Treachery Among Washington’s Radical-Right Anti-Gay Activists

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 12:11 am

Sen. Dan Swecker (left) posing with Gary Randall just days before the betrayal. Ouch!  Gary Randall has been betrayed by yet another of his anti-gay “friends”, and it’s clearly shaken him to the core.  Randall is president and executive director of the anti-gay Faith & Freedom Network.  Randall’s high level of distress is evident in [...]

Gary Randall embraces relativism: domestic partnerships are marriage, except when they’re not

By: Friday March 12, 2010 6:00 am

This is too hilarious.  Gary Randall, who decries relativism of any kind, completely flip-flops on the definition of marriage when it suits him.  In his whiny March 11th blog post about the 2010 Census, he is furious that same-sex couples, whether legally married in their jurisdictions or not, will be allowed to declare themselves married [...]

Kissimmee, Florida City Commission Approves DP Benefits

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 7:41 pm

Woot Kissimmee!  Tonight Kissimmee, FL City Commissioners voted 4-1 to extend domestic partnership benefits to LGBT city employees.  From Equality Florida: I am so proud of Kissimmee City Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, who led this effort. Mallory Wells, our Public Policy Director and I have worked side-by-side with Commissioner Grieb for months and she has never [...]

NARTH misuses suicide statistics to undermine "partnership privileges" for gay men

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 8:00 am

With the publication this week of “Gay Male Partnerships No Defense Against Suicide”, NARTH has disingenuously twisted yet another valid scientific study into an anti-gay weapon.  NARTH (National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) is an anti-gay organization dedicated to so-called reparative therapy for gays.  NARTH has a history of misrepresenting valid research [...]

New Mexico’s domestic partnership bill expected to get a hearing on Monday

By: Sunday February 14, 2010 6:14 pm

Update 2: Now the hearing time for SB183 is back to 8:30 am.  Check Equality New Mexico’s Twitter or web page for last-minute info. Update: There has been a time change.  The information in the text box has been updated accordingly. The road to passage of New Mexico’s domestic partnership bill (SB183) has been long, [...]

Joe Fuiten links domestic partnerships and marriage equality to the murder of police officers

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 10:27 pm

In a blog post subtitled “Cold-Hearted Lawlessness”, radical-right cleric Joe Fuiten has put on his Jesus Decoder Ring and divined a connection between domestic partnerships, marriage equality and the recent murder of several Washington police officers.  His ultimate goal seems to be to exploit these murders in an effort to entice secular people to support [...]

Washington’s statewide vote for full domestic partnerships is official

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 2:00 pm

It’s official!  Governor Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results on Tuesday.  The new domestic partnership law will now go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 3.  There are currently  13,082 people in registered domestic partnerships in both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples where at least one partner is [...]

We just squandered almost $600,000 — please give more

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 10:00 am

Larry Stickney just suffered a stinging defeat.  By failing to prevent the approval of Referendum 71, he proved not only that the majority of Washington voters support full domestic partnerships (including voters in his own Snohomish County), but even that God endorses marriage equality.  Stickney & Co. spent almost $600,000 pursuing this failure, according to [...]

Lambda Legal brings ‘equal (gay) pay for equal work’ lawsuit against Arizona

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 2:00 am

Under the leadership of Gov. Janet Napolitano, the Arizona state government in 2008 created a health insurance benefit for the domestic partners and children of state employees and retirees.  This past September, the Arizona legislature stripped those benefits from state employees with now-Governor Jan Brewer’s approval.  Oh, but they made sure to retain spousal health [...]

RI: Gov Carcieri thinking positively about domestic partnerships

By: Friday November 13, 2009 12:59 am

Is this guy for real?  The Providence Journal reports that Rhode Island Gov. Carcieri who on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples the simple right to claim the body of a deceased spouse and make funeral arrangements, is now saying he’s willing to think about backing domestic partnerships. Two days after [...]

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