Asm. Low and Sen. Wiener Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Proposition 8 Sponsored by Equality California and civil rights organizations, ACA 5 would bring a 2024 ballot initiative to voters to remove anti-same sex marriage language from the California constitution SACRAMENTO — In an effort to combat anti-LGBTQ+ hate and protect marriage equality, Assemblymember Evan … More Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Proposition 8
Christian and Daniel have been a couple for 20 years and counting. It was always clear to them that we wanted to get married – and did as soon as the law allowed it in Switzerland.In December 2020, Switzerland’s government finally announced that they would introduce marriage equality. “We thought that our time had finally … More Help Couples Fight Switzerland’s Anti-Marriage Equality Referendum
By Melanie Nathan- Last month we reported a victory for LGBTQI equality and same-sex couples in South Africa, when the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament adopted a Civil Union Amendment Bill that could lead to full marriage equality for South Africa’s same-sex community. Now that journey to becoming law is one step closer to … More South African Parliament votes to approve Civil Union Amendment for Full Marriage Equality
July, 20, 2011, by Melanie Nathan, (WASHINGTON, DC) – At today the US Senate Judiciary Committee held the first-ever hearing on repealing the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act, ” highlighting the harms that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” causes loving, committed same-sex couples and their families. The Respect for Marriage Act, sponsored by Senator … More First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Repeal of DOMA Marriage Discrimination Law
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Two men were the first same-sex couple to marry in Latin America, although they had to find a location that would be open to a such a marriage. The ceremony took place South of Buenos Aires, in Ushuaia, a remote seaside fishing village that is closer to Antarctica than Buenos Aires during … More First same-sex couple to Marry in Latin America
reBlog from lezgetreal.com – I wrote this and ask you to pass it on – we must display -now or never Anger aside, what is truly most hurtful to me is my own ebbing trust; a tide that is pulling me farther and farther out to sea and with every “NO you cannot,” my wedding … More The Good, the Bad, and the Gutless …..
This is what I thought after yet another big equality disappointment – the Choir has heard enough Melanie Nathan’s Comment : This is just too much. I keep thinking why do they disapprove of us? Why are we so badly thought of by our fellow Americans- that they would not want to give us our … More reBlog from lezgetreal.com: AS NY assembly shelves gay marriage vote… we must start the Great Big Gay PR Campaign
Read my post on LEZGETREAL Blog site its serious now oh and boycott Maine Lobster – not Kosher: Indeed the next obvious step is legislation that prohibits one’s right to divorce. Divorce is not an inherent right; it is one that is granted by specific statute. For example in California there would be no … More Maine and California – “BAN DIVORCE” – next obvious step for the Sanctity of Marriage
I found this fascinating quote today: Go to link….. Mel 680 hits in 4 hours… its the slant…. So we can slant this in our favor, my LGBT friends in Texas, if the AG, Abbott fights this he will be doing us a favor, a big favor, because they will be impounding their own Constitution … More reBlog from lezgetreal.com: Silly Them! AG in Texas takes Risk Fuelled by Homophobia
I was in DC this past week and spoke to a top staffer of Barney Frank. It was the day before the ENDA hearing. He told me the Congressman does not want to support the repeal until the passage of ENDA and Hate Crimes because, I was told, it is too much for the opponents … More No Games Barney- stop messing with my marriage or do I care?
When all was lost and there was no “next step” for Shirley Tan, about to be deported within mere weeks, Molly McKay of Marriage Equality called my office to see if I could be of assistance. Unfortunately Shirley’s was a losing case and she was told that there was nothing anyone could do to help … More Shirley Tan -Jay Mercado and the Twins visit the White House
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….
Congress can and will have a new attitude toward UAFA – but it is not going to happen until we empower our community to make appointments with their representatives in every district, to show up with their own stories asking for help and if they do not need help, then to show up with the stories of other constituents. Congress will buzz if the dialogue between Rep and Constituent is prevalent and persistent. Until this constituent push happens the D.C. insider intelligence is meaningless. If congress has not taken the issue on after we do this, then I will succumb to the current D.C. Intelligence. … More Comments about UAFA- do not be put off – be motivated
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
A Press conference in D.C. on Thursday was attended by Shirley Tan and her family when Mike Honda introduced the Reuniting Families Act. This legislation would, inter alia, extend to “permanent partners” the same naturalization rights accorded to spouses under the bill, allowing gay and lesbian Americans to seek legal residency for their immigrant same-sex partners. Although … More Press Conference Rep Mike Honda introduces Bill for Immigration Reform
Yet another major victory in New England: today New Hampshire’s governor signed marriage equality into law, making it the sixth state to allow loving same-sex couples to marry.
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
California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 Statement from California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton : “Today’s decision, while heartbreaking, doesn’t end the historic struggle for marriage equality. It renews our dedication to making sure all California families can again enjoy the dignity, commitment and responsibility of marriage. I commend the California Supreme Court for … More
JULY 27, 2008 – May, 26, 2009 WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE – ? “R.I.P MARRIAGE” – THE DEATH OF MY MARRIAGE BY THE VOICE OF CALIFORNIA, ENDORSED BY THE BENCH? OR “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HONEY” – MARRIED TEN MONTHS” – BY ORDER OF COURT! Marriage Equality Join us on the Steps of the Court 400 McAllister, … More Tonight the fate of our marriage, albeit decided, hangs in my psychological balance….
“Decision Day” is on Tuesday! The California Supreme Court just announced that it will release its decision on the fate of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26. The court will either uphold the Constitution, recognizing equal protection under the law, or uphold discrimination, taking away fundamental civil rights from a minority. DECISION DAY – Tuesday … More Decision Day Proposition 8
Waiting for California proposition 8 Judicial decision I reflect on the harm to my children … More What next ? … as we continue to protect our kids..we wait for the news …PROP 8 …
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”
“Marriage is an institution designed to protect children,” said a Lou Dobb guest, David Blackenhorn. “Marriage is pro child. Therefore we need to should save the INSTITUTION of marriage.” Yet Mr. Blackenhorn argued himself into a very tight corner, when he said children should have both a mother and a father and in the next breathe referred … More Lou Dobbs – well done anyway…
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…
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….