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Judge Rejects Conservative Activists' Case Against Proposition 8


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Kit
- 1166 days ago - truth-out.org
"Apparently, the proponents also believe that the impartiality of female judges who have been the victims of rape is open to question in cases involving sexual assault," Renn said.



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Kit B. (277)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 5:16 am

There is certainly a lot money and hate expended on the right wing religious groups to deny equity of rights for those who are gay.

At the republican debates the one candidate that had the courage to say this is about freedom and liberty not choosing who has access to freedom, that was Ron Paul. Most current polls indicate that Americans (by a small majority) are tired of this ongoing rhetoric to shove gays into a second citizens status and now favor full equality - including the right to marry.

American is rapidly becoming a scary place to live if you are not a right wing christian who believes that each thought is directed by an invisible albeit magical hand from the sky.

The there is no amendment about same sex partnerships and really if one were ever passed is the country of freedom for all? Or just the politically and religiously chosen few?

Women's rights to self-determination - all but gone, gay rights a nice phrase but nearly meaningless, Latinos, get out your "papers" your skin color is suspect. This then is America?
 

Terry King (108)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 9:17 am
The argument that a gay man couldn't be objective in a case involving gay rights is certainly a candidate for "most specious argument of the year!" By the same reasoning, any hetero man or woman should recuse themselves from any hetero rights issue.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 9:20 am

My thoughts exactly, Terry.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 4:32 pm
All non-Reich-wing Christian zealots should get together & scream that Our "god, goddess, whatever" has Spoken to us (as a group, cause We Like Mass Communication) & We have decided to ban Reich-wingers to Hell (we could give out hand-baskets, being the more-holier-than they types!;).. c'mon, it'd be a hoot!:)
 

TomCat S. (286)
Friday June 17, 2011, 3:43 am
A win for the good guys!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday June 17, 2011, 6:35 am
Right wing desperation! I wonder what's next in their sorry arsenal. I was surprised, though, of learning of the judge Walker's gayness. There had been rumours, but then again, he was also considered a moderate to conservative judge who had been pretty active in Repug politics.
Kit, I guess I'm in big trouble; I'm a woman, a lesbian and Hispanic. A triple wammy for me! Well, there's always Canada!
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday June 17, 2011, 6:39 am

Esther everyone deserves and is fully entitled to the human and civil rights as guaranteed by the constitution. We need fine people like you right here in the United States, hang in there. I would be proud to stand beside you and fight for your rights. Never give up and never give in - these bigots will not win.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday June 17, 2011, 7:13 am
Kit, and it's fine people like you who have help the gay community reach it's current level of success, and the great strides in our civil rights. We love our gay allies!
Not to worry. I have no intentions on running off to Canada, well, maybe just for a visit.! California is my home, bigots be damned!
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday June 17, 2011, 7:21 am

Thanks, Esther that's high praise coming from those on the front lines every day of their life. I have no problem and in fact feel only pride when called a "liberal" to me that has always meant those who work and strive for the singular goal of human rights for all.

The absolute best people I know are those who have struggled for their rights - they take nothing for granted and hold no bigoted attitudes toward others. One fine day in the future, these conversations will seem strange to another generation. That will be a very good day.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Saturday June 18, 2011, 8:27 am
The only logical outcome.
 

Mary L. (138)
Saturday June 18, 2011, 1:15 pm
Of course, any negative feeling, accuse your opponent of having instead of you. No doubt women who aren't in purdah are these men's enemies.
 

Marco C. (32)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 4:44 am
Too bad the shallow minded amoung us cannot discern the difference between religious beliefs and legal status. Let them enjoy the legal status and promote loving caring human relaitons where possible. Whether or not you let them into your religious community (club)......let that be your loss or gain.
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 5:08 am

A little less righteous indignation and just a little more acceptance might just be the biggest step forward this country could make.
 
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