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Great Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage! – Video



Great Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage!

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Gay marriage supporters, opponents push petitions

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) Members of the wedding industry gathered in SW Portland on Tuesday to show off the services they plan to offer same-sex couples who plan to get married if a ban on gay marriages is overruled in Oregon.

Josef Reither, the owner of Botanica Floral Design in SE Portland, was one of many present at the Wedding Professionals United for Marriage reception to show his support for marriage equality.

The amount of money weddings bring in annually is staggering not only to individual business owner but also to the city and general economy, said Reither. When it comes to business to discriminate just because theyre a same sex couple is wrong.

According to a new study conducted by UCLAs Williams Institute, more than 5,000 gay and lesbian couples would marry within the first three years if same-sex marriage was legalized in Oregon, resulting in more than $6,300 on average per wedding.

However, opponents are gathering signature for Initiative Petition 52, which would protect individuals, including businesses, from participating in ceremonies that violate their faith.

The first amendment of the U.S. constitution and the Oregon state constitution does not distinguish between individuals and clergy, said Shawn Lindsay with Friends of Religious Freedom.

Lindsay said the initiative would protect a Catholic harpist, Jewish violinist or Muslim pianist from government penalties or civil actions, extending religious protections to individuals.

Initiative Petition 52 could be on the ballot in November after enough signatures are gathered, according to Lindsay.

Oregon United for Marriage is also gathering signatures for Initiative Petition 8, which would allow voters to decide if same-sex marriages can be performed in Oregon. The ability for voters to decide, however, depends upon a federal judges ruling in Eugene after final arguments are made in a case challenging Oregons ban on gay marriage next week.

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Local: Young Liberals seek conscience vote on marriage

Mon 14th Apr, 2014 in Local News

Its time for Canberra to catch up, say the Caulfield Young Liberals, who put up a motion at Victorias Liberal State Council on Saturday calling for a conscience vote on marriage equality.

The Liberal Party has historically been the shining light for individualism and personal choice in Australian society, they point out. If we are to stay true to these values, when there are divergent views on issues of morality and complex ethical questions, issues that can only be determined by personal conscience, we must grant a conscience vote.

Unfortunately the issue was not debated at Saturdays meeting due to time constraints, say the group.

However we stand firm in our conviction that all MPs should have been the ability to express their individual view on this complex social and ethnical question, they say on their Facebook page.

A conscience vote was not on the table for the Liberals in 2012 when legislation on same-sex marriage was last debated in Federal Parliament.

But a growing number of Liberal politicians have signalled their support for changing the discriminatory Marriage Act, including Rachel Sanderson in South Australia, and Tasmanias newest Premier Will Hodgman.

Meanwhile, NSW Premier Barry OFarrell, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine, WA Premier Colin Barnett and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman have all said community attitudes are changing and are urging the federal Liberal Party to allow a conscience vote on same-sex marriage.

Find out where your MP stands on marriage equality here on the Vote4Love website.

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Huckabee – Mozilla CEO Pressured To Resign For Supporting Gay Marriage Ban – Video



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[360] Mentally Ill Inmate Epidemic, Gay Marriage Limbo, 5 Business Models to Democratize the World – Video



[360] Mentally Ill Inmate Epidemic, Gay Marriage Limbo, 5 Business Models to Democratize the World
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ProCon.org – Gay Marriage

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? As of Jan. 6, 2014, gay marriagehas been legalized in17 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, RI, VT, andWA) and the District of Columbia.33 stateshave gay marriage bansthrough either laws or constitutional amendments or both.

Proponents argue that same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and that prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination.

Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to polygamous and interspecies marriages. Read more…

Proponents argue that same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and that prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination.

Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to polygamous and interspecies marriages.

The gay rights movement in the US can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots that occurred following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City at 3 a.m. on June 28, 1969. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace, but on this occasion the gay and lesbian patrons fought back and sparked days of protests. The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of a political movement for gay rights during a time when it was illegal to have homosexual sex in all states except for Illinois. [21] Between 1969 and 1974, the number of gay organizations in the country swelled from fewer than 50 to nearly a thousand. [22]

Gay-rights activism in the 1970s focused more on personal liberation and visibility than on gaining access to institutions such as marriage. While some gay activists sought the right to marry in the early 1970s, others rejected marriage as “heterosexist and saw it as an outdated institution. [23] The gay liberation movement achieved a victory in Dec. 1973 when the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder and the American Psychological Association did the same in 1975. [24]

The increased visibility of the gay community prompted a well publicized backlash by opponents of gay-rights. One high-profile opponent of gay rights was singer and former Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant who founded the group Save Our Children and campaigned to repeal local ordinances that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the 1980s, news of the AIDS epidemic increased homophobia and discrimination but also encouraged the gay community to further organize. Following the news that actor Rock Hudson was dying of AIDS, attitudes towards both AIDS and the gay community started to shift. In 1983, Congressman Gerry Studds (D-MA) became the first openly gay Congressman, followed by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) in 1987. [23]

The current national debate on gay marriage was sparked by the Supreme Court of Hawaiis 3-1 ruling on May 5, 1993 that the state could not ban same-sex marriages without “a compelling reason to do so. [55] The case was sent back to a lower court but voters approved a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage before the courts settled the issue. Although a gay marriage was never performed in Hawaii, the issue gained national attention and prompted over 40 states over the next decade to pass Defense of Marriage Acts (DOMAs) that defined marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. [59] On Sep. 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the federal Defense of Marriage Act into law which defined marriage at the federal level as between a man and a woman. The federal DOMA statute ensured that no state would be forced to recognize gay marriages performed in other states and prevented same-sex couples from receiving federal protections and benefits given to married heterosexual couples.

On June 26, 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws were unconstitutional. In overruling the courts June 30, 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, the court established a right to sexual privacy and Justice Antonin Scalia predicted in his dissent that the majority decision “leaves on pretty shaky grounds state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.

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Mike Huckabee Slams Obama on Gay Marriage – Where Are His Christian Convictions? – Video



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Gay Marriage Video (Vlog #7) – Video



Gay Marriage Video (Vlog #7)
Tomorrow, there will be a video expressing my opinion on gay marriage. Previous Vid- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a3JJ_EmlD8 (Vlog #6) Next Vid- https://…

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The Gay Marriage Debate pt 2-Message to SSM Supporters – Video



The Gay Marriage Debate pt 2-Message to SSM Supporters
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