Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Fear and Prejudice on Trial

Go. Go now. Go now and watch “8”: A Play About the Fight for Marriage Equality — Jerry and I watched it tonight, and if ever there’s a church service for someone like me, this. is. it.  One of the final monologues by Martin Sheen (playing the role of the plaintiff’s attorney Ted Olsen) is […]

How did I spend my Saturday morning?

Not watching cartoons or sports, but watching the Senate edge even closer to ending a discriminatory policy. Final vote on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is expected at 3pm EST today.  I’ll be watching.

What he said:

(oh, smack — Sulu just called you a douche! And rightfully so.)

It gets better

Adding his voice to Dan Savage’s campaign of “It Gets Better,” here’s President Obama: My frustrations are pretty clear in the post below this one — but I think Rachel Maddow summed up the significance of the video well: Americans who care about the rights of sexual minorities have plenty of reasons to be frustrated […]

Yes, We Can — but won’t.

Right now one of the bigger issues playing out on the political hometurf is the issue of ending the useless “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military.  The policy itself is in its death throes — from all the polls, it’s clear the American public doesn’t support it AND courts all over the country […]

Focus on your own family

I just finished watching the 2010 documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition (link is to the full movie online).  I’ve known about the film since it’s preview days, and I was happy to see that it’s now available to view online (though I don’t know how long that link will be active, so get to watching […]

history in the making

Today U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled AGAINST Proposition 8 in California, clearing the way for the case to make its way to the Supreme Court. I’m just DYING to read his entire ruling, but I’m just so swamped right now between teaching/marking/meeting with students, gardening, planning the Freethinker Family Camp next weekend, applying (and […]