11 Apr 2009

Looking back: Brattleboro, VT’s, hearing on Same-sex marriage: December 5, 2007

In December of 2007, I published this diary, which started with the following: Tonight’s Same Sex Marriage Hearing starts with a 5pm info session followed by a meeting at 6:30pm.  I will post notes throughout the evening in the comments section, many of which will be just thoughts off the

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10 Apr 2009

More from “Nation for Marriage:” the talking points revealed

Through extensive research (okay, I browsed their web site), I discovered the secret (these people are really not at all subtle) agenda behind the web site “Nation for Marriage.”   Take for example, their primary talking point: Language to avoid at all costs: “Ban same-sex marriage.” Our base loves this

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04 Apr 2009

Iowa

I have been to Iowa exactly once in my life.   Over two decades ago, I heard a story that got me on a bus and on my way there.   This was the story: the previous year, there had been a gay pride parade in Dubuque.  Thirty people participated.

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29 Mar 2009

The harmful distraction of same-sex marriage

cross-posted to Vermont’s Green Mountain Daily From Vermont’s Rutland Herald: Douglas said several of the bills lawmakers have outlined as their top priorities are unnecessary distractions… Among those bills are a gay marriage measure… As proof of the Governor’s accuracy here, I present to you a series of politicians who

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23 Mar 2009

26-4!

Per Vermont Public Radio: The Vermont Senate voted 26-to-four on Monday to approve a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Supporters said the legislation is needed to provide same-sex couples with all the legal rights and privileges that heterosexual couples have. If the bill becomes law, Vermont would become the

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10 Mar 2009

The idiocy of opposition to same-sex marriage

Crossposted to Vermont’s Green Mountain Daily From m-w.com: id-i-ot…  Middle English, from Anglo-French ydiote, from Latin idiota ignorant person… A large group of professional organizations have come out in support of same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage rights got an endorsement Monday from four Vermont professional organizations who cited research findings that

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05 Mar 2009

Some days I just get really angry

Cross-posted to Vermont’s Green Mountain Daily I want to start by explaining that marriage is something that is, personally, an abstraction.  I get that people get married.  I get why they get married.  There are some very specific practical reasons for it, but those to me are more a matter

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13 Jan 2009

Another example of blatant racism, this time from Bush’s white house

Per Talking Points Memo.  TPM quotes the Schlozman report: In… 2004, Voting Section Chief John Tanner sent an e-mail to Schlozman asking Schlozman to bring coffee for him to a meeting both were scheduled to attend. Schlozman replied asking Tanner how he liked his coffee. Tanner’s response was, “Mary Frances

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13 Jan 2009

Taking anti-racism personally

I’ve seen this happen before, and it’s always a bit frustrating.  Per Fritz’s diary, with one particular paragraph highlighted: Dear Editor, Monterey County Herald, I am amazed at the jaw-dropping stupidity of your printing a letter that calls Barack Obama “our new zippity-do-dah president.” Obviously, you are not familiar with

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11 Nov 2008

Your Guide to the Coming Republican Civil War

Many of you have heard reports about the coming Republican Civil War, which I will henceforth be referred to as THE WAR TO END ALL REPUBLICANS (“WEAR,” for short) But most of this has been discussed merely as a split between the camps of John Sidney McCain and Sarah Louise

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