Posts Tagged marriage equality

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Amazing and moving photos of the amazing and moving lesbian relationship behind today’s DOMA Supreme Court Case.

Boston College is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who distribute condoms.

How Getting Rid Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Will Boost The Economy”

Activists in New York City staged a flash mob inside a pharmacy on Tuesday to demand universal access to the morning-after pill.

NBC newscaster Jenna Wolfe comes out and announces she and her partner Stephanie Gosk are having a baby.

It looks like DOMA may be struck down. Fingers crossed.

A Singaporean government-funded campaign is trying to use fairy tales to urge women to have children.

Exploring the political ambition gender-gap.

Some great images floating around ...

Amazing and moving photos of the amazing and moving lesbian relationship behind today’s DOMA Supreme Court Case.

Boston College is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who distribute condoms.

How Getting Rid Of The ...

A translation of the Supreme Court’s arguments against marriage equality

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on California’s Prop 8, the law banning same-sex marriage in California. Because legalese is hard to understand, I’ve translated some of the arguments made against marriage equality, and one of the arguments made for it, from yesterday’s hearing.

1. Justice Samuel Alito kvetched to the Solicitor General Donald Verrilli,  “Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new…. But you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cell phones or the Internet? I mean we — we are not — we do not have the ability to see the future.”

Translation: Gay marriage is really new so we ...

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on California’s Prop 8, the law banning same-sex marriage in California. Because legalese is hard to understand, I’ve translated some of the arguments made against marriage equality, and one ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: SCOTUS Prop 8 hearing edition

Flashback to 2009 for some musical Prop 8-hating.

SCOTUSblog predicts the Court’s June decision and analyzes Kennedy’s power.

The Atlantic Wire: “The Justices are Hedging.”

Check out the (now hours-old) live updates from The Lede.

Think Progress calls out the SCOTUS on its cowardice.

A timeline of politicians’ support for marriage equality.

The Onion weighs in on the case as well.

Californians regret passing Prop 8.

Same-sex marriage: 1. Sexual freedom: 0.

Why marriage is the wrong goal.

Revisit Hilton Al’s 2011 New Yorker article “Gay Marriage and Queer Life.”

As well as Jason Anthony’s piece in the Boston Review.

Same-sex marriage is ...

Flashback to 2009 for some musical Prop 8-hating.

SCOTUSblog predicts the Court’s June decision and analyzes Kennedy’s power.

The Atlantic Wire: “The Justices are Hedging.”

Check out the (now hours-old)

Quick Hit: California Attorney General makes the case for marriage equality

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

Before tomorrow’s Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8, take a look at California’s Attorney General’s argument against the ban on same-sex marriage. She nails it in under a minute. (Here’s a partial transcript)

And from Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill who announced her support this morning: “Good people disagree with me. On the other hand, my children have a hard time understanding why this is even controversial. I think history will agree with my children.”

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

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Republican Senator Rob Portman changes his mind on marriage equality because of his gay son

In a moving tribute to his son Will, who is gay, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced his support of marriage equality. The celebrated conservative senator, once on the short list to become Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, writes in a column published today in The Columbus Dispatch:

I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married.

That isn’t how I’ve always felt. As a congressman, and more recently as a senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then something happened that led me to think through my ...

In a moving tribute to his son Will, who is gay, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced his support of marriage equality. The celebrated conservative senator, once on the short list to become Mitt Romney’s running ...

BREAKING: Marriage equality passes in English House of Commons

Woo hoo! Next stop, House of Lords!

The BBC reports:

MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs.

The Commons voted in favour of the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day’s debate on the bill.

Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as “an important step forward” that strengthens society.

Related: Get your shit together, Australia and America!

Woo hoo! Next stop, House of Lords!

The BBC reports:

MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs.

The Commons voted in favour of ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs.

Enter a short film in the Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest and win a cash prize!

Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object.

Please, anti-choicers, let’s keep Lilly Potter out of this.

Kiera Feldman looks at the long White Flight of American Jews moving to illegal settlements in “Israel” (Spoiler alert: they’re not within Israel’s legal borders.)

Marriage equality! It’s just like “legalizing male breastfeeding”!

Florida man accused of fraud for taking his wife’s… last name.

In case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs.

Enter a short film in the Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest and win a cash prize!

Teenage ...

Obama taps gay Latino poet for 2nd inauguration

Sometimes good news comes with bad news.  First the bad, which is the rather disappointing news that an anti-gay preacher will give the benediction at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration. Back in the mid-1990s Pastor Louie Giglio promoted that ex-gay therapy nonsense and railed against homosexuality in sermons.  You would think after Pastor Rick Warren, the inaugural committee wouldn’t want to put anti-gay preachers next to the president who is now on record as a supporter of marriage equality. But hey, what do I know and I’m not on the committee.

Now for the good news!  Richard Blanco, a gay Latino poet, will read at the president’s second inauguration on January 21st. Blanco will be the youngest poet to read ...

Sometimes good news comes with bad news.  First the bad, which is the rather disappointing news that an anti-gay preacher will give the benediction at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration. Back in the mid-1990s Pastor Louie Giglio ...

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