Showing posts with label Civil Unions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Civil Unions. Show all posts

November 9, 2016

ACLU Will to Go War with Trump









 This morning, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, and the ACLU has a message for him.

President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.

These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state, thousands of volunteers and millions of card-carrying members and supporters are ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.

One thing is certain: We will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency. And when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor as we have done throughout our nearly 100 years of existence. The Constitution and the rule of law are stronger than any one person, and we will see to that. We will never waver.

ACLU By Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director


November 9, 2016
NEW YORK — In response to Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following statement:
“For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been the nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all, no matter who is president. Our role is no different today.
“President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.
“These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state, thousands of volunteers, and millions of card-carrying supporters are ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.
“One thing is certain: we will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency and when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor.


The ACLU released its analysis of candidate Trump’s policy proposals in July, which can be found at: https://medium.com/acluelection2016/donald-trump-a-one-man-constitutional-crisis-9f7345e9d376#.yx3u5rjpihttps://medium.com/acluelection2016/donald-trump-a-one-man-constitutional-crisis-9f7345e9d376#.a51w1276x

October 17, 2016

Brothers in Law Dumped Wives for Each Other




                                                                             
Same sex unions have a history as old as men



AHMEDABAD: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments," says William Shakespeare in Sonnet 116 declaring that nothing should come in between two souls in love with each other. One such marriage, however, has proved devastating for two other marriages.
In a particular case, two men have dumped their wives, both sisters, to unite and start a separate family.

The two got involved in a homosexual (gay) relationship after being introduced to each other as brothers-in-law. The two recently moved in together in a separate house.

Both the sisters on Saturday approached a local court accusing their husbands of duping them and sought justice. The sisters have demanded an interim relief in form of maintenance and shelter.
Ironically, the elder sister has also been divorced through triple talaq delivered to her in a legal notice sent by her husband.
Top Comment

'A muslim gives triple talaq (which IMPB defends) according to sharia, and start gay relation which acc to sharia is death....This is how the islam, sharia are used misused by muslims which Govt want to end!
Aug.15 1947’

The elder sister got married with a local trader in 2010 and the couple was blessed with a child soon after. Trouble in paradise began after the younger sister got married in 2013. The elder sister's husband, whose homosexual leanings had got exposed by then, developed gay relationship with the husband of the younger sister. One and half years ago, both men dumped their wives and have started living together. 

Devastated, the sisters first approached police, but since there was no violation of law except evasion of duty to maintain family on part of men, police expressed their helplessness.

Left with no hope, the sisters have now knocked on doors of a magisterial court and filed a case under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. They have alleged harassment and neglect on part of their husbands due to their homosexual relationship. They have urged the court to direct their husbands to pay them maintenance amount as part of interim arrangement. The court has fixed hearing on their complaints on November 19.

February 2, 2016

Same Sex Unions and Gay Marriage in Europe





Italy is the only major western European country that does not recognise any form of same-sex union. However, this could change when the Italian Senate votes on Thursday on a bill which, if passed, would allow for same-sex civil unions for the first time.
Legal recognition of same-sex partnerships is far from uniform across Europe. 




Even within the EU laws differ significantly. The bloc’s website describes the differences between the 28 member states as “huge”. 
Denmark was the first country in the world to give legal recognition to same-sex couples, who could register as domestic partners from 1989.
In the 1990s, various forms of civil unions were introduced in Norway (1993), Sweden (1995), Iceland (1996) and France (1999). Belgium offered limited rights to same-sex couples through registered partnerships from 1998 onwards. 
In Germany civil partnerships have been in place since 2001. However, Europe’s largest economy has yet to introduce equal marriage.
Other countries that have opted for civil partnership arrangements include the Czech Republic (where they were introduced in 2006), Switzerland (2007), Hungary (2009) and Austria (2010). After the introduction of civil partnerships in Andorra, Malta and Croatia in 2014, comparable unions were introduced in Greece and Cyprus last year.
At the turn of the millennium the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, giving same-sex couples the right to marry, divorce and adopt children. Equal marriage legislation followed in Belgium in 2003 and Spain in 2005. Norway and Sweden both legalised same-sex marriage in 2009.  
After a review by its constitutional court, Portugal followed suit in 2010. Later that year Iceland introduced same-sex marriage legislation. 
In June 2012 it was the turn of Denmark, which passed a bill legalising gay marriage 23 years after it became the first country in the world to legally recognise same-sex couples. Denmark had also enacted a law in 2010 allowing gay couples in registered partnerships to adopt children.
In France, a court in 2013 rejected a challenge brought by the centre-right UMP party, which has since rebranded itself as Les Républicains, paving the way for the legalisation of equal marriage while also extending adoption rights to gay and lesbian couples. 
The first same-sex marriages took place in England and Wales under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in March 2014. Same-sex marriage came into effect in Scotland later that year, with the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremoniestaking place on New Year’s Eve.
Northern Ireland is the only country in the UK not to have introduced same-sex marriage after a vote in April 2014. However, civil partnerships are permitted and about 100 such unions have been carried out in Northern Ireland since legislation came into effect in December 2005.




Luxembourg legalised same-sex marriage on 1 January 2015, while Ireland became the first country to do so through a popular vote after a referendum on the issue last May. 
In Finland same-sex marriage is due to come into effect in early 2017.

April 11, 2013

Hospital Keeps Partner of 7 Yrs from Seeing His Mate Sends Him Out in Handcuffs


Post image for Hospital Handcuffs And Removes Gay Man Visiting His Partner

As you read this story I’m sure your thinking would be similar to mine and that is that no piece of paper available today, including Same sex marriage and particularly Civil unions will protect you legally in a situation such or similar as this:


Roger Gorley went to visit his partner, Allen at Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Tuesday afternoon.
He says when he got there, a member of Allen’s family asked him to leave.
But he refused, so hospital security was called and he was forced to leave… in handcuffs. Even though he and his partner have been in a civil union for nearly five years, Gorley says he “was not recognized as being the husband… wasn’t recognized as being the partner.”
He wasn’t “recognized” as being “family.”
Here’s the statement from Research Medical Center (which swearstogod it does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or race) that was shown in the video:
We believe involving the family is an important part of the patient care process. And, the patient`s needs are always our first priority. When anyone becomes disruptive to providing the necessary patient care, we involve our security team to help calm the situation and to protect our patients and staff. If the situation continues to escalate, we have no choice but to request police assistance.
Yes, according to the hospital, the “patient” (loved one, partner) had to be “protected” from the “situation” (loved one, partner).
Marriage equality makes a difference, equality matters. Civil rights matter. People matter. All of us, every person, we matter.
But in that hospital in that state, apparently, some of us don’t.
Despite the fact that this man had a civil union with his partner and also share power of attorney, he was still discriminated against. He was still treated as less equal than a straight person.
The family always has the upper hand unlike a straight marriage.  That is why we need Gay Marriage. The laws and legal decisions have accumulated through a couple centuries. Nothing will replace that unless we make it marriage. If you don’t like any institution made by straight men on this earth, then don’t marry but do help those that would like equal rights. If you are an atheist or don’t believe in the church, simple: Don’t get married in the church. As marriage evolved the government has taken it over completely. It’s an avenue of revenue and an order that creates families and help keep them together. Don’t like gays to have gay marriage, can’t help you on that one except to say don’t look.
adamfoxie*

March 13, 2013

DEMS Keep promised and Cheated Colorado with Civil Union


The Democrats that took over the House in the last election in Colorado quickly fulfilled a promised they made while running. The Governor is expected to signed the legislation and so Colorado becomes a state with Civil Union.
I would imagine that when DOMA comes down either now or when the homophobe supreme  or supremes die of old age Colorado would be in limbo and would have to pass new legislation to be in par with gay marriage being accepted in the national level. That is if they still have a friendly legislature and governor and bring the state to have gay marriage so those couples would have the same rights as married couples. 
I don’t know what is, in the future, or how laws will be written. I can only speculate; But Im speculating according to how things are and how the waves of legislation tend to go, meaning laws have to be specific to include everyone in legislation or not everyone is cover.
To bring it to light it seems like this particular state went the way of New Jersey who has found out that Civil Unions, which is done to satisfy some homophobes or should I say semi homophobes? that believe that gays should have some rights but don’t deserve all the rights because they are "g a y"
I remember how happy I was for NJ when the law of Civil Unions was passed into law to latter find out that this law sucked! Can’t put it in a nicer way and gay New Jersey-ians agree because they have been trying to change it to gay marriage. I know some people are saying that is better to get a piece of the pie than no pie at all but I think it’s unjust and unhealthy for our community to see straights stuffed them selves while we watch with a little piece that only makes some homophobe politicians safe face and say, well we gave you some.  All this process what it does is to gives us more desire for what should be ours because we are no less of a people than anyone else.
I truly believe that any gay leader that says he or she is fighting for civil unions should step down and let someone who fights for equal rights take the helm. If the majority of the state don’t see it now, well we can only keep harping on until things change and we know that no injustice last forever. This particular one of denying us civil rights has lasted for too long, but has been our responsibility. People only get in life what they fight for.  You can’t fight while stuck in a closet or in a straight marriage because you have tied yourself to the status quo.
Below the On line Athens .com net newspaper in which Civil Unions are praised like it was a miracle that they got that. I say from  a Democratic Legislature and friendly Governor this s what you got?
Good Luck Colorado!
Adam Gonzalez for adamfoxie*

 The vote punctuates a dramatic political shift in Colorado, where voters approved a gay-marriage ban seven years ago — meaning civil unions are the only option for gay couples in the state for now. That could change with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage bans in the coming months.
"We really do stand on the edge of history," said Democratic Rep. Pete Lee. "For some in this chamber, this is the reason why we are here."
Applause erupted as the bill won final passage Tuesday on a 39-26 House vote, with two Republicans joining all Democrats to approve it.
Image
House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, and House Minority leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, talk during debate on the Civil Unions Bill in the House Chamber at the Capitol on Monday, March 11, 2013. The proposal got initial approval with a voice vote in the Democratic-controlled House on Monday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he plans to sign civil unions into law. It's not clear yet when that will happen, but the law will take effect May 1.
Once the measure is signed, Colorado will join a dozen other states that have civil unions or similar laws. Six states allow gay marriage.
The bill's approval underscores the changing political climate in a western state that traditionally has had deep conservative roots but has become more moderate over the past decade.
In 1992, Colorado voters approved a ban on municipal anti-discrimination laws to protect gays. Four years later, the U.S. Supreme Court said the law, known as Amendment 2, was unconstitutional, but not before some branded Colorado a "hate state.” 

Democrats now control both chambers of the Legislature, and the party elected Colorado's first gay House speaker.
Democrats campaigned on civil unions and rallied voter support in November's elections after Republicans last year used their one-vote majority in the House to prevent the measure from being debated.
"I ask for a `yes' vote for love, a `yes' vote for family, and a `yes' vote for equal protection," Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino said Monday before a preliminary vote on the bill.
The proposal has been one of the most emotional and contentious of the last three sessions. Gay couples have urged lawmakers to pass the bill, saying it would grant them legal protections they don't have because they're not allowed to marry.
Image
Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, speaks against the Civil Unions Bill in the House Chamber at the Capitol on Monday, March 11, 2013. The proposal got initial approval with a voice vote in the Democratic-controlled House on Monday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Democrats had enough votes last year to pass the bill, but Republicans refused to bring it up for debate, killing it and several other bills in the waning hours of the session.
Republicans have argued the bill undermines the institution of marriage and provides no religious exemptions for those opposed to civil unions.
"What I am concerned about is really this hostility, this lack of tolerance towards deeply held religious beliefs," said Republican Rep. Amy Stephens, who was the GOP House leader last year.
Democrats contend that the Republican suggestions to amend the bill would open the door to discrimination.

March 12, 2013

Colorado Gets Civil Unions Today and Robbed at the Same Time

At edition time tonight at 11:59pm the below statement together with the news and specifics of the new law in Colorado will be published. Some people in Denver where happy but not everyone! Someone real sad is the publisher of adamfoxie* He will explain why this was not so great. 

                                                                      

"To bring it to light it seems like this particular state went the way of New Jersey who has found out that Civil Unions, which is done to satisfy some homophobes or should I say semi homophobes? that believe that gays should have some rights but don’t deserve all the rights because they are "g a y”



June 30, 2011

Gays: Rhode Island's Civil Unions Bill "Dangerous,Discriminatory"

Gay activists want the civil unions bill to be vetoed
Gay rights campaigners in Rhode Island are urging the state’s governor to veto a civil unions bill because they say it contains “dangerous” and “discriminatory” language.
The bill is expected to be passed by the Senate this week but campaigners are deeply concerned about some of the religious provisions within it.
One clause allows any religious body – including faith-run schools, hospitals and cemeteries – to disregard civil unions. The clause says they – or their employees – cannot be fined or penalised for failing to recognise civil unions or provide goods and services in relation to civil unions.
Gay rights activists say the “dangerous” and “discriminatory” amendment will have severe consequences for gay people, who may find they are barred from making medical decisions for spouses if faith-run hospitals decide not to recognise civil unions.
It was tabled by Democrat representative Arthur J Corvese, who is against gay marriage.
Yesterday, Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) and nine other equality groups wrote to governor Lincoln Chafee: “The bill put forth by the legislature would create onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples that no other state has ever put in place. As a result, we ask you to veto the bill should it come to your desk in its present form.”
The letter adds: “By allowing individuals and institutions a free-floating licence to discriminate against a whole class of people, in defiance of a general law, this bill represents a huge step backward from both Rhode Island’s longstanding nondiscrimination commitments and the balance and language embraced in the law throughout the country.
“This amendment could allow individuals, who are legally required to recognise everyone else’s legal commitments, to opt out of doing so only for gay and lesbian people.”
This week, 14 lawmakers wrote to Mr Chafee to argue the same point. The governor is in favour of gay marriage.
Earlier this year, gay rights campaigners pushed for progress on gay marriage but House Speaker Gordon Fox – who is gay – said there was not enough support.
Five states – Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont – and the District of Columbia – currently allow gay couples to marry.
In several weeks, gay couples will begin marrying in New York after a bill was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last week.
Recent national polls have found that just over half of the population support marriage equality.

We Don't Want Civil Unions We Want Equality: NJ Couples File Suit


Seven gay and lesbian couples plan to file a lawsuit in New Jersey state court Wednesday arguing that the civil union law fails to provide the same legal protections as marriage.

The couples will file suit along with Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal in Trenton Wednesday morning. Their move comes less than one week after neighboring New York passed a marriage equality law that will take effect July 24, and it represents the latest step in a long legal and legislative battle.

According to the Associated Press, which withheld details of the lawsuit, “One man says he was denied being able to make urgent medical decisions for his partner. Another saw his partner and children's health insurance canceled by a skeptical auditor. One woman had to jump through legal hoops to adopt the baby of her civil union.”

New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, opposes marriage equality, and he reiterated this week that he would veto any bill presented him by the Democratic-controlled legislature. An effort to pass a marriage equality law stalled in the in legislature in 2010 right before Christie took office. This month Senate president Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, apologized for abstaining on the marriage equality vote and called it a political calculation.

Civil unions became law in New Jersey after the top court ordered lawmakers to extend equal legal rights and protections to same-sex couples in late 2006. Advocates attempted to have the state Supreme Court take up their original case, but that request was denied, resulting in the latest lawsuit.

Amazon SearchBox Use it for All Meerchandise

The Forest Needs help

Summer Athlete

Adamfoxie Blog Int.

Adamfoxie Blog Int.
Amazon

ONE

ONE
Relief World Hunger

Taylor Made 2016 Family Clubs

Click Here To Get Anything by Amazon- That will keep US Going

Amazon EcHo

Blog Archive/White No# Stories per Month/year

Popular Posts

Everyday at the Movies

Orangutans ARE Part of the Forest

The Gay Man in You♥ or Him