The Movement: January 2006

Coretta Scott King is Dead

Filed by Ellen Andersen | January 31, 2006 | 10:52 AM | comments

I'm saddened to report that Coretta Scott King died in her sleep last night. Throughout her long life, King was a beacon of sanity and justice in a racist, sexist, classist, and homophobic world, and I, for one, will miss...Read More


Washington State Passes Civil Rights Bill

Filed by Ed Team | January 27, 2006 | 4:06 PM | comments

The Task Force issued a press release today regarding the passage of a civil rights law in Washington that extends protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Washington becomes the 7th state to include gender identity and the 17th state to include sexual orientation in it's basic civil rights laws. Read More


In defense of Lafayette/West Lafayette HRO

Filed by Ed Team | January 26, 2006 | 5:03 PM | comments

Friends- I published the following letter in the Lafayette Journal and Courier today-- in support of our efforts against the Thompson amendment. We also contacted and received a lot of support from our local county commissioners, mayors, city councils, and...Read More


The Pressure to Cover

Filed by Seth Kreigh | January 17, 2006 | 8:15 PM | comments

In New York Times Magazine on Sunday, January 15, 2006: The Pressure to Cover By Kenji Yoshino When I began teaching at Yale Law School in 1998, a friend spoke to me frankly. "You'll have a better chance at tenure,"...Read More


Indiana Equality sponsors "Our Families Count!" Rally

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 17, 2006 | 10:26 AM | comments

WHAT: "Our Families Count!" RallyWHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2006 1-3pmWHERE: Indiana Statehouse North Atrium (200 W Washington Street Indianapolis)WHO: Indiana Equality & FriendsWHY: Our families are not second-class! The state shouldn't teach that they are!CONTACT:Jerame Davis or Dan FunkSince the...Read More


Legal Landscape in Indiana and Beyond, Jan 21, at 2pm

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2006 | 6:28 PM | comments

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance invites you to participate in a forum to address your questions and concerns by providing an overview of the legal landscape for transgender people both in Indiana and nationwide. Our guest presenter is Lambda Legal's transgender rights attorney, Cole Thaler, who will cover transgender law and issues such as employment rights, identity documentation, relationship recognition, and family issues.Read More


GLAAD and Shalit Come to Terms

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2006 | 11:23 PM | comments

I got this in the mail today from GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Since I'd posted about Shalit's insulting remarks previously, I thought I'd post the follow-up. GLAAD ALERT UPDATE January 10, 2006 GLAAD Applauds Shalit's Response Today...Read More


Amicus Briefs Filed In CA Freedom to Marry Case

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 10, 2006 | 9:56 AM | comments

Rare is it that I will post PRNewswire stuff verbatim but this one's crowing is worth repeating! Religious and Civil Rights Groups Support Same-Sex Couples in Legal Battle to Marry SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In eight amicus briefs...Read More


Race to the bottom loses all around...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 09, 2006 | 4:36 AM | comments

[Claiming] "...To compare the plight of homosexuals to that of African Americans is an insult..." [is] playing to people who would keep us all down by reframing antidiscrimination laws as privileges...Read More


Some Thoughts for the New Year

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2006 | 5:26 PM | comments

The HRO has been passed, in a process of earning, obtaining, and solidifying yes votes. The victory is sweet, and constitutes an outright defeat of the worst of humanity. To the names of Eric Miller and Micah Clark, we can...Read More


"Book of Daniel" has issues

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2006 | 5:13 PM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star has an article by liberal columnist Ruth Holliday that takes the "Book of Daniel" to task. I've steered clear of the controversy over this TV series. The American Family Association issued an action alert condemning the show...Read More


Gene Shalit Offers Defamatory 'Brokeback' Review

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2006 | 11:25 PM | comments

On Jan. 5, NBC News' Today show featured Gene Shalit's review of Brokeback Mountain on his regular "Critic's Corner" segment. Rather than focus on the merits of the film, Shalit - who has been a Today show regular for 31...Read More


ACLU vs Domestic Violence Victims

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 05, 2006 | 7:31 PM | comments

This brief is 'blame the victims' one step removed to 'shift an impossible burden to the victims in a manner that will virtually guarantee that they will remain victims' -- especially in light that the dichotomy the ACLU has framed between the needs of these victims and society versus the Constitution is a false one.Read More


ACLU vs Domestic Violence Victims

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 05, 2006 | 7:31 PM | comments

This brief is 'blame the victims' one step removed to 'shift an impossible burden to the victims in a manner that will virtually guarantee that they will remain victims' -- especially in light that the dichotomy the ACLU has framed between the needs of these victims and society versus the Constitution is a false one.Read More