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wmtc: some thoughts on the u.s. moving a bit closer to equality (#lovewins)

At last, it has happened. With Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage has been declared legal and constitutional in the United States. Same-sex couples can legally marry, just as opposite-sex couples have always had the right to do. Most importantly, laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are now unconstitutional.*

For some years on this blog, I used . . . → Read More: wmtc: some thoughts on the u.s. moving a bit closer to equality (#lovewins)

wmtc: new zealand joins the world of marriage equality and their parliament breaks out in celebratory song

This is so beautiful! New Zealand, we thank you! We love you!

wmtc: dyke duo dupes fox news

The wingnut media continues to redefine irony. Yesterday Fox News ran a piece called “To be happy, we must admit women and men aren’t ‘equal’”. (Sorry, no link. Linking to bigots is a violation of wmtc policy.) To illustrate their homophobic, anti-woman twaddle, they used a picture of a wedding atop the Empire State Building, . . . → Read More: wmtc: dyke duo dupes fox news

wmtc: mayor of boston puts equality before commerce, tells bigoted company to stay out of city

Menino: “Chick-fil-A would be an insult to the city’s long history of expanding freedom.”

Rob Ford, please take note.

In which a good case is made for the aerial spraying of Prozac® over the Progressive Blogosphere

With all due respect, please… get a grip. Does anyone seriously believe this is part of Harper’s legendary Hidden Agenda®©™ to Destroy Gay Marriage? As opposed to maybe, err um you know, a goofy screwup of lawyerly semantics over some uncrossed “T”s and undotted “I”s in our relatively-new equal marriage laws? The Harper government is . . . → Read More: In which a good case is made for the aerial spraying of Prozac® over the Progressive Blogosphere

wmtc: barney frank’s radical homosexual agenda and other greatest hits

We can say two things about Congress in the wake of the news that Rep. Barney Frank is retiring after this term: It’s about to get a little dumber, and a lot duller. So here, in appreciation for his years of service and entertainment, are some of Frank’s best YouTube-accessible moments

Thanks to Ezra Klein, . . . → Read More: wmtc: barney frank’s radical homosexual agenda and other greatest hits

wmtc: polygamy ruling: why are the courts still trying to protect marriage?

The recent BC Supreme Court decision upholding Canadian laws criminalizing polygamy is disappointing and dangerous. The much-quoted summary paragraph of Chief Justice Robert Bauman’s decision contained a surprising clause: the protection of marriage as an institution. I have concluded that this case is essentially about harm; more specifically, Parliament’s reasoned apprehension of harm arising out . . . → Read More: wmtc: polygamy ruling: why are the courts still trying to protect marriage?

wmtc: today in new york: joy, normalcy, equality

Today in New York City, some families will celebrate their love and commitment, because the law has finally caught up with reality. 2 Dads, 2 Daughters, 1 Big Dayby Frank BruniEven in a city as diverse as New York and a neighborhood as progressive as t… . . . → Read More: wmtc: today in new york: joy, normalcy, equality

wmtc: handmade soaps, equal marriage, and stop the tar sands: i discover lush

As part of my work for the video surveillance project, I was wandering around the Square One mall, when I saw this sign in the window of Lush.I went inside to ask for more information: there was a petition, a postcard drive, and an excellent pamphlet f… . . . → Read More: wmtc: handmade soaps, equal marriage, and stop the tar sands: i discover lush

wmtc: thank you, new york!!! marriage equality comes to my home state

New York State, thank you for doing the right thing! Forty-two years after Stonewall, same-sex couples have the legal right to marry in New York State. Whoo-hoo!New York is the state of birth, of my parents’ birth and even one grandparent’s, my home fo… . . . → Read More: wmtc: thank you, new york!!! marriage equality comes to my home state

wmtc: former nfl star michael strahan joins the fight for marriage equality

This is reaching whole new levels of awesomeoness. Go go go! . . . → Read More: wmtc: former nfl star michael strahan joins the fight for marriage equality

wmtc: another (canadian) athlete speaks out for equal marriage

It comes as no surprise that NBA great – and peace-loving Canadian – Steve Nash supports same-sex marriage. But it’s damn great to hear him say it. Does anyone know of a list or compilation of all the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality videos? Human Rig… . . . → Read More: wmtc: another (canadian) athlete speaks out for equal marriage