Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

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

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“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37494 Feb 5, 2013
Docrahrah wrote:
I'd just like to say, what is wrong with a room full of men wearing tutu's, women makeup and wigs. Just doing the most perverted filthiest acts with each other that would make a true man sick. And what's wrong with sister Sally dressing like grandpa. Lol, lol...
Ha ha ha ha ha

A true man doesn't feel compelled to crap in others.
Mother Superior

Waterloo, IL

#37495 Feb 5, 2013
I just think of how predictable you are HA HA!!!!
You to jon jon!
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, we can't act that stupid. Its something that people like you are just born with...
Dolan

Saint Louis, MO

#37496 Feb 5, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
Procreation is a private decision which does not alter the fundamental right of the individual to marriage. No procreation intent, or even ability, is required, as made clear in Turner and others.
"But even if Congress believed at the time of DOMA's passage that children had the best chance at success if raised jointly by their biological mothers and fathers, a desire to encourage heterosexual couples to procreate and rear their own children more responsibly would not provide a rational basis for denying federal recognition to same-sex marriages. Such denial does nothing to promote stability in heterosexual parenting. Rather, it "prevents children of same-sex couples from enjoying the immeasurable advantages that flow from the assurance of a stable family structure, when afforded equal recognition under federal law.
Moreover, an interest in encouraging responsible procreation plainly cannot provide a rational basis upon which to exclude same-sex marriages from federal recognition because, as Justice Scalia pointed out, the ability to procreate is not now, nor has it ever been, a precondition to marriage in any state in the country. Indeed, "the sterile and the elderly" have never been denied the right to marry by any of the fifty states. And the federal government has never considered denying recognition to marriage based on an ability or inability to procreate.
Similarly, Congress' asserted interest in defending and nurturing heterosexual marriage is not "grounded in sufficient factual context for this court to ascertain some relation" between it and the classification DOMA effects.
What remains, therefore, is the possibility that Congress sought to deny recognition to same-sex marriages in order to make heterosexual marriage appear more valuable or desirable. But the extent that this was the goal, Congress has achieved it "only by punishing same-sex couples who exercise their rights under state law." And this the Constitution does not permit. "For if the constitutional conception of 'equal protection of the laws' means anything, it must at the very least mean" that the Constitution will not abide such "a bare congressional desire to harm a politically unpopular group."
Neither does the Constitution allow Congress to sustain DOMA by reference to the objective of defending traditional notions of morality. As the Supreme Court made abundantly clear in Lawrence v. Texas and Romer v. Evans, "the fact that the governing majority in a State has traditionally viewed a particular practice as immoral is not a sufficient reason for upholding a law..."
http://docfiles.justia.com/cases/federal/dist...
All that I want to ask is this....
Name me one law that 'regulates'- a "choice" about
a sexual lifestyle. Laws regulate how we function in
society...not about whether you like hotdogs
or i like pie. Plenty of non-dism laws on the
books, which allow for your lifestyle "choice". What
you do in a sexual environment, as it is with me...
your business. Don't need any laws to regulate
your sexual choice...or mine.
You follow the same societal rules as the rest of
us...which is to keep order in how society operates.
Your sexual choices is not a society-ordered function...
yours is only sexual...

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37497 Feb 5, 2013
Mother Superior wrote:
I just think of how predictable you are HA HA!!!!
You to jon jon!
<quoted text>
You made a prediction after someone did something? Wow...how lame.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37498 Feb 5, 2013
Dolan wrote:
<quoted text>
All that I want to ask is this....
Name me one law that 'regulates'- a "choice" about
a sexual lifestyle. Laws regulate how we function in
society...not about whether you like hotdogs
or i like pie. Plenty of non-dism laws on the
books, which allow for your lifestyle "choice". What
you do in a sexual environment, as it is with me...
your business. Don't need any laws to regulate
your sexual choice...or mine.
You follow the same societal rules as the rest of
us...which is to keep order in how society operates.
Your sexual choices is not a society-ordered function...
yours is only sexual...
zzzzzz....sexuality isn't a choice.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#37499 Feb 5, 2013
NEWTOWN SIDES WITH NRA: VOTES FOR ARMED GUARDS IN SCHOOLS

by JOHN NOLTE 1 Feb 2013

When the rubber hits the road, when the stark and very real choice is either empty political posturing with useless gun control laws or doing something practical to protect your children, the only people laughing at the NRA are a media determined to protect anything and everything involving Barack Obama. Today the Newtown Board of Education made the only choice any parent can: It voted to put armed guards in its schools:

The vote, for now, only represents a request — it still needs to clear budget and logistical boundaries since the guards would come from the town's police resources as opposed to the school board itself. But the plan 'would put two eyes and ears -- one armed, one unarmed -- at each Newtown school,' reports Bronxville Patch's Davis Dunavin. The guards, officially called school resource officers (SROs), were already a fixture at all Newtown schools in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, but until this vote they were budgeted only to be a presence at middle and high Schools, according to NBC Connecticut.

The current push for gun controls by The State and its media is nothing more than another front in the relentless culture wars against Red State Americans and Bitter Clingers. None of the proposed laws would have stopped the Sandy Hook murderer, which should tell you everything you need to know.

Meanwhile, in Democrat-run Chicago, there's a Newtown every month. But the only solution to that problem would be admitting harsh gun control laws and liberalism run amok have failed. So the media would rather Chicago's monthly Sandy Hook goes on than ever admit to such an inconvenient truth.

The NRA proposed putting armed guns in schools, and now the school board closest to this tragedy agrees.

Liberals always depend on others to defend them, and yet oppose sane ideas. Strange people those!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37502 Feb 6, 2013
Bruser wrote:
NEWTOWN SIDES WITH NRA: VOTES FOR ARMED GUARDS IN SCHOOLS
by JOHN NOLTE 1 Feb 2013
When the rubber hits the road, when the stark and very real choice is either empty political posturing with useless gun control laws or doing something practical to protect your children, the only people laughing at the NRA are a media determined to protect anything and everything involving Barack Obama. Today the Newtown Board of Education made the only choice any parent can: It voted to put armed guards in its schools:
The vote, for now, only represents a request — it still needs to clear budget and logistical boundaries since the guards would come from the town's police resources as opposed to the school board itself. But the plan 'would put two eyes and ears -- one armed, one unarmed -- at each Newtown school,' reports Bronxville Patch's Davis Dunavin. The guards, officially called school resource officers (SROs), were already a fixture at all Newtown schools in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, but until this vote they were budgeted only to be a presence at middle and high Schools, according to NBC Connecticut.
The current push for gun controls by The State and its media is nothing more than another front in the relentless culture wars against Red State Americans and Bitter Clingers. None of the proposed laws would have stopped the Sandy Hook murderer, which should tell you everything you need to know.
Meanwhile, in Democrat-run Chicago, there's a Newtown every month. But the only solution to that problem would be admitting harsh gun control laws and liberalism run amok have failed. So the media would rather Chicago's monthly Sandy Hook goes on than ever admit to such an inconvenient truth.
The NRA proposed putting armed guns in schools, and now the school board closest to this tragedy agrees.
Liberals always depend on others to defend them, and yet oppose sane ideas. Strange people those!
It will work if they issue bulletproof vests to all the Gay and Hispanic children

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37504 Feb 6, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
zzzzzz....sexuality isn't a choice.
Additionally, marriage does not require sexual expression. It is independent of sexual behavior. People locked up in prison remain married or can get married, even when sex is impossible.(Turner)

Same with people who are paralyzed or otherwise incapable of sexual function. Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual. Like free speech remains a right even if you can't talk. It is a fundamental civil right of the individual.

“Free your mind”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#37506 Feb 6, 2013
Mother Superior wrote:
Agreed... Marriage should not be about sex.
Yet you argue for "same SEX marriages"
You contradict yourself.
FAIL!
<quoted text>
Same sex as in gender, not having sex... geeze, when you see "sex" on a form you fill out do you think it means having sex, or what sex you are?

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37508 Feb 6, 2013
TXgurl wrote:
<quoted text>
Same sex as in gender, not having sex... geeze, when you see "sex" on a form you fill out do you think it means having sex, or what sex you are?
Its an idiot troll...don't even try reasoning with it...

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37509 Feb 6, 2013
Mother Superior wrote:
Agreed... Marriage should not be about sex.
Yet you argue for "same SEX marriages"
You contradict yourself.
FAIL!
<quoted text>
Oh, Momma Inferior, that was a really lame argument. I'll have "nun" of your nonsense.

What do Nuns do in cucumber gardens?

Push-ups.
Mother Superior

Waterloo, IL

#37510 Feb 6, 2013
I assume you do squat thrusts.
Bless you my dear.
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, Momma Inferior, that was a really lame argument. I'll have "nun" of your nonsense.
What do Nuns do in cucumber gardens?
Push-ups.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37511 Feb 6, 2013
Mother Superior wrote:
I assume you do squat thrusts.
Bless you my dear.
<quoted text>
Religiously, fervently and vociferously.
Mother Superior

Waterloo, IL

#37512 Feb 6, 2013
vociferously?
I learned a new word today.
It's good to keep in top physical condition.
Bless you once again my dear.
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
Religiously, fervently and vociferously.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37514 Feb 6, 2013
"The conservative movement, to which I subscribe, has as one of its basic tenets the belief that government should stay out of people’s private lives. Government governs best when it governs least - and stays out of the impossible task of legislating morality. But legislating someone’s version of morality is exactly what we do by perpetuating discrimination against gays."

“There has always been homosexuality, ever since man and woman were invented. I guess there were gay apes. So that's not an issue. The Republican Party should stand for freedom and only freedom. Don't raise hell about the gays, the Blacks and the Mexicans. Free people have a right to do as they damn well please."

"The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they're gay. You don't have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay." Conservative Icon, WW 2 hero, AZ Senator, and Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37515 Feb 6, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
"The conservative movement, to which I subscribe, has as one of its basic tenets the belief that government should stay out of people’s private lives. Government governs best when it governs least - and stays out of the impossible task of legislating morality. But legislating someone’s version of morality is exactly what we do by perpetuating discrimination against gays."
“There has always been homosexuality, ever since man and woman were invented. I guess there were gay apes. So that's not an issue. The Republican Party should stand for freedom and only freedom. Don't raise hell about the gays, the Blacks and the Mexicans. Free people have a right to do as they damn well please."
"The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they're gay. You don't have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay." Conservative Icon, WW 2 hero, AZ Senator, and Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater
"Discriminating against gays and distorting marriage are two distinct issues."

Kimare'a

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37516 Feb 6, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
"Discriminating against gays and distorting marriage are two distinct issues."
Kimare'a
Yet you choose to do both.

Again, your inner lesbian is mortified with your archaic behavior.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37517 Feb 7, 2013
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;

A apple tree bearing fruit.
A apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A walnut tree who never bears anything wanting to be a apple tree.
A walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.

Even funnier?

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
outsider

Waterloo, IL

#37518 Feb 7, 2013
A person stumbling on to this site would immediately
come to the conclusion that the pro SSM folks are haters. Does not speak well for your cause.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37519 Feb 7, 2013
KiMare wrote:
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
A apple tree bearing fruit.
A apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A walnut tree who never bears anything wanting to be a apple tree.
A walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
fruits and nuts have nothing to do with marriage equality. You are barking up the wrong tree, fruitcake.

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