August 4, 2010
Gay rights, prop 8, Prop H8, Proposition 8 overturned, same sex marriage
The United States Court for the Northern District of California has ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional, and has declared it invalid. A stay was issued, so same-sex marriages will not begin again, while the opposition appeals.
Read the ruling here.
February 25, 2010
Gay rights, homosexuality, religion, same sex marriage, wingnuts
I’m a frequent reader/contributor at the online forums of the local paper, the Visalia Times Delta. There’s been an ongoing “discussion” about gay rights, and a recent post about how ‘nobody cares about you being gay’ spurred me to write a rebuttal. The typical ‘if you’d just stay in the closet everybody would be happy’ bullshit was spread around again, so I fired off a salvo in reply. I’ve reposted it here after the fold. You can read the entire thread, if you wish, here.
Follow the link below for the rest of my post…
February 7, 2010
Gay rights, glbt, love, marriage, marriage equality, same sex marriage, the love that dare not speak its name
Proposition 22. Proposition 8. Ballot initiatives in Maine. Almost anywhere there is legal recognition for our relationships, some right-wing religious nutjob is trying to destroy them. In some places, they’re winning, at least for the moment.
But stop and think for a moment. This is what they are fighting against:
Lord Alfred Douglas, in 1894, called it “The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name”. Things have changed some since then, but there are still people out there that want to shove it back into silence. Force it back into the dark corners and hidden places, remove all mention of it from public discourse. For them, only swift and severe condemnation is acceptable. Any other conversation about the subject is immediately labeled “promoting homosexuality”.
It has bothered me for some time why this is so. Why the rabid response to the issue any time it comes up? I think I’ve figured it out…
January 27, 2010
Don Imus, Fox, Fox Business, gay marriage, Imus, prop 8, same sex marriage
Don Imus has surprised me! Someone on Fox that DOESN’T parrot the right wing line! There may be hope for them yet!
November 22, 2009
abortion, bishop, bishop thomas tobin, catholic, catholic charities, communion, gay marriage, jfk, john f kennedy, patrick kennedy, representative patrick kennedy, rhode island, same sex marriage
I’ve posted a blog at TulareCountyAtheists.com about Rhode Island’s Bishop Thomas Tobin and his recent order to deny communion to Representative Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy recently voted against the Stupak amendment to the health care bill currently before Congress, and the Bishop decided that this meant Kennedy was supporting abortion in violation of the Church’s orders to Catholic politicians. Read my blog here.