Monday, July 30, 2007

Family Foundation wants religion to govern the land (judging from the signs they held).

"The Family Foundation of Kentucky, our 'KKK members with church clothes on' are holding signs deliberately bringing religion into government even though it is prohibited by the Commonwealth's Constitution. Neither domestic-partner benefits nor marriage have anything to do with religion; marriage is granted and dissolved by the state, not the church." - Jordan Palmer, Kentucky Equality Federation President

Kentucky Equality Federation united with Kentucky Fairness Alliance, Louisville's Fairness Campaign, Berea Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Louisville Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), the University of Louisville Faculty and Staff for Human Rights Coordinating Committee, and the Kentucky Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition pledge to stand strong and not give up this fight.

Children holding signs that read “Marriage: Gods Way” and senior citizens in wheelchairs with stickers that demanded protection of marriage joined the crowd that filled the Capitol Rotunda today protesting domestic-partner benefits.

“It’s a good thing (the children) are here today because this institution we’re protecting is for them,” said Rep. Keith Hall, D-Pikeville.

“Some political extremists still attack the Trustees’ actions, and I think this is unfair,” stated Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo. “The Governor selected these prominent citizens to keep Kentucky’s universities competitive and modern. Although the Trustees erred in extending domestic partner benefits to a narrow class of people, they have promptly taken corrective action in light of my recent opinion upholding the Marriage Amendment."

Senate President David Williams said after his short address that it seems unlikely the issue of domestic-partner benefits will be on the agenda of an anticipated Aug. 13 special session unless both chambers agree to take it up.

Rep. Jim Gooch, who was one of three Democrats to attend the rally, told the crowd the issue would likely not be taken up until January, but asked them to continue pressing for legislation.

The group also circulated a list of home and office numbers of legislators. Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, told the crowd he’d recieved 59 voicemails regarding the bill when he checked his messages this morning. All of them, he said, were in favor of banning domestic partner benefits.

Sections of this post taken from Poll Watchers.


Michael C. said...

You have got to be kidding. "senior citizens in wheelchairs" is this the best this idiots from the Family Foundation of Kentucky can come up with?

**May THEY burn in hell**

trish said...

Keep fighting the good fight. We will win.

Ruth said...

I am so sick of these bible thumper's that base all of their views on a fictional book written by egotistical men who were afraid that anyone might question them. This is the 21st century and people believe in logic and reason. I will be happy when the day comes that we win this fight and these idiots get over it.

Rival said...

I am not a christian. I am not a conservitive. I am not a republican. I am not a conformist.
I AM a Demonologist. I AM a Liberal. I AM a Democrat. AND I AM AN ACTIVIST.

"becuase its gay!"
well... NO SHIT!!!!!!

i may be 14..... but! i will NOT stand by and let these bastards strip me of my rights, my dignity, my honor, and my life.... ive been yelled at, beaten up, called names, mocked, pranked, hated, discriminated, and worse in the past months ive "came out of the closet". Im a 14 year old young bisexual who most likily marry a woman. but this isnt me giving up. i love guys, i love chicks! but then they all hate me! for what? loveing?

you cant kill true love once it is made real. And its 50 years past real. know what else is real. the LGBT REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted 12.0 said...

Wheelchairs??? Gotta hand it to em' They're pulling out all the stops on this one which leads me to this point. Unless, I missed a "bulletin" or something, I had no idea this was going on today. It's my mission to become much more politically involved and have been making much progress but I had no idea we needed to show our support in Frankfort today. There has to be a better way of getting our community to show up and make a stronger statement. I don't know... maybe it's because I'm more in the western part of the state but let me know what I can do!!! Do we need a Western Kentucky "group"? Is there such a thing??? I don't know what the answer is but I'm here for you!!!! Next time maybe we can loosen the bolts on their wheelchairs and show em the steps on the capitol!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

I just received this by email and to quote Ralph Abernathy the ORIGINAL founder of the black civil rights movement "Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain't going to be turned around" I also have a KEF brochure and you all use this quote to related the gay civil rights movement to the gay one. There are many many similarities. Just over 50 yrs ago blacks and whites could not even get married. Sound familiar?

Wheel chairs? WTF? LMAO!

Why didnt we have a counter rally?

adam said...

These people need professional help!

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