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'Homosexuality is a Behavior' Says Disgusting Hate Group Billboard Campaign in Michigan: VIDEO

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Faith 2 Action, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Judicial Action Group, American Family Association of Pennsylvania and Conservative Republicans of Texas are among groups behind a campaign making itself known on billboards around Michigan in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage.

The billboards advertise a website called 'Restrain the Judges' which urges people to send a 'Restraining Order' to every member of the Senate and the House along with each of the United States Supreme Court Justices.

This is the letter:

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As the website notes, supporters can choose among three hateful payment options for their letters:

For $9.95: Eleven "Restraining Order" Letters will be sent on your behalf to Speaker John Boehner,
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and The Supreme Court Justices .

For $29.95: 307 Personalized Restraining Orders to every Republican in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

For $49.95: 544 Personalized Restraining Orders to ALL members of Congress & the the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

As you may recall, the bill that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced in April in a last-ditch attempt to stop gay marriage ahead of the SCOTUS ruling, was called the "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act."

Watch the news report from WDIV Detroit on the hate campaign, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rep. Steve King Says Pro-Equality SCOTUS Ruling Throws America Into 'An Endless Trauma' Like Dred Scott Decision - VIDEO

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Speaking on Glenn Beck's radio program Wednesday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) warned that a Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on same-sex marriage "throws this country into an endless trauma."

"The public will not accept a huge decision of the Supreme Court that's not a decision of the people," said King as he likened a pro-equality ruling to that of Roe v Wade and Dred Scott v Sandford. "Do they really think that they can do what they're going to do to marriage, with one decision of the Supreme Court and society is going to accept that?"

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Last month, King introduced a last ditch effort to stop the tide of equality with the "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act" that would strip away the judicial branch's constitutional right to hear questions related to marriage. Openly gay Rep. Jared Polis later trolled King with a follow-up piece of legislation: "Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act."

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Ben Carson Says Obama Can Ignore Pro-Equality SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

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Speaking with Newsmax TV earlier this week, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson once again proved how ill-equipped he would be to lead our nation, much less a middle school level social studies class. 

“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works," Carson explains before jumping into why President Obama is under no Constitutional obligation to follow the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on gay marriage.

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[via Right Wing Watch]

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Lindsey Graham: Society Must 'Move Forward' If SCOTUS Rules For Marriage Equality

Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has told the Boston Herald that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality later this year in Obergefell v. Hodges, society must "move forward" and that a federal amendment attempting to ban same-sex marriage would be impossible.

Lindsey_Graham,_official_Senate_photo_portrait_croppedSaid Graham, 

“Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and that’s — most societies have been organized around that concept,” Graham said.

“Things are changing, so at the end of the day, being for traditional marriage without animosity is where I stand. If the Supreme Court rules sometime this year that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, then that will be a defining moment in that debate. It will be time for us to move forward as a society.” [...]

“I just don’t see how you get a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman ratified by 3/4 of the states given the way the lay of the land is today. So the courts gonna hear the case,” he said. “People who are social conservative, hold your head up high. Be proud of speaking for the unborn, I’m a pro-life guy with exceptions of rape and incest. When a woman is raped, it is not the will of God, it is a crime, and the perpetrator should be punished accordingly. The woman will make that decision about what to do after being the victim of a crime.”

Graham is expected to run for President in 2016, joining GOP contenders Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, who has taken a decidedly different attitude towards the Supreme Court's consideration of same-sex marriage.


Poll Finds 58% Of Americans Want Supreme Court To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

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Yet another national poll shows that a convincing majority of Americans support marriage equality. 

This time, the question was asked in the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

From NBC News' report on the poll it conducted with The Wall Street Journal:  

A total of 58 percent of Americans said that they favor a high court decision to eliminate bans against same sex marriage, with 44 percent of those saying they strongly favor such a result.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they oppose a court ruling in favor of the case's LGBT plaintiffs, with 29 percent said they strongly oppose it. 

Back in March, another NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 59 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. And in April, a Washington Post-ABC News poll put the figure at 61 percent

The most interesting result from the latest poll may be that only 20 percent of respondents believe American society has gone too far in accepting homosexuality, while 44 percent believe it has not gone far enough. In 2000, when LGBT people had far fewer rights, 42 percent said society had already gone too far in accepting homosexuality, while 41 percent said it had not gone far enough. 

NBC News' report on the poll also features a great video mashup of Republican presidential candidates talking about their positions on same-sex marriage. Watch it here


'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams Trolls the Anti-Gay Haters Outside SCOTUS: VIDEO

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Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams headed to the U.S. Supreme Court marriage arguments last week to interview the anti-gay picketers on the sidewalk and have them sign her 'Wrong Side of History' yearbook.

"With the Supreme Court likely ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, chances are this would be the last hurrah for the Hate Class of 2015, Before they moved on to the real world. I wanted to commemorate them."

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