Category Archives: Marriage

#LoveWins Dignity

I’ve tweeted a lot about the Supreme Court decision striking down all bans on gay marriage, and I’m sure you guys all know what I think of it. I also want to say, as a sidebar to what this post … Continue reading

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Judicial “Activism”

activism. “the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a meansof achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations,protests, etc.” —dictionary.com “Judicial activism” has become a common phrase used to describe the handing down of progressive decisions from courts. It’s specifically coming back into play, even from the progressive side, with the gay marriage arguments being heard by … Continue reading

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Food Stamps and Gay Marriage

Recently I watched the extremely entertaining and rage-inducing Daily Show response to the Fox News response to the Daily Show piece on Fox News’s obsession with people who are enjoying life on food stamps a little too much. Go watch … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich resigned yesterday as CEO of Mozilla, mostly due to a $1,000 donation he made to support Prop 8 (that’s the anti-gay marriage prop from 2008, for those of you new to the blog). On Tuesday I’d written a … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage In New Jersey

The New Jersey Supreme Court, which had previously ruled that same-sex couples must be granted the same rights as heterosexual married couples, ruled in September that civil unions no longer satisfy that ruling, and that New Jersey must allow couples … Continue reading

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Now It’s Over

Today the California Supreme Court denied the last petition attempting to keep Prop 8 alive. So the thing is officially dead now. Raise a glass, folks.

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On Complacency and Hollywood Endings

This is about today’s landmark SCOTUS rulings, really. Give me a moment here. Most of my chat has been on Twitter this morning and I’m still thinking in 140-character chunks. Okay. So about…yeesh, just under fifteen years ago now, in … Continue reading

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Minnesota and Another Sea Change

Minnesota’s legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage (technically repealing a law that had forbidden it) yesterday, which the governor was expected to sign today. This is, of course, awesome news, and I am delighted for all my friends and … Continue reading

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What Do Hockey And France Have In Common?

They both support gay rights. France is poised to legalize same-sex marriage, adding to the list of countries ahead of the USA. And the NHL is leading the USA’s professional sports in putting together a network of support in anticipation … Continue reading

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Prop 8 and DOMA Arguments In 10 Minutes

… courtesy of Courtney Milan, romance author and lawyer and, it turns out, pretty funny lady. She puts the oral arguments on the Prop 8 case and the DOMA case into normal-person-speak for our reading pleasure. Will gay marriage cause … Continue reading

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