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Friday, December 12, 2008

Family Friday

Okay, so really last minute, I know, but...still Friday. This week has been an eventful week on the marriage front.

1. The Digital Network Army debuted its new site. Read all about it at Pearl Diver.

2. Marjorie Christoffersen, 70-year-old manager of El Coyote restaurant in Los Angeles, quit her job after her $100 donation to the Yes on 8 campaign drew aggression, intimidation, boycott, and unrealistic demands from those opposed to the amendment. Read about it here at Beetle Blogger. And a short, humorous shout-out to gay rights activists here at Kingfisher Column.

3. New Jersey commission concludes that the state should legalize gay marriage because...wait for it...civil unions are too difficult to understand. Read about the ridiculous research method employed to arrive at this equally ridiculous finding. A Beetle Blogger post on Kingfisher Column.

4. And last, but not least, the hidden truth about gay "committed relationships" and marriage: unfaithful, polyandrous, open sexual relations. Says LeftCoastVoter in his essay entitled Gay Marriage. Robert and Gary. And Fred. And Martin:

Perhaps David Nimmons is a big enough name for you. You know, the founder of Manifest Love and a Gay Leader in New York.
In his book, The Soul Beneath the Skin, David cites numerous studies which document approximately 75% of Gay Men in a “committed relationship” are not monogamous. They go out and have sex with other men. And they both accept that. Even when they have children in their “family.”

Quote of the Week:

Corfield v. Coryell (1823 Supreme Court case), regarding definition of Article 4, Section 2 "Privileges and Immunities." Justice Washington lists the privileges and immunities that citizens are entitled to as they pass through and move to different states:
"Protection by the government; the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the right to acquire and possess property of every kind, and to pursue and obtain happiness and safety; subject nevertheless to such restraints as the government may justly prescribe for the general good of the whole."

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I keep forgetting that your name doesn't get updated any more when you write something new- I kept wondering where you were! Sorry I missed it all. What a great collection of stories. Brandon studies couples and he has mentioned similar things about gay couples. I'm not saying that heterosexual couples are perfect, but it is easy to point out the faults with gay couples. I love it "too difficult" it is so true.