Marriage Equality: July 2010

Weekly Reader: NOM, Target, & Lynching Gay Couples

Filed by Bil Browning | July 31, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

NOM's Indianapolis stop on the "Summer of Marriage" tour took center stage on Bilerico Project this week. First we broke the picture of the NOM supporter's sign that said the "solution" to same-sex marriage is to lynch gay couples, but...Read More


GOProud, NOM, Grover Norquist: A conservative family photo

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Grover Norquist is a conservative hit man who has absolutely no values other than helping the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. So it was an interesting move last month to put him on the board...Read More


New Gay Street Beat Podcast (Featuring Me!) Talks About DADT, Music, Target, & More!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was back on the new LGBT podcast "Gay Street Beat" this week for their latest edition and wanted to share it with all of you! Be sure to download it free on iTunes or listen to it on the...Read More


NetRoots Gaytion: Is It Wicked Not To Care?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Leo who is losing his hair. He attended Netroots Nation on a Freedom To Marry scholarship. He blogs at The New Gay. Nothing looks more democratic than Las Vegas from the 36th...Read More


Brian Bond interview

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Brian Bond was interviewed by the Courage Campaign and refuses to repudiate the "Solution to gay marriage"/nooses sign....Read More


NOM Indianapolis: Newbie Report

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | July 29, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm breathless, but in a good way. I attended the protest at the NOM rally in front of the Indiana Statehouse on Monday, and someone took my picture. That picture has found its way on the InterWebs, and it's kind...Read More


My fiance and I have an Iowa marriage license

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It was Monday morning and it was the first day the Johnson County Recorder's office in Iowa City, Iowa was open on our recent trip home. The previous visit home in April 2009, we stopped by the Recorder's office to...Read More


"The Transformative Promise of Queer Politics" in Tikkun

Filed by Yasmin Nair | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in May, I was interviewed by Tikkun magazine's assistant editor Alana Yu-lan Price for a piece on contemporary queer politics. The article, "The Transformative Promise of Queer Politics," is now out on the stands and on the web, and...Read More


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NOM just wants victomhood evidence

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The bus tour is a total sham, plain and simple. NOM's highly-touted bus tour is less about so-called 'traditional marriage' and more about creating an elaborate and cynical stunt. NOM rolled out a summer of nationwide events in order to...Read More


NOM: Love requires expensive lawyers

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

When the National Organization for Marriage's summer bus tour rolled into Indianapolis, I grabbed the chance to chat one-on-one with Maggie Gallagher, NOM's President. After all, I'd already sat down with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Ryan McCann,...Read More


Get equally screwed over

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Here's a story out of Minnesota that makes identity look pitifully ridiculous as a means of politically organizing. As I've written about a few times before, identity can be a useful tool to get people to recognize certain problems, but,...Read More


NOM's new logo

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Based off the "lynch gays" sign we captured at NOM's Indianapolis anti-gay rally, Projector Rob made up a new logo for the hate group. I think you'll like it as much as I do. It seems entirely appropriate....Read More


They Should Just Give You Rings. Marriage is Easy to Understand

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 27, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I just returned from Iowa after visiting family and friends. We flew into Cedar Rapids, Iowa a small river town I called home for 17 years of my childhood. My parents greeted my partner and I as we left the...Read More


The DownRIGHT Crazy

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 27, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt R. Salmon is an ASU Graduate with a Bachelor's in Psychology. He works in clinical research and is the chairman of the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans. Growing up in a political, conservative, religious family instilled...Read More


Showing NOM some Hoosier hospitality

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

When the National Organization for Marriage brought their Summer of Marriage tour bus to Indianapolis to hold an anti-gay marriage rally on the Indiana Statehouse steps, the Hoosier LGBT community decided to greet them with our renowned hospitality. Apparently no...Read More


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Evan Wolfson on NOM lynching sign

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While funneling millions of dollars into political campaigns aimed at stripping away basic protections from gay people and their families, NOM's typical ploy is to conjure up phony claims of harassment and infringement and complain when anyone speaks the truth...Read More


NOM Sign: Lynch Gay Couples to Save Marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage's "One Man, One Woman" bus tour hit Indianapolis today and the LGBT community came out to greet them. Since we're hospitable Hoosiers, of course, our welcome wagon outnumbered the small dog and pony show put...Read More


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Have we squandered our moment in Illinois?

Filed by Phil Reese | July 25, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm here at Netroot Nations in Las Vegas this weekend, learning about strategies and tactics on organizing in the Progressive field. Progressives are still excited, we're still fired up, and we still have the right plans and the right ideas....Read More


Respect Your Elders

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

So many of the conversations here at Netroots Nation have revolved around what we have yet to achieve: marriage equality, ENDA, a DADT repeal... The list goes on. Clearly these are pressing, essential issues. As we move forward, however, it's...Read More


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SameSexSunday 8: Troop survey, gay candidates, Vienna, Argentina, and strategies the LGBT movement can learn from others

Filed by Phil Reese | July 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is a special SameSexSunday from the Democracy For America's Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas, the largest Progressive blogger and online organizer conference in America, and we took advantage of the availability of outstanding leaders and thinkers gathered here...Read More


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Disappointment Over Failure To Endorse Gay-Friendly NY Senate Candidate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not only surprising, it's disappointing. He's one of the insurgents who actually has a good shot." -- Lynn Shulman, a gay community leader from Forest Hills, NY, on the failure of Empire State Pride Agenda to endorse state senate...Read More


What Were They Thinking?!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

What Argentinian moron made this ad to support marriage equality right before the country's legislature decided to allow same-sex marriage? Here in America, we don't like to put actual gay people in our gay ads for gay marriage and...Read More


Same-Sex Seven Sue Big Sky State

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Another reason why Montana matters: Seven committed same-sex couples and the ACLU are suing the State of Montana for 'failing to offer legal protections to same-sex couples and their families in violation of the Montana Constitution's rights of privacy, dignity...Read More


The Conservation of Activist Mass...

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Few things are certain when it comes to gay activism: polls can be misleading, the right can be shrewd and what seems like a sure thing can crumble without a moment's notice. For example, remember when Proposition 8 seemed like...Read More


In Defense of Same Sex Marriage

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dr. Carlos T Mock is a native Puerto Rican who resides in Chicago, IL and Three Oaks, MI. He has published four books and is the GLBT Editor for Floricanto Press in Berkley, CA. Since Same-sex...Read More


More NOM propaganda

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Davina posted yesterday on that weird NOM video in which a woman accuses LGBT activists of standing in front of her. I'm a bit more skeptical about that video than she was, but we both agree that, either way, it's...Read More


The Taliban on women!

Filed by Sean Martin | July 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Just so we all understand who's weak (like Eve) and who's not (like Adam... I think...)...Read More


NN10: Marriage equality panel minutes

Filed by Nathan Strang | July 22, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Sudbay, sudbay sudbay sudbay.... sudbay sudbay.. sudbay sudbay bink. Bink bink bink. Michael cra...bink sudbay.... Oh! And Joe Sudbay said Bilerico! I thought the idea of a moderator was a to moderate and not to steal the show... Poor Michael...Read More


4 AM In Vegas

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's 4 am in Vegas, where I'm attending the Netroots Nation conference. Starbucks is closed, and I'm dying for a cup of coffee, having crashed last night at 10 (1 am for the Eastern time zone programmed into my Circadian...Read More


When Gays in Straight Marriages Come Out

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Coincidentally, I have run into two individuals within the last week that are grappling with what I went through some years back and which I have discussed frequently on my blog, Michael-in-Norfolk. It is also a topic addressed with somewhat...Read More


Hate Is Hate But Love Is The Answer!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hate is hate no matter whose side it's coming from. In fact, I can not see the love from "our side" from this NOM video as their t-shirts ask. Here is a video that the anti-gay group NOM produced. Here's...Read More


Protest NOM's "Summer of Marriage" At A Town Near You

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | July 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage known as NOM is conducting a "Summer for Marriage" tour starting in July and culminating with a rally in Washington, DC on August 15, 2010. Click here to find out about the counter-protest to NOM's...Read More


Fringe Candidate to Protest "Homosexual Agenda" in South Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 20, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Every so often, a crazy fringe candidate comes along that seems so far down the rabbit hole that you assume they must be joking. From Sue "Chickens for Healthcare" Lowden to Sharron "Make Rape Lemons into Lemonade" Angle, there will...Read More


Cry, Gays, Cry!: "Saving Marriage" on DVD

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 20, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Saving Marriage - a stirring, illuminating, suspenseful, and inspirational documentary by Mike Roth and John Henning - has just been released on DVD, and it's required viewing. (Well, if you were in a class I taught, I'd make you watch...Read More


America's False Promises

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 20, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I often note on my personal blog the vast difference between what the USA claims to stand for - especially in terms of religious freedom - versus the sad reality of what citizens actually experience. Indeed, I wonder at times...Read More


The Best of Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of our most popular sections on the front page is our "Project Highlights" box - a regularly rotating group of links to some of the best blog posts on the site. I mix them up occasionally and changed it...Read More


Netroots Nation: Online Activism Camp

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tomorrow I leave for "Netroots Nation," a yearly conference for progressive activists. This is my maiden voyage at the conference, first organized in 2006 by readers and writers of the highly-influential progressive blog "DailyKos." The question I leave with is...Read More


Same-Sex Marriage Among the Carnivores

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 19, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Argentine Republic's legalization of same-sex marriage July 15 came as a complete surprise to those of us who think of Argentina as the land of machismo meat-eaters - Argentines are the world's biggest carnivores, consuming 70 kilos (154 lbs.)...Read More


Is There Something In The Water?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Is there something in the water in Latin America? Last week Argentina legalized same-sex marriage, but look what happened on Brazilian TV! Two male dancers did a tango together and gave it a little extra somethin'-somethin' at the end....Read More


Downeast... Again

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 18, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It's beautiful. Ok, it's foggy and chilly but right now that feels great. I don't care what my kids say, the minute they start driving down the road to the house? their energy perks up and they start talking about...Read More


Robyn Deane: McDonnell's Transgender Former Brother-in-Law Speaks Out for LGBT Rights

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 18, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

I've met Robyn Deane - we had a nice talk at the Commonwealth Dinner back on May 1, 2010, and she reads this blog - and, candidly, I thinks she's terrific. She also has a unique perspective on Virginia's current...Read More


21st Century Leadership: Queers and Interdependence

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | July 18, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I want an LGBT movement that is visionary, bold and unafraid of difference. I want an LGBT movement that represents the full breadth and depth of our communities without hesitation or compromise. In the words of Audre Lorde, I want...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Homo-Cidal Maniacs & More Bryan Safi Hilarity!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's time for your weekly round-up of giggle-inducing LGBT themed videos! This Sunday Funday's post is filled with a big gay, mega-mix of videos from Bryan Safi, our favorite satirist from InfoMania's That's Gay! First up, Safi takes on the...Read More


Weekly Reader: Hippies, Hockey & HIV

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This week we had two great pieces of news to report: charges again Lt. Dan Choi for chaining himself to the White House fence were dismissed plus Argentina became the first Latin America country to legalize same-sex marriage. What else...Read More


Democrats want to add gays to the immigration bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The gays will be in the upcoming immigration bill, or at least Democrats will give the old college try: Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Rep. Mike Honda of California and others will urge Congress to pass the Uniting American Families...Read More


Georgia GOP Candidate Is Against Gay Adoption, Just Because

Filed by Dana Rudolph | July 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, now seeking the Republican nomination for Governor, told local NBC affiliate 11 Alive that not only does she disapprove of marriage equality or domestic partnerships, she would also consider outlawing adoption by gay...Read More


Felicidades Argentina!! Happy Marriage Equality!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Yesterday Argentina became the first Latin American country to grant same-sex couples the right to marry. This is a huge victory! Now on every continent but Asia, same-sex couples know that their relationships are legal and valued in at least...Read More


There will be no popular vote on marriage equality in DC

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The DC Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, ruled this morning that the marriage equality legislation enacted last year by the DC City Council is not a proper subject for the initiative or referendum process. That means there will be...Read More


Why aren't there more regular LGBT people in the media?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Has anyone else noticed a preponderance of LGBT people selling out the community? I thought closeted LGBT people like Haggard and Craig were bad for our community, but lately it has been "out" LGBT folks that seem to be doing...Read More


Take Action: Protect Marriage Equality in Iowa

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

One Iowa launched a new campaign called "Letters to Mr. Branstad." Terry Branstad is a former Iowa governor who was brought out of political retirement to challenge the current Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver. I have my money on Branstad....Read More


Disturbing New Report for Anti-LGBT Violence in 2009

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has issued their annual report on the number of reported violent crimes against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in 2009. While the findings are disturbing enough, keep in mind that such statistics...Read More


This is what a fierce advocate looks like

Filed by Bil Browning | July 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Argentina is the latest country to consider same-sex marriage rights; the legislature is set to debate the issue today. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner supports the legislation and gave this interview to a Chinese news crew while visiting the country...Read More


Beyond Gay Marriage: the mainstreaming of the Gay Marriage Movement

Filed by R Conrad | July 14, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

KPFA's Lisa Dettmer takes another shot at the prioritization of gay marriage over all other issues in an updated and extended version of her original radio piece Beyond Gay Marriage that I posted last March. So in case you missed...Read More


Study: Women's sexuality fluid later in life

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 13, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

We've known for a while that lesbian women generally come out later than gay men, and now one researcher is saying that the difference isn't due to just the coming out process, but also that some women's sexual orientations change:...Read More


Presbyterians: Gay Clergy OK But No Marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

As a lapsed Presbyterian, I can unequivocally say that the church drove me out with their anti-gay stances. I'll never forget my mother calling me one Sunday after she'd gone to church when I was a teenager. I was 16...Read More


The White House LGBT Communication Gap

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

The issue of a communication gap between the LGBT community and the White House was raised at the LGBT White House briefing two weeks ago with Melody Barnes, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy...Read More


What married same-sex couples owe to hippie communes

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 12, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I'm guessing most married same-sex couples think they have little in common with the hippie communes of the 1960's and 70's. Free-loving hippies challenged the fabric of American society, including the nuclear family, while most married same-sex couples, or at...Read More


The NY Times Ethicist Responds: I Didn't Suggest Self-Outing On The First Date

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I received a reply to my email to "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen of the New York Times. I also wrote a scathing review yesterday of his advice column. It suggested that a transgender man who did not out himself to...Read More


On A Pair Of Victories, Part Two, Or, DOMA Ruled Unconstitutionally Irrational

Filed by Don Davis | July 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

We are back, just a bit late, to wrap up the discussion we began about the pair of rulings issued in Boston by Federal District Judge Joseph Tauro this week that declare the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional....Read More


Homophobic, transphobic professor loses job because he just knows too much

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Catholic professor, Kenneth Howell, at the University of Illinois was fired for an anti-gay and anti-trans email diatribe to students. He's saying that it violates his "academic freedom." He's an adjunct professor, and the university is claiming that he...Read More


Who's afraid of equality?

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | July 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

If you follow LGBT politics closely, you know the polling numbers by heart. Two thirds of Americans believe same-sex couples deserve legal protections in the form of civil unions or marriage. About 75 percent believe gays and lesbians should be...Read More


Same Sex Sunday: DOMA decision, the Today Show, Hawaii Veto, and more

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last week was a roller coaster ride for the LGBT community. We started off with more than disappointing news that Hawaii's Governor Lingle vetoed the civil union law. On Same Sex Sunday we interview Lambda Legal's Jenny Pizer who will...Read More


Another Big Step Forward

Filed by Marc Solomon | July 10, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yesterday's news out of Massachusetts was historic. A federal district court judge ruled that the federal government cannot treat same-sex married couples differently from heterosexual married couples if their state allows both to marry. This means that marriage is marriage,...Read More


Don't Close the "gAyTM"

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 10, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The LGBT community is understandably upset by the lack of movement towards full equality at the federal level. The Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would make it illegal for someone to be fired for being LGBT is still not...Read More


The limits of Tentherism

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The right can be expected to have a hissy fit over the decisions that came out of the federal court in Massachusetts yesterday that rejected parts of DOMA. And, as always, their complaints will be about judicial activism, since a...Read More


Why DOMA? The "What The Heck?" Defense

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

In my last post, I discussed how the concept of equal protection works. I explained that the government, if they're going to treat a group unequally, must have a rational basis for doing that. Congress had come up with four...Read More


Gaga: play away! TODAY show ends same-sex couple discrimination

Filed by Phil Reese | July 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lady Gaga played the TODAY show guilt-free today. Yesterday night--after meeting in the late morning--GLAAD and the TODAY show production team announced new rules to the show's iconic "Modern Wedding" contest. After earlier excluding same-sex couples because organizers erroneously thought...Read More


On A Pair Of Victories, Part One, Or, "I DOMA Think Congress Can Define Spouse Anymore"

Filed by Don Davis | July 09, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I have to work fast over the next two days to get you this story, but it is a good one. We are all aware of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), championed by former Congressman Bob "I'm A...Read More


What The Massachusetts DOMA Decisions Mean

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

As you undoubtedly know by now, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued two opinions last night finding that the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional. Why two different opinions? The first one, Gill v....Read More


We Won! Two big marriage victories today

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Big news on the marriage front today. Marriage equality advocates won two court battles challenging the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. Judge Joseph Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts handed down decisions in...Read More


Marriage won't fix your relationship

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marriage doesn't make relationships more stable, a group of social scientists in the UK found: Parents who are cohabiting when their child is born are three times more likely to split up by the time their child is five than...Read More


Coming Out to Iowa

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm heading home to Iowa with my partner next week. We have two big events drawing us back to our roots, my class reunion and his family reunion. You know, a nice relaxing vacation. I reconnected with many of my...Read More


"Don't Do Anything Stupid."

Filed by Father Tony | July 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

When I got married, I changed my name. I had no idea that the promulgation of this adjustment - simple for straight couples - would be so outrageously difficult for me. In strange Florida, where gay adoption is illegal and...Read More


Why is Lady Gaga playing the discriminatory TODAY Show?

Filed by Phil Reese | July 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hey, we've all been there. We've all had jobs or done work just for the money. Today I'm a proponent of "locally owned, locally grown," "buy local, shop local, eat local." I'm a nearly-vegan vegetarian (I did put mayo-based Cajun...Read More


Fred Karger: Quixotic Hero, Game Changer or Both?

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 06, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It would be an understatement to say that the Republican Party has found itself at a crossroads. The traditionally established bases like Evangelicals and social conservatives are being uprooted by the more fiscally-minded Tea Party, leaving the GOP struggling to...Read More


What Full Equality, Quite Frankly, Will Require: White House

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 06, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The interview at the White House with Melody Barnes last week lasted over an hour. The full transcript would be quite long and quite dense, so I've broken it into a series of more digestible pieces. These are quite revealing,...Read More


Roundtable: Holiday Weekend Version of SameSexSunday!

Filed by Phil Reese | July 05, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

For our second weekly politics round table, we discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Google's gay partner salary bump, future Justice Elena Kagan's Senate hearings, Lt. Dan Choi's curious subpoena and why we weren't part of the President's first speech on...Read More


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ENDA will lead to marriage!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Proponents often argue that ENDA and similar laws at the state and local levels are focused exclusively on workplace issues, but a large body of evidence suggests that such legislation would also be viewed as, and in many cases expressly...Read More


Poisonous Parenting: The Pride Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 03, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Every time I write one of these posts, I think -- or, rather, I hope -- it will be the last one. Maybe that’s because I harbor two apparently unrealistic hopes: (1) that no more children will be hurt, abused,...Read More


Locked Up & Out! New Report Tackles LGBT Youth in the Louisiana Juvenile Justice System

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 02, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Wesley Ware has been advocating for the rights of incarcerated youth and the creation of community-based alternatives to incarceration since he came to the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) in 2007. He also serves on the Advisory...Read More


Tony Perkins testifies against Elena Kagan

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Family Research Council's head homobigot, Tony Perkins, testified against Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court yesterday. Of course, he railed about same-sex marriage and Kagan's stance on repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. Perkins full testimony as prepared for...Read More


Rick Scott's Anti-Gay "Liberal" Attack Runs Aground

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 01, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Politics makes strange bedfellows. It makes even stranger attack ads, especially when we gays are brought into the mix. If you need any proof, look no further than Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, a Tea Party backed Republican who's currently...Read More


Massachusetts: What's Next?

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 01, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I know I haven't written in a while- I had to wait until I had something good to say. Something positive. Hopeful. No negative Nancy comments. I had the distinct pleasure of sitting in a conference room for the last...Read More


Are we not patriots, too?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This weekend we celebrate July 4th with rounds of festivities marking our nation's 234 years of independence. But this country's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism continues to come at the expense of basic freedoms and protections denied...Read More


Elena Kagan questioned on same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

Elena Kagan was asked about marriage at the Senate hearings....Read More