Thursday, May 15, 2008

California Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

This ruling will surely get the religious right going.
The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry.

The case involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter- approved law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

With the ruling, California could become the second state after Massachusetts where gay and lesbian residents can marry.

"What happens in California, either way, will have a huge impact around the nation. It will set the tone," said Geoffrey Kors, executive director of the gay rights group Equality California.

On a similar note, it looks like Focus on the Family is back at work trying to tell everyone what they should be able to watch and again Lodgenet is in the middle.
If Colorado Springs-based media ministry Focus on the Family gets its way, guests of Marriott hotels won't be able to tune into adult movies in their rooms.

Tom Minnery, a senior vice president for Focus on the Family, and other conservative Christian leaders Wednesday urged Marriott International executives to stop offering in-room pornographic movies.

Marriott is in the group's cross hairs because they are one of the largest chains that provide in room movies and as it happens, South Dakota's own Lodgnet is their primary in room entertainment provider. Nothing new to Lodgenet though, being in the gun sights of religious groups is just another day in the life of the Sioux Falls based entertainment company.

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