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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“Marriage equality for all”

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KiMare wrote:
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Here is a simple explanation of the difference;
A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.
Any more questions?
Smile.
You are the self-appointed expert of fruits and nuts.

No matter, these are simply the opinions of a Chimera with a dusty old mangina, third nipple, schizophrenia and 3 sanity certificates which zhe had to lie in order to obtain.

Keep on truckin', Mangina Man.
Catherine Andrew Singer

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<quoted text>Catherine Singer (aka the purple coward) doesn't want to share his dog with you.....but he will take you for a ride in his RENTED limo (aka his 79' ford pinto) & suck all the marrow out of your bone......You don't even have to pay him he does it just for the taste of it.......ENJOY, he was fired for molesting boys at the paris ill. high school.... Look it up IT IS A FACT.......
How's that dog-jacking business going Mike H/factless?? It had such PROMISE! You could have been SOMEONE for once in your pathetic life. You could have left your single wide and Possum Holler behind and moved to a place in the city with INDOOR PLUMBING.

Instead, you choose NOT to rent out your stable of sexy wiener dogs but are jacking them YOURSELF. Not in the business model my source in Mattoon sold you on your LINK card (he cheap too!), in case you are not clear on the concept of BUSINESS.

Put down those wiener dogs of yours and rent them out like you planned. And be SOMEONE IN LIFE instead of the bum and low-level child predator that you ARE.

Take my advice, factless, and you TOO can maybe ride in a limo someday!!
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Can't believe how this topic has blown up. I don't agree with it but truth be told its not up to us. The law will decide this.

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KiMare wrote:
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Here is a simple explanation of the difference;
A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.
Any more questions?
Smile.
Ya, how are you so retarded?
Rainbow Kid

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KiMare wrote:
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Here is a simple explanation of the difference;
A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.
Any more questions?
Smile.
The State of Illinois does not sell marriage licenses to trees
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Your first step to equality is to strip your branches and start your own pride parade
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KiMare wrote:
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Here is a simple explanation of the difference;
A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.
Any more questions?
Smile.
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Ya, how are you so retarded?
Even funnier?

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' fruit trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to let nut trees be fruit trees too!

Hilarious!!!

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Jon Jon,
You realize that responding to these just adds to their validity.
You are getting what you want.
Why the fight?
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You're right, we are getting what we want. According to OutQ news, and local press, a vote on SSM should come to the Illinois legislature on Valentine's Day.

How entirely appropriate. Next step, federal recognition.
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Marengo Jon wrote:
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Next step, federal recognition.
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Same sex parent families are raising kids, just like opposite sex parent families. We don't treat kids of straight parents differently depending on how they came to be. Adopted kids are legally equal to kids who have biological ties to one or both parents.

Denial of equal treatment provides nothing for straight families. It only harms same sex couples and their families for no legitimate reason.

While procreation ability, intent, or desire has never been a requirement for marriage, gay married couples are raising children both biologically related and adopted.

There is no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for harming those families through denial of equal treatment as required by the 5th and 14th amendments, and promised in the founding documents.
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Why not they have every right to be just as miserable as all of us straight people are. Marriage is not easy.
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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.
I'm a far-right Christian but haven't joined the Neo-Nazi league yet. I'm here, but I ain't kweer. I wonder how long it will take for the sub-human sodomites with their perverted anal antics to baby cry about their "rights"
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The six ways homosexual activists manipulate public opinion

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May 31, 2012 - Anyone who is concerned about the influence of the homosexual agenda on reshaping traditional values must become intimately familiar with the major tactics that homophiles commonly employ in order to anticipate them and respond in charity and truth. Homophile strategists are very adept at manipulating public opinion with an arsenal of six tactics that are based upon deceptions and half-truths:

Exploit the “victim” status;
Use the sympathetic media;
Confuse and neutralize the churches;
Slander and stereotype Christians;
Bait and switch (hide their true nature); and
Intimidation.

One reason these tactics have worked so well is that homophile activists have succeeded in marketing a harmless and friendly image of their movement. They have lulled people into thinking that the wider society will not be adversely affected by their radical social agenda. Homosexual strategists have, in many cases, toned down their extreme rhetoric and have cloaked their agenda in soothing language. Over time, however, many have begun to think of themselves and others as “homophobes” or “haters” if they oppose any aspect of the homosexual rights agenda — or, incredibly, even if they question it in their own minds.

Generals and attorneys often wish that their opponents would write a book. Interestingly, leaders of the “homosexual rights” movement did exactly that. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen clearly laid out this agenda in the marching orders of the movement, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90s.[1] This volume is an absolute treasure chest of information for those pro-family stalwarts who are actively engaged against the homosexual rights agenda.

By far the most popular homophile tactic is the claim to victim status, which is a very powerful, almost paralyzing, weapon that gives them a distinct advantage in the public square. Kirk and Madsen summarize the potent effectiveness of the victim status:

In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector.… The purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable; that is, to jam with shame the self-righteous pride that would ordinarily accompany and reward their antigay belligerence, and to lay groundwork for the process of conversion by helping straights identify with gays and sympathize with their underdog status.… the public should be persuaded that gays are victims of circumstance, that they no more chose their sexual orientation than they did, say, their height, skin color, talents, or limitations.… gays should be portrayed as victims of prejudice.

Does this sound familiar? It does if one pays attention to any mainstream media coverage of these controversial issues as they play out in law and society. But the victim status requires a story to back it up. Thus, perhaps the most common lament of the garden-variety homophile revolves around the alleged “tidal wave of anti-gay” hate crimes.
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An analysis of FBI statistics on hate crimes committed against homosexuals during the time period 2000-2008 shows that the probability of any individual homosexual being the victim of a hate crime during his or her entire life span is slightly more than one percent.[2] Interestingly,“gays” are more likely to commit hate crimes against “straights” than “straights” are to commit hate crimes against “gays.” According to the FBI, there are 3.98 hate crimes committed by each million heterosexuals annually against homosexuals, and there are 4.44 hate crimes committed by each million homosexuals annually against heterosexuals.[3]

Violence against homosexuals by others gets all the press, but it is interesting to note that the great majority of anti-”gay” violence is committed by other “gays.” The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is the leading tracker of violence against “gays” in the United States. According to the NCAVP’s statistics on anti-”gay” violence, 83 percent of all violence committed against “gays” is carried out by other “gays” in domestic situations. This does not even count “gay-on-gay” violence committed outside the home.[4]

This confusion is now pervasive in society, and questioning the agenda is simply not to be tolerated – especially among America’s youth.

For example, the classical notion that universities should be “arenas for the free exchange of ideas” has been completely discarded in the United States. More than three-fourths of U.S. colleges and universities now possess codes of conduct that ban behavior and speech based upon, including many other things,“homophobia.” The danger that these codes represent to academic freedom far outweighs their usefulness. This has already been amply demonstrated, as many colleges have severely punished students for merely desiring to debate the topic of homosexuality.

The squashing of dissenting views on homosexuality in the classroom has been going on for decades now. In 1991, a student at the University of Michigan announced his intention to establish a counseling program to help homosexuals leave their lifestyle. He was dragged before a panel of university administrators, unanimously found guilty of “sexual harassment,” and was thrown out of the university.[5] In 2000, the Student Judiciary of Tufts University voted officially to “derecognize” the Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF) club for taking into account, for purposes of selecting leaders, the beliefs of a member whose views of Scripture and homosexuality were opposed to their own.[6] The TCF was stripped of funding, not permitted to use the Tufts name, not permitted to meet in any room that required a reservation, and not allowed to advertise or announce any of their events or meetings. In 2011, a Fort Worth, Texas high school student was suspended from school for reportedly saying,“I’m a Christian, and I don’t think being gay is right,” during a class discussion.[7] And teachers don’t have it any easier. In 2010 a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was accused of “hate speech” and relieved of his teaching duties for teaching Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in his Introduction to Catholicism class.[8]
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Political science professor Jean Betheke Elshtain, while highlighting the dangers presented by codes against racism, also points out the difficulties associated with all punitive codes of this nature:“My hunch is that, over the long haul, the upshot of such endeavors [college speech codes] will not be a purified, racist-free, collective student consciousness, but a simmering backlog of resentment at being labeled as a racist, even if one has never committed a racist act or uttered a racist slur.”[9]

No one should attempt to deny homosexuals their basic human rights; which are the same basic rights that we all have as being sons and daughters of God. But it has gotten to the point where we have to fight to preserve our own basic rights — the rights to free speech, religion, assembly, and teaching our own children our values – in order to protect our own families and institutions.

Those who promote homosexuality are forcibly tearing away more and more of the rights of Christians, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Who could have possibly imagined just a few years ago that companies would start firing people for writing pro-family articles on their own time, or business owners would be sued for refusing to participate in homosexual union ceremonies?

[2] Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual report entitled “Hate Crime Statistics.” Table 1,“Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders by Bias Motivation.” http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm .
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Not Yet Equal wrote:
Same sex parent families are raising kids, just like opposite sex parent families. We don't treat kids of straight parents differently depending on how they came to be. Adopted kids are legally equal to kids who have biological ties to one or both parents.
Denial of equal treatment provides nothing for straight families. It only harms same sex couples and their families for no legitimate reason.
While procreation ability, intent, or desire has never been a requirement for marriage, gay married couples are raising children both biologically related and adopted.
There is no legitimate governmental interest sufficient for harming those families through denial of equal treatment as required by the 5th and 14th amendments, and promised in the founding documents.
You are talking out of both sides of your mouth.

First you are adamant children should not be considered to equate gay couples to marriage.

Now you are arguing for children.

Which is it?

Smile.
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Political science professor Jean Betheke Elshtain, while highlighting the dangers presented by codes against racism, also points out the difficulties associated with all punitive codes of this nature:“My hunch is that, over the long haul, the upshot of such endeavors [college speech codes] will not be a purified, racist-free, collective student consciousness, but a simmering backlog of resentment at being labeled as a racist, even if one has never committed a racist act or uttered a racist slur.”[9]

No one should attempt to deny homosexuals their basic human rights; which are the same basic rights that we all have as being sons and daughters of God. But it has gotten to the point where we have to fight to preserve our own basic rights — the rights to free speech, religion, assembly, and teaching our own children our values – in order to protect our own families and institutions.

Those who promote homosexuality are forcibly tearing away more and more of the rights of Christians, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Who could have possibly imagined just a few years ago that companies would start firing people for writing pro-family articles on their own time, or business owners would be sued for refusing to participate in homosexual union ceremonies?

[2] Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) annual report entitled “Hate Crime Statistics.” Table 1,“Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders by Bias Motivation.” http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm .

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