Family Research Council Won’t Publicly Repudiate Anti-gay Violence

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 11:14 am

In the wake of the hate-motivated murder last week of Mark Carson in New York City’s Greenwich Village — just one in a string of anti-transgender and anti-gay hate crimes plaguing the city, LGBT rights activist Scott Wooledge challenged LGBT rights opponents to repudiate the violence: LGBT rights orgs have been very clear violence will [...]

Time For The New York State Senate To Stop Sanctioning Discrimination

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:47 pm

On April 30 the New York state Assembly approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) by a vote of 84-46.  The bill (S195/A4226) would prohibit discrimination against transgender New Yorkers in the areas of housing, employment, credit and public accommodations, while expanding New York’s hate crimes law to include crimes against transgender individuals.  New Yorkers [...]

How NOM Responds To Losing Three Major Votes In One Day

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:51 pm

Today was a good day for love and equality, with final passage of a marriage equality law by France‘s Parliament, the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Judiciary sending a marriage equality bill to the Senate for a floor vote, and passage of a marriage equality bill by the Delaware House. A good day for love [...]

NOM’s Brian Brown Comes Up Short in New York

By: Friday September 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Remember the grand plan that Brian Brown unveiled last year to “reverse same-sex marriage in New York”? He probably hopes you don’t, because he can’t deliver on that bill of goods. Brown is president of National Organization for Marriage, the K Street group behind the 2012 anti-marriage equality ballot campaigns in Washington, Minnesota, Maryland and [...]

The Twin Towers photos that almost didn’t make it; the 9/11 phone call that didn’t

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 6:00 am

I originally posted this in 2011 on the anniversary of this fateful day in history. Below are fuzzy night photos of the WTC taken with my Palm VIIx on July 11, 2001, while on a business trip. I had deleted them because of the quality, but fortunately hadn’t emptied the trash on my computer. On [...]

A whiff of the desperate from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:49 pm

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is apparently in a flop sweat over the new reality that a majority of Catholics support the right of same-sex couples to marry. In the wake of the marriage equality law passing in New York — with the help of the state’s Roman Catholic Governor and legislators — Dolan [...]

New York Attorney General Takes A Swing At DOMA

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 5:37 pm

Lots of news today. New York's Attorney General, Eric Scheiderman, filed a friend of the court brief supporting the ACLU's constitutional challenge of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in Windsor vs. United States. The summary of arguments reads: By refusing to recognize for federal purposes marriages that are valid under state law, DOMA intrudes [...]

NOM provides the perfect opportunity for family and friends to stand in our shoes

By: Friday July 15, 2011 4:40 pm

When New York’s marriage equality law goes into effect on Sunday July 24, some town and city clerks offices will hold special hours so that couples can immediately get marriage licenses and marry. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, “state law requires couples to wait 24 hours after receiving a license before they [...]

NOM’s Brian Brown pitches nutty plan to reverse marriage equality in New York

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Protect your keyboards.  In his latest fundraising email, NOM’s Brian Brown is actually pitching an anti-equality constitutional amendment for New York.  This will be a test of the gullibility of NOM’s donors because the plan is utterly ridiculous.  An amendment to the New York State Constitution requires the approval of two consecutive legislatures. (see Article [...]

NY Senator Mark Grisanti: I can’t find a legal reason to oppose same-sex marriage

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 2:21 pm

New York state Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo) joined three other Republicans voting for the Marriage Equality Act Friday evening.  The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 33-29 and has already been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. Sen. Grisanti, a Roman Catholic, was the very picture of integrity last night as he [...]

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