Posts Tagged gay marriage

Deportation case dropped for person in same-sex marriage.

It’s a good week for moving towards a world that doesn’t discriminate based on your sexual preference. Yesterday, immigration authorities dropped a pending deportation case against Henry Valendia, a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man. This case could set a precedent for future deportation cases being dropped as we watch to see if DOMA will truly be abandoned by the feds.

via NYTimes.

“This action shows that the government has not only the power but the inclination to do the right thing when it comes to protecting certain vulnerable populations from deportation,” said the couple’s lawyer, Lavi Soloway.

The case has been closely watched across the country by lawyers and advocates who viewed it as a test ...

It’s a good week for moving towards a world that doesn’t discriminate based on your sexual preference. Yesterday, immigration authorities dropped a pending deportation case against Henry Valendia, a Venezuelan man who is married to an American ...

Navy to disallow on base same-sex weddings.

Due to pressure from Republican lawmakers the Navy is set to reverse it’s decision on allowing military chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages on navy bases.

via the Advocate.

In an April 13 memo on “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal training, Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, clarified that base facilities are “sexual orientation neutral,” and that chaplains may perform marriages for gay couples “if it is conducted in accordance with the laws of a state which permits same-sex marriage[.]” Chaplains could elect to officiate should a ceremony be “consistent with the tenets of his or her religious organization.”

But Tidd reversed course late Tuesday, writing that his guidance is suspended pending “additional legal and policy review and inter-Departmental ...

Due to pressure from Republican lawmakers the Navy is set to reverse it’s decision on allowing military chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages on navy bases.

via the Advocate.

In an April 13 memo on “don’t ask, don’t ...

Gay parenting more common in the South.

There is an interesting article in the New York Times today that in “the South” there have sprung up communities of gay parents of very diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the data show, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country, according to Gary Gates, a demographer at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gay couples in Southern states like Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are more likely to be raising children than their counterparts on the West Coast, in New York and in New England.

The pattern, identified by Mr. Gates, is also notable because the families in this region defy the stereotype ...

There is an interesting article in the New York Times today that in “the South” there have sprung up communities of gay parents of very diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the data show, child rearing among same-sex couples ...

What We Missed

Monica Marquez just became the first openly gay Latina Supreme Court Justice in Colorado. Woot!

Ann talks about why 2010 was not a good year for women in politics.

Why the best argument against gay marriage is a big failure.

Colorlines reports that residential segregation fell to its lowest point in 100 years in 2009 according to the census.

Monica Marquez just became the first openly gay Latina Supreme Court Justice in Colorado. Woot!

Ann talks about why 2010 was not a good year for women in politics.

Why the best argument against gay marriage ...

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