09 May 2010

Wither* Equal Rights? DOMA and the Road to the Supreme Court.

Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is hanging by a thread.  ENDA legislation has seemingly vanished forever into the event horizon of a black hole the House Committee on Education and Labor. And there's virtually no prospect of progress this year on equal marriage rights in any of the 45 states

05 May 2010


So said Twitter at 10:30 PM Pacific Time 05/04/2010, as the Argentine equivalent of the US House of Representatives voted 125-109 to approve an equal marriage rights law.  It was the wee hours of the morning in Argentina, 2:30 AM if I'm not mistaken.  The debate lasted more than 12

29 Apr 2010

Why doesn’t Barney Frank know what’s going on?

11 days ago, Barney Frank told Metro Weekly that ENDA legislation (prohibition of discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation) would be marked up in the House Education and Labor Committee: “It will be this week or next week.” Well, it's almost two weeks later, and not only

25 Apr 2010

The Strange Case of Lt. Robin Chaurasiya and Joseph Heller

Lt. Robin Chaurasiya wanted out, or did she? Military branches regularly kick out known gay soldiers, but because Chaurasiya made her sexuality known and wanted to leave service (because, she said, she couldn't serve in the military that refused to serve her), she was denied an exit after Lt. Gen.

19 Apr 2010

Barney Frank says ENDA vote coming soon!

Representative Barney Frank said yesterday that ENDA legislation (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, prohibiting discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity) will be marked up in the Education and Labor Committee soon: “It will be this week or next week.” He went on to say that

11 Apr 2010

DADT Repeal: The 11 Crucial Senators

UPDATE FROM PAM: Sam Drzymala, who works with the Senator, sent official word that “Senator McCaskill supports repealing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.” There are 28 members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC); sixteen Democrats and twelve Republicans. These 28 Senators hold the key to repealing Don't Ask,

23 Feb 2010

Buenos Aires to permit a gay marriage?

City judge Elena Liberatori accepted a law protection request by a gay couple and ordered the Civil Registry to provide them with a date to perform the ceremony. The City government will not appeal the decision. The ruling came from the City's judge in the Administrative Contentious Court Elena Liberatori.