Marriage Equality: September 2008

A failed economy hurts us more

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

In the face of a financial Armageddon, the economy has become the center of the campaign, where it should have been all along. But the moment all Americans have been waiting for - the McCain-Obama debate - was a yawn....Read More


Just the average binational gay couple

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm taking this week off from TBP so don't expect to see me around here at all. I'm taking a trip to Ireland today and will be back in the US Friday, and back somewhere on Monday. I thought I'd...Read More


Curt Smith: Theocracy needed STAT!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Oh, Indiana wingnuts. Will you ever stop providing so many examples of exactly why your mix of religious extremism and political power are so dangerous? This morning's e-mail brought a fundraising pitch by the Indiana Family Institute's Curt Smith. He's...Read More


I Can See Manchuria

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My head feels like the terrorists have won. Last Friday, we went to a friend's house for dinner and the debate. My galpal was quickly driven out of the TV room by McCain's smarmy opening gambit about Ted Kennedy's hospitalization....Read More


Phoning for Florida

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The pollsters say "It's too close to call"... So we need you calling with us! Join the Phoning for Florida effort from anywhere in the country and help us defeat Amendment 2. If you have a telephone and an internet...Read More


Daisy Girl 2008

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Californians Against Hate released their first commercial opposing the California marriage amendment yesterday. Campaign manager Fred Karger told Bilerico Project, "We want to remind people exactly who is giving vast sums of money to try...Read More


Fallout from the ENDA debacle?

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I volunteered for "Equality Now, the No on 8 Campaign" yesterday, as I've been doing on recent weekends, and I met an amazing 17-year-old FtM. I'll call him "M," as I didn't ask him if I could write about him....Read More


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Google announces opposition to Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | September 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...while there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Tobi Hill-Meyer

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 28, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Miami Mayor Manny Diaz named Honorary Statewide Co-Chair of Say No 2 Campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, has been named "Honorary Statewide Co-Chair" of Florida Red & Blue's SayNo2 campaign, which opposes Amendment 2, the deceptive and dangerous Florida "Marriage Protection" Amendment. He joins...Read More


Why Aren't They Talking About Us?

Filed by Eric Marcus | September 28, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Remember the good old days when we were at the heart of presidential campaigns? Back in 1992, there was President George Bush (The First) declaring on national television that gays are not "normal" people. Vice President Dan Quayle explained on...Read More


Why I DO Care about John McCain's Gay Chief of Staff

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 27, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Bolthouse Farm madness

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 26, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Back in March, William Bolthouse, the former owner of Bolthouse Farms juice company, donated $100,000 to support Proposition 8 in California. The donation became public in June, at which time I also found that William Bolthouse and his wife were...Read More


Bigots and Slime in Arkansas

Filed by Bo Shuff | September 26, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

This out of the state considering a ban on adoption by unmarried persons: Federal agents and Arkansas state police had raided the headquarters of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries in tiny Fouke on Saturday and removed six girls ages 10 to...Read More


The meltdown of the McCain campaign

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 25, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

So did you hear the tale of McCain's $5000 makeup job and Sarah Palin's alleged boot-knocking? The GOP slime machine comes back to haunt them; they should know, given the number of sleazebags in their party that they will end...Read More


Perez Hilton gets Political

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 25, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Celebrity Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton, better known for dishing the dirt on Hollywood starlets, is using his popular website to get political. In a post yesterday on the hugely popular PerezHilton.com, Perez (who is a native Floridian) urged his readers...Read More


Mormons excommunicate, evangelicals fast: Religious extremists keep flocks in line

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 25, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

In order to win this ballot initiative, Religious Righters are making sure they keep their votes parishioners disciplined. They have to know the gravity of this situation to their churches' leaders, so around a hundred evangelical pastors are calling for...Read More


Domestic Partner Benefits for Federal Employees

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 24, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Senator Joseph Lieberman, chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, presided over hearings today on S. 2521, the bill that would provide domestic partners -- same-sex only -- with the benefits now extended to spouses of...Read More


Missing yard signs in California

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Not that this sort of thing makes much of a difference, but the Yes campaign for Prop 8 in California didn't get the million yard signs they ordered: This past weekend the Yes on 8 campaign had talked up passing...Read More


Florida Voter Suppression Makes a Dangerous Comeback

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 23, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are dark clouds on the horizon of the battleground state of Florida. New laws and tales of voter suppression efforts already have many voters nervous and confused. Florida, which was recently named "the most hostile state in the nation...Read More


Fundie surrogate touring for Obama campaign

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

David Brody's reporting that Doug Kmiec, a possibly insane fundamentalist and homophobe, and former adviser to Romney, Reagan, and Bush Sr., will be campaigning with the Obama campaign next week: An official with Barack Obama's campaign tells The Brody File...Read More


Find Your Center at the DC Center

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have lived in Washington, DC for nearly nine years and for much of that time I have been involved with the LGBT community initially as a pro-mo (professional homosexual) and lately on a volunteer level. In that time I...Read More


No on Prop 8 Ad Hits California Airwaves

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 22, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Updated after the jump The campaign ad was such a closely guarded secret, not even the No on Prop 8 executive committee knew when the first ad was going up on the expensive California airwaves. The idea was to get...Read More


IN THE LIFE October Season Premiere

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 22, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The 17th Season Premiere episode of IN THE LIFE, "Civil Rites & Civil Rights", takes an in-depth look at the journey to marriage equality in America's most populous state, and the real possibility that this...Read More


Black Voters Not to Blame if Proposition 8 Passes

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A troubling New York Times article on Proposition 8, the proposed California anti-marriage constitutional amendment, asserts that some marriage supporters are concerned that strong support for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy among Black voters may spell trouble for efforts to...Read More


Patrick Sammon: Gays should vote for McCain

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Patrick Sammon has an article up in the Washington Blade about why John McCain is good for LGBT people. I kid you not - even though he lied to The Advocate and said that LCR is focused first on LGBT...Read More


Why We are Supporting Ashwin Madia for Congress

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 22, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

A number of you have asked for more information about Ashwin Madia, the Democratic congressional candidate from Minnesota, and where he stands on LGBT issues. Bil Browning, Lane Hudson and I are proud to serve on the host committee for...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Brynn Craffey

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Schroer v. Billington: What Does It Mean For Transgender Employees?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 21, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

There was a wonderful post by Nan Hunter earlier on this court opinion from the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. I'd like to raise the question of what this opinion means for transgender employees. The...Read More


Ellen will be the new face of CoverGirl

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres confirmed on her daytime talk show that she will be the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics starting in January: You know how I always like to share what's going on in my life with you all, and I...Read More


A Pro-Equality US Senator from Wyoming?

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | September 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actually, it is very possible. Wyoming, "the Equality State," has a long tradition of individual freedom from government intrusion. And there is a candidate for US Senator there who is totally pro equality (supports all of our goals, including marriage)....Read More


Blue Days Roundup

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 20, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's been a rough week. Government bailouts, corporate bankruptcies . . . it's depressing! Here are some posts that will help you take your mind off of all the bad financial news. Monday Not Gay Enough, Too Queer, or Uncatagorizable?...Read More


Prop. 8 Opponents Worried about the Economy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Updated The nation's economic crisis is causing grave concern among LGBT activists fighting Prop 8, the initiative on the California ballot this November that would overturn the right of same sex couples to marry. "With the economy in so much...Read More


New Sex and the City Books to Come Out in 2010

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Teenage fans of "Sex and the City" will have something to look forward to in the fall of 2010. Harper Collins announced this week that it signed a 2-book deal with author Candace Bushnell to write about Carrie Bradshaw's high...Read More


Join Bilerico Contributors and Send Ashwin Madia to Congress

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 19, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

There has been much discussion here on Bilerico about the importance of the November elections to the LGBT community and the country at large. Much of that discussion has focused on the presidential race because the differences between Barack Obama...Read More


Fundie Peter LaBarbera reads The Bilerico Project!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 19, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

It seems right-wing Fundie Peter LaBarera, the President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, loves to read the Bilerico Project! The Peter put up a rather twisted article called "Sarah Palin, 'Daddy's Roommate' and the Left's Hypocrisy on 'Book Burning'"...Read More


New Field Poll and fundraising numbers for California same-sex marriage ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 19, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's a new Field poll of likely voters on California Prop 8 out. Here it is along with two older polls, one other Field Poll and one from the Public Policy Institute of California: Date:9/18 (FP)8/27 (PPIC)7/18 (FP) For:384042 Against:555451...Read More


Heroic Goals, Gay Marriage, and the Mormon Church - Why You Should Worry

Filed by Bobby Parker | September 19, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday http://www.bilerico.com/2008/09/funding_and_religion_in_the_arizona_same.php" target="_blank">Alex and Serena both wrote about the tremendous amount of money that the Mormon Church is directing towards the gay marriage bans in California and Arizona. But this story is about more that just money. It's about a...Read More


We shall overcome... having our marriage thought of as a state contract

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is really, really silly. I hope that this won't catch on elsewhere just because it would make me lose faith in humanity (via PZ Meyers): In May, after the California State Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal, the courts...Read More


Mormon Church Pumping Money into California Marriage Initiative

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 18, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The LA Times has been following the money trail in California to find out who supports the ballot initiative to ban same sex marriage and who supports marriage equality. And it's no surprise that the money trail is pretty much...Read More


Funding and religion in the Arizona same-sex marriage ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the backers of Proposition 102, the state's ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage, have raised $3.34 million so far. The queers have raised $80,000. So Arizona Together has turned to some, um, more creative...Read More


Get Your Religion Out of Our Politics!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 18, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Members of SupportMarriage.org, an organization working to pass the dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, are traveling the state to urge church leaders to tell their flocks to vote yes. Rev. Clayton Cloer, pastor of Orlando's First Baptist Church of Central...Read More


Media picks up the slack on Sarah Palin's LGBT record

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

When we first heard that Sarah Palin was named to be McCain's running mate, I put together what we knew about her record on LGBT issues, and it wasn't good. She did two things: She supported for Alaska's amendment to...Read More


CA's Prop 8 is Not About Gays or Marriage?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 17, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: California gay rights and AIDS activist and frequent guest blogger Michael Petrelis updates us on campaign rhetoric from the fight against Proposition 8. (Current image being used on the pro-gay-marriage forces' site, to the right. Other signage from...Read More


Whose responsibility is it?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 17, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Bumped back up to the top for more discussion It seems like a good time to do another installment of Stuff Bil Doesn't Know Enough About™. This week's question is in direct reference to two other blog posts inspired by...Read More


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Thanks, but no thanks

Filed by Bil Browning | September 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Another gem hit the tip line this morning. From: Christa Email: mthighwed@thegrid.net Message: I am want to offer an elopement pakcage with room, ceremony & license hopefully through Novemeber. I am a marriage celebrante who can issue then CA Confidenttail...Read More


Lynn Cheney endorses same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 17, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Lynne Cheney says something positive about same-sex marriage here, all but endorsing it. I'm still wondering why she didn't throw a hissy fit like she did when Kerry mentioned that her daughter was a lesbian....Read More


Jerry Falwell with Lipstick

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 16, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Alaskan Baptist preacher Howard Bess, who has locked horns with Sarah Palin right in the Wasilla community, calls her "Jerry Falwell with a pretty face." I'll add in the now-famous lipstick. Palin is so far to the right of some...Read More


Log Cabin Republicans' mixed priorities

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Patrick Sammon, president of the Log Cabins, did an interview with The Advocate about his organization's endorsement of McCain and Palin. Here's his view of who comes first for the LCR, gays or Republicans: The Advocate: Where do gay rights...Read More


McCain heavily involved in Ultra-Conservative GOP Platform

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 16, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Remember when the McCain campaign said it was taking a "hands off approach" to writing of the GOP platform? Turns out they weren't telling the truth. Again. The Minnesota Independent is reporting that the McCain camp directly tapped right-wing fundie...Read More


Dayton Beach News-Journal says SAY NO 2

Filed by Anthony Niedwiecki | September 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Add another voice to the chorus against the dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2. The Daytona Beach News-Journal calls the so-call "Marriage Protection" Amendment out for what it truly is: a "cynical ruse to draw ultra-right voters to the polls." It...Read More


Breaking Out: A Gay Mormon Comes Out After All This Time

Filed by Bobby Parker | September 16, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

On 02/06/06 I found The Ultimate Brokeback Forum. The remarkable journey I have been on since is probably the reason I have been invited to write for TBP. We call ourselves "Brokies," and coined the name "Brokeaholic" to describe our...Read More


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Saving the Dream from Anti-LGBT Amendments

Filed by Ed Team | September 16, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have to understand that in America we are in a sinking boat and the only way to save it is to save the people- and the only way to save the people is to value all its citizens. When...Read More


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Lindsay Lohan takes on Sarah Palin

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 15, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lindsay Lohan, the Hollywood starlet who has plenty of experience with media scrutiny and getting run through the gutter of tabloid covers and gossip rags, recently posted a scathing and surprisingly lucid opposition to the Alaska governor on her Myspace...Read More


Don't Fall Short of the Dream

Filed by Bishop Mahee | September 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

In November, ballot amendments in Florida and California will place human rights and human dignity on the auction block of the voting ballot. The citizens of those States will be posed a question- is the value of your neighbor inherently...Read More


I'll Vote for the Local Candidate -- And That's the Gay Candidate, Too!

Filed by Dustin Kight | September 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Tuesday, September 16 is primary day here in Massachusetts -- for state offices, at least. In a heavily Democratic state like MA, primary day is basically election day. The same was true when I lived in Washington, DC. Once Fenty...Read More


McCain Afraid

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 15, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

There may have been a time when John McCain could have been considered a "maverick," but that time has clearly come and gone. McCain has hired Karl Rove's henchmen to run what even the traditional media is calling one of...Read More


Elections 2008 Conference Calls

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | September 15, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

eQualityGiving is organizing a series of conference calls with equality leaders to cover our top giving priorities for the 2008 elections. The series of five calls (maybe six) cover three main priorities: The Presidency Constitutional amendments in California, Florida, and...Read More


Larry Craig and my own Fridge to Nowhere

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 14, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Well I see that attorneys for my sentimental but apparently unsuccessful choice for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination, Idaho Senator Larry Craig, has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in another try to withdraw his guilty plea concerning misdemeanor toe-tapping...Read More


Get Your Roundup On

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 13, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are so many firsts in a gal's life . . . first kiss, first prom, first pair of Manolos . . . This week Sarah Palin had her first solo media interview. And just like that first kiss, it...Read More


Why were the Log Cabin Republicans so hasty in their endorsement?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 13, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Jordan Peters is a 20 year old sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in International Studies and Russian language. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio with her parents. The 2008 election marks her first opportunity to cast...Read More


Real Family Values

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 13, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I've made my frustration with the fundie organizations using the words "family values" pretty clear here on Bilerico. I always say that if anyone knows about what "family" means, it's the LGBT community. We know these values extend far beyond...Read More


A gathering with soul

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project contributor Paige Schlit asked me to pass this information on to our Bilerico-Indiana readers and ask you to forward the information on to your friends. Consider yourselves asked. On Tuesday, September 16th, from 7 -10pm, straight men and...Read More


Did Rupert Murdoch Buy The St. Pete Times?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Mark Madrak is a self-proclaimed late bloomer. He was born in Philadelphia and came out at the age of 41, quickly becoming active in gay rights. He appeared on a regional Comcast news show: "It's Your Call with...Read More


Tony Perkins Rallies Churches for Florida's Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The backers of Amendment 2 continue to try and rally churches to pass the deceptive and discriminatory "Marriage Protection" Amendment in Florida. Now Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, is weighing in from Washington. In their latest video, Perkins...Read More


Log Cabin Republicans lash out

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Log Cabins simply hate being labeled as traitors to the LGBT community, and perhaps their complaints would be more credible if it weren't for statements like this (full release after the jump): Gay Democrats have confused Democrat party rhetoric with...Read More


Tony Perkins Rallies Churches for Florida's Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The backers of Amendment 2 continue to try and rally churches to pass the deceptive and discriminatory "Marriage Protection" Amendment in Florida. Now Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, is weighing in from Washington. In their latest video, Perkins...Read More


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Episcopalian bishops support same-sex marriage

Filed by Ed Team | September 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As Episcopal Bishops of California, we are moved to urge voters to vote "No" on Proposition 8. [F]aithful gays and lesbians have entered into marriage as the principal way in which they show their love, devotion and life-long commitment to...Read More


City of Miami passes resolution against Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The City of Miami has just passed a resolution opposing Amendment 2, which it rightly calls: a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnership benefits... Readers may recall that Miami-Dade County recently passed a domestic partnership registry,...Read More


California Family Council's leader gets rich off his organization

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 11, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Looks like some California homophobes have been caught with their hands in the piggy bank: Since 2003, the public has given the Riverside, Calif.-based California Family Council (CFC) nearly $3 million to support charitable work that the organizations says "protects...Read More


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Michael Kimmel: Is there a Gay "Guyland"?

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 11, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and scholar in the study of masculinity, recently released his new book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. In his latest work, Kimmel investigates "Guyland," a new development stage in young men's lives that...Read More


Palm Beach Community College to offer domestic partner benefits

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 11, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

After more than a year of delays, the Board of Trustees of Palm Beach Community College finally voted to offer domestic partner health insurance to college employees by a vote of 3 to 2. Trustees William Berger, Wendy Link and...Read More


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The CPA supports same-sex marriage

Filed by Ed Team | September 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The November ballot in California will include Proposition 8, a ballot measure that, if passed, would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. The measure would, in effect, overturn the recent Supreme Court decision that was supported by the...Read More


Florida Adoption Ban Declared Unconstitutional

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 10, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Florida Circuit Court Judge David J. Audlin, Jr.has granted the petition of a gay man to adopt the child who was placed in his home as a foster child in 2001 and whose legal guardians the man and his partner...Read More


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Orson Scott Card: From the inbox

Filed by Bil Browning | September 10, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Got an interesting e-mail this morning via the Bilerico tip line. I'd like to know what other Projectors think about this. My opinion after the jump. From: Stuart [last name redacted for privacy] Message: The homophobic Science Fiction author Orson...Read More


Anti-feminist crocodile tears

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

While a Townhall column that opens by telling women who is a feminist icon and who's not (spoiler: Hillary Clinton didn't make the cut), this Kevin McCullough column crosses the line from "typical Republican garbage" to "creepy old guy who...Read More


Broward County School Board Votes to Oppose Amendment 2

Filed by Anthony Niedwiecki | September 10, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Broward School Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to oppose Florida's Amendment 2, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to not only ban same-sex marriage, but also roll back domestic partnerships and benefits. The board said they were concerned that...Read More


Some of My Best Friends Are Gay...

Filed by Bo Shuff | September 09, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

There has been a lot of talk post RNC about senior advisors of the McCain campaign speaking before the Log Cabin Republicans. Deb Price, who I love, jumped on the bandwagon with a story about it yesterday. In what appears...Read More


Marriage amendment funding

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 09, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Funding for and against Proposition 8 in California, the amendment to ban same-sex marriage (9/5 numbers, in millions of dollars): ForAgainst Total California $8.8$5.3$14.1 Out-of-state $4.0$5.0$9.0 Total $12.0 $10.2$22.2 In Arizona, amendment supporters have raised around $3 million. I can't...Read More


America: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 09, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Part One: Yours, Mine... One of the things I hoped for when Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, was that she would introduce people to the America that she came from, and that was the setting of her story....Read More


Hillary, Sarah, and Feminism?

Filed by Bruce Parker | September 08, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

In the first class of the advanced seminar in Feminist Theories that I am taking this term, the Professor asked students in the course to introduce themselves by offering their definition of feminism. I was amazed as the eleven people...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Jason Tseng

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 07, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


California Dreamin'

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 07, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association is holding its annual Lavender Law conference in San Francisco this weekend. I took some time off from conference sessions to do some sightseeing today. Dale Chihuly at the deYoung Museum. A walk...Read More


The Non-Sarah Palin Roundup

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 06, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Holy teen pregnancy, Batman! The biggest story of the week has been about Sarah Palin's pregnant teenage daughter. Never mind the fact that Hurricane Gustav was pouring down on New Orleans, and the Republicans were having a convention of some...Read More


Sarasota Considering Domestic Partnership Benefits

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 06, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Sarasota City Commission voted unanimously this week to draft a policy that would extend health care benefits to unmarried domestic partners of city employees, including same-sex couples. City Commissioner Ken Shelin, who first introduced the concept three years ago,...Read More


Anti-same-sex marriage lawsuit in New York dismissed

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 05, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

A judge threw out a lawsuit brought by the Alliance Defense Fund to stop the governor's executive order to recognize marriage performed outside of the state. "The [Paterson's] directive is entirely lawful," Billings wrote. "New York's recognition of same-sex marriages...Read More


Florida's Amendment 2 "Too Close to Call"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

A Mason-Dixon poll taken for The Orlando Sentinel shows that 57 percent of voters support Amendment 2, the dangerous "Marriage Protection" amendment, while 36 percent said they intend to vote against it. Florida's constitution requires a 60 percent majority to...Read More


Log Cabin Republican's McCain/Palin endorsement is about access

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's been a bit of hand-wringing in the LGBT blogosphere about the absolutely tortured logic in the Log Cabin Republicans' endorsement of McCain and Palin. They claim that his opposition to the FMA outweighs everything - including his opposition to...Read More


I'm John McCain and I Approved This Anti-Gay Message

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Despite the spin being put on John McCain's anti-gay record by Log Cabin Republicans, there is ample evidence that McCain is no "maverick" on LGBT equality. As an example check out this ad from 2006 promoting an anti-gay constitutional amendment...Read More


Log Cabin Republicans endorse McCain/Palin

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Well, they did it. Log Cabin Republicans today announced its endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President of the United States . Log Cabin's national board of directors voted 12-2 to endorse the Republican nominees for President and Vice...Read More


Bilerico Visits Focus on the Family

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Two fags and a trannie go to Focus on the Family headquarters... It sounds like the start of a really bad joke, eh? Last Friday though, it became a true story - although we did put the Bilerico style on...Read More


Requiem for Gay Political Power

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 02, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The historic Democratic National Convention is over but one question remains: what the hell happened to the gays? Like so many others around the world, LGBT people watched through excited tears as Barack Obama accepted the presidential nomination at Mile...Read More


On being a gay Republican blogger

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Life must be hell right now for gay Republican bloggers. After all, you're stuck defending a presidential candidate who doesn't thinks gays and lesbians should be able to adopt and a vice presidential pick who thinks even state employee domestic...Read More