Tag Archives: marriage equality

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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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Re-enter your childhood, but imagine your first crush, first kiss, first date and first sexual encounter, all bereft of any hope of marriage as a destination for your feelings. Re-enter your first serious relationship, but think about it knowing that marrying the person is out of the question. “Imagine that in the law’s eyes you and your soul mate will …

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Joe Bruno Announces Retirement

Oh, happy day! New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno (R-Brunswick), long the greatest obstacle to getting LGBT rights advanced in the state, has announced that he will not seek reelection. Bruno’s decision will end a more than three-decade career that led him to become one of the most powerful men in state government, and the defacto leader of …

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CA Supes Asked To Remove Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Item

Led by Equality California, a coalition of gay rights groups have petitioned the state Supreme Court to remove the anti-gay marriage initiative from the November ballot. Gay-rights advocates asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to remove a proposed state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage from the November ballot, saying it would destroy fundamental rights that cannot be legally altered …

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2700 CA Licenses In Two Days

California’s county clerks did a week’s worth of business in the first two days of legal gay marriage: In the two days since same-sex couples have been allowed to wed in California, the number of marriage licenses issued statewide has surpassed that of an entire typical June week, according to a Times survey of the state’s 58 county clerks. Just …

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HomoQuotable – Armistead Maupin

“The sad truth is that gay rights has always been the disposable card of liberal politics. The very fact of our existence is still “controversial” even to those who make a noise about being our friends. We’re still the fly in the ointment, the “divisive issue” that can lose an election. Just look at the weak-kneed response from the Clinton …

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Defending The Sacred

This cartoon was published in 2004 during the Massachusetts marriage battle. Not much has changed, has it?

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Haters Fail Again In CA

Another failure by the Liberty Counsel in their desperate last minute bid to stop California’s gay marriages: A California state appeals court on Tuesday refused a motion by a conservative group to halt the rush by same-sex couples to marry. The Campaign for California Families argued that marriage licenses should not be issued until the legislature amends dozens of state …

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Marriage Step-By-Step

Veteran gay reporter Rex Wockner has posted a nice marriage photo essay from San Diego, following gay couples from paying for their license right up to saying their vows. Sweet. UPDATE: Rex’s partner has posted video of San Diego’s first gay wedding (the guys pictured above).

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