IOTD …. Special Edition …. “We still remember …. PULSE”!!


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~~June 29, 2016~~

BUT WHO IS COUNTING?

The horrific event took place on June 12, 2016.

Eighteen days to date.

Vigils, flowers, memories, speeches, testimonials, tributes,  funerals, goodbyes ….

Never forget.

We ARE Orlando!

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Facebook Timeline.

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If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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#LoveWins … “A Celebration of the Freedom To Marry”!!


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~~July 3, 2015~~ 

WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WOULD SAY NO TO LOVE?

How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right

The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell walked into a courthouse in Minneapolis, paid $10, and applied for a marriage license. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise.

Baker, a law student, didn’t agree. He and McConnell, a librarian, had met at a Halloween party in Oklahoma in 1966, shortly after Baker was pushed out of the Air Force for his sexuality. From the beginning, the men were committed to one another. In 1967, Baker proposed that they move in together. McConnell replied that he wanted to get married—really, legally married. The idea struck even Baker as odd at first, but he promised to find a way and decided to go to law school to figure it out.

Last week, June 26, 2015, the high court reversed itself and declared that gays could marry nationwide.

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his sweeping decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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The plaintiffs’ arguments in Obergefell were strikingly similar to those Baker made back in the 1970’s. And the Constitution has not changed since Baker made his challenge (save for the ratification of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment, on congressional salaries).

But the high court’s view of the legitimacy and constitutionality of same-sex marriage changed radically: In the span of 43 years, the notion had gone from ridiculous to constitutionally mandated.

TO READ THE FULL TIMELINE AND DETAILS, CLICK ON LINK BELOW

“As it appears in …. full story/full credit” 

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/gay-marriage-supreme-court-politics-activism/397052/

~~SOURCES~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/freedomtomarry.org?fref=ts

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/to-start-the-day-love-wins-at-the-supreme-court-new-ad/

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~~#LoveWins: A celebration of the freedom to marry~~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2015~~

In commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide, we present this celebration of love.

Because in the end, #LoveWins.

Music: L-O-V-E performed by Jayme Dee

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day: Marriage Equality …. “Around the Globe”!!


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~~May 23, 2015~~

#LoveWins: Historic Victory for Marriage Equality in Ireland

GLOBAL MOMENTUM 

International Progress Toward the Freedom to Marry

“The global momentum for the freedom to marry reflects and reinforces the progress we are making here in the U.S. – and we look now to the Supreme Court to bring our country to national resolution,”

Evan Wolfson said today about historic Ireland marriage vote.

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/freedomtomarry.org?fref=photo

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Nineteen countries have approved the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide (Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, France, Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Britain, Luxembourg, Finland and Ireland), while two others have regional or court-directed provisions enabling same-sex couples to share in the freedom to marry (Mexico and the United States).

In Slovenia, Parliament approved a marriage bill in March 2015 and is headed to the president’s desk. Many other countries provide some protections for such couples. As more and more countries and parts of the United States win the freedom to marry, we see that families are helped, and communities and countries made stronger, by protecting all loving committed couples.

(Last Updated: May 2015)

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/international-progress-toward-the-freedom-to-marry

Very interesting read. Full information on marriage equality worldwide. Countries with freedom to marry.

HortyRex©

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~~Countries with the Freedom to Marry~~

The Netherlands: April 1, 2001

Belgium: June 1, 2003

Spain: July 3, 2005

Canada: July 20, 2005

South Africa: November 30, 2006

Norway: January 1, 2009

Sweden: May 1, 2009

Portugal: June 5, 2010

Iceland: June 27, 2010

Argentina: July 22, 2010

Denmark: June 15,2012

Brazil: May 14, 2013

France: May 29, 2013

Uruguay: August 5, 2013

New Zealand: August 19, 2013

United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)

Luxembourg: June 18, 2014

Finland: November 28, 2014

Ireland: May 23, 2015

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#MarriageEquality around the world

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign?fref=photo

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~~GALLERY~~

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #MarriageEqualityWorldwide #AroundTheGlobe #LoveIsLove #LoveBeautifulAllForms #FreedomToMarry #NineteenCountries #SameSexCouples #Netherlands #Belgium #Spain #Canada #SouthAfrica #Norway #Sweden# Portugal #Iceland #Argentina #Denmark #France #Brazil #Uruguay #New Zealand #Britain #Luxembourg #Finland #Ireland #GlobalMomentum 

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~~10 Years of the Freedom to Marry in the United States …. Momentum~~

~~Published on May 16, 2014~~

It’s been 10 years since the beginning of the freedom to marry in United States and the founding of Freedom to Marry.

Celebrate how far we’ve come with this video retrospective.

The world is going in the right direction … let’s follow suit. 

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!

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