1 November 2014

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"Concerned Women," You're Doing It Wrong

“Concerned Women,” You’re Doing It Wrong

A little light reading for this Saturday morning.  And when I say light, I mean an idea that doesn’t take a lot of attention to wrap your mind around.  It’s not even something I’m worked up about.  It’s so ballsy and false, and the people running it so toothless, that I invite you all to...
No One is Alone

No One is Alone

“Someone is on your side, someone else is not.” I had myself a big gay day back in November 2008 when I drove to a No on Prop 8 campaign while sobbing to Stephen Sondheim’s “No One is Alone.”  The song, to the uninitiated, is from the musical Into the Woods, and it’s about reconciling...
SOTU STFU

SOTU STFU

  D.C. State of the Union time!  It’s like Presidential New Year’s Resolutions.  A lot of news people have blathered that Obama isn’t going to get done practically any of the things he says he’ll get done.  Exactly!  Just like a New Year’s resolution.  But every President does this, promise a whole batch of stuff,...
My One Piece of Celebrity Gossip a Year

My One Piece of Celebrity Gossip a Year

It doesn’t get more personal than marriage.  A personal decision that has serious life reverberations should have a master chef’s balance of seriousness and frivolity.  It’s a marriage, not a land deal (anymore).  A marriage is a song that’s somewhere between the extremes of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” and Harry Belafonte’s “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”....
Gay in Washington: Day 2, Votes Secured

Gay in Washington: Day 2, Votes Secured

  If the wind doesn’t change in the next month, Washington State will join Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, New York and Washington D.C. to become the seventh state that holds gay marriage laws.  The House has the votes to approve it, the Governor will sign it, and the Senate yesterday found their 25th...
Gay in Washington: Day 1, A Matter of Cleric Pride

Gay in Washington: Day 1, A Matter of Cleric Pride

  At 10:00 am Pacific time, the Washington Marriage Equality bill will go before the Senate Committee, followed by its encore appearance at 3:00 pm for the cheap seats in the back (aka the House Committee).  Then, we’re off to the races.  The Seattle Times believes that the one-two-three of this bill’s passage will be fairly...
Gay in Washington: 24 Down, 1 to Go

Gay in Washington: 24 Down, 1 to Go

  Washington State is now poised to become the 7th state to have the benefits of Marriage Equality (8, if you count Equality-riddled D.C.).  Governor Gregoire has pushed for the bill, set to be introduced in front of the state congress this Monday.  The house will very easily pass this.  The senate is the last...
Vote 2012: End of the Week

Vote 2012: End of the Week

  Throughout 2011, 2012 promised to be a big, volatile year for Marriage Equality, and, less than two weeks in, it hasn’t disappointed.  With state legislative sessions beginning all over the country, jump starts on social bills like these are causing a stir.  Here are up to the minute updates on all your favorite (or...
Vote 2012: Gay in Washington

Vote 2012: Gay in Washington

  In addition to New Jersey, the next state at the forefront of marriage equality is Washington State.  Governor Christine Gregoire said this month that “It’s time, it is the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it.” “Not so fast,” said everyone. Even though the potential bill has overwhelming...
Vote 2012: Gay in New Jersey (addendum)

Vote 2012: Gay in New Jersey (addendum)

  With New Jersey fast-tracking its gay marriage bill, other states are not far behind (Washington State is prepping one as we speak– a full run-down of that tomorrow).  NOM, the National Organization for Marriage, is the leading money-making machine out to kill all these gay marriage bills, outside of the Catholic and Mormon Churches....
Vote 2012: Gay in New Jersey

Vote 2012: Gay in New Jersey

  Last Summer, when New York voted in Marriage Equality in a landslide win, New Jersey had nothing to do but look over the Hudson River, mope and watch Bridesmaids again.  Determined to land their legal man this summer, New Jersey is taking a two pronged approach: swift Democratic leadership in the senate and assembly, and...
Gay News Roundup: 2/23/11

Gay News Roundup: 2/23/11

MARRIAGE IN THE UNITED STATES As I write this, courts and senate chambers in almost every state shake with marriage debate. In California… Prop 8 Repeal attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies have asked the 9th Circuit court to lift its stay on Judge Walker’s ruling, pending the resolve of the case. Basically, Judge Walker’s...