13 Comments on “Three More States Just Won Marriage Equality: Oct 20 MNW”

  1. U.S. District Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez said in his decision that by
    dismissing an appeal in Baker vs. Nelson, a 1971 case in which two men
    sought to marry in Minnesota, the Supreme Court bound all lower courts to
    assume bans on same-sex marriage do not violate the Constitution. The high
    court could choose to overrule itself but has not, he said.

    Pérez-Giménez went on to say that legalizing same-sex marriage would open
    the door to challenges that could legalize polygamous and incestuous
    marriages. “Ultimately,” he wrote, “the very survival of the political
    order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional

  2. STD epidemic: MSM and CDC suffer from factophobia

    A news report shouldn’t typically evoke laughter, especially if it’s not
    meant to be funny. Bloomberg news reporter, Elizabeth Lopatto’s take on the
    CDC’s latest, and alarming, report on escalating STDs is not meant to make
    anyone laugh. But the typical liberal approach to facts has gotten to be
    absurd. The CDC’s 2012 report (just released on January 8, 2014) indicates
    that syphilis, which can lead to blindness and strokes, has risen 11.1% in
    one year. All of these cases are among men, and mostly homosexual males who
    comprise 75% of all syphilis cases. Gonorrhea has increased as well since
    2011 by 4.1% and disproportionately among homosexual men. Since 2009, the
    nation’s gonorrhea rate has increased, with a current total of 334,826
    cases reported in 2012. Contracting STDs also make sexually active
    individuals, especially homosexual males, far more prone to HIV infection.

  3. Certain enteric ailments are particularly common among homosexual men. They
    are primarily infectious diseases and include not only such common venereal
    diseases as gonorrhea and syphilis but also infections not usually regarded
    as being sexually transmitted. Among the latter are shigellosis,
    salmonellosis, giardiasis, and amebiasis. Patients’ symptoms are
    non-specific and seldom helpful in diagnosing particular diseases. The
    practitioner must be prepared to identify a number of infections with
    similar presentations that may occur singly or together in gay men.
    Gonorrhea is probably the most common bacterial infection in gay men.
    Carriage rates as high as 50% have been reported, and extra-genital
    carriage is common; this necessitates culturing the urethra, rectum, and
    pharynx. Procaine penicillin G is the treatment of choice for most
    patients; spectinomycin is probably the drug of choice in
    penicillin-sensitive patients. In contrast to other venereal diseases,
    syphilis may have a characteristic protoscopic presentation. Benzathine
    penicillin G is the treatment of choice for most patients. Lymphogranuloma
    venereum causes penile lesions and inguinal lymphadenitis in heterosexual
    men, whereas homosexual men are more prone to proctitis. The disease may
    mimic Crohn’s disease. Recommended treatment includes tetracycline or
    sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. Shigellosis usually presents as an acute
    diarrheal illness. Patients generally require only supportive treatment
    with fluids. Herpes simplex viral infection is difficult to diagnose and
    has several different presentations, including lumbosacral
    radiculomyelopathy. Symptomatic treatment with sitz baths, anesthetic
    ointment, and analgesics is recommended. Venereal warts are believed to be
    caused by the same virus that causes verrucous warts; they are usually
    found in the anal canal or around the anal orifice. They are commonly
    treated with 25% podophyllin solution. Parasitic infections include
    giardiasis, amebiasis, and pinworm infections. Metronidazole may be used in
    the treatment of symptomatic giardiasis and amebiasis, but it is not
    approved for the former indication; quinacrine is approved for giardiasis.
    Pinworm infestation may be treated with pyrantel pamoate or mebendazole.
    Cure of enteric diseases in homosexual men must be documented.

  4. Thom Tillis is not up for re-election per se. He’s running for the US
    Senate seat currently occupied by Kay Hagan, not the NC General Assembly
    (his current position).

  5. Thanks so much for these great videos.
    How many states currently have marriage equality? – is it 31, 32, or more?
    A suggestion please: Can you add in each weeks video, the tally of states
    currently with marriage equality?

    thanks, Phil, Australia

  6. Matt, Kansas and South Carolina CAN NOT issue marriage licenses until a
    District Federal Judge makes the decision within these Circuits,. please

  7. Montana (covered by the 9th circuit ruling) , South Carolina (covered by
    the 4th circuit ruling),
    Kansas (covered by the 10th circuit ruling) These are the 3 states that
    are disobeying the courts.
    I was just wondering why they didn”t mention Montana ? 

  8. Great news!. and thanks for the great videos. If the 6th Circuit Court of
    Appeals rules for marriage equality, we’re rounding 3rd base and heading
    for home.

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