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From Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi, gay couples traveled to this quaint Panhandle city on Tuesday, eager to take part in a historic moment: the arrival of same-sex marriage in the Deep South."We came because it felt like home," said Virginia Jeffries, 30, of Foley, Ala. "And because if we waited for Alabama, we'd be waiting forever."
"I have to confess, when I was first approached about coming here, I thought no way," said the Rev. Dr. Jim Merritt, who moved to Pensacola several months ago to become the senior pastor of Holy Cross Metropolitan Community Church. He married his partner of 20 years on Tuesday in one of many same-sex weddings performed at the church.
A Tuesday regular at the diner, Earl Barrett, 72, and his two breakfast companions voted in favor of Florida's gay marriage ban in 2008. Look up the definition of marriage in Webster's Dictionary, they instructed, citing a core text for gay marriage opponents. (The dictionary amended the definition several years ago to include same-sex couples.)
"I'm a Roman Catholic," Barrett said. "For me, I can see how, civilly, they have the right to the benefits of marriage. But religiously, I can't support it."Tampabay.com
Florida has become the 36th state to allow for same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriages will begin on January 6, 2015 and your LGBT Real Talk Radio is dedicating our show on the same day to talk about your thoughts on same-sex marriage.
A few of the topics to discuss are - Do you agree with same-sex marriage? Why or why not? Are there religious or spiritual ideologies that are creating conflict with you? Is the LGBT community trying to be like heterosexuals? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of being married? Let's talk about divorce. What is the potential economic impact to our communities? What are the viewpoints of your family on this issue?
Be sure to tune in on January 6, 2015 at 8:30pm EST as we talk about Equality Matters. You may call in at (914) 205-5519 to listen or press 1 to talk to the host. We can also be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/lgbtrealtalkradio.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up Same-Sex Marriage this year. How will it affect American Faith organizations? How will American react? How will it affect the 2016 Presidential election?
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Clarification; Same Sex Marriage versus Civil Unions, Article  Amendment 1 - Freedom of Expression and Religion - Article XIV Amendment 14 - Rights Guaranteed
Special Guest Dr Charles Tolbert, Founder of Citizens for a Better America
This article is being written to explain the rights of citizens in United States of America as written in the U.S. Constitution and the enforcement of Article 1 (Amendment 1) and Article XIV (Amendment 14). It is important that the reader completely understands both articles prior to reading the reasons Ministers and Religion object to the term (SAME SEX MARRIAGES). There are several scriptures which also should be read in order for the reader to conclude when article one has precedence over article 14.
The Equal Protection Clause is part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The clause, which took effect in 1868, provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction “the equal protection of the laws”.
A primary motivation for this clause was to validate and perpetuate the equality provisions contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which guaranteed that all people would have rights equal to those of white citizens. As a whole, the Fourteenth Amendment marked a large shift in American constitutionalism, by applying substantially more constitutional restrictions against the states than had applied before the Civil War.
Article XIV (Amendment 14 – Rights Guaranteed: Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection)
Learn more at http://www.cfabamerica.com/clarification-same-sex-marriage-versus-civil-union-article-i-amendment-1-freedom-of-expression-and-religion-article-xiv-amendment-14-rights-guaranteed
Huge news on marriage equality via SCOTUS. Thke Supremes will not hear five states' pleas to uphold their SSM bans rejected by federal courts. In another district, six more states' hopes for the same were likely dashed by the news.
GLAD's legal head and interim executive director, Gary Buseck, joins us to discuss the short-, mid- and long-term meaning. He has his Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders were active in the Utah appeal. GLAD had led in the equality efforts from the beginning.
Even if all 11 states allow SSMs, another 19 or 20 have dug in. What's next?
On tonight's episode of the Current Issues Show we discuss an ongoing issue facing the nation, do we allow same-sex couples to marry? This has been an issue for a long time in America. Do we allow marriage or just civil unions? Should any official recognition be allowed? These are the questions we will be discussing on tonight's show. Your favorite hosts, Justin, Nico, Max and Taylor take on the issue.
The US Supreme Court failed to hear the cases of five states regarding their bans on same sex marriage and by doing so paved the way for these blasphemous ceremonies to begin? Why are coward preachers so silent? Where are the so called Christian politicians when we need them? Join us as we defend the faith once delivered!
The Supreme Court effectively made same sex marriage legal in 11 additional states, Couples in these states should soon be able to obtain marriage licenses and be legally wed. This decision immediately became the most talked about topic on Facebook and shot to the top of trending topics in the U.S. on Twitter. Today, we have Dr. Stephen Fitzgerald, PhD, to discuss this landmark decision.
Gay unions are now legal in a total of 30 states, plus the District of Columbia--that is more than 60% of the population.
Tomorrow's show, we will go inside the gay community to get their perspective. http://www.tobtr.com/s/6985895
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
* The US Supreme Court has declined to hear cases on gay “marriage” which is now being forced upon 30 states.
* Review of the Court’s decision from last year in the Windsor case.
* Gordon College in New England may lose its accreditation for believing the Bible.
Yesterday, our show had the BREAKING NEWS about legalizing same sex marriage. Our special guest was Dr. Stephen Fitzgerald, PhD. http://www.tobtr.com/s/6984645
Today, we have Martin Wiech, and Mario Marchiaro, to share their take on same sex love and marriage in the gay community. Dr. Fitzgerald will join us as well.
Whether you believe in same sex marriage or not, this show might give you a fresh perspective, if only you listen with an open mind.
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