Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Supreme Court is taking up the issue this week as justices look at two cases. Tell us how you’d rule on these same-sex marriage cases.
Proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage are keeping their eyes this week on the Supreme Court justices. The court on Tuesday began considering a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a gay marriage ban approved by the state’s voters in 2008. Under the law, the state only recognizes a marriage if it is between a man and a woman. Justices today are scheduled today to hear an appeal on a case against a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted in 1996. Section 3 of the act defines marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” The Associated Press reported that the justices may dismiss the case against Prop 8 without ruling on it, which would likely lead to same-sex marriages …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The U.S. took a big hop to the left in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington—approved same-sex marriage, joining the lot that already includes Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, though it remains illegal in Minnesota, voters there rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. Washington and Colorado threw another left-leaning punch by being the first two states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. It is unclear how these measures will be handled at the federal level, where it remains illegal. President Obama, who grabbed a sweeping Electoral College victory Tuesday to push him into a …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
In other area headlines, fishermen found a body in the Chattahoochie River, and a 7-year-old boy drowned in an apartment complex's pool.
Cobb police are asking for the public’s help to identify a body two fishermen discovered in the Chattahoochee River near an Akers Mill apartment complex Wednesday morning. Police describe the victim as a black male, about 5’10”, with numerous tattoos. Cobb police spokesman Dana Pierce said the body is too badly decomposed to offer any other details about the victim. Read more... A Sunday afternoon outing at an apartment pool complex in south Forsyth County turned tragic when a 7-year-old boy drowned. The incident happened about 3 p.m. at the Centennial Apartments in the Windermere subdivision off Highway 20, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Stephon Alston, of Cumming, had apparently been playing at the pool when his …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We want to hear your reaction to the recent developments on the issue, including President Obama's support, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal, and the statements from Chick-fil-A's president.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In May, President Obama became the first sitting president to back gay marriage. In an ABC interview, he said: "I have to tell you that over the course of several years, as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Why can’t fried chicken and crème-filled cookies get along?
My choice of fried chicken and crème-filled cookies does not define me as a human. Unless the old adage of “you are what you eat” is really true, then I consist of a conglomeration of sugar, flour, oil and a bunch of words that I cannot pronounce. Most certainly the values of a company whose food I eat do not define my own moral stance. Last I checked, the United States still remains a free country where people have the right to believe in any God(s) or lack of God(s) that they like. Would you bash and protest outside of the home of neighbors whose moral stances did not equate your own? Most people would leave well enough alone. Then why would someone bash a privately held company for the belief of its president? I think it is great that …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The representative of Georgia’s 11th district discussed the economy, gay marriage, Obamacare and this year’s presidential race Monday night.
On the heels of President Barack Obama's stated support of gay marriage, Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, addressed the issue during a town-hall meeting Monday night at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. “I don’t like the secularism that’s occurring in this country one bit, and I think it is incumbent upon those of us (who) stand strong, to stand very strong, in regard to that and say, ‘Look, Billy and I believe that marriage is a sacrament,’” Gingrey said. “I’m not ashamed to say that, and I won’t be ashamed to say that, and I hope our nominee on my side of the aisle will not back away from saying that and stand strongly.” Gingrey, who is up for re-election this fall, said he will continue to “stand strong for Christian, …