Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

Is This Where Libertarians and the Gay Community Part Ways?

A celebration *and* an opportunity for some non-profit brand promotion.by Scott Shackford of reason.com

Just one day before the Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, Cato Institute’s Executive Vice President David Boaz took to the website for gay publication theAdvocate to inform readers about libertarians’ and the Libertarian Party’s lengthy historical support for gay rights. Libertarian Party support for ending the criminalization of gay behavior and for treating gay people equally under the law goes all the back to its first platform back in the 1970s. Continue reading

Modern Whig Party National Chair updates members

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In a message to the party email list, Modern Whig Party National Chair Michael Burger writes, “The hard work we’ve been putting in over the last few months to reorganize and rejuvenate our party is already bearing fruit, even though we’re just getting started on some of our outreach initiatives. We’ve had an influx of new, energetic members, and our new website and communications platform have tested out. We’re poised to begin the next phase of our development, and we are certain the next few months will see us grow to the point where we can truly begin to influence both politics and policy — which has been our goal all along.”

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Stein invites supporters to Green Party Annual National Meeting

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In a message to her campaign email list, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein invited supporters to attend the 2015 Green Party Annual National Meeting in St. Louis July 23-26. Stein wrote, “This is an opportunity to meet Greens from all over the nation who are working to build the independent political movement we so desperately need to create a world that works for all of us! There will be workshops on producing videos, running for office, using online tools, student organizing, framing issues, promoting the Green New Deal and more.”

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Constitution Party: Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Violates Rule of Law

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The Constitution Party released the following in response to the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Obergefell v. Hodges:

The Constitution Party decries today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as an “unconstitutional decree that cannot legalize anything”, and equates it with the Dred Scott decision, which held that certain people must be recognized as chattel under the law.  Both decisions are unconstitutional and both are blatant examples of how the Rule of Law has been abandoned in America.

The Court’s decision does not alter the Constitution Party position that
marriage is between a man and a woman, as God ordained from the Creation…

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