Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is the latest political activist to come out in favor of marriage equality.
Ventura and his wife,Terry, are teaming up with Minnesota United for All Families to fight a constituional ban on
The former wrestler-turned-governor are helping spread this message: “The Constitution should not be used to oppress people. The Constitution should be used to protect people. Love is by far bigger than government can ever be.”
The proposed ammemdment to the Minnesota constitution will appear on the November 6th ballot when residents also head to the polls to decide who will serve the next term as president.
Democrats are coming out in favor of gay marriage, and a SuperPAC supporting Mitt Romney is trying to out the President as a supporter. The problem is that President Obama has already announced he supports gay marriage, and for the first time in history a major political party is actively campaigning for marriage equality.
So what is the purpose of the PAC buying ai
r time to help make the announcement. Here’s the scoop in today’s GaySocialites Information Update:
One week before the Democrats announced their support for gay marriage, the Republicans announced they will oppose it as a part of their 2012 platform.
In the ad below Campaign for America, a SuperPAC that supports Mitt Romney for President, warns that President Obama is trying to push marriage equality on America. The problem is that the ad is completely ineffective as it doesn’t even say there is a problem with gay marriage.
Watch the Campaign for America’s video here, and you’ll see what I mean:
Maybe the woman in this Romney ad is concerned that he homo-esque hubby might divorce her and marry a man if he is legally allowed to do so. Maybe she lives somewhere with a big gay population and same-sex marriage may pose a problem when she is trying to make accommodations for her second husband after this one comes out. Who knows?
I don’t thnk this ad is changing anyone’s mind. The Obama/ Biden ticket has clearly outlined its support for gay marriage in their platform, and the Romney/ Ryan ticket clearly opposes it. It doesn’t take commercials or other attempted propoganda from SuperPACs to make it any clearer.
In a drastic contrast to the Republican party’s platform announced one week earlier, the Democrats unveiled their platform on Monday night which supports marriage equality nation wide while protecting religious groups by allowing them to decide who they’ll marry.
The platform says: “We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.”
In an unprecedented move, the Democrats’ platform opposes “federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law” to same-sex couples.
The Democrat’s platform even recognizes how different it is from their Republican counterparts who called fo a federal ban on gay marriage.
“This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families,” the Democrats said.
The platform echoes President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans and also supports abortion rights.
Gay marriage supporters held “kiss-ins” at Chik-fil-A restaurants from coast-to-coast sending out a message to the company’s CEO Dan Cathy who recently spoke out against same sex unions.
Same Sex Kiss Day is in response to Cathy’s comments made last month in which he said he supported “the biblical definition of the family unit.”
This made t he roughly 1,600 Chik-fil-A restaurants battle grounds for the gay marriage debate.
The Chik-fil-A kiss-in idea came from Carly McGehee, a Dallas political activist. While it is impossible to know how many people puckered up for gay marriage outside a Chik-fil-A on Friday. Carly said more than 15,000 people said they planned to participate via an event page she posted on Facebook.