Marriage Equality: July 2006

This Guy's Got Guts!

Filed by Annette Gross | July 29, 2006 | 7:53 PM | comments

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Like most pastors who lead thriving evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing -- and the church's -- to conservative political candidates and causes. The requests came from church members...Read More

Look beyond marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2006 | 4:21 PM | comments

Here in Indiana it wasn't any of the leading LGBT organizations that pushed for gay marriage, but the Indiana Civil Liberties Union that instigated the lawsuit to legalize same-sex civil marriage. However, most national organizations now include gay marriage as...Read More

IBJ column says a lot

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2006 | 2:13 PM | comments

A friend of ours stopped by yesterday with an article in her pocket she wanted Jerame and I to read. In fact, the article is so well written that I thought I'd share it with all of you as well....Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2006 | 1:12 PM | comments

1. If only gay sex caused global warming by Daniel Gilbert via The LA Times (A very interesting commentary by a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of "Stumbling on Happiness" on why America is more scared...Read More

If I had one...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 18, 2006 | 8:30 PM | comments

...this is what I'd say to my Pentacostal sister-in-law, Child Abuse Advocate James Dobson *, Sen. Sam "Turtle Sex" Brownback, Shrub, Sen. Rick "Dog Sex" Santorum, and every beady-eyed or slack-jawed-slobbering hate-panderer who voted for Rep. Marilyn "Looking More and...Read More

Discrimination fails again

Filed by Bil Browning | July 18, 2006 | 5:44 PM | comments

The US House of Representatives has failed to pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex civil marriage. Even though the outcome was predicted, the right wing fundies wanted a vote on the amendment to serve as a homophobic litmus test...Read More

Sound the Trumpets!

Filed by Edward Fox | July 14, 2006 | 7:23 PM | comments

I just had a conversation that brought to the fore questions that I think need ventilating. Start the fans! I have gotten the impression from several sources, and if I am wrong, I am pleased to be wrong and nevertheless...Read More

Making Lemonade

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2006 | 2:56 PM | comments

Much has been happening recently to give occasion for sober reflection. I want to talk about the disgrace of the New York State Court of Appeals, but first a word about South Bend. Do not misunderstand, I wish the HRO...Read More

Bayh the Abuser

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 12, 2006 | 7:08 AM | comments

In an earlier post, our fearless leader posited that we had nothing to worry about from Bayh, given his current ranking in Iowa. Iowans, however, would not be so hasty, knowing how quickly fortunes can change there -- especially for...Read More

Get married or else!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2006 | 10:40 PM | comments

Gay and lesbian employees at the Boston Globe were recently told the company's domestic partner benefits were being eliminated. After all, the company only offered the benefits to homosexual couples - not heterosexual unmarried couples. But now that the playing...Read More

Bush Goes to School

Filed by Annette Gross | July 07, 2006 | 11:59 PM | comments

George Bush goes to a primary school to talk to the kids to get a little PR. After his talk he offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand and George asks him his name. "Stanley," responds the...Read More

New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage

Filed by Annette Gross | July 06, 2006 | 7:50 PM | comments

More news on marriage.......Annette New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage 'Today's decision refuses to recognize that gay and lesbian New Yorkers and their families are full citizens of this state. But this struggle is...Read More

Paccione on Musgrave's Federal Marriage Amendment

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 01, 2006 | 5:24 PM | comments

Colorado State Rep. Angie Paccione who is running against the U.S. House author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, just put out a new comment on Marilyn breaking her promise not to reintroduce it and instead to concentrate...Read More