Marriage Equality: December 2007

What (Gay) Conventional Wisdom?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 31, 2007 | 6:18 PM | comments

I love Sunday brunch. My friends and I gather at some West Hollywood or L.A. eatery and let the politics fly. It’s all off the record so spin takes a back seat to “truth” – whatever that might mean in...Read More


Indiana amendment: Where are we now?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 31, 2007 | 4:27 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star has a story today about the fate of Indiana's constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. There's not really any new information, but it's nice to see the Star helping to raise awareness. Sen. Brandt...Read More


Mike Huckabee Anti-Gay Hit Parade

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 30, 2007 | 8:53 AM | comments

With only a few days before the Iowa caucuses, I thought it a good idea to recap some of the hateful things that Republican frontrunner Mike Huckabee has said about LGBT people. Homosexuality I believe to try to legitimize that...Read More


Charlie Crist doesn't support Florida's anti-marriage amendment

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2007 | 7:52 AM | comments

Florida's anti-marriage amendment, which just got enough signatures a couple weeks ago to get on the ballot this November, can't even get the support of the state's Republican governor. Thanks to Pam for finding this Palm Beach Post article that's...Read More


Don't insult the Congresswoman

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 27, 2007 | 5:32 PM | comments

The passing of Congresswoman Julia Carson has left a gaping hole in Indiana political life. Julia Carson was a great leader and a strong progressive voice. As we consider her replacement, we should not forget the legacy Julia left and...Read More


Top 10 LGBT stories of 2007

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2007 | 1:03 PM | comments

Was 2007 the year of the queer? As our community gets more and more visibility, we've all had plenty to talk about this year but did anything actually get accomplished? Alex and I thought we'd work together on this post...Read More


Ready. Set. Roundup!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 24, 2007 | 2:45 PM | comments

Hey now, Projectors! You didn't think we'd leave you without plenty of online content to digest over the holidays, did you? What else should we be reading? The Equality Forum announced they will be giving presidential candidate Bill Richardson their...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: 1-3

Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 21, 2007 | 1:27 PM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. There are no guarantees in love. There are, however, smart steps to take if you want to nurture your...Read More


Pat Robertson rant: Marriage is all about baby-making

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

Pat Robertson's latest gay-hating rant: Summary: The smaller the minority, the less protection it needs. Gays are weak, worthless, breeding through recruiting, and destroying Christianity, nature, kids, America, and Western civilization. Baby-making is necessary for marriage even though it's really...Read More


Huckabee's Procreative Imperative

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 19, 2007 | 6:01 PM | comments

As I was catching up on my blog reading this week, I came across Timothy's response, over at Box Turtle Bulletin, to something Mike Huckabee said about homosexuality. "Let's understand what sin means -- sin means missing the mark," he...Read More


A message from (Jerame's) mom

Filed by Bil Browning | December 18, 2007 | 4:42 PM | comments

I got a surprise phone call this morning. It was Jerame's mom and she was all worked up. She and I are tight; we talk more than she and Jerame do and I drive down to middle-of-nowhere southern Indiana to...Read More


More states opting out of abstinence-only education

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 18, 2007 | 2:47 PM | comments

The Sunday Washington Post had an article detailing the states dropping out of federal abstinence-only education funds: At least 14 states have either notified the federal government that they will no longer be requesting the funds or are not expected...Read More


10 Books Every Gay Boy Should Read

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 18, 2007 | 10:15 AM | comments

I've often thought of how great it would be have a gay version of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in which older gay men would mentor younger gay men as they grew from bois to (ideally) healthy and happy gay/bi men. The...Read More


The Art Of The Possible

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 17, 2007 | 7:40 PM | comments

I have to admit that I really didn't think it was possible, and while I'm still not sure was wrong in the first place, I do have to acknowledge that there's a much better chance now than I'd previously believed:...Read More


In Praise of Julia Carson

Filed by Ellen Andersen | December 17, 2007 | 5:10 PM | comments

U.S. Representative Julia Carson (1938-2007) is widely beloved by the LGBT community in Indiana, but readers from beyond our fair state may not understand why we here at Bilerico are so devastated by her death. I’m writing this post to...Read More


11 Holiday Gifts that Build a Better World

Filed by David Mariner | December 17, 2007 | 9:28 AM | comments

If you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, you're running out of time. If you're looking for some last-minute gift ideas, here are 11 great presents. Of course, the best part of these gifts is that the proceeds benefit worthy...Read More


Marriage in the Nation's Capital?

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 16, 2007 | 8:20 AM | comments

Here is a great article on a new campaign to win marriage rights in Washington, D.C. The residents of D.C. are in a unique position in that the city's mayor and an overwhelming majority of council members support marriage equality,...Read More


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Homotextual: Mike Huckabee

Filed by Ed Team | December 15, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Unless Moses comes down with two stone tablets from Brokeback Mountain to tell us something different, we need to keep that understanding of marriage." --Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee bragging to a group of right-wing extremists that he has the...Read More


The Fight Is On and You Are In It

Filed by Nadine Smith | December 13, 2007 | 6:06 PM | comments

The far right now has the signatures... Another spiteful amendment is heading to the ballot. This time Florida will face a deceptively named and dangerous "Marriage Protection Amendment." They picked a fight in Florida in 2008 for one reason -...Read More


Just in Time for the Holidays: An Anti-Gay Amendment

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 13, 2007 | 4:21 PM | comments

The ridiculously named group Florida4Marriage (a Karl Rovian name if I’ve ever heard one…) has announced that they have gathered the required 611,009 signatures needed to get the so-called “Marriage Protection Amendment” to the Florida Constitution on the November ‘08...Read More


The start of something special?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2007 | 1:20 PM | comments

Just a quick note for those of you following along at home. The radio appearance went well this morning. For the first time since I've been appearing on these types of shows, all of the callers were against the marriage...Read More


Singles cause global warming, Part 2: a bad marriage is good for the environment

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 13, 2007 | 9:21 AM | comments

My last post promised to look closely at a recent study by Jianguo Liu of Michigan State University (MSU), claiming to prove that divorce and singles-people households are bad for the environment. You can read it here. Let's put aside...Read More


I'm up to my old tricks

Filed by Bil Browning | December 12, 2007 | 2:15 PM | comments

"Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless." -- Steve Allen Tomorrow morning I'll be doing a popular local radio call-in show to talk about Indiana's proposed marriage amendment. I'll be appearing on Abdul...Read More


Pope Says Gay Marriage Is 'Obstacle' to World Peace

Filed by Storm Bear | December 12, 2007 | 1:33 PM | comments

Yes folks, The L Word is going to bring the world to its knees.... OK, that was a bad analogy. From the flaming liberals over at Pew Forum: Nuclear arms proliferation, environmental pollution and economic inequality are threats to world...Read More


Mike Huckabee Says Homosexuality a "Public Health Risk"

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 12, 2007 | 11:57 AM | comments

More information is coming out about what Andrew Sullivan calls the "rancid homophobia" of Republican Mike Huckabee. In a 1992 senate race Huckabee when asked about allowing openly gay Americans to serve in the military said: I believe to try...Read More


Hey Mitt, thanks for the warning!!!

Filed by Storm Bear | December 12, 2007 | 11:08 AM | comments

click to enlarge Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone......Read More


Singles Cause Global Warming: Where’s the Revolution?

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 11, 2007 | 6:34 PM | comments

So Al Gore picked up his Nobel Peace Prize. He insisted on taking public transportation from the airport, instead of the traditional motorcade. Hmmm. It’s not every day that the words “public transportation” appear alongside “motorcade.” And it’s not every...Read More


Ron Paul: Ban marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2007 | 7:53 AM | comments

In case you've never witnessed a libertarian mutual j/o session, for your edification here's Ron Paul being interviewed by John Stossel: On the issue of gay marriage, it really doesn't matter what any of the presidential candidates think. They're not...Read More


YGST: Ron Paul supports gay marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

What's this I hear? A Republican breaking ranks? Ron Paul stays close to his Libertarian roots by simply saying that the government shouldn't be in the marriage business to start with....Read More


From his fingers to politicians' ears

Filed by Bil Browning | December 10, 2007 | 9:30 AM | comments

Popular local radio host Abdul Hakim-Shabazz is an Indiana political pundit who tends to lean Republican. While I'm a regular guest on his show (I'll be appearing again later this week to talk about Indiana's marriage amendment), prominent Republican politicians...Read More


My father's logic

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | December 09, 2007 | 12:40 PM | comments

My father fought with logic, that's what he called it: logic. I was the son who was his wife no. The son who was his. No. I couldn't. No. Before logic, maybe even before language I was his. I mean...Read More


Does God Want Mike Huckabee to Be President?

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 08, 2007 | 10:15 AM | comments

Huckabee seems to think so. But, then he also thinks gay marriage will destroy civilization....Read More


Marriage equality, marriage reality

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 07, 2007 | 2:15 PM | comments

Recently, I went to an event to celebrate Marriage Equality in Massachusetts. We are the only state in the nation that allows everyone equal marriage rights. It was a proud, and powerful event. I am married, legally three years, emotionally,...Read More


Mike Huckabee Thinks You're a Threat to Civilization

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 06, 2007 | 11:45 AM | comments

Surging Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said that he believes gay marriage is a threat to civilization. Yep, he believes that two men or two women who want to live together, build a life together in sickness and in health,...Read More


Gay Mormon Women: How Oppressed Can You Get?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 05, 2007 | 1:21 PM | comments

This is part two in this week's series about gay Mormons. During the Warren Jeffs trial, I couldn't help but reflect upon the position of women within the Mormon Church. Although the LDS Church has tried to distance itself from...Read More


You never know when a wedge issue will come in handy

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2007 | 7:41 PM | comments

The Indiana proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions will be back again this session. Keep in mind this state senator, Mr. Family Values himself, allegedly forced his wife to have an abortion before filing for divorce...Read More


Gay Mormons: Not an Oxymoron

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 04, 2007 | 11:40 AM | comments

A couple of weeks ago, Alex and I started a conversation about Mormonism and the LDS Church’s position on homosexuality. A lot of that discussion revolved around what the Church has to say about gays. But what do gay Mormons...Read More


When She Earns More Money Than Me

Filed by Nina Smith | December 03, 2007 | 7:10 PM | comments

“Perfect love cannot be without equality.” - Scottish Proverb Awhile back, a well-known personal finance blogger posed a question (primarily to straight men) as a way to learn if they are / would be bothered by their wives earning more...Read More


AIDS: Where is Our Rage?

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 02, 2007 | 8:52 AM | comments

The speech below was given yesterday, World AIDS Day, by Charles King, executive director of Housing Works. King is one of the most important AIDS activists today and continues the work that unfortunately so many LGBT activists have abandoned. My...Read More