Same Sex Marriage

Politics

Rick Perry and…Friends?

With Texas governor Rick Perry throwing his hat into the Grand Old Party circus ring last month, the disturbing anti-gay elements which have permeated this GOP primary season continued. Since his August 13th announcement, Perry has made his anti-gay position … Continued

Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.06.2011

Below is a short list of pieces that during the past week have made us laugh, cry, rejoice, learn, pause in contemplation, and thump our desks in equal parts frustration-and-determination. We’ll be sharing such lists most Saturdays. Feel free to … Continued

Politics

Elected Anti-Gay Politicians Will Undermine Rights

During this midterm campaign season social issues were ignored by Republicans and Democrats in favor of the economy. Gay marriage, which swayed many voters two years ago, was jettisoned by Republicans in favor of anti-Obama rhetoric. For those in who … Continued

podcast

Audio: December 2009 Blogcast

This month we meet with another activist fighting for the basic civil right called marriage. As you probably know, here in California Proposition 8 passed late last year and court challenges have not been successful in overturning the discriminatory law … Continued

A Step Forward for ELCA Clergy

Last week the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination took a progressive and much needed step. Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted 559 to 441 to lift a ban that prohibited sexually active gay and lesbian people from serving … Continued

Politics

The Golden State Can’t Seem to See the Light

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the … Continued

Culture

10 Reasons Why Chuck Norris is Not My Hero:

1. He’s a homophobe: opposing protection of LGBT people under the new Hate-Crimes Act. 2. He promotes the use of the Bible and advocates for official prayers in public school. 3. He thinks Texas should secede from the nation and … Continued

Ohio’s Not-Exactly-Arbitrary Death Penalty

By Andrew Grant-Thomas This past Saturday I hosted a panel called “Perspectives on Ohio’s Death Penalty” at The Ohio State University. Here’re some takeaways. Don’t kill a white person, don’t kill a woman, and definitely, absolutely don’t kill a white … Continued

A Victory for Gay Rights: Illinois House Committee Approves Civil Unions

A bill recognizing same-sex civil unions was approved by the Illinois House Human Services Committee for a full House vote under the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. If it passes in the Illinois House it would be a fitting … Continued

Politics

Equality is not a Privilege

By Amy Spicer “It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others. –Thomas Jefferson. “Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. When President Bush first called for … Continued