Boy Adopted by Gay Dads to Chief Justice John Roberts: You and I Both Know that Family Goes Deeper than Blood

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 12:27 pm

Families come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: love.  As the March 26-27 hearing dates near for the legal challenges to Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Post observes that the families of the Supreme Court justices themselves exemplify the diverse American [...]

San Diego: gay mayoral candidate cultivating anti-gay support

By: Saturday May 26, 2012 12:23 pm

This makes no sense in San Diego, of all places; it’s pretty mind-blowing that an openly gay candidate would be courting the anti-gay lobby, but City Councilman Carl DeMaio is banking getting in bed and sleeping with the enemy.  (LGBT Weekly): San Diego LGBT Weekly has been reporting for several months about the fact that DeMaio [...]

The Bittersweet “Change Of Gender” Court Ruling: It Came With Cyberbulling

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 1:33 pm

This is the second part of three parts on referring to what California calls my legal change of gender. This is an exercise in cathartic writing for me explaining not only why my change of gender, but also explaining why I haven’t been as prolific in my writing since last summer, nor as active in [...]

Huge: California Dems are all in to defeat Amendment One in NC

By: Monday March 19, 2012 9:19 pm

The enthusiasm and momentum is palpable. What pop culture phrase fits the mood, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”? Perhaps the poster in Fox Mulder’s office —  ”I want to believe”? Many in the progressive and, sadly, the LGBT community wrote North Carolina off — the last state falling to a marriage discrimination amendment was just a [...]

SCOTUS: State University ‘Christian’ clubs not allowed to discriminate against LGBT students

By: Monday March 19, 2012 2:48 pm

Expect a fundie eruption in 3…2…1. The U.S. Supreme Court said no to the hand of the fundies, refusing to accept a case challenging a lower court ruling on the anti-discrimination policy at organizations recognized by California state universities. The groups relied on a “religious freedom” argument to justify discriminating against LGBT students — restricting [...]

Prop 8 Supporters Too Scared to Testify, Too Bold to Whine After the Fact

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 7:28 am

In celebration of yesterday’s Appeals Court ruling against Proposition 8, I was going to write something uplifting about the perseverance of the lgbtq community. But I decided not to. For one, I am sure that there are so many others who are going to be dwelling on that subject. For another, based upon the reactions [...]

Tuesday: Ninth Circuit ruling on Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8

By: Monday February 6, 2012 9:28 pm

Big news – and a lot to digest, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling on the Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. tomorrow, Feb. 7 by 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. ET. For a great primer on the case — its background and what has legally [...]

NOM loses another attempt to hide donor identities

By: Friday October 21, 2011 7:29 am

The National Organization for Marriage and other organizations who came together in 2008 to defeat marriage equality in California  was just handed a stunning loss by a federal court: Supporters of the 2008 ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California have lost a lawsuit that sought to block their past and future campaign finance [...]

What The Vital Records Modernization Act (AB 433) Does For Californian Born Trans People

By: Monday October 10, 2011 3:58 am

The article was revised after talking to Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center (TLC) to more accurately reflect what the signing of this bill accomplishes. California’s AB 433 — the Vital Records Modernization Act — is the bill that actually changes things a lot for transsexual people who were born in California, or live [...]

Breaking From TLC: California’s Governor Brown Signs Two Historic Transgender Rights Bills Into Law

By: Monday October 10, 2011 1:09 am

This just in from the Transgender Law Center (TLC) on Governor Brown signing the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 433). From their email blast Breaking: Governor Brown Signs Two Historic Transgender Rights Bills Into Law: WE DID IT! Governor Brown just signed two important transgender rights bills into [...]

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