Tag Archives: marriage equality

Rift Develops Between Prop. 8 Backers

There’s trouble between the two biggest backers of California’s Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. One group of haters doesn’t want the other group of haters joining the fight to keep the measure on the ballot. Because, get this, they hate TOO much. A united front by conservative forces against same-sex marriage in California is ...

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Massachusetts Senate Repeals Marriage Residency Requirement

Today the Massachusetts Senate repealed the 1913 law limiting marriages performed there to residents of the state. The bill passed by a general voice vote with no objections. The bill now moves to the state House of Representatives where it is expected to pass overwhelmingly. Governor Deval Patrick has promised to approve the bill “proudly”, which will put a recognized-at-home ...

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No Gifts, Please

Many marrying mo’s in California are requesting no wedding gifts, instead they are asking friends and family to donate to the fight against Proposition 8. Gays and lesbians marrying in California are ditching traditional wedding gifts and asking friends to contribute money to fight a ballot measure that would make their unions illegal. A month after California began legally marrying ...

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John McCain’s Sham Marriage

Today Michelangelo Signorile blasts the hypocrisy of John McCain’s stance on gay marriage, pointing out yesterday’s Los Angeles Times story which discusses the fact that McCain got engaged to his present wife Cindy while still legally married to his first wife, who had just been in a devastating car accident. In fact, McCain got his marriage license with Cindy several ...

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Wingnuttery Of The Day

From the Campaign for Children and Families, the group behind Proposition 8 in California.

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HomoQuotable – David Benkof

“It is with great sadness that I announce that I feel I must withdraw from openly supporting man-woman marriage in the United States. I recently learned quite a bit of disturbing information that makes it impossible for me to continue supporting a movement I no longer respect. I have not yet decided when or even if I will write about ...

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Census Bureau: No Counting Gay Marriages

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will not be counting gay marriages in its 2010 nationwide count of Americans and how they live. In fact they will “edit” the responses of legally married gay couples to change their status to “unmarried partners.” The U.S. Census Bureau, reacting to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and other mandates, plans to ...

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HomoQuotable – Robert Dekoven

“Many people are deeply upset that our fundamental right to marry will soon appear on a ballot for public vote. It won’t be the first time in California’s history. In past elections, we’ve had to fight against initiatives that would have prohibited GLBT teachers from teaching in public schools and an initiative that sought to segregate HIV-positive people from the ...

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Boycott Launched Against CA Hotelier

A coalition of marriage equality advocates and a hotel workers union in California are calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels owned by San Diego tycoon Doug Manchester after he donated $125K in support of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. The group’s message Thursday was to urge residents and tourists to stay at other ...

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Massachusetts May Roll Back Residency Requirement For Marriage

Good news out of Massachusetts – by next week gay New Yorkers may have a shorter trip to get hitched. State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on repealing a 1913 law that prevents out-of-state gay and lesbian couples from getting married in Massachusetts, reigniting a divisive debate on an issue that has stirred passions and put the state ...

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Marilyn Muskrat Back To Hating

Homegirl of the KKK, Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Duh), is making her third run at instituting a federal constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and has signed on as co-sponsor of the latest attempt. After more than a year of silence on amending the Constitution, and now facing a tough battle for re-election to a third term, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) ...

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Obama Comes Out Against CA Marriage Ban

Barack Obama has issued a letter to a San Francisco-based gay political group in which he states his opposition to the November ballot measure which would ban gay marriage in California. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who previously said the issue of gay marriage should be left up to each state, has announced his opposition to a California ballot measure ...

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Schwarzenegger On Meet The Press

On Meet The Press yesterday, Tom Brokaw asked California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about the gay marriage ballot referendum. MR. BROKAW: You have a lot of propositions on the ballot again this fall. One of them would mean a constitutional ban on gay marriages. Do you support that? GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: No, not at all. As a matter of fact, I think ...

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Gay Marriage Back On AZ Ballot

Just as in 2006, an anti-gay marriage ballot referendum will go before Arizona’s voters in November. In the final hours of one of the longest state legislative sessions on record, state Senators approved a measure sending a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to the fall ballot. The long-anticipated vote on the measure followed hours of angry, raucous debate, in which ...

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McSame Joins Gay Haters In CA

It took McSame a long time to finally say what we knew was coming. Here’s his short email to the haters of Protect Marriage. “I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe ...

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You Just Have To Laugh

Check out the co-sponsors of a new federal “Marriage Protection Amendment”. Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage “shall consist only of the union of a man and a ...

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Fasting In The Name Of Hate

San Diego-based Pastor Jim Garlow will make a 40-day fast leading up to election day in order to rally evangelical attention to the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. On Wednesday, Garlow took a first step toward organizing clergy in the state, convening a conference call in which more than 1,000 ministers, most from evangelical congregations, discussed tactics for passing a fall ...

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Arizona Marriage Ban Not Dead Yet

On Tuesday, Arizona’s state Senators narrowly voted down a bill that you put gay marriage on the November ballot. But wait, the bill isn’t quite dead yet. A proposed amendment that would limit marriage in Arizona to opposite-sex couples has more lives than a cat and still could appear on the November ballot. Each time the measure comes to a ...

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Marion Barry Endorses Gay Marriage

Former mayor and current Washington DC City Councilman Marion Barry has come out in favor of gay marriage there. D.C. Council Member Marion Barry said that he would vote for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the city, if such a measure is introduced. It’s the first time the former mayor has publicly revealed his position on a marriage bill. ...

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Conservative CA Paper Endorses Marriage Equality

The Orange County Register, the conservative voice of California’s most notoriously conservative county, has published an editorial in support of gay marriage. Our preference would be for the government not to be involved in marriage, the most fundamental of institutions in a civil society. Why two people who want to be married should be required to get a license from ...

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