Monthly Archives: February 2013

Here’s The President’s Prop 8 Brief

SCOTUSblog has an analysis: Much of the logic of the government’s brief — its first entry into the controversy over California’s Proposition 8 — could be read to support a right to marriage equality in every state, but it did not endorse that idea explicitly. [Snip] In essence, the position of the federal government would simultaneously give some support to ...

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Homocons Join GOP Prop 8 Brief

Yesterday we learned that about 75 GOP figures had signed onto a joint Supreme Court brief supporting the overturn of Prop 8.  Today we get the full list of names and note that a number of  well-known homocons have signed on. Most notable, of course, is that the brief itself bears the name of former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, the ...

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PFLAG Files Prop 8 Brief

Parent, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) today filed a Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  The brief includes numerous real life stories of gay people and their families and is relatively light on legal citations. Hit the link and read the stories.

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Bishops Order Priests To Encourage Attendance At NOM’s Hate March

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a letter to all American dioceses that orders every parish to consider encouraging parishioners to attend NOM’s hate march on the Supreme Court. We are grateful for this opportunity to express support for the Marriage March and to encourage participation in this event. We realize that the march will occur during ...

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Teabaggers Target Rep. Aaron Schock

The ultra right-wing Club For Growth announced today that they will put up a primary challenger to closet case Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) because he isn’t teabagger enough. After citing a litany of “liberal votes” made by Schock, the group closes their letter to him with this: Congressman Schock, your liberal record speaks for itself. You understandably would like to ...

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Just Read This

No spoilers. No post labels. Just read this.

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Obama To File Prop 8 Brief

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NFL Players Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File SCOTUS Brief On Prop 8

NFL stars and LGBT allies Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo today filed a joint Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  From the brief’s introduction: Sports figures receive a celebrity status that influences a large majority of the American population. For far too long, professional sports have been a bastion of bigotry, intolerance, and small-minded prejudice ...

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Robertson Can Pray You A Million Dollars

“It’s done! In Jesus’ name!”

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LGBT Groups File Prop 8 Brief

Almost 30 local LGBT groups have filed a joint Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  Headlining the brief are the the Utah Pride Center, the Campaign for Southern Equality, and the Equality Federation. A majority of the groups are from the South.  Hit the link and read their arguments.

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House Passes Inclusive VAWA

The House has approved the LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act over the vehement objections of anti-gay hate groups. The Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994, but it expired in 2011 and was not renewed last year. The act provides federal assistance to health care providers and law enforcement agencies that prosecute domestic violence.  When the bill passed ...

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FRC’s Prayer Of The Day

From the Family Research Council’s prayer team: Pray that pro-family leaders, Democrat and Republican, and our sharp pro-family lawyers will rise to neutralize this blitz campaign to confuse Americans and the Court. Continue to pray for each member of the Supreme Court and for those will argue the case for Biblical, natural marriage. May God extend mercy to America amid ...

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Taiwan Animators On The Pope

Nailed it.

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California Files Prop 8 Brief

From the brief’s conclusion: “Proponents lack standing to pursue this appeal. If this Court has jurisdiction over their appeal, it should affirm the decision below.” NOTE: Today is the deadline for amicus briefs on both cases and AFER tells us that there will be an avalanche of filings. I’ll pull out the most interesting ones and provide a recap later ...

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

There’s little joy today in Teabagistan, although a few commenters are pleased.

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“The damage Benedict XVI has done to the Catholic Church and the papacy may be far from over. All I can say about yesterday’s developments is that they seem potentially disastrous and also indicative to me of something truly weird going on underneath all of this. Benedict’s handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the ...

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Invisible No Longer

Visit the pro-gay SCOTUS march page. (Via Scott Wooledge)

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Gay MS Mayoral Candidate Murdered

Marco McMillian, who some say was the first openly gay political candidate in the history of Mississippi, was found murdered yesterday.  McMillian was running for mayor of the small town of Clarksdale. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith said the body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday at about 10 a.m. The sheriff’s office said ...

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Weirdest Fox Clip Ever?

I’m not even gonna set it up. Just watch.

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New California Marriage Poll

Click over to Zack Ford at Think Progress for the rest of the results.

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