Breaking – President Clinton retracts on DOMA and its Impact on Immigration Equality

I predict more will come forward and if one looks at the tally, and I can report more later, it is apparent that some who have already in this short spate of time signed on RMA were not signed on to Uniting American Families Act, the immigration legislation. this is the uplift we need. Imagine if our in fact marriages were in fact recognized by the law – hence our relationships – at this level. DADT -ENDA-HATE CRIMES-UAFA- all will be psychologically rolled into this one BIG ENDORSEMENT! … More Breaking – President Clinton retracts on DOMA and its Impact on Immigration Equality

Shirley Tan and Family to March with Out4Immigration at San Francisco Pride 2009

Press release:- Shirley Tan and Family to March with Out4Immigration at San Francisco Pride 2009 Pacifica family and Out4Immigration seek equal immigration rights for LGBT families and passage of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) By Marina DiCerbo Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Photo taken by  Melanie Nathan. San Francisco, CA—June 23, 2009—Shirley Tan, her partner … More Shirley Tan and Family to March with Out4Immigration at San Francisco Pride 2009

Become a fan on facebook – Send President Obama a FLIP FLOP postcard

Asking our PREZ not to flip flop on his promise to eradicate DOMA. Defense of Marriage Act – TIme up for  second class citizen sour tatus – the unconscienable and excruciating changes to constitutions the theft  of our inherent rights; the money that funds confusion engendered by dishonest advertisements, of the self proclaimed religious, the claimed ownership of … More Become a fan on facebook – Send President Obama a FLIP FLOP postcard

Breaking Shirley Tan Invited to UAFA Hearing

By Melanie Nathan – Breaking – Today,  1.30 PM. Senator Leahy , (D-VT) extended an invitation to Shirley Tan to testify at the UAFA hearing on June 3rd before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Shirley Tan, her wife Jay and their twelve year old twinsons, together with ‘yours truly’  will be traveling next week to DC for the hearings … More Breaking Shirley Tan Invited to UAFA Hearing

As we speak…our brothers and sister are being detained, in this the “Land of the Free”

I personally can name two binational partners/spouses who are being held in ICE detention. If they were legally able to marry their same-sex permanent partner or if  their marriages recognized, by Federal Law, (i.e. no Defense of Marriage Act) their same-sex spouse would have the right to petition for them to stay in the USA.  … More As we speak…our brothers and sister are being detained, in this the “Land of the Free”

Miss California and Donald Trump use President Obama as a shield for their bigotry and to clear and smear…

Donald Trump, Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA Pageant conducted a press conference today, to clear Ms. California and smear equality for America’s lesbian and gay community. Trump and Perjean purported to align to President Obama’s position and statement on gay marriage.  The conference was used as a platform (mmm maybe he was thinking Rosie – vendetta-in his overt endorsement … More Miss California and Donald Trump use President Obama as a shield for their bigotry and to clear and smear…

Queercents shuts down new blogger’s first blog to comments….

What makes me mad   Have you ever heard of an editor closing the comments down on a Blogger’s  post?  Serena Editor of QueerCents did just that, and I quote:  “Serena Says:  May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm  Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of many of the comments on this thread, comments have been … More Queercents shuts down new blogger’s first blog to comments….

Miss California shows her values….. and karma rears her ever-rearing head….

    I knew that Ms. California Carie Perjean would have her day; it just came a lot quicker than I anticipated.  I do not know if I have this telepathic connection to the” KARMA goddess” or if its simply ‘par for the course,’ but the ‘holier than thou’ antics have indeed ‘ come a croper.’  I … More Miss California shows her values….. and karma rears her ever-rearing head….

Breaking – Maine the fifth? Now its up to the Governor…..

Will Maine be number 5?    What about California – we expect to hear from the Supreme Court California on the validity of Prop 8 by no later than June 03, 2009. Breaking 8.45 Pacific Coast time Maine lawmakers OK gay marriage; governor on fence The Maine Legislature has given final approval to gay marriage and … More Breaking – Maine the fifth? Now its up to the Governor…..

Thank you for the mainstream expose PEOPLE MAGAZINE

I had the great pleasure of working with Susan Young to bring the TAN MERCADO immigration matter to PEOPLE MAGAZINE.  I wanted to thank PEOPLE and Susan for doing justice to the Article.  The 36,000 afflicted LGBT binational couples need mainstream exposure – hopefully the readers will find the compassion and true value in family … More Thank you for the mainstream expose PEOPLE MAGAZINE

IOWA YOU ROCK! Gay Marriage in Heartland.

Gay Marriage in Iowa.  The tought that only liberal Judges make correct constitutional endorsements of Gay Rights is over.  This sweeping ruling proves its constitutionally an abomination to deny gay partners their right to marry. Time for Federal rights too – pending marriage rights in all US States, COngress muct pass the Unificaton of American Families … More IOWA YOU ROCK! Gay Marriage in Heartland.

Press Release Shirley Tan

San Francisco, California “This is a good day for this family, but their fight is not over,” said Chris Waddling, Binational Couples Outreach Director for Marriage Equality USA. Shirley Tan, the California mother of two who was to be deported April 3rd has been given a stay of deportation until April 22nd pending the possibility of further action. Thanks to the heroic efforts of her counsel, Melanie Nathan, lawyer Phyllis Beech, Rep. Jackie Speier [CA-12], Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Immigration Equality’s Julie Kruse, Ms Tan, her wife of 23 years, U.S. citizen Jay Mercado, and their two sons will not be saying goodbye to one another just yet. … More Press Release Shirley Tan

America can be such a sad place for so many

PLEASE CONGRESS 36,000 AMERICANS AND THEIR CHILDREN DESPERATELY SEEKING UAFA passage …. There are American citizens who are being discriminated against in a way that extends beyond civil rights into the realm of human rights and it has everything to do with immigration law – do you want to remain silent … read this and decide. Please ask your Senator to support and push for Uniting American Faminlies Act…. read on … More America can be such a sad place for so many

Feels like my entire life depends on 4 hours of alienable argument

The Court has taken the matter as submitted. Prop 8 is on the decision block. It seemed to me by listening to the questions of the esteemed Justices that proposition 8 may go through as valid. I feel despondent. Although I thought Ms. Stewart’s argument was articulate and clear and its jurisprudential profundity seemed to outweigh that of the opponent. … More Feels like my entire life depends on 4 hours of alienable argument

Urge Your Reps

Been on my mind for eight years…. Immigration rights for bi-national gay  and lesbian permanent partners now seeks refuge in the UAFA – Uniting American Families Act.  Nice name…. But that is what it seeks to do… this is a no-brainer.   It MUST be done. Please urge your rep to co-sponsor or sign on to … More Urge Your Reps