Posts tagged marriage equality
Posts tagged marriage equality
Another one bites the dust.
Utah! You’re fantastic. The AP is reporting same-sex couples have already gotten hitched in Salt Lake City. More on today’s decision here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/federal-judge-strikes-down-utah-same-sex-marriage-ban
One of the best parts about today’s ruling is that U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby cited Justice Antonin Scalia’s fire-breathing dissent regarding DOMA in his overturning the ban. Why? Because Scalia breathlessly warned that the SCOTUS decision in the Windsor case would open the floodgates to doing away with state bans. Like Utah’s.
Hey Scalia. You like apples? HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?
Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, drop some serious truth on Liz Cheney via Facebook.
Liz is running for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, despite living there for about five minutes, and is trying to seal the deal by out-cowboying one of Wyoming’s longtime senators, Mike Enzi. Her campaign ads are basically, “I’M MORE OF A RIGHT-WING WESTERNER THAN YOU! SO THERE! (oh BTW fuck Obama, here’s a sunset on the mountains).”
I love that Cheney and Poe are calling Liz out on this particular bullshit, and publicly. Enzi has the same stance regarding marriage equality, and god forbid a GOP candidate appear to be more *gasp* MODERATE than an opponent.
And Scalia’s dissent IS full of quotable bitter lemons.
However, as allies for queer and trans* communities, and people of color, our work is not done. There’s the recently-overturned crucial aspects to the Voting Rights Act. And DOMA doesn’t address inequalities faced every day by queer and trans* people.
So yes, let’s celebrate, but let’s not forget queer youth fighting for a place to stay, trans* people fighting to keep their jobs, or people of color fighting to keep their right to vote.
The Pledge of Allegiance still ends, in my opinion, with: “…and liberty and justice for SOME.” So as we celebrate DOMA today, remember, there’s much more work to be done tomorrow.
Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, according to Saturday’s Marietta Daily Journal. First off, what’s to stop straight people from doing this? And there’s more straight couples versus gay couples, so by Sue’s incredibly faulty logic, straight couples are the likely fraudsters. And I’ve been straight-married twice — where’s my free stuff?
Second, I have numerous LGBTQ friends who’ve said that their “equipment” works just fine for a sexual relationship thankyouverymuch. I swear, people like Sue spend more time thinking about the mechanics of gay sex than actual gay people do.
Rebranding: You’re doing it wrong.
In other words, gay marriage didn’t cause my straight divorce.
But the second time’s the charm, I swear!
Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes and American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios displaying a jaw-dropping lack of awareness when discussing marriage equality.
I nearly choked on my goddamn coffee when I heard this fuckery come out of their mouths. Let’s just hit the basic point: EVERY bill passed for marriage equality has a religious exemption. Period.
And clergy have every right to refuse to marry anyone. Don’t believe me? Go to a Catholic priest, demand he marry you and your significant other on the spot, and mention that neither of you is Catholic, but he just HAS to do it. Hint: He won’t.
P.S. — If you want to uphold “traditional, Biblical” definitions of marriage and think it’s one man and one woman, you clearly didn’t read that book closely.
I just can’t with some people…
Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, (D-Omaha) in a prepared statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3396, May 16, 1996. H.R. 3396 would later become the Defense of Marriage Act.
I’ve posted this once before, but it’s especially relevant this week as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
And Nebraska’s Sen. Ernie Chambers is the goddamn man.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman published an op-ed today in The American Conservative urging the Republican Party and conservatives to embrace marriage equality, stating:
Today we have an opportunity to do more: conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.
All Americans should be treated equally by the law, whether they marry in a church, another religious institution, or a town hall. This does not mean that any religious group would be forced by the state to recognize relationships that run counter to their conscience. Civil equality is compatible with, and indeed promotes, freedom of conscience.
Judging by the comments and reactions on Twitter, Huntsman touched a nerve by calling out conservatives. So one question, then…
Oh, I think they mad.
An oldie, but goodie — it’s the poster I designed two years ago for this fight.
But remember this: In 2011, Domestic Partnerships never even moved from committee. It died for lack of a second to be heard.
This poster was used in demonstrating against the anti-gay bills, which didn’t even get filed this year because there was no one who would sponsor them.
We still have the Non-discrimination bill that will come before the senate.
This is the closest and farthest we’ve ever come. We know for sure who our friends and opposition are, and we’ll be back.
Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Campbell, speaking out against “cherry-picking the Bible” to legislate while defending HB 168, Domestic Partnerships, in the Wyoming House today. Listen to her full speech.
The bill failed on a roll call vote 25-34, with 1 excused, and will be postponed indefinitely.