Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims. If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil [...]

BREAKING: New Hampshire Marriage Equality Repeal Bill Fails

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 5:24 pm

The New Hampshire state House has voted 211 to 116 to kill HB 437, the bill that would have repealed New Hampshire’s freedom to marry law. The New Hampshire House currently has a Republican majority, guaranteeing that this is a bipartisan victory. From Advocate: “Our opponents tried to abuse the 2010 Republican legislative sweep in [...]

NOM and New Hampshire’s Catholic Bishops Suddenly Support Civil Unions

By: Monday March 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Last week New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates (R) proposed an amendment to his marriage equality repeal bill (HB 427) that would reinstate civil unions. Despite vehemently opposing civil unions in the past, the Diocese of Manchester, which constitutes “The Catholic Church in New Hampshire”, is supporting Rep. Bates’s amendment. In addition to repealing same [...]

GOP Clown Car runs off of the road, accelerating on its gay and womb-control obsession

By: Sunday January 8, 2012 10:46 am

These 2012 GOP Primary debates are filled with both humor and horror when it comes to LGBT issues. The fact that these straight white guys are up there talking about how to “preserve marriage” from LGBT Americans as well as basic civil rights is embarrassing. On Sunday’s Meet the Press (screen cap at right), there [...]

TV Ad Launched in New Hampshire Urging Lawmakers to Reject Bill Repealing Marriage Equality

By: Monday December 26, 2011 6:03 pm

The New Hampshire House is expected to vote as soon as the first week of January, 2012 on HB437, a bill to repeal the state’s freedom to marry law. 63% of New Hampshire voters oppose repealing marriage equality. Standing Up For NH Families has started airing the following ad on WMUR-TV in New Hampshire as [...]

Mitt Romney Insults a Vietnam Veteran with his Heterosexist Assumptions

By: Monday December 12, 2011 12:15 pm

At a campaign stop at a diner in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a bee-line towards a man wearing a Vietnam Veteran cap and “sidled up next to him“. Although gays have always served in the military, apparently it never occurred to Romney that a veteran might be gay and that the man [...]

Mitt Romney Doubles Age of “Traditional” Marriage from 3,000 to 6,000 Years

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 9:30 am

Opponents of marriage equality often rely on “time immemorial” type excuses for their anti-gay bias, saying that marriage has been defined as a relationship between one man and one woman for so many thousands of years. How many thousands of years, however, has never been agreed upon. For this reason we’re accustomed to hearing contradictory [...]

New Hampshire’s Union Leader is an anti-gay rag

By: Saturday October 23, 2010 3:20 pm

For those with the romantic notion that all print media necessarily strives to be impartial, New Hampshire’s Union Leader may leave you a little jaded.  The paper –the state’s largest — refused this week to publish the marriage announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire native Greg Gould and his fiance Aurelio Tine, a gay couple living [...]

Dean Barker: New Hampshire Defies Union Misleader on Marriage

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Dean Barker, a managing editor at Blue Hampshire, has kindly given me permission to post a copy of his latest diary here at Pam’s House Blend.  Note that organizations Dean mentions, Cornerstone and LetNHVote, were the ones behind the recent FAILED attempt to intimidate the New Hampshire legislature into putting a vote on the definition [...]

New Hampshire’s town meeting voters set an example for the country

By: Sunday March 14, 2010 3:33 pm

Update: 3/15/10 from New Hampshire Freedom to Marry.  The numbers to-date are: 88 towns and all 13 NH cities refused to take up the issue in the first place, while 70 towns that did voted against the anti-equality warrant article.  88 + 13 + 70 = 171 (73%) of New Hampshire’s 234 cities and towns [...]

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