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Massachusetts "Same-Sex Marriage"
Brian Camenker, Massachusetts
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innocuous, read this. It will change everything about sexuality and
marriage from top to bottom, converting what is left of a Biblical view to
What same-sex "marriage" has
done to Massachusetts
It's far worse than most people realize
by Brian Camenker
[Note: As the debate on this issue rages in
states across the country, most people are unaware of what's really happened
here. Get ready for an eye-opener.]
Anyone who thinks that same-sex
“marriage” is a benign eccentricity which won’t affect the average person should
consider what it has done in Massachusetts. It’s become a hammer to force the
acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. And this train is
moving fast. What has happened so far is only the beginning.
18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced its Goodridge
opinion, ruling that it was unconstitutional not to allow same-sex “marriage.”
Six months later, homosexual marriages began to be performed.
The public schools
“marriage” onslaught in public schools across the state started soon after the
November 2003, court decision.
- At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to
celebrate same-sex “marriage” in early December, 2003. It featured an
array of speakers, including teachers at the school who announced that they
would be “marrying” their same-sex partners and starting families either
through adoption or artificial insemination. Literature on same-sex marriage
– how it is now a normal part of society – was handed out to the students.
- Within months it was brought into the middle schools. In
September, 2004, an 8th-grade teacher in Brookline, MA, told National Public
Radio that the marriage ruling had opened up the floodgates for teaching
homosexuality. “In my mind, I know that, `OK, this is legal now.' If
somebody wants to challenge me, I'll say, `Give me a break. It's legal
now,'” she told NPR. She added that she now discusses gay sex with her
students as explicitly as she desires. For example, she said she tells the
kids that lesbians can have vaginal intercourse using sex toys.
- By the following year it was in elementary school curricula.
Kindergartners were given picture books telling them that same-sex couples
are just another kind of family, like their own parents. In 2005, when David
Parker of Lexington, MA – a parent of a kindergartner – strongly insisted on
being notified when teachers were discussing homosexuality or transgenderism
with his son, the school had him arrested and put in jail overnight.
Second graders at the same school were read a book, “King and King”,
about two men who have a romance and marry each other, with a picture of
them kissing. When parents Rob and Robin Wirthlin complained, they were told
that the school had no obligation to notify them or allow them to opt-out
- In 2006 the Parkers and Wirthlins filed a federal Civil Rights
lawsuit to force the schools to notify parents and allow them to opt-out
their elementary-school children when homosexual-related subjects were
taught. The federal judges dismissed the case. The judges ruled that because
same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, the school actually had a duty
to normalize homosexual relationships to children, and that schools have no
obligation to notify parents or let them opt-out their children! Acceptance
of homosexuality had become a matter of good citizenship!
about that: Because same-sex marriage is “legal”, a federal judge has ruled
that the schools now have a duty to portray homosexual relationships
as normal to children, despite what parents think or believe!
- In 2006, in the elementary school where my daughter went to
Kindergarten, the parents of a third-grader were forced to take their
child out of school because a man undergoing a sex-change operation and
cross-dressing was being brought into class to teach the children that
there are now “different kinds of families.” School officials told the
mother that her complaints to the principal were considered “inappropriate
- Libraries have also radically changed. School libraries across
the state, from elementary school to high school, now have shelves of books
to normalize homosexual behavior and the lifestyle in the minds of kids,
some of them quite explicit and even pornographic. Parents complaints are
ignored or met with hostility.
Over the past year, homosexual groups
have been using taxpayer money to distribute a large, slick hardcover book
celebrating homosexual marriage titled “Courting Equality” into every
school library in the state.
- It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to
prominently display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally
bring them to school functions. Both high schools in my own town now
have principals who are “married” to their same-sex partners, whom they
bring to school and introduce to the students.
- “Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight
“intolerance” which may exist against same-sex relationships. Hundreds of
high schools and even middle schools across the state now hold “gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender appreciation days”. They “celebrate”
homosexual marriage and move forward to other behaviors such as
cross-dressing and transsexuality. In my own town, a school committee member
recently announced that combating “homophobia” is now a top priority.
Once homosexuality has been normalized, all boundaries will come down.
The schools are already moving on to normalizing transgenderism (including
cross-dressing and sex changes). The state-funded Commission on Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth includes leaders who are
- The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
is “married” to another man. In 2007 he told a crowd of kids at a
state-sponsored youth event that it’s “wonderful being gay” and he wants to
make sure there’s enough HIV testing available for all of them.
- Since homosexual marriage became “legal” the rates of HIV / AIDS have
gone up considerably in Massachusetts. This year public funding to deal
with HIV/AIDS has risen by $500,000.
- Citing “the right to marry” as one of the “important challenges” in a
place where “it’s a great time to be gay”, the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health helped produce The Little Black Book, Queer in the 21st
Century, a hideous work of obscene pornography which was given to
kids at Brookline High School on April 30, 2005. Among other things, it
gives “tips” to boys on how to perform oral sex on other males, masturbate
other males, and how to “safely” have someone urinate on you for sexual
pleasure. It also included a directory of bars in Boston where young men
meet for anonymous sex.
- Given the extreme dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships, the
Massachusetts Legislature has felt the need to spend more money every
year to deal with skyrocketing homosexual domestic violence. This year
$350,000 was budgeted, up $100,000 from last year.
- All insurance in Massachusetts must now recognize same-sex
“married” couples in their coverage. This includes auto insurance, health
insurance, life insurance, etc.
- Businesses must recognize same-sex “married” couples in all their
benefits, activities, etc., regarding both employees and customers.
- The wedding industry is required serve the homosexual community
if requested. Wedding photographers, halls, caterers, etc., must do same-sex
marriages or be arrested for discrimination.
- Businesses are often “tested” for tolerance by homosexual activists.
Groups of homosexual activists often go into restaurants or bars and
publicly kiss and fondle each other to test whether the establishment
demonstrates sufficient “equality” — now that homosexual marriage is
“legal”. In fact, more and more overt displays of homosexual affection are
seen in public places across the state to reinforce "marriage equality".
- The Massachusetts Bar Exam now tests lawyers on their knowledge of
same-sex "marriage" issues. In 2007, a Boston man, Stephen Dunne, failed
the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer the questions in it
about homosexual marriage.
- Issues regarding homosexual “families” are now firmly entrenched in the
Massachusetts legal system. In many firms, lawyers in Massachusetts
practicing family law must now attend seminars on homosexual "marriage".
There are also now several homosexual judges overseeing the Massachusetts
Adoption of children to homosexual “married” couples
- Homosexual “married” couples can now demand to be able to adopt
children the same as normal couples. Catholic Charities decided
to abandon handling adoptions rather submit to regulations requiring them to
allow homosexuals to adopt the children in their care.
- In 2006 the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) honored
two men “married” to each other as their “Parents of the Year”. The men
already adopted a baby through DSS (against the wishes of the baby’s birth
parents). According to news reports, the day after that adoption was final
DSS approached the men about adopting a second child. Homosexuals now appear
to be put in line for adopting children ahead of heterosexual parents by
state agencies in Massachusetts.
- In 2004, Governor Mitt Romney ordered Justices of the Peace to
perform homosexual marriages when requested or be fired. At least one
Justice of the Peace decided to resign.
- Also thanks to Gov. Romney, marriage licenses in Massachusetts now
have “Party A and Party B” instead of “husband and wife.” Romney did not
have a legal requirement to do this; he did it on his own. (See more on this
- Since homosexual relationships are now officially “normal”, the
Legislature now gives enormous tax money to homosexual activist groups.
In particular, the Massachusetts Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and
Transgender Youth is made up of the most radical and militant homosexual
groups which target children in the schools. This year they are getting
$700,000 of taxpayer money to go into the public schools.
- In 2008 Massachusetts changed the state Medicare laws to include
homosexual “married” couples in the coverage.
The public square
- Since gay “marriage”, annual gay pride parades have become more
prominent. There are more politicians and corporations participating, and
even police organizations take part. And the envelope gets pushed further
and further. There is now a profane “Dyke March” through downtown
Boston, and recently a “transgender” parade in Northampton that included
bare-chested women who have had their breasts surgically removed so they
could “become” men. Governor Patrick even marched with his “out lesbian”
17-year old daughter in the 2008 Boston Pride event, right behind a
“leather” group brandishing a black & blue flag, whips and chains!
- Boston media, particularly the Boston Globe newspaper, regularly does
feature stories and news stories portraying homosexual “married” couples
where regular married couples would normally be used. It’s “equal”, they
insist, so there must be no difference in the coverage. Also, the newspaper
advice columns now deal with homosexual "marriage" issues, and how to
properly accept it.
- A growing number of news reporters and TV anchors are openly
“married” homosexuals who march in the “gay pride” parades.
Is gay marriage actually legal in Massachusetts?
Like everywhere else in America, the imposition of same-sex marriage on the
people of Massachusetts was a combination of radical, arrogant judges and
pitifully cowardly politicians.
The Goodridge ruling resulted in a
complete cave-in by politicians of both parties on this issue. Same-sex
“marriage” is still illegal in Massachusetts. On November 18, 2003 the court
merely ruled that it was unconstitutional not to allow it, and gave the
Legislature six months to “take such action as it may deem appropriate.” Note
that the Massachusetts Constitution strongly denies courts the power to make or
change laws, or from ordering the other branches to take any action. The
constitution effectively bans “judicial review” – a court changing or nullifying
a law. Thus, the court did not order anything to happen; it simply rendered an
opinion on that specific case. And the Legislature did nothing. The marriage
statutes were never changed. However, against the advice of many, Gov. Romney
took it upon himself to alter the state's marriage licenses to say "Party A and
Party B" and order officials to perform same-sex "weddings" if asked, though he
had no legal obligation to do so. Technically, same-sex marriages are still
illegal in Massachusetts.
Nevertheless, we are having to live with
it. And furthermore, this abdication of their proper constitutional roles by the
Legislature and Governor has caused a domino effect as "copycat" rulings have
been issued in California and Connecticut, with other states fearful it will
Homosexual “marriage” hangs over society like a hammer with the force of law.
And it’s only just begun.
It’s pretty clear that the homosexual
movement’s obsession with marriage is not because large numbers of them actually
want to marry each other. Research shows that homosexual relationships are
fundamentally dysfunctional on many levels, and “marriage” as we know it isn’t
something they can achieve, or even desire. (In fact, over the last three
months, the Sunday Boston Globe’s marriage section hasn’t had any photos
of homosexual marriages. In the beginning it was full of them.) This is about
putting the legal stamp of approval on homosexuality and imposing it with force
throughout the various social and political institutions of a society that would
never accept it otherwise. To the rest of America: You've been forewarned.
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Date Posted - 10/22/2008 - Date
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