Results tagged “Proposition 8” from Last Word

"Suppose a state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we're not going to give marriage anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. Would that be constitutional?" -- Justice Elena Kagan "If you redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, you must -- you must permit adoption ... [Read]

“It is through this brief these citizens can speak so that the anti-equality opinions of the current state administration, as represented by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, do not constitute the only Virginia voice speaking to the Supreme Court.” -- Robin Gorsline, president of People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, which joined LGBT rights organization Equality Virginia and others across ... [Read]

“Proposition 8 deprives the children of same-sex couples of the benefits of being raised in a secure, protected family unit with two married parents. In doing so, it works against the states’ efforts to ‘strengthen the modern family in its many variations.’ The states favor – and therefore encourage – marriage over transient relationships because marriage promotes stable family ... [Read]

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and mega-movie star, spoke openly with "60 Minutes" this Sunday. He told the interviewer, Lesley Stahl, that his mother once consulted a doctor over his obsession with male bodybuilders. As an adolescent, Schwarznegger had adorned his room with photos of stripped-down, muscled-up men instead of girls: "I don't know if she thought it was gay, ... [Read]

''What they argued,  when Prop 8 was passed two years ago, was "religion" -- and they're still arguing that. And I respect their right to their religion. But we have many, many faiths in this state and this country. and no faith has the right to write their religious beliefs into civil law. That's what we're talking about, civl ... [Read]

Lawyer Ted Olson, half of the legal team that won the case against California's Proposition 8. He appeared on ''Fox News Sunday'' and gave host Chris Wallace a history lesson and strong rebuttal. Wallace tried to insist that Judge Vaughn Walker had engaged in "judicial activism." (FOX) Lawyer David Boise who helped to win the case against Proposition 8 on ... [Read]

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''From the day we were founded 126 years ago, strengthening and protecting the family has always been central to the mission of the Knights of Columbus. Preserving marriage as the indispensable institution in which children are conceived, born and raised to adulthood by a loving father and mother is vital to a healthy society. It is also the most ... [Read]