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  • Gay Dallas man files Texas’ first same-sex divorce petition

    01/21/2009 6:10:58 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 58 replies · 1,296+ views
    Dallas Voice ^ | Jan 21 09 | Dallas voice
    A gay Dallas man who married his husband in 2006 when they lived in Massachusetts has filed what is believed to be Texas’ first same-sex divorce petition.
  • Caption the same-sex demonstrators

    11/07/2008 9:19:39 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 24 replies · 2,140+ views
    Protesters march down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 during a 'No on Prop 8'' rally. In a heartbreaking defeat for the gay-rights movement, California voters put a stop to gay marriage, creating uncertainty about the legal status of 18,000 same-sex couples who tied the knot during a four-month window of opportunity opened by the state's highest court. Hundreds demonstrate outside the Los Angeles Mormon Temple against the Church's support of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that banned gay marriage, in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. Protesters hold signs...

    09/30/2008 9:41:14 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 2 replies · 410+ views ^ | 9/30/2008 | Unknown
    MISSOULA, Mont. — A judge ruled in favor of a woman who sought parental rights to a boy and girl adopted by her former same-sex partner, a decision described as a first for Montana. Michelle Kulstad sought joint custody of two children _ an 8-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl _ adopted by Barbara Maniaci. In his ruling Monday, District Judge Ed McLean agreed. "To discriminate further against Ms. Kulstad because of her sexual preference in this day and age is no different than telling a person to go to the back of the bus because of her skin color,"...
  • Dancers, bikers and married couples, too [San Diego, Same Sex Pride]

    07/20/2008 9:36:40 AM PDT · by TheDon · 22 replies · 262+ views
    Union-Tribune ^ | July 20, 2008 | Penni Crabtree
    All the familiar trappings, the flamboyant and the tongue-and-cheek, were there. The buff guys in gold sequins. The leather-clad women riding Harley hogs. The vendors hawking necklaces with oversized rainbow-colored beads. The crowd of more than 150,000, piled six deep in some places along the parade route from Hillcrest to Balboa Park, cheerfully ogling the spectacle. Yet more than anything else, the 34th annual San Diego Pride parade and festival yesterday was an emotional celebration – after the California Supreme Court ruling in May that legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples – of the absolutely ordinary. Of the shared...
  • Donation to Same-Sex Marriage Foes Brings Boycott Calls

    07/18/2008 4:25:37 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 9 replies · 92+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 17, 2008 | REBECCA CATHCART
    A hotel owner’s $125,000 donation to support a ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in the state has become a flashpoint, with opponents calling for a boycott of two of his hotels and supporters highlighting the donation in a fund-raising letter. The hotelier, Doug Manchester, donated the money to support the collection of signatures to qualify the initiative, which would amend the state’s Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, for the November ballot.
  • CA Voters Should “Recall” Why Prop 22 Was Abandoned

    05/17/2008 5:00:17 PM PDT · by GaryWiram · 11 replies · 120+ views
    A Few Days With Figgins ^ | Saturday, May 17, 2008 | Gary Wiram
    In 2003, California held a statewide circus known as the Gubernatorial Recall election. That election actually considered two questions … Yes or No, should their sitting Governor, Gray Davis, be recalled? … And, if Yes, who of the 154 candidates should replace him? The slate of candidates included Actors, a Lieutenant Governor, a State Senator, Business People, a Porn Star, a Comedian, etc., etc. In the lead-up to this election, it seemed likely that Davis would be recalled. This gave the Republicans the opportunity to capture the Governorship of the nation’s most populous State from the Democrats. In my opinion,...
  • Trying New School of Thought; Public Districts Experiment w/Separating Students by Gender

    04/30/2008 7:28:39 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 55+ views
    JSOnline ^ | April 29, 2008 | Alan J. Borsuk
    Reduce it to a yes or no answer - was it a good idea for you to be in a class that was all girls this year? Who says yes? Twenty-six hands shoot into the air. A 27th joins with hesitation. And that is every student present in this eighth-grade classroom at the Milwaukee Education Center, known as MEC, a Milwaukee Public Schools middle school in an old Schlitz Brewery building north of downtown. Note the word public in the previous sentence. Single-sex education has long been part of the private school scene in Milwaukee and nationwide. But single-sex classes...
  • The matter of civil unions (the new civil right : same sexual orientation equality)

    01/28/2008 8:01:12 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 7 replies · 71+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 27, 2008 | Sun Editorials
    The Maryland General Assembly will soon consider legislation to remove the state's ban on same-sex marriage. We wholeheartedly support the effort. Numerous are the rewards - to the individuals involved and society as a whole - that spring from this vital social institution. The broad range of benefits (and obligations) that come with marriage should not be denied certain people because of sexual preference. That's why we believe the time may be right for Maryland to authorize civil unions for same-sex couples. Admittedly, it is not the same thing as marriage. It would require creation of a separate legal structure...
  • Obama argues for civil unions for gays

    08/11/2007 3:01:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,314+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday he wanted to tap into the "core decency" of Americans to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians, and argued that civil unions for same-sex couples wouldn't be a "lesser thing" than marriage. At a televised forum focusing on gay rights, the Illinois senator was asked to explain how civil unions for same-sex couples could be the equivalent of marriage. He said, "As I've proposed it, it wouldn't be a lesser thing, from my perspective. Obama belongs to the United Church of Christ, which supports gay marriage, but Obama has yet to go that far. All...
  • Same-sex marriage under study

    07/27/2007 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Desron13 · 13 replies · 710+ views
    Burlington Free Press | July 26, 2007 | Terri Hallenbeck
    Homosexual agenda on the march. This poll badly needs freeping. I can't excerpt the article do to the cannot be posted due to copyright complaint.
  • Puerto Ricans Rally to Stop 'Civil Unions'

    06/29/2007 5:03:22 AM PDT · by joeu · 20 replies · 444+ views
    MassResistance ^ | June 29, 2007 | Mass Resistance
    David Parker addresses 20,000 at massive march and rally in Puerto Rico, with blanket TV coverage, as citizens take to streets over proposed “civil unions” law! "You need a zero tolerance policy," Parker tells crowds.
  •'s Upside-Down View of Marriage

    06/15/2007 10:25:33 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 11 replies · 514+ views
    NewsBusters, ABC News Online ^ | 6/15/07 | Robert Knight
    After the Massachusetts Legislature voted to crush the marriage amendment ballot measure yesterday, the networks largely ignored the story. But ABC’s Web site carried this headline: Gay Marriage Safe in Massachusetts: A Vote to Redefine Marriage as a Union Between a Man and a Woman Was Defeated To, defining marriage the traditional way is a radical “redefinition” of the institution. Is it any wonder that a majority of the American people, according to the National Cultural Values Survey, believe the news media are a major factor in America’s moral decline? (hat tip to Matt Barber at Concerned Women for...
  • Lawmakers pull same-sex marriage bill

    05/14/2007 8:45:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 614+ views ^ | 5-12-2007 | KEN DIXON
    HARTFORD — Legislative advocates for expanded gay rights withdrew a pending bill Friday that would have provided marriage rights for same-sex couples. The decision came in the afternoon, when lawmakers realized that while the bill might pass the Senate, there weren't enough votes in the House and Gov. M. Jodi Rell promised to veto it. The bill will die on the House calendar. On Monday, the state Supreme Court hears a challenge from gay-rights groups to the 2005 civil union law that provides civil-rights protections for same-sex couples. "We obviously asked leadership not to call the bill," said Rep. Michael...
  • Classwork on gay marriage riles parents

    05/06/2007 5:40:17 AM PDT · by dcnd9 · 5 replies · 496+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | 5/4/07 | JANESE HEAVIN
  • What's good for kids? (Surprise: Religion!)

    05/01/2007 9:16:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | April 30, 2007 | Carl Olson
    A new study involving the parents and teachers of more than 16,000 kids reveals that—get ready for this!—religion is good for children. reports: Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development. The conflict that arises when parents regularly argue over their faith at home, however, has the opposite effect. John Bartkowski, a Mississippi State University sociologist and his colleagues asked the parents and teachers of more than 16,000 kids, most of them first-graders, to rate...
  • Gay Rights Bill Passes Oregon House

    04/21/2007 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | A/P
    Gay Rights Bill Passes Oregon House Wednesday, April 18, 2007SALEM, Ore. —  Same-sex couples would receive the same benefits as married couples, and gays and lesbians would be protected against discrimination under bills approved Tuesday by the Oregon House. The Senate is expected to pass the two bills and plans to sign both.The first bill would enable same-sex couples to enter into contractual relationships that grant them the same benefits offered to married couples under state law. The bill refers to the relationships as "domestic partnerships."Oregon would join Vermont, Connecticut, California and New Jersey in offering civil unions or domestic...
  • The ERA: IT Serves You 'Rights' (From the FRC newsletter - time sensitive for Arkansas)

    02/06/2007 4:19:27 PM PST · by right-wingin_It · 2 replies · 299+ views
    FRC Newsletter ^ | Feb. 06, 2007 | Tony Perkins
    Instead of lobbying for special rights in the face of growing opposition, the Left is promoting legislation that would quietly usher in their agenda through the backdoor at the state level.Arkansas is facing a powerful challenge by anti-family groups lobbying for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which, until recently, was a largely irrelevant piece of feminist propaganda dating back to the early 1970s. Now, state Rep. Lindsley Smith (D) is dusting off the amendment in a campaign to "protect women," when in fact, the U.S. Constitution already does so. Smith is pushing her state to ratify the ERA, which seeks...
  • Michigan court (of appeals): No same-sex benefits (for partners of gay employees)

    02/02/2007 10:04:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 717+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/07 | David Eggert - ap
    LANSING, Mich. - Public universities and state and local governments would violate the state constitution by providing health insurance to the partners of gay employees, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday. A three-judge panel said a 2004 voter-approved ban on gay marriage also applies to same-sex domestic partner benefits. The decision reverses a 2005 ruling from an Ingham County judge who said universities and governments could provide the benefits. "The marriage amendment's plain language prohibits public employers from recognizing same-sex unions for any purpose," the court wrote. A constitutional amendment passed by Michigan voters in November 2004 made the...
  • Students required to take controversial sex-ed class

    01/17/2007 8:53:47 AM PST · by dcnd9 · 48 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 1/16/07 | Dena Levitz
    Montgomery County - Although Montgomery County school officials have been making controversial new teachings on sexual orientation seem as if they’re optional, the reality is that all 10th-graders must take the class in question in order to graduate, officials said. Schools chief public information officer Brian Edwards explained to The Examiner that the 18-week health course — which includes two hotly contested lessons mentioning transsexuality and bisexuality within a three-week unit on family life — is required. Administrators have emphasized during meetings leading up to the approval of the new sex-ed curriculum that the lessons are “opt-in” — meaning parents...
  • N.J. Clergy Not Required to Do (Same-sex) Unions

    01/12/2007 8:44:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 389+ views
    ABC ^ | January 12, 2007 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    Clergy in New Jersey cannot be required to unite gay couples in civil unions, the state attorney general said in a decision that quieted the fears of some religious groups opposed to same-sex ceremonies. Attorney General Stuart Rabner's legal opinion, sent Thursday to the state registrar of vital statistics, came less than a month after the state became the third to approve civil unions for gay couples. The unions offer the legal benefits of marriage, but not the title. Couples may begin applying for licenses in New Jersey Feb. 19 and can be united 72 hours later. Under the law,...