21 May 2013

Changing My Recorded Gender With DOD

After my surgery and later issuance of a new birth certificate last November, I wanted to apply to the Department of the Navy (DON) to change my recorded gender. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) keeps track of servicemembers and retirees genders, so I wanted, for gender affirmation and

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21 May 2013

House of Commons Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading.  In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading.

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20 May 2013

British House of Commons Amends Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Today the House of Commons considered several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Report Stage of the legislation. The bill would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales. Amendments intended to weaken the bill were rejected by wide margins, including an amendment (New Clause

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20 May 2013

‘Presidenting While Black’

But but but, the GOP isn’t racist!!  From Memeographs: Ladies (and gentleman in 12 states and DC) please take our quiz today! The Constitution (Tea Party™ Edition) says the only remedy for Presidenting While Black is impeachment. Image by Memeographs.

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19 May 2013

Boy Scouts leaders vote this week on whether gays magically become pedophiles at age 18

In response to widespread calls for dropping their ban on open participation of gays in Scouting, Boy Scouts of America has presented its leadership with an ugly decision. On Thursday, May 23, 1,400 members of BSA’s National Council will vote whether to allow gays up to the age of 18

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18 May 2013

Book on anti-gay propaganda becomes number one online success

This post has been updated to address recent news On January 8, I published How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America  on Scribd. My goal at the time was to create a simple understanding of  religious right  anti-gay propaganda by the use of graphics, visuals,

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18 May 2013

President Hollande Has Signed France’s Marriage Bill Into Law

It’s official!  From BBC News: France’s president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage. On Friday, the Constitutional Council rejected a challenge by the right-wing opposition, clearing the way for Francois Hollande to sign the bill.

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17 May 2013

If You’re Getting Blase About Marriage Equality…

…here are a few reminders of how horrific life can be when you and your spouse are considered legal strangers.  Both stories happen to be from Texas, but they could just as easily be from Michigan, Montana, Florida or any of the 30 states with no relationship recognition laws for

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17 May 2013

Puerto Rico Senate Passes Anti-Discrimination Bill

The Senate of Puerto Rico passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill on Thursday on a vote of 15-11. The bill (PS-238) would amend Puerto Rico’s existing anti-discrimination laws, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the classes already protected against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and government services. “The bill’s

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17 May 2013

Why is Christianity getting a bad rep? Because of this . . .

Unbelievable. A day after smearing gay men with an ugly tweet about the Boy Scouts and pedophilia, Liberty Counsel member and Liberty University Dean (yeah, I know!) Matt Barber has the audacity to talk about how marriage equality is from Satan and is a way that government is “shaking its

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