Saturday, March 07, 2015

Business, Pro Sports, GOP Urge Supremes to Go Gay

Follow the money . . .

As Americans wait "on pins and needles" for nine unelected black-robed jurists to decide the fate of the nation, those pillars of society that deify money are filing their legal briefs insisting that the highest court of the land sacrifice the people's founding document to that most supreme Gay Agenda god.

"No religion's belief or practice should be allowed to restrict the rights of people to marry and receive equal protection under the law."
-- Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

PC MLB & NHL: Professional Baseball & Hockey Embrace Gay Agenda

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

Corporations Embrace Gay Agenda, With a Vengeance

Homosexual Lobby Purchases Elections & Same-sex 'Marriage'

Republicans Going Gay, to be 'Moderate' & Likeable

Republican Party Platform OKs Abortion and 'Gay Marriage'

Republican Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters

'Gay Marriage' is Christian in Presbyterian PCUSA, et. al.

Alabama Supreme Court Says Ignore Federal Court — 'Gay Marriage'

'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

-- From "Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court" by The Associated Press 3/6/15

The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage.

Roughly six dozen briefs backing pro-gay rights plaintiffs in the four states are expected by the Friday deadline. Included is a ''people's brief'' filed by the Human Rights Campaign with the signatures of 207,551 people.

Mayors of 226 U.S. cities also are expressing their support for same-sex marriage. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he is not sure how his constituents feel about the issue, but said it wouldn't affect his view either way. "I don't think constitutional rights are subject to public opinion," Cranley said.

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From "Thousands sign court briefs supporting gay marriage" by Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 3/6/15

With 2 ½ hours of oral arguments set for April 28, the Supreme Court could issue a ruling later this year that could overturn the bans or leave them in place, which would upset a patchwork of laws and court decisions that currently allow same-sex couples to marry in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

While many of the briefs came from groups who have long fought to have the bans reversed, support also came from more unexpected sources: More than 300 Republican, conservative and center-right activists and government officials signed a brief in support of overturning the bans. Another brief was signed by hundreds of U.S. companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Apple, Microsoft and more.

They ranged from the American Bar Association — which included a table of the many legal protections afforded legally married couples and their children that are denied same-sex couples and their families — to universities, organizations representing gay service members, Ohio's Cuyahoga County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and more.

"Inconsistent state marriage laws impose an added economic burden on American businesses at an estimated cost of over one billion dollars per year," said the brief filed by 379 signers, which included insurance companies, manufacturing giants, financial institutions and sports franchises, the New England Patriots, San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays among them.

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From "379 Corporations Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Is Good for Business" by Pat Garofalo, U.S. News & World Report 3/6/15

In an amicus brief arguing that the court should legalize gay marriage across the country, 379 corporations and business organizations – including Apple, Bank of America, Dow Chemical, Goldman Sachs, Hilton, Verizon, Disney and even some professional sports teams – said, "Employees with partners of the same sex should be permitted to marry if they so choose, and then should be treated identically to their married heterosexual counterparts. State laws that require otherwise impose a significant burden on us and harm our ability to attract and retain the best employees. Such laws force businesses to uphold discriminatory laws that run counter to important corporate values. In the end, economic growth suffers."

"Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships. Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity," they wrote. "Diversity and inclusion strengthen, not weaken, our businesses."

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From "More than 300 Republicans ask Supreme Court to back gay marriage" by Catalina Camia, USA TODAY 3/6/15

Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker are among 300 Republicans who signed onto a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage.

The Republican signatories include billionaire David Koch, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, top aides in Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, and a host of current and former members of Congress. Baker, elected in November, was the only sitting GOP governor to sign the brief.

“One of the points that I hope people appreciate when they read the brief is that supporting marriage equality is, in fact, the conservative position,” [former Republican National Committee chairman, now openly homosexual, Ken] Mehlman told The Boston Globe in an interview.

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From "More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally" by Zeke J Miller, Time Magazine 3/5/15

Among the signatories are 23 current and former Republicans members of the House of Representatives and Senate and seven current and former Governors. . . .

Some aides to Republican presidential candidates are hoping that if the Court’s rules in favor of the unions it will provide cover for their bosses, who are hoping to avoid talking about the issue. After the party’s 2012 electoral defeat, its autopsy found that gay rights issues are a gateway subject not just for LGBT voters, but also for young voters of all stripes. “We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too,” the Growth and Opportunity Project report stated.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie both dropped opposition to same-sex unions in their state after court rulings forced their hand, but they remain personally opposed. After marriages began in his state in January, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for respect from all sides. “I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue — including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty,” he said.

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From "Jeb Bush Makes A Big [Homosexual] Hire For 2016" by Christina Wilkie, Huffington Post 2/20/15

Tim Miller, a rising star in the world of Republican political opposition research, has joined Jeb Bush's political action committee as a senior adviser. . . .

For Jeb Bush, an establishment candidate with a reputation for reasoned and well-informed policy positions, Miller promises to bring a communications style to the campaign that is sharper and grittier than the candidate's own. . . .

Miller, who is openly gay, is no stranger to presidential politics, having previously worked on the campaigns of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Arizona Sen. John McCain (R).

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From "Over 300 Republicans Petition Supreme Court to Legalize Gay Marriage" by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 3/7/15

Christian groups say the people and their elected representatives, and not unelected judges, should decide if states should legally recognize gay marriage, which is legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Central to the case are two questions, whether states are required to license marriages between same-sex couples under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which the Michigan case has to decide; and whether the amendment requires states to recognize such marriages when licensed by other states – which the Ohio and Tennessee cases have to decide. The Kentucky case includes both.

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission . . . [said] this case could potentially transform the cultural landscape of America.

"We should pray for the Court, that they will not seek to redefine marriage," he said. "Marriage was not created by government action, and shouldn't be re-created by government action. Even more than that, we should pray for churches who will know how to articulate and embody a Christian vision of marriage as the one flesh union of a man and a woman in the tumultuous years to come."

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Also read Confirmed: President Obama is Liar in Chief RE 'Gay Marriage'