Same Sex Marriage Miscellaneous

May 26, 2017 – Countries (nationwide or in some parts) that now legally recognize same-sex marriage are:  Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,  and the United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.
Note that this list is different than the list of countries that allow immigration of same-sex partners.
No country in Asia legally recognises same-sex marriage ceremonies performed under its jurisdiction, although Israel recognises same-sex marriages performed overseas for some purposes.

Jun 27, 2015 – The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.  It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them. 

     ~ President Barack Obama said the ruling was a “victory for America”.  

New Zealand Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill – 4:05 ENTERTAINING minutes
Maurice Williamson: “Rainbow Across My Electorate”
Apr 23, 2013

Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives.  Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.  3:00 minutes

“If any white person intermarry with a colored person, or any colored person intermarry with a white person, he shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one, nor more than five years.”

Remember that law? It wasn’t all that long ago (1958, to be exact) that this very line, this nasty little bit of legalized hate, was on the books in Virginia. Yes, interracial marriages were illegal in many states as recently as 50 years ago.
~ Mark Morford

Don’t Tell Me Who To Love – written by Ray Boltz ©2008 Shepherd Boy Music/ASCAP  – 5:00 minutes

SONG LYRICS: “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love”


The year was 1966 and they were wearing their wedding bands
She was black and he was white and some people didn’t understand
The judge said that’s not legal, the preacher called it a sin
But they couldn’t stop them cause he loved her and she loved him


Don’t tell me who to love, don’t tell me who to kiss
Don’t tell me that there’s something wrong because I feel like this
I know what’s in my heart, that should be enough
Don’t tell me, don’t tell me no, don’t tell me who to love


Maybe you’re in love today and you’ve been making wedding plans
But there is someone in your way shouting things cause they don’t understand
The judge says that’s not legal, the preacher calls it a sin
Oh you just remember they were wrong before and they’re wrong again



Now there always will be hatred and voices that condemn
Oh but I believe that true love is gonna make it in the end


The Licence – Traditional Marriage? – 4:05 minutes

Same Sex Marriage Discrimination Guide 

Table of Contents

    1. Common discriminatory behavior
      1. Faith/religious related discrimination
      2. Employment discrimination
      3. Same sex blood and donation
      4. Housing
      5. Conjugal rights
      6. Medical care rights
      7. Military service
      8. Parental rights
      9. Hate crimes
    2. Prevention and protection against same sex discrimination


  1. What do you do if you feel you’re a victim of discrimination?

We truly regret that gay marriage attacks the sanctity of your fourth marriage

Love And Let Love – a song by John Long, a straight, retired, married guy with kids, who believes in our cause.  It’s a beautiful home-recorded song, and we are most grateful to John for allowing us to use it.

Click Here to listen.

If you have a use for the song as well, please Contact John for permission.

“Concerning love, gay marriage satisfies the ideal prerequisites for marriage. Gays fall in love, have the intention of exclusivity, care deeply for each other, share burdens and blessings, enjoy being together, express as a couple their physical, emotional, intellectual, religious and/or philosophical yearnings and aspirations.

Hardline opponents speak of their disgust over homosexual sexual acts. But, anything homosexuals may do in the privacy of their bedrooms is already being done by some married couple according to the sex manuals available. Besides, heterosexual marriages are often a disaster rather than a worthy model. I believe gay marriages will provide a superior model that will enhance straight marriages that are currecntly anything but exemplary.”

~ Rev. Gerald Walton Paul – Ordained United Church Minister

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