Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NY "Marriage"--Bliss or Blatant Violations

While the media gave the nation images of midnight bliss at Niagara Falls, two homosexuals being "married" in Republican Mayor Blumberg's office, by the Mayor himself, and various intimate moments elsewhere across the state celebrating the triumph of "equality" while dispensing with 5000 years of marriage as a natural union between a man and a woman, a very different image was already beginning to emerge.

It is an image of blatant violations of citizen rights. An ugly picture of threats and possible miscarriage of the political process in getting to the "vote".

We now learn there were most likely numerous constitutional and legal violations in the journey to "equality."

A lawsuit has been filed. Here are some of the violations cited in the suit and a copy of the actual complaint.

While Associated Press carried a brief story yesterday afternoon, they failed to cover filing with any importance. The story will find its way into the media over the next few days.

Liberty Council has filed a suit on behalf of New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms.

I have linked an actual copy of the complaint here.

The complaint states a number of violations by the New York Senate, the Governor and others in their haste to redefine marriage.

A few examples:

They claim the Governor personally pressured Republican Senators to vote for the ACT at a private meeting at the Governor's mansion using millions of dollars he raised from Wall Street financiers.

The suit claims that New York's Senate violated its own procedures and the state's open meetings law when it approved the bill on June 24.

The Senate leaders prevented lawmakers who opposed the ACT from speaking their opposition from the floor.

The Senate didn't follow procedures that require a bill to go through appropriate committees before a full Senate vote.

There were Senate lock-outs preventing lobbyists and the public access to elected Representatives.

Rather than magic at midnight, it was mayhem in the chamber. The lawmakers, Governor, Mayor and others, trampled citizen's rights and evidently violated the very laws they have pledged to uphold.

The media's image of bliss was apparently a mere veneer covering the blatant legal violations, all in the name of "equality" and "secular progressive fairness."

God help us!

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5 comments:

  1. "They claim the Governor personally pressured Republican Senators to vote for the ACT at a private meeting at the Governor's mansion using millions of dollars he raised from Wall Street financiers."

    You mean the Governor engaged in POLITICS!! Quell Horror!! Does the lawsuit make any mention of NOM's pledges of millions of dollars to support/oppose those who agree/disagree with them? Or are political donations only shady when they are in opposition to your "morals"?

    "The Senate leaders prevented lawmakers who opposed the ACT from speaking their opposition from the floor."

    This is a flat out lie! I watched the floor debate live, and Senator Diaz not only had the opportunity to spew his anti-gay hate, but he was allowed to go far over the allotted time while doing so.

    Seems this lawsuit is just more dishonest whining from anti-gay bigots, who are bitter over not getting their way.

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  2. anon-1:25 Most news services are reporting that the New York Legislature did in fact block many from speaking against the bill. You may call it politics, but there are still some who call it bribery. Before you decide who is whining and who is dishonest, you might give this a few days and see what comes out. I think Gary is much closer to the truth of the matter than you are.

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  3. This lawsuit is indicative just how desperate "Christians" are to reverse the lifting of discrimination against gay people in this country. We are winning on the merits, while the opposition attempts with win with frivolous lawsuits and distractions. It ain't working.

    NY was a big victory, but it wasn't achieved through trickery and bribery, but through changing of minds and exposure of truth. Need proof? Two years ago, it would have been unimaginable that Republicans would have been instrumental in bringing marriage equality to a state like NY. Wow!

    It seems your circle of friends is shrinking.

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  4. 5:44 Maybe that says more about some Republicans than it does about gays winning on the merits. It appears the Governor's money was greater than the four Republican's ethics and beliefs.

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  5. @9:44 pm... Spin it any way you want, the bottom line is that no amount of influence would have convinced a Republican legislature even two years ago to allow a same-sex marriage bill to come to a vote, especially knowing that it was likely to pass. It happened because a large majority of NY state residents support equal marriage, because hearts and minds are changing.

    Besides, the "money" your side is claiming as the "influence" was something like $10,000 -- really? That money will easily be offset by the funds your side will pour into defeating these supporters of SSM. I hardly think money was a compelling influence.

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