March 30, 2007

Emmis Communication joins companies opposing SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2007 | 5:46 PM | comments

Another big announcement on the SJR-7 front! Today Emmis Communications announced their opposition to SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Emmis joins Cummins Engine, Wellpoint, Dow AgroSciences, and Eli Lilly in pointing out the...Read More


Call Me a Worry-wort

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | March 30, 2007 | 5:31 PM | comments

My first experience with gay rights activism in Indianapolis was in 1992. I had just become the Executive Director of the Indiana ACLU. There were wonderful, committed people working for the community, at the legislature and with the media, but...Read More


Queer music Friday - Sleater Kinney

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sleater Kinney's "Entertain": Guitarist Carrie Brownstein on gender deconstruction for kitchen sink:And in terms of redefining gender, I think, I have to say my main problem with it, although I do think, OK I do think that gender is a...Read More


South Bend Tribune opposes SJR-7

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2007 | 3:33 PM | comments

The South Bend Tribune editorializes again today against SJR-7. This is one of the strongest worded editorials yet. Again, no newspaper has endorsed the amendment! As we have said before, we do not believe that SJR7 is needed, given that...Read More


ENDA on the Agenda -- again

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | March 30, 2007 | 10:47 AM | comments

If and when ENDA passes, it will still be legal to fire on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity between eighty-eight and ninety-two percent of the workers in the thirty-three states that do not have state legislation covering...Read More


Open Thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2007 | 9:30 AM | comments

For the past two days I've been asking you all pretty cliche questions (Who do you support of the presidential nominees on the Democratic/Republican side?) to try to get some good debates going in the comments only to get the...Read More


More an Andrew Anthos

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2007 | 8:59 AM | comments

The medical examiner in the Andrew Anthos case declared his death to be of natural causes. From the ME report (pdf):It is my opinion that death was caused by respiratory failure secondary to quadriplegia, the consequence of spinal stenosis due...Read More


Common law marriage equality?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2007 | 8:35 AM | comments

From Lambda Legal: Darrin Ellis and David Arriaga were in a committed relationship for five and a half years. On August 14, 2003, Ellis and Arriaga met with their attorney to execute estate planning documents and their Declaration of Domestic...Read More


SJR-7: Gary Bauer and the Concerned Women for America: An Inconvenient Truth

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 30, 2007 | 8:27 AM | comments

If you want more proof that Senator Brandt Hershman and other proponents of SJR-7 aren't being totally upfront when they claim it would still allow the General Assembly to enact civil unions and make laws bestowing similar benefits, all you...Read More


Friday Update

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Here are some stories that we didn't get to at bilerico this past week: Tennis star Billie Jean King endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. (Boston Herald) The Parti Quebecois's first openly gay leader, Andre Boisclair, lost his job after the...Read More


Bauer Makes Clear His Support for Amendment Change

Filed by Chris Douglas | March 30, 2007 | 6:15 AM | comments

Today arrives strong evidence of two weeks of movements favorable to the glbt community of Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reports that Speaker of the House Pat Bauer (D-Southbend) has taken a public position favoring dropping the second part of SJR-7....Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | March 30, 2007 | 6:02 AM | comments

During the transition to the future all-gay armed forces, things will be awkward for the career soldiers who are hanging in there for a pension. You'll hear this sort of exchange when they finally retire: Soldier: "I was deployed in...Read More