Bruce wants you to remember, Donald J Trump is the first American President to have been pro-gay marriage right from the start.
An Argentinian judge found … among the penumbras and emanations of the Argentine Constitution… a “right to happiness.” (Much like Anthony Kennedy found a “Right to Dignity” in the Constitution of the United States.) And therefore is allowing a woman to marry her own stepdaughter.
After her husband’s death in 2010, just four months after their wedding, the stepmom got closer with the daughter, and the two eventually started a romantic relationship, El Pais newspaper reported. However, when last month the couple decided to formalize their relationship, they were denied a marriage license based on portion of the Civil Code, which has allowed same-sex marriage since 2010 but prohibits any kind of parent-child unions, even if the couple isn’t related by blood. Both women are now in their early 30s, and they sued claiming that the rule violated their constitutional rights. And family judge Ricardo Dutto agreed, declaring the article unconstitutional and ruling that the constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to be happy.”
The Social Left used to make fun of inbreeding; but now that Teh Gheys do it, it’s almost as trendy as transgenderism.
According to The Hill, Suicide hotlines receive record number of calls after Trump win.
Phones have been ringing off the hook at suicide hotlines since Donald Trump was named president-elect Tuesday.
According to multiple reports, many of those calling or texting into hotlines are members of the LGBTQ community, minorities and victims of sexual assault who are worried about Trump’s victory…
The article, to its credit, at least attempts to mention real-world facts that could be relevant:
On the campaign trail, Trump told Fox News that he hoped to put Supreme Court judges on the bench who could “change things” in regards to current rulings on same-sex marriage, adding that he wished the ruling “was done by state.”
Trump’s multiple accusations of sexual assault have also been triggers for women, as well as the lewd 2005 tape recording of Trump in which he makes light of sexual assault saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
But notice the bad job it does: the hysterical framing. For example, the repeated and vague use of the term “sexual assault” to imply great danger to women.
Fact: Trump does not condone rape and, unlike Bill Clinton, Trump has never been accused of rape. From what I remember of Trump’s comments, at worst, he condoned leaning in for a kiss or proposition after the other party had signaled her interest. And yes, that could be bad – because mistakes could be made; advances could be unwanted; cheating or diseases or painful regrets could happen if things did consensually go farther. Even so, sane people must admit that Trump does not rise to the level of “Bill Clinton bad”.
So, why this hysteria of feeling unsafe or “triggered” with Trump elected and not, say, with Bill Clinton around? Or with a prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected – given that she allegedly devastated the lives of women in helping to cover up her husband’s alleged raping? By any objective standard, the Clintons endanger women more than Trump does.
As to the gay-marriage aspect: The Supreme Court decision to make it nationwide was only last year. For thousands of years, gay men, women and teenagers have survived without that particular U.S. court decision. Believing that gay marriage should be decided by the States is hardly a dangerous position. Again, why the hysteria – among some people?
I believe the answer is this. Leftism harms you. As a philosophy, leftism discourages personal responsibility – and is objectively unrealistic. Therefore, it makes you less able to think clearly about your life; more mentally and emotionally vulnerable. Plus, in the specific case of 2016 and the Hillary Clinton campaign, leftism exposes you to manipulation via many untruths and exaggerations.
To anyone who may be genuinely suicidal over Trump’s election victory: You have my pity. Yes, that’s the correct word.
1. the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.
Because your suffering, at least in regard to Trump, is unnecessary.
To be clear: I did not support Trump for President. And I have my doubts about what will happen now, with him. But I’m not suicidal about him. Neither was I suicidal about Obama. Why not? Because, at a fairly young age, I made a conscious choice to value my own life, to make it better no matter what, and to develop common sense and my ability to think about reality clearly.
To all sufferers of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome): There is still time for you to make good choices to improve your mental health and your life. I hope and pray that you will.
A mother and son whose forbidden love affair could land them each a lengthy jail sentence have declared they are ‘madly in love’ and nothing will tear them apart.
Monica Mares, 36, and her son Caleb Peterson, 19, face up to 18 months in prison if found guilty of incest at a trial later this year in New Mexico.
But the mother and son couple have vowed to fight for their right to have a sexual relationship and are appealing to the public to donate to their legal fund.
Can you believe that The Patriarchy actually wants to put them in jail for being in love? Probably because of Thoecracy and stuff. “Government everywhere but in our bedrooms, yo!”
By the way, First cousin marriage is common and encouraged in Islam (which explains a lot about the Middle East), and since Mohammedans are the Democrats new favorite demo, it’s just a matter of time before all of those silly laws against incest will have to be struck down anyway.
Joe Biden officiated at a gay wedding. Seems appropriate, left-wing gays worship The State, and so that would sort of make Biden like the Vice Pope or something.
As for the real Pope, he says Capitalism causes terrorism.
“Terrorism grows when there is no other option, and to the extent the world economy has at its center the god of money and not the person.”
“This,” the Pope stressed, “is fundamental terrorism, it is against all humanity.”
So, the left should be like super-happy about that, but OTOH, he also says that brainwashing children into Androgyny because it’s trendy right now is wrong. So, the Pope’s kind of a mixed bag for the left right now.
So, capitalism is the root of terrorism and not Crazy Radical Muslims Trying to Provoke Israeli Soldiers into Killing Their Children so they can get a propaganda video. (And, BTW, failing).
Sometimes, I feel like all I do is chronicle the insanity of a dying world.
“He’s taking in kind of kid media. And he has this great book that’s like, just pictures and words. But when you open it up, it’s like, a picture of a girl and a picture of a boy, and it’s like, ‘Girl,’ ‘Boy,’ and I’m just like, ‘Child,’ ‘Child.’”
“This is where he starts learning what things are. And so I hate the idea that he’s getting it imprinted on him that people who look like this are boys, and people who look like that are girls.”
They are also teaching him to hate ‘Sesame Street’ because it reinforces traditional gender roles.
From the Telegraph.
A heterosexual couple who want to enter into a civil partnership rather than marry have urged a judge to rule that they are being discriminated against.
Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who are both academics and live in Hammersmith, west London, argue that the Government’s position on civil partnerships is “incompatible with equality law”.
Dr Steinfeld, 34, and Mr Keidan, 39, who have been in a committed relationship since November 2010 and have an eight-month-old baby, want to secure legal recognition of that relationship through a civil partnership.
Some of us think that a Civil Partnership should be the only thing The State acknowledges.
Do I think they have a point? Yes.
Do I think they are mostly doing this to get attention and media? Also, yes.
Speaking of marriage, Pakistan recently tried to make it illegal for creepy old guys to marry pre-pubescent girls. It was blocked by Islamic clerics who said the law would be an affront to Islam.
Remember how Justice Anthony Kennedy decided to impose gay marriage nationally because gay couples had a right to “dignity?”
If Reddit user mopeia is to be believed, he is a 24-year-old straight male who is currently engaged to a wealthy 51-year-old man purely for the money, and his husband to be knows it. I couldn’t tell you how the old guy feels about their “relationship” outside of the fact that he knows its a complete sham and doesn’t care.
Sure, it’s no different than a bimbo with fake t-ts marrying an older guy for his money, but it does sort of give lie to this false aura of nobility the gay left has wrapped around gay marriage.
Q: Do you have sex with each other?
Do you engage in one night stands with women?
What’s the point of getting married without a romantic connection?
A: Yes, we have sex.
Yeah, I can still hook up with women just so long as I don’t bring any home with me. So either at their place or a hotel or something.
You’d have to ask him I guess, since I’d ask what’s the point of a romantic connection in the first place. FWIW I kind of fake one for him, although he knows I’m faking.
As far as the left is concerned, this “marriage” is exactly equal to everybody else’s.
This is the gay left’s idea of outreach: A snotty, insulting, and condescending billboard. (Warning — obnoxious autoplay at link that never ever stops This is the billboard).
It took a comment by Craig Smith to remind me, there really is a Win-Win solution to the culture war.
Yet another good reason for government to get OUT of the marriage license business.
Exactly so. There is no need for the Government to be in the marriage business in the first place. Getting them out means there is no discrimination against Teh Gheys or Christians.
Unfortunately, the Social Left is getting far too much gratification from using Government to force their social views on society to give up this power willingly.
Because there is no other important business to attend to, over a hundred Congress-drones have petitioned the State Department to force other countries to accept gay marriage.
One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel.
The lawmakers who wrote Kerry on Monday argued that countries which don’t recognize spouses of gay foreign service officers “hamper the professional growth” of the diplomats and “threaten the Department’s ability to ensure that it can place the best, most qualified person in each position.”
“We cannot look the other way when an American diplomatic spouse — any American diplomatic spouse — is discriminated against in this way… In countries that maintain legalized forms of racism, sexism, or other types of bias, we believe the State Department should take a proactive role in demonstrating America’s deep commitment to equality, dignity, and diversity,” they continued.
Among the petitioners are the many of same Democrats who insist it would be wrong to tie foreign aid to market and political reforms, because that would be “imposing American values on other cultures.” The folks also believe that it’s wrong to expect foreigners who immigrate to the USA to assimilate into our culture, or even learn our language.
But, what the hell, the Obama-Kerry State Department decided a long time ago that pandering to Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) in the USA was a far more important mission than representing American interests around the world.
On a related note, the political appointment of dim-but-well-connected Democrat to the post of US Ambassador to Japan has worked out about as well as … frankly, as when a dim-but-well-connected Democrat hack was put in charge of the Office of Personnel Management and now some Chinese hackers have my SF-84 … which is as conservatives predicted it would.
WNBA star Brittany Griner was back in court Monday trying to convince a judge she should not have to pay alimony to her ex-wife, basketball player Glory Johnson.
In court, Johnson’s lawyers argued because she’s pregnant with twins, via an IVF procedure she underwent while still with Griner, her doctor won’t clear her to play basketball so she won’t get paid.
She’s asking $7,000 a month for her food budget and $6,000 for hired help and the rest to live on.
I have some problems with this story. I mean, can anyone in the WNBA really be considered a “star?”
Flush from their victory in the Supreme Court, politically active gay leftists are now demanding that Government embrace the legal fiction that two men or two women can create babies.
Three same-sex couples sued Arkansas health officials Monday for refusing to name both spouses on their children’s birth certificates, arguing the state is violating their constitutional rights after gay marriage was legalized nationwide.
Radical Lefties are trying to force Native Americans to accept gay marriage, because tribal law is exempt from the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage dictates. This is kind of ironic when you consider how outraged radical lefties get about how wrong it is to force non-white cultures to accept white social values like “hard work” and “reason as the basis for decision-making.”
Notice, they never try this with Mohammedans.
It has already been decided in the Supreme Court (Reynolds v. United States) that anti bigamy laws are Constitutional. But that was before Justice Kennedy discovered a right to “Dignity” somewhere in the Constitution, and further concluded that the Constitution compels the states to recognize, certify and validate any relationship between people claiming to love each other.
One expects the gay marriage activists, having pushed open the door to redefining marriage while claiming there was no such thing as a slippery slope, to shrug this off with a “not our fight” while they push on to other things; like pushing the progressive socialist agenda.
Here is what this queer movement is doing next:We are queering Living Wages and Affordable Healthcare and Transgender Justice and Getting Old Queerly and Total Immigration Access and HIV Activism and Ending Incarceration and the Possibility of Dangerous Sexual Desires. We need to create a movement that says: Join us. Dream with us. Dare with us. Go for broke. Change the world.
State-sanctioned gay marriage came with a pretty big price tag; all your liberties belong to the State now, and as such are subject to state regulation now. And the politicians you elected because they were ‘gay-friendly’ are going to import tens of millions of units of cheap foreign labor to suppress your income, while strangling the American economy in regulation. Their welfare policies will continue to drive the Government into an inevitably Greek bankruptcy. The activist groups you designated as ‘allies’ now want to turn criminals loose on the streets to prey on you. And I don’t even want to ponder what they mean by “Dangerous Sexual Desires.”
I hope it was worth it.
The vast majority of teams from the four major professional sports leagues in the United States stayed curiously silent after Friday’s landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
Because it’s the job of the professional sports industry to cheer for gay rights, apparently.
On Friday my phone was blowing up with messages, asking if I’d seen the news. Some expressed disbelief at the headlines. Many said they were crying.
None of them were talking about the dozens of people gunned down in Sousse, Tunisia, by a man who, dressed as a tourist, had hidden his Kalashnikov inside a beach umbrella. Not one was crying over the beheading in a terrorist attack at a chemical factory near Lyon, France. The victim’s head was found on a pike near the factory, his body covered with Arabic inscriptions. And no Facebook friends mentioned the first suicide bombing in Kuwait in more than two decades, in which 27 people were murdered in one of the oldest Shiite mosques in the country.
They were talking about the only news that mattered: gay marriage.
Not all the gay lefties were high-fiving each other; some were being bitter and hateful. So, I guess, it was just another day to them.
Gay marriage is
legal mandatory now in all 50 states, so why not polygamy?
Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals?” he writes. “The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy—yet many of the same people who pressed for marriage equality for gay couples oppose it.”
DeBoer agrees with Chief Justice John Roberts that the reasoning in Obergefell v. Hodges could just as easily apply to polygamous marriages as gay marriages. He notes that now that child-rearing has been rejected as the rationale for marriage, traditional arguments against polygamy have been weakened.
It’s hard to find fault with his reasoning.
Was asked this morning if now that the gay rights special interests have what they want, they will be happy?
Of course they will not be happy. They cannot afford to be happy. Does anyone really expect the Professional Activist Class to fold their tents and look for jobs in the Obama economy just because five social justice warriors in black robes have usurped democracy to impose their preferred social policies on a nation of 330 Million?
Does anyone expect the gay left to be gracious toward their defeated opponents? If you were taught about American history in a pre-Common Core school, you know how the victors treated the defeated after the last civil war. If not, Google “Reconstruction.” (Spoiler alert: Not very well.) Or simply consider the recent experiences of Christian bakers and florists who did not wish to participate in gay weddings.
Does anyone expect the activist left to be satisfied with their political victory? If you’ve studied the history of the Civil Rights movement, you know they didn’t stop after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. There are plenty of new frontiers for the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians to pursue and keep the donations to the Sharptons and Jacksons of the HRC and other professional activist organizations rolling in:
- Banning disagreement or criticisms of gay behavior through “anti-bullying” and “hate speech” legislation
- Mandating school curricula to include “gay history” as well as museums and monuments to be demanded to gay heroes like Harry Hay, Larry Bruckner, and Harvey Milk
- Forcing religious institutions to recognize gay marriages
- Churches must be forced to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status. (Mosques, probably not)
No, this is not the end. This is nowhere near the end. This is just another milestone on the road to our social Pyongyang. The Supreme Court has rejected the rule of law twice in two days in favor of the whims of a Judiciary Politburo.
Here’s some irony for ya, though. In Justice Roberts’s dissent, he writes “Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. ” Which is exactly right, but in his Obamacare ruling yesterday, he was arguing the exact opposite.
So what happens when (assuming it does) five, six or seven justices vote in favor of gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges? Do you honestly think that everyone is going to shrug their shoulders, suddenly realize they were wrong all along and just go home? I highly doubt it. In fact, in many of the states where the voters are most closely divided, it’s going to energize the base with an even greater interest in stopping more liberal appointments to the court in the next term. Conversely, if gay marriage is struck down at the federal level, the battle will shift back to the states and places like Florida will see a massive surge in activity by liberal, pro-gay marriage advocates eager to fight it out from state to state to state.
Personally, I’m with the professional court watchers on this one. I expect the court to find in favor of gay marriage. But conservatives shouldn’t be rending their garments too heavily just yet. In terms of political fortunes, it may just put more gas in your tank.
Alternately, the effect of a loss might also demoralize the conservative base even further than it has been given its repeated betrayals and abandonment by the national GOP. As, is likely, the pro SSM side prevails in the SCOTUS, the state will have successfully deconstructed the family (a process begun in the 1960’s with the expansion of welfare and the sexual revolution) deconstructed marriage, and even deconstructed the very definition of what it means to be a man or a woman. The left will march triumphantly through the ruins.
When the courts appoint for themselves the power to decide issues that ought to be decided democratically, it tends to drive wedges even harder into the divisions of society.