Results tagged “marriage” from Last Word

"The government does not need to recognize the rights of same-sex couples in an official way. Gays chose what they want to be, and the government needs to respond but doesn’t need to recognize them." Uri Ariel, Israeli Construction and Housing Minister, responding to a question on Meet the Press on Israel’s Channel 2 regarding a bill that would ... [Read]

- Mary Cheney, lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, responding to her sister, senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, who stated on Fox News that she believes “in the traditional definition of marriage." Read the full news story over in Poliglot. Follow @metroweekly Join our e-mail list. ... [Read]

“I can’t believe the progress we have made. If you are anywhere around my age, you could not have dreamt in your growing up that you would see what you have lived to see.” -- Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, speaking to an audience at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. His talk focused on interpretations ... [Read]

"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to ... [Read]

As Hawaii moves towards same-sex marriage becoming a legal possibility, with lawmakers convening for a special session this week to debate a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage in the state, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has started to air an advert denouncing same-sex marriage. The typically homophobic commercial once again stays clear of legal facts and uses rhetoric ... [Read]

"Oregon agencies must recognize all out-of-state marriages for the purposes of administering state programs. That includes legal, same sex marriages performed in other states and countries." Oregon state's Chief Operating Officer, Michael Jordan, in a memo sent to all state agencies today, that opens the door for all same-sex couples legally married in another state or country to be ... [Read]

"This is the first day of the life I always wanted to lead – as the right sex with the right person by my side." A British couple have made history in Scotland, becoming the first in the nation's long history to marry where both partners are transgendered. Helen and Felix Fenlon celebrated their nuptials in Gretna Green in Scotland, ... [Read]

"Now people cannot but call us as a married couple as we have had a wedding. It is important whether or not we become a legally bound couple. But more importantly, we want to let people know that gays can marry too in our society." Kim Jho Gwang-soo, a gay Korean film director, speaking to reporters just before marrying his ... [Read]

Dawn Tuckner, a Minnesota woman, told Fox 9 that she was married to another woman in Canada back in 2004. Their relationship, however, ended three years ago. Now, Tuckner may be the first person seeking a same-sex divorce in her state. Minnesota began recognition of equal marriage rights last week on August 1. Tuckner indicated that the dynamics of her relationship changed ... [Read]

"This is the equivalent of authorizing homosexual marriage in Brazil.” Raquel Pereira de Castro Araujo, who heads the human rights committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, responding to today’s ruling by the country’s National Council of Justice that same-sex couples cannot be denied marriage licenses. The council, headed by the chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court, oversees the country’s ... [Read]

"The April 23, 2013, vote marks a new step toward equality for all couples and all families." Inter-LGBT, an umbrella organization of several French LGBT groups, from a statement released after the French National Assembly passed marriage equality 331-225, with 10 abstentions, amid increasing opposition demonstrations. According to the BBC, President Francois Hollande, a backer of the bill, is expected ... [Read]

"In our society, the meaning of marriage is universal -- it's a declaration of love and commitment to a special person. Nothing could make me more proud to be a New Zealander than passing this bill." New Zealand Member of Parliament Louisa Wall, sponsor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Zealand. It's the 13th nation in the ... [Read]

Pro-Gay United for Marriage Rally On Tuesday, March 26, a large rally is set to take place at the Supreme Court at 8:30 am. The address is 1 First Street NE, in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by United for Marriage (Light the Way to Justice), a coalition of diverse entities which, according to their website, began as ... [Read]

“Regardless of sexual orientation, 'husband' or 'wife' is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. ‘Spouse’ or ‘partner’ may be used if requested.” Associated Press, announcing today that its AP Stylebook, used widely as a media guide, will include an inclusive entry for “husband, wife” in its next edition, which counters a recent AP memo ... [Read]

'Gomer Pyle' actor Jim Nabors married to male partner after 38 years

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January 30, 2013 1:07 AM |
Hawaii News Now reports that actor Jim Nabors married his partner, Stan Cadwallader, in Seattle two weeks ago. "I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody." Nabors is famous for his work in ... [Read]

UPDATE (Sun, 3:00 am): Mike Burbach, editor for the Pioneer Press, responded to a wave of criticism his news site received over the weekend. He said that they "failed to deliver" on a promise to be impartial about Minnesota's pending constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. He added, "we should have made our respect for the anti-amendment arguments more evident." Burbach ... [Read]

The National Organization for Marriage released another horrible video this week that claims that "natural marriage" offers numerous benefits for society, while same sex marriage offers "no benefits for society as a whole." The speaker then states, "In fact, it hurts us." The slick motion graphic is voiced over with a British-sounding female who says that legalizing marriage for gay ... [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]

"Archbishop Mansell informed Father DeVito that his participation in this ceremony was understandably perceived by many Catholics as an implicit endorsement of same-sex marriage, which is contrary to Church teaching. As a consequence, and in accordance with canon law, the Archbishop formally rebuked Father DeVito and informed him that the rebuke would be a permanent part of his record. Fr. ... [Read]

"I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the ... [Read]