Universal Life Church Presses Forward with Litigation Against Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

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    Apr 15, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    Hello Friends,

    Last year, I ordained myself over the internet at www.themonastery.org. Yes, I can now marry two consenting adults into marital bliss. However, in some states, it is illegal for me to marry a loving and consenting same-sex couple.

    Just yesterday, I read this news story:

    http://www.ottumwa.com/letters/local_story_103002944.html

    I thought to myself, "So, those states that have laws against same-sex marriage are in clear violation of the First Amendment. Specifically, in the part mentioning the freedom to practice religion."

    If I want to marry a same-sex couple, well then I'm gonna gosh darn do it! But would it be legal? Not in the eyes of the government...

    To my surprise and relief, I also stumbled upon this press release today:

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/universallifechurch/samesexmarriage/prweb2322604.htm

    The Universal Life Church is moving forward with challenging states who deny ministers to perform same-sex marriages.

    Not only do I find this compelling, but I feel like I should share this with everyone I know. The tides are turning. We've seen it in Iowa and soon-to-be New York. The more people who are aware of this action, the more power it has to change existing unconstitutional laws.

    Please if you feel compelled, as I did, to spend the word around about this movement. Then we might have a shot at changing the fate of this nation. NOT TO MENTION SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WOULD HELP OUT THE ECONOMY!

    Please spread the word, and visit themonastery.org for more information.

    Love and Peace,

    Ryan
  • metta

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    Apr 16, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    This is great news. Thank you for the information. Lets hope that the Universal Life Church Monastery wins. (***crosses fingers***)
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    Apr 16, 2009 2:02 AM GMT




    YES!!!!
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    Apr 16, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    Well I have two long term relationships. I could never pick one over the other, so I have to marry both. Would you do this?
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    Apr 16, 2009 2:15 AM GMT



    Pattison, can your husbands also have two husbands? And can each of those two husbands of theirs have two husbands? If so then we could see how eventually you could have a whole town all joined with everyone else in one gigantic interconnected marriage. How would you ever sort out inheritance and next of kin etc etc etc?

    If you like, we'll start a topic about it rather than hi-jack this one.

    Email us.

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    Apr 16, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    meninlove said


    Pattison, can your husbands also have two husbands? And can each of those two husbands of theirs have two husbands? If so then we could see how eventually you could have a whole town all joined with everyone else in one gigantic interconnected marriage. How would you ever sort out inheritance and next of kin etc etc etc?

    If you like, we'll start a topic about it rather than hi-jack this one.

    Email us.



    You have my Email.

    Since this topic is about homosexuals who want to get marred. One did not consider it hijacking the topic.

    I have two long term relationships. I could not pick one over the other. So I would need to wed both. I asked the poster would he wed us 3.

    Did you know gays not even born in my country, have more rights here than I do. A true blue Aussie fag, not a new Australian or an Australia, but a White Indigenes Aussie. Now that was a wee off topic.
    No that was spot on topic.

    Do you think this org will fight for me to wed my two husbands?
    Would the poster wed us <3?
    A homosexual having 2 husbands. Now we are talkin gay marrage.
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    Apr 16, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    very clever... ;)
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    Apr 16, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    meninlove. can your husband take another husband?
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    Apr 16, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    Of course this thread is about to be hijacked if the pattison tangent is continued rather than, as meninlove suggested, started in a new topic. Pattison's question to the OP and to meninlove, while veiled under the guise of the OP topic of marriage, is nothing more than his very wordy take on polygamy, which this is not what this thread is about. So he could no sooner choose one of his lover's over the other. Well, pattison, guess what? There is still an option for you: Don't get married.

    As to the OP, thanks for the information. I will pass it along as well.
  • metta

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    Apr 16, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    pattison saidWell I have two long term relationships. I could never pick one over the other, so I have to marry both. Would you do this?


    You say the same thing every time there is a discussion about gay marriage. In the future, if you just write "ditto", we will already know what you are refering to. Just thought I would save you some time.
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    Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
    I am ordained too.