March 5, 2009

Prop 8 and Families: A Compilation

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 05, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I've been writing for some time now about how Prop 8 impacts families and children. Here's a compilation of posts from Bilerico, my own blog, Mombian, and on the subject. The right-wing has long tried to own the argument...Read More

National AFL-CIO Calls On California Supreme Court To Invalidate Prop 8

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | March 05, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

From Pride At Work: Miami, Florida- As the AFL-CIO Executive Council gathers in Miami this week, hearing addresses from Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis dealing with the economic crisis and its impact on workers across...Read More

Recognizing our allies in the NAACP

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 05, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

The American Prospect has an interesting article up about the risks that the NAACP took to oppose Proposition 8. For Pastor Amos Brown, the president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP, opposition to Prop. 8 had serious consequences....Read More

Pictures from outside the Prop 8 hearing

Filed by Bil Browning | March 05, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Photographer Jeff Sheng has graciously agreed to provide us these shots from outside of the Proposition 8 arguments before the California Supreme Court. Jeff also sent pictures out (with commentary) via his Twitter account. So how do you think the...Read More

Elaine Donnelly & A Sister's Hidden "Doubt"

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly is beginning to sound more and more like Sister Aloysius. The lead character in John Patrick Shanley's play, and film, Doubt, Aloysius spends much of her time whipping up the winds of controversy and declaring, as if preaching...Read More

Congratulations are in order!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Congrats to both Jennifer Wagner and Thomas Cook for their new gigs! Jennifer, known for her old job as Communications Director for the Indiana Democratic Party and her blog Taking Down Words, left that position to work on a campaign...Read More

The Potty War Comes to Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Is it me, or did the circus come to town? Canadian media from The Globe and Mail and The National Post on down have all seized upon a case in which the Ontario Human Rights Commission's mere willingness to hear...Read More

The Gay Men's Health Agenda 2009: Making our Voices Heard

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

As the new administration in Washington massively shifts national priorities, an opportunity has presented itself for the LGBTQ community to speak up and to be certain that our long-neglected healthcare needs are both recognized and addressed. The Gay Men's Health...Read More

Yet more on marriage equality

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | March 05, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today, the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether Proposition 8 should be overturned and whether the marriages of 18,000 same-sex couples that occurred last year in California are still valid. This critical ruling can come any time...Read More

How Prop 8 got its butt kicked

Filed by Bil Browning | March 05, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

With the legal hearings kicking off soon for Prop 8, this seemed like an appropriate time to throw up this picture for a "Caption This." What've you got, Projectors? And here's a livefeed of the Prop 8 arguments so you...Read More

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Filed by Father Tony | March 05, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This week, I thought I'd use this space to see if something can be learned from the 158 comments that have been left to date on my YouTube video of the gay protest at the Mormon Temple in New York...Read More

Unsafe Sex: Part of the Real-life Abstinence-only Curriculum

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I didn't have much sex ed when I went to school in Indiana. We got a film strip, circa 1948, in 5th grade about puberty. And then I remember a gym teacher in 9th grade had the boys write a...Read More


How Gays and Lesbians Benefit the Institution of Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | March 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"One of the benefits of adding gays and lesbians to the institution of marriage is that we model different ways of coupling. We show straight couples that things can be done in a different, sometimes better, way--for example, dividing responsibilities...Read More

Maddow on DADT removal reintroduction

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rachel Maddow discusses Ellen Taucher's reintroduction of the American Military Readiness Act....Read More