Yep, we still need to post some updates, we know. So much going on in our personal lives we've just not had time. Sorry.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Monday, January 2, 2012
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Who would have thought the morality would be a bigger factor in moving LGBT rights forward than tolerance? We sure didn't, but reading Linda Hirshman's article; Gay rights’ surprise weapon: Morality over on Salon it makes since.
"Gay activists reversed this trend. Asserting their claim to marriage, gay activists told the predominantly straight world that there are more ways to think about morality than the Evangelical Christian morality of Victorian sexuality. And they were persuasive."
Our LOVE has always been about more than how we have sex. It's nice to see that the message is starting to take hold.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Pam's House Blend is up with the 5 most embarrassing moment's of the anti-gay right for 2011. Best of all, they are all on video. Whether you prefer Brian Brown getting laughed at on Fox News or Al Franken humiliating Focus on the Family Pam's House Blend has them all, and more. Make sure to check them out (and tell them Gay Kansas sent you).
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Respect for Marriage Act of 2011 would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allows individual states to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in other states. Thank you for contacting me to share your opinion on this matter.
Attorney General Holder recently announced that the Obama administration would not defend DOMA. DOMA was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman, and I support the continued enforcement of DOMA. While we may not agree on this issue, t he [sic] recognition of same-sex marriages generates debate on both the federal and state levels and I appreciate knowing your opinion.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future. Each week, thousands of Kansans stay informed about activities in Congress by reading my email newsletter, Kansas Common Sense. If you are not already a subscriber, I welcome you to sign up for these updates by visiting www.moran.senate.gov.
Very truly yours,
Mr. XXXXX XXXXXXXX
Wichita, KS 672XX
Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX:
Thank you for contacting me regarding same-sex marriage. I appreciate hearing from fellow Kansans on this matter.
Recently, Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) introduced H.R. 875, the Marriage Protection Act. During the 110th Congress, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced similar legislation. The resolution proposed to amend the Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. I was an original cosponsor of this legislation because I believe it is wrong for a select minority to impose their definition of marriage on the nation. A similar bill has yet to be introduced in the Senate during the 112th Congress.
In March, Representative Paul Broun introduced H. J. Res. 45 to propose to amend the Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties for consideration. A similar resolution has yet to be introduced in the Senate.
It is important to remember that, while not impossible, amending the Constitution was intentionally made a difficult process by our Founding Fathers. However, the Defense of Marriage Act remains federal law (Public Law 104-199). The Act defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and a spouse as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
In March, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced S. 598, the Respect for Marriage Act. I am opposed to this legislation that repeals the Defense of Marriage Act. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kansas adheres to a longstanding policy that does not recognize same sex marriages. Most recently, 70 percent of Kansans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the April 2005 ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Again thank you for taking the time to contact me. If you would like more information on issues before the Senate, please visit my website at http://roberts.senate.gov. You may also sign up on my home page for a monthly electronic newsletter that will provide additional updates on my work for Kansas.
With every best wish,