"I've told you about god, so now you have to believe or burn in hell - because I told you! Ha!"

What a bizarre religion.
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ok everyone....give it up,......
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Mac1978 wrote:
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The bible sees harm. Don't hate us for believing in our religion. You're just as bad by criticizing us.
Only god can judge, yet it is our job to tell others about the grace if the one and only Lord and savior, share that he died on the cross to forgive all the worlds sin, and as long as we accept him and praise him, and tell others of his greatness, we will be accepted into the gates of Heaven!
We stand up for what our God wrote in scripture, and FIRMLY BELIEVE!
Fear no one but The Lord, God Almighty!
You will answer to God when your time comes as all of us will. I have done my part in sharing to you the TRUTH. It is up to you to accept and stand firm, or let it go in one ear and out the other and have to come before my Father when your time is up, regretting that you accepted this sick, twisted society ran by Satan and his puppets.
You have been informed!
I will pray for you and many others in this exact situation.
Jesus Loves YOU!
Your disgusting version of religious superstition should be kept private and personal just like your dirty underwear
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Ignore him the syphilis has went to his brain!

CDC: Syphilis cases rise 134% among Homosexual and Bisexual Men

Wed Aug 03, 2012 18:51 EST







ATLANTA, Georgia, August 3, 2012 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that minority homosexual and bisexual men account for a disproportionate number of new syphilis cases. About 15% of people with untreated syphilis eventually develop long-term complications, including damage to the brain, nerves, heart and blood vessels that can prove fatal.

The national syphilis rate hit an all-time low of 2.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2000, but using data from 27 states, the CDC observed a rising U.S. syphilis rate largely among men. In 2009, the rate among men was just under 8 cases per 100,000 versus 1.4 cases per 100,000 women.

CDC researchers found that between 2005 and 2008, the syphilis rate among African-American homosexual and bisexual men rose at an 8-times faster rate compared with their Caucasian counterparts. The 2008 syphilis rate among African-American homosexual and bisexual men was 19 per 100,000.

Hispanic homosexual and bisexual men had more than twice the increase of Caucasian men. The 2008 syphilis rate among Hispanic men was just over 7 per 100,000 and among Caucasian men 4 per 100,000.

In addition, the CDC noted a shift in the age group most affected by syphilis. Reuters published news that while ten years ago, outbreaks of the STD were largely reported among homosexual and bisexual men in their 30s,“since 2005 teenagers and men in their 20s have shown the biggest increase in syphilis cases”. In 2008,“20- to 29-year-olds had the highest rate at around 12 cases per 100,000.”

In an interview with Arthur Goldberg of JONAH, a non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the Jewish community about the social, cultural, and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions, highlighted the essence of the disproportionately rising U.S. syphilis rate among minority homosexual and bisexual men. He commented,“Unfortunately the lack of education within the minority communities concerning the alternatives for healing and the ability to change homosexual ideation is primarily responsible for this spike.”

“Citizens need to be given the information as to options about sexuality,” Goldberg continued.“Equal access to ‘ex-gay’ information is essential.”
http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/trends.htm
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ObamaCare regulations decree unmarried homosexuals ‘are treated as family members’

Tue Jul 24, 2012 14:28 EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2012,– Although same-sex “marriage” is not recognized by the federal government, President Barack Obama has continued to change federal benefit regulations to grant unmarried homosexuals the same rights as married couples. The purpose of the regulations is “to ensure same-sex domestic partners are treated as family members” and “have access to these benefits to the same extent as spouses of Federal employees and their children.”

The Obama administration has imposed a series of new government rules extending federal benefits to the same-sex partners and stepchildren of unmarried homosexuals, but not unmarried heterosexuals.

One controversial proposed rule would allow the children of same-sex partners to remain on federal workers’ taxpayer-funded insurance until they turn 26.

The last regulatory change was accomplished by “tweaking” the federal definition of the word “stepchild.”

The government is accepting comments on the proposed measure until September 18.

Another new rule grants “same-sex domestic partners,”“former same-sex domestic partners,” and “persons with whom the employee or Member has agreed to enter into a same-sex domestic partnership” an insurable interest in the homosexual partner.

Click “like” if you want to defend true marriage.

Others extend federal coverage for child care to “children of same-sex domestic partners of Federal employees,” presumably from a previous heterosexual union;
or make domestic partners eligible for pay and perks available to married couples.

The Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) explained these benefits are available only to homosexual cohabitants rather than heterosexual ones, because “marriage is not an option for same-sex couples wishing to obtain federal benefits.”

The federal diktats were written in accordance with President Obama’s June 2, 2010, memorandum on the “Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Domestic Partners of Federal Employees.”

President Obama has publicly endorsed same-sex “marriage,” and has been known to implement his agenda through executive orders or other federal regulations when one of his favored bills cannot pass Congress.

The regulations follow a familiar pattern of executive power. In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) adopted a rule forcing all landlords who accept Section 8 to rent to homosexual and transgender individuals by redefining the word “family.”

The new benefits will pad the bottom line of already generous federal worker benefits. Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute found,“In 2010, federal workers enjoyed average benefits of $42,462, which compared to average benefits in the U.S. private sector of just $10,771.” Federal workers’ pay rose faster than that of private sector workers in 2011, and they have suffered less income decline than private sector employees since the recession.

Earlier this year, President Obama suggested that the insurance premiums that military retirees pay to Tricare increase 300 percent. Some retired veterans will pay five-times more money for their health benefits.
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Take a chill pill my little heroin junkie.....you just love the attention dont you ...you little bitch......
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Only if you hold it for me :)
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Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay unions are a direct and defective conflict with evolution's fundamental purpose. Literally,'unmarriage'.

Snicker.

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KiMare wrote:
Gay unions are a direct and defective conflict with evolution's fundamental purpose. Literally,'unmarriage'.
Snicker.
You are a direct and defective conflict with common sense, literacy, and purpose. Literally, "unhuman".

Troll on, Mangaina Man.
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KiMare wrote:
Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay unions are a direct and defective conflict with evolution's fundamental purpose. Literally,'unmarriage'.
Snicker.
Nature IS darwinian, BUT ... I have this half pound of frontal cortex that offers me the option to NOT be.

What are you doing with yours?

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Droppin in for a tad wrote:
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Nature IS darwinian, BUT ... I have this half pound of frontal cortex that offers me the option to NOT be.
What are you doing with yours?
Read about mating behavior and it's pervasive influence in everything you do.

Your half pound of cortex is WIRED for mating behavior! However, for GLBT, the wiring was messed up. Hence, a butch lesbian dresses and acts like a man to attract a barely lesbian lesbian.

Smile.

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