ISIS Posts Photos and Personal Info of 100 U.S. Military on ‘Kill List’

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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The group wrote in English it had hacked several military servers, databases and emails

How can President Obama still dismiss ISIS as merely an economically disadvantaged “JV team” because it looks to me like ISIS is bringing the jihad to us.

According to a piece in the UK Telegraph news, ISIS posted online and written in English, what it says are the names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its “brothers residing in America” to kill them.

A Pentagon source, speaking on condition of anonymity said the information was posted on the Internet was investigating the matter.

However, the New York Times said it did not look like the information had been hacked from U.S. government servers and quoted an unnamed Defense Department official as saying most of the information could be found in public records, residential address search sites and social media.

The Times quoted officials as saying the list appeared to have been drawn from personnel mentioned in news articles about air strikes on Islamic State. The group’s forces control parts of Syria and Iraq and have been targeted in US-led air strikes.

US officials told the ABC network that the families of those on the list were being notified.

Posted in Hate Groups, Homeland Insecurity, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State, Military, News, President Barack Obama, Radical Islam | 3 Comments

U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Photo of Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh from Facebook

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, NY returned a two-count indictment charging Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, an American citizen and veteran of the United States Air Force from New Jersey, with attempting to provide material support to the ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, the American traitor not only tried to join ISIS but, but attempted to provide ISIS with material support. The 47-year old Air Force veteran is being charged with providing ISIS material support, obstruction, and obstruction of justice.

In the press release, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said:

“Born and raised in the United States, Pugh allegedly turned his back on his country and attempted to travel to Syria in order to join a terrorist organization. We will continue to vigorously prosecute extremists, whether based here or abroad, to stop them before they are able to threaten the United States and its allies.”

Lynch continued:

“Pugh, an American citizen and former member of our military, allegedly abandoned his allegiance to the United States and sought to provide material support to ISIL. Identifying and bringing to justice individuals who provide or attempt to provide material support to terrorists is a key priority of the National Security Division.”

Pugh traveled from Egypt to Turkey to try and cross the border into Syria, but was turned back and held in Egypt when they discovered several suspicious electronic devices on him. They sent him back to the U.S., where the Joint Terrorism Task Force found he had searched for phrases like “borders controlled by Islamic state” and “Flames of War,” one of ISIS’ propaganda videos. They also discovered two backpacks he had in the Middle East, containing a flashlight, clothes, a jacket, compasses, and other items.

Perhaps most disturbing is, after leaving the Air Force, Pugh worked as a mechanic for American Airlines — a job which provided him ample opportunity to sabotage commercial jetliners. I think, and I believe, we truly dodged a bullet on this one. Major kudos to the NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force and our Federal law enforcement partners for nabbing this betrayer.

Posted in Airplanes, Extremists, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State, News, Scoundrels, Treason, USA, War Criminal | 6 Comments

Bombshell: Obama Threatened to Fire on Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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In case you think the relationship between the U.S. and Israel could not deteriorate any further, comes a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida that says President Obama, planned to shoot down Israeli military jets headed for Iran.

According to a report in al-Jarida, a Kuwaiti newspaper, President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014.

The report quotes sources who say that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had made a decision to carry out airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with his minister of defense Moshe Yaalon and, foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, in the presence of top security commanders.

The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

According to the report, Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army’s chief of staff Beni Gants to a military operation against Iran’s nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel’s security.

The sources added that Gants and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets even carried out experimental flights in Iran’s airspace after they managed to break through radars.

However, an Israeli minister “who has good ties with the US administration revealed Netanyahu’s plans to Secretary of State John Kerry” and as a result Obama then threatened to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Netanyahu had to abort the operation and since then, relations between Israel and the United States have been in decline.

Posted in International News, Iran, Israel, Military, Netanyahu, News, Obama, U.S. | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL in Syria Abducts at Least 150 Christians

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL Militants Seen Marauding Across Syria

Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria.

Most of the people kidnapped are women, children and the elderly. As of today, their fate remains unknown.

Bassam Ishak, President of the Syriac National Council of Syria, told Reuters:

“We have verified at least 150 people who have been abducted from sources on the ground.”

Despite President Obama’s insistence that the U.S. fight against Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL is not a religious war, the facts contradict our president.

Christians have been the target of Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL fighters in the past. Just weeks ago, radical Islamic fighters beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. Last fall, a video released on the internet showed Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL call for jihadists to target Catholics. Last summer, radical Islamic fighters forced more than 10,000 living in their homes in the Iraqi city of Mosul to pack up their belongings and flee.

The forced exodus of Christians from Mosul is the largest forced displacement in the region since the Ottoman Empire forced tens-of-thousands of Armenians out of what is modern day Turkey.

Posted in Catholics, Christians, Cowards, Hate Groups, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Ilamic State, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State, Islam, Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL, Muslims, News, President Barack Obama, Religious Nutcases | 7 Comments

Al-Shabaab Calls for Attacks on U.S. Malls

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Al-Shabaab Executes 28 Who Can’t Recite Quran

Al-Shabaab, a radical Islamic terrorist group and an offshoot of al-Qaeda, released an online a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

The FBI quickly downplayed the threat, saying:

“there is no indication of any specific, real threat.”

Al-Shabaab is the terrorist group responsible for the four day siege in September, 2013 on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The siege killed 60 people.

In the video, Al-Shabaab called for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, MN (a Minneapolis suburb), along with West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London.

The Mall of America — unlike the FBI, took the threat seriously and issued the following statement:

“We will continue to monitor events with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. As always, we take any potential threat seriously and [will] respond appropriately. Mall of America has implemented extra security precautions, some may be noticeable to guests, and others won’t be. We will continue to follow the situation, along with law enforcement, and will remain vigilant as we always do in similar situations.”

Posted in Al-Shabaab, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Ilamic State, News, Radical Islam, Terrorism | 4 Comments

White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer but No Other Faiths Represented

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is curious.

President Obama’s so-called summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” opened this week. The second day of the three day event opened with a Muslim prayer.

But the problem is, no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event open to the press.

CNSNews reports:

Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, MN, recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.

In translation those verses of the Quran mean ‘Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, it’s as if he has slain mankind entirely, and whoever saves one life, it’s as if he has saved mankind entirely,’” Adam said.

Mosques serve as (sic) beacon of hope,” Adam said. “While imams’ provide moral compass for the Muslim community in navigating life.

The media has had very limited access to the event, which wraps up Thursday.

Posted in Hate Groups, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Ilamic State, Islamic Mosque, Joe Biden, Media, Muslims, News, Obama Administration, President Barack Obama | 5 Comments

ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State Plans to Use Libya as Gateway to Invade Europe

February 17, 2015

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Less than a week after ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State savagely marched 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths in a carefully orchestrated mass beheading, a document written by an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) propagandist believed to be an online recruiter for the terror group, claims militants are planning a takeover Libya and use the north African nation as a “gateway” to wage war across the whole of southern Europe.

According to a chilling article in the UK Telegraph:

The jihadists hope to flood the north African state with militiamen from Syria and Iraq, who will then sail across the Mediterranean posing as migrants on people trafficking vessels, according to plans seen by Quilliam, the British anti-extremist group.

The fighters would then run amok in southern European cities and also try to attack maritime shipping.

Meanwhile, in response to the threat of ISIS on the march, Italy has dispatched 5,000 troops to Libya to defend the nation from an Islamic extremist invasion. Libya is just 109 miles away from the island of Lampedusa and 300 miles from Sicily.

While President Obama and outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continue to refuse to use the accurate terminology of “radical Islam” to describe the threat ISIS represents to the west, Jordan, Egypt and now Italy, are wasting no time to fight the Islamic menace.

Posted in Egypt, European Union, International News, ISIS/ISIL/Ilamic State, Jordan, Libya, Military, Muslims, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Catholic Nuns Bury 800 Babies in Septic Tank In Ireland

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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The ugly face of Roman Catholicism is on display once again as a septic tank was discovered filled to bursting with the bones of babies and children. The septic tank was used by Catholic nuns at the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway, Ireland.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborn babies to eight-year-old children were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the gruesome discovery.

Unmarried women were ostracized by the conservative Catholic society and were often forced to hand over their children for adoption.

Health issues and problems associated with the homes have long been documented. As far back as 1944, a government inspection report of the Tuam home described some of the children as “fragile, pot-bellied and emaciated.”

The recently discovered death records for St Mary’s show the 796 children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases, such as measles and TB.

Conservative Catholic teaching at the time denied children of unmarried parents baptism and therefore burial in consecrated lands.

SOURCE: Yahoo News

Posted in Catholicism, Catholics, Child Abuse, Hooligans, International News, News, Religious Nutcases | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Odessa, Ukraine Jews Prepare for Emergency Evacuation

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Odessa’s Jewish community is prepared to evacuate should the violence in the western Ukrainian city get significantly worse, this according to community leaders.

Odessa, a port city of more than 1 million, is home to some 30,000 million Jews, down from nearly 40 percent of the city’s population before the Holocaust.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Running street battles between pro-Russian and nationalist forces claimed dozens of lives in the Black Sea port this weekend, culminating in the burning of dozens of pro-Russian protesters in the city’s trade union building on Friday evening.

The Odessa bloodshed came on the same day that Kiev launched its biggest push yet to reassert its control over separatist areas in the east, hundreds of kilometers away, where armed pro-Russian rebels have proclaimed a “People’s Republic of Donetsk.”

Rabbi Refael Kruskal, head of the Tikva organization, which runs a network of orphanages and schools and provides social services to the city’s elderly – several of the wounded from Friday’s clashes were Jews, and the community is taking all necessary precautions.

“Over the weekend we closed the [Great Choral] Synagogue,” Kruskal said. “We took all the students out of the center of the city where the violence was, because we were worried it was going to spread. We sent a text message to everybody in the community on WhatsApp that they should stay at home over the weekend.”

While the synagogue, which is located close to the site of Friday’s clashes, was reopened Sunday morning, Kruskal said he planned on closing it again later in the day.

There are a number of evacuation plans, ranging from relocating within the city to sending community members to Kishinev, two-and-a-half hours away in neighboring Moldova.

The Jewish community, he added, is hunkering down and trying to ride out the storm.

President Obama has made it clear the American military is off limits to help stop the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladamir Putin is in total control.

Posted in International News, Jews, News, President Barack Obama, Russia, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Putin Reveals His Hand, Orders Jews to Register in East Ukraine

Wednesday, April 17, 2014

Russian president Vladamir Putin revealed his hand and ordered Jews to register with the government.

According to USA Today:

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

The leaflet begins, “Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and “register.”

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Photo of Leaflet Requiring Jewish Ukrainians “Register” with Government

The leaflet orders Jews to provide: “ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.”

Failure to comply will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property.”

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the reports.

Comparisons to anti-Semitic policies in Europe during World War II resulting in the Holocaust is undeniable.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel group in the USA, said the leaflets should be seen in the context of a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world, and that it should prompt a strong response from the White House.

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Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Victims

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Dr. William Lewis Corporan and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood Killed Sunday

If you thought the death of Fred Phelps would put an end to the Westboro Baptist Church’s evil, then think again. The hate-church is just as vile as ever.

From the Jerusalem Post:

The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist congregation based in Topeka, KS announced Wednesday that it would picket the funeral of two of the three victims of Sunday’s shooting attack at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.

The church, which is considered “homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group” by the Anti-Defamation League, is infamous for picketing the funerals of American servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and for its vocal anti-homosexual position.

From the Westboro Baptist Church website:

WBC will picket the funeral of William Corporon and Reat Underwood in religious protest and warning. [America has] sinned away her day of grace and [have become] pagan orgies where they worship these corpses instead of the Lord their God.

The Lord God killed these people with His own hand. He appoints the time when each of us is born and when each of us dies. You must ask ‘why now?’ for these victims. WBC will gladly answer, ‘For the sins of this vile nation.’”

The funeral of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, neither of whom was Jewish, will be held on Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.

Posted in Anti-Semitism, Bigots, Hate Groups, Hate Speech, Homegrown Terrorism, International News, Jewish, News, Westboro Baptist Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Tel Aviv Unveils First Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims

January 10, 2014

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Flowers on Tel Aviv monument honoring gays persecuted by the Nazis

Tel Aviv joins Amsterdam, Berlin, San Francisco and Sydney to memorialize gay and lesbian Nazi Holocaust victims with a monument.

As reported in the BBC:

Tel Aviv has become the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial in honour of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

The monument in the centre of the city is designed around a pink triangle – the symbol gay prisoners were forced to wear in the concentration camps.

As many as 15,000 homosexuals were killed in the Nazi camps.

Writing on the monument in English, Hebrew and German reads: “In memory of those persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

It is the first Holocaust memorial in Israel that deals with both Jewish and non-Jewish victims alike, according to local reports.

“In addition to the extermination of Europe’s Jews, the Nazis committed many atrocities, in an attempt to destroy anyone who was considered different,” said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

The monument, unveiled on Friday, will stand outside the Municipal LGBT Community Centre in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park (Gan Meir).

Hitler’s Nazis branded homosexuality an aberration threatening their perception of Germans as the master race, and the Gestapo kept a special register of around 100,000 gay people.

תודה לך, ישראל. שלום!

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New Jersey Becomes the 14th State to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Garden State becomes the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage!

Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker led the ceremony for seven gay couples, telling the audience, “This is very beautiful.”

Gay couples married throughout the state went ahead after the New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday denied Gov. Chris Christie’s request to delay the date when a lower court mandated gay marriage be legalized.

Faced with defeat,  Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. ordered his administration to withdraw an appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriages:

“Although the Governor strongly disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the Court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law. The Governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his Administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”

Posted in Gay Marriage, Gov. Krispie Kreme, International News, LGBT Rights, Marriage Equality, New Jersey, News, Sen. Cory Booker | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Court Refuses NJ Gov. Krispie Kreme’s Request to Block Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Gov. Krispie Kreme Seen Here Struggling to Propel His Girth Out of Bed

The Associated Press reports a judge refused on Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled, denying efforts by Gov. Krispie Kreme’s administration to deny same-sex marriages.

In New Jersey, as it stands, the state must grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples starting Oct. 21. But Kreme’s administration — a Republican who is considered a possible presidential candidate for 2016, is expected to appeal the denial of the stay to a higher court.

Judge Mary Jacobson wrote.

“Granting a stay would simply allow the state to continue to violate the equal protection rights of New Jersey same-sex couples, which can hardly be considered a public interest.”

Gov. Krispie Kreme’s administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on an earlier ruling by Jacobson, who ruled then that the state had to allow gay marriage.

LGBT rights groups are pushing lawmakers to override Christie’s veto last year of a law that would have allowed same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

Posted in Chris Christie, Gov. Krispie Kreme, Homophobes, LGBT Rights, New Jersey, News, Same-Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Cher Says “Nyet” to Open 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia

September 16, 2013

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The Patron Saint of the LGBT community, Cher, turned down an offer to open the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In an interview with Canadian magazine Maclean’s, Cher revealed that she recently turned down an offer to perform at the Sochi Olympic Games in protest to the government’s treatment of the LGBT community:

“I can’t name names,” but my friend called who is a big oligarch over there, asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show. I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed into law a bill banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,” thus opening a dark and violent Hitlerian chapter in the modern history of gay rights in Russia. The law caps an epoch of activities by the Russian government aimed at limiting the rights of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people.

Posted in Cher, Gay and Lesbian, Gay Rights, Hate Speech, LGBT, Russia | 11 Comments

International Olympic Committee Forbids Athletes to Speak Against Russian Antigay Laws

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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If you thought the International Olympic Committee is on our side, think again.

From the Advocate:

The International Olympic Committee says it plans to stop any athlete from showing support of LGBT Russians at the Sochi Winter Games, reports Gay Star News.

However, the IOC claims this isn’t due to Russia’s recently passed antigay laws banning so-called “homosexual propaganda,” but an enforcement of the rules that govern the Olympics.

Rule 50 of the IOC’s charter states “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.”   

“The IOC has a clear rule laid out in the Olympic Charter, which states that the venues of the Olympic Games are not a place for proactive political or religious demonstration,” an IOC spokeswoman told Gay Star News. “This rule has been in place for many years and applied when necessary.

According to the cited rule, athletes found in violation could face “disqualification or withdrawal of the accreditation of the person concerned.”

This means any athlete who is seen holding hands with a member of the same sex or wearing a rainbow pin at any point during the games in Sochi would not only face potential fines, jail time, and deportation under Russian law but also punishment from the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC spokeswoman also told Gay Star News that athletes who violated rule 50 of the Olympic charter by showing support for the LGBT community would be evaluated on an individual basis and “sensible approach” would be taken “depending on what was said or done.”

So there you have it, folks. The IOC found a wiggle clause to accommodate Russia’s violent antigay law. For me, I will boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter games.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage to Resume

Friday, June 28, 2013

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BREAKING

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its stay on an injunction and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

State officials ordered California’s 58 counties to stop enforcing Proposition 8 and can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris have pledged to block Proposition 8 across California, as the momentum for gay marriage is likely to hinder any further challenges.

County clerks who preside over marriages said they were ready for same-sex weddings. Marriage licenses already are gender-neutral in California and clerks began receiving calls on Wednesday from gay couples wanting to schedule appointments.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

Posted in California, International News, LGBT Rights, News, Proposition 8, Same-Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a vile and cowardly relic from the Clinton years, was today struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

By a 5-4 vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing in the majority opinion said DOMA was unconstitutional:

“The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”

Justice Kennedy delivered the court’s majority opinion and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. As expected, the dissenters were Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

Today’s decision means that more than 100,000 gay and lesbian couples who are legally married will be able to take advantage of tax breaks, pension rights and some of the other 1,300 Federal benefits that are available to heterosexual married couples.

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