December 7, 2009

A Christmas Eve Call to Catholic Action

Filed by Father Tony | December 07, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Will you please consider sending this call to Catholic action to all your Catholic friends and relatives? Did you know that the mistreatment of women, married men and gay men by the Catholic bishops is really the same issue? I...Read More

Why ENDA's necessary

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I posted this morning the message a McDonald's manager left on a transgender applicant's machine. Here's the transcript the TLDEF put together, via Autumn: TLDEF Files Employment Discrimination Complaint with Florida Commission on Human Relations Against McDonald's for Refusing to...Read More

Strange behavior

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Bil posted video this weekend of John Berry, the head of the OPM, discussing that case where a federal judge ordered the government to pay for the health care benefits of a lesbian employee's partner. The Obama Adminstration refused to...Read More

John A. Perez poised to make American history

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 07, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

John A. Perez reminds me to put the initial "A" in his name when I write stories about him. I don't know how many other people with the name "John Perez" there might be in the state of California -...Read More

Case study

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I got an email from a PR firm promoting this blog post at the Huffington Post. Here's a paragraph: All of the proposals being circulated in Congress to address the issue, have titles that assert they provide estate tax "relief."...Read More

Poz Smokers And The Facts

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 07, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

God, I miss smoking. I used to be so coy and cute and worldly standing by the bar with a cocktail and a cigarette. Seriously. People said so. It all started innocently enough. I was in a play in college...Read More

They'll Get Down on You

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Back when I was obsessing over boy bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I somehow missed the power and the magic of b4-4, a Canadian trio who holds the distinction of producing perhaps the single most disturbing music...Read More

Kaine Plans to Extend Health Benefits to Virginia Same-Sex Partners

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 07, 2009 | 11:10 AM | comments

One has to wonder why Gov. Tim Kaine has waited until the waning weeks of his term to begin to implement the plan to belatedly extend health care benefits to the same sex partners of Virginia State employees. Up until...Read More

ENDA: See You Next Year!

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 07, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

HRC announced on its Backstory blog late Friday afternoon that it had been officially informed by the House Committee on Labor and Education that ENDA will not be considered by the House this year. I have been privileged to write...Read More

Washington's new domestic partnership law limited by DOMA and DADT

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 07, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Washington's new domestic partnership expansion law went into effect last week on December 3. My partner and I marked the occasion by registering as Domestic Partners with the state of Washington. We are already running into challenges. According to the...Read More


Fulfilling a Promise

Filed by Ed Team | December 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As Christians, we know that we can only fulfill the promise of our baptismal vows when all of our brothers and sisters in Christ can fulfill theirs. Today the people of Los Angeles and Mary Glasspool have made it more...Read More

The message McDonald's left for Zikerria Bellamy

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Apparently McDonald's is in a competition with Wal-Mart to be the most hated US corporation. Here's the message a restaurant manager left on Zikerria Bellamy's machine. She was applying to work there....Read More