Avalanch of Amicus Briefs Urge SCOTUS To Strike Down Prop 8

Feb 28, 2013 | Posted by: Sei | Full story: lezgetreal.com

From President Obama to 131 Republicans to stated LGBT orgs, SCOTUS faces a lot of people calling for the overturning of CA's Prop 8.

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Sir Andrew

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Every new story along these lines makes the goosebumps on my arms more prevalent. It seems unbelievable that I grew up and came out at a time when one could be thrown in jail just for being gay—and I was—only to see, just a few years later, the possibility of the end to nearly every discriminatory law targeting us. If marriage falls, even if the ruling is narrowly tailored to just the California situation, we will have to watch that we're not crushed in the rubble of the other antigay laws that will tumble like dominoes. We'll need to carefully step to the side and let the detritus of generations of bigotry bury dear Maggie and her NOM cohorts instead. They've earned it.
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Yes, while you continually spread your physical and social disease upon society since the 60's.
A bunch of decadent subversive decadent pigs violating parents' rights and encouraging children into deviant behavior in a Massachusetts school and keeping it away from the knowledge of their own parents.
For that! I would demand you be put in jail.
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Red Lipstick wrote:
Yes, while you continually spread your physical and social disease upon society since the 60's.
A bunch of decadent subversive decadent pigs violating parents' rights and encouraging children into deviant behavior in a Massachusetts school and keeping it away from the knowledge of their own parents.
For that! I would demand you be put in jail.
That shit closes on the road. Get some fresh material.
Xavier Breath

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Sir Andrew wrote:
Every new story along these lines makes the goosebumps on my arms more prevalent. It seems unbelievable that I grew up and came out at a time when one could be thrown in jail just for being gay—and I was—only to see, just a few years later, the possibility of the end to nearly every discriminatory law targeting us. If marriage falls, even if the ruling is narrowly tailored to just the California situation, we will have to watch that we're not crushed in the rubble of the other antigay laws that will tumble like dominoes. We'll need to carefully step to the side and let the detritus of generations of bigotry bury dear Maggie and her NOM cohorts instead. They've earned it.
"It is said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones,” Nelson Mandela

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Red Lipstick wrote:
Yes, while you continually spread your physical and social disease upon society since the 60's.
A bunch of decadent subversive decadent pigs violating parents' rights and encouraging children into deviant behavior in a Massachusetts school and keeping it away from the knowledge of their own parents.
For that! I would demand you be put in jail.
Red today c(_)ntlicker? Your bigotry and ignorance just gets funnier everyday. Next time you think you have something pertinent to post, don't. POS
Brown Lipstick

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Uve wrote:
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Red today c(_)ntlicker? Your bigotry and ignorance just gets funnier everyday. Next time you think you have something pertinent to post, don't. POS
Thank you. Shitstain!

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Portion of the brief filed by the American Sociological Association in the SSM SCOTUS case:

"FTA and worth re-posting:

" First, the Regnerus study does not specifically examine children born or adopted into same-sex parent families, but instead examines children who, from the time they were born until they were 18 or moved out, had a parent who at any time had “a same-sex romantic relationship.”. As Regnerus noted, the majority of the individuals characterized by him as children of “lesbian mothers” and “gay fathers” were the offspring of failed opposite- sex unions whose parent subsequently had a same-sex relationship. In other words, Regnerus did not study or analyze the children of two same-sex parents.

Second, when the Regnerus study compared the children of parents who at one point had a “same-sex romantic relationship,” most of whom had experienced a family dissolution or single motherhood, to children raised by two biological, married opposite-sex parents, the study stripped away all divorced, single, and stepparent families from the opposite-sex group, leaving only stable, married, opposite-sex families as the comparison... Thus, it was hardly surprising that the opposite-sex group had better outcomes given that stability is a key predictor of positive child wellbeing. By so doing, the Regnerus study makes inappropriate apples-to-oranges comparisons.

Third, Regnerus’s first published analysis of his research data failed to consider whether the children lived with, or were raised by, the parent who was, at some point, apparently involved in “a romantic relationship with someone of the same sex” and that same-sex partner. Instead, Regnerus categorized children as raised by a parent in a same-sex romantic relationship regardless of whether they were in fact raised by the parent and the parent’s same-sex romantic partner and regardless of the amount of time that they spent under the parent’s care. As a result, so long as an adult child believed that he or she had had a parent who had a relationship with someone of the same sex, then he or she was counted by Regnerus as having been “raised by” a parent in a same-sex relationship.

Fourth, in contrast to every other study on same-sex parenting, Regnerus identified parents who had purportedly engaged in a same-sex romantic relationship based solely on the child’s own retrospective report of the parent’s romantic relationships, made once the child was an adult. This unusual measurement strategy ignored the fact that the child may have limited and inaccurate recollections of the parents’ distant romantic past.

Finally, the study fails to account for the fact that the negative outcomes may have been caused by other childhood events or events later in the individual’s adult life, particularly given that the vast majority (thirty-seven of forty) of the outcomes measured were adult and not childhood outcomes. Factors other than same-sex parenting are likely to explain these negative outcomes in the Regnerus study. Regnerus himself concludes that “I am thus not suggesting that growing up with a lesbian mother or gay father causes suboptimal outcomes because of the sexual orientation or sexual behavior of the parent.”

In sum, by conflating (1) children raised by same-sex parents with (2) individuals who reportedly had a parent who had “a romantic relationship with someone of the same sex,” and referring to such individuals as children of “lesbian mothers” or “gay fathers,” the Regnerus study obscures the fact that it did not specifically examine children raised by two same-sex parents. Accordingly, it cannot speak to the impact of same-sex parenting on child outcomes."

I suggest we all copy this and re-post it as much as possible. As the saying goes,"The TRUTH will set you free".

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Thank you. Shitstain!
Your welcome coward.

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