Marriage Equality: February 2011

Newt Gingrich Wants Obama Impeached for DOMA Position

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 28, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Newt Gingrich is calling for the impeachment of Obama over the Holder Letter on DOMA. The only video that I could find on this was Lawrence O'Donnell, who didn't seem to get that the point of Gingrich calling for impeachment...Read More


How Will Evangelical Christians Deal With It?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think a lot of Christian conservatives are going to try to deny the obvious. I mean, when we talk about same-sex marriage, we talk about something that is already legal in one form or another in basically twelve states....Read More

#SSS DOJ DOMA shift explained (as best as we can); DADT

Filed by Phil Reese | February 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Remember back when I asked Senator Carol Moseley Braun about when she believed her Senate Colleagues would go back and do the right thing on DOMA? Neither of us realized how quickly we'd be seeing that. If you didn't hear...Read More

Weekly Reader: Lady Gaga, Leviticus, & Calling Obama's Bluff

Filed by Bil Browning | February 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

While my threats to out hypocritical Indiana state legislators who voted for a marriage discrimination amendment has been the talk of the Statehouse this week, I held back publication to support the ongoing union protests. I did throw out a...Read More

Why Shouldn't You Donate To the National Stonewall Democrats?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 26, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Washington Blade reported yesterday that there are reports of financial trouble at the National Stonewall Democrats, and the Executive Director, Michael Mitchell, may be ousted. That made me angry. Angry enough to pull out my credit card and plunk...Read More

President Obama Strengthens ENDA by Rejecting DOMA

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Tico Almeida is a civil rights litigator at the boutique law firm of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP, which was recently named by Law360 as the only plaintiff-side law firm on the 2010 list of the...Read More

Why Didn't the Holder Memo Happen Sooner?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

To get an idea of how sudden an about-face the Holder Memo earlier this week was, here's a judge who just heard Justice Department lawyers arguing that DOMA is perfectly constitutional in December, who doesn't know what's up with the...Read More

Maryland Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday afternoon the Maryland Senate passed a marriage equality bill which now goes on to the House of Delegates for approval. The bill's fate in the House isn't as certain as it was in the Senate. One sponsor has dropped...Read More

High School Column Calls for Death Penalty for Gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A high school column in Kansas that seems to call for the death penalty for gay people has a school under fire and has started a debate on the limits of free speech in high school publications. Here are the...Read More

Teaser: My First Indiana Legislative Expose

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

While I'd originally planned to run my first expose this evening, the union protests continue in Indiana and the Democrat legislators have fled to Illinois. I don't want to take away from the needed focus on our public employees collective...Read More

Calling Obama's Bluff on Marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 24, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I don't believe President Obama still has to "evolve" on the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians. The President is the most supportive President in history on LGBT issues. This week's historic announcement that the DOJ will no longer...Read More

President Obama Defends Justice by Rejecting DOMA

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Shannon Minter is the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Today brings momentous news from President Barack Obama and the federal Department of Justice about the discriminatory and offensive so-called "Defense of Marriage...Read More

Faceoff: Patrick Roth Takes on Religious Right

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember Patrick Roth? He guest posted his testimony in front of the Indiana House committee debating a marriage discrimination amendment. His testimony was so powerful that the local Fox station invited Patrick to face off against local religious right fundie...Read More

Your ENDA Ran Over My DOMA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 24, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was trying to come up with a snappy title for Part II of this posting on the U.S. Attorney General's announcement that the Obama Administration would no longer defend DOMA in court, (Bil has banned me calling anything "Part...Read More

Obama 'Grappling' with Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

Press Secretary Jay Carney explains the DOMA recommendation yesterday and says that Obama is still grappling with same-sex marriage....Read More

What The Obama Administration's Decision on DOMA Means

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Alex reported earlier today on the big news about the Obama Administration's announcement that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in court, and that it believes that statutes discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation should be...Read More

Educate Me

Filed by D Gregory Smith | February 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I love my life. It sometimes seems that I'm a magnet for fascinating people; I know so many whose stories and attitudes have shaped my life for the better- some of you are reading this right now, and believe me,...Read More

Justice Won't Defend DOMA; Obama Holds Sexual Orientation Discrimination to Higher Scrutiny

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

All during the Smelt brief drama in the summer of 2009, certain former lawyers on the internet kept on saying that the Justice Department didn't have to defend DOMA because Barack Obama had already said that DOMA was unconstitutional. That...Read More

Hawaii Civil Union Bill to Be Signed Tonight; Different-Sex Couples Included

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | February 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The modern era of the movement for access to marriage for same-sex couples began in Hawaii in 1993. Of that there is no doubt. That year the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional...Read More

A Brief History of Equality California and LGBT Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 23, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

EQCA History Part 1: Introduction Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2011, supporters of the statewide LGBT lobbying group Equality California gathered in the grand rotunda of San Francisco's City Hall for the annual Equality Awards. This year EQCA honored two...Read More

Game On: Spaulding to Expose NC 'Family Values' Hypocrites

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday contributor Michael Hamar posted that he was joining in my quest to discover the dirty secrets behind hypocritical "family values" legislators in his home state of Virginia, last night brought us another convert to the cause. After North Carolina...Read More

The Truth About George Washington

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

I was reading Family Research Council President Tony Perkin's newsletter this President's Day in which he and FRC's "resident historian" Bob Morrison wax poetic about George Washington: "[O]ur first president, the Father of our Country. George Washington has been described...Read More

Increasing Awesome, Decreasing Suck

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I think the activist community has a problem with optimism. Between all the marriage battles, the commercialization of the "It Gets Better" campaign, the continued assault on our visibility as valid and acceptable members of society, and the neverending victim...Read More

Video: Trans Judge Vicky Kolakowski's Speech at the EQCA Equality Awards

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Please excuse the somewhat shaky video - but what a joy to hear Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski at the 2011 San Francisco Equality Awards talk so movingly about her marriage to BAR News Editor Cynthia Laird -...Read More

Bullying: Don't Ask, Do Tell

Filed by Anthony Carter | February 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

"Didn't need no welfare states, everybody pulled his weight, you knew who you were then, gurls were gurls and men were men. Those were the days". In the brilliant and way-ahead-of-its-time show, All in the Family, a bigot, is forced...Read More

Why Exposing Hypocritical Family Values Politicians Is Necessary

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Once again some in the LGBT blogosphere are whining and having a cow over the call to expose hypocrites among the anti-gay, "family values" politician class who wrap themselves in the banner of "family values," oppose LGBT equality at ever...Read More


Indy Star Weighs In on Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's important to note that the choice facing Hoosiers isn't between their moral convictions and their economic interests. Again, gay marriage is not legal in Indiana, nor is it on the verge of becoming so. The choice is over whether...Read More

Why We Should Cancel Pride Celebrations

Filed by Anthony Carter | February 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Pride festivals for all of 2011 and beyond should be canceled. More important than hunky guys, displays of camp, and the all consuming focus on gay marriage, our young people need all of our time and access to resources. It...Read More

Blog Hearts, Flowers & Handcuffs: Sitting-Down For Equality on Valentine's Day

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 20, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

On Valentine's Day we went to San Francisco City Hall and asked for a marriage license. Well, more like we said, "We want you to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples again." It was the 10th time since 2001 that...Read More


The 'I' States

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In case you get your I-states mixed up, Iowa has same-sex marriage, Illinois just got civil unions, and Indiana has nothing of the sort." -- Blogger Zack Ford in a post that eviscerates the Indiana Family Institute's Ryan McCann's recent...Read More

The Rope Line: Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Associated Press asked various celebrities about their opinion on same-sex marriage. Jason Mraz, Jane Lynch, and Adam Lambert compose the expert panel of outstanding lovers....Read More

In a World of Phonies, It's Time for a Fake Candidate

Filed by Don Davis | February 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

We have spent the past two years watching as insanity has gripped Congress, and even more so with Republicans now running the House. We have a wavering President, far too many feckless Democrats, and Republicans that have decided to dive...Read More

Video from Mormon Mother Back on YouTube

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

This woman made a video denouncing Prop 8 but took it off YouTube when her standing in the LDS church was threatened. She now says she regrets that decision and put it back up....Read More

Indiana Government Intensifies Assault on Same-Sex Couples

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Indiana state senate has decided to intensify the assault on same-sex couples. Republican senators Scott Schneider and Carlin Yoder have introduced SB 475, a measure that would prevent state government from providing domestic partner benefits to employees in a...Read More

Indy's Reverend Ray: Yea, Verily!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have no idea who Reverend Ray is but, Lord!, did his video about Indiana's marriage discrimination amendment make me chuckle. The hand motions when he quotes Leviticus is hysterical....Read More

Working: My Campaign Is Taking Off

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Not only has my call to expose the dirty underbelly of the Indiana legislature been covered by most major LGBT blogs and publications, it's also making local news. CBS's political reporter, Jim Shella, wrote about it on his blog, the...Read More

CPAC and the Trouble with True Believers

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Covering CPAC was like stepping through the looking glass. It was like a lot of political conferences I’ve seen, just with the context flipped. Usually, these conferences are mix of pragmatists ans true believers. Ideally, that blend yields a message...Read More

Hawaii Legislature Passes Civil Union Bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Hawaii's senate passed a civil unions law last night, which heads to a supportive governor now: The Hawaii Senate approved the proposed law by a vote of 18-5, sending it to Abercrombie for his signature. It had earlier been approved...Read More

Digging: Your Assistance Requested

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

My phone has rang off the hook since I put up my call for dirt on the Indiana legislators who voted in favor of a marriage discrimination amendment. I heard about naked pics, illicit affairs and kiddie porn. I'll only...Read More


The Time For Nice

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The time for nice is over. They stole marriage from us in California. They took away our rights in Maine. Enough is enough. If they want to, are willing to, rip our families apart - and they already have -...Read More

What HRC Thinks of the LA Gay and Lesbian Center

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 16, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last week I posted a wonderful story about 7 year old Malcolm, who I described as "the LGBT Community's Newest Hero." It was actually a fundraising email sent from LA Gay & Lesbian Center CEO Lorri Jean. She talked about...Read More

Freedom to Marry to Spend $10 Million on Marriage Ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Freedom to Marry announced a campaign Monday to spend $10 million on pro-marriage ads in the next three years. The first is not something that would persuade me, but I'm not the target audience. I wrote something longer about how,...Read More

Airing It: The Indiana Legislature's Dirty Laundry

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm sick and tired of hypocritical Hoosier legislators who think that our personal lives are any of their business. Do I intrude on who they're sleeping with? I didn't, but I'm going to start now. We need to show them...Read More

Eight Years After Lawrence, Sodomy Laws Are Alive and Kicking

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 16, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Alexis Agathocleous is a staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and is co-litigating Doe v. Jindal. In 2003, the LGBT community rejoiced after the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas, but in Louisiana,...Read More

Colleges Discriminate, but Will Be Subsidized by Federal Government

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I read a story this morning about something we don't hear much about: homosexuality bans on college campuses. Westmont College in California apparently has a ban, and alumni and faculty are speaking out against it: "I was terrified that I'd...Read More

The Queer Thing About CPAC, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 16, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I spent most of my two-day sojourn through CPAC covering economic issues at the conference, but I was aware (as were lots of people) about the gay-related controversy around the conference, due to the presence of the gay conservative group...Read More

Indiana House Passes Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Indiana House of Representatives passed a marriage discrimination amendment yesterday afternoon after only a half an hour of debate. The bipartisan vote of 70-26 took marriage equality supporters by surprise - especially with the defection of Minority Leader Pat...Read More


Gays Can't Be Conservative

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"'Gay' is liberal, not conservative, regardless of what their stand may be on government spending or taxes. It's why, like all liberals, they use language to create reality, rather than appreciate that words have meaning that reflect reality. So they...Read More

Geoff Kors' Moving Final EQCA Speech

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Saturday night, Feb. 12, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors, who is leaving the organization next month, spoke for the final time at an EQCA Awards gala in the grand rotunda of San Francisco's City Hall. EQCA honored new Attorney...Read More

The Queer Thing About CPAC

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 15, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I expected a lot of things when I attended the Conservative Political Action Caucus (CPAC) last week. I was assigned to cover the conference for my day job. I'll admit some trepidation. Let's face it. I'm a lot of the...Read More

Scampering Through the News

Filed by Leslie Robinson | February 15, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

You might want to do a few stretches before reading this. We're about to race through the GLBT news, and I don't want to be blamed if you strain something. I don't have insurance. Ready, set, etc. Terry Jones, Florida...Read More

Marriage Bill Introduced in Washington on Valentine's Day

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 15, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

State Senator Ed Murray and Representative Jim Moeller introduced legislation that would grant the freedom to marry to Washington State's thousands of gay and lesbian couples. From a Valentines Day blog post on the Senator's site: This Valentine's Day, Rep....Read More

Gays Participate in Wedding San Antonio

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Gays were asking for marriage licenses all over the US yesterday, and in San Antonio gays crashed a mass wedding yesterday. I love the pastor who says that marriages without licenses have no meaning. What church is he from,...Read More

Friendship in the Time of Love

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 14, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This was originally posted on The Bilerico Project three years ago on Valentine's Day. You can see the older post and comments here. We know by now that Valentine's Day, like the concept of romantic love as the highest form...Read More

Arizona: Are Domestic Partner Benefits for Gay/Bi Couples Only?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | February 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

In 2008, by administrative regulation, Arizona made available to state employees health benefits for their domestic partners, defined by at least a year of living together and a set of criteria demonstrating financial interdependence. Same-sex and different-sex partners were eligible....Read More

Ann Coulter Wonders Why Gays Aren't (More) Conservative

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Doesn't she have a JD? I'm trying to make sense of Ann Coulter's argument here: "The left is trying to co-opt gays," she said. "They should be on our side. We watched this for 30 years. The left keeps using...Read More

Testify: How About a 'Do No Harm' Amendment?

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Patrick Roth is currently a stay at home dad living in Indianapolis with his husband, Wade, daughter, Rosy, and exchange student, Julia. He gave the following testimony in front of the Indiana House committee considering a...Read More

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#SSS: Egypt, CPAC & the gays, DADT repeal implementation and gay lawmakers

Filed by Phil Reese | February 13, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week on SameSexSunday we have an exclusive interview with Denver Colorado mayoral hopeful James Mejia about safe schools and why he is a staunch LGBTQ advocate and ally. James tells us why Denver is a queer town and how...Read More


Tom Duane to Sponsor Marriage Law

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We would get a program bill and I would give it to Tom Duane. Normally, it would go to a majority member, but Tom has been the sponsor of that bill and I would offer it to him." --New York...Read More

Writing Discrimination Into the Indiana State Constitution

Filed by Annette Gross | February 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Monday, February 7, 2011, I, along with two other PFLAG moms, heard the testimony for and against SJR-6 - the "Marriage Discrimination Amendment" in Indiana. The proposed amendment says: "Marriage. Provides that only marriage between one man and one...Read More


Gay Androids

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is why ... people don't marry with non-humans. But also if you pass this bill you will set the groundwork that one day when artificial intelligence is that advanced, we will be considering whether or not people can marry...Read More

Big Debate on Marriage in Maryland

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Local news covers the marriage debate in Maryland....Read More

Australian TV Station Cleared of Charges in Homophobic Bathhouse Sting

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last May a TV news station in Australia staked out a bathhouse and taped transport minister David Campbell leaving. Gay blogs in America were calling it "Australia's George Rekers," even though no one could really show any reason to believe...Read More

Haitian Vodou and the Acceptance of LGBTQ Identities

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 10, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In celebrating Black History Month is year, I want to lift up our West African ancestral religious contributions. One of them for me as a lesbian, is the contribution of Vodou. As one of the religions brought to the New...Read More


Rhode Island Compromise on Marriage Looks Familiar

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There seems to be an issue with a word and I want to make sure there is equality. If we're hung up on a word, let's use a different word." --Rhode Island Rep. Karen MacBeth, a conservative Democrat, on the...Read More

Catholic Know Nothings Freak Out Over Anne Rice Interview

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 09, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Over the weekend I wrote on my personal blog about and posted video clips of Christopher Rice's interview with his mother, author Anne Rice. Personally, I thought the interview was well done and directly on point in terms of citing...Read More

Hawaii Moves Closer to Civil Unions

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Hawaiian legislators have moved one step closer to passing civil unions legislation. The state House Judiciary Committee voted last night to approve a civil-unions bill with amendments to ensure that the relationships are recognized in the tax code and are...Read More

5 Tips to Live Tweeting: A Look at #CC11 and #Marryland

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 09, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I love Twitter. No other social media platform grants you immediate access to such timely news and updates. Twitter also uses hashtags, words you see in Twitter with the '#' in front, to help connect you to the content that...Read More

Marriage Would Be Great If It Weren't for those F***in' Humans

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 08, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

It annoys me to no end that there are LGBT people who see no connection between sexual freedom and LGBT rights. Jeremy Hooper put up a video from the Ruth Institute (funded by NOM, video is after the jump) explaining...Read More

What They're Saying: Indiana's Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

An Indiana House committee passed a marriage discrimination amendment yesterday, sending the bill to the entire House for passage. Similar legislation has died in committee in previous years, but since the Republicans took control of both legislative branches in the...Read More

Kentucky Supports LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measures

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Here's a big reason why queer people are still bitter that ENDA didn't even get a fair shot in Congress. The Kentucky Fairness Alliance just released poll numbers (conducted by a third-party) that showed, across the board, Kentuckians support antidiscrimination...Read More

Ronald Reagan's Real Legacy: Death, Heartache, and Silence Over AIDS

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 07, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

America is gushing Sunday over former President Ronald Reagan in recognition of what would have been his 100th birthday. Produced by Reagan groupies, the long-weekend celebrations at the newly primped Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley are glitzy and...Read More

French Marriage: As Goes San Francisco...

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

So go the other San Franciscos of the world. The mayor of Montpellier, France, married a gay couple even though same-sex marriage isn't recognized in France and the constitutional court rejected it last week. Socialist Hélène Mandroux married a local...Read More

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SameSexSunday: Creating Change 2011

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 06, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week on SameSexSunday upon the launch of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's ground breaking joint study on the American transgender experience with The National Center for Transgender Equality, we speak with Jabriel Walthour, a transgender person of...Read More

Book: Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 03, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

For some time now, the LGBTQ community has been involved in various internal disputes and conversations about its relationship to law and order. With Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention...Read More

Thoughts on Chick-fil-A

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Chick-fil-A has been in the LGBT news the past month after a franchisee sponsored a Pennsylvania Family Institute event, Jeremy Hooper dug around and found that they also have a nonprofit that sponsors fundamentalist politics, have worked with NOM, and...Read More


Psst, World Congress of Families, You're Not Helping Chick-fil-A

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I wish other corporations did half as much for the natural family, as Chick-fil-A, which promotes pro-family values through its WinShape Foundation, including helping orphans and sponsoring seminars that help people strengthen their marriages and become better parents." --Larry Jacobs...Read More

Young Man Raised by Two Women Speaks for Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old Iowan raised by two women, talks about marriage during the hearing on a bill to ban same-sex marriage in Iowa. It passed the house....Read More

Civil Unions in Illinois: A Step Forward

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed civil unions into law yesterday to a packed house of over 1000 attendees at the Chicago Cultural Center. The bill, which takes effect on June 1st, grants same-sex couples some 650 state-level rights and recognitions...Read More

The Penis that Almost Ruined Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

If you'll be joining us in sunny, warm Minneapolis later this week for the Creating Change conference, be sure to check out this session that combines two of your favorite things - Bilerico and sex! We'll combine some of our...Read More

Robert Gibbs Still Doesn't Want to Talk about Obama in 1996

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Robert Gibbs dodges another question on Obama's change on marriage from 1996 from the Washington Blade. This is getting funny - I wonder if they'll keep this up....Read More