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|Tuesday, September 1st, 2009|
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
a little gay history and perspective
June 25, 2009: Jim FourattJim Fouratt discusses the significance of the Stonewall riots for the gay rights movement and his frustration with Barack Obama. Current Mood: nostalgic
|Monday, June 8th, 2009|
Today I got an email saying that a rehearing petition was filed for Strauss v. Horton
(scroll down to the bottom of the linked page), which I gather is the prop 8 case. (I signed up for notification about the case a while ago.)
I haven't read anything about this - does anyone know more about it? I thought they'd pretty much exhausted all judicial venues for overturning prop 8 at this point.
|Monday, May 25th, 2009|
|Friday, May 22nd, 2009|
|Thursday, May 7th, 2009|
Blogging for same sex marriage
I started a project here
of blogging about/for same sex marriage, with the idea that I will continue to post once a day
until the Prop 8 case is decided.
It occurred to me that I should tell you about it.
(feel free to share, link, or quote with attribution)
|Friday, April 3rd, 2009|
|Friday, March 6th, 2009|
Who wants to put the petition together to declare that only marriages between non-dog owners will be recognized by the state of California. Or is there a better reducio ad absurdum argument (that doesn't get into federal jurisdiction) out there?
Yes, the temptation is to propose that marriages between Mormons be illegal, but religious belief is already protected in any number of ways. The trick is to find something that's not protected.
The only drawback I see to this argument is that it trivializes being gay, or at the very least bringing it down to a lifestyle choice, so maybe it's not a good idea. It is just a passing thought, after all. Perhaps this can be done at the same time as the Repeal 8 campaign that's going around - someone *is* formally working on that, right? Current Mood: contemplative
evil ninja skills for a better tomorrow
10:32 AM 3/5/09 ·
Hopefully, things will go well in the courts and Prop 8 will either be overturned of viewed as never having any legal basis. However, we can not nexessarily depend on that and thus should consider other means to reverse this travesty.
Ninja have such a bad rep but they are awfully handy...
...and, if you didn't already know, ninja are like sheep. Both singular and plural.
We have the ninja infiltrate every location where the actual documents for Proposition 8 are located. They remove any and all paperwork relating to it and then slip out. Not just to secure it but also to destroy it all at a more ideal location.
We also employ cyber·ninja. What? Ninja can't have hackers?? They access all documentation stored online or on any network they can access that is in anyway connected to an online source. A few thorough deletions or kill switches that make harddrives melt and that's another bit of proof it existed gone.
Sure, people will remember but that hardly matters. Tom Cruise used a quote in a movie that went along the lines of "It doesn't matter what I know. It only matters what I can prove."
Had a lot of fun using that to promote an interesting line of thought in a number of religious communities a couple weeks back.
So, people can know Prop 8 passed and went into effect...but without any actual proof it can't hold up in court.
Ninja rule! Current Mood: determined
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
Prop 8 opening arguments today!
This is it - the State Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the validity of Prop 8 today! I think the prosecution is going about this very intelligently; instead of arguing whether same-sex marriage should be allowed (a contentious point, as we all know), they will be arguing that a fundamental right cannot be taken away from a segment of the public by a simple majority vote. That keeps it strictly to legal interpretations and leaves out the moral arguments that the 'Yes on 8' crowd love to try to bring into it.
You can try to watch the proceedings live at http://www.calchannel.com/
, but traffic to the site is VERY heavy right now. You may be better off waiting until it's over and watching the archived footage. You can also watch at http://www.sacbee.com/live/
, but you need to register with their site (which is free).
Time to fight! As a spokesman at San Jose's candlelight vigil said last night, "Let's make Ken Starr cry!" Current Mood: hopeful
|Sunday, February 22nd, 2009|
Father Geoff Farrow: Why We Fight
"On Tuesday, February 16th, I had the distinct privilege of addressing thousands of volunteers who had gathered at our State’s capitol for Lobby Day. They were there to meet with members of our state’s legislature and ask them to vote YES on HR5 and SR7. ...
Last Tuesday, while volunteering at Equality California's "Lobby Day", I had the great privilege of hearing Fr. Geoff Farrow speak. Father Farrow presented the single clearest speech I have yet heard on the ramifications of marriage discrimination yet.
Fr. Farrow is also the subject of a blackballing entirely ignored by the mainstream press, the Roman Catholic Church's Archdiocese of Los Angeles effectively prevented him from being able to take a position at an interfaith charitable non-profit after the Archdiocese made threats against that that non-profit if it hired Farrow as their Executive Director." (more on this here: http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=63e2a05f-01a4-4613-b57e-09e5392dfa14
|Thursday, February 19th, 2009|
|Wednesday, February 18th, 2009|
March to Repeal Prop 8
Please Forward WidelySan Francisco to SacramentoMarch for LGBT Rights
March to Repeal Prop 8
We are gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, and intersex. Some of us are gender non-conformers, or HIV-positive.
We are people of many faiths, or no faith at all.
We are a Beloved Community, and we are fighting for all of the Uses.
On a 5-day bridge-building walk from San Francisco to Sacramento we call for the repeal of Prop 8.
On the way we'll meet with local communities to share our stories and to hear about their struggles for social and economic justice.
For more information, including the route, to download flyers and posters, and to find out how to help, visit www.onestruggleonefight.com
The next march planning meeting is Wednesday, February 18th, 7-9 pm, First Unitarian Church in San Francisco (1187 Franklin St. @ Geary). The meeting after that is Tuesday, February 24, same place, same time. Our weekly meetings rotate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Ladycrim Goes to Lobby Day
Ever since the bridge protest
last October, I’ve become fairly active in the campaign to defeat – and now to repeal – Proposition 8. So when I found out about a Lobby Day happening in Sacramento on February 17, I decided to attend.( Very Long Description of the Day WithinCollapse )
Overall, I think it was a great day. I’m proud of my participation, and if there’s another lobby day that I can get off work for, I’ll be there again.
|Tuesday, February 17th, 2009|
|Wednesday, February 11th, 2009|
Rally and Lobby Day
Is anyone else here going to the Anti-Prop 8 rally
or Lobby Day
next week? I'm attending both, but my boyfriend and friends can't go, so it'd be nice to have some LJ folks to meet up with. Current Mood: curious
|Monday, February 9th, 2009|
Equality California's Turn
From Equality California:
The day after Prop 8 passed, Equality California—on behalf of our members—challenged Prop 8 in the California Supreme Court. On March 5, our case will be heard.
And by being a member of EQCA—the only organizational plaintiff in the case—you are a part of this moment in history.
We know that being out as an LGBT person, or as an advocate for equality, is essential to our fight.
That is why we are asking you to come out in a big way—by adding your name to a scroll of supporters on the homepage of eqca.org.
Take a minute to add your name to publicly show your support for the freedom to marry and for protecting minorities from having their equality put up for a popular vote.
The brilliant attorneys at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, ACLU, Munger Tolles and Olson, LLP and the Law Office of David C. Codell have worked tirelessly so we all live in a state where equality can’t be voted away. Now each of us must do our part.
While our opponents try to hide who their supporters are, we can show the world that we are everywhere and are proud to be on the side of equality. Add your name now.
And what about the people you care about and who care about you?
Forward this email to everyone one your list and ask them to become part of this historic moment by joining you. And follow up with at least three personally—tell them why it matters to you that they add their names to the list. And explain that the case is about more than marriage—as important as that is—but is about keeping other minorities from having their rights voted on.
By showing our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends that we are proud to be out in support of the freedom to marry and for the rights of other groups who will be at risk if Prop 8 is allowed to stand—and asking them to join us—we will build a true state of equality here in California.
P.S. This is the third of five actions to overturn Prop 8 before EQCA’s Lobby Day to Overturn 8 next week. Keep looking for more actions until the big day, February 17!
Don't know if these petitions do any good but I don't see how they hurt.