More than 11,000 people were marching against gay marriage in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on Sept. 10th. Queue our hero, a 12-year-old Mexican boy, who stood against the crowd as a solitary voice of reason against the tide of oppression.
Afterwards, the child said, "I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred."
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Mexico City and 9 of the nation's 31 states. There are challenges currently underway in the 22 other states.
The Kentucky clerk defiant in her opposition to marry same-sex couples has been jailed for contempt of court.
Kim Davis was taken into federal custody today after a hearing with Judge David L. Bunning, another legal defeat for the clerk who has said issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious convictions.
"The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order," the judge said. "If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially causes problems."
The judge said Davis would be released once she follows his original order to issue marriage licenses.
Until then—we hear that Orange is the New Black, Kim.
"Under God's authority," is the reason Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses today.
Hours after the Supreme Court refused to intervene on her behalf, Davis met with one gay couple and told them she would still not issue marriage licenses because of her religious convictions.
The clerk has not issued any marriage licenses since the marriage equality Supreme Court ruling in June. And her battle through the courts has drawn a national audience.
"I've asked you all to leave. You are interrupting my business," Davis is heard saying before walking back into her office.
After the blood-boiling encounter, lawyers for the same-sex couple who originally sued Davis filed a motion
to find her in contempt of court. The motions seeks fines and not jail time.
Just a reminder: Kim Davis has been married four times. Just let that sink in.
Late yesterday, the NAACP announced that the organization was endorsing same-sex marriage via their Twitter. Historically, most African-Americans have been conservative regarding gay marriage, but with strong support from the likes of President Obama, data shows that support has increased over the last year.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken), scion of presidential hopeful and idealistic college student darling, Ron Paul, was quoted as saying that he didn't think President Obama's views on same-sex marriage "could get any gayer."
Paul said this during an event sponsored by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Collation to laughs, because nothing says "freedom" in America than to smack talk someone's opinion about gay marriage.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke at the Christian college, Liberty University, where he tried breaking through his Mormon image to become the Evangelical Christian candidate tour de force. Pandering to the crowd, he made a couple interesting statements about gay marriage and the state of Christian values in America. To wit:
Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.