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Major politicians, media, join celebration of 5-year anniversary of "gay marriage" in Massachusetts

The sell-out to homosexual lobby continues

May 18, 2009

[Also see at bottom: In Moscow they do it a bit differently!]

Your leaders at work
Left:Attorney General Martha Coakley (next to MassEquality president and in front of Rep. Carl Sciortino (D-Sodom & Gomorrah)
Right: Lt. Governor Tim Murray

In case you missed it, Sunday, May 17, was the 5-year anniversary of "gay marriages" being performed in Massachusetts. It seems like it was just yesterday.

Here's how we remember that first day of "gay marriage" at Boston City Hall five years ago

Naturally (or unnaturally!) the homosexual lobby felt the need for a big press event, complete with cake and big-name politicians.

Last Tuesday they staged a birthday/press conference event, well in advance of the actual date to give the media time to use it properly.

To show how pious the occasion is, MassEquality staged it at the pro-gay Episcopal church across from the Boston Common. It featured Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Attorney General Martha Coakley, plus a gaggle of loony-tune state reps, and featuring the first lesbian couple to "marry" in Massachusetts, along with some other hangers-on. And a pile of Boston media showed up. Since the press was invited, we decided to show up also. We wouldn't miss it.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino was also an announced speaker, but he ducked out and instead he went to a similar event "marriage" celebration that MassEquality did in Jamaica Plain (See NECN video below) where he can rub shoulders with his "constituents". And he'll certainly be at next month's gay pride parade.

Anyway, the whole thing was pretty boring. A lot of boilerplate blather about equality, civil rights, blah, blah, blah. And sort of strange. There's something about public officials participating in a serious event that's really about sexual perversion - which they know very well offends a large portion of the population - that never quite fits.

Birthday cake, anyone?
First "married" lesbian couple in Mass. cut the "5-year anniversary" cake as Atty. General Martha Coakley and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray clap. Various looney state reps and others are in background.

Why are these politicians doing this?
A big part of it is that they want to rub it in your faces - that "gay marriage" is here and there's nothing you can do about it. Basically, they don't like you and they want to make you as uncomfortable as possible. They also think they're on the cutting edge, "progressive", and are a lot more sophisticated than you.

The average person still knows that the concept of two men or two women "marrying" each other is absurd and ridiculous, no matter what judges or politicians say.

The media does its part

Of course, the Boston media fell all over themselves in celebration. It was all over the TV stations. The Boston Globe and Boston Herald did their predictably gushing articles with big pictures.

But our favorite was in the MetroWest Daily News. Earlier in the week they called the MassResistance office for our take on all this. And we gave them an earful. When the article finally came out, they apparently decided it was best to leave out any opposing opinions that might dampen the happiness of the day. They made it the ultimate pro-gay puff piece. (And they wonder why newspapers are going out of business.)

Same-sex couples mark five years in Massachusetts
By Abby Jordan/Daily News staff
May 16, 2009

They found love at work, on a cruise to the Bahamas, during a roommate search and in college in the 1970s. Their relationships weathered the years, then decades, and were celebrated in 2004 with, "I do."

When gay marriage became legal five years ago today in Massachusetts, the first state to permit same-sex marriage, MetroWest couples who'd been together for years immediately began to wed.

Today, some of those couples look back on the five years since they married, saying doing so has added both emotional and practical benefits to their lives and relationships, and they hope more states will continue to follow suit. . .

Read entire article here

The rest of the media wasn't far behind. Here's a sample . . .

     AUDIO: Here's WBZ Radio's tribute to the day

     VIDEO: New England Cable News chimes in

We even got a call at the MassResistancae office from National Public Radio. They were quite disappointed to find out we had no exciting protests planned. Oh, well. It wouldn't make good radio anyway.

No one interviewed David Parker, who was told by a federal judge that his elementary school-aged sons must be taught about same-sex "marriage" (because it's "legal") and parents have no right to interfere, unless he removes them from the school system (which he has).

Breaking news!
Hungry for a good story, the media outnumbered everyone else at this "celebration".

P.S: In Monday's newspaper, the Boston Globe followed up with this tidbit from a left-wing "research" group in California, to claim that homosexual "marriage" is great for the economy. (By the way, these figures are open to dispute).

Of course, they don't take into account all the people who've left the state because of this insanity:

Gay marriages pumped $111m into state
Boston Globe, Monday, May 18 2009

A study says the more than 12,000 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since 2004 have injected more than $111 million into the state's economy. The report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law says a typical same-sex couple spent about $7,400 on their wedding, with one in 10 couples spending more than $20,000. A second study by the same group found that young, highly educated people in same-sex relationships were 2.5 times more likely to move to Massachusetts after 2004 than before gay marriage became legal. Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of Massachusetts recording its first same-sex marriage licenses. M.V. Lee Badgett, a University of Massachusetts researcher and a study co-author, said the law has helped businesses in tough economic times. (AP)

Article on Globe website (scroll down)


The fact remains that these "marriages" are still not legal, as the Mass. statute still reads "husband and wife" and the homosexual lobby for whatever reason has still not gotten around to passing their bill allowing marriage regardless of gender. . . (See Bill H1708, filed this legislative session.)

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world . . . Moscow police break up gay pride rally, arrest participants!

Every place in the world isn't like Massachusetts.

While our politicians were celebrating homosexual "marriage" and making their plans to march in next month's "gay pride" parade, things were a little different in Moscow. There, police broke up a gay protest parade and arrested the participants.

According the Associated Press, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov described homosexuality as "satanic."

Hmmm. It's going to be hard to get that prized "Log Cabin Republicans" endorsement. And forget about a fundraiser from the Human Rights Campaign.

The Associated Press is unabashedly pro-homosexual, so their article below has to be taken with a grain of salt. Knowing how violent and enraged gay activists here are, it's interesting that the AP describes it entirely from the perspective of the activists. (We don't support police brutality, but the AP seems a bit one-sided here.)

Moscow police detain scores at gay pride rally
By DAVID NOWAK, Associated Press Writer
Sat May 16, 2009

MOSCOW - Riot police broke up several gay rights demonstrations in Moscow on Saturday, hauling away scores of protesters hours before the capital hosted a major international pop music competition.

No injuries were reported, but the detentions could damage Russia's desire to be seen as a modern nation as it holds the finals of the Eurovision song contest, a cultural event televised around the world.

City officials had warned that they would not tolerate marches or rallies supporting the rights of gays and lesbians, but activists had targeted Moscow and the Eurovision contest to press their claims that Russia officially sanctions homophobia . . .

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has drawn international criticism by describing homosexuality as "satanic" and seeking to justify official discrimination against gay people in Russia by claiming they help spread the AIDS virus . . .

Read entire article HERE