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NOM Promotes Polyamorous Families

By: Friday June 28, 2013 8:57 am

Every child deserves a mother and a father and another father.  That’s the message National Organization for Marriage is sending with the family silhouette in the banner topping its latest email.  Is there something Brian Brown wants to tell us about his family? Of course NOM isn’t really promoting polyamory. Not consciously, anyway.  This is [...]

NOM’s PR Ace Sure Knows How To Discourage NOM’s Donors

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 3:18 pm

National Organization for Marriage’s PR guy, Frank Schubert, is trying to explain away NOM’s inability to attract grassroots donors by alleging that NOM’s would-be donors aren’t giving because they’re afraid that gays will harass them if they do.  From Campaigns & Elections: Frank Schubert, president of Mission Public Affairs and political director for the National [...]

States With Civil Unions Are Depriving Gay Couples Of Federal Marriage Benefits

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 12:07 am

With section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) invalidated, civil unions, once a cup half full, are now a cup half empty. On Wednesday the U. S. Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the section of DOMA that defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman for federal legal purposes.  This means [...]

Photographing Gay Pride Is The Radical-Right’s Prurient Pursuit

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 3:42 pm

I had to laugh at today’s email from anti-LGBT Illinois Family Institute because it is so emblematic of the radical-right.  Folks on the radical-right express disgust at gays and, especially, transgender and genderqueer people, yet they can’t resist posting whole photo albums of same.  From IFI’s email, which is all about Chicago Pride: WARNING: Offensive pictures [...]

Immigration Is an LGBT Issue: A Binational Couple Awaits The DOMA Ruling

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 12:13 am

“If you want to marry someone from another country, and you’re a US citizen, chances are your spouse could also gain citizenship through marriage. That is, if the marriage is between a man and a woman. This path to citizenship is not available to gay couples because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.” That [...]

Anti-Gay Group Posts Their DOMA & Prop 8 Reactions Before SCOTUS Has Ruled

By: Monday June 24, 2013 10:40 pm

The nation remains in suspense as another Monday has passed without the release of opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court on the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases.  The anti-gay group Family Policy Institute of Washington is done with waiting, apparently, because it has already posted three responses to the unreleased opinions. FPIW was one of [...]

Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law [Updated]

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:16 am

Update (7:30 pm Wednesday): The Delaware Senate has approved the amended bill passed yesterday by the House, and Gov. Markell has signed it into law. Congratulations Delaware! Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws.  From Washington Blade: The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a [...]

DOMA and Prop 8 Decision Day Events

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:02 pm

The US Supreme Court is due to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 by the end of June.  Decision Day events are being planned across the country so folks can learn about the rulings and celebrate (or commiserate?) together.  Check out the website to see if an event [...]

If Gabriel Gomez Supports ENDA, Why Doesn’t He Say So Publicly?

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Today Washington Blade claims that “Gabriel Gomez endorses ENDA“, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  Congressman Ed Markey and Mr. Gomez are vying for the U. S. Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. In an email provided to the Washington Blade, Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, announced his support for the [...]

President Obama’s Remarks At the White House LGBT Pride Reception

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 7:23 pm

Today President Obama delivered the following remarks at the LGBT Pride Month celebration at the White House. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT A RECEPTION FOR LGBT PRIDE MONTH THE PRESIDENT:  All right, I will not beat that act.  (Laughter.)  We could not be prouder of Zea and Luna for the introduction.  And welcome, all of [...]

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