Will Ill. Legalize Gay Marriage Before Legislature Adjourns?

May 31, 2013 Full story: GPB.org 13

Activists rally in support of gay marriage on March 25 in Chicago. The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that will legalize same-sex marriage but it has stalled in the state House.

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Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#1 May 31, 2013
They should call for a vote and get everyone's vote on the record. Then voters who support marriage equality, which is a majority in that state, can decide what they want to do about the anti-equality legislators at the ballot box.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#2 May 31, 2013
wouldn't that just tick off that idiot from pekin, illinois in the "homosexuality and the bible" thread! LOL

surely that would make his head split in two and have some life form come erupting out like in the movie Aliens.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 May 31, 2013
Not looking good. It went from definitely calling for a vote, to "we'll see". They obviously don't have the votes.
Rational Evolutionist

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 4, 2013
The Hidden Danger of Same-Sex Marriage:

In recent years, the Gay Rights movement has made tremendous headway to legalize same-sex marriage in several states by chanting sugary slogans such as “it’s just love” and “civil rights for all.” Such seemingly harmless mantras resonate positively with libertarian, left-wing American ideologues, yet deceptively mask the LGBT movement’s darker, ulterior motives.

Beneath the melodious rhetoric of the LGBT movement is a grandiose plan to require all American public schools to teach impressionable prepubescent children that homosexual partnerships and intercourse are not only legal but an equally valid, healthy, and socially acceptable alternative to heterosexuality.

Justifying the use of taxpayer money to introduce and normalize homosexuality in public schools is nearly impossible in states where same-sex marriage is illegal. LGBT leaders know that, and it partly explains why they’re fiercely pushing for same-sex-marriage.

So, what’s the harm in teaching the next generation that homosexuality is a valid alternative to heterosexuality? A preponderance of scientific research reveals that gay sex, in terms of health and safety, is actually not a valid alternative. The danger of practicing deviant sexual relations is evident in the massive number of sexually active gays who have tragically died or suffered from HIV and AIDS in the past thirty years.

Unfortunately, the onslaught of infections continues to this day. For instance, in December of 2012, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - an independent, non-partisan governmental organization- released data that showed HIV infections “had remained steady in the general public between 2008 and 2010,[while] infections had risen by an incredible 22 percent in young gay men.”(U.S News, Flock, July 3 2013)

Moreover,“Gay men represented two-thirds of new infections. And nearly 6,000 gay men were dying of AIDS every year.”

Despite Hollywood’s positive and glamorous portrayal of homosexual couples in sitcoms and films, the CDC revealed a less flattering exposé by stating,“If HIV continues to spread at its current rates, more than half of college-aged gay men will have HIV by the age of 50.”(U.S News, Flock, July 3 2013)

With millions of dollars being channeled to pro-gay marketing firms, political action campaigns, and sympathetic media outlets, the LGBT movement has successfully popularized the notion that sodomy between two men poses the same health risks as vaginal intercourse between a man and a woman. The LGBT movement knows that that popular perception is a myth, yet unconscionably perpetuates it to advance its same-sex marriage, and homosexuality-in-the-schools agenda, at the potential cost of millions of lives.
Rational Evolutionist

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 4, 2013
The Hidden Danger of Same-Sex Marriage (continued):

Indeed HIV and AIDS are significantly more common among homosexual men not because these virulent diseases are homophobic/prejudicial, but because the architecture of the human rectum was not designed for penile penetration rather for bowel evacuation. In addition, unlike the female genital canal, the anus did not evolve with built-in cellular properties to protect the male body from this deadly virus.

The LGBT movement is very aware of the disproportionate HIV/AIDS epidemic among the gay community, yet it continues to leverage its enormous political and financial power to uphold the Disneyesque fantasy that sexually active gay couples are just as healthy and functional as their heterosexual counterparts.

How will the legalization of same-sex marriage affect your family?

If same-sex marriage is made legal in your state – public schools will be legally required to teach your sons, grandsons, nephews etc. that homosexuality is a socially acceptable and equal alternative to heterosexuality. To avoid costly discrimination or defamation lawsuits from gay parents or federal and state authorities, school educators will deliberately avoid teaching the true health risks of male-to-male sodomy. Without knowledge of the full risks of MSM sodomy, the young male members of your family may feel recreational anal sex is safe enough to try, and by trying it just once, they could tragically join the fifty percent of young American gay men who are projected to contract HIV by the age of 50.

If you believe in freedom, then free your mind from the media elite’s false propaganda and politically-correct mythology, and purify it with pristine truth. If you’re motivated by justice, then advocate against the LGBT movement’s harmful crusade to promote high-risk homosexual behavior to our nation’s children. And if love guides your heart, then show love for your brethren by demanding LGBT leaders to place human life over political aggrandizement by making HIV/AIDS – not marriage- their first and foremost priority.

May peace be with you!

References:

Flock, Elizabeth. Gay Community Won Battles on Marriage, But May Be Losing the War on HIV/AIDS. U.S News, 3 July. 2013. Web. 9 July. 2013.‹ http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/07/0... >

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#6 Sep 4, 2013
Rational Evolutionist wrote:
The Hidden Danger of Same-Sex Marriage:
In recent years, the Gay Rights movement has made tremendous headway to legalize same-sex marriage in several states by chanting sugary slogans such as “it’s just love” and “civil rights for all.” Such seemingly harmless mantras resonate positively with libertarian, left-wing American ideologues, yet deceptively mask the LGBT movement’s darker, ulterior motives.
Beneath the melodious rhetoric of the LGBT movement is a grandiose plan to require all American public schools to teach impressionable prepubescent children that homosexual partnerships and intercourse are not only legal but an equally valid, healthy, and socially acceptable alternative to heterosexuality.
Justifying the use of taxpayer money to introduce and normalize homosexuality in public schools is nearly impossible in states where same-sex marriage is illegal. LGBT leaders know that, and it partly explains why they’re fiercely pushing for same-sex-marriage.
So, what’s the harm in teaching the next generation that homosexuality is a valid alternative to heterosexuality? A preponderance of scientific research reveals that gay sex, in terms of health and safety, is actually not a valid alternative. The danger of practicing deviant sexual relations is evident in the massive number of sexually active gays who have tragically died or suffered from HIV and AIDS in the past thirty years.
Unfortunately, the onslaught of infections continues to this day. For instance, in December of 2012, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - an independent, non-partisan governmental organization- released data that showed HIV infections “had remained steady in the general public between 2008 and 2010,[while] infections had risen by an incredible 22 percent in young gay men.”(U.S News, Flock, July 3 2013)
Moreover,“Gay men represented two-thirds of new infections. And nearly 6,000 gay men were dying of AIDS every year.”
Despite Hollywood’s positive and glamorous portrayal of homosexual couples in sitcoms and films, the CDC revealed a less flattering exposé by stating,“If HIV continues to spread at its current rates, more than half of college-aged gay men will have HIV by the age of 50.”(U.S News, Flock, July 3 2013)
With millions of dollars being channeled to pro-gay marketing firms, political action campaigns, and sympathetic media outlets, the LGBT movement has successfully popularized the notion that sodomy between two men poses the same health risks as vaginal intercourse between a man and a woman. The LGBT movement knows that that popular perception is a myth, yet unconscionably perpetuates it to advance its same-sex marriage, and homosexuality-in-the-schools agenda, at the potential cost of millions of lives.
Yeah. So ? We all know that already. Whats' your point ?!

Since: Mar 07

Rhoadesville, VA

#7 Sep 4, 2013
Rational Evolutionist wrote:
..........
How will the legalization of same-sex marriage affect your family?
If same-sex marriage is made legal in your state – public schools will be legally required to teach your sons, grandsons, nephews etc. that homosexuality is a socially acceptable and equal alternative to heterosexuality..........
See, that's the fallacy right there.

NO ONE is trying to present being gay as an "alternative" to be straight. It's a NATURAL TRAIT. It can't be chosen or taught. NO straight folks can be influences into swapping orientation.

So your premise falls apart at the seams.
Fearless Contrarian

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 5, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
See, that's the fallacy right there.
NO ONE is trying to present being gay as an "alternative" to be straight. It's a NATURAL TRAIT. It can't be chosen or taught. NO straight folks can be influences into swapping orientation.
So your premise falls apart at the seams.
To date, nonpartisan scientists have yet to prove that homosexuality is an innate biological condition.

In reality, sexual orientation is a complex behavioral characteristic that can be taught.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Sep 5, 2013
Fearless Contrarian wrote:
<quoted text>
To date, nonpartisan scientists have yet to prove that homosexuality is an innate biological condition.
In reality, sexual orientation is a complex behavioral characteristic that can be taught.
So you think you could be taught to be sexually attracted to a person of the same sex?

Just how would THAT class go?.....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Sep 5, 2013
Fearless Contrarian wrote:
<quoted text>
To date, nonpartisan scientists have yet to prove that homosexuality is an innate biological condition.
In reality, sexual orientation is a complex behavioral characteristic that can be taught.
Notice the reality is the ONLY people trying to "teach" a sexual orientation are the anti-gays which have been trying to "teach" gays to be straight for centuries.

It's never worked yet.
Rational Evolutionist

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice the reality is the ONLY people trying to "teach" a sexual orientation are the anti-gays which have been trying to "teach" gays to be straight for centuries.
It's never worked yet.
The assertion that people are born with antievolutionary sexual preferences is simply man-made propaganda, and political ideology that resembles religion.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#12 Sep 5, 2013
Rational Evolutionist wrote:
The assertion that people are born with antievolutionary sexual preferences is simply man-made propaganda, and political ideology that resembles religion.
http://www.plosone.org/article /info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjourna l.pone.0002282

Evolution is laughing at you.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#13 Sep 5, 2013
http://www.plosone.org/article /info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjourna l.pone.0002282

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