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Anti-Gay Republican Creates ‘Marriage Sovereignty’ Out Of Thin Air To Try To Ban Gays From Adopting

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Utah GOP Lawmaker Who Has Fought Same-Sex Marriage For Over A Decade Launches Latest Attack

Utah GOP State Rep. Lavar Christensen has coined the term “marriage sovereignty” apparently out of thin air in his latest attempt to deprive same-sex couples of their legal rights, rights the U.S. Supreme Court has been exceptionally clear on.

Rep. Christensen this week filed H.B. 393, the Utah Sovereign Marriage Authority bill which “declares that the state, while recognizing and complying with judicial requirements, reserves the right to regulate domestic relations within the state.”

Contrary to Rep. Christensen’s desires, the State of Utah isn’t entitled to play games with the law and “reserve rights” willy-nilly – especially when the federal courts have already weighed in.

“The state of Utah holds and reserves the sovereign right to decide all matters constituting and relating to its domestic relations laws and public policies,” the bill also claims, albeit erroneously.

The bill also hints at laws “including child welfare and adoption,” and falsely claims a “child has a protected right to be reared by the child’s natural parents.”

In short, Christensen’s bill is an attempt to ban same-sex couples from adopting children. It is a pre-emptive shot across the bow, and one that stands little chance of standing up to a challenge in any federal court. 

Christensen, unsurprisingly, is the author of Utah’s unconstitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage. He also sits on the board of trustees of the virulently anti-gay Sutherland Institute.

Gay rights activists quickly weighed in.

“The bill is useless unless Representative Christensen is planning to amend it to include a declaration of secession,” Salt Lake City gay-rights attorney Paul Burke told the Salt Lake Tribune.

In the mean time, however, should it pass and become law, same-sex couples will once again be forced to go to court to prove their equality.

Christensen, a 10th Amendment truther, posted these campaign videos in 2010:

 

Image: Screenshot via lavarforutahhouse/YouTube
Video, top, via Fox13 Utah

 

 

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Trump Mocked After WSJ Reports He Wants to Start a New ‘Patriot Party’ – The Original Was Linked to the Black Panthers

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“Patriot Party was socialist antifa”

President Donald Trump in recent days has been talking about starting up a new political party, called the Patriot Party. Social media users immediately mocked Trump – not only for wanting to start a new party, given his historically unpopular polling numbers, but because of the name he chose for his new group.

Late last week former Trump Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told Foreign Policy that President Trump is just plain ignorant of history.

“His understanding of global events, his understanding of global history, his understanding of US history was really limited,” Tillerson said. “It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept for why we’re talking about this.”

The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night reported Trump wants to call his new political party the Patriot Party.

Not surprisingly, there already has been a Patriot Party, starting in the 1960’s. It ended in the ’80’s. Trump was alive during those years, but apparently missed it.

The Patriot Party was affiliated with the Black Panthers, a far-left anti-racism Black power political group that disbanded in the early ’80’s. It grew through community organizing and became popular among poor rural Americans by advocating for free basic necessities, including food and wood for stoves.

Trump apparently isn’t the first in recent days to come up with the idea. It’s been rolling around on social media since last month.

Here’s what some are saying:

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Calls Grow for Expulsion of ‘Insurrectionist’ and ‘Enemy of Democracy’ Josh Hawley After He Roadblocks Biden DHS Pick

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‘On the Side of Terrorists and Insurrectionists’

Americans are once again ramping up calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to be expelled from the United States Senate after he announced he will block quick consideration of incoming President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Dept. of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Hawley was one of the leaders of the movement that led to the January 6 insurrection, during which 5 people died. An infamous image of him standing outside the U.S. Capitol that day with his fist raised in the air has circulated countless times on the internet. Many, including his state’s top newspaper, has said he has “blood on his hands” while calling for him to resign.

Homeland Security has not had a Senate-confirmed Secretary in nearly two years, since Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation in April of 2019. The massive $52 billion agency created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks is charged with fighting terrorism and homeland security threats, securing U.S. borders, securing cyberspace and critical infrastructure, preserving and upholding the nation’s prosperity and economic security, strengthening preparedness and resilience, according to its website.

On Tuesday Senator Hawley said Mayorkas, who is eminently qualified – including having served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 – had not “adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border.”

In response to Hawley’s actions today and seditious role in the attempted coup, Americans, including political experts, are demanding Hawley’s expulsion from the Senate.

Take a look:

 

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Trump to Say ‘The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning’ in Often False But Final Remarks as President

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President Donald Trump will deliver a final speech Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to tell America that “the movement we started is only just beginning.” He will release a video at 4 PM ET.

CNN’s Jim Acosta says in Trump’s remarks “he takes no responsibility for inciting that mob” that attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup on January 6.

“He does not accept that he lost the election to Joe Biden,” the CNN anchor adds, “which would undercut the lie that he told for weeks and weeks.”

It does not appear Trump will mention Joe Biden’s name, he continued, saying Trump appears to be “carrying on the sore-loserism” he has had since Election Day.  “This appears to be the bare minimum one would expect from an outgoing president.”

Trump, according to multiple reports, is also expected to say, “This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”

He reportedly will also say:

“The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves – a loss of confidence in our national greatness.”

“America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.”

“We restored American Strength at home—and American leadership abroad.”

“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

“We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.”

Many of these excerpts are flat-out lies:

UPDATE –
Here’s the video:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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