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 to ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 Bruni Even in a city as diverse as New York and a neighborhood as progressive as the West Village, a little kid knows that having ...

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 from Freedom To Marry. The manager told me ...

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 for 44 years (minus my time in Philadelphia), and in so ...

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

This is reaching whole new levels of awesomeoness. Go go go!

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 Rights Campaign, the organization that’s producing the videos, doesn’t seem ...