Postedon Apr 21, 2010 at 06:48 am
The horrific story of Clay Greene and Harold Scull has struck a nerve in many of us.
Quite simply, this case demonstrates how our relationships as LGBT people are so fragile, especially when we reach our later years. Just one small incident, in this case a fall down some steps, sends the world crashing down.
Postedon Apr 19, 2010 at 07:07 am
In an Op-Ed piece for The Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart says: "'The New York Times/CBS News' poll that has gotten a ton of attention because it put a face on the Tea Party movement had interesting data on Americans' view of the freedom to marry. The nation isn't nearly as ready as I'd like it to be, but it's getting there."
Postedon Apr 16, 2010 at 08:15 am
President Obama directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday to ensure that hospitals participating in Medicaid or Medicare will allow patients to designate who may visit them as well as name their primary caretaker and decision maker.
Postedon Apr 08, 2010 at 04:30 pm
On Thursday, May 6, 2010, the Federal District Court in Boston will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the case of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, brought by GLAD in March 2009.
The hearing will address the central issue of the case – is DOMA constitutional? –six years after the first same-sex couples in the country started marrying in Massachusetts, the result of GLAD’s groundbreaking marriage case, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.
Postedon Apr 07, 2010 at 08:27 am
Marriage equality got majority support in the latest Los Angeles Times/USC poll -- much like a similar poll by the Public Policy Institute of California earlier this spring. Registered voters surveyed in the latest poll said 52% to 40% that “same-sex couples should be allowed to become legally married in the state of California.”
Postedon Mar 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
When Attorney General Douglas Gansler issued his February opinion recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples from out of state, it made Maryland the next state to watch on the freedom to marry.
But instead of using the opinion to launch a renewed effort to legalize marriage equality in Maryland, advocates are taking a different, counterintuitive tack: Stalling.
Postedon Mar 29, 2010 at 10:37 am
The Rev. Jane Spahr, a retired Presbyterian minister, faces prosecution by her own church — for the second time in four years — for officiating in the marriages of same-sex couples.
Postedon Mar 18, 2010 at 02:51 pm
Though aging is tough for everyone, it tends to be tougher for people who are gay, according to a report presented Wednesday at the annual conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging in Chicago, Illinois.
Postedon Feb 08, 2010 at 10:00 am
The Reverend Albert Pennybacker is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and serves as Religious Advisor to the Kentucky Fairness Alliance (kentuckyfairness.org). He served for over thirty-five years as a pastor in local congregations including Taftville Congregational Church in Norwich, Connecticut and Central Christian Church in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
On February 2, 2010, an Op-Ed piece by Rev. Pennybacker appeared in the Louisville, KY Courier-Journal challenging the positions held by the Catholic Archbishop of Louisville and other religious leaders that the freedom to marry is in opposition to "a received truth from God."
Postedon Dec 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm
December 18, 2009
Frank Kameny, a gay-rights pioneer cited as a forebear of the historic marriage equality legislation signed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Friday, was absent from the signing ceremony for good reason: he was getting his heating system fixed before a winter storm hit Washington. "I would have liked to have been there, but it got signed just as effectively without me," Kameny said with a laugh. "The important thing is it got signed." [Link]