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Gay marriage proponents plan St. Louis rally

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | 11:37 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Supporters of gay marriage are planning a rally in St. Louis, but a court decision halfway across the country will determine if it's a celebration or a protest.

The rally sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group, Show Me No Hate is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, and will take place after the California Supreme Court hands down its decision in a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. That was the measure California voters approved in November banning same-sex unions.

If the California court supports gay marriage, organizers say the St. Louis rally will be a celebration. If the court rejects gay marriage, it will be a protest.

 


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Ray Shapiro May 26, 2009 | 1:42 p.m.

("Show Me No Hate")?
No matter what happens in California, why not just make it a love-in?

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casey skelton May 26, 2009 | 9:08 p.m.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Same-sex union is between man/man or woman/woman.
See the difference?
You deserve your own title.

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Anton Berkovich May 26, 2009 | 10:24 p.m.

Casey, if marriage was between the same sex, how would your life be any different? I'm asking sincerely, and would love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Ray Shapiro May 26, 2009 | 11:52 p.m.

Same-sex marriage does affect others
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Two powerful objections to this unnatural doctrine are the question of who really determines morality and what constitutes harm. In order for “individuals” to have this authority, society in fact has to approve which, unfortunately, much of it has. And harm is not merely physical, but psychological. It is not limited to individuals, for loved ones suffer when relatives and friends ruin their lives.

The truth is, what has been called traditional marriage is natural and not merely conventional. Webster’s Dictionary still says it is a relation of a man and a woman. For while marriage always requires society to institutionalize its rights and obligations, it arises from natural and mutual attraction.
Consider the pending approach of California’s county clerks to the California State Supreme Court’s ruling that neither a ban on same-sex marriage nor provision for domestic partnerships can satisfy its perverse interpretation of the State Constitution’s equal protection clause. According to the Associated Press account, no longer will the parties to the contract be designated “bride” and “groom.” No, they are merely “Party A” and “Party B.”

Our state’s highest court is assaulting human nature in the most direct manner possible, in the relationship of its fundamental components. Marriage is and must remain civilization’s indispensable guardian.

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Ray Shapiro May 27, 2009 | 12:50 a.m.

California Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban
http://averypoliticalwoman.com/?p=346

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Anton Berkovich May 27, 2009 | 8:21 a.m.

"Two powerful objections to this unnatural doctrine are the question of who really determines morality and what constitutes harm. In order for “individuals” to have this authority, society in fact has to approve which, unfortunately, much of it has. And harm is not merely physical, but psychological. It is not limited to individuals, for loved ones suffer when relatives and friends ruin their lives.

The truth is, what has been called traditional marriage is natural and not merely conventional. Webster’s Dictionary still says it is a relation of a man and a woman. For while marriage always requires society to institutionalize its rights and obligations, it arises from natural and mutual attraction.
Consider the pending approach of California’s county clerks to the California State Supreme Court’s ruling that neither a ban on same-sex marriage nor provision for domestic partnerships can satisfy its perverse interpretation of the State Constitution’s equal protection clause. According to the Associated Press account, no longer will the parties to the contract be designated “bride” and “groom.” No, they are merely “Party A” and “Party B.”

Our state’s highest court is assaulting human nature in the most direct manner possible, in the relationship of its fundamental components. Marriage is and must remain civilization’s indispensable guardian."

Nothing in the above quote actually tells me how your life would be different because of gay marriage. Maybe you would like to try again?

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