Marriage Equality: February 2012

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The Trans Mafia Revisited: Hospitality & Messaging

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

My old Trans Mafia post has become hot reading material as of late. Since it is looking to become a thing in future conversations on this issue I figure I should follow-up on the first post.Read More


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Making Sense of Sex - A Fabulous Collaboration

Filed by Ricci Levy | February 29, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Woodhull is pleased and excited to announce the launch of "MAKING SENSE OF SEX" - a series of interviews with experts in the sex industry, including performers, educators and activists. Read More


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One Million Moms Boycott Toys 'R' Us Over Archie Comic

Filed by James Holmes | February 29, 2012 | 12:43 PM | comments

"We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I've said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It's an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We're sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com...Read More


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The Leap Year Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 29, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's that magical day when unicorns and leprechauns come out to play with good children everywhere in their bedrooms at midnight. Of course, this scares the shit out of kids, so that's why it only happens every four years.Read More


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Why 'Best Of' Contests Matter to a Local Blog

Filed by Sue Kerr | February 28, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Who doesn't like to win? Be honest! Be it a door prize or an award, it feels great to be "that person" ...and I dare you to deny that with a lot of sputtering about serving the community, the greater good, not being worthy, etc.Read More


The Marriage Equality Whirlwind Primer

Filed by Leslie Robinson | February 28, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

In the first two months of this year, same-sex marriage news has been as plentiful as wedding guests around an open bar. I need to pause. Catch my breath. Total up the wins and losses of January and February. Analyze. Theorize. Chortle.Read More


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NH Sen Jeanne Shaheen Says 'I Do Too'

Filed by Bil Browning | February 28, 2012 | 9:11 AM | comments

"I'm proud to join Freedom to Marry's 'Democrats: Say, I Do' campaign. Along with the more than 20,000 Americans who have already signed the online petition, I call on the Democratic Platform Committee to affirm the freedom to marry in...Read More


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Angelina Jolie's Leg Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 27, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last night's Oscars takeaway was Angelina Jolie's leg. Now her leg has its own Twitter account and people are photoshopping her leg into other iconic photos. Here's what Angelina Jolie's leg knew before the show and what you need to know today.Read More


Family Values: Blogging My Marriage Continued

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | February 26, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

I've enjoyed seeing how much the wedding means to our families, how much joy our love and commitment brings to them, how much I look forward to them meeting each other and becoming one family surrounding and supporting us.Read More


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Anita Bryant's Ex-Hubby Dies Full of Hatred, Bigotry & Blaming Gays

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bob Green, was a onetime radio DJ who married pop Miss Oklahoma and orange juice spokesman Anita Bryant, managed her career and then followed her into anti-gay activism - which ultimately destroyed their careers and marriage.Read More


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Jonathan Capehart Gets 'The Last Word'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 25, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Openly gay Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart was all over the news Thursday after his morning sparring with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on "Morning Joe." MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell gives Capehart the "Last Word."Read More


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The Jesus F--king Christ Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jesus Fucking Christ! Some people describe sex as a spiritual experience, but this is taking things a little too far.Read More


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Dolly Parton, the Illuminati, & Hoosier Expatriates [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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Gay GOP Prez Candidate Karger Courts Moderates in Michigan

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 24, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

In a state with an open primary - where Democrats can cross-over and vote Republican - Fred Karger is doing something different: he's asking Democrats and moderate Republican voters to "send the Republicans a message" and vote for him in the GOP primary.Read More


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Accidentally Sitting By Gay Couples Changed MD Republican's Vote

Filed by Drew Cordes | February 24, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

As Abraham Lincoln said: "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" Read More


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Santorum Nail Polish Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today's roundup is brought to you by Santorum Nail Polish. You'll shit yourself when you see it. It only comes in brown.Read More


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Maryland State Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 24, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

he Maryland State Senate finally voted 25-22 and "received a constitutional vote." The bill now heads to Gov. O'Malley, who has promised to sign it, after which it may well face a referendum.Read More


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Governors Cuomo And Christie Basically The Same Person

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 23, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Governors Cuomo and Christie both oppose progressive social policies and support anti-gay politicians. So does it really matter that one supports marriage equality and the other doesn't?Read More


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An Open Letter to Indiana from a Hoosier Expatriate

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've always been proud of my Hoosier heritage. I didn't want to give up on you, Indiana. I wanted to help guide you away from being the middle finger of the south jutting up into the north.Read More


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Is Refusing Service a Proactive Way To Change Minds?

Filed by James Holmes | February 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I have struggled with how I should feel about this news clip out of New Mexico of a stylist denying the Republican governor service over her stance on marriage quality. Did he miss out on a greater opportunity? Read More


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Logo's New Programming Raises Questions

Filed by Viktor Kerney | February 23, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Some of the things I noticed in their new lineup: There is only one scripted show, there are no LGBT leads in any of these programs, there are more reality shows, and A-List is not listed (Thank Goodness). Read More


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I'm Getting Married in May

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | February 23, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

We chose a sprawling 19th century resort hotel nestled in the foothills of the Catskills, because we wanted to show off our beautiful state where there are gorgeous mountains and lakes and rivers, and gay people can get married. Read More


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Exclamation Point Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today's round of news you need to know is brought to you by a very demanding road sign.Read More


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Indiana Moves Forward on Banning Gay License Plate

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Welcome to the flyover states, boys and girls; while the rest of the nation celebrates victory we deal with folks who will scorch earth if it means keeping those uppity queers from getting any table scraps!Read More


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DOMA Is Unconstitutional (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2012 | 6:15 PM | comments

With so many steps marching forward toward full marriage equality and federal courts finding laws preventing it unconstitutional, how much longer do you think it will be before gay and lesbian couples can get married nationwide?Read More


What Happened to ENDA?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The issue of marriage rights for same sex couples has dominated our national conversation since Karl Rove used antigay initiatives to drive evangelicals to the ballot box. The reality is that the top priority for many LGBT Americans is finding and securing a job.Read More


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Plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami Talk About Prop 8 Ruling

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Standing at the podium at the back of the cavernous 19th century Cathedral of St. Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles for the news conference on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, Paul Katami choked up.Read More


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Here Come the Brides: New Book on Marriage Equality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 22, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just in time for the upcoming weddings in Washington and hopefully Maryland, editors Audrey Bilger and Michelle Kort have compiled an excellent new book on lesbians and marriage entitled - Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Read More


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Whitney Houston's Death as a 12-Step Meeting

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 21, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

There's a saying in 12 Step meetings: "There, but for the Grace of God, go I." It never occurred to me to think about that when I read stories about Whitney Houston - until I heard Kevin Costner speak at her funeral.Read More


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Tuesday Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday was President's Day but the news didn't take the day off (and I'm pretty sure the President didn't either!). What do you need to know this morning? Here it is.Read More


Why Do Rightwing Christians Lie to Win?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 9:20 AM | comments

The Minnesota for Marriage coalition will do anything to pass a marriage amendment - including lie their chastity belts off. Watch as they claim that children raised by "married parents" do better in life. What they neglect to tell...Read More


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Are Kids Coming Out Too Early?

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | February 18, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Different people have different trajectories for becoming aware of their sexual orientation and their gender identity. Denying the experience of someone like me does not positively contribute to the fabric of our community, even if we may represent a slightly uncomfortable reality.Read More


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Maryland Marriage Equality Bill Moves Forward

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 18, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Maryland House passed a marriage equality bill that the governor of Maryland has promised to sign - if it reaches his desk. Now the bill goes to the Senate.Read More


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History Will Remember

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2012 | 11:40 AM | comments

"This is a vote history will want to know, at the end of the day, what side you were on, whether it's women's suffrage or ending segregation laws, history will remember those who had the moral courage to do what...Read More


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NJ Governor Christie Vetoes Marriage Bill

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

As expected, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a veto of the just-passed marriage bill.Read More


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Log Cabin, PETA, & What They Don't Tell You [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2012 | 4:15 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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Undoing Griswold: Rick Santorum's America

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 17, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember, when considering the attitudes held by Rick Santorum and his ilk, as ridiculous and laughable as they may seem to you, that they are being seriously discussed and considered, and that you are the target.Read More


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Referendum Filed in WA & GOP Pro-Marriage Lawmaker Video

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 17, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, the day after Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation legalizing marriage rights for same sex couples in that state, opponents of marriage equality filed a referendum challenging the new law. Read More


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Constitutional Logic 101

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

David Mixner shared this graphic from his niece on Facebook and the logic behind it is infallible. This should become one of our most regularly used arguments.Read More


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New Jersey Legislature Passes Marriage Equality, LGBT Orgs React

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today, the New Jersey Assembly passed the state marriage equality bill. Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the bill, but nationwide LGBT organizations think they can find the additional votes the need to pass the bill by 2014.Read More


Mitt's Bailout Wreck in Michigan

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 16, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

In this morning's Progressive Breakfast, I referred to Mitt Romney's Michigan TV spot as "Romney's Auto Bailout Spin-Out." Well, as it happens, things are worse than I thought. Read More


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GetEqual Hosts New York Event

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Featuring an extended trailer of an acclaimed new film recounting the rise of LGBT direct action, and a discussion by two of the film's well-known subjects, this NYC event is one not to miss. Read More


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Today in Marriage Equality: 3 State Roundup

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

There's lots of news about marriage equality legislation this morning. Here's what you need to know.Read More


There's Just Too Much to Mock for One Video

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 9:28 AM | comments

I was originally going to point out that - like any bad series - the Purity Bear has returned, but apparently changed gender and race. He's not voiced by a white guy this time; now he sounds like a...Read More


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Melissa Harris-Perry on Obama's Evolution

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 9:17 AM | comments

"Am I gonna vote for him? Yeah, I'm gonna vote for the president. But am I irritated by him talking about an 'evolving' position on marriage when he's the child of an interracial couple? That's nuts. You know, like, stop....Read More


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Who Will Be the Next Leader of HRC?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2012 | 6:15 PM | comments

The Advocate recently put out a list of folks they think "might succeed Joe Solmonese" as the head of the Human Rights Campaign, but let's take a deeper look at who insiders are actually speculating will end up with the job.Read More


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Tell Log Cabin: No Anti-LGBT Candidates!

Filed by Jerame Davis | February 15, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

No candidate should get the support of any LGBT organization if they have pledged to deny equality to our community. Some gay conservatives seem to think otherwise and they need to hear from us loud and clear: no anti-LGBT candidates allowed!Read More


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Pelosi Endorses Marriage Equality Plank for Dem Party

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Freedom to Marry launched an ingenious campaign Monday to prod the Democratic Party into including a plank in the party platform that endorses marriage equality. The push got a large endorsement today from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when she announced her support for the initiative. Read More


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Matt Taibi Savages HRC for Goldman Sachs Honors

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"This is an extremely unfortunate error by the HRC, which in making [Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd] Blankfein a spokesman for this important political campaign has allowed one of the most relentless enemies of the poor and the disadvantaged to use...Read More


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Google's Valentine's Day Doodle Goes Gay

Filed by James Holmes | February 14, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Google Doodle of the day is a video showing a boy's attempts to woo the girl of his dreams and ends with images of other couples include gays and lesbians - but is it a good thing? Read More


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Happy Valentine's Day! Get Engaged for Marriage Equality

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 14, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

The annual Valentine's Day marriage license counter protest, which contributed to the May 2008 California Supreme Court decision that allowed same-sex couples to marry, will occur every year until same sex couples are afforded the same rights as the rest of society.Read More


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F--k Equality: Erotic Short Stories for Rowdy Queers

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 14, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

We want to hear about your wildest fantasies of raucous anti-war organizing, lesbian wolf packs fighting to end anti-queer violence, trans prison librarians organizing erotic poetry writing groups, seducing marriage equality interns to the dark side, and lots more! Read More


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Ohio Politicians 'Come Out' for Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2012 | 11:51 AM | comments

"The Columbus City Council, with the help of Mayor Coleman, has worked to make Columbus the most inclusive city possible for people of all sexual orientations. In the last few years, we have amended the City Code to fight discrimination...Read More


Happy Valentine's Day from Governor Gregoire

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Happy Valentine's Day! If you missed Washington's Governor Christine Gregoire's moving speech before signing the marriage equality bill, treat yourself to a private moment of grace and love.Read More


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Livestream of My New Play: 'A Letter From The Bishop'

Filed by Father Tony | February 13, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

"A Letter From The Bishop" a new play by Tony Adams, will have its first public reading in Fort Lauderdale. Watch it live on Bilerico.Read More


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Washington Governor to Sign Marriage Equality into Law at 2:30

Filed by James Holmes | February 13, 2012 | 2:15 PM | comments

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is set to sign marriage equality into law at 2:30. Watch it live.Read More


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NJ Senate Voting on Marriage at Noon [UPDATED]

Filed by James Holmes | February 13, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The NJ State Senate is expected to vote at noon today on Senate Bill S.1, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act which is expected to pass. Watch the vote live here.Read More


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Against Equality Wrap Up from Down Under

Filed by R Conrad | February 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last week I was lucky enough to make my way to Melbourne for a gay and lesbian studies conference. After traveling thirty six hours I emerged in the sunny southern hemisphere with a pile of Against Equality books in tow.Read More


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WA Gov. Gregoire to Sign Marriage Bill on Monday

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 12, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign her marriage equality bill into law on Monday morning. With the stroke of her pen, Washington will become the seventh state to legalize civil marriage between same-sex couples.Read More


The Sound of Santorum

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 12, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

I went to lunch thinking Rick Santorum was the "rock star" at this year's CPAC. After finishing lunch, I returned to find that Santorum was just the opening act.Read More


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Do We Prioritize Some State Marriage Battles Over Others?

Filed by Adam Polaski | February 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Has anyone else noticed the public and media being underwhelmed by Washington's marriage equality bill? Or is the amount of attention and discussion about the bill appropriate? Read More


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Mitt Romney, CPAC Rock Star

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have to admit, for a progressive being at CPAC can feel like being a "stranger in a strange land." For a black, gay progressive it's a bit like being dropped on another planet, with almost no breathable atmosphere.Read More


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Prop 8, New Orleans Inferno, & Roland Martin [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 10, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


Al Sharpton Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Looks like Al Sharpton doesn't just love blueberry pie... He also loves marriage equality!Read More


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Colorado Student's Arrest Could Finally End Glitter-Bombing

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 09, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Secret Service arrested and charged 20-year-old Peter Smith for trying to glitter bomb Mitt Romney. Does this spell the end for the election season's sparkliest form of LGBT protest? Read More


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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Sesame Street

Filed by James Holmes | February 09, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

After all the court talk this week following the Ninth Circuit's ruling on Prop 8, what could be better than a refresher in elementary justice from one of the justices that very well may decide the fate of marriage rights? Read More


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Put a Ring On It: The Economics of Marriage

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm off to cover CPAC today, where -- in light of a federal court ruling California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional -- I'm likely to hear a favorite conservative talking point repeated: Marriage cures poverty, unemployment, and another economic problem.Read More


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Take Action: Thank Governor Gregoire for Marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a same-sex marriage bill, and now it the bill is headed to Governor Gregoire's desk for her signature. She promised to sign the bill before Valentine's Day!Read More


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Gingrich 'Talks Like a Preacher, Lives Like a Porn Star'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 09, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out announced yesterday that it is placing a hard-hitting ad in today's edition of Roll Call, DC's Capitol Hill newspaper, with the headline "Newt Gingrich: Talks Like a Preacher, Lives Like a Porn Star." Read More


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Teenager on Prop 8 Ruling: 'My Family is Finally Normal'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 08, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

With so much attention paid to the legal aspects of the Prop 8 decision, much of the eloquence of those most directly involved has been glossed over. It's also important to hear from the people who live, eat and sleep this case, if only briefly.Read More


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Marriage Equality Bill Introduced in Illinois

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Looks like the battle over marriage equality is headed to the heartland. Just in from Equality Illinois comes news that three Democrat representatives have introduced legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in the Land of Lincoln.Read More


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Keep Leaping Toward Equality!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 08, 2012 | 2:15 PM | comments

Let's keep leaping toward equality and keep the fire for equality burning strong this month. This is a leap year, after all, and the year of the Dragon.Read More


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Ninth Circuit Charts Its Own Course To Marriage Equality in Perry v. Brown

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 08, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Ninth Circuit charted its own course, totally redefining this case and coming up with a totally different explanation of why Prop 8 is unconstitutional. It's not about the constitutionality of same sex marriage. In fact, they go out of their way at the very beginning of the opinion to point out that they are not saying that same sex marriage must be granted under the Constitution. What?!Read More


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BREAKING: Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | February 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

The highly anticipated Proposition 8 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been released.Read More


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Who Will NJ Gov Christie Listen to on Same Sex Marriage Rights?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 06, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

There has always been a "friendly rivalry" between New Jersey and New York. That's why what Christie does now on the movement to secure marriage rights for same sex couples - and the rivalry with Bloomberg - is so important.Read More


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WA House Committee Advances Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by James Holmes | February 06, 2012 | 5:45 PM | comments

Marriage equality moved one step closer in Washington state today as the House Judiciary committee advanced a bill that would make Washington the 8th state including the District of Columbia to grant full marriage rights to same-sex couples. Read More


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Poisonous Parenting: The Santorum Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 06, 2012 | 4:15 PM | comments

It was my work-related blogging that alerted me to a remark Santorum made, comparing gay parents to felons, which inspired me to return to this series.Read More


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Watch Evan Wolfson Rip a Marriage Foe to Shreds

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

When you need someone to debate a rightwing nutjob about marriage equality, who do you call? No, not Ghostbusters. You call Evan Wolfson, the head of Freedom To Marry.Read More


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Boycotting Starbucks

Filed by Bil Browning | February 05, 2012 | 11:56 AM | comments

"There's more than coffee brewing at Starbucks. There's controversy too... Starbucks is stirring the pot all right, but with a liberal agenda that's got customers shaking their heads. In the fight over marriage in Washington State, the Seattle company is...Read More


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Meet the Anti-Gay Woman Who Shredded the Komen Brand

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 04, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel is widely credited as being the mastermind behind the Susan G. Komen Foundations decision to cut off Planned Parenthood. Now a Senior Vice President at Komen, she has a history of extreme anti-gay positions.Read More


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Robin Tyler Separates from Wife Diane Olson

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 04, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

With marriage also comes the possibility of divorce. Still need both rights - and responsibilities.Read More


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This Is the Result of Religious Indoctrination

Filed by Bil Browning | February 04, 2012 | 12:13 PM | comments

"I want to talk first of all about something I heard from the very beginning by people of this Legislature that we are bigots as people of faith, because we do not hold that homosexual marriage should be codified. That...Read More


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Chris Christie's Version of 'Let's Make a Deal'

Filed by Bil Browning | February 03, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

These insufferable idiots suffer under the preconception that just because they don't really believe their public anti-gay stances, we should welcome them with open arms and a wink, wink, nod.Read More


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NJ Assembly Committee Advances Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | February 03, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

After six and a half hours of testimony, a New Jersey state Assembly committee passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. The full Assembly will vote on the bill on February 16.Read More


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9th Circuit Says No to Release of Prop 8 Trial Tapes

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 02, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to release the Prop 8 trial tapes, overturning the district court's earlier ruling that the public had a right to see the video recordings of the Perry v. Brown trial.Read More


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WA State Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2012 | 9:13 AM | comments

Good news out of Washington state yesterday evening after the state senate passed marriage equality legislation by a 28-21 vote.Read More


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Romney vs. Gingrich?

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 01, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I keep getting asked if Mitt Romney was a horrible Governor for Massachusetts. My answer is, basically? Yes. "But," people say, "is he as bad as Gingrich?"Read More


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Romney Wants Marriage Amendment; Amway Gave $500k to NOM

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 01, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

On Monday, Jan 30, NOM posted a conference call with faith leaders during which Romney reiterated that pledge and perhaps made it more difficult for gay Republicans to support him.Read More


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Maryland Girl Asks for Discrimination for Birthday Present

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

At yesterday's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing, a Maryland girl asked the senators for an unusual birthday present. She wanted gay and lesbian couples to be denied equal rights.Read More