07 Jun 2011

Secretary Gates: “No Early Release For Bigots”

Secretary Of Defense Robert Gates made it clear that Servicemembers who didn’t care to serve with freshly uncloseted gays would have no choice but to suck it up.  This exchange was reported by an ABC News affiliate from Gates’ recent tour of Forward Operating Base Dwyer in Afghanistan. A Marine

03 Jun 2011

New York Catholic Conference Sticking Up For Hateful Ruben Diaz

Richard E. Barnes, Executive Director of the New York State Catholic Conference has posted a Note On Intolerance on Facebook. He laments the awful treatment that poor Senator Diaz has received from the gay community. But that was small potatoes compared to the hate speech Rev. Diaz is getting. Death

02 Jun 2011

George And Farid In Brooklyn Want To Get Married

Freedom To Marry has released this short video testimonial from George and Farid, a committed couple who have been together for ten years. They discuss their desire to marry and their excitement over their immenient plans to become fathers. They own a restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Bogota Latin Bistro

30 May 2011

Remembering Major Rogers

  From Servicemembers Legal Defense Network comes this video paying tribute to fallen Iraq Veteran Alan Greg Rogers. More on Major Rogers from the Arlington Cemetary website: He was a soldier first, and that was clear when Army Major Alan G. Rogers was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full

27 May 2011

Bloomberg Delivers Speech Calling On Albany To Pass Marriage Equality

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered what the New York Times called “uncharacteristically forceful and sweeping speech” urging the New York Senate to vote to pass marriage equality yesterday afternoon at Cooper Union. New York magazine said of it: You know, sometimes it's easy to forget our curmudgeonly, wisecracking

25 May 2011

MN Governor “Vetoes” Marriage Amendment

Governor Mark Dayton doesn't actually have the power to veto Minnesota's brand spanking new gay marriage ban Constitutional amendment. But he did it anyway. The legislature sent the question directly to voters, so the event was purely symbolic. But he seemed to feel it was worthwhile to make a big

25 May 2011

NY Marriage Equality Field Action In Queens Today

New Yorkers United for Marriage send out this alert for field action. They'll be collecting signature and encouraging Queens voters to call their Senators. This outreach action is aimed directly at critical population in the key Senate districts of Queens, NY. Forest Hills Action; Post-carding and 'Stop and Dials' on

24 May 2011

Lies And Distortion From NOM On Scozzafava’s Loss In NY-23

The National Organization for Marriage has exploited Republican Dede Scozzafava's defeat in a 2009 Special Election in New York's 23th Congressional District to its fullest to serve as a warning to Republicans to tow the line on marriage equality. Maggie Gallagher loves to use the phrase "the Dede effect" to

23 May 2011

TN Hate Law Is Signed.

AmericaBlog is reporting Tennessee bill HB600/SB632, a law that will repeal all non-discrimination ordinances covering LGBTs in Tennessee has been signed by Republican Governor Bill Haslam. And by the way, under-reported, including by me, was a provision to strip transgender people from being able to change their sex legally. Clearly,

23 May 2011

Garden State Equality Pulls Awards From AT&T, KPMG and Pfizer

The bullet: once Garden State Equality LGBT Advocacy group was alerted to AT&T, KPMG, and Pfizer Corporations' complicity with Christian Right's regressive attempts to roll back LGBT discrimination protection in the state of Tennessee they decided to rescind awards they have given to those companies for their LGBT friendly corporate