Postedon Mar 27, 2007 at 03:55 pm
March 27, 2007
Renea enjoys lunch daily at a Chicago senior center serving low income seniors. Her much younger lover who is 59 was laid off from her job of 15 years and after 8 months has still not found employment. Renea supports them both on her Social Security benefits. Among other things, Renea is terrified because she is much older than her lover and if she dies her lover will not be able to continue Social Security benefits the way that straight married couples do. Her lover will be destitute. At the moment her lover is just hungry. [Link]
Postedon Mar 25, 2007 at 03:41 pm
March 25, 2007
Is there same-sex marriage in the U.S. outside of Massachusetts? Well, it depends what you mean by "sex," I suppose, when you take into account the difficulties that most states have in accepting the reality of variant gender identity. [Link]
Postedon Mar 21, 2007 at 03:30 pm
March 21, 2007
Evan Wolfson refutes the arguments David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values makes regarding parenting, drawing on the leading experts (American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Law Quarterly) who say ending discrimination in marriage would help families and hurt no one. This debate was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Pace Law School.
Postedon Mar 19, 2007 at 03:29 pm
March 19, 2007
Suze Orman discusses the financial inequality she faces because she and her partner are excluded from marriage: "[Marriage] matters a big deal financially. It's not right that somebody like me, who has millions of dollars, that upon my death, my significant other is going to have to lose 50 percent of that to estate taxes. Why should I be punished? I have worked so hard to earn every penny that I've earned. Why should that happen?" [Link]
Postedon Mar 15, 2007 at 03:28 pm
March 15, 2007
"I assume that Senator Clinton -- who has spoken out strongly against military discrimination, who stands for civil unions and respect for same-sex couples -- understands that gay Americans are not immoral, and she ought to say so clearly," said Evan Wolfson.
Postedon Mar 09, 2007 at 03:25 pm
March 9, 2007
Evan Wolfson said civil union advocates in Oregon did well to counter an anti-gay amendment with an assertive plan. "They boldly declared that they intend to get marriage, and intend to get there by way of what's available now, which is civil unions, and will not allow that to be a stopping point," he said.
Postedon Mar 09, 2007 at 12:44 pm
March 9, 2007
Putting gay and lesbian couples' relationships in the political arena scarcely helps anyone. It gives grandstanding pols a chance to show off, but it's hard to argue that a little tolerance of differing views on the issue threatens the American family structure. It's even harder to make a case for an unnecessary constitutional amendment. [link]
Postedon Mar 07, 2007 at 03:22 pm
March 7, 2007
Evan Wolfson says communities in the United States would be stronger if people supported all families including the ones with LGBT citizens. "The conversation about how gay people are being unfairly treated has gotten much greater in the years, and people have understood how important it is to reach out to their neighbors and say, 'We're here, we're part of this community, and we want fair treatment for our families,'" he said.