06/06/2011, by Melanie Nathan San Francisco- On Sunday, June 26, swimmers from throughout the country will swim 1.2 miles in the San Francisco Bay to raise critical awareness and funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in California. The event, benefiting Equality California, will challenge experienced swimmers to a course from Alcatraz Island … More Olympian Gary Hall to “Swim for Equality” in San Francisco Bay
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….
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…
Not unpredictable – says Melanie Nathan, author of this post! Press Conference – Mexico- Today President Obama confirmed some of my fears in so far as they relate to Uniting American Families Act – UAFA and comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). “I’ve got a lot on my plate and it’s very important for us … More Why Healthcare has Impacted Uniting American Families Act… because it has in essence halted Comprehensive Immigration Reform
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
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….
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 …
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….
Melanie Nathan Lesbian mom, “Me and our Baby” Today I was picked up by a BLOGGER that sees Gays and Lesbians as lesser Americans Michigan Redneck II – (yes that is what the blogger calls him/herself) – – or so I presume from the postings. THIS IS WHAT SHE WROTE ON … More .. time to talk? Not sure yet..
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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On April 10th, Shirley Tan received good news and bad news on her rollercoaster ride to or from permanence in the USA. Shirley received notice from the BIA that a deportation order was re-issued giving her 30 days to voluntarily leave the USA. The good news is the admittance that the prior order was not … More Update Shirley Tan Deportation- out of options
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
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
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
Our little one turns 4 today. She deserves the recognition and respect that all other children have when it comes to rights for her parents. She is a fact of life and she has the right to be acknowledged by the law… … More Today is my daughter’s 4th Birthday and she deserves a NO on 8
“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/
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Crime in South Africa; violence against lesbian -stats- murders in South Africa – refer to tha article referenced…. credit to blogger Brielle. … More ATTENTION, I said “A.tT.e-N?T/ioN?”