Gay Marriage | Nebraska

road.jpg Setback in Nebraska: Judge reinstates ban on same-sex marriage.
Ruling: "[The amendment] and other laws limiting the state-recognized institution of marriage to heterosexual couples are rationally related to legitimate state interests and therefore do not violate the Constitution of the United States." The far-reaching Nebraska ban became law in 2000 but was overturned last year.

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  1. Don't you just love America, "Land of the free* "...

    * Liberty only valid in 49 states and limited to sexual orientation, race, gender and political registry. Offer not valid for Mexians...

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 14, 2006 3:29:07 PM

  2. AS stated before, we need to realize that the courts are vulnerabe to the same political and cultural torrents legislatures, presidents, mayors, and governors are. It just took a while for both Republican political appointees to take over courts and for judges to realize that anti-gay marriage forces vote in huge numbers and will flex their political muscle. Even in MA, we are on the cusp of seeing a gay marriage ban put on he ballot and possibly overturning legal gay marriage. The judiciary is not immune from political persuasive, particularly since the anti-gay forces have demonstrated time and time again that they vote and put people in office who think the way they do about this issue. Until we persuade the majority of voters to support our cause, we will continue to suffer humiliating defeats. We need to get to work on changing public opinion and stop putting all our hope in courts. Otherwise, we will suffer not just defeat on this issue, but a host of gay rights issues, including adoption, sodomy,domestic partnership policies, media reprentation and non-discrimination policies.

    Posted by: Carlos | Jul 14, 2006 4:01:29 PM

  3. NOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo! Andy, please, don't push or anything having to do with it! The site is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the uber-conservative, billionaire buddy of Dubya. Our presence on these sites drives up their advertising revenue and puts money in the pockets of Republicans who then turn around and give it to Bush and his cronies. Please, don't support!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jul 14, 2006 4:17:37 PM

  4. ooops....meant to post the above post under the myspace IM blurb. any chance of moving that to the appropriate 'comment' space?

    Posted by: peterparker | Jul 14, 2006 4:19:19 PM

  5. I aint gonna lie. I love Myspace. Even my grandma is on Myspace.

    Posted by: Carlos | Jul 14, 2006 4:27:46 PM

  6. I checkup on this. It's true. Rupert Murdoch owns News. Corp with owns the ultra-conservative Fox News. He's also in bed with a lot of right wing organizations that support the ban on gay marriage policies adopted by the Bush administration, as well as being a close comrade of the presidents.

    If you are a supporter of Gay/Equal Rights and do not wish to contribute in advertising dollars and thus political dollars/agenda against progressive causes do not frequent this

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 14, 2006 4:54:12 PM

  7. Cory - I just wrote this to all my MySpace contacts - I borrowed from your post.

    Hey there,

    I’m sending this (somewhat generic) email to all my friends here on, because I am about to cancel my account. See, I’ve discovered that Rupert Murdoch – who owns News. Corp…which owns the ultra-conservative Fox News – owns MySpace. Murdoch is in bed with a lot of right wing organizations that support the ban on gay marriage policies adopted by the Bush administration, etc., and I just can’t be associated with this anymore.

    Look, I don’t expect you to cancel your account. But even more, I don’t want to lose touch with you! But Murdoch intends to use this as a launch pad for a juggernaut of marketing dollars and I just – can’t. So.

    (inserted my contact info)

    You can reach me there.

    Much love, y’all.


    Posted by: David | Jul 14, 2006 5:47:48 PM

  8. David and Cory...Good work...Yayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jul 14, 2006 6:32:44 PM

  9. Hey guys, this afternoon I posted a bulletin on Myspace regarding awareness of Rupert Murdoch's ownership. I revisited my profile to see if anyone responded and the bulletin's are "down for repairs". This is the first time I have ever seen bulletin's down for anything on Myspace... interesting...

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 14, 2006 8:38:40 PM

  10. This is nuts. Ater I posted the information regarding Rupert Murdoch's ownership of Myspace, people (gay men) wrote and said I was a hypocrit for condemning someone else's beliefs. Are you fu**ing kidding me?! I was flabbergasted. LOL Do people actually think like this??? If ignorance is bliss, we're in f**king Eden and the radical right is leading the way...

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 15, 2006 6:41:51 AM

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