Marriage Equality: January 2007

We lost the battle

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2007 | 10:41 PM | comments

It's taking me a while to write this post. I've started it half a dozen times by now. I even did a couple other posts, while I was trying to "settle in." Nothing that I have to say - and...Read More

Straight talk?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2007 | 6:15 PM | comments

You may have already seen this video on other sites. I got the press release on Monday for it, but, well, other issues have come up. *grins* If you haven't seen it, watch it. McCain is a tool that...Read More

"Read The Fine Print": SJR7 Unfolded -part 1

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 31, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

One thing can be said about SJR7, the proposed "Marriage Amendment" to the Indiana Consitution. It's BORING. The second paragraph, that is. The first, which defines marriage as the union of only one man and one woman, just sails by,...Read More

The Big Lie

Filed by Chris Douglas | January 30, 2007 | 9:22 PM | comments

It's important that the community... and the Press... be aware of Senate Republican strategy with regard to the amendment to the Constitution. Republican Senators are engaging in the Big Lie, taking refuge in an argument that the Amendment does not...Read More

Show me your poll!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2007 | 9:45 PM | comments

I based this week's poll on Don's post about Tony Dungy. If you're new to this week, leave us a comment and tell us where you're clicking us from - after you've voted, of course. *grins* Take Our Poll...Read More

Like deja vu all over again

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2007 | 5:18 PM | comments

Last week it was The Dirty Underbelly that took the blogosphere by storm with links from national and local bloggers turning up the chatter on my call to gossip. (And let me tell you, there was quite a bit! Look...Read More

Tony, say it isn't so!

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 28, 2007 | 8:00 PM | comments

The day the Indianapolis Colts beat New England in the nail-biter that will take them to the Superbowl next Sunday I posted a cheer on behalf of a lot of loyal and admiring LGBT fans. I firmly share their deep...Read More

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2007 | 1:25 PM | comments

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears here. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize...Read More


Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | January 28, 2007 | 12:49 PM | comments

"The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue." -- Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and...Read More


Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | January 27, 2007 | 6:46 AM | comments

From Maureen Dowd's column in the New York Times today: In a democracy, when you run a campaign that panders to homophobia by attacking gay marriage and then your lesbian daughter writes a book about politics and decides to have...Read More

Touch a nerve?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 24, 2007 | 5:06 PM | comments

Wow. Did I touch a nerve? The responses have been almost overwhelming. I've been deluged with e-mails and the blogosphere has lit up like a signal fires on the mountainsides. I thought I'd share some highlights: I was asked to...Read More

The dirty underbelly

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2007 | 4:33 PM | comments

Sometimes you've just had enough. I've hit that point. I'm angry. I don't want platitudes, promises or to be patted on the head and told "It will all work out in the end." I want to see a difference -...Read More

SJR-7 goes to committee!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2007 | 10:28 AM | comments

The Indiana constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage has been assigned to a state senate committee (Judiciary) and will be heard on January 31st at 9am. It is vitally important that you show up to this hearing and demand your...Read More

In plain words?

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 22, 2007 | 9:07 AM | comments

Tucked into Article 4 of the Indiana Constitution, which deals with the Legislature, is Section 20, which says: "Every act and joint resolution shall be plainly worded, avoiding, as far as practicable, the use of technical terms." Hmmm....SJR7, the proposed...Read More

Indiana's Broad Test of Character

Filed by Chris Douglas | January 19, 2007 | 10:40 AM | comments

(The following is posted to the First Republicans Forum primarily as a message to those beyond the glbt community, especially Republicans, who may be acquainted with me or Kathy Sarris as Republicans. Its principle audience is not the glbt community,...Read More

Important legislation introduced

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2007 | 12:13 PM | comments

Important LGBT-focused legislation has been introduced in recent days in the General Assembly! Representative Jeb Bardon (D - Indianapolis) has filed HB 1716 - a bill to update the state's non-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. (The...Read More

Candace Gingrich to speak at "Read the Fine Print" rally

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2007 | 10:31 AM | comments

Indiana Equality announced today that Candace Gingrich will be speaking at the February 19 "Read the Fine Print" rally at the Statehouse. Candace, a prominent LGBT activist, is also the half-sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Her...Read More

Indiana Constitutional amendment is reintroduced

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2007 | 12:51 PM | comments

The proposed amendment to Indiana's constitution that would ban same-sex civil marriage has been reintroduced. They are still calling it SJR-7 (Senate Joint Resolution 7) and the wording has stayed the same. From the Senate's website: DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL...Read More

As if we're watching totally different movies

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2007 | 4:26 PM | comments

Some things just aren't what they seem. We've all heard a lot over the past few years about "gay marriage." Allowing gays and lesbians to solemnize their relationships will be "the end of civilization." Things should remain "traditional." Marriage...Read More

Notes and Errata

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2007 | 4:17 PM | comments

Nancy Pelosi has officially been elected the first woman Speaker of the House. Good luck, Nancy. You're going to need it. Indianapolis Republican City-County Councilor Scott Keller has been approached by several groups to run for mayor of Indianapolis in...Read More

Musings in the new year

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 04, 2007 | 7:29 AM | comments

Well, the tree is down, the ornaments and lights packed away (never, ever again even remotely fitting back into the tight little boxes they occupied on the retailer's shelves), and the noisemakers swept from Times Square for another year. May...Read More