Marriage Equality: May 2012


What The First Circuit Appeals Court DOMA Decision Means

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 31, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The United States Appeals Court for the First Circuit issued an opinion today affirming the striking down of Section 3 of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, as unconstitutional. What is the effect of this decision, and is it going to the Supreme Court?Read More


Religious Right Equates GLBT's as 'Sexual Terrorists'

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 31, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the second time in as many weeks, a fundamentalist minister has called for the death of members of the LBGT Community. So what can we, as individuals, do to fight this growing threat to the life and liberty of LBGT people? Read More


SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

Filed by Bil Browning | May 30, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

SEIU represents the service industry. These are the folks that are often overlooked in our society - the janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals, for example. They stand for the 99%.Read More


More Support for Obama's Marriage Stance

Filed by Ed Team | May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"We have much work to do as a community, and to claim the President of the United States must hold your theological position is absurd. He is President of the United States of America not the President of the Baptist...Read More

More Clergy Support Obama on Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | May 30, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

Today's quote of the day is pulled from the letter read during this video. I strongly encourage all to watch....Read More

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NY Times Op-Ed on Marriage Equality: Save Us, Obi Wan Kennedy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 29, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Will Justice Kennedy ring liberty throughout the land, allowing same gender loving couples the freedom to marry in Mississippi and West Virgina? No, Virginia, there is no Justice Santa Claus, even if the Sun says it's so.Read More


Is Adam Lambert's New Album the Next Big Gay Thing?

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

I don't need Adam Lambert's new album, "Trespassing," to be covered in rainbows, but I wish I didn't feel like he was trying to straight-wash over it. Read More


PA Legislator Pushes To Abolish State Inheritance Tax for Domestic Partners

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

State Representative Babette Josephs has long been a fierce advocate for Pennsylvania's LGBTQ community. Her latest campaign is legislation introduced in 2011 to exempt domestic partners from the state's onerous 15 percent inheritance task.Read More


Mom's Hate X-Men

Filed by James Holmes | May 27, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, 'I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?'" --...Read More


Obama For America Seeks to Energize LGBT Voters

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Timing is everything, and President Obama's re-election campaign is counting on LGBT Pride Month this June to energize LGBT voters. On Wednesday, the Chicago-based national campaign announced the new effort.Read More


Evita, Baptists, & the Queen of Disco [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2012 | 4:40 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


Southern Baptists: Even We Aren't that Anti-Gay!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2012 | 2:05 PM | comments

All of the crazed zealotry emanating from North Carolina Baptist churches lately has put the Southern Baptist Convention on the defensive. They'd like for you to know that those Baptist ministers aren't playing for their team. Read More


CNN Host Calls Bullshit During Tony Perkins Interview

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2012 | 11:20 AM | comments

Watch as CNN's Brooke Baldwin interviews hate group leader Tony Perkins and doesn't allow him to spew his lies and insinuations as most "newscasters" do.Read More


I'm Fun. & Gay Today

Filed by James Holmes | May 24, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I swear I was not trying to coordinate with the timing of this video, but my washer is broke so it was time to break out my newest t-shirt I purchased when the band Fun. was at the 9:30 Club recently.Read More

Worship the Almighty Blogger

Western Pennsylvania LGBTQ Bloggers Team Up

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 24, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

I have my own ideas where I would like to start but I'm also very open to hearing what others have to say and determining how I can fit in to support their work. Read More


Did the Obama Campaign Just Snub Barney Frank?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2012 | 3:10 PM | comments

The blogosphere is alight today with the new video from the Obama campaign to kick off their LGBT outreach efforts for pride month. But did the campaign snub retiring gay Congressman Barney Frank in the process? Read More


Even Colin Powell Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Moderate Republicans like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor (and former Senator) Lincoln Chafee, Rep Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, and even super conservative former Vice President Dick Cheney all support marriage equality. Now former Secretary of State and Republican statesman Colin Powell has joined their ranks.Read More


The (Gay) Jury Is Out: The Power of a Single Voice

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"As a lesbian, I am no longer considered a full citizen of the state of North Carolina due to the recent passage of Amendment One and therefore I decline to fulfill my civic duties until my civil rights have been restored to me in full."Read More


Ask to Correct the Definition of Marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 24, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments sees nearly 50 million visitors a month, with millions of words looked up each day. When visitors look up "marriage," they find two separate definitions, one for heterosexual couples and one for gay and lesbian couples.Read More

It Could Be a F--king Trap!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

I have no idea who Skweezy Jibbs is, but he's got a very important warning for "THA GAYS." Yes, Obama supports same-sex marriage now, but what if it's a trap?!?...Read More


Indy's Tea Party Mayor Supports LGBT Benefits

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"He understands it could help attract talent to the city. Many of our larger employers do offer those benefits, so if the council passes the resolution extending benefits it's something he'd take a look at." -- Marc Lotter, spokesman for...Read More


Did My Marriage Cause Obama's Evolution?

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 23, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

We so wanted our marriage not to be a political event, so it was almost comical on our honeymoon cruise to read that Chan's home state of North Carolina voted to extra-double-duty outlaw gay marriage and a day later President Obama came out in favor. Read More


NAACP's Ben Jealous Talks About Org's Marriage Equality Vote

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 23, 2012 | 11:15 AM | comments

NAACP President Ben Jealous was on Rachel Maddow's show Monday night talking about the historic vote the full NAACP board took over the weekend endorsing marriage rights for same sex couples. For him, it's personal.Read More

Pink Elephant

The Plight of Gay Republicans in 2012

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Bilerico co-founder and National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director, Jerame Davis, appeared on the Thom Hartmann Program to talk about the plight of gay Republicans in the 2012 presidential election cycle.Read More

How Will Obama's Marriage Stance Affect Florida Voters?

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 22, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Check out this debate featuring political strategist Steve Schale, infamous homophobe John Stemberg, and me on Orlando's CBS station.Read More


88% of Baptist Univ Faculty Quit Over Anti-Gay Pledge

Filed by Bil Browning | May 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Shorter University, a Baptist college in Georgia, is losing scads of faculty and students after requiring all teachers to sign a "Personal Lifestyle Statement" that requires them to reject homosexuality, pre-marital sex, public drinking, adultery and drug use and mandates that they attend church regularly.Read More


NAACP's Evolution on Marriage Equality Began Decades Ago

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 21, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

This isn't the first time the NAACP has stepped out on principle for an issue that affects the lives of LGBT people. Nor is it the first time they will experience a predictable, orchestrated backlash. Read More


Wanda Sykes on Obama & NAACP Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 21, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

On the red carpet at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's "An Evening with Women," actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes talked about President Obama's declaration that he supports same-sex marriage and the vote by the board of the NAACP to unequivocally support marriage equality.Read More


He'll Regret It for the Rest of His Day

Filed by Ed Team | May 21, 2012 | 9:45 AM | comments

"I just wish I had the time over again. I've made some mistakes in my life but that one really was the crowning glory of all mistakes... They (his advisers) told me what it was about and it sounded all...Read More


Gay Heresy & Political Reality

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 20, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Jim Toevs admits he will gladly trade continued Democratic control of the United States Senate, in exchange for not including a marriage equality plank in the National Democratic Platform, any day of the week.Read More


The NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by Viktor Kerney | May 20, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, the NAACP made history. During a meeting in Miami, the board of directors passed a resolution that will wholeheartedly endorse marriage equality.Read More

Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong on Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

During a television appearance on Australian television, conservative shadow minister Joe Hockey was asked by an audience member why he considers he and his wife better parents than his fellow guest Finance Minister Penny Wong. Wong's response is pitch...Read More


The Return of the Man from Bain

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

It looks like the Man from Bain is back. The truth is, he never left. Obama and the Democrats have every reason to make sure he sticks around for the duration of the campaign.Read More

Richard Branson Supports Marriage Equality Too

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Is it just me or are several recent posts all starting to sound the same? "Hey! A celebrity supports our civil right to marriage!" This time around, it's millionaire Richard Branson. And so it goes......Read More


Boxer Manny Pacquiao to Gays: 'I Apologize'

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

A firestorm erupted Wednesday over an "exclusive" interview in the National Conservative Examiner with professional boxer Manny Pacquiao in which the boxer cited the Old Testament. The reporter has now admitted that he - not Pacquiao - quoted the horrid death-to-gays Biblical passage.Read More


Will Smith on Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

"If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form." -- Actor Will Smith speaking to reporters in Berlin after President Obama's...Read More


Black Pastors: Getting On the Right Side of History

Filed by Viktor Kerney | May 18, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

After President Obama made his gay marriage announcement, it seemed that everyone looked to the black churches for their reaction. As some pastors shrugged it off and went about their business, several pastors and church leaders fell into the classic stereotypical trap.Read More


Indianapolis Gay Teen Takes a Stand on Anti-Bullying

Filed by Annette Gross | May 17, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Dynasty Young's story has resonated the young LGBT kids here in Indianapolis, and they arranged to hold a Anti-Bullying Rally yesterday in support.Read More


That Human Journalistic Flaw

Filed by Mark Segal | May 17, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

I had two interesting conversations at the 2008 Democratic convention. One of them I reported on, but this is the first time I'm reporting on the second. They show how far the issue of marriage equality has changed for Americans.Read More


Wisteria Lane: Once More Around The Block

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Folding laundry, in our house, will never be the same again. That's how my husband and I have spent every other Sunday for the past eight years - sitting on the couch, folding laundry, and watching Desperate Housewives.Read More


GOP Bigotry Against Tracey Thorne-Begland Bites VA Governor

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 16, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Taliban Bob worked hard over the years constantly kissing up to the Christian Right and pushing the backward thinking, theocratic agenda of Pat Robertson and The Family Foundation. Now that it's biting him in the ass, I cannot find a single tear to shedRead More


Freedom to Marry Founder Evan Wolfson Honored

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 16, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson was honored with the Medal of Distinction by Barnard College, along with President Barack Obama.Read More


America Is 'Evolving' Towards Justice

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

President Obama nearly cost me five bucks. In the build-up to his historic interview, a co-worker announced that he would bet $5 that Obama would end of his evolution on same-sex marriage and announce his support of marriage equality.Read More


NOM Denounces Yesterday's Bomb Threat

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Apparently, the D.C. Police received a report of a potential bomb threat to the Human Rights Campaign and possibly other groups in DC. We want to be the first to denounce any threat against the person or property of any...Read More


President Obama Will Repeal DOMA in Second Term

Filed by Viktor Kerney | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

During last night's fundraising event at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, President Obama announced he will repeal DOMA in his second term.Read More


Soap Actress Joanna Johnson Comes Out Before Lesbian Storyline

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Shortly before starring in a lesbian plotline, The Bold and the Beautiful actress, Joanna Johnson, has come out of the closet. How can soap operas help change America's views of LGBT people?Read More


Obama's Gayloed & Romney's Rewarded: Both Satanic to Evangelicals

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 14, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

While both Obama and Romney have been lauded by their base for their respective stances on marriage equality, one evangelical leader vows they are both tools of Satan. He's urging his follower to "vote for Jesus."Read More


Indiana Equality Declares Bankruptcy

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Indiana's only statewide LGBT advocacy organization, Indiana Equality, has filed for bankruptcy. The organization has been plagued for years with a poor reputation for financial mismanagement and inefficiency.Read More


Reince Priebus: Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2012 | 11:45 AM | comments

The Republicans continue to show why they are so out of step with the average American on civil rights and progressive issues.Read More


Father Tony Will Talk About His Play on 'Stonewall Live!'

Filed by Father Tony | May 13, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Father Tony talks about his new play on BlogTalkRadio. Listen to It live. Sunday 9PM ESTRead More


Are Log Cabin Republicans Influencing the GOP?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 13, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

A memo to GOP insiders and operatives warns that if Republicans continue their rhetoric and attacks on gay people after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality - they could well render the party irrelevant.Read More


Thanks for the Bilerico Memories!

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 13, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

As I prepare to graduate, move to New York City, and transition into my new position with Freedom to Marry, I want to thank everyone for all that they've done for me. I'm sure we've all had quite a year - thank you for being a part of mine. Read More


Everything Is Up for Grabs

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

"The Supreme Court thus will tell us whether this issue is to be decided democratically by voters and their elected state and federal legislators, or dictatorially by themselves. Four liberal activists on the Supreme Court -- Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader...Read More


What You Can't Reasonably Question

Filed by Ed Team | May 12, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

"One can question Obama's sincerity; some believe his reliance on gay donors and need for greater enthusiasm among his core voters was his motive. One can quibble with his rationale; some have criticized him for suggesting that states have the...Read More


Marriage, Indiana, & High School Prom [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend 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


Thoughts on the Anniversary of the Murder of Sakia Gunn

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | May 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Nearly a decade has passed since Sakia Gunn was killed in an anti-gay attack in Newark. But has anything really changed for the LGBT movement? Read More

Bad Blood in the South

Filed by Leslie Robinson | May 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Mississippi is ready to fight over North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue's recent statement on the passage of a marriage amendment.Read More


Indiana Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Favors Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Flying in the face of the national trend in favor of same-sex marriage, Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg announced his support of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions on the same day President Obama announced his support.Read More


The Continued Myth of 'God's Creation' of Marriage

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 11, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

You have to hand one thing to the Christianists and their political whores in the Republican Party - they are some of the most consistent liars one might ever meet.Read More


The Pothead or the Bully

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Taiwanese company Next Media Animation has come out with their latest video short about LGBT rights in America. This time they contrast President Obama's recent stances on marriage with Mitt Romney's bullying of a gay student at a prestigious prep school.Read More


GLAAD Prez Condemns CNN for Perkins Appearances

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

"Judging by its coverage of President Obama's announcement that he now supports marriage equality, it appears CNN still has a little 'evolving' of its own to do... With a wealth of political thinkers, analysts and strategists to go to -...Read More


Seattle & LA Hail the Conquering Obama

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 11, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

The day after his historic announcement supporting marriage equality, President Obama headed to the West Coast for a Big Bucks re-election fundraising blitz.Read More


Mitt Romney's Disgusting Embrace of the Right

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

I continue to be amazed at the lengths to which Mitt Romney will go in his quest to demonstrate his fealty to the far right wing of his party. His latest display of "severe conservatism" will play out Saturday at Liberty University.Read More


NSD's Jerame Davis vs NOM's Brian Brown on UK Television

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

While I'm used to going on the various news shows as a pro-LGBT pundit, now that Jerame is the executive director of National Stonewall Democrats, he's had to take up the mantle of our family's talking head. Read More


Standing with Barack Obama

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 10, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The front page of features President Obama's historic position on marriage equality. Additionally, Obama sent out an email to all of his supporters that you simply must read.Read More


Maddow on Politicians' Personal Feelings on LGBT Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'll admit, I cheered when Rachel Maddow got to the part where she talks about politicians' personal views on marriage equality and the political cowardice that seems to overtake them as soon as they move from "citizen" to "candidate."Read More


The Dichotomy Makes It Personal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"The President's statement today made me feel a little better about what happened in North Carolina yesterday. The primary voters of North Carolina decided they wanted a constitutional ban on marriage equality. One of my good friends from elementary school...Read More


The President's Marriage Play Is Finally Over

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 10, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Millions of Americans are going to move with the President on this issue. This is not only a huge political win for the President, but one for us too. Read More


Marriage Activists Launch 'We Do' Campaign After Amendment One Passes

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 09, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it is hard to remember that history is on the side of LGBT equality. Despite a recent Gallop poll indicating that 50% of Americans support marriage equality, individual states controlled by Christian conservative Republicans continue to vehemently buck the trend.Read More


Colorado Civil Unions Bill Runs Out of Time

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

On the heels of NC's Amendment One, a Colorado bill granting same-sex couples the right to form Civil Unions died along with the legislative session. With the President evolving a day late, one has to wonder if it would have made a difference.Read More

Obama's moment in the sun

Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 2:53 PM | comments

"I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told Roberts.Read More


A Taiwanese Take on America's Gay Rights Struggles

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

It is always interesting to see how the world views the internal politics of the United States. In this new animation video from the Taiwanese news station NMA, we see their take on America's fights on gay rights in California and North Carolina. Read More


Freedom To Marry's Chutzpah on North Carolina Loss

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Freedom To Marry's press release about the passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment in North Carolina is amazingly tone deaf. In one of the paragraphs the org has the chutzpah to even claim credit for Vice President Biden's mealy-mouthed support of marriage equality.Read More


President Obama Is 'Disappointed'

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 9:50 AM | comments

"The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. He believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not...Read More


La Raza Celebrates with LGBT Community

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Like other Americans, Latinos have shifted their views on LGBT issues in recent years. Acceptance and support for loving couples to have the right to marry is now shared by a majority of Latinos. We celebrate this historic moment with...Read More


North Carolina Passes Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 | 9:20 PM | comments

The Associated Press has called it. We lost the North Carolina anti-gay amendment. Every state in the South has now passed a constitutional amendment to discriminate against LGBT people.Read More

Is Queen Latifah Coming Out?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Is Queen Latifah finally ready to come out of the closet? The acting and singing superstar's closet door has long had a huge keyhole that many LGBT people have peeped through. Read More


Help Defeat Antigay Amendment One & NOM in North Carolina

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 08, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is crunch time in North Carolina in the battle over Tuesday's vote on the antigay Amendment One. A new poll by Public Policy Polling indicates that the measure will win: 55% said they intended to vote yes, while only 39% said they'd vote no.Read More


North Carolina's Final Message

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Protect All NC Families has released it's final e-mail message to supporters as voters head to the polls today to decide whether or not to ratify an amendment to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions.Read More


5 Reasons the Black Church Shouldn't Support Amendment One

Filed by Viktor Kerney | May 08, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Amendment One battle is hitting inferno status. From folks shooting and pissing on signs to a slew of marriage commercials, the fight to define marriage has everyone talking. It's not a secret that the Black church is split on the matter.Read More


Biden, Duncan Support for Marriage Equality Underscores Political Minefield

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 07, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Despite President Obama making repeated trips to North Carolina, he's made no direct mention of the initiative. Considering the generally scripted nature of TV appearances, some politicos viewed Biden's remarks on marriage just days before the primary to be more than merely fortuitous.Read More

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Arne Duncan vs Joe Biden: Who Endorsed Marriage Equality?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Only in Hollywood would movie magic allow Vice President Biden's lips to move while new words are dubbed over top of what he's actually saying. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shows the veep how it's done.Read More

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Did Biden Just Come Out for Marriage Equality? Not Really

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Over at Think Progress, Igor Volsky has put up a post entitled, "BREAKING: Joe Biden Endorses Same-Sex Marriage" after the Vice President appeared on Meet The Press and made a vague statement of support for same-sex relationships, but is it true?Read More

President Clinton's Robocall Against NC Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Former President Bill Clinton is robocalling voters in North Carolina to oppose the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Protect NC Families is trying to raise $20,000 to keep the calls flooding the phones...Read More


Jimmy John's, Astroglide, & Dan Savage [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2012 | 5:00 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


FCKH8 With Mr. T - Sort Of

Filed by James Holmes | May 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

In this new video from FCKH8 titled, "Gay Marriage: What's the Big FCKIN' Deal?," an actor portraying a condensed size Mr. T says fuck a lot. Oddly for me, I feel like I should be offended. What are your thoughts? Read More


A Message from North Carolina [Action Alert]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

This just in from North Carolina... I know I've been bugging y'all about supporting the efforts to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in the Tarheel State, but today it's even more important than ever.Read More


Gay Marriage Hurts My Breasts

Filed by Yasmin Nair | May 02, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Gay marriage is supposed to help my breasts. The gay marriage movement has created a climate where the most progressive people fail to see that healthcare is an economic matter and something that should go to everyone, regardless of their marital status.Read More


Iowa: Remaining Vigilant

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 02, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Calla Rongerude points out that One Iowa was founded seven years ago and in those seven years, we have seen Iowa transform from a state with no LGBT protections to one of only six states that recognizes the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.Read More


Death & the Maiden

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 02, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

A crowd of rowdy, jeering, older white men in night-time Minneapolis, including a vicious racist with a swastika tattooed on his chest, closely surrounded the slight, feminine 23-year old trans woman, moved in, sliced her cheek open with broken glass. And she's the guilty one?Read More


Behind the Wheel of the Soulforce Equality Ride

Filed by Davina Kotulski | May 02, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I love it when the Universe brings opportunities to my front door. Today, it was the Soulforce Equality Riders. Read More


LGBT Baby Boomers Need Support for Social Security Equality Bill

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 01, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Let's face it: much of the LGBT movement has one massive Peter Pan complex. We won't grow up. Nope, not us. We're here, we're queer and everyone just has to get used to it!Read More


I'm Not Sure I'd Make It [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I ran across this photo of a penthouse bathroom in a refurbished building in Guadalajara the other day and knew I had to feature it here.Read More


Jon Stewart Eviscerates Obama & Perkins on LGBT Issues

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the Obama administration's announcement the President wouldn't sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. Also in the spotlight: North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment and Tony Perkins.Read More