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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Gay-rights group hires well-known lobbying firm for same-sex marriage push in Maryland

By John Wagner

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Maryland Senate.jpgEquality Maryland, the state's largest gay-rights advocacy group, has hired Alexander & Cleaver, an Annapolis lobbying firm, to help push for legalization of same-sex marriage in the upcoming legislative session.

The move underscores the greatly improved outlook for passage of such legislation after last month's elections. A Democratic pickup of two seats, along with a shift in committee membership, have changed the dynamic in the Senate, where same-sex marriage bills have stalled in the past.

"We feel like in a year when we have all this potential ... we needed to look at enhancing our efforts," said Morgan Meneses-Sheets, executive director of Equality Maryland. "We're bringing on a firm with a lot of firepower."

Alexander & Cleaver is perennially one of the two top-earning lobbying shops in Annapolis. The firm's lobbying team includes Gary R. Alexander, a former House speaker pro tem, and Casper R. Taylor Jr., a former House speaker.

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It is unfortunate that it should be necessary to hire a lobbying firm to urge the legislature to do what should be self-evidently the right thing to do.

Of course, and regretfully, it is the case that there are still some people who feel that their own marriage is threatened by the fact that other people, whom they don't approve of, wish to take on the same civil rights and responsibilities and that there are still some people who feel that their own religious perspectives are so special that other people should sacrifice THEIR civil and religious rights.

Posted by: edallan | December 16, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

This is a brilliant move. Instead of having self serving gay organizations like HRC that claim they are lobbying for rights while they collect hundreds of millions of dollars over the years with zero results. Equality Maryland hired an actual firm that boasts a very high success rate. Smart move and will probably end up succeeding.

Posted by: cambel1 | December 16, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Judicial and statutory definitions of words and phrases - Google Books Result
West Publishing Company - 1914 - Law
Marriage is a civil contract, and the wife owes to the husband the same full performance of ... and "wifehood" being defined as the state of being a wife. ...
books.google.com/books?id=Ej0uAAAAYAAJ...

see SCOTUS LAW DOCTRINE CALLED " FREEDOM OF CONTRACT"

CONTRACTS IS A RIGHT For any US Citizen (ADULT ) to enter into, A CONTRACT IS A WRITTEN AGREEMENT, i.e. A WRITTEN CONSENT, AS THE US SCT SAID YOU MUST VERBALIZE YOU RIGHTS "CONSENT" etc, The Right For US CITIZENS To Enter into Contracts cannot be Voted on By the People

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE FILL FREE TO US THE HCEM MANIFESTO THAT I USE TO WIN BLOG WARS ON THESE SUBJECTS, MARRIAGE IS A UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (U.C.C.) CONTRACT, ie LICENSE NUMBER GIVEN AND REGISTERED IN THE COURTS NOT THE IMF IRS 501 (c)(3) LLC religious corporations, JUST AS BIRTH CERTIFICATES, THE NUMBER AND DOCUMENT ARE ISSUED BY THE US COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, THEREFORE IT'S , CLEARLY A FEDERAL DOCUMENT NOT A RELIGIOUS, CONTRACTS ARE MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION, AND GOD , JESUS, CHURCH etc IS NOT.

AS JUDGE JUDY A JURIST SAID in a broadcast about a women being sued by her husband mistress "MARRIAGE IS A CONTRACT" U.C.C. (partnership),SO ITS LEGAL FOR ADULTS TO ENTER INTO CIVIL CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (a LICENSE) , AS THE CONSTITUTION MENTIONS "CONTRACTS" , BUT DOES NOT MENTION "GOD,JESUS,HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT, BIBLE, SAINTS,NOR MARY"
SEECONSTUTIONAL LAW DOCTRINE [FREEDOM OF CONTRACT 32F.SUPP.964,987/ 57A.2d 421,423.


IF "CHRIST IS A MALE AND MALE XTIANS ARE PART OF HIS "BRIDE" IS THAT NOT SAME SEX POLYGAMY MARRIAGE, WIKIPEDIA "MARRIAGE" AND SEE HOW DIVERS AND CHANGING IT IS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND TIME

AT EVERY CHANCE REMIND BLACKS AND ANYONE'S ELSE THE ( OLD JIM CROW MUST GO ) BECAUSE WHEN A PEOPLE FORGET/ IGNORE THE PAST THEIR ARE DOOM TO REPEAT IT FOR A LONGER TIME AGAIN

Judge Judy - Alienation of Affection Part 2 (@time5:30-7:49)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A1pHdO5SiE

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

RELIGIOUS DEATH LAWS DOSE NOT PASS THE 14AMEND. EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS, LAW DOCTRINES OF [RATIONAL BASIS TEST 431US471,489 427US307,314, STRICT SCRUTINY 403US365, 405US330, 411US1,16-17 , COMPELLING INTEREST 394US618,634 AND SUSPECT CLASSIFICATION 411US1,28, INTERSEX/ XXY MALES IS GENETICS THEREFORE A RACE 379US184,191 AS ALCHEMY TEXT SAY THERE ARE THREE SEXES MALE-FEMALE-& HERMAPHRODITE CALLED THE REBIS SPICES WHICH IS BOTH THE OLDEST FROM WHICH "ADAM" WAS CREATED AS, AND WHAT MAN WILL BECOME AGAIN, SEE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ON GENETICS PROTECTIONS, AGAIN FORIEGN/ RELIGIOUS LAWS ARE NO EXCUSE TO BE INHUMAN NOR A TERRORIST AND JIM CROW LIKE PERIOD

THE US CONSTITUTION 1ST AND 11TH US CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

NO FOREIGN LAWS OVER US CITIZENS PERIOD,( RES IPSA LOQUITUR, RES JUDICATA) IT BARS THE INCORPORATION OF ANY FOREIGN LAWS INCLUDING RELIGIOUS LAWS (SHARIA-LEVITICAL- VATICAN etc) FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE they must be of HUMANE CIVILITY (SECULAR in purpose and effect see Law Doctrines ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE/ IN TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, BY ANY OF THE 4 SEPARATE POWERS (EXECUTIVE/ CONGRESSIONAL/ JUDICIAL AND BY VOTE OF THE US CITIZENS ) FOREIGN INHUMANE DEATH LAWS, IT'S PROHIBITED AND US CONSTITUTIONALLY INAPPROPRIATE

STATES CAN NOT CONSIDER FOREIGN LAWS (ART.1sec.9Cl 3& sec10 Cl 1&3) ( RES JUDICATA )

AS THE US CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS INAPPROPRIATE LAWS WHICH ARE NON-SECULAR HUMANE CIVILITY IN THEIR PURPOSE AND EFFECTS ON US CITIZENS, SHARIA-LEVITICUS ARE NOT SECULAR
SEE BILL OF ATTAINDER, EX POST FACTO, ART.1sec.9Cl 3& sec10 Cl 1&3 " NO STATE SHALL...ENTER INTO ANY TREATY, ALLIANCE OR CONFEDERATION.....NO STATE SHALL...ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENT OR COMPACT WITH ANOTHER STATE, OR WITH A FOREIGN POWER,....., 381US437,448, AS A RELIGIOUS LAW WOULD BE A SUBTLE JUDICIAL TREATY OF WHICH BOTH NO STATE NOR JUDGE CAN DO , BOTH FOREIGN /RELIGIOUS INEQUALITY/ DEATH LAWS-CUSTOMS ARE CRUEL,UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

* GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE: RELIGION MENTAL ILLNESS: AND YOU'LL SEE THE PSYCHOLOGY REPORTS ON EXTREMISM SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS DELUSIONAL AND SELF INDUCED HALLUCINATIONS AND DEADLY VIOLENCE,...GOOGLE: RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM CAUSES MENTAL ILLNESS...THEIR CRAZIES PERIOD

Like in "The Devils Advocate" Religious Archaic Inhume Laws Are what causes Mental Illness, "smell but don't look, look but don't touch, touch but don't taste, taste but don't swollow, swollow but don't enjoy. This Make The Double Conflicting Split Mind That causes Fanatical Rants , Hypocricy, self blame then the condemning/ punishment of others etc., to feel self-rightousness (Freuds= Paranoiad Regretion/ Denile /Rejection/ Projetion, then self-justfication "BY GOD" Delusions, that recycles more and more,rejecting Rational Thinking and Reason, that leads to Inhumane NON-Civility Acts of non-self defence rage, and we know what types of blind judgement those leads to, see the media reports

RELIGIOUS LAWS ARE NOT HUMANE EQUALITY LAWS (SHARIA/ LEVITICAL etc), THERE JIM CROW LIKE
RELIGIOUS INHUMAN DEATH LAWS ARE VERY MUCH OUT DATED AND SHOULD FADE AWAY ASAP, DUE TO SCIENTIFIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, TECHNOLOGICAL, MEDICAL Rx ARTS DISCOVERY'S. ( JOHN GALT )

"COLOR OF LAW" THE MERE SEMBLANCE OF A LEGAL RIGHT/DUTY 202NW144,148, AN ACTION DONE UNDER THE COLOR OF LAW IS ONE DONE WITH THE APPARENT AUTHORITY OF LAW BUT ACTUALLY IN CONTRAVENTION PF LAW, A FEDERAL "CAUSE OF ACTION" MAY BE MAINTAINED AGAINST A STATE OFFICER WHO UNDER "COLOR LAW" DEPRIVE A PERSON OF HIS "CIVIL RIGHTS 42USCss1983

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

CIVIL UNION SOUNDS LIKE SEPARATE BUT EQUAL JIM CROW B.S. DUDE/CHICK

MARRIAGE IS A "CONTRACT" NOT A "SEXUAL ORIENTATION" NOR "SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP" BETWEEN A MALE AND FEMALE THAT'S CALLED CONSUMMATE i.e. WE ARE ALL "CONSUMERS", IF IT WAS "MARRIAGE" ,THEN SINCE YOUR FIRST SEX ACT YOU WERE MARRIED THEN ,AND MISSED OUT ON ALL THE TAX BRAKES EVEN AS YOUNG TEENS, DID YOU NOTICE THE U.C.C. UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE LAW DOCTRINES? AND THEIRS MORE, ALL PEOPLE ARE VESSELS (FEMALES) IN/ON WATER HENCE YOUR BODIES IS 80% WATER ON LAND AND BUILDINGS ARE ALL PHALLIC SHAPES(MALE) AND YET TO SHIPS (FEMALES Can MERGE ON THE SEAS AND REPRODUCE A NEW CARGO MANIFEST AT THE PORT (BIRTH=LABOR WORK) TWO OR MORE CORPORATIONS CAN MERGE (MARRY) AND REPRODUCE SUBSIDIARIES (CHILDREN). A BUSINESS ACT IS INTERCOURSE: MARITIME/ ADMIRALTY=STRAWMEN PEOPLE

Religious TRAP Marriage was a Ownership ( UNILATERAL CONTRACT=1 WIN [HUSBAND] AND 1 LOSS OUT [WIFE] ) NOT EQUALITY By Contract of Property over the wife and ALL she has by the Husband (Magna Carta). i.e. If She wins the LOTTERY then The Husband OWN ALL OF IT and she NOTHING because He OWN's HER. (she's property, no rights) GOOGLE "BIBLE SLAVERY" FOR BOTH QUOTES IN THE BIBLE AND HISTORY, NEVER DID THE BIBLE TELL THE SLAVE OWNERS THAT SLAVERY IS SIN , IT ALSO PERMIT A MAN TO SELL HIS FAMILY INTO SLAVERY TO PAY OFF HIS DEBTS, SO HOW MORAL IS THAT? THE ABOMINATION IS SLAVERY,IT IS MIS-USED FOR HATRED NOT CHARITY/ LOVE

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

marriage was not for religious reasons NOR FOR REPRODUCTION, it was to forge alliances AND TREATIES DEUT 7:2 between tribes for battle support and/or to assure peace by blood agreements, native Americans/ Sumer/ Egyptians/Greeks, Myans etc Wikipedia marriage for its true history and how it constantly changes its purpose from each century

In the United States, marriage was a property transfer from Father to Husband (the daughter of one becomes the wife of the other) until the early 20th century, and inter-racial marriages could be prohibited as the law of the land until 1967. Go on the internet, and check out the Oneida Community's concept of ?complex marriage? from the mid 19th century. THAT'S WHY THE HUSBAND'S NAME IS TAKEN IN "MARRIAGE", IT'S A TRANSFER OF PROPERTY (THE WIFE=PROPERTY, NO RIGHTS, THE HUSBAND OWNS HER). Talk about different! WIKIPEDIA " WOMAN SUFFRAGE" LAWS CHANGED THAT

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT IS NOT FOR REPRODUCTION, FYI THERE ARE MANY THAT ARE NOT IN A MARRIAGE (CONTRACT ) AND YET ARE HAVING CHILDREN, THERE ARE MANY MEN AND WOMEN FOR BIOLOGICAL REASONS WHO CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN, SO YOUR BELIEFS SAYS THEIR USELESS? THEN YOUR FAITH IS EVIL AND ABUSIVE CATTLE, Equality.

And you are clearly in the minority here. This argument has been made and struck down numerous times. If you did, then infertile people would be barred from marriage and the governmental benefits of marriage. So men who have had vasectomies, women past menopause, women who have had hysterectomies and more would all be barred from marriage. It's a ridiculous requirement. AND ALSO ANY MAN/WOMAN CAN DONATE SPERM/EGG for INVETRO SERAGATE!

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

DO XTIANS BOMB CLINICS etc? DO XTIANS SEND TERRORIST LETTERS TO THE US GOVERNMENT??? DO XTIANS ENCOURAGE ATTACKS ON SAME SEXERS??? DID THE CHURCH START SLAVERY IN THE US AND EUROPE??? DO XTIANS QUOTE FROM A BOOK (BIBLE) THAT ENDORCES GENOCIDE?/ SLAVERY AND CHILD MARRIAGES TO ADULTS??? POLYGAMY??? INCEST??, A MAN IS ALLOWED TO SALE HIS WIFE AND KIDS INTO SLAVERY TO PAY OFF HIS DEBTS..STONEING TO DEATH DISOBIDIENT KIDS(CHILD
ABUSE)...GOOGLE: BIBLE RAPE LAWS ,the shock of whats it says about RAPE OMG....THE SONG OF SOLOMON (INCEST/PORNO ).....SOME FAMILY VALUE HUH, RELIGION IS NO EXCUSE TO BE INHUMANE PERIOD, HUMANE CIVILITY, NOT EXTREMISM WHICH ALWAYS ENDS IN INHUMANE PUNISHMENT.

ie XTIANS USE OF LEVITICUS ,BIBLE AND SHARIA TO BLOCK DADT REPEAL AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE CONTRACTS , THE US CONSTITUTION LAW DOCTRINE CALLED "FREEDOM OF CONTRACT" ALLOWS ADULT US CITIZENS TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS, XTIANS MIS-LEADING USE OF FOREIGN RELIGIOUS LAWS TO BLOCK BOTH CONSTITUTIONAL/CIVIL RIGHTS OF THOSE SAME SEX (XXY MALE/ INTERSEX )US CITIZENS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND TREASONOUS, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THOSE RELIGIOUS LAWS ARE FOREIGN LAWS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES, NOT NATIVE AMERICAN LAWS THAT ARE THE ONLY RELIGIOUS LAW FROM THE USA, THE US CONSTITUTION FORBIDS BOTH FOREIGN/ RELIGIOUS LAWS BEING ENFORCED ON US CITIZENS, THEY FAIL THE HUMAN CIVILITY EQUALITY TEST , THEY PRESENT A "CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER" TO BOTH US CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS, HERE ON US SOIL PERIOD


COMITY (COMITAS) LAW DOCTRINE IS A RULE OF COURTESY, BUT NOT A RULE OF LAW,
RELIGIOUS/FOREIGN LAWS FAILS THE TEST OF EQUALITY/ BILL-CIVIL RIGHTS OF US CITIZENS, " In the exercise of one's religion one, CANNOT INSIST ON CONDUCT WHICH THREATENS important interest on the society in an UNREASONABLE MANNER. The courts must, therefore, BALANCE the Importance of a religious exercise claim against the State interest involved in a rule or practice which prevents or hinders the exercise 367US488,489. LEVITICAL/SHARIA DEATH LAWS ARE UNREASONABLY CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS , OF WHICH THE FOUNDING FATHERS LEFT EUROPE BECAUSE OF RELIGION.


Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

DO XTIANS BOMB CLINICS etc? DO XTIANS SEND TERRORIST LETTERS TO THE US GOVERNMENT??? DO XTIANS ENCOURAGE ATTACKS ON SAME SEXERS??? DID THE CHURCH START SLAVERY IN THE US AND EUROPE??? DO XTIANS QUOTE FROM A BOOK (BIBLE) THAT ENDORCES GENOCIDE?/ SLAVERY AND CHILD MARRIAGES TO ADULTS??? POLYGAMY??? INCEST??, A MAN IS ALLOWED TO SALE HIS WIFE AND KIDS INTO SLAVERY TO PAY OFF HIS DEBTS..STONEING TO DEATH DISOBIDIENT KIDS(CHILD
ABUSE)...GOOGLE: BIBLE RAPE LAWS ,the shock of whats it says about RAPE OMG....THE SONG OF SOLOMON (INCEST/PORNO ).....SOME FAMILY VALUE HUH, RELIGION IS NO EXCUSE TO BE INHUMANE PERIOD, HUMANE CIVILITY, NOT EXTREMISM WHICH ALWAYS ENDS IN INHUMANE PUNISHMENT.

ie XTIANS USE OF LEVITICUS ,BIBLE AND SHARIA TO BLOCK DADT REPEAL AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE CONTRACTS , THE US CONSTITUTION LAW DOCTRINE CALLED "FREEDOM OF CONTRACT" ALLOWS ADULT US CITIZENS TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS, XTIANS MIS-LEADING USE OF FOREIGN RELIGIOUS LAWS TO BLOCK BOTH CONSTITUTIONAL/CIVIL RIGHTS OF THOSE SAME SEX (XXY MALE/ INTERSEX )US CITIZENS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND TREASONOUS, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THOSE RELIGIOUS LAWS ARE FOREIGN LAWS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES, NOT NATIVE AMERICAN LAWS THAT ARE THE ONLY RELIGIOUS LAW FROM THE USA, THE US CONSTITUTION FORBIDS BOTH FOREIGN/ RELIGIOUS LAWS BEING ENFORCED ON US CITIZENS, THEY FAIL THE HUMAN CIVILITY EQUALITY TEST , THEY PRESENT A "CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER" TO BOTH US CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS, HERE ON US SOIL PERIOD


COMITY (COMITAS) LAW DOCTRINE IS A RULE OF COURTESY, BUT NOT A RULE OF LAW,
RELIGIOUS/FOREIGN LAWS FAILS THE TEST OF EQUALITY/ BILL-CIVIL RIGHTS OF US CITIZENS, " In the exercise of one's religion one, CANNOT INSIST ON CONDUCT WHICH THREATENS important interest on the society in an UNREASONABLE MANNER. The courts must, therefore, BALANCE the Importance of a religious exercise claim against the State interest involved in a rule or practice which prevents or hinders the exercise 367US488,489. LEVITICAL/SHARIA DEATH LAWS ARE UNREASONABLY CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS , OF WHICH THE FOUNDING FATHERS LEFT EUROPE BECAUSE OF RELIGION.


Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Why Can't a Man take on his Wife's Name in "Marriage Equality"? , BECAUSE THE MALE NAME MARKS THE PROPERTY TAKE OVER FROM HER FATHER, THE OUTDATED BIBLE SAYS A Female BIRTH WAS a Loss Ecclesiastics 22:3, THIS IS NOT JUST, IT IS UNJUST BIBLE THUMPERS

FYI A LOT SAME SEXERS AND BISEXUALS BOTH HAVE BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN OK (AKIN/ RICKY MARTIN/ CHENEYS DAUGHTER exp) THEIR ARE MANY MORE ,INDIA HINDI ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LEAST ONE CHILD THEN LIVE THEIR LIFE

ITS CALLED BLUE PLANET WAY OVER POPULATED (BIBLE OUTLAW SAME SEX BUT NOT WAR??? IS THAT MORAL???)QUICK FIX....WAR/FAMINE/ EUTHANASIA..., THE HUMANE FIX SAME SEX MARRIAGE

The “marriage” you reference it is in deep trouble. Fifty-percent end up in divorce. Further, it is not a haven to raise children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics for 2007 (the latest year of recorded data) 40% of children in the U.S. are born to single women, this is a blended number. The breakdown is: 28% to white women; 51% of Latinas; and 72% to Black women. Own the implications of this data – many children are not growing up in “traditional married families.”

Between divorce and single-parent births, the notion of “traditional marriage” is non-existent. If you are looking for a villain, look at your own institution and stop the faulty notion of blaming gays and lesbians.

Polygamy in Judaism

According to Joseph Ginat, professor of social and culture anthropology at the University of Haifa, polygamy is common and growing among the 180,000 Bedouin of Israel. It is also frequent among Mediterranean Jews living in Yemen, rabbis permitting Jews to marry up to four wives.[5] In modern Israel, where a wife cannot bear children or is mentally ill, the rabbis give a husband the right to marry a second woman without divorcing his first wife.[6] THIS IS CURRENTLY GOING ON 21ST CENT. DUDES

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

THE US CONSTITUTION ART4 SEC2(1)THE CITIZENS OF EACH STATE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ALL PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF CITIZENS IN THE SEVERAL STATES, They are US CITIZENS OR NOT ? ,THERE'ER WANTING TO PROTECT OLD GLORY , 28USC3002(15)(A)(B)(C),

9th AMENDMENT: THE ENUMERATION IN THE CONSTITUTION, OF CERTAIN RIGHTS, SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO DENY OR DISPARAGE OTHERS RETAINED BY THE PEOPLE (ie ALL US CITIZENS)

You know, had a referendum on banning interracial marriages been put on the ballot down South, up until about 20 years ago, it would have passed. Had civil rights been subject to a vote in those states, it would have also been voted down before about 1980.

matters of civil rights should never be put for a vote. If they were, as Prop 8 was, we might still have Jim Crow laws in the South, separate drinking fountains and bathrooms, poll taxes, and a ban on inter-racial marriage, AND WOMEN RIGHT TO VOTE AND EQUAL PAY, "THE EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN ACT"

WIKIPEDIA BAYARD RUSTIN...MLK SPEECH WRITER... WAS A SAME SEXER CIVIL RIGHTS, HE'S IN THE BACKGROUND ON A LOT OF PICTURES WITH MLK

SAME SEXERS ARE US CITIZENS THAT ARE MADE TO LIVE LIKE SLAVES(Financially and Socially which is self Evident in front of you )UNDER RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION(9,13,&14 AMENDMENTS Dred Scott Vs San Ford (1857) and "Plessy Vs. Ferguson (1896) US SCt cases)

IT WERE THE ATHEIST/AGNOSTICS GROUPS AND DEIST (a.k.a. Radical Republicans)that press for Abolishment of Slavery, Women Suffrage Acts and Civil Rights to Protect Minorities,

NOT the Religious They Mis-Used The Bible to Support Slavery and Anti-Women Suffrage Acts(Levi.& Deut.BOOKS which shows Women & Slaves thier Place religious Fought Tooth & Eye to OT Biblically Oppress others)Religion has US Citizens involved in Slave Trade AGAIN!

PASTE THIS IN GOOGLE SEARCH:( CHURCH INVOLVEMENT IN US AND EUROPE'S SLAVE TRADE )

Marriage ages in the Ancient Near East: (ADULTS married the under age EVEN IN BIBLE ie MARY AND JOSEPH)

Ancient Egypt marriage ages: females 12-14, males 14-20
In Greece: girls 14-20, males (post military) 18+
In Rome: girls 12, boys 14 (legal ages)
In OT: For girls, see Vetus Testamentum 22 (1972): 326-48
Talmud: For girls, puberty age (Yeb. 62b), boys 14-18
[Cultural aspects of marriage in the ancient world.
Yamauchi, Edwin M., Bibliotheca sacra 135 Jl-S 1978, p 241-252. ]
[Note: while the age for marriage for men is recorded as being late between
say Adam and Isaac, during the time of Moses it would have been much earlier.]

Banging children and relatives was "normal" for Moses and many other tribes of the Middle East and "holy" land. And so was god sanctioned genocide, slavery and rape. But somehow, intercourse between consenting adults is a sin.

If Adam and Eve is true, then we are all inbread, same with Noah's Arc.
~~~~~~~~~~~
Anthropologists say all of mankind, and some cons, are all at least 25th cousins.

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

OK *** FOR TAT, THE CONSTITUTION AT ONE TIME DID NOT APPLY TO WOMEN (PROPERTY), BLACKS (SLAVES), ORIENTALS (SLAVES0, NATIVE AMERICAN (TARGETS FOR EXTINCTION), JEWS, SAMOA NATION OF THE POLYNISIANS ETC EITHER, DO YOU SEE THAT IN THEIR? GOOGLE/WIKIPEDIA: "Dred Scott Vs San Ford (1857) and "Plessy Vs. Ferguson (1896) US SCt cases

As previously discussed, marriage has been redefined thrice during the life of the Constitution. Originally, blacks were not allowed to marry. Now they are. Then interracial couples weren't allowed to marry Now they are.. and now ADA by birth Can Marry and have Children , they used to sterilize them, If we can change the definition thrice, we can change it a forth time.

The end of slavery would have never passed a popular vote either.
Giving women the right to vote certainly would not have passed a vote, because only men could vote on it!

Marriage is a fundamental right as has been so established with several cases before the US Supreme Court.
A Marriage U.C.C. License AND DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY is issued by states (i.e.CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT between parties), not churches, etc. Duh!

XTIAN TALK AND COMPLAIN ABOUT POLYGAMY AND YET XTIANS PROMOTE AND QUOTE FROM A BOOK (BIBLE) THAT IS FILLED WITH POLYGAMY AND CHILD TO ADULT FORCED MARRIAGE , XTIANS HYPOCRITES!!!

ALL CHURCH'S ,TEMPLES, etc., (INCORPORATIONS) ARE BY LAW IMF U.C.C. IRS 501(c)(3) LLC/S-CORPORATIONS NOT-FOR-PROFIT (FOR PROFIT REALLY) JUST LOOK HOW THE TOP ALWAYS END UP LIVING GOOD AND WEALTHY DOING THE THINGS THE DUMB SHEEP ARE NOT TO DO, a corporation is a Fictitious "PERSON" made up by people to function as one person, CORPORATIONS ARE NOT A CITIZENS 32US243 wikipedia /google Constitine . THE TAX EXEMPT STATUS IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION, FOR THE UNITED STATES IS A CORPORATION SEE TITLE 28USC3001(15)(A)(B)(C) aka THE VAGINIA COMPANY

Posted by: shaiarra | December 16, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

It's true! I felt my energy level improve right away. All because of the weight I lost from "Hypersonic Weight Loss"

Posted by: felixlium | December 17, 2010 4:13 AM | Report abuse

The hiring of a lobbying firm is further evidence that the arguments for same sex marriage do not stand on their merits. This was extremely clear when the citizens of Washington, D.C. were not allowed to vote despite having that right clearly described in the law.

Citizens of Maryland, please support marriage instead of eviscerating it of its content.

Posted by: JeremiahA | December 18, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

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