Miss CA Being Compared to a Nazi War Criminal// and other Prop 8 news of the day

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Here are a few interesting tidbits from today’s Proposition 8 and Marriage news.

:::::Additional Lawsuit Filed Against Prop 8

A new lawsuit has been filed claiming that Prop 8 violates the Federal Constitution. Hang in there states-rights. This is not the federal scandal that the plaintiffs are making it out to be.  {Click here to read article}

:::::Alliance Defense Fund Attorneys to Defend Prop 8 and the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)

The Christian Post reports:

A federal court has granted attorneys with a Christian legal firm a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, filed the order granting the motion on Wednesday. Alliance Defense Fund attorneys will intervene on behalf of ProtectMarriage.com, the main proponents of Proposition 8 – California’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

“The people of California want marriage to remain as the union between one man and one woman; they made their voice clear last November at the polls,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Brian Raum in a statement released Friday. “Yet this lawsuit begs the court to nullify the voices of more than 7 million California voters, as well as put an end to the federal law on marriage.”

{Click here to read entire article}

:::::Media Blunders in Covering California’s Prop 8

Six months ago, California voters passed Proposition 8, denying legal recognition to same gender marriages.  Petitions are now being circulated to put the issue back to the voters in June 2010.

Before venturing into this thorny thicket again, the media should realize what a poor job it did in covering the fundraising for Prop 8.

The reporting blunders include gross inaccuracies and one where the media did not recognize a good story right before their eyes.

All the blunders could have been avoided had news organizations more fully understood the campaign finance reporting laws of California and/or been more diligent in examining the online campaign finance records filed with the California Secretary of State.

{Click here to read the entire article} I love it that someone is pointing out what a crappy job the media did.

:::::Character Assassins Gunning for Miss California, Supporters Say

“They’re really going after her,” Focus on the Family President Jim Daley said of Prejean, whose critics have gone so far as to compare her to a Nazi war criminal.

“She’s being attacked for her opinion; she’s getting creamed for just giving her perspective. It’s just another example of the intolerant left….

{Click here to read more}

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Government Funds Ad Campaign That Holds Up Value of Marriage//

Photo By Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY

Photo By Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY

The federal government is funding a $5 million national media campaign that launches this month, extolling the virtues of marriage for those ages 18 to 30.

There have been some changes to the marriage statistics in this country. People are waiting longer to get married, and the number of people getting married at all has decreased. The government felt they needed to do something about this.

The average age at first marriage is now almost 26 for women and 28 for men. And a growing percentage of Americans aren’t marrying at all: Provisional federal statistics released Tuesday report 7.1 marriages per 1,000 people in 2008, down from 10 per 1,000 in 1986.

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, is spearheading the campaign. It is a federally funded virtual clearinghouse, that works under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

With ads on social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, videos on YouTube, spots on radio talk shows, ads in magazines and public transportation and a new website (TwoOfUs.org), creators say the aim is to start a national conversation about marriage.

Thankfully, at this point it seems that this campaign and marriage resource center are focused on marriage between 1 man and 1 woman. After all, we already know that it is within the bounds of  a “traditional” marriage, that families and children flourish.

Research suggests a bevy of benefits for those who marry, including better health, greater wealth and more happiness for the couple, and improved well-being for children.

Interesting huh? Those of us in happy marriages probably already know these things, but isn’t it funny how despite personal accounts of the benefits of marriage, and research into the issue, the GLBT community would still have us believe that they have better lives, that they are better for children and that they are happier. They aren’t fooling anyone. Of course there are those who are saying that it isn’t the government’s business to get involved, however others say,

the campaign is just like those conducted by other federal agencies to encourage the use of seat belts and discourage drug use, smoking and drunken driving.

I’m glad that at lest someone in our government thinks that promoting and protecting marriage is at least as important as seat belts. Every little bit of promotion counts!

Resource center project director Mary Myrick of Oklahoma City says the media campaign has a budget of $1.25 million a year for four years; the campaign is part of the federal Healthy Marriage Initiative, a Bush administration effort under the Administration for Children & Families.

I should have known, Obama had nothing at all to do with this. Marriage and families don’t really seem to be at the top of his priority list.

To read more about the marriage campaign and the research behind it, click here

Source: usatoday.com

NEW VIDEO, OBAMA BETRAYS SUPPORTERS// see what happened at the pro-marriage inaugural rally…

The update to the Public Advocate “traditional” marriage rally at Obama’s inauguration is here!!!! Watch the video to see people’s thoughts on marriage. Eugene over at Public Advocate USA.org posted a message on our initial rally post (linked above) and gave me the video info! Thanks Eugene!

I love seeing so many different kinds of people in this video all agreeing that marriage should only be between 1 man and 1 woman! They look so happy and  spoke with conviction! They represented the marriage supporters well and made us proud! Thanks to everyone who was there and made our voice heard. Now if only Obama and all of the dissenters would listen…

Follow the link on their site to their youtube video and leave some great marriage comments!!!

Source: Public Advocate USA.org



DNA Debuts Protect DOMA Buttons// defense of marriage act…

Find this and other DOMA buttons at digitalnetworkarmy.com

I loved this DOMA button! And there are tons of other amazing “Protect DOMA” buttons on the Digital Network Army’s website.

Cruise on over there and get a DOMA button for your website, blog, facebook, myspace or twitter page. They are free to snag, just don’t change them, and be sure to read the disclaimer on their DOMA Button page.

If DOMA is just a bunch of jumbled letters to you, then it’s time to get informed! Click here and here for information about what the DOMA is, and why we need to protect it. There are also other DOMA links in the side bar. Have you written to your Senators yet?

Protect the DOMA// if the federal DOMA falls, every state marriage amendment stands to be overturned by activists in federal court. . .

We will not be silenced. . . Defend Marriage! Defend the DOMA!

We will not be silenced. . . Defend Marriage! Defend the DOMA!

Here’s a little info on the Defense of Marriage Act that stands to be overturned under the Obama administration. This is serious because radical left-wing Democrats are attempting to repeal DOMA, which could then lead to,

“rapacious lawsuits” and “legal Armageddon,” one commentator warns.

So what you might say. . . well here is why this matters,

Click here to continue reading. . .

The 411 on the Defense of Marriage Act {DOMA}// get the facts. . .

The Digital Network Army is fighting for Marriage and for the DOMA!!!

The Digital Network Army is fighting for Marriage and for the DOMA!!!

The following information is a post I found over at Stand for Marriage. Zoey gave her readers an awesome DOMA and FMA {Federal Marriage Amendment} breakdown and I wanted to share it for those of you who are unfamiliar with this issue.

It has come to my attention that many don’t understand much about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).

So, let’s get down to the knitty-gritty:

DOMA is an United States federal law signed by President Clinton on September 21, 1996 that has two effects:

  1. No state need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
  2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.

Why did we need DOMA? Under the U.S. Constitution’s FULL FAITH AND CREDIT CLAUSE

Since DOMA’s enactment the United States Supreme Court has declined reviewing several challenges of the law’s constitutionality.

President Obama wants to repeal DOMA.

FMA is a proposed United States constitutional amendment which would limit marriage in the United States to unions between one man and one woman. The amendment has been proposed to the U.S congress 4 times.

(Article IV, Section 1), states are expected to recognize the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. Therefore, Congress was alarmed at the prospect of a gay or lesbian couple being married in one state and then going to another state and expecting that state to recognize them as legally married.

  • The strongest version of a Federal Marriage Amendment would override any possible application of the Full Faith and Credit clause to same-sex partnerships, marriages or civil unions in other states and would permanently prohibit both the federal and state governments from recognizing same-sex unions.
  • Those who oppose the FMA do so for several reasons but mainly because they believe it is not the place for the federal government to regulate marriage.
  • Many (including McCain), however, would support a Federal Marriage Amendment if DOMA is repealed.

What will it mean if Obama is successful in repealing DOMA?

The obvious: same-sex couples can get married in Mass. or Conn. (where same-sex marriage is allowed) and move to a state (say, Ohio), who has defined marriage as between a man and woman, and under the Full, Faith, and Credit Clause force the marriages to be recognized, thus voiding (in this example, Ohio’s) state marriage law.


Send a Message to Congress// don’t mess with the DOMA!

. . .That would be the Defense of Marriage Act. You know, the one Obama is trying to do away with, so he can keep in line with going back on his word to protect marriage. This is what I get for not reading my blogger email over the weekend, and I feel bad I’m late to this game. I got an email from the National Organization for Marriage saying that we need to hold our legislators accountable and send letters to them explaining that we do not want them to repeal the DOMA.

Thousands of letters have already been sent, but we need more sent to Congress and the White House urging President Obama and members of Congress to save the Defense of Marriage Act!

At DomaDefenseFund.com, in just a few minutes, you can contact President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid, as well as your own representatives in Washington via email, or you can print out the letter and mail it. They’ve created a site to make it easy — Just click here to email your letter in defense of the DOMA. Let your voice be heard!

You can find the text of the DOMA here.

{p.s} I just sent my letters and it seriously took less then a minute. Just type in your name and address and hit send!

Photo courtesy of this blog. Very cool pic! He took the words from the DOMA, and made the pic here.

{ I Knew I Voted for the Right Man for President….Bob Barr and the Battle over the Defense of Marriage Act }

Ok, so I found this article via Drudge Report and it led me to some gay issues/news website. Creepy, I know, but I didn’t look around. I was just interested in this article, and rightly so, as it is titled, “Anti-Gay Marriage Groups Begin Fight for DOMA,” the Defense of Marriage Act. As I’m reading I see mention of Bob Barr, a candidate for president in this most recent election. I voted for him, as he was the candidate for the Libertarian Party and I felt he was the best choice. I know, I know, I love Sara Palin, but I still had to vote for Bob Barr. (I’m secretly, well obviously not so secretly since I’m posing it on my blog, hoping for a Romney/Palin ticket in 2012).

The Defense of Marriage Act legislation was authored by then-Republican Georgia Representative Bob Barr and signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton in 1996. DOMA was passed by a huge margin in Congress by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate and a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA

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