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Retired Maine GOP Senator Olympia Snowe NOW Supports Gay Marriage Of Course

Olympia Snowe supports gay marriage

Former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) now says that she supports gay marriage  and  she also now opposes DOMA, which she voted for in 1996:

“I think obviously this has evolved over time on the whole issue for the whole country and the nations,” Snowe, a moderate Republican, told CNN. “We’ve seen a sea change in society’s whole attitude on this particular issue and it’s only natural for government to be responsive to those changes.”

“The time has come,” she continued. “I think what we’re seeing is, I think, changing societal conventions, that ultimately you see the transformation of society’s gradual thinking and evolving on issues. I think we’re seeing those sea changes on this particular question.”

Very brave words Olympia now that you are retired and have absolutely no power to make things happen.

But to be fair Olympia Snowe once a very strong-willed independent Republican who reached across the aisle more than a few times in her career but she lost her steam and her freewill the last 4 years of her term becoming nothing more than another GOP lemming voting along the new Reich Rights extremist hard line something she despised and which is why she retired and let office.

Sports Stud Sunday – Retiring UK Rugger And Equality Advocate Ben Cohen Stripped And Ready For Action

England’s World Cup winner and LGBT Equality Champion Ben Cohen has announced his retirement.

Beautiful Beary Ben Cohen has OFFICIALLY been released by Sale Sharks despite being the club’s player of the season. Cohen has turned down offers from clubs.  Cohen will be leaving rugby and instead will focus his future on heading up the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation, an organisation set up to tackle bullying and homophobia. “To be honest, I would never have imagined my career was going to move in this direction after my professional rugby career, but here we are.

And we thank you for it Ben. WE LOVE YOU BEN!

Man, why are all the good ones STRAIGHT? 

Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson To Retire "These Past Seven Years Have Taken -Its Toll"

Openly gay Espicopal Bishop Gene Robinson, of New Hampshire, revealed his plans yesterday, at at annual diocesan meeting that he will be retiring this year.saying the last seven years stating that the last seven years has  “taken it’s toll” on him, his family and his flock.  Robinson will  65 when he steps down, seven years below the retirement age.

Robinson told the convention that being in the eye of the storm had proved too much.

He said: “Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election of me as bishop, have been a constant strain, not just on me, but on my beloved husband, Mark, who has faithfully stood with me every minute of the last seven years, and in some ways, you..  While I believe that these attitudes, mostly outside the diocese, have not distracted me from my service to you, I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that they have certainly added a burden and certain anxiety to my episcopate.”

Robinson says that he would continue his work with the “unchurched” and “dechurched” on college campuses and public forums, showing no intention of retiring from public life.
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U.S. District Court Judge Vaugh Walker To Retire

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who  in August,ruled that Proposition 8, the 2008 referendum banning same-sex marriage in California, is unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage, plans to leave after more than two decades on the bench. 

Walker, 66, plans to return to the private sector, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

“I think he believes that he’s accomplished what he’s set out to accomplish, and now he’s interested in living the rest of his life and not being chained to a court calendar,” U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said. He said Walker seems to be in good health and is not being “hounded out” by critics of his marriage ruling

In a letter to President Obama announcing his retirement, Walker said, “Concluding 21 years of judicial service, I leave the bench with the highest respect and regard for the federal judiciary, its judges and their staff and the essential role they fulfill in our constitutional system.”

Walker has been chief judge of the federal court in San Francisco for the past six years. The press officer said his decision to leave is unrelated to the Proposition 8 suit and that details about his future plans may be released in coming weeks.

Thank you Judge Walker for your courage and doing what was right.

Cue the Press Releases from Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher, and all the other Anti-Gay Marriage hate groups lying. spinning and calling this a “victory”