Topic category: Elections - Politics, Polling, etc.
Wendy Long on the Obama-Gillibrand "Same-Sex Marriage" Campaign
On May 10, 2012, United States Senate candidate Wendy Long issued the following statement on the efforts of President Obama and her opponent, New York junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, to legalize "same-sex marriage" across the United States:
"President Obama has now established that he's as big a flip-flopper as Senator Gillibrand, and it is no wonder: they are both desperate to shift the national spotlight away from their terrible record on jobs, our skyrocketing federal debt, taxes and federal spending.
"Instead of respecting the right of citizens in every state to make the laws they wish regarding marriage, and instead of focusing on the serious economic problems confronting our state and our nation, Kirsten Gillibrand has chosen to focus on a national campaign pledging to, in her words, ‘take this fight all across the country,’ in an effort to impose her own personal social agenda."
May 9th E-Mail Appeal from Senator Gillibrand to Supporters
Dear _______ ,
In an interview with Robin Roberts this afternoon, President Obama publicly announced his support for marriage equality.
This is a historic moment in our fight for marriage equality. We’re getting closer.
It was not long ago that we passed marriage equality right here in New York. Now, with President Obama on our side, we can take this fight all across the country.
We know that President Obama is going to come under attack from some members of the far right. That’s why I hope you’ll join me right now in telling President Obama that we stand with him.
Click here to join me in telling President Obama that we stand with him in support of marriage equality.
Polls show that the public is on our side. President Obama is too. But you can be sure there are some who will attack him for taking this stance.
We must keep up the fight. Marriage equality depends on it.
There really was not a reaasonable doubt that Obama and Gillibrand are Etch-a-Sketch candidates, especially after the proposed HHS Obamacare regulations violating religious liberty and freedom of conscience earlier this year, but, just in case, the two of them just eliminated the doubt.
Obama's support for "same-sex marriage" goes back to the twentieth century. In 2008 he posed as a supporter of traditional marriage, to be electable. Now he thinks it will help him to return to publicly supporting "same-sex marriage."
Gillibrand is even worse. Obama at least has never claimed to be a Roman Catholic, but Gillibrand claims to be a lifelong Roman Catholic.
"Marriage, by definition, is a lifelong union between one man and one woman. The Catholic Church does not recognize, even as a civil marriage, a contracted relationship between two men or two women." (http://catholicism.about.com/od/catholicliving/f/FAQ_Marriage.htm)
Obviously Gillibrand knows that.
Obviously Gillibrand is a phony Catholic and a genuine political opportunist.
New York needs better representation.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.