19 Mar 2011

Live-Blogging the SLDN National Dinner: SLDN Making History

It truly has been a wonderful event to cover and truly worth the celebration.  The men and women who’ve risked so much to make is night possible from Bleu Copas, LT. Col Victor Frerenbach, Justin Crocket Elzie, Eric Alva, Brian Fricke, Darren Manzella and the thousands of others, many of

21 Dec 2010

Va. Lawmaker: ‘Not in my Militia’

crossposted at Get-The-Skinny.com  My wonderful state delegate, Bob Marshal, (R) Manassas, VA, who proudly displays an endorsement by the Family Research Council, would like to ensure that Teh Ghey doesn't infect the Virginia National Guard by passing a counter-legislative bill at the state level. (Photo Credit: Advocate.com) “This policy will

13 Jan 2010

Shannon Minter: Perry v. Schwartzenegger Proceedings, Day 3

BLEND EXCLUSIVE: Trial analysis by the National Center For Lesbian Rights' (NCLR's) Shannon Minter.  By Shannon Minter  As other bloggers and news outlets have reported, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a final order today preventing the trial from being  broadcast. The 5-4 opinion was unsigned, meaning that its authorship was not attributed

12 Jan 2010

Shannon Minter: Perry v. Schwarzenegger Proceedings, Day 2

BLEND EXCLUSIVE: Trial analysis by the National Center For Lesbian Rights' (NCLR's) Shannon Minter.  By Shannon Minter The Perry plaintiffs had another great day in court.   Professor Nancy Cott wrapped up her powerful testimony, which made three crucial points.  First, Professor Cott provided a detailed historical account of how marriage restrictions

25 Aug 2009

Maine Family Policy Council: ‘One of the most influential homosexual rights bloggers’

Note from Pam: I may not be riding a tractor or joy-riding on lobster boats (as a nice lesbian should), as noted in the following tribute to me by the Maine Family Policy Council, but I have been told that I am wicked because of my “sinful promotion of homosexual

30 Jun 2009

Gates ponders easing ‘DADT’ enforcement

It appears that there are some efforts from Bush holdover Defense Secretary Robert Gates to ease the enforcement of DADT.  But it appears the only thing they can really think of doing since the law was so specific is make a determination based on how the servicemember was outed.  From

30 Jun 2009

Al Franken Wins

Posted without comment: MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of a tight U.S. Senate race over Republican Norm Coleman, which should give Democrats the 60-seat majority they need to overcome procedural obstacles and push through their agenda. Coleman has said in

11 May 2009

Words Mean Everything

There has been a lot of talk on Barack Obama's first "100 days of silence" regarding the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (and associated law).  First we go back to a recent article about the changes on the White House website which first featured the wording "changing" in regards to

01 May 2009

Civil Rights Redux; Change we can believe in?

UPDATE : Due to bloggers and SLDN questioning the WH on why they removed the LGBT rights stuff in the first place, and now the wording surrounding DADT, they have changed the word from "changing" to "repealing."  Good news?  Maybe.  It is yet to be seen or understood why the wording

30 Mar 2009

Irony is not in the Traditional Values Coalition Vernacular

The shocking thought that the so-called “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, and the law it enforces could be overturned by those dirty “legislative activists” has the crew at the Traditional Values Coalition all tied up in knots trying to figure out new ways of making the same tired arguments. (Caution,