Tag Archives: marriage equality

CA: Gay Prisoners Can Marry

Gay prison inmates in California will be able to marry their non-imprisoned partners. Gay inmates in state prisons and county jails will soon be able to marry their partners, as long as their spouse is not also incarcerated, prison and jail operators said Thursday. State prison and county jail overseers were putting finishing touches on the new policy to follow …

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“We Have Our Differences”

In the waning minutes of his address, Barack Obama made an acknowledgment of gay rights that seemed meant to both encourage LGBT followers and reassure others that he isn’t in our evil clutches: “I know we have our differences on same sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the …

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Good News: Prop 8 Losing In Latest Poll

According to the latest poll, the ballot referendum to ban gay marriage in California is in serious trouble. A majority of likely voters, 54 percent, oppose ending gay marriage, compared with 40 percent who support it, the poll said. The result is similar to the findings of a Field Poll in July, which found that 51 percent of likely California …

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San Diego Hyatt CFO: Gay Boycott Could Cost Millions

As LGBT and labor groups continue their boycott of Doug Manchester’s hotel properties in San Diego, the CFO of the company has warned executives that the losses may be in the millions. Several large groups have canceled conventions at the hotel since the boycott launched. Officials at the Manchester Financial Group have argued for weeks that a boycott by gay …

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RNC Platform Calls For Gay Marriage Ban

A revised and much shorter draft of the Republican National Convention platform calls for a constitutional ban on gay marriage. But the Log Cabin Republicans’ Scott Tucker is unconcerned. Despite the stylistic change, familiar divisions are back as Republicans debate the principles over two days and strive for a united front behind McCain. That means bridging some differences, detouring around …

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Christianists To Boycott Hallmark

The right-wing has come out swinging against Hallmark’s line of gay marriage cards. Both the American Family Association and the Family Policy Network have issued protests, with the latter announcing a “full-scale boycott” of Hallmark. A full-scale boycott against the world’s largest greeting card company will begin next week, prompted by the introduction of new products intended to congratulate recipients …

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Anti-Gay Sign Campaign Unfolds

More on the plan to place one million anti-gay signs in Californian’s yards: Early on a late September morning, if all goes according to plan, 1 million Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus will open their doors, march down their front walks and plant “Yes on Proposition 8” signs in their yards to show they support repealing …

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McSuper Makes It Legal

Congratulations go out to our dear friends Mark Superdaddy Kane and Tim McSweeney, who slipped off to Provincetown last week and got married after thirteen years of living in sin. While we all feel a tiny bit cheated that we didn’t get to get drunk and cry over exchanged e e cummings poems or whatever, what Mark and Tim did …

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Mormons To Plant Hate In 1 Million Yards

The Mormon Church is coordinating a plan to put one million “Yes On 8” signs in Californians’ front yards on September 22nd. Boyd K. Packer, the president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Magic Underwear, has laid out the plan in a detailed message to the presidents of their klutches, or whatever you call a Mormon diocese. …

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A Message From Mrs. DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres posted this cute message on her site today. Almost a thousand commenters have chimed in with well wishes already.(Via – Towleroad)

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The Best Press Possible

To my mind, the upcoming cover story about Ellen’s wedding in People is the best of possible PR for the No On 8 campaign. Ellen DeGeneres is the most beloved person on TV, bigger than Oprah, and this joyous shot will go miles to convince those undecideds. Brilliant timing, truly.

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Knights Of Columbus Give $1M To Prop 8

The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has donated $1M to Protect Marriage, the group behind California’s ballot amendment to overturn gay marriage. Here is a message from Geoff Kors of Equality California: We learned today that the right-wing groups behind Proposition 8 received a $1 million contribution from the Knights of Columbus. The Catholic fraternal …

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Common Ground

At their joint forum at California’s Saddleback megachurch on Saturday, both candidates voiced their opposition to gay marriage. Though the candidates came down on opposite sides of the California initiative that would ban gay marriage, both stressed that they opposed same-sex marriage. Obama called marriage “a sacred union,” drawing applause when he added, “God is in the mix.” God is …

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Ellen & Portia To Wed This Weekend

Ellen Degeneres will marry her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi this weekend. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, 35, will wed this weekend in California, Usmagazine.com has learned exclusively. The pair are planning a small, intimate ceremony with only a few close friends and family.DeGeneres reflected on their upcoming nuptials at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in June. “I …

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Labor Ponies Up To Fight Prop 8

Big money rolled in from labor organizations at Saturday’s Equality California event in Los Angeles. The Service Employees International Union presented a $500K check and the California Teacher’s Association kicked in $250K. Another $25K came from AT&T. A total of $2M was raised, much of which will be used to fund the No On 8 campaign. Equality California’s Geoff Kors: …

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A Gay Revolution (But Not The Good Kind)

Famed science fiction writer Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) is so outraged about gay marriage, he wants to overthrow the government. From his op-ed piece in the Mormon Times: If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that …

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The Master Of Gay Divorce

Up in Massachusetts, the gay divorce industry is in high gear. Sometimes the joy of gay marriage is followed by the pain of gay divorce, but Peter Zupcofska is there to help. In Boston, he has become known as “the master of gay divorce.” And for a $25,000 retainer, he can lead couples through the intricacies of how to best …

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Christianists Take Gov. Paterson To Court Over Gay Marriage Recognition

Tomorrow the New York Supreme Court will hear the petition of the Alliance Defense Fund, who is suing Gov. Paterson over his order that state agencies recognize out of state gay marriages. Hilariously, their suit claims that Paterson doesn’t understand the dictionary definition of marriage. The Alliance Defense Fund is suing Mr. Paterson, citing an online dictionary’s definition of the …

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CA Bishops: Marriage Is For Making Babies

The bishops of the California Catholic Conference, which comprises all of that state’s dioceses, have signed on with the haters of Protect Marriage, saying that marriage is meant for procreation. They then went on to condemn marriages for infertile men and post-menopausal women. PSYCH! From their press release: Same-sex unions are not the same as opposite-sex unions. The marriage of …

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