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Want to protect marriage? Ban divorce then, stupid assholes! 
12th-Aug-2006 09:22 pm
Attention Terri Schiavo Republicans: You can't have your "activist judge" cake and eat it too, so FUCK OFF ya sad cunting bastards.
State board won’t put gay marriage on ballot

State elections officials voted Friday to keep a gay marriage referendum off the November ballot, but supporters of the measure want a federal court to intervene.

The State Board of Elections agreed with a hearing officer’s findings that there weren’t enough valid signatures to put on the ballot an advisory referendum asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to ban gay marriage.

“Unless they pull a rabbit out of a hat in federal court, it’s not going to be on the ballot,” said Patricia Logue, senior counsel for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

A 1996 Illinois law already prohibits same-sex marriage, but gay-marriage opponents say they fear courts could overturn the law unless the state constitution is changed. More than 40 states have taken steps to define marriage to ban same-sex marriage either through constitutional amendments or with statutes.

Organizers of the gay marriage referendum are claiming in federal court that getting a referendum on the Illinois ballot is both burdensome and unconstitutional because of the complicated process to gather and verify petition signatures, said Peter LaBarbera, executive director of the conservative Illinois Family Institute and Protect Marriage Illinois.

But LaBarbera and other gay marriage opponents were rebuffed earlier this month when a district court judge dismissed their claim so now they want a federal appellate court to intervene.

“It’s not near over,” LaBarbera said.

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13th-Aug-2006 06:10 am (UTC)
You hit the nail right on the head, Jude. Of course, judges who rule *against* these morons are "activists"...and they are "pure constitutionalists" when they rule for these fucktards.

Interestingly, it appears that like Alan Keyes, the carpetbagger asshat arch-conservative fundie who has disowned his own lesbian daughter--yes, the same man the current Illinois Republicant gubernatorial candidate, Judy Baar Topinka, brought in to run against Barack Obama--LaBarbera is simply trying to get attention and free publicity for his "cause". Like Keyes (who swore that he would continue to live here so he could "educate" Illinoisans after he got thrashed at the polls by our Senator Obama), LaBarbera has no real following here and opinion polls show that his grand idea of a constitutional amendment would crash in flames. But then, this is the same guy who tried his damnedest to get corporate sponsors of the Gay Games to withdraw--and failed--and tried to bar HIV-positive athletes from other countries, because after all, a GAY BATH HOUSE was also sponsoring the Gay Games (well, DUH!) and he felt that the Games would encourage >gasp!< GAY SEX and spread disease! Once again, he did not succeed. Three strikes and you're out. He'd go over better if he moved to Kansas with Fred Phelps and they went into seclusion to pray for their own salvation...they need all the help they can get, because their karmas are seriously fucked.
13th-Aug-2006 06:14 am (UTC)
And "“It’s not near over,” LaBarbera said." Sounds suspiciously like "I wish I knew how to quit you....", doesn't it? *GRIN*
18th-Aug-2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
that drives me crazy! can't we even face it and look at it in the eyes?
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