Tag Archives: Same-sex marriage

Libertarian Party of California Backs Domestic Partnership Initiative

The Libertarian Party of California is now formally endorsing a proposed state measure, the Domestic Partnership Initiative. This would sweep up all mentions of the word “marriage” in California law and statute, and replace it with the word “domestic partnership.” Here’s an excerpt:

Under the proposal, legal rights for all domestic partners, in same or opposite sex partnerships, would be identical and would include the rights currently afforded to married persons.

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California Libertarians fight Prop ‘H’8

Earlier, we reported about the California Green Party’s efforts to fight Prop 8, which they and many others have called prop H 8 (hate). The California Libertarian Party has many members who are also working to overturn this proposition, and the party officially opposed its passage (see the front page of the October issue of California Freedom).… Read more ...

Green Party helps organize ‘stop H8’ protests

The California Greens helped organize Fight H8 protests (against California’s Prop 8) today. Their press release is here. “The Green Party of California very strongly opposed Proposition 8. We fully support the freedom to marry, and all the rights, benefits and responsibilities without discrimination based on sex, gender or sexual orientation.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘Best’ candidate for ‘pro-traditional marriage’ voters; at odds with constitutional experts

“Chuck Baldwin is the best candidate for voters who cherish the institution of marriage between a man and a woman,” says the Pro-Traditional Marriage page at Chuck Baldwin’s new Web site. “Chuck does not consider the issue of marriage to be a contoversial [sic] issue or an issue that is exclusionary.… Read more ...

IPR Exclusive: Chuck Baldwin makes his case to disgruntled libertarians

In an interview earlier today, Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin made his case to Libertarians unhappy with Bob Barr as their nominee.

“I understand that some libertarians do not share my conviction that life begins at conception and that we need to protect it,” said Baldwin. “I understand that some don’t share our concerns on the moral issues, but I’ll say this to all the Libertarians and independents: If you believe that a secure border is critical to our nation’s survival, then I’m the only candidate for president in 2008 you can vote for.”… Read more ...

Novak and Carney: ‘McCain’s Libertarian problem’

From this week’s Evans-Novak Political Report:

The key question on the libertarian side of the ledger will be the strength of former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, the Libertarian nominee. … Barr sees his strongest region being the Mountain West, where Nevada and Colorado sit on the edge of the McCain-Obama battle.

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Barr would repeal ‘portion’ of DOMA

There has been some confusion over whether Bob Barr called for the total repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act — which he helped write in Congress — or whether he wished to repeal a “portion” thereof. At the candidate debate in Denver, it seemed Barr was for the latter. But then later, he seemed to call for the complete scrapping of the anti-gay marriage act.… Read more ...

Gay media notes Barr nomination

365Gay, which bills itself as “America’s most read gay news”, has run an article on Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr today, quoting and highlighting (mostly quoting) his earlier press release on the California Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling. Barr’s authorship of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act has drawn major criticism from many Libertarians from the time of his entry into the Libertarian Party in 2006.… Read more ...

America First Party issues press release on California same-sex marriage ruling

The following press release was post-dated to tomorrow, Tuesday May 27th:

California “Gay Marriage” Decision Usurps Legislature, Reflects Voter Apathy

Boulder, CO – Casting aside the practice of many millennia of interpreting the word “marriage” to refer exclusively to heterosexual unions, the California Supreme Court declared homosexual marriage to be a constitutional right earlier this month.

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Statement from the La Riva campaign on California same-sex marriage ruling

The Party of Socialism and Liberation’s La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign has released a statement lauding the recent California Supreme Court decision on In re Marriage Cases.

The “Vote PSL” La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign joins the LGBT community in celebrating the California Supreme Court decision that overturned the same-sex marriage ban.

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