by Cathy Kristofferson, June 28, 2013 Today 5 same-gender couples applied for marriage licenses in the registry office in the Admiralty Side, a district of St. Petersburg, Russia. Officials at the registry explained that the licenses are only intended for couples of opposite gender and sent them on their way. This is a bold move in … More Same gender couples risking arrest apply for Marriage Licenses in Russia
By Cathy Kristofferson, May 14, 2013. Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted 37 to 30 to approve marriage equality. Their vote followed last Thursday’s 75 to 59 vote in favor in the Minnesota State House. Today Governor Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law at 5 p.m. CT with the bill going into effect on August 1st. … More Minnesota brings marriage equality to an even dozen U.S. States
Seems to be exactly where the Religious Right is digging in these days. By Cathy Kristofferson, May 02, 2013. Two legislative initiatives now underway on Capital Hill greatly underscore the fact that it is the Religious Right who is seeking ‘special rights’ not the LGBT community, as we are so often accused. The Comprehensive Immigration … More The Special Rights Battleground of ENDA and Immigration Reform
Photo impressions from the first day’s activities.. I sure hope NOM comes back tomorrow, they were fun! By Cathy Kristofferson, March 26, 2013 This blog piece should really be titled ‘O-Blog-Dee goes to Washington, too busy to blog…’! Both Melanie and I are here in Washington D.C. trying to keep up with all that’s going … More Photo-blog of the Prop8 the day of the SCOTUS hearings
Civil rights, religious, Republican, military leaders and families to speak at historic event By Cathy Kristofferson, March 23, 2013 Supporters of marriage equality will gather at 8:30am Tuesday morning on the steps of the Supreme Court before the first of two marriage equality hearings. The speakers will include an impressive collection of civil rights activists, … More Headline Speakers Announced for Tuesday, March 26 Marriage Equality Gathering at Supreme Court
Melanie on Lez Get real:- The very same culprits who passed Proposition 8, with all their Mormon funding, individual hate and corporate dollars threatening yet again, are now flooding the Governor with calls to block the Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act. Co-sponsored by our colleagues at Equality California and Sen. Mark Leno, SB 54, … More reBlog ALERT- California Cry – Time is of the Essence – Help needed- Call Now
This is what we need to see more of – We should urge all those who voted for DOMA to now co-sponsor its repeal under the new Respect for Marriage Act introduced this week by Rep. Jerrold Nadler. Proudly changing my position on DOMA (Rep. Earl Blumenauer By Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) … More Ask your Congress Members to Redeem Themselves….
How the Hate for 8 Hurt my Child… Before the California Court ruled I asserted in my blog “The fate of California’s same-sex marriage hangs in the balance, as the Justices prepare their ruling on the challenges to the validity of Proposition 8.” Now is has ruled and the impact is so egregious that the … More AS Prop 8 makes its way to the BIG COURT…. I revisit its impact on my child…
This token offering is just that; it serves only to highlight what he has NOT done for all the LGBT community … More I do not work for the Federal government and
I just received an email addressed probably to all of President Obama’s supporters asking for support on health care. I am not lending my suupport to anything until I get the promised repeal of DOMA. As selfish as it sounds, I am sick of our community being taken for granted. Use us and then abuse … More DOMA – DECLARE OBAMA MISSING in ACTION
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
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….
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….
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…..
Why does Congress put matters of footbal ahead of immigrations equality? I don’t get it. Why is UAFA legislation not on the floor as a priority? I don’t get it!
Media priorities highlighted in this unlikely comparative excercise… between Boyle, Miss California, and equal rights for lesbians and Gays…. check it out – Melanie Nathan authors … More What does Miss California, Carrie Prejean and Susan Boyle have in common
If you watch this you will be touched…… … More OH SAY…..
I am not sure how many more WOW’s I can handle this month! This is another. The synchronicity in my mind is ALL about UAFA (Uniting American Families Act.) My determination to passage for UAFA selfishly limits me this month; so all I can say is one more vote closer to the demise of the Republican filibuster, especially on LGBT … More Arlen Specter – Impact on DOMA and UAFA
Naughty is the man who picked his nose and then delicately tested the keyboard of that HP laptop in BestBuy. Use your brain moron. You wanna turn us all into swine? Now, how do I get my 4 year old to stop biting her nails and picking her nose? Should I keep her at home … More Swine Flu
Picked up on FANCAST blog:- “This afternoon the Fox network issued a statement saying it will air regular programming Wednesday night instead of President Obama’s 100-day news conference. “The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 PM (ET),” Fox said via a carefully worded statement. … More This is unbelievably shameful – Shame on FOX!
The first 100 days … More ‘Carpe diem’ – seize the 100th day!
Forthcoming Same-Sex Sacramental Marriage Litigation-
Universal Life Church Monastery has retained two constitutional law firms, which include Arizona-based DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy, and Seattle-based Carney Badley Spellman.
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Please help the TAN family by supporting the passage of a private bill. Contact Melanie Nathan of private Courts, at the address provided. … More Save Shirley Tan Urgent – deportation set for 4/3/09
S . 424 At the request of Mr. LEAHY, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. MERKLEY) was added as a cosponsor of S . 424 , a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful … More S.424 Oregon’s Merkeley added as co-sponsor of UAFA
MORMON CHURCH WITH CALIFORNIA FPPC BASED ON LEAKED CHURCH DOCUMENTS –ALLEGES CHURCH SET UP ILLEGAL “FRONT GROUP” To thnk that my family’s life has been detrimentally impacted by the Mormon Church in this Country that separates Church from State- albeit indirect this Church is tax exempt ……………….. I do not belief that PROP 8 would have passed had the California voters known that all those adds were funded by the MORMAN CHURCH, via Utah….read on and please comment
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
“Last November, 13,402,566 California voters expressed themselves for or against Proposition 8, … … More PROP 8 = HATE
Immigration Equality, Marriage Equality USA, Out4Immigration, Join the Impact, API Equality, and Love Exiles, is asking everyone to take a moment to call your representative in Washington to ask that they join Rep. Nadler as a co-sponsor of this bill. http://www.hrcbackstory.org/
… More AMERICANS IN EXILE – http://www.hrcbackstory.org/