Say “I Do”…

Though I’m not much into religion, I can appreciate the beauty of a church. Especially one that is donated for the cause of civil rights. On Saturday I found myself inside a lovely little church in West Hollywood. One that I had driven/walked past many times over the last twenty years: What brought me into … More Say “I Do”…

trying to not agree…

Last week the inestimable Janiece wrote about the pit of despair in which she found herself in regards to the current political climate of these here United States. She despairs that being a conscientious voter just doesn’t matter. I want to disagree with her, to put forth the excellent arguments that her intelligent readers lay … More trying to not agree…

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men & lesbians.”

The above quote was taken from the ruling handed down by Judge Vaughn R. Walker in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, in which two same-sex couples sued the Republic of California, challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. The ruling found that the proposition is unconstitutional, striking down the contention that relegating an entire group of … More “Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men & lesbians.”

six states…

…will burn in hell. At least according to opponents of marriage equality. Of course we all want to know where these bigoted opponents are going with their arguments before we enter into discussions with them. Thankfully Patrick Farley has created a helpful flow chart to give us a heads up on the genesis (and exodus) … More six states…

first step for full federal LGBTQ equal rights

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama said that he supported the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and called for the repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). Since becoming president, Obama and his administration has, for the most part, been curiously silent on the subject, saying little more than, “These things take … More first step for full federal LGBTQ equal rights

very sad…

Like most people, I was very sad to hear about the cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller on Sunday when he was at church. He performed the procedures many doctors were afraid to do – late-term abortions that were deemed medically necessary to save the life of the mothers or where doctors had confirmed that … More very sad…

three classes of people = a-ok in california

Not surprisingly – but very disappointingly – the California Supreme Court has voted to uphold Proposition 8 on the grounds that “the voters were within their rights to approve a constitutional amendment redefining marriage to include only male-female couples.” However, the court has upheld the right for the 18,000+ same-sex marriages performed between June and … More three classes of people = a-ok in california