On the increasing desperation of antigay people.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday August 16, 2010 3:53 pm|
Here’s the text of the order from the Ninth Circuit, vacating the previous schedule and asking parties to address the issue of standing. No marriages this week, it appears….
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday August 16, 2010 3:18 pm|
The proponents of Proposition 8 — the folks who got the civil right to marry stripped from gay and lesbian couples at the 2008 ballot box — are now petitioning Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown to defend Prop 8 in court. According to reports from the offices of the two highest law enforcement officials in California, calls to their offices are running strongly in favor of H8. Can you please call Arnold as well as Jerry Brown and ask them to continue to stand up for equality?
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday August 13, 2010 10:23 am|
The hard-core homophobes in the House GOP caucus have revealed themselves, and they are a sorry lot indeed. These are the people American history books will cast into the dustbin: bigots, haters, the sorry folks who see civil rights as a zero-sum game. If you get your civil rights, I lose mine.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday August 12, 2010 5:48 pm|
Congressman Henry Waxman endorsed federal Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to overturn California’s Proposition 8 and told NBCLA he hopes the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court uphold Walker’s decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday August 12, 2010 12:41 pm|
Here’s the actual text from Vaughn Walker’s court.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday August 12, 2010 11:01 am|
Awaiting Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision today about a stay on his Perry ruling, lesbian and gay couples are lined up at San Francisco’s City Hall to take advantage of what might prove to be a narrow window again for legal same-sex nuptials in California.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday August 9, 2010 11:18 am|
The right-wing is in overdrive attacking Judge Vaughn Walker’s bias, since they say he is ‘openly gay.’ Of course, Walker isn’t openly gay by any stretch of the imagination. But Michaelangelo Signorile perpetuates a dangerous stereotype, difficult to shed for men of my generation and Vaughn Walker’s, by calling these lies ‘smears’ in his otherwise excellent HuffPost article today. It’s not a smear to call someone openly gay, since there’s nothing wrong with being gay in the first place.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 7, 2010 3:26 pm|
Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, the soon-to-be-retired Archbishop of Los Angeles, is of the opinion that Judge Vaughn Walker was wrong in his ruling on Prop 8, because he failed to make his decision based upon religious beliefs that bless only male-female relationships.
Mahony ends up proving Walker’s point, that the only basis for the kind of discrimination that Prop 8 sought to enshrine in law grows out of certain religious and moral positions.
Cardinal, you may be free to discriminate against gays and lesbians within the Catholic church as a matter of faith, but the state of California is not free to do the same as a matter of law.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:41 pm|
Rachel Maddow very skillfully wove together the story of George Rekers, the rent-boy luggage handler, David Blankenhorn, and the Prop 8 ruling today. This one’s really worth a watch, when you see exactly how flawed the “scholarship” presented by Defendant-Intervenors was.
It’s as if today was the day Judge Vaughn Walker finally got to say to these idiots, “You made me sit through all this bullshit, that had nothing to do with the case, while I had to be polite because it’s my job. Well, here’s what I think of your case.”