Friday, February 28, 2014

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Morality in Media Annual Dirty Dozen List for 2014: Holder Wins!

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Morality in Media announces the 2014 Dirty Dozen List, a compilation of the leading facilitators of pornography in America.

The 2014 Dirty Dozen List highlights offenders with an explanation of how they contribute to a culture of sexual exploitation. The campaign provides actions the public can take to persuade these individuals and organizations to change their policies and practices. These include calls and letters to headquarters, and social media interaction.

“Once again Attorney General Eric Holder tops our Dirty Dozen List for his support of pornographers over children and families,” said Patrick A. Trueman, President of Morality in Media. “As the pandemic of harm from pornography grows, Holder gives criminal pornographers the green light to proceed by stopping all enforcement of federal obscenity laws.”

Among others, the latest List includes the social networking site Tumblr for its embrace of pornographic offerings, PlayStation for it’s live streamed pornography and sexually violent games, and Verizon for its FIOS TV porn offerings including many with child or teen themes, sexual slavery plots, and racial overtones.

Those companies from the 2013 List, which have been excluded from the current List, have not necessarily ceased profiting from pornography but made improvements. They included the Pentagon for halting sales of porn in the Army and Air Force exchanges, and Comcast for improving parental controls.

“These Dirty Dozen companies profit daily from the sexual exploitation of others and our campaign against them will not stop until their exploitation stops. Many of them may be in violation of current, enforceable U.S. obscenity laws that prohibit the distribution of obscene or hardcore pornography,” said Dawn Hawkins, Morality in Media’s executive director.

For more information on this campaign, go to the Dirty Dozen website. The full, updated list includes:

Texas Lt. Governor: We Shut Down the Border Ourselves

 

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced a Texas-led three-week effort that he says reduced illegal immigration, smuggling, and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border. 

The Lt. Governor spoke with me in an interview for Breitbart News; he stated: “In the Rio Grande Valley sector, nearly nothing moved in those three weeks. We shut it down. We had teams of Texas law enforcement in the brush, high altitude aircraft, gun boats, and more," he explained. “Our intel revealed that the Gulf cartel was growing frustrated with our three-week effort.”

“The border issue is just about dollars and cents,” Dewhurst said. “This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do — to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans.” He added: "Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”

More @ Breitbart

Videos Of Russian Troops And Helicopters Moving Through Crimea

Via LH

 Russian Mi-24 Hind

Russian troops and pro-Russian militia forces now have full military control of Crimea without a shot being fired, and Russian troops and helicopters continue to pour into the region.  Not that there really was ever any doubt about what was going to happen in Crimea.  As I wrote about yesterday, Russia will never, ever let Crimea go without a fight.  The Russian Black Sea fleet’s base at Sevastopol is simply way too strategically important.  But it is still shocking to see video of dozens of Russian attack helicopters and dozens of Russian armored personnel carriers heading toward Sevastopol.  

The acting president of Ukraine says that Russia “has invaded Ukraine” and is attempting to “annex Crimea”.  The former president, Viktor Yanukovych, insists that he is still the rightful democratically-elected president of Ukraine and he is calling on Russia to intervene militarily in his nation.
 
Meanwhile, Russia is calling on the new government in Kiev to honor “the peace deal signed last Friday, Feb. 21, by Yanukovych and the opposition, notarized by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Poland and approved by the US.”

But Russia is not just sitting around and waiting for the new government in Kiev to honor the peace agreement that was made.

Rather, Russia has been very busy moving their chess pieces around the board.

More with videos @ The Truth

Constitution 101: Q & A Session Week 1 “The American Founding: Revolutionary or Conservative?”


Grant’s Cold Philosophy of War

 

Grant’s unlimited supply of troops made him indifferent to high casualties from massed assaults, thus earning him the nickname “Butcher”; it was his policy to refuse humanitarian prisoner exchanges which would have saved the lives of thousands of captured Northern men.  His postwar administration as president was described as “extravagant, wasteful and corrupt . . . destitute of principle,” and “held together only by the cohesive power of public plunder.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Grant’s Cold Philosophy of War

“It is most unfortunate that the name of Grant cannot be added to [the] list of those of the [North’s] greater leaders who sought to lessen the horrors of war.  It seems clear, however, that while ultimately displaying a splendid magnanimity at Appomattox that must evermore be a tribute to him, General Grant must have known of the terrible suffering of the prisoners of war and of the desolation created by Sherman and Sheridan, if indeed, he did not sanction and encourage the forces of destruction. 

Let us believe that he could not have fully recognized the extent of this suffering, and that he conscientiously thought that final victory would be hastened by these processes, ignoring the present terror and the aftermath of bitterness. 

Such has been the cold philosophy of some commanders at other times and places. Because of his simple greatness at Appomattox, therefore, it must be assumed that Grant did not realize what was being done, just as, during his eight years, as President, he refrained from checking the horrors of Reconstruction – now generally recognized to have been a process of despoliation and ruin carried on in times of peace under the guise of law and order.”

(The Women of the South in War Times, Matthew Page Andrews, Norman, Remington Company, 1920, pg. 225)

Judge Napolitano: Lincoln Set About On The Most Murderous War In American History

Via LRC




Racist Lecturer Delivers Anti-Republican Rant at Public University


A guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, a public school, began class Tuesday with a racist, anti-Republican rant that went on for more than ten minutes.

The guest lecturer, Eyon Biddle, is the political and organizing director for Service Employees International Union Local 150. Biddle was speaking in the freshman general education course “Education 130: Individual and Society,” which allegedly “examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.”

 In a video taken by a student in the class, obtained by Campus Reform, Biddle blames “white rage” for the failure of the Badger State’s 2010 recall attempt against Republican Governor Scott Walker. The union organizer goes on to say that American values are those of “division, racism, sexism, and classism.”

More @ NRO

Restaurant chain adds Obamacare surcharge to customers’ bills

 U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stops for a beer at the bar of Gator

A chain of Florida restaurants are making customers pick up the tab for the company’s mandatory participation in the Affordable Care Act — with a surcharge to every bill to help cover the cost of providing health care to their employees.

Eight Gator’s Dockside restaurants have started putting an “ACA Surchar” on every customer’s bill. The new charge adds one percent to the total check, which would mean 15 cents for an average $15 lunch according to a CNN report.

“The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close our doors,” a sign outside one restaurant reads. “Instead of raising prices on our products to generate the additional revenue needed to cover the costs of ACA compliance, certain Gator’s Dockside locations have implemented a 1 percent surcharge on all food and beverage purchases only.”

Bill Whittle: The Unmarked, Matte-Gray Crown Vic


Obamacare: A Dose of Reality


Ruger: Job growth will be in North Carolina

 

 

CEO says all factories in N.H., Ariz. and N.C. should have equal workforces


Sturm Ruger & Co.’s new factory in North Carolina has 100 workers focusing on new products, but the company hopes that the facility eventually might relieve the “pressure” on its existing workforce in New Hampshire and Arizona, CEO Michael O. Fifer said in an earnings call Wednesday.

“We may relieve some of the capacity constraints in Newport (N.H.) or Prescott (Ariz.) in moving existing products,” he said, adding that he would like all the factories – which currently employ a total of about 2,400 – to have the same size workforce.

“If you look at a workforce of 1,000 people in a factory, you might have 800 terrific folks, but when you are stretching that hard, the last 100 people you hired might not be the folks you hired if you had a choice, so if I can over time get manned enough and get enough products in there (North Carolina) to take a little of the pressure off the other two plants, we’ll be better off for it,” Fifer said.

More @ NHBR

Jerry Miculek’s 435-Yard Shot with a Smith & Wesson C.O.R.E. 9mm

Via Bearing Arms


Whispers persist that Hillary won’t run: Health may be worse than disclosed

 

If you listen to the chattering class in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton is a virtual certainty for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and the front-runner in the next presidential race.

But in private, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton, these skeptics often say, will not run for president again because of health concerns.

These ubiquitous rumors of her health have been fueled in part by the supermarket tabloids. The National Enquirer wrote in 2012 that Clinton had brain cancer, something a spokesman dismissed then as “absolute nonsense.” In January of this year, the Globe claimed that Clinton secretly had a brain tumor.

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after Crimea airports blockaded


Ukranian minister accuses Russia of an armed takeover of Crimea amid reports that airports have been seized 

Ukraine accused Russia of staging an "armed invasion" of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state's ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.
Unidentified armed men were patrolling outside of Crimea's main airport early Friday while gunmen were also reported to have seized another airfield on the southwest of the peninsula where ethnic Russians are a majority and where pro-Moscow sentiment runs high.

Mother Jones: Study Shows Global Warming May Cause More Rape

 

The phenomenon of global warming has been used to explain many things, but now Mother Jones is quoting a study saying it might cause more rapes of women. 

Matthew Ranson, an economist, avers that there is a historical connection between warmer temperatures and increased crime. He said, "Looking at the past, we see a strong relationship between temperature and crime. We think that is likely to continue in the future."

Ranson utilized the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's projections of the effects of global warming in the U.S. to estimate that between 2010 and 2099, warmer temperatures will "cause" an additional "22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft."

That amounts to 2.2% more murders and 3.1% more rapes. John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, agreed with Ranson that the warmer temperatures would indeed be a problem, saying, "To the extent that climate change causes people to be out and interacting more, there will be more crime."

More @ Breitbart

Bull's-eye on bus drivers: 'Are you bleeding?'


Driving a bus is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. The danger doesn’t come from accidents, but from the violence directed at bus drivers who say it is an everyday part of their lives when they are behind the wheel.

And an overwhelming amount of that lawlessness is black mob violence, black-on-white crime or comes from black people.

One of the latest – and most vicious – attacks came Tuesday in Olympia, Wash. And it is caught on video: All 28 punches to the driver’s face when he was largely defenseless.

The video begins with the driver telling Kiel Duggins to leave the bus because he is harassing passengers and using abusive language. Duggins refuses: “I have the right to hit you in the face,” he said. “And fight to the death.”

More @ WND

Court: School OK to Ban Flag Shirts on Cinco de Mayo


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A Northern California high school's decision to order students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during a celebration of the holiday Cinco de Mayo was appropriate, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the school officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day.

More @ Newsmax

Smart Meters

Via Adam


Federal Reserve's Yellen: Congress Should Look at Bitcoin Regulation


Gee, how surprised we are............

The U.S. Congress should look into legal options for regulating virtual currencies such as bitcoin, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday.

Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox went dark on Tuesday, leaving customers unable to access their accounts. Experts have warned they might not have much recourse to recover their money.

Yellen said the Fed had no jurisdiction over bitcoins, which are created using a network of computers that solve complex mathematical problems and are not traded or held by banks.

More @ Newsmax

Spike Lee Voices Profane, Segregationist Rant Against Whites

Via Billy

Photo Credit: David Shankbone (Creative Commons)

One can only imagine the understandable outrage of the mainstream media had the races in this diatribe been reversed. 

 Filmmaker Spike Lee recently made some shocking remarks regarding the influx of white residents into traditionally black neighborhoods. Decades after the American civil rights movement marked the end of our shameful segregation policy, Lee apparently wants to bring back the institution by keeping Caucasians out of his New York neighborhood.

His lengthy rant, complete with the liberal use of profanity, left little doubt that he wants to maintain exclude whites “in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights” and other traditionally black communities.

“You can’t just come in the neighborhood and start bogarting and say, like you’re [expletive] Columbus and kill off the Native Americans,” he said. Lee asserted that whites bring with them their culture and effectively ruin the experience of being black in such neighborhoods.

Alabama Senate: no more alcohol, tobacco, strippers or gambling with welfare checks

Via Billy

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur

Several other welfare reform bills passed by the Senate on Wednesday including:

• SB63, sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, which allows for drug testing in instances where welfare applicants have a prior drug conviction.

SB87, sponsored by Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville, which requires able-bodied adult food stamp recipients without dependents to participate in at least 20 hours of work, job training or community service a week within three months of obtaining benefits.

• SB114, sponsored by Sen. Orr, which makes it a crime to defraud many state and federal government-funded assistance programs like Medicaid, Social Security, food assistance and public housing.

SB115, sponsored by Sen. Orr, which would require welfare applicants to apply for at least three jobs before receiving benefits

Stars & Bars In Raleigh

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Saturday, 1 March – 2PM, Raleigh’s Old Capitol Building

Annual Confederate Flag Day Observance – Historic House Chambers

Sponsor:  NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tom Smith, Commander

Keynote Speaker: Larry E. Norman of Louisburg, North Carolina

The Stars & Bars will fly over the building during the ceremony.

11 year old girl shot cougar that was stalking her brother, 13, outside their house

Via Ninety Miles From Tyranny

Fearless: Shelby White, 11, is posing with a cougar she shot dead last week on her grandfather's property 

  • Shelby White, 11, killed her first cougar on her grandfather's ranch in Twisp, Washington, last week
  • Female cougar had been spotted near family's home twice in the days prior to the shooting
  • Shelby's 9-year-old brother, Cody, shot a 125-pound cougar earlier this month 
  • Tanner White, 13, Shelby and Cody's oldest brother, killed a big cat near the ranch around same time
  • Shelby has been hunting since she was 8 or 9, and so far she has bagged herself three deer
  • State officials and hunters killed 10 other cougars during the winter season

While Evils Are Sufferable

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Make your will and more.

Jefferson wrote, in the Declaration of Independence:

...mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

While evils are sufferable. Are they still? How much more are a people supposed to suffer at the hands of unrestrained and lawless government? Is not every day spent wondering, dreading the next dictates from on high? Is there not a sense that there is no recourse to the unconstitutional acts of the bureaucracy? Is there not a feeling that the Supreme Court is acting against the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness inherent to every free individual?

It is clearly the intent of the Constitution to secure these rights, it is the very purpose of its construction to do so, yet time and time again the Court finds in favor of government power against the liberty of the people.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Noah's Ark finally on way to America

 

A life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark – the biblical vessel on which God saved people and animals when the earth was flooded as punishment for mankind’s sins – is coming to the U.S. and is expected to draw more than a million Americans every year.

The story of “Noah” is coming to the big screen, too. Hollywood used models, sets, stages and other tricks of the movie trade to create those stunning images.

But what’s being planned by Answers in Genesis ministry chief Ken Ham will not be a model, a set or a stage, and it will not be a trick produced by a camera.

It will be a life-size version of Noah’s Ark, at 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and three stories high, and it will be used as an evangelism tool in his outreach to unbelievers.

He announced Thursday that funding for the first phase has been put in place, and groundbreaking on the project is expected in only weeks – sometime in May.

The Ark Encounter will be built on 800 acres adjacent to Interstate 75 at Williamstown, Ky., bringing hundreds of jobs to the community.

More @ WND

Is the “Kids Act” Amnesty Really Just for Kids? Probably Not

Mike Scruggs


Eric Cantor and John Boehner's Kids Act amnesty might look compassionate,  but it is really a dam-breaker, the hardship of which would fall on Americans,  including their children. I think its results and precedents would essentially end any possibility of immigration control.

Nor would it gain Republicans any votes (substantiated by at least two CIS studies.)  To the contrary, they would quickly be overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new voters favoring big government health and welfare programs by about 75 percent.

The most immediate result would be a drop off in Republican turnout. This was the unanticipated result of a CIS study of the 2006 elections. Actually, it should have been anticipated. Conservative disgust with liberal policies is logical. The 2006 study did not demonstrate the degree except to say that the drop off occurrence was substantiated statistically with at least 95 percent confidence level.  My own calculation using the same data would indicate at least a 10 percent drop off in Republican turnout, for example: falling from 50 percent to 45 percent . It would be higher if voters knew more about immigration issues and could associate them with candidates. Keeping the loss to 10 percent assumes that voters continue to  remain in a low-information status on immigration. That would be disaster enough. But if many Republicans become aware that the whole amnesty is a corrupt bargain to maintain and increase cheap labor profits, it could be analogous to Napoleon marching an army of 600,000 to Moscow in winter.

One Republican problem seems to be the DC/PC intellectual straight-jacket  that compels Republican consultants and staffers to assume that the liberal Eastern media is the Republican constituency.

"The people of Asia (western Turkey) are slaves because they could not learn to pronounce he word "no."--Alexander the Great

"Whoever the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad."--from an ancient Greek play.

                                                        Piece @ CIS

Gun Confiscation: “Ma’am, It Sounds Like You’re Anti-American.”

Via Charlie

paul vance

Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, who spent far too many sad hours in front of the cameras talking to the media about the Sandy Hook massacre, has been fielding calls lately about the state’s gun ban and registration provisions. The deadline to register so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines with the state passed on December 31.

Only 50,000 firearms and 38,000 magazines were registered. Perhaps another 350,000 firearms belong to those who refused to register their arms. Nearly 2 million magazines are thought to remain unregistered.

These unregistered firearms and magazines are thought to belong to 80,000-100,000 gun owners who view the law as a blatantly unconstitutional infringement upon the very spirit of Second Amendment, and a prelude to confiscation.

As a result of rising fear and anger in the state, Vance has been fielding many calls about the law, and in specific, fears that police SWAT units might start kicking in doors to arrest those that did not comply.

Those most obviously in danger of being arrested at this time are 106 rifle owners and and 108 magazine owners who tried to register their arms, too late. The government knows exact who they are through their botched registrations, and sent them letters giving them options on how to surrender their arms and magazines.

A woman claiming to be the wife of one of these 106 rifle owners called Lt. Vance, and got into a very heated discussion with him.

More with audio @ Bearing Arms

USDA: Americans waste nearly one-third of their food; worth $161 billion


                         The Department of Agriculture said that in 2014, 14 percent of garbage dumped into landfills was food waste. AP Photo

Nearly a third of the 430 billion pounds of food produced for Americans to eat is wasted, a potential catastrophe for landfills and a wake-up call to officials scrambling to feed the hungry, according to a stunning new report from the Department of Agriculture.

The just-issued report revealed that in 2010, 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of food produced for Americans to eat was wasted, either molded or improperly cooked, suffered “natural shrinkage” due to moisture loss, or because people became disinterested in what they purchased.
                                                                                                       
                                                          
                                                  More @ Washington Examiner

NC: District Attorney Says No Charges After Intruder Killed In Home Invasion

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Your parents are going to be soooooo proud of you...........

The Onslow County district attorney says there will be no charges against a homeowner who shot and killed a man during a home invasion.

Deputies say Michael Holliday later died at Camp Lejeune's Naval Hospital.

Authorities say Holliday was one of four people involved in a home invasion Sunday night on Abbits Branch Lane.

District Attorney Ernie Lee met with investigators earlier in the week and said late Thursday afternoon that John Moore would not be charged.

In a statement, Lee said, "After reviewing the facts and circumstances of this case, after meeting with members of law enforcement and after considering the applicable law concerning self-defense and defense of habitation, commonly referred to as the Castle Doctrine, I have determined that the shooting death of Michael Holliday, although tragic for his family, is justified."

More @ WITN

Suspect killed during break-in

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Neighbors  told FOX10 News Carstarphen was the former boyfriend of the woman who lived in the house.

A neighbor who didn’t want to be identified said she was asleep when a woman knocked on her door around 2 a.m. Saturday.

“My granddaughter came and she woke me up and said, ‘Mama this lady knocking on the door. She need some help,’” the woman said.

The neighbor called 911 when she came out a saw a man she recognized as the woman’s former boyfriend lying on the ground.

“I saw her kneeling over the man, and I asked her what’s wrong with him, and she never did tell me what was wrong with him. She just say, ‘Help me! Help me. Help.’ Just kept saying that over and over again,” she said.

Police said Carstarphen was shot and killed after he unlawfully forced his way into an apartment in the R.V. Taylor Housing community.

More @ Fox

III Air

Via WiscoDave


ATF agents lost track of dozens of their own guns, reports show


ATF agents have lost track of dozens of government-issued guns, after stashing them under the front seats in their cars, in glove compartments or simply leaving them on top of their vehicles and driving away, according to internal reports from the past five years obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Agents left their guns behind in bathroom stalls, at a hospital, outside a movie theater and on a plane, according to the records, obtained Tuesday by the news organization under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

In December 2009, two 6-year-old boys spotted an agent's loaded ATF Smith & Wesson .357 on a storm sewer grate in Bettendorf, Iowa. The agent lived nearby and later said he couldn't find his gun for days but didn't bother reporting it — until it hit the local newspaper.

In Los Angeles in 2011, an agent went out to a bar drinking with other agents and friends, reportedly consuming four alcoholic beverages. The next morning he woke up and realized his ATF-issued Glock was gone. It was not found.

All of the agents' names are blacked out on the reports, which do not say if the agents were disciplined. It is clear that agency rules were not followed in many of the incidents, which show at least 49 guns were lost or stolen nationwide between 2009 and 2013.

Kriss Vectors 40 rounds in 3.5 seconds.


Video shows moment Syrian Army bombs huge rebel group

Via avordvet

 Video shows moment Syrian Army bombs huge rebelĀ group

Syrian army troops on Wednesday killed 175 rebels, many of them al-Qaida-linked fighters, in an ambush described as one of the deadliest attacks by government forces against fighters near Damascus, according to state media.

An opposition group said the dawn ambush — part of a government effort to secure the capital — was carried out by the Lebanese Hezbollah group, which has been instrumental in helping President Bashar Assad’s regime push back rebels entrenched in the suburbs of the capital city.

Syrian state news agency SANA quoted a field commander in the eastern Ghouta area as saying most of the rebels killed in the assault near Oteibah lake southeast of Damascus belonged to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front rebel group. The report said several of those killed were foreign fighters who came to Syria from Saudi Arabia, Chechnya and Qatar.

More with video @ New York Post

Texas Officials Blast Gay Marriage Ruling

 

Texas' ban on gay marriage was struck down by San Antonio-based federal Judge Orlando Garcia today. (26th) The judge suspended his ruling, however, meaning that the ban will remain in place until a secondary ruling by an appeals court later this year. 


Federal judges have the right to suspend a law if it is believed to cause significant suffering for the plaintiffs.

The original lawsuit in Texas was filed by two gay couples: Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman of Austin; and Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes of Plano.

More @ Breitbart